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

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Connecting my phone to my computer?

This is my first question on superuser, and I would really appreciate your help on this issue: The problem: My device isn't getting detected in android studio The solution: Install the correct usb ...
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How to 'install' my own file system into my USB?

If I write my own file system (some basic), How do I 'install' it to my USB?, Let's say that I've written a hash table and I want to format on my USB.. How do I that? My OS is Ubuntu x86_64.
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USB Keyboard passtrough in Hyper-V

I have got a multi screen desktop. I want to use a virtual-machine to get a temporari second workstation on my desktop (to work with students). I use a Windows 10 Pro machine with hyper-v. In hyper-v ...
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Windows 8.1 External drive seen by Device Manager but not by disk manager or explorer

I got an external drive from a family member (who usually uses it with a Mac), and when I plug it into my computer nothing happens. A couple times (trying different USB slots), a dialog popped up ...
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Regarding USB battery charging, what is a 'unconfigured device'?

The USB Battery Charging 1.2 Specification says that 'unconfigured devices' are allowed to draw up to 1.5A for CDPs and DCPs, whilst configured devices are able to draw up to 5A as long as the ...
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New HDD, wont load from USB or CD

i have copied all of my re-installation disc(w7) to my USB. Computer won't read discs, does read the USB, but says there's no OS. This is a new HDD since my old one died. I need a step by step help as ...
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optical mouse only works near an electric field

two days ago,i faced a serious problem my optical mouse stop working suddenly. it just simulate a click and hold instead of single click and other strange things. i released that it works fine only if ...
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HDD in external case SATA/USB3.0: stop automatic disk switch off

I recently bought a sharkoon swift case pro USB3.0, external 3.5" HDD case/enclosure. The problem(s) is: When I reboot windows (doesnt matter which version it seems, tried both xp/7), the case shuts ...
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batch script to copy from external PC

I'm trying to write a batch script for copying appdata files to my usb drive...i figured (which i'm not sure about) that if in any pc i plugin my usb %appdata% can be used as default path but for ...
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How to boot from USB flash via EFI?

I have setup the following partition table on flash-drive: Disklabel type: gpt Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sdb1 2048 34815 32768 16M EFI System /dev/sdb2 ...
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Usb modem cannot be recognized

I have a huawui 173 usb modem , I tried un-installing the software that run the modem ,when it took too long i restarted my pc because i thought it was frozen,i continued re installing the software ...
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Using USB to RS232 adapter makes mouse go wild

I use a USB to RS232 adapter to connect to routers and switches at work. Sometimes after little use the mouse goes wild and clicks uncontrollably, moustly mouse1 but mouse2 aswell. When at worst it ...
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External Hard Drive is periodically hanging over for 1 minute when plugged in to PC via USB 3.0

I have an external hard drive Transcend ST2000LM003 2Tb USB3.0. I am already using it for 1 year. Everything was ok when I was using it plugged in to PC via USB2.0. When I used it on another PC ...
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Barcode scanner USB to serial

I have a problem with a barcode scanner. It came with a USB Cable but in the manual it says that it can do RS232 communication. The modes it can operate are: Keyboard Wedge, which works fine but I ...
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Redirect USB audio output to the speaker | Guitar link interface

If I connect my guitar directly to the line in and use Guitar Rig 5 with ASIO, it'll use the Speakers (Realtek HD Audio) output device exclusively, meaning that I won't be able to play sounds from any ...
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How to set an USB drive as a local drive using CMD?

I'm trying to hide the data on my USB drive. I've come up with the idea to hide everything in a second partition, which Windows would not recognize. Then, in the first partition, there would be a ...
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How to write protect your USB drive using MS DOS ATTRIB?

I'm trying to write protect my USB drive with a batch file. I've learnt that it is possible to do so with ATTRIB +R. The drive switches it's drive letter since it's used on multiple computers. I've ...
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Prevent device from being ejected (Windows 10 Pro)

I have a fixed device (5.25 device), a smartcard reader, that is ejectable and appears in "safe removal". The problem is that if I misclick this smartcard reader while is about to eject a USB memory, ...
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Clone USB flash drive containing UDF and Fat32 paritions

Recently I was asked to clone USB flash drive (4GB). This drive contains two paritions: first is UDF (1.3GB) - which Windows 7 sees as CD-ROM drive, and the second is Fat32(2.7GB) - which looks and ...
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Is it possible to get current over 500 mA using PC USB?

I heard that charging USB devices using PC is slower than using AC sockets. If that is true, is there a way to achieve the same speed using PC or is it standard for motherboards to limit USB current ...
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Using a PictBridge printer with multiple sources

I have a PictBridge printer with one USB port that is used for connecting PictBridge-capable devices (cameras etc). I want to connect the printer to multiple devices (each of which has a USB output ...
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How do I remove the EFI Partition on my USB using Mac OS X 10.11?

I need to remove the EFI partition on my USB because when trying to copy files from my PS4, the PS4 chooses this partition and ultimately runs out of space, instead of using the much larger space. ...
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Lenovo Y40 unable to boot from the factory recovery USB purchased from Lenovo

I've purchased a recovery USB from Lenovo for $39.99, but my laptop would not boot from it. Lenovo technical support refuses to provide me with any hint on how I can get it working unless I pay $69.99 ...
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How to confirm USB drive partitioned correctly?

A few years ago, I partitioned an external USB drive and installed an EXT3 filesystem on it. The filesystem has 4 terabytes of space. Recently, I realized the drive itself is only a 3 terabyte drive. ...
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Unable to copy jar files from Windows 7 to USB external encrypted Hard drive

As per the title I was trying to perform a backup on my company laptop running Windows 7 Enterprise SP1. I usually did it successfully in the past but today the backup program (Cobian 11) was not ...
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Power surge on usb 3.0, usb ports stopped working

Windows reported power surge on usb hub, and since then 4 of my usb ports stopped working, I've tried uninstalling drivers and re-installing them again, but it didn't work. Tried pulling the cable out ...
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Usb ports to be closed to prevent infected storages from infect my network

I have 6 pcs connected together with maping network some users use infected mass storage and if one pc get infection all others will be so How can i close usb ports in Windows xp and seven to prevent ...
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Cant Choose USB Boot From BIOS/UEFI

I have Philips 32 GB flashdisc. (FM32FD75B/97) When i enter boot options, i cannot see my device. I tried it with 1 desktop and 2 laptops and result is same. I also used Rufus/Unetbootin and Ubuntu ...
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Will a USB 2.0 device charge faster plugged into a USB 3.0 port? [duplicate]

Fairly simple question, do USB 2.0 devices charge quicker if they are plugged into a USB 3.0 port rather than a USB 2.0 one. I’m not asking about a specific device I have, I just mean in general. I ...
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Windows 10 bootable USB Product Key and Linux

I'm making a bootable USB for Windows 10 following Window's instructions here I have my computer dual booted with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10, I'm thinking about doing a clean installation of just ...
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Is there a way to log what application or device is using a USB port?

I have a DAQ connected through USB, and every now and then it drops signal and the application using it crashes. I have a feeling that some other process or service is interrupting the USB. Is there a ...
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Cannot burn Ubuntu ISO into USB using Windows 8.1

I am seriously lost with this simple thing. I have Windows 8.1 and want to burn ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-amd64.iso into USB. Every time I format USB to FAT or FAT32, I get an error with all 3 of these ...
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Wireless driver for mouse movement on LInux/windows (with the help of interactive board)

I have moved to mainly working on Linux machine primarily Ubuntu 15.04. Please the question here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/731546/wireless-driver-for-mouse-movement-on-ubuntu-15-04 I have a ...
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Kali does add persistence to one usb drive but not to another

I tried to add persistence to a Kali 2.0 Usb drive (Usb 2.0). So far so good, played around, doesn't work, played a little more, worked - fine. Then I tried to do this on another Usb-Stick (Usb 3.0), ...
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USB flash drive won't work at all

I plugged in a USB flash drive into my computer. (I got it for free, I don't remember why.) It was 1GB and it didn’t have a brand on it. I’m using Windows 8.1, i5 CPU, 1TB HDD, 12GB RAM At first it ...
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How to Revert USB back to normal

I was trying to make a bootable USB drive with Rufus for Windows 7, but it failed, and now i'm trying to get it back to a normal functioning USB. I've tried formatting it and stuff, but nothing seems ...
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Charging a laptop though a USB-C power port with a low voltage/amperage

Let's say we have a new laptop with a USB-C port - like the new Macbook1 or the Chromebook pixel which, yes, are meant to be charged through these ports -, a good solar panel for smartphones (5V 3A ...
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Boot Ubuntu from USB under windows 10?

I have a bootable USB Ubuntu install, it definitely works. I.e. I start a laptop which has Ubuntu 13.10 installed, and force it to boot from a USB with 15.10 installed and indeed it boots 15.10. ...
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Clonezilla saved image to USB-bridged SATA & Verified it. Can't see USB Bridge to restore

Working with a small size, HP laptop, no CD drive. AMD A12-8800 R-7. 256G SSD, 3 partitions. Came with Win10 installed. From recent experience with another high powered HP laptop, I want to clone the ...
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wireless mouse causes loss of conecction on windows 8 hp laptop netgear router

Every time I plug my wireless mouse in I lose my wifi conecction seconds later it comes and goes but never stays on very long the mouse keeps connection what is causing this and how do I fix this ...
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creating shareable virtual usb devices, possible?

not sure if possible but want to get a virtualized copy of a usb device, it's not a hard drive or usb drive, it's a "card scanner" that is used on a game and is quite handy but i always need to have ...
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8GB USB drive reduced to 3MB, how can I recover the correct size? [duplicate]

After trying to copy a software from another system, my 8GB USB flash drive reduced to 3MB. I checked the Disk Manager, it looks like this: I couldn't see any unallocated space there.. Can I ...
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USB ports not working after removing laptop from network due to policy

I've got a laptop which was previously used on a network. Due to policy restriction, I can't use the USB ports. Please help so that I can use the ports and if possible, how to remove it completely ...
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Virtual Clone Drive Hijacking USBs

I installed Virtual Clone Drive in Windows 7. With Windows 10's ability to natively mount ISOs, I had no need for it. I un-installed it using Revo. Revo said a file couldn't be deleted, but would be ...
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BQ Aquaris E5 not detected as a GSM modem

My BQ Aquaris E5 (ubuntu edition) was not getting detected as a GSM modem in Ubuntu 15.10 desktop edition. Hence I tried the following shell script: vendor=$1 product=$2 cat <<EOF > ...
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macbook pro does not see bootable USB

A friend's macbook pro 2008 no longer boots its windows installation. It is double booted to mac and windows To fix the problem (attempt startup repair) I created a USB drive using Rufus 2.5 USB ...
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Unknown USB Device - Bluetooth Dongle

I have a generic bluetooth dongle that I got several years ago. I tried to use it today on my Windows 10 PC and I got an error saying it wasn't able to install the drivers. The device manager says it ...
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W7 Home Premium x64 fresh install - won't detect usb flash drive for drivers

just installed W7 on a new build and can't get the drivers installed. I was having issues during the installation - it was hanging on finalizing settings - and did a new install without the ethernet ...
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Windows 7 not showing connected android device's internal storage in explorer

Hi Every one my windows 7 machine suddenly stop showing internal storage for my android device. My device is properly connected to my machine and its working properly. Only thing it windows 7 not ...
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Why is it possible to eject my C drive as if it were a USB drive?

I just used a USB drive to move some files. Being the good, ethical computer user I am I ejected my drive prior to removing it. I do this this everytime. Though this time I was oddly presented with ...