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

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Trying to boot Kali Linux from Flash Drive on a Windows 8, just boots Windows 8 instead

It took a lot of headache to get to the point where I actually had Kali installed to my PNY flash drive (using Universal USB Installer), but when I finally reached the moment of truth and tried to ...
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USB flash drive: OSX and Windows 7 doesn't recognize

I bought some EMTEC Color mix USB2.0 C410 16GB USB Flash drives. When I try to insert into my USB port, on Windows 7, the OS starts to try to mount in a way that the system became slow (sometimes ...
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Disable automatically opening flash drive

Whenever I insert a flash drive in Windows XP, it opens up the flash drive's folder and shows its contents, how can I disable this? I do not want it opening up the contents every time I plug it in. ...
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Lost USB to email push notification

My little brother often losses his USB keys. Is there a way/program/batch file that can push notifications to my email containing the host's information?
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Does a micro-USB Bluetooth v4 dongle exist?

I'm looking for a micro-USB Bluetooth dongle for my tablet. Do they exist? For clarification, since my search terms keep just turning up the first image, I want one of these: But instead with a ...
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VirtualBox USB Support, USB Drive is NOT working, detected or recognized

I'm using latest stable version of Oracle VM VirtualBox with VirtualBox Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack on CentOS Linux release 7.0.1406 (Core) (Linux 3.10.0). My Virtual Machine's Operating ...
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Does charging a Li-ion battery smart phone through a computer's USB port put additional strain on the battery vs a wall charger?

I was curious about this. I read that you should generally avoid completely discharging and then full charging your Li-ion battery because this can strain the battery (though some suggested doing this ...
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Recovering BUFFALO 3TB USB drive

I went into a problem mounting a Buffalo 3TB external drive in Linux, formatted as EXT4. It failed to mount after I reboot on my Desktop PC running MINT on Dell Inspiron. Any help or pointers to much ...
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Ubuntu install hangs after creating partitions

I've been trying to install Ubuntu for quite some time now with no success. I was trying for a while with an older version, but now I'm trying with 14.04. I've tried to boot from a CD, but that ...
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USB 3 Hard disk interferes with Wireless KB/M

I have a DELL Inspiron 17R SE laptop, which I use with a Microsoft wireless desktop set. On occasion I connect a WD 2TB Elements external hard disk When I do that, I notice the sometimes the mouse ...
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7.1 surround sound USB headset with generic onboard sound card, do I get 7.1?

So simple(ish) question, I have a laptop with a generic onboard soundcard (listed as VIA HD Audio) and I have a 7.1 surround sound usb headset. My understanding was the soundcard had to output all ...
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Connecting a QR reader to Linux

I am trying to connect a QR Code reader via USB to my linux (Debian 5) running in a VM. Here are the tailored outputs of various commands: dmesg $ dmesg [ 1141.368166] usb 1-2.1: new full speed USB ...
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How do I amplify, if possible, a digital USB signal from a sound board to Logic Pro, all via USB?

In our church, we have an Alesis digital board which sends all channels to an external recording media. The board output we use is USB, and the receiving media is Logic Pro on a Macbook Air. We ...
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Have 9ZQ2P6 500 2TB Couple issues to address

Drive is permanently connect to computer via USB port. When the computer is turned on or restarted (mostly runs 24/7) The Seagate drive does not "wake up" (small LED does not light). I have to puwer ...
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Determine number of USB controllers on a PC

I need to determine how many individual USB 3 controllers/buses are on a PC. The PC in question is a Gigabyte Brix GB-BXi7H-5500. I plan to use this with a Microsoft Kinect v2 sensor, which is a USB ...
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How to create a WIndows bootable USB from ISO on Linux Mint Rebecca

Searched, all the results that came up were opposite of what I wanted. I downloaded a Windows 7 (64-bit Home Premium) ISO from digitalrivercontent.net, I have a windows key. How do I burn the ISO to ...
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How do I enable UHCI USB support in Windows 7?

I've got a USB Fight Stick controller (Madcatz SFIV TE) that only supports the UHCI USB standard. I've done some research online that led me to find out that USB 3 ports support this standard, but in ...
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USB Printer Lost Connected To USB Docking Station

I have a new Windows 8.1 laptop connected to a USB docking station. Also connected to this docking station is an HP printer. This happens even if I don't disconnect the laptop from the docking ...
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Any kind of Usb mouse does not work on my laptop

I have a usb mouse and it does not work on my laptop, Actually, it stop working suddenly. I do not remember what was happen the mouse is stopped working. I try different mouse (wired/wireless) nothing ...
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Boot from USB not working - Acer Aspire E1-522

I've been trying to boot a Windows 7 (yup) USB in this laptop, but neither using UEFI nor Legacy boot would work. In UEFI, always boot the HD even if it's last in priority list. In Legacy boot, ...
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Dell latitude d600 USB ports

I did use a communication cable which shorted out my DELL Latitude D600 usb ports. at the time I have plugged that cable the screen went black. I did restart the computer but not one of the USB ports ...
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Is it possible to use HTTP between a web server running on a macbook and an iPhone using only the USB cable (no WiFi)?

I am going to be flying a lot next week and I want to continue developing my application. It's a server-backed API hosted on rails. I'd like to use my macbook to host the rails, ruby, db environment ...
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USB 3.0 linux live boot issues

I have a problem with booting any live linux distribution from USB flash drive 3.0 (Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 16 GB). When I do the same with USB flash 2.0 (Philips) => create bootable usb (using ...
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Usb not reciving power when switching OS to win7

I have two OS installed on my computer, ubuntu 14.04 and windows 7. I change which OS to boot in the bios. If I lets say use Linux and then restart the computer and choose to boot windows the OS loads ...
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speed of USB 3 when connected to several USB 2 devices

I am wondering what is the speed of a USB 3 hub when 2 or more USB 2 are connected to it? to be more specific: Assume that I have a USB 3 device which is connected to say 2 USB camera. Each USB ...
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An extra USB icon on taskabr

I have an extra USB icon on my system tray in Win 7. I have the vmware installed on this machine. The USB icon shows my HDD drives! I think it appeared when I uninstalled Intel Rapid Storage ...
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“Forwarding” a USB device's signal through a pair of USB ports on a PC

My goal is to plug an Xbox One controller into my PC through a USB port, then run a USB cable from my PC to my Xbox One, in such a way that the controller is recognized and usable by both the PC and ...
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Wireless adapters won't enable Windows 8.1

I am running a fresh Windows 8.1 Pro install on a brand new desktop computer and I am having issues with my usb wireless adapter. What happens is that I plug in the usb adapter, go in Device Manager, ...
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Errors on (X)Ubunut 14.04 startup boot

I recently changed my Dell Latitude E6440 Board. I am using Xubuntu 14.04. I get those errors at start up. Here are the errors from the dmesg. [ 2.812926] usb 2-1.8: device descriptor read/64, ...
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Tascam US-1641 audio interface, USB bandwidth, and Lenovo docking station

I have a Tascam US-1641 audio interface that hooks up over USB 2.0. I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T440p with a docking station that has USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports on it. The Tascam is hooked up to a USB 2.0 ...
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Laptop keeps making a device connected / disconnected sound on Windows 8 [duplicate]

I own a HP Pavilion 17-e053ca, Bilingual Notebook, i5-4200M laptop. A few weeks ago I was trying to load a bootloader into my Nexus 7. It did so for a while then my Nexus 7 shutdown never to turn on ...
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Complications with External Hard Drive after using partitioning Tool

I have ran into a snag with my external hard drive. Last night I was attempting to shink my 1TB hard drive into a 400GB and a 600GB partition (approx). I was using: MiniTool partition Wizzard Home ...
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mSATA to USB for 2.4Ghz Wireless Peripherals

In my laptop I have an mSATA SSD that I am not using. Would it be possible to get a piece of hardware to convert mSATA to USB so that I could plug a 2.4Ghz wireless receiver for a keyboard and/or ...
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Not able to connect to my USB modem using wvdial on Ubuntu 14.04

I am using wvdial to connect to my MTS Ultra Modem on Ubuntu 14.04 I get this output on sudo wvdial mts Cannot open /dev/ttyUSB0: No such file or directory Here is my lsusb output : Bus 002 Device ...
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BIOS not detecting a fully functioning HDD that has worked in a different system

Hey guys I have a Samsung NS310 netbook and I seem to have the following problem that I cannot figure out.. maybe you will be able to help me :) So... My hard disk is not being recognized by the BIOS ...
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Password request for Galaxy S3 phone USB tethered to PC

I am trying to use my mobile phone's internet on my laptop using tether service. I have enabled USB tethering and disabled all other options (Portable Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth Tethering on my ...
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Place iPhone call from PC desktop

My Current Setup I make a lot of phone calls every day. The phone numbers are in an online CRM. My cell phone (iPhone 4s) sits in a cradle at my desk. I have a blue tooth earpiece connected to the ...
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Unable to connect to NI roboRIO on Ubuntu

I have an ARM controller that I am trying to connect to with either ethernet or USB-B, but I am unable to make a connection with either. I am not able to test any other wired connections. I am running ...
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tether blackberry wifi connection to pc

I want to connect an old XP box (also has slitaz and ubuntu installed) to my broadband wifi using my blackberry. Bluetooth and wifi are not options on this machine, unfortunately these are all I have ...
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Can't boot from usb 3 port (Asus p6x58d-e)

When entering the boot menu (F8) on boot, I can't see devices in my USB 3 slots. As soon as I move the thumb drive to the USB 2 slots it boots fine. Thumb drive is a SanDisk Extreme 64gb USB 3.0 ...
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How to write from a linux boot cd to a usb with a mac

I bought a book about C and it comes with a livecd of a custom distro with scripts pre-loaded. My quandary is that my current macbook pro was not equipped with a disk drive. I have temporary access to ...
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What should be a normal throughput of data from an alienware 17 across a network to usb 2.0

I am transferring large movie files from my alienware 17 computer over a wireless network connected to my usb 2.0 wdtv live usb connection to a 2 TB Fantom Green usb 2.0 drive. I typically get around ...
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Does copying files via MTP over USB compress them?

I'm trying to backup my phone to a computer running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I noticed that one of my backup images looked noticeably more pixelated, even when viewed at the same size as my phone screen. ...
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External USB Hard Drive i/o error

I have an external USB hard drive that seems to have crashed. When I plug it into any of my computers it usually will not mount. Occasionally, it does mount, but then when I run an ls command for ...
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Virtualbox 4.3.20 on Debian 7.7 as Host with Windows 7 as guest - can't save excel 2010 file on to external usb drive

Can't save excel 2010 files on to external usb drive: External usb drive is identified as JMicron USB to ATA/ATAPI bridge [0100] as a "USB device filter". However saving a text file created in ...
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changed usb cluster size from format

So I have 16gb Kingston usb. I formatted my usb in windows 7 not with (quick format but hard format). Now when I tried to add a file into it. It only stored on 89.1mb data and start showing that my ...
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ETEKCITY Scroll T-142 Mouse Hold Failing

Weird issue, similar to others that I have seen but not the same... My new gaming mouse (etekcity scroll T 142) does not "click-hold-drag" properly. From what I have seen, it will click and hold ...
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SSD and USB connections

Today I took apart my computer which housed two SSDs working as separate drives. Now I don't really need them in another computer and since they still have tons of life left, I want to use them as ...
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Dell Latitude / Windows 7 & My Old Apple Keyboard | Still Compatible?

I recently replaced my older Dell Latitude with a newer model. Works great with Windows 7, but now my beloved Apple keyboard doesn't function at all. My IT guys say that it's because the new Latitude ...
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Are there multiHDD bays that offer multiple usb or esata connections? Is it even possible?

RAID can be used for multiple HDDs that are connected by separate connections. Theoritically, the same should apply to HDD bays. Are there any or is it possible, with them being connected to one usb ...