USB is a universal, general interface standard for connecting computers and electronic devices.

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USB Type B: Why male vs. female differentiation is not enough?

This manufacturer website is very definite: The two types of plugs have the same number of pins, and are electrically identical. They are only different mechanically. This was an intentional ...
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Disable desktop extend in Windows 8

Is it possible to disable Windows Desktop Extend irrespective of any devices plugged in? aka I never ever want to display my desktop on a secondary monitor I work in a hot desking environment in ...
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laptop usb mouse freezing

My usb mouse has been working great with my laptop. A fews days ago I plugged an iphone to the usb port for charging and since then the mouse has been acting weird. It stops working for a few seconds ...
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'Active Directory Domain Service unavailable'

i installed a usb printer driver in a laptop running Windows vista Home Premium, 32bit. installation completed successfully but the printer doesn't respond to any print order giving error messages ...
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Assign permanent drive name to USB (across different computers)?

Some of the shortcuts on my flash drive need the drive to be assigned to a specific name, and I need to access this across several computers. Is there a way that the flash drive's drive name can be ...
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Damaged USB stick?

I would like to know, if my usb stick is physically damaged. I have some good readable documents, but some folders with unknown symbols and not readable data: I would like to backup this usb stick ...
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How do I use a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone as a 'Bluetooth Adapter' when it's connected to my PC via USB?

OK, so I bought an All-In-One PC from a wanker who told me it had Bluetooth. It doesn't have Bluetooth. I remember on my old PC I had a USB/Bluetooth Adapter that I could plug in to my PC's USB port ...
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USB drives not recognized [closed]

On my school computer, I tried plugging in my flash drive, and I can hear the sound Win 7 makes when a USB is plugged in, but I can't see it in My Computer. Also, there are 2 other partitions of the ...
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Will the usb disk wear out when it is set to read-only

I'm aware that usbs' have a limited read/write cycles. What if, I put a whole linux installation, about 4Gb, on a usb and set the usb to read-only. Then set a ramfs for those apps that needed a ...
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Keyboard intermittantly connecting and disconnecting in Windows 8.1

I have been experiencing an issue where my keyboard will occasionally disconnect for several seconds, and then reconnect and function normally. When it disconnects, the keyboard doesn't function, and ...
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Windows 7 is making weird sounds while copying,deleting or doing anything to files on a pendrives [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 Ultimate, my computer is pretty old (somewhere around 8 years already?). And it makes really weird, beepy-like sounds while copying files to any pendrive(so it's a Windows issue, not ...
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In Windows, is it possible to manually select USB amperage output?

I'm looking to limit the amperage output Windows gives to usb devices through a certain port. I'm finding Windows is providing 500mA to devices that only operate on 100mA or lower, which is consuming ...
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How to debug Dualshock 4 Pairing

I'm not sure when this happened but all of a sudden I'm unable to pair my PS4 controller with my mac. I'm running 10.10, but I don't think it's a 10.10 problem since I was able to pair it instantly ...
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Force Windows to treat USB drive as internal

How do you force Windows Pro to enable dynamic disk mode on an external USB drive? I have a small home server using a NUC and multi drive USB enclosure that I'd like to be able to use dynamic disks ...
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Create Linux swap on external USB 3 hard drive

I have an external USB 3 hard drive USB 3 port on Debian, and I would like to create a swap partition on that drive which drive also holds the partitions for databases and other high-volume stuff. ...
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Error loading operating system on Windows 7 Install USB

I created a Windows 7 Install USB the usual way. NTFS partition on pendrive, made it bootable, copyed all files from DVD to the pendrive, test it on my laptop. It works, at least on my laptop (HP ...
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Clone HDD to USB to SSD?

I bought a new computer (ASUS G551JM) with a hard disk drive (1TB 7200 RPM), but I want to transfer the OS (and everything else) onto my Samsung EVO 840 (500GB). However, when I purchased the SSD from ...
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Turn off USB power when system not in use on motherboard

I have an Asus Z77 sabertooth motherboard. I also just got a USB powered audio DAC for my desk. It has a very bright white light on the front of it and it only turns off when there's no power going ...
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win7 not acknwledging external USB HD as “removable”

Win7 does not mark my external HD as "removable". Consistently I do not have an "eject" entry in the context menu. Curiosely the "safely remove" widget does list the drive, but then fails because ...
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USB drivers for an ASUS M5 A78L USB3 motherboard

My three year old 64 bit Windows 7 PC has an ASUS M5 A78L USB3 motherboard with two USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports. I used the Driver Booster app to bring my drivers up to date. The result was ...
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Would USBs on non-Apple monitor with DisplayPort work?

Would the USB ports on a 3rd party monitor work on MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt? I have a MacBook Pro 13" from ~2012 (13", no retina, i7 model) that I'm still pretty happy with. Now I'm sick of ...
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Install linux on computer that can't boot from USB, but no CD/DVD available

I have a computer (A) that I want to install linux on. The bios on A does not recognize "booting from USB". I do not have access to a CD or DVD to create a boot disc. I do however have access to other ...
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Slow performance running VM Player image (virtual machine) on USB3.0 external drive

I have a virtual image I'm trying to run over USB3.0 on an external drive using VM Player. The performance is very slow and I cant seem to find the culprit. I've ran some benchmarking tools and my UP ...
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Connect 5 external harddisks to a single usb port

I want to connect 5 external hardisks to single USB port. I think that can be done by giving some sort of powersource to individual external HDs. How much voltage should I provide to individual ...
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Boot USB Tails through VirtualBox?

So I have Tails 1.2 on my USB (Disk 5) and also on a partition (2) on an external hard drive (Disk 4). The USB shows up as 3.75GB and the partition is 6GB. I want to be able to boot either Disk 4 or ...
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Dont know how to connect AC-97, HDAUDIO, and USB connectors to motherboard [duplicate]

I'll provide pictures so you guys can see, but basically I recently bought a new case for my pre built lenovo k330b. I cant find how I'm supposed to position the connectors. Please help me out with ...
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Add 2 HDD connected via USB to Synology DS211j using Raid 1

I have a Synology DS211j and 2 old 2TB S-ATA HDD. What I plan to do is to buy two cases for these two hard disk drives that allow for connecting the hard disks to my Synology using the USB port. I ...
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Safe to charge USB devices while doing other power-consuming tasks?

I just recently got an iPod, and I completely forgot that without an adapter you have to hook it up to your computer by USB port to charge it, sync, etc. I currently have it plugged into the front USB ...
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Program should use 4G USB modem and not ethernet [duplicate]

We have a Windows 7 machine that is connected to internet by satelite through ethernet. This workstation also has a USB 4G modem that should be used by a software application. We would like to have ...
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How to emulate a virtual USB drive in Windows?

I have a remote server where I should test work of some application with USB drive. Unfortunately, there is no ability to install any USB drive there. So, I need to emulate a virtual USB drive in ...
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Unknown Device USB Windows 7

Everytime I plug in any USB drive on my computer on a Windows 7 machine, I get this error: Unknown Device with Code 43. I have tried many solutions such as searching for missing drivers and installing ...
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How do I break out a DB-9 or DB-25 serial port from a PowerBook-G4 or even a more modern MacBook Pro

Essentially, we would like to interface to an external device which conforms to a serial DB-9 type hardware interface (or DB-25, because we have a crossover cable for that), and all we have are Apple ...
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How can I make my wireless keyboard respond faster

I am using an A4tech wireless keyboard(GL-6) with my windows xp.I am experiencing some issues with my keyboard.Very often during my typing, sometimes it doesn't respond to my key-presses and ...
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Unable to get Linux Live installation media to properly boot from USB on 2006 iMac

I'm trying to dual boot linux on a 2006 iMac. I have tried Arch, Ubuntu, and Fedora. I originally created the Arch USB installation media following the instructions in the Arch Beginner's Guide. ...
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Is it possible to use USB token as file storage

Is it possible to store and retrieve files other than certificate in USB etoken? I would like to use it as read-only USB flash disk.
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USB host controllers broken on every reboot

Something happened (including Windows Updates?) and now every time I reboot, most of my USB host controllers/root hubs are not working: The broken ones say: This device cannot start. (Code 10) ...
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Syncing two Windows machines via USB

I have a USB crossover cable, and want to regularly sync two laptops. I don't want to use Windows Easy Transfer....It just does not have the flexibility or options to do what I'd prefer to happen. ...
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Why does my generic USB hub not allow my PC to find a second plugged-in flash drive?

On my Dell Model i3531-1200BK (running Windows 8.1) I am using a 4 slot (no name) generic USB hub that works fine with one flash drive. But when a second flash drive is inserted, the laptop starts ...
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3g USB reciever not connecting

First of all Maybe a sorry is needed because I am not sure if this is the right place for this question. Now, I have a 3g dongle from alcatel named 'x230s' provided by wind(italian internet company) ...
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Hidden files on USB drive [duplicate]

Hello Dear Sirs here, I have such problems on my USB drive: I have a lot necessary files and documents on it and my trouble is that i connect it to another computers and after when i will connect it ...
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Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media not working

Today I turned on the PC. I used it a little bit, and tried ejecting my external HDD, it would not exit. To fix this i have tried: Going to the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the tray, but when I ...
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Resetting USB device without disconnecting it

I use a USB cellular modem to connect to the internet. Unfortunately, the modem sometimes connects to a low strength network and the only way to reset the connection is to unplug the modem and ...
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What is the difference between USB Mini A and Mini B?

I have a bunch of USB A to Mini B cables and a single USB A to Mini A cable. I have lost track of where they come from. The two types both look exactly the same with the USB A side having a white ...
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How to boot from USB and copy files to USB?

My Windows 7 installation is broken. It won't boot and when I run the installation from bootable USB, it gets stuck right at the beginning saying "Loading something something (can't remember what)", ...
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Use smartphone's bluetooth from ubuntu

I have an acer aspire one netbook (with ubuntu), without a bluetooth adapter. Is there a way to use my Smartphone's bluetooth from ubuntu connected with a USB cable?
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A black thing falls out of the USB port of my laptop

My new laptop fan cooler's usb cable plug sucks a small black thing out of a usb port on my lenovo Thinkpad T400. That thing seems to be used for fixing the four pins inside the port. Without it, the ...
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USB drive not in my boot list, cannot boot from usb

my problem is very simple. Although I can use my flash drive to move files, I am not able to boot from it. Actually, usb drive is not even listed in my bootable device list (along with cd, hdd) in the ...
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How to add Drivers to Arnold the bat's chromium os?

I'm brand new to stackexchange/superuser, so excuse me if I'm doing something wrong. I'm pretty much a total beginner with OSes and such, so what I'm asking may also be impossible. I am trying to ...
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USB Target mode multiplexer for video feeds

We have proprietary (not ours) windows software that processes video from one camera connected via USB. We would like to analyze feed from many (10+) cameras by rapidly switching video source. Usage ...
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Mouse arrow stops at times

Few days ago I started having problems with my mouse. Every couple of minutes, my mouse arrow would stop for a second or two, and then suddenly jump to the location it should have been had it not ...