USB stands for Universal Serial Bus and is a general and universal interface standard for connecting computers and electronic devices.

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What is the USB 3.0 Type-B SuperSpeed socket on my display for?

I just bought a new LG 34UC98-W screen which comes with a USB 3.0 Type-B SuperSpeed socket on the back along with two Type-A sockets. The type A sockets are for connecting USB devices to a computer ...
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Kali Linux USB Bootable UEFI Failure to find Flash Drive

Thanks for taking the time to view my question, I have been searching for hours (no joke) to have no avail. I got on my computer and decided to make Kali Linux bootable since Virtual Box had tooo much ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu with live USB

and sorry for bothering you, I have just bought an MSI PE60. I have installed Windows 10 in Legacy boot mode, so I have to install Ubuntu in Legacy mode, too. I want to install Ubuntu with the Live ...
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Keyboards plugged to one computer have different failing rows of keys, but work perfectly fine on any other computer

I have a PS2 and an USB keyboard. Recently, a column of keys on my PS2 keyboard failed, so I swapped it for an USB keyboard, but that one turned out to have another different failing column of keys. ...
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Can't boot system from USB bootable drive

Is there any way to check from the command prompt the boot order, because when I start my computer up, I have no idea what key I have to press, I tried f10, f12, f8, and pressing like most of the f ...
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USB Mouse and Keyboard functions in BIOS, but not in Windows 7

Relevant specs: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit ASUS M4N78 Pro Chipset: nVidia GeForce 8300 CPU: AMD Phenom II 945 Mem: 8GB DDR2 800 Details: Replaced MB, CPU, RAM. Booting into BIOS, USB keyboard and ...
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External USB devices are not recognized by WinPE

I am attempting to push a .wim image through the latest version of WinPE and although WinPE boots up, no USB devices are recognized at all, including the one that WinPE booted from. I tried changing ...
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Win10 sound devices pop up on startup and device change

My windows 10 x64 pro installation has a rather annoying behavior on every startup or audio device change like connecting a HDMI cable with sound capability or connecting a usb sound card. It always ...
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If I Install Windows from from USB, will Ubuntu be removed from my harddrive completely?

I need Ubuntu gone from my harddrive, is it possible that if I install Windows from USB that Ubuntu will be gone and Windows will just overwrite and replace it?
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Durability: regular 3.5 Sata HDD vs external USB 3.0 HDD

I was using, Asus Router (RT-AC68R) which supports USB 3.0 external hard drives and can use them as network attached drive. In other hand, I have QNAP NAS (TS-212P) which does the same functionality ...
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How to create a basic yet useful USB toolbox with a selection screen?

I'm an EasyTech at Staples, and I had an idea on how to make my job easier and make me work more efficiently on computers. My idea is to create a USB toolbox. Similar to what the company provides us. ...
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is it possible to RUN mac OS X (preferably 10.11 el capitan) ON a usb drive?

I would like to know if it is possible to run OSX (preferably El Capitan) on a USB drive. I am not talking about an installation USB drive to install OSX on my computer, I am talking about installing ...
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Is it possible to override Intel 4000 2-display limit?

Intel's drivers don't allow using more than two displays (laptop +1 external, or 2 external and no laptop display), though we have some docks that use DisplayLink software that overrides this and ...
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How to check if SD/USB card become corrupted?

I have some raspberryPi2 model-B boards, using USB drives as their root filesystem. As it turned out, the USB chips I had chosen are prone to build up tremendous heat, and after 6-8 months, they ...
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Windows 10 - Assigning already used drive letters to new drives

As mentioned in the title, I stepped into an issue on Windows 10, where system is assigning already used drive letters to new usb and sd card drives, which makes the previous drive inaccessible. I ...
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TEAC HDR2500T PVR sync problems, using 1TB USB 2.0 Toshiba, is SSD faster?

All SSDs USB HDs these days get connected to USB 3.0 and are a waste to connect to USB 2.0. But I am asking if I need to buy a SSD for the TEAC with its USB 2.0 port as the Toshiba USB 2.0 HD possibly ...
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How are treated disallowed windows® characters on a fat32 formated usb stick?

I don’t own a mac so I can’t tell about things like?or:in filenames… I’m especially interested in the Dos/Windows® path separator :\. I know in Linux it is a legal character which can be used inside ...
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live boot usb wont boot with grub 2.0 installed on my kali linux sana 2.0

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 running kali linux 2.0 and ive had some issues with it that ive had to fix and ive decided that i want to try and run another linux distro such as arch or back box but when ...
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is it safe to power off SATA HDD?

I have an internal SATA Harddrive connected to USB through simple SATA to USB cable: ...
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How to avoid interference between USB3 and WiFi

This is somewhat a follow up question to my previous question that turned out to be related to this issue. It seems that for some devices (e.g., the Microsoft Surface Pro 4), connecting a USB3 device ...
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Is there such a thing as a “Live-USB rot”?

I commonly utilize live USBs for either diagnosing issues or to just use an untrusted machine. My live USB setup is generally dd it to a USB drive, so it looks like this: root@localhost:~# lsblk ...
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Mouse freezes briefly after being recognised

I am using an ATEN US224 USB switch to control my Windows and Linux PCs at work, in an attempt to reduce keyboard/mouse clutter on my desk. For security reasons the two PCs operate on separate ...
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Is PCI / PCI-e via USB possible?

Is there a way to interface with PCI/PCI-e hardware, externally; via USB? I want to attach a PCI-e device to my laptop/notebook. FireWire, Thunderbolt, or similar would be equally suitable.
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Routing PC line-in and line-out to USB headphones

I would like to use a single pair of (wireless) headphones at work. Right now I have three(music, Skype, and Cisco). A good pair of USB gaming headphones can solve the first two. What I can't figure ...
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USB flash drives doesn't show up but ports are working

My USB flash drives do not show up when I connect it to my USB ports. The USB ports are working fine because I can connect other USB devices such as mice, printers etc and they are working fine. The ...
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Serial over USB 2.0. Is it really faster than standard serial? [closed]

A member of our scientific collaboration designed a data acquisition box with with 4 channels @ 1 kHz that synchronizes time with GPS. He uses USB 2.0 to have the box communicate with a computer, and ...
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USB file type suddently changed to RAW

So, I have formatted my USB and it worked for 30 minutes or so. Then its file type became RAW. I have tried to use GSmartControl to see the S.M.A.R.T data. It said that it cannot retrieve it. I also ...
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Can I somehow speed up Windows's USB Plug n play function (on a USB Hub/switch)?

I'm using a KVM-switch like setup to share my keyboard and mouse between a Windows machine and a Linux machine. I have a Logitech Mouse and Corsair (K95-RGB) Keyboard (ironically both devices made ...
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Trying to capture from 2 USB cameras with Gstreamer fails, but it works fine with VLC

Please excuse my clunky English. I need to capture video from 2 USB cameras at the same time, for a later use (computer vision related). I tried with the Gstreamer command line tool gst-launch like ...
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IO blocking on USB 3 installed OS?

I'm working with an HP Stream 13 that has a set storage size of 32GB. I purchased a fast 128GB Samsung USB 3 low profile drive to eliminate the storage issue. Upon installing various Linux distros ...
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Windows 8 doesn't recognize USB on startup

When using windows 8, I keep my USB plugged in. When my computer first turns on, it doesn't recognize that anything is plugged into this USB 3.0 port - however my mouse and keyboards which are plugged ...
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When attempting to format USB drive, capacity shows as 3.69MB of 8GB stick

I am attempting to format a USB stick in Windows 10 using the standard format command (right click on drive => select 'format'). However, the format dialogue shows 3.69MB as the maximum capacity. Does ...
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Recovering data from dead Sandisk Ultrafit

So- that "always back up everything lesson"? I thought I learned it years ago, turns out I didnt. I was storing my compsci midterm project (which is due tomorrow) on a thumdrive to take it to and ...
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USB Drive Only Detected If Connected At Boot

I'm running Elementary OS, a Linux distro based on Ubuntu. My computer would only detect a USB device (including USB flash drives, portable hard drives, graphic tablets, etc.) if it is connected ...
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Does usb 2.0 port differs from usb 3.0 port on pc case [duplicate]

My main board has only usb 3.0 ports. If I connect those ports to USB 2.0 ports on pc case will they work as USB 3.0 port (with full speed) or will they work as USB 2.0 ports (with lower bandwith). In ...
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Can't boot from USB Stick on USB hub anymore

So a while ago I've created a bootable USB stick with Kali Linux (with encrypted persistence) on it. Since I wanted to use it with a mouse on my Surface Book 3 I have bought a USB hub (Kali Linux has ...
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Serial connection over `usbip` freezes client on connection close

I have a setup here where I share a (WIFI) connection from an Ubuntu Computer (Kernel version: 3.19) via NetworkManager to a BananaPi. An Arduino is attached to the BananaPi (Kernel version: 3.4). The ...
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How to Make MicroUSB head last longer?

The MicroUSB head breaks easily when you are for instance charging your phone in your pocket. I lose on average one USB micro cable per month. In the end, the cable is unstable to connect and does ...
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USB to Aux with headphones

I recently bought this USB to Aux connector, hoping it could be used with my headphones (the aux port on computer is broken): Link However, Windows will not recognize it, and I cannot find anything ...
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usb sound card not loading arch linux

I have the following /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf: alias char-major-116 snd alias snd-card-2 snd-usb-audio alias snd-card-1 snd-hda-intel alias snd-card-0 snd hda-intel options snd cards_limit=3 ...
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You do not have permission to access this device : Samsung Galaxy Mega USB connection with Windows 7 laptop

I have connected my Samsung Galaxy Mega phone to Windows 7 laptop. I could see my phone icon in 'My computer' window. When I click on the phone icon, it displays "You do not have permission to access ...
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Pendrive shows up, but no data is accessible

I have lots of private data on my ADATA S107/32GB USB 3.0 pendrive, that recently stopped working. On linux, the pendrive does not show up in file manager, as well as programs like gparted or ...
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Install a Windows on Dell laptop

I've bought a Dell laptop with some branded crap preinstalled in its Windows 10 OEM. It's Inspiron 7559 and I wanted to get a real Windows 10 Pro system, since Arch (the system I hoped to use on daily ...
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Generic USB Hub propagates Vendor/Product ID of 0000 to Win XP?

I am trying to use a Apacer portable USB HDD, which is USB 3.0, with Windows XP, and have some trouble on this machine. First, when I connect the USB HDD directly to XP, it gets recognized as a ...
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If I open a document from a USB flash drive but do not save it to the computer,how can i access the file’s contents after I remove the drive?

If I open a document from a USB flash drive but do not save it to the computer, how can i access the file’s contents after I remove the drive?
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Linux USB Mass Storage Emulation

My purpose is to emulate an USB device locally in a Linux environment. I mean that I want to “mount” a local backing storage file (made with dd) as an USB device inside the root user workspace. ...
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Is there a way to create 1 usb stick which can install multiple versions of windows and linux? [duplicate]

Well the question is clear. The reason behind it is, that I think it would be handyt to have 1 64 GB USB stick on my keychain to repair or reinstall computers with. I was thinking of some kind of on ...
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certain sound stops untill i replug usb headphones

i have steelseries siberia v2 illuminated usb headphones and recently i noticed sound stopping until i replug, and sometimes its only specific sound eg: when i'm playing league of legends and on a ...
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USB HUB reboots when external power is applied - normal or abnormal?

Equipment: I have a StartTech.com 7-port USB 3.0 HUB plugged into a PC. There are seven devices plugged into the hub, and I'm running the 12VDC external power to the HUB as well. The HUB is plugged ...
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Hard Disk failure, cant boot from my USB backup

I noticed a few weeks ago that my HD was making worrying noises so, expecting imminent failure, I bought a USB HD and used the windows 10 feature to do a system backup. Sure enough, the HD did fail, ...