USB is a universal, general interface standard for connecting computers and electronic devices.

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Schedule a task to run upon connection to usb port

I would like to trigger an event when any device is plugged into a usb port. I can't find anything relevant in event viewer. I am running Windows 8, but would like it to be compatible with Windows ...
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Samsung tablet & an USB RFID reader (powered through USB). Can I use an “USB Y cable”?

Can I use an USB Y cable to charge the tablet and to connect tablet to the RFID reader at the other end?Currently works fine when both are connected directly but solution is not sustainable, the ...
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What cable do a need to connect a SATA SSD to a computer with eSATA and USB plugs?

I have a laptop (Dell Precision M 6700) with an eSATA plug and some free USB ports. What type of cable do I need to plug the SATA SSD to the eSATA and power it? Is there a cable with eSATA on a side ...
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Mac OS X USB to Serial doesn't work

I'm developing a hardware which has USB to Serial (RS232) connectivity. Everything is fine when connecting the USB to Serial from Windows. But whenever I'm at Mac OS, the cable doesn't work. It does ...
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How to Enable Administrative Shares on USB drive

you can make an administrative share on a pendrive (F$) because I can not activate the normal sharing on the same pendrive? Thanks
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Different ways to install Windows 7

Is there any way to install Win7 without CD or USB? I don't want to burn iso file to CD. Can I use programs like power Iso?
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Replacing a broken front-panel USB 3.0 socket - if only I could find this connector

I broke the front-panel USB 3.0 sockets on my HP Pavillion computer pretty much immediately. I had an old USB 2.0 flash stick that I tried to insert by feel, and ended up breaking the blue plastic ...
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USB printer seemingly incompletely installed on WIndows 7

Running Windows 7 Home Premium, I plugged my HP DeskJet 812C printer into my HP desktop computer using an A–B cable, and Windows gave me the following error: I then (nonetheless) tried ...
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Boot OS X from USB enclosure on Asus laptop?

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro 15". Like many others that I have seen on the internet has developed a problem that causes it to crash constantly, on reboot I get horizontal reddish lines across my screen. ...
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Bios stopped boot from usb

my pc is an ASUS RoG g750jx with dual boot : Debian Jessie and windows 8.1 , until yesterday everything was fine. Yesterday booting my pc it didn't display GRUB and directly booted to Windows,i ...
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Windows 7 startup hangs if any usb attached or removed at the process

My friend has HP Probook 470 and he complained that sometimes it hangs during boot. I've got HP probook 450, after spending bunch of time I've found out that if you will attach or detach USB device ...
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How to separate Onboard soundcard sound from USB Headphones

I would like to use my onboard soundcard (Realtek) to play music out of for my wife on the speakers, While I use my USB headphones to listen to and play a video game. I know it's possible as I've done ...
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Installing USB Printer - Error 10, no virtual port

Trying to install USB printer (Brother MFC7460DN) on Windows 8.1. Printer works fine on another machine. All USB ports on Win8 machine work fine with other devices. I tried Win8 installation software ...
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External SSD drive(s) in USB enclosures are not being recognized by Mac OS X

I have two external SSD drives that Disk Utility Mac OS X on my 2014 MacBook Pro doesn’t see at all. The laptop basically gives zero indication that something has been plugged in. I’m connecting the ...
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Unable to mount X,X GB Volume

This issue occurs on x64 ubuntu 14. The volume is standard usb pendrive and an error look like this: Regards
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Issues trying to image ISO to USB file with sudo dd command

I’m trying to image the Kali ISO to a USB and I’ve followed these instructions: Plug in your USB device to your Apple computer’s USB port. Verify the device path of your USB storage with diskutil ...
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Windows 8 laptop making repetitive “USB disconnect sound” and mouse/keyboard won't work

I have a tablet PC with a wireless mouse that I keep plugged into the USB port. The mouse and keyboard are only working intermittently and it keeps making the "USB Disconnect" ding-duh-ding sound. If ...
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Nexus 5 not showing up as USB device since factory image flash failure

I already had the 2nd Android 5 developer image installed on my Nexus 5 when I tried flashing the official Lollipop image. Though flashing worked several times wihout any problems that time I ran ...
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How to find a folder listed in my grub menu.lst

A friend gave me a USB stick that he had setup with a lot of useful utilities (like Hiren's Boot CD, an Ubuntu distro, a lot of hardware testing tools, etc). I want to update the version of Hiren's ...
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USB to HDMI converter [closed]

I am in need of an USB to HDMI converter. My pc does not have a HDMI socket and I still want to connect it to my smartTV to copy my desktop on the TV. I kept searching for these kind of devices but ...
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Rufus nor any other software can fix my 16GB usb drive after using RUFUS

I wanted to make a bootable USB drive using rufus. I opened the program went with all the default options and I clicked start BUT what I forgot to do is to select an iso because I thought it would ...
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Automatically boot from usb disk win7

I am trying to automatically boot my win7 OS from an USB drive. The actual booting progress is working fine, my only problem is that every time I am plugging in my external hard drive and ...
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Converting Laptop HDD to USB HDD and Booting Already Working Windows OS from USB HDD

I recently upgraded my HDD to an SSD. I would prefer for my work to have Linux on my SSD. However, I need to be able to boot windows as well. I already had a windows Installation on my HDD which I ...
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How to create a bootable usb stick for ubuntu on RHEL 6

NOTE: this question was asked in askubuntu, and I was suggested to ask here. I want to create a bootable usb stick for installing ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop. Currently I have access to an RHEL 6 ...
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I'm unable to boot my Windows 10 installer USB in UEFI mode?

I'm having this problem with my Toshiba L875-S7308 where I cannot boot my USB while in UEFI mode. I have formatted the USB (tried MBR and GPT - same result), and restored the ISO using the Windows 7 ...
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Copy ubuntu from one PC to another

I have a very weird scenerio here, I have installed some softwares on my Ubuntu machine, Now I want to move everything (including windows)to another Machine B, notice Machine has no access to Internet ...
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Program to format external drive to FAT16 in Windows 8.1 [closed]

As the title says, I need a program to format my USB as FAT16. The default windows format option has only FAT, FAT32 and NTFS options. I'm using Windows 8.1 Thanks in advance.
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How can you check the number of audio channels available in a USB DAC?

I'm writing a music application for Ubuntu that needs to know how many channels are available on the system. I have a USB DAC with 10 channels and another with 2. How can I read the number of channels ...
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Booting to USB drive loads my “broken” Windows 7?

Today my Win7 computer stopped booting. Yesterday it was fine. I determined that the master boot record was corrupt so I created a Win7 bootable USB drive and ran the startup repair utility and ...
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Windows USB Tool and Unetbootin never detects external hard drive

I like to try out different Linux distro's and I don't like partitioning my main drive. I have plenty of actual hard drives that I can use for that (I like one OS per drive). Anyway, I'm trying to ...
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using Virtual box VDI as usb stick

I have ubuntu installed on a virtual box , I installed a software named XYZ on it, Now I want to make this VDI file burn on a USB so I can install it on any PC, is this possible? my main goal is that ...
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Windows deleted a folder without asking or confirmation

I have an USB drive, that I use for copying files from my Windows 7-based computer to my Linux-based home theather system. Media Player creates .Theater folder in disk's root folder, every time disk ...
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Sync iTunes on Hyper-V VM with iPhone plugged into client’s USB port over RDC [duplicate]

I’m wondering if it is possible to sync iTunes on a Hyper-V Virtual Machine with an iPhone plugged into the client’s USB port over Remote Desktop Connection. Below is my config and what I have tried. ...
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Access USB device from virtual machine (Windows 7 pro) while having host Linux (Debian 7)

I am a bit at loss to find where the problem could be. I have a computer running Debian Wheezy. I want to run a microcontroller debugger from within a virtual machine (VMPlayer 6.03). I am using a USB ...
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USB port transfers power but not data

So one of USB ports on my laptop just stopped working for whatever reason. I used it for USB mouse, turned on the laptop today and it's not working. The red light under the mouse is on when the usb is ...
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On ASUS motherboard, some USB ports are not working

Of the 6 back USB ports (4 USB 3.0 in blue, and 2 USB 2.0 in black), 2 of the 3.0 ports are not functional. (The 2 other 3.0 ports are working after installing the ASMedia USB3.0 drivers) Plugging ...
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Windows: 2 independent audio devices for stereo?

In our company we have several small USB speaker/mic combinations (jabra speak) for skype conferences. Is there a way I can just plug in 2 of these in 2 usb slots and then tell Windows (or iTunes) to ...
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Are usb printer cables restricted by the same lengths as all other usb cables? [duplicate]

I want to place a 3D printer far away from a PC in a well ventilated location. The printer needs a PC connected for operating...but fumes are problem. Moving it after setup just to print isn't an ...
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What defines maximum numbers of USBs connected?

By default maximum possible USB devices connected is 128. Different motherboards support different numbers. Most of them do not go that high. But how is that number defined? I mean for example x86 ...
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Create a bootable USB installer from a external hard disk partition

I have a 1TB external disk. I want to have a usb installer for both windows and ubuntu. But I do not have any USB. So I partitioned the external drive with 8GB, 8GB and the rest for data. The 8GB ...
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USB mice won't work on my notebook [duplicate]

Windows 8.1 If I plug a USB mouse, it doesn't work. Cursor isn't moving, buttons aren't reacting. Details: Mouse glows as if it's working Mouse works on the another computer Tried another mouse, ...
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Mac OS X USB port recognized as 1.1 instead of 2.0

I have a Mac OS X v 10.5.8 and I use the USB device Terratec Cinergy Hybrid T XS to watch TV on it. This has worked fine until recently, but now it seems that the USB ports of my Mac are recognized ...
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Can I connect two computers on an ADSL modem which has one USB port and one Ethernet port?

I have an ADSL2 modem + router. It has one USB connector and one Ethernet port. It is not a wireless router-modem. Can I use both of my computers on each one to access the internet? Here are the ...
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Windows 7 OEM not installing

I was having issues installing Windows 7 64bit Home Premium OEM (see my other question). To make absolutely sure it didn't have anything to do with my CD/DVD drive, I made a bootable USB from my CD ...
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Locking Arch Linux with keyfile on USB

I'm currently preparing to install reinstall Arch Linux on my HDD and was going to encrypt the whole disk and then I saw this https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Dm-crypt/Device_encryption#Keyfiles ...
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Will a 10 slot USB3 hub provide full bandwidth for 10 USB2 flash drives, and if not, where is the bottleneck?

I am wondering if a USB3 hub connected to a USB3 motherboard could sustain 10 USB2 flash drives being used simultaneously to transfer data at full bandwidth. Theoretically USB 2 speed is 60 MB/sec ...
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usb keyboard needs unplug/plug every BIOS boot to skip keyboard error or no keyboard present What cause this?

Every BIOS boot ,I get keyboard error or no keyboard present on BIOS.I need unplug/plug to skip this.After I unplug and plug all USB device,the problem solved.What cause this?Does my USB OK?
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Debian: How to boot from btrfs root on LVM on USB?

Using debootstrap I have installed a Debian wheezy system on an external USB drive with the following partitioning layout: /dev/sda: GRUB in MBR L sda1: ext2, /boot L sda2: LVM PV L ...
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How to drive this smartkey?

Feel free to migrate this question if it does not suit SuperUser SE aim. It might be a topic for StackOverflow or Unix & Linux SE. Anyway, here I am... I would like to interface a smartkey, lets ...
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DisplayPort monitor with USB hub, switch to another machine with all USBs?

So, I'd really like to just be able to sit down at my desk, with my gaming pc all connected up and working, plug my MacBook Air in to the DisplayPort and pick up all the USB devices. ...