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

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Add USB Bluetooth to mPCIE card?

So I bought the Azurewave AW-CE123H AC + BT 4.0 wifi card for my laptop, and found out that the Bluetooth section of the card communicates via USB. There were warnings that not all mPCIE slots ...
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I'm confused about what a driver exactly is

Alright, so from what I know so far a disk drive is a common type of secondary storage memory. In my book, it says a disk drive stores data by magnetically encoding it onto a circular disk. There are ...
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KaliLinux won't boot live from a USB stick

So I installed Kali onto a USB, and it is now registering as 'Kali Live' when I plug it in,(obviously unformatted) but when I go to boot from it, no matter which option I choose, be it live, install, ...
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Will a bootable USB drive work on a TV?

I have a USB flash drive with 32-bit Ubuntu Linux and an External Hard Drive with Windows 10 32-bit. What would happen if I were to plug 1 of these into a TV? Will it boot from the USB? Or will I only ...
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Hotspot not recognised as network device in Arch Linux

I have a hotspot as my only method of acquiring an internet connection. My computer does not have a WiFi card. When I used Ubuntu and Manjaro, I could use the network applet to configure a broadband ...
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usb powered monitor with vga input?

i'm looking for a monitor that would be usb powered with a vga input, does this kind of monitor exist? this would be used for a server(freenas), so i need to be able to look at the boot/bios (this is ...
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Allow access to usb hardware using national instruments visa on ubuntu

I am trying to connect a piece of lab hardware (Keithley 2636b) to an ubuntu computer using the national instruments visa interface through python. I have successfully connected to other hardware ...
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ISO on USB stick

According to Wikipedia, an ISO file is (emphasis mine): ISO disc images are uncompressed and do not use a particular container format; they are a sector-by-sector copy of the data on an optical ...
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Multiple bootable iso files onto one bootable USB

right, I can make a bootable USB from an iso file, but for work I need to burn four bootable iso files (all for windows 7) onto one USB to reimage my laptop. I have no idea whether its possible to ...
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Brother ADS-2000 disconnects overnight

We have a Brother ADS-2000 scanner that disconnects every night. The sleep settings on the machine are set to the max timeout, and USB power management is disabled, so Windows shouldn't shut off the ...
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How to install Ubuntu onto an OS X bootable and encrypted USB stick?

Im trying for now 3 days to install Ubuntu Desktop on an encrypted USB stick that is bootable by OS X. Preface: I tried it several times, destroyed 3 OS X installations, x Ubuntu installations and ...
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My mac is automatically formatting usbs?

I have a feeling that my mac is reformatting disks automatically. For instance, I connected my TDK 16GB usb to my windows machine first to see what was on it (it worked), and then I plugged it into my ...
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Can't Format USB stick after DISKPART

Win 7 Pro on HP6250 x64 I used the steps under getting rid of a hidden partition on a USB drive. That worked but now I can't FORMAT the stick. The last version I tried was FORMAT FS=FAT . The normal ...
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How to change audio output type to headphones?

I have headphones* that Windows (7 Professional) shows as "Speakers" (see screenshot) instead of "Headphones". Therefore (I assume) it does not offer the "Headphone virtualization" enhancement (see ...
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Use of Recovery USB Drive On Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 allows you to create a recovery drive with two options: 256 MB Recovery Drive 3-6 GB Recovery Drive What's the actual purpose of 256 MB Recovery USB Drive? Can't you already access "...
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Installing Windows on external hard drive

For the last half of the year, I have been using Windows installed on my external HDD, which uses USB 3.0 port, I had to install Windows (Windows 10) by copying virtual disk file into the drive. ...
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xhci driver completely disables all USB Ports

So this is kind of a tricky issue. I already asked in the official MSI Forums and even wrote a Support ticket. The only help I got was to reinstall Windows 7. Which isn't ideal to be honest. The ...
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Change drive letter of disconnected (reserved) device?

First off, I've done this before so I know it is possible. The problem is I just can't recall HOW I did it before. Basically, I reinstalled Windows 10. Before doing so, it was working well and it was ...
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Booting Kali Linux On To A Windows 8.1 Tablet~

I am having some trouble booting kali onto my tablet, now my goal is a simple portable penetration testing machine that I can carry on the go. hmm where to start. Ok so I have created the bootable ...
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Error Loading Operating System - SATA External Hard Drive

I bought a SATA to USB adapter to attempt to use my labtop's hard drive as an external one for my desktop. If I plug the adapter into my desktop after already booting the current OS, I can see my ...
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How could one increase the USB keyboard refresh rate from default 125Hz to, say, 1000Hz?

I have asked this question before and here what I came up with: How could one increase the USB keyboard refresh rate? I need it for my keyboard to stop swapping quickly pressed keys. I'm running ...
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I have a LEXAR 16GB USB that is partitioned and only showing a capacity of 200MB

I'm trying to maximize the use of a USB thumb drive that I have. Can someone help me with the steps to partition it the correct way?
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Cannot format/reset Windows 10 Pro

I am trying to do a clean install and am unable to do so. First, I went to Reset this PC in PC Settings but I get this error when I try to remove everything: Next, I got the MediaCreationTool from ...
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Detect when a drive is plugged into a Hyper-V host and automatically attach it to a VM as a pass-through disk

I current am using a WS2012R2 file server and it is a VM. I already have a NAS storage for backing the data up on it and now I want to add a offsite USB storage drive as well... While it isnt much ...
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Backing up several 5Mo+ files from USB key to another one

I often have to backup between 500 and 1000 files each between 5 and 10Mo. The files are originally on an SD Card or a computer (SSD) and have to be copied to a USB key. So I need to copy USB to USB ...
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Transferring large file to/from USB drive causes system to hang until transfer is done

I have a box running Ubuntu 16.04 server. It has an internal SATA hard drive with the OS on it, and an attached USB 3 hard drive which I use for storage of large/long term files. A lot of times, this ...
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Can Chromebooks print to USB printers?

I'm posting this question because there is a lot of outdated information on the internet, from the days when Google Cloud Print was the only available option. For folks on WiFi, or printing to an off-...
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How can I find Windows 7 drivers for this laptop?

I recently bought a laptop, Asus ux303ub. https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/ASUS-ZenBook-UX303UB/ I installed Windows 7 on it, however almost nothing works, including usb ports, wifi chip etc.. ...
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How to determine USB charger quality? [closed]

If you need to buy the USB charger for your devices, what to look for in terms of determining the quality?
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Is it possible to connect a tablet to the network without wifi via usb without otg adapters?

We must connect a tablet to the network without wifi access, using usb cables. As far as I know there are OTG adapters to do this, but I'm interested in doing this without those. (Not all of the ...
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USB is not working anymore. Unusable, Unformattable [duplicate]

Today my friend told me that a USB is having a problem I told them I'll take a look. The problem was there were trying to copy a file to it which was 20-22 GB of size (the USB is 32 GB) and for no ...
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Can't Boot from Fedora USB

I'm trying to boot from a USB with Fedora ISO on it, but it goes straight to windows 10. I've set the boot order to try the USB first and I'm pretty sure that the files are correct on the USB Files. I ...
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USB ports device descriptor issue

I've been suffering from a USB Device Descriptor error for quite some time. This bug has been chasing me since Win 7, and has carried on to Win 8, and then to my dual boot of Win 10 and Ubuntu 14.04+...
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Remove partitions that appear after GPT format

I recently formatted my USB to EFI with GPT partition on Windows 10 using diskpart. Since then, even though the USB is not plugged in there are two partitions (empty and useless) that show up among ...
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Windows disable enhancedpowermanagement by default

I use many USB HID devices and since Windows 8, the Power Management disables them by default. I wrote a script to change that, but I don't want to have to run this script every time I add a device. ...
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Win8.1 Installation media fails to detect keyboard and mouse / USB ports not working

I have a laptop with Win8.1, and I decided I should upgrade it to Win10. While it was updating, I plugged my phone connector for it to charge. Then I realized that all of my USB ports are not working ...
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Connect android-x86 run on VirtualBox as USB device for debug

I have: Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 (jessie) installed on old Gygabyte laptop. Architecture: x86_64 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Byte Order: Little Endian CPU(s): ...
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How to get low level information from a USB key? [closed]

I am running Debian/Linux, and I would like to know what low level tools are available to print detailed information about a USB key (eg. USB 1.0 vs USB 2.0…). Neither dmesg, nor lsusb have proved to ...
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Windows 7 laptop no longer sees USB drives - how to fix?

When I plug USB drives in to my computer the icon on lower right shows that a USB device is ready to use, but Windows 7 does not show the drive anywhere. Under Disk Management (screen shot) I see the ...
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No notification sound when using one USB port (Windows 7 64 bit)

I have an HP laptop (G4 250) with Windows 7 64 bit. The laptop has two USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 port. The ports all work fine except one which when anything is plugged on it, no 'Device attached' ...
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Booting from USB in win 10- What are the factors involved?

I got an Asus laptop recently, and it cannot boot properly from USB at all. Ubuntu, Clonezilla and Minitool Partition Wizard all crashed while booting. Curiously, they all crashed DURING boot, as in ...
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Linux: WD USB not seen via df command from cli - also not automount (only from graphical itf)

Situation: on linux (Mint): new external WD usb disk (after plug-in autodetected, accesible via /media/user, also visible via df cmd) formated to the ext4 (I know, my stupid step :( - but I had a ...
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USB 3.1 - Type-C Host to Host

I recently built a desktop with an MSI M7 Gaming Motherboard, and also bought a Razer Blade Stealth. Both of these have USB 3.1 Gen 2 over Type-C connectors. Is it possible to use a standard USB-C ...
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Can I boot an Acer Power S260 from a USB flash drive?

I have an Acer Power S260 which I am trying to boot from a USB flash drive to install a Linux variant. There are options in the BIOS for booting from USB-FDD, USB-ZIP, and USB-CDROM, but not from USB-...
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Does “USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller” mean my computer is USB3 compatible?

Using a tool to display my computers hardware properties, I can see that my computer has a "USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller". Does this automatically mean, it is USB 3.0? Or could this also apply ...
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USB pen drive suddenly became read-only

Kingston DTSE9 16 Gb USB pen drive (genuine one) suddenly becomes read-only. It has been used in a car, permanently plugged in into the USB socket as music collection for approx 6 months. It was ...
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What do I need to boot Windows 10 from a usb drive on grub2?

I am trying to install Windows 10 on my Dell XPS 13. I installed the ubuntu 16 I have running now from a bootable usb, but I have not succeeded with windows 10. I got the .iso from microsoft: https:/...
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Is it possible to write data to hard disk or any memory at 1Gbps ? if not why and how can we achieve that

If I am getting a data at 1Gbps from any sensor or any hardware. how can I write it to memory with same speed ? I am not bothering about data I want writing speed should match with my receiving speed.
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Kali - Live Session has no Install Kali application

Good day all When attempting to install Kali to my HDD, Kali ofcourse being on my USB drive: I ran into 2 problems. Source of ISO : Kali Official Site v2016.1 //reason for point 2 1. From Kali ...
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Asus netbook (Windows 10) *will not* boot from USB drive

I am trying to install Linux on my Asus X205T netbook from a USB drive. Recently I used the same drive to install Ubuntu on a relative's laptop. I formatted the USB drive on my Macbook Pro using ...