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

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Placing my hand on laptop reduces buzz noise from USB headset mic. Is it safe?

I am using a laptop that I believe is having the ground loop issue. It zaps me if I touch the metallic frame when I stand on my ceramic floor. I have a USB headset and the microphone picks up the ...
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How can I copy protect an executable file on a USB flash drive? [duplicate]

So I went through coding a python application, which I will put on a flash drive (maybe a few of them) and give it to a person, I'll probably use py2exe to convert it to an executable file as a way to ...
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My analog speakers are picking up radio [duplicate]

This has been happening for a while, and it's starting to drive me up the wall. It is very quiet, but can still be heard. Is it possible the speakers are picking up radio, because they are older ...
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Bottleneck when running Linux from USB

I have a NAS device with two 3.5 HDD disks and an internal 500mb flash drive for the bootloader. As the NAS is in the same room as I sleep and to avoid wear on the disks, I dont want to have the ...
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Ping goes up and internet gets slow when ever something is plugged into my laptop's USB 3.0 port

I have a Asus x53sv-rh71 running Window 7 64 bit. For some reason my ping goes up 500 and my internet gets all spotty when ever something is plugged into my laptop's USB 3.0 port. The wifi connection ...
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Can I make my USB flash drive traceable?

I'd like to be able to track my USB flash drive in the event of it being lost. For example if I lost it it would alert me immediately when it s plugged into a device that has an internet connection. ...
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Would a USB splitter work on a KVM?

I have a USB KVM switch. I also have a Roccat mouse and keyboard. However, these don't work with the KVM very well. If they're plugged into the keyboard & mouse ports, the extra features of the ...
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How to write protect an usb stick [closed]

I want to write protect an usb stick by using a command script, after selecting it. So something with list disk and choice. So that I only have to execute the script and it will let me choose which ...
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BIOS only allows UEFI No Legacy Option

Laptop: Lenova Yoga 2.11 I am running Windows 10 Build 10041. I have bought a new copy of Win 8.1, which I want to clean instal. However, my BIOS has no option to change from UEFI to Legacy so that I ...
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Win7 scan fix dialog not showing

Very strange question, since everyone else seems to want to know how to turn this off. But I'm developing functionality for a kiosk application on Windows 7 using C++, and we had a customer trying it ...
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How to boot Linux on a Mac with USB?

Although this question is even asked here before, the replies are outdated. My Mac HD failed, an the machine does not boot anymore, but I absolutely need to recover the data in it. So I thought of ...
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Install UBUNTU from usb to usb without touching laptops HDD

I have one USB drive with installed ubuntu 14.04LTS Bootable. I then have another usb stick ( 32GB high speed ) and I want to install ubuntu on that one so I can use it as a normal installation. (I ...
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“Blacklist” certain devices so Windows doesn't download new drivers/ change windows driver update registry

Main Question: Is there a way to prevent Windows 7 from searching for drivers for a device with a particular (known) vendor and product ID? Secondary Question: If the answer to the above question is ...
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Prevent searching for drivers when there is already one installed

Is there a way to, on Windows 7, prevent Windows for checking for updated drivers every time a device is plugged into the same USB port? I know I can set it so that it doesn't check at all, but I'm ...
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USB Device Not Recognized -warning on Unknown Device

Do I have a virus or what is this bug about? What part of my computer is failing? I have been getting this warning every now and then since a month or so: And when I click it, it shows me: I ...
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USB thumbdrive reported speed difference between NTFS and FAT32

I found this rather strange. I have a USB 3.0 thumdrive (ADATA UV128/16GB), which when formatted as NTFS, seems to report a much higher writing speed than when formatted as FAT32. For example, I ...
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Charging in USB-2 power delivery mode via a USB 3 port

My computer has a USB 3 port. My Android phone has a USB 2 micro-usb port. It is capable of charging at greater than the 500mA which can be provided by USB 2 data mode by using Power Delivery mode. ...
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Audio player corrupts USB stick: workaround?

Consumer radios, CD players, and car stereos often have a USB port, to play mp3's from a FAT32-formatted USB stick. However, some models don't just read files, they also corrupt files. How can such ...
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Automatically unlock LUKS partition using a key on an USB drive on Debian Jessie

I am trying to have the encrypted root partition be unlocked on boot automatically using a connected USB drive on a fresh installation of Debian Jessie (no non-systemd upgrade). After following a ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T400 not getting past boot screen

so as the title suggests I have got a Lenovo T400 from a friend who wants me to fix it for them. It does not get past the splash screen and whenever I leave it on for about 5 seconds or so it just ...
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How do I prevent removing a USB drive from waking my computer?

When I put my Windows 8.1 machine to sleep and then remove a USB drive, it wakes up. This is very annoying. Is there anyway to disable it? C:\Users\TallGuy>powercfg /lastwake Wake History Count - ...
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USB Drive missing space, no unallocated space found in Device Manager

I followed the link below to try and fix this issue but unfortuantly DiskPart, GParted or any other method has been unsuccessful. It's a 32GB flash drive and I'm seeing 1.8GB. Any ways of totally ...
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can i connect my usb powered speakers to my phone charger? [duplicate]

I have got a 2.0 USB powered speakers which are supposed to be connected to the PC USB port. But that port creates noise in the speakers and is not very convenient. I have a phone charger of output dc ...
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Hardware issues running Linux from USB [closed]

I'm aware there are potential drawbacks when running Linux off a USB drive such as SATA bus/USB speed differences and the finite lifespan of flash drives, but all this aside, are there any potential ...
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USB device not detected in Ubuntu 12.10

I have Ubuntu12.10 installed. But none of my USB ports detects any USB device. But the same USB is detected in Windows OS . How to detect USB device in my Ubuntu system ? Output of lspci : 00:00.0 ...
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How does BIOS read from flash storage without installing driver first?

Whenever we plug in a new thumb drive, we get a pop-up saying Installing Device Driver and then after sometime the autorun dialog pops-up. So when installing another OS from bootable flash drive - ...
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Cubase causing USB ports to freeze

When opening projects in Cubase, my computer often 'freezes'. Symptoms: USB-powered devices become unusable. Audio Interface (USB) receives power but can not play any audio. External Hard Drive ...
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vmware changes usb data structure

I have vmware on my Windows 7 and I connected my usb device to my virtual machine (win 7) but some functions of my usb device don't work correctly on vm so I analyzed my usb output data using Putty ...
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Can't get computer to recognize any USB devices except for mouse

I get the "USB Device not recognized" error with my wireless network adaptor and any USB thumbdrive, same as this person here described: How do I resolve the error message "USB Device Not ...
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What are com ports and why does a PC need them?

As per the title, I'd like to know the purpose of the com ports, since computers have physical USB ports as well. I've searched the web but without any convincing answer.
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3 external HDDs not recognized by 2 different computers?

Not sure how to approach this problem. We have 3 external HDDs: 2TB Fantom, 2TB and 4TB G-Drives. Manual backups, no automated/software. We each use 1 and use the 4TB for a duplicate backup of both ...
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Nexus 10 isn't showing up under Computer -> Devices and Removable Storage - [Solved] new USB to micro USB cable only charges, but no data transfer

Recently, my Nexus 10 isn't showing up under Computer -> Devices and Removable Storage when I plug it into my computer with a USB to micro USB cable.
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How to uninstall a Windows Update that seems invisible after installation

I learned the hard way that installing the "Synaptics driver update for Synaptics Composite USB HID Device" on Windows 7 x64 kills the trackpoint and touchpad of my Lenovo USB SK-8835 USB keyboard. ...
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How to mount a Virtual USB drive to a Virtual Machine?

I have created a Virtual USB drive using IMDISK referring to "Is there software to fully emulate a USB hard drive?". Is it possible to connect it in a Virtual Machine? I have tried but there is no ...
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How to get RUFUSLDR to load from Grub2 on USB

Well last week i came across a few issues with my old Acer One notebook and so i would like to install Windows XP on it. Current Tools and Software at my disposal are: 64Gb PNY USB Flash Drive Kali ...
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Persistent USB Kali Linux Standart User

Is there a way to add standart users in Kali USB? I'm getting this in the console: useradd: existing lock file /etc/passwd.lock without a PID useradd: cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again ...
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How to get Toshiba A105-S4344 to boot to USB?

I am fixing up an old computer and have everything ready and just need to install my OS of choice (Kubuntu) on it. Unfortunately when I insert the USB and turn it on it does not start from the USB. ...
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Share 1 hdd to PC and PS3

I have HDD connected to PS3 via USB. Is there any device to allow connecting this HDD to computer also? My goal is to have this HDD connected to both PS3 and PC and then on PC there supposed to be ...
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Laptop died after using a SATA/IDE USB hard drive converter

So I think I have done something very bad, I have a HP laptop and wanted to recover some data from some old SATA and IDE drives. I Bought this ...
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How do I use the PC's headset for smartphone calls, when connected through USB?

When my smartphone (Nokia 500) is connected to the desktop (Win7 x64) though USB, I want the smartphone audio to default to the PC headset for calls. How do I do that? Thanks.
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Huawei E303 “CD Rom Image” not mounting anymore

I desperately tried to get my HUAWEI E303 Surf Stick working on Mac OS X, without any success. I tried various Guides and Drivers. I think I also followed one Guide in which I deactivated the Image ...
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Using nonstandard formats with a USB floppy drive?

I was given a USB floppy drive, and it works beautifully. Linux Mint detects it as a Mitsumi FDD 061M, although the case and packaging are no-brand. (Counterfeit?) It realiably reads and writes 1.44MB ...
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Syntek 1160 causing crash of VirtualBox

I have a Syntek 1160 based USB dongle to capture feed from a traditional PAL camera. I am able to view and record the feed with VLC or ffmpeg on Linux. Unfortunately for the purpose of my project I am ...
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USB 3.0 Trouble

I am using a WD Elements Portable 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" disk bought in May 2014 to backup data of my desktop machine. rsync runs smoothly without any error messages. However upon restoring data from the ...
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0M error writing file: 5 access is denied

I'm trying to write ISO on USB using dd command: dd if=evolution-64bit.iso od=\\.\f: bs=4M. I've launched cmd as Administrator, disabled my MSE anti-virus software, but it keeps telling me that Access ...
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(Window 8.1) Laptop constantly making device/USB unplugged sound randomly

My Laptop constantly making USB disconnected sound at completely random amount times but the strange thing is it doesn't make USB plugged sound and 2 of my devices that are cooling fan(doesn't make ...
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Asus Vivo Mouse - Touch Pad Not Reacting After a Few Seconds

I'm having an Asus Vivo Mouse which combines a regular mouse with a touch pad. Anyway, everything works just fine. But when I position the mouse steady and only use the touchpad, it sometimes just ...
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Fixing sudden Error 31 in device manager

How can I fix a sudden occurrence of random Error 31 in device manager? In Win7 x64, from out of the blue, suddenly the following devices have an exclamation mark and show "This device is not working ...
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Adding persistence to multiboot USB made with YUMI

I recently made a multiboot USB with YUMI. I've only put the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Kali on it so I can use the stick on systems that run either a 32 bit or 64 bit OS. I actually have a macbook ...
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Linux: USB Device Constantly Disconnecting/Reconnecting

I'm getting a lot of log spam about a USB device constantly connecting/disconnecting. It's my USB for my UPS, attached to my Dell PowerEdge server, but I'm not sure why it keeps getting kicked ...