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

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External Graphics card on a dual USB 3.0 Laptop

I have a question about adding a external graphics card to my laptop. It runs most games great on low settings but I would like to bump it up a bit. I have heard that USB-3.1 has display port and ...
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What do computers do when usb is detected? [duplicate]

I was just wondering what computers do when an usb is detected(plugged in). Im assuming theres some sort of scanning but i dont know any of the details :/
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USB 3 hub can also host USB 2 devices

I understand that when I use a USB 2 devices on USB 3 ports, that I'm really just using a USB 2 controller somewehere upstream. What I really need is a true USB 3.0 client that can act as a USB 2.0 ...
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I cant access windows 10 advanced startup

I merged two partitions (one was the windows one), ive done this several times before using Easeus with no issues. This time though windows boots up but stays on the loading screen, showing windows ...
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Can USB have two bootable OS'es [duplicate]

Motivation I often need to reinstall different operating systems on different computers. Instead of having to download the OS from the NET each time, I would like to save it on the USB. Then I could ...
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Charging device with magnetic charger causes my thumb drive to stop working until it's pulled out and replugged

So, I have a pebble smartwatch that charges with one of those magnetic connectors. Sometimes, when charging on my computer, when I pop the connector on the watch, my thumb drive, which is also plugged ...
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How to synchronise USB key with hard drive folder? [duplicate]

I have a USB key for which I want, each time it is inserted in a computer, to have its content synchronized (both ways) with one folder on the machine. The synchronization process should be started ...
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multiple mice having the same problems on one computer but not on others

so first things first i have a windows computer that i can't make any hardware changes to and with every mouse that i plug into the ports it messes up with either the left/right click either swapping ...
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Is it possible to restore corrupt files from USB external HDD

I have a slightly older WD MyBook external 250GB HDD, after moving it form one PC to another, then back a large majority of the file names and extensions have all turned to gibberish: Both PCs are ...
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How to recover possibly broken usb stick

I was using my usb stick, and suddenly it just disappeared from my computer. I went into the Windows disk manager, and it's still visible there, when i try to change the drive letter it says: "file ...
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max USB length for power supply

I know that normally usb 2.0 limit is 5m, but is there any difference how I use that cable? Can I simply extend cable longer than 5m if no data or audio transfer is required, just want to feed really ...
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On which version of Linux Kernel the usb enumeration changed?

Grettings. I'm trying to build a new and customized version of linux using LFS guides and etc. The thing about doing this is because I'm trying to build a linux kernel where the usb enumeration was ...
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e-SATA formatted external HDD not recognized by USB

So I have an external HDD, I believe it's a Hitachi, 2tb, working fine EXCEPT: when I formatted this, it was via e-SATA, thru an Expresscard slot in my Mac Book Pro A1151, 2 partition, NTFS/Fat32. The ...
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Using several webcams at the same time on Windows

I am often streaming and commenting games. Last summer I was streaming the french Magic the Gathering nationals. And for that I wanted to have many webcams at the same time. It didn't work as I ...
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Wi-Fi-enable a USB hard drive

I have a "smart picture frame" type of device that displays media files from a connected USB hard drive. I wonder if it is possible to stream some files to this hard drive via my home network by ...
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Unable to use keyboard to boot from CD/DVD

I am having some issues with an older PC I bought used. I want to eventually use it as media storage tower, but I need to be able to reload Windows on it and am having issues. It has two drives ...
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Usb 2.0 header into 3.0 on case

I have a USB 2.0 header on my motherboard so can I plug that into my 3.0 port on the front of my case? I'm not sure if it'll work and don't want to spend £100 on my case and motherboard and have it ...
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Powering a SATA HDD using usb y cable

Can i use This Sata and Sata Power To Usb Cable To connect my 60gb fujitsu 2.5" hdd (sata) in a Pc externally where i would connect one usb into PC and another in a samsung mobile charger adapter ...
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jlink This device cannot start. (Code 10) in win7 after update driver

I have one J-link ARM programmer, SO for first time i start it via KEIL software, and KEIL updated it's Driver, So after driver Updated , it's made crazy!!! and the led of its got down , so when i ...
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Why are my headphones disappearing from Playback devices

When I start my computer, my headphones are set as the default playback device. About 15 seconds after I log into my profile, the headphones make a quick static type sound, and no longer exist in the ...
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Odd behaviour after inserting USB stick

I insert a memory stick (any of several that I use frequently) and when the menu of actions appears I click the usual 'Open to view files'. The drive's contents appears. So far so good. But then ...
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How can I create a valid partition to install Windows 10 on it?

I have a problem with installing Windows 10 on my computer. I have only an empty HDD (I want to install windows on it) and bootable USB with windows plugged into my PC. When I get to the window where ...
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Control Power To Multiple USB Devices

Problem I have multiple USB devices, (multiple power-only lights, a power & serial-data camera) that I need to control power to programmatically through a single USB port. Questions What ...
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Auto uninstall usb drivers on device removal

I would like to auto uninstall any USB drivers the second the device is removed so there would remain no trace of the given device.
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USB dance pad stopped working [closed]

I am trying to get a USB dance pad (that was working fine until today or yesterday) to work. It gives me a "device descriptor request failed" error: The wiring looked a little frayed, so I decided ...
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Do two side-by-side USB port operate more slowly than ones by themselves on laptops?

I'm in the market for a new laptop and one of my requirements is at least two USB 3.0 ports that can offer the best speed. I don't recall where or when, but I remember being told that when two USB ...
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USB wifi key: how to unlock european channels 12 and 13?

Context A USB Wifi dongle bought in Paris, France, is identified on Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint same behavior) as ID 0846:9021 NetGear, Inc. It works well with Wifi networks in channels 1-11. ...
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Mouse polling rate too high

i have usb mouse logitech mx518 and i use tweaked windows xp sp3 for gaming . i like all tweaks in it except one issue Mouse or (usb) polling rate : because of this problem i hear noise in my ...
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Acer ES1-512-C5YW not booting Windows in legacy mode

I am trying to get a bootable usb (Remix OS) to work on my Acer Aspire ES1-512-C5YW but I am encountering a few problems with the BIOS. Windows boots fine in UEFI mode but when I change it to Legacy ...
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ALSA does not detect all USB cards properly

I want to run four identical USB audio devices, but ALSA shows only two of them on one machine (all four operate properly when plugged in alone). It seems they are detected (and initialised) ...
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Reset Windows 10 completely

Before I had Windows 10, my PC crashed very rarely. Then I installed Windows 10 Insider Preview. Now it is crashing at least two times a week. One reason is that about 1000 processes of "Java Web ...
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VirtualBox (5) - Make guest see VDI as USB stick?

I am using VirtualBox 5 on Windows 7 as my virtual machine program of choice. I am running a linux program on it, but it requires to save on USB stick (program written by my friend, who i lost contact ...
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How can I boot from a Windows 10 USB stick on a Medion Akoya?

I put a Windows 10 de_windows_10_education_version_1511_x86_dvd_7223961.iso file on a USB stick, using the Rufus tool, in order to repair a failed Windows 10 upgrade. Subsequently, I inserted this ...
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Do Thunderbolt-capable USB-C ports support all DisplayPort alternate modes as well?

The new Thunderbolt 3 connectivity standard uses USB Type-C plugs and cables. As per Intel's presentation (if I interpret slides 13-15 correctly), all Thunderbolt ports also support the DisplayPort ...
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Windows 10 USB 3.0 thumb drive format popup

I have a PNY 32GB usb 3.0 thumb drive. When I plug it in, i continually get an error saying drive i: is not formatted, and an option to format. This popup continues about 1/s. I disabled Auto-Play ...
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How to decrypt an individual file from a BitLocker encrypted usb

I have a USB drive that I recently encrypted using BitLocker On-the-go, I accidentally deleted a file on it that I needed and so I used recuva to restore the files. The files were in perfect condition ...
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Is it possible to have a cross-platform USB drive encryption when the Mac is locked down?

Is it possible to encrypt a USB drive cross-platform between Windows and OS X Yosemite when the Mac does not allow software installation? I heard that TrueCrypt is cross-platform, but you need admin ...
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How to *actually* make a multi USB bootable disk in a reliable way. Without ruining its USB mass storage capability [duplicate]

I have tried countless bootable USB makers. When they work, they work pretty well. Here's a list of tools I've tried. YUMI Unetbootin Rufus The problem is that they don't always work. The mode ...
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CDC Virtual Serial Port

I would like to know what a CDC Virtual Serial Port for Windows and Linux is. I have an idea of some of the components (like a virtual serial port), but I don't understand some of the pieces (like ...
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USB won't format, shows as RAW in the disk management

I have a 32GB Kingston USB. It worked fine for almost a year now and I have filled it many times with data. Last time I connected it to my LCD TV to watch a movie and forgot it there for 2 weeks. ...
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Upgrading driver of a usb 3.0 ss to usb 3.1

This may seem odd but I was wondering if it was possible to upgrade the driver for a usb 3.0 SS controller to a usb 3.1. As far as I can tell there isn't much of a difference between the ports for ...
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Share LAN Internet FROM Windows 10 INTO Lollipop by USB or Bluetooth connection

I have a Desktop Windows 10 PC with LAN and WAN connections (WAN: Wide Area Network, Internet). but no WiFi in it, but it has an USB Bluetooth 2.1 adapter plugged in. I have also an Android Galaxy S4 ...
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Boot manager in laptop does not recognise bootable pendrive

Symptoms I have created a Debian live system on USB stick. The content is a hybrid ISO image (type iso9660). This operation has been successful since the pen-drive does its job in the same desktop ...
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Remote desktop access between two Windows machines via USB

Is there a way to connect two Windows machines via USB cable so they can access each other via a remote desktop application (freeware) or even the default Windows RDP client? I can't use a network ...
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SD Card Won't Mount

First off, the mount I am talking about is the SD card being able to be read/written to. So I have an Acer Aspire Switch 10 (AAS10 from hereon), Windows 8.1. So I wanted to look at pictures I took a ...
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cache/maintain files for offline device

I have a USB drive that I use as a file store and backup. It is on a separate power strip because I don't want to use it all the time. When it's off, some programs crap out(stall, complain, lose ...
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USB No media found not show in My compter

No Media problem in USB FLASH, i try to clean in cmd but it says no media how to solve it? Edit When I connect different computers it reacts same even not show in windows explorer but it's shown ...
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why did my USB flash drive stop working and now it works again?

I have a 16GB kingston usb flash drive in a small metallic body. It get in contact with few common office/fridge magnets, after which my computer neither the printer could not recognize it. It didn't ...
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Will gravity affect cables cables hanging from my computer?

My laptop is raised on on a box, and the USB, power and HDMI cables stick out horizontally and then fall to the desk. The USB cables in particular do seem to be coming out of the socket at an ...
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NAS vs USB enclosure

What are the practical differences between using a dedicated NAS and a simple USB enclosure plugged in back of the router? Theoretically I'll get the same functionality from both, I guess a ...