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

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Create a bootable UEFI USB

How do I create a bootable USB with Windows 7 SP1 64bit using OS X? I need to setup a fresh new ASUS laptop, the only thing I have is – Macbook Pro. What I have: Fresh new ASUS laptop with ...
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Boot Camp: Windows 8

I recently installed windows 8 on my mac with Boot Camp. The Bootable USB is working fine. I am a noob when it comes to this stuff, but can I remove the booted USB? I am currently in windows, and I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not boot from USB

I have emachines e732g, SSD with windows 7 64 and HDD, on which I want to install Ubuntu 14.04. I try to create liveusb with help Universal-USB-Installer and unetbootin-windows-608. But my BIOS does ...
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Restarting computer several times makes windows unbootable

My bro took my hdmi cable. Seeing that nothing shows up on the screen I restarted computer several time I got this problem A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent ...
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Recovering files from dying hard drive with USB [closed]

So, I've got a dying hard drive. I'm trying to get files off of it (for school) before it takes a dump. My problem (unconfirmed problem): Whenever I try to enter the Removable Disk (USB) My computer ...
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nusb3xhc.sys high CPU usage

Lately, I've been observing that my CPU often have higher load than it should. After digging, I found a very weird and specific problem. The facts : I have a Vaio Z21 (VPCZ21C5E - Core i7 - Win7 ...
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Can't boot from bootable Win 7 usb

I have a problem with installing new Windows 7 (and format disk) on ASUS K50ij. Since I haven't CD/DVD ROM, I've decided to do it using booting USB. The problem is, that computer starts as usual after ...
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Understanding the wide variation in reported performance of a hard disk drive in a USB 3.0 enclosure as shown HD Tune

I have a USB 3.0 external HDD enclosure, and I installed an old HDD from my desktop into it. Naturally I’d like to see how it will perform, so I have HD Tune running a benchmark. However the graph ...
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USB 3.0 flash drive not working on USB 2.0 port

I've recently bought a USB 3.0 flash drive and wanted to try it out. I connected it to a 2.0 port and it didn't work. The light on it starts blinking for about 1 second and stops. I also get a message ...
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Laptop (Windows 8.1) corrupts several usb keys

Since a few days ago, my brother's laptop (Win8.1) cannot recognize any usb drive (but works ok with peripherals such as his mouse and keyboard). The problem is that usb keys plugged onto his laptop ...
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UBS devices not waking PC from sleep on windows 8.1

I have a new build based on MSI H97M-g43 motherboard. None of USB devices are able to wake the PC back from S3 sleep. Two methods that do wake up the PC are the power button and wake timers. The usb ...
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Flash drive is only recognized either/or by Chrome OS, Windows

I have had problems recently after I formatted a USB flash drive on my Chromebook. When I plugged it in to my computer, it did not show a notification for the drive, or indicate that it recognized it ...
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Why is usb-c usb V3.1 and not V4.0?

Like the title says. Why is the new USB type C version 3.1? I thought version names went major.minor.micro. USB C is not backwards compatible with USB-A without a converter so doesn't this make USB-C ...
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xmodmap setting reverted once every few minute for usb keyboard

I have an xmodmap setting that convert CapsLock to control on my laptop, when I am using a usb keyboard, the CapsLock key changes back to its default meaning every once in a few minutes so I need to ...
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Microphone volume gets low after while

The volume on my USB microphone (Sennheiser pc363d) gets really low after a random time interval. (My friends on skype says the volume on my mic is so low you can barely hear it, although it isn't ...
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USB 3.0 HDD not working

I'm using Windows 8.1 When I plug in my brand-new-awesome 2TB Adata HDD in a USB 3.0 port, it isn't recognized by the OS When I try to use a USB 2.0 port, it works well The drivers seem to be ...
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Bios failed to detect USB Drive

This is my Problem: Before my BIOS Update I can boot directly from my Pen drive by pressing F9 key to install Ubuntu. Now I cannot able to boot from my pendrive. I have enabled Legacy Support ...
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Can't make bootable USB to install Windows 7

I cannot for the life of me successfully create a bootable USB drive with the windows 7 installation files on it. I've done it many times before, and never failed so often. Everytime I boot, it just ...
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Externel WD 1TB harddrive not working only on windows but working perfectly on Linux distros.

WINDOWS (7) I've 1 TB WD external hard-disk which recently started giving an error "I/O Error Occurred" and became inaccessible with in a minute after plug in. Later, tried all (freely available ...
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No ethernet connection when booting Dell Optiplex 7010 on linux from USB stick or CD

I'm trying to boot a Dell Optiplex 7010 in linux (tried Ubuntu 12.04LTS on a CD and on a USB, and Fedora 19-1 from a CD) but on both cases the Ethernet interface shows "Cable Unplugged. I tried to ...
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usb dropped from 16gb to 8gb, diskpart seems not to work

I have an 16gb usb that "dropped" to 8gb. I have tried to use diskpart but that didn't fix the problem. One reason may be that I haven't used diskpart before so I have just read a little about it ...
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Ext4 USB stick gets corrupted again and again

I installed Debian Wheezy (No GUI/Desktop) on a 4GB USB stick (because the harddrive of the machine was defective, currently the slot is empty), but shortly after, I got an “Input/Output error” when ...
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How do I change a USB flash name from uppercase to uppercase and lowercase (mixed case)?

How do I change a USB flash name from uppercase to uppercase and lowercase (mixed case) ?
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Create a fully bootable iso from a working Arch Linux OS?

My question is: From my arch OS , is it possible to Create a fully bootable and operational ISO ? For exemple I am now wrinting to you by operating archlinux via my external 500 gb ( partitioned in 4 ...
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What files can I safely enable NTFS compression for on Windows 7/8 USB bootable drive?

The title says it all. I am just a few MB short of copying the needed files to a USB flash drive I intend to use for installing Windows. I have marked the partition as active. I was wondering if I can ...
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Why does my USB port make a beep when connected to my cell phone?

I have various Android devices when I connect my devices to my PC, why USB port makes beep even I am listing songs beep keeps coming from headphones. Specially when I transfer some data beep makes ...
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How can you create a USB installation drive w/ partition for kickstart files in CentOS 7?

How would you create a CentOS 7 USB installer with a data partition to store kickstart files? We will be getting some new servers shortly and overall I’m expecting to do over 30 servers installs. ...
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Helio board Kernel3.13 USB

I bought a Helio1.4 board and boot the linux using the one disk image file helio_gsrd_sdimage_v3.13 downloaded from the http://www.rocketboards.org/. When I boot the Linux, I cannot find usb device. ...
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Reinstalling Windows 8 from Ubuntu 14.1

I have a Dell Inspiron 3521 which came with Windows 8. I am not sure if it is UEFI, BIOS, MBR, etc. as I am a completely novice user, but I think these are important considerations from what I have ...
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RS232 serial Y splitter to Raspberry Pi (USB) and thermal printer sometimes blocks flow to printer

We are sniffing data from a restaurant point of sale system (RJ45 to DB9) to its thermal printer by using an RS232 splitter and a Raspberry Pi (DB9 to USB on the Pi). This has worked great 99% of the ...
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USB mouse cord connection name

I'm planning on modifying my USB gaming mouse to add a micro USB port instead of the cable coming out of it currently because it has gone bad (the mouse stops working when the cable is in certain ...
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Is it possible to transfer a file in separate bursts?

I have a USB device, a Kindle, that is suffering a disabling bug. It can be fixed with a firmware update. Unfortunately, one of the symptoms of this bug is that the device can only be mounted for 15 ...
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What is the correct name for a USB flash drive? [closed]

What is the difference between the names: thumb drive (USB) memory stick jump drive pen drive (USB) flash drive What is the technically correct name for the device shown in this image? What is the ...
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Deleted USB Partitions, now USB drive shows as “No Media”

I've recently been using a USB formatted as HFS+. I was in need of wiping it and formatting it for Windows, so that's what I did. It had an EFI partition as it was a boot device. I attempted to ...
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External drive connects and disconnects from laptop [duplicate]

I decided to try something new for storing my files by buying an SSD and putting it in an enclosure, using it as an external drive. It's a Samsung SSD 840 PROSeries 512GB 2.5'' and I put it in an ICY ...
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Keyboard malfunction and USB issue

Last night I spilled water on my keyboard, it stopped working so I replaced it. The new keyboard is malfunctioning i.e. if I type 'b' I get 'bn'. Some keys do not work and some trigger enter. I tried ...
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Hiding usb drive

Is there any way to hide an usb drive STRAIGHT after you plug it in? Without the windows telling you there's new drive attached, but: Without modifying the registry Without touching device ...
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Random mouse freezing

My mouse (mice actually, tried two different mice) frequently freezes, and becomes unresponsive. Sometimes I hear the Windows unplugging sound (as if I removed the mouse from my USB port) and ...
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Windows 8.1 sometimes does not recognize USB 2.0 connection on the front port

Windows 8.1 sometimes does not recognize the front USB 2.0 port on my machine. Any device that is connected to the front port are not even turning it’s light on. My mouse and keyboard work well and ...
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Could not get PS2 keyboard to work with Startech KVM

I have a Startech 2-port KVM switch I am using between a Windows 7 and Linux box. Unfortunately I cannot get it to work with a PS2 keyboard that I like (using a PS2-to-USB adapter), although it does ...
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Using a Bluetooth USB Device on 2012 Hyper-V Host or VM

i need to be able to use a USB bluetooth stick on either a Windows Server 2012 R2 Host OR on one of its virtual machines. The VM could be a WS2012 as well or a Windows 7 OS. I have 2 problems - ...
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RemoteFX USB Redirection on Windows 8.1 RDP Host

According to this page (see table in RemoteFX features on remote computers section) it is impossible to redirect a USB device to remote machine running under Windows 8.1 Pro. Enterprise is the only ...
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Mouse not usable on specific USB port (Windows and Linux)

This is an operating system-agnostic issue, but I have logs from Ubuntu 14.10. I have this Perixx PERIMICE-710R USB wireless mouse: It is not usable through a specific USB port on a Lenovo Y510p ...
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Is there a way to make hard drives/optical drives easily removable?

My question is, is there a way to remove an optical drive and replace it with an external drive (converted to an internal drive of course) on the fly? In an earlier question I asked about ...
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Laptop won't turn on, only power button lights up

My laptop is failing to turn on fully. The only thing that happens with the laptop is the power button lights up. It stops lighting up after about 8 seconds of me pressing it and once I release it, it ...
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What exactly does acpi_backlight=vendor do

I have an issue when booting Linux with a device plugged to USB 3.0. If there is anything plugged (USB stick, keyboard, …), the system hangs on start with blank screen and does not react even on ...
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Regard a folder as a normal USB stick storage

In Ubuntu, it is known that one can install a Ubuntu iso file to a USB stick using the below command: dd if=./Ubuntu.iso of=/dev/sdb where /mnt/sdb refers to a USB stick plugged to a Linux machine. ...
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Install Debian onto a USB stick from Windows

I want to run Debian for some development in C++14, but I don't want to install it as a VMWare or use a Live CD. (Besides, Debian seems to need three DVD's to begin with.) A Live USB doesn't work for ...
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How to understand and debug USB issues with Linux

I’m having an odd problem with a cheap "reverse USB hub" —not sure what the technical name might be— named a Tek Republic TUS-200 USB Sharing Switch. it has one USB port for devices, and ...
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usb 3.0 motherboard connector insertion force?

Having broken pins on both front panel usb 3.0 ports on my HP Pavillion desktop, I went out and ordered a new motherboard-to-dual usb 3.0 cable. Before trying to hook it up to the front panel, I ...