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Install Windows 7 through USB Drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install Win7 from USB Is it possible to install Windows 7 through a USB drive (considering that it's a fresh HD?) My motherboard is a ASUS Maximus II Formula If so ...
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Ubuntu won't boot from USB memory stick

I used the instructions on this webpage to create a bootable USB drive for running Ubuntu 9.10. Unfortunately it doesn't work on my Eee PC. Even with 'Removable Dev.' selected in the BIOS as the ...
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Creating a shortcut to a program on thumb drive without drive letter

Is there a way to create a shortcut to an EXE on a USB thumb drive that will work no matter what drive letter is assigned to the thumb drive? I have a program in a folder on a thumb drive. I want to ...
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Is it possible to disable write caching on a USB mass storage device on Mac OS X?

On Windows, there's a setting for removable drives called "optimize for quick removal", which disables write caching so you can just unplug your removable drive without causing filesystem corruption. ...
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External Hardrive Not Reconized on Windows 7 at all

I Have a NextStar 2/5" from Vantec and its an 80G HD. I have used it many times on windows xp and it works fine. We just recently upgraded to windows 7 home premium and when I plug it in it beeps many ...
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Can I use a USB monitor (like Mimo) as a primary monitor?

I have an old PC in the den without Video Card (I have to remove it after it start failing). I access it through Remote Desktop. I don't want to invest in a new video card since the PC is old. If I ...
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Eject a USB modem in the scheduled tasks

I need to schedule a task to eject a USB modem immediately when the power fail. I had searched in EventLog and found the EventID for power Failure, put it in the Triggers,but in the Action I didn't ...
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Will cases with front USB port support USB 3.0?

If a computer case has a USB port in the front, will it support USB 3.0 if my motherboard supports it? Or does the case vendor need to specifically mention USB 3 support? (BTW, I haven't seen such ...
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USB port causing device problems after new motherboard upgrade

I'm looking into a PC with an issue with one of the front USB ports (perhaps both). It was working before a motherboard upgrade but since then, a USB drive was inserted, overheated and does not ...
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How can I remount an ejected (not just unmounted) USB drive on Mac?

I frequently eject an usb stick, and then realize I still need it. If I unmount the drive in Disk Utility, I can just remount it, but if I eject, it's gone. Not showed in Finder Not showed in ...
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How to share an external USB drive over network in OS X?

I have an external USB drive mounted on my Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" box. I want to share a folder on this volume to another OS X computer over LAN. How is it possbile? If I simply enable the ...
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USB to USB CD ROM emulator

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a CDROM emulator that runs on Linux. I want to emulate this configuration: [CDROM DRIVE]----USB CABLE----[COMPUTER UNDER TEST] Where [COMPUTER UNDER TEST] is a ...
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Good solutions for using external hard disk anywhere

Ok, I often use my external hard disk in other computers than mine, and I use it with Time Machine. So I want a solution for being able to do that as good as possible. Things to consider: Time ...
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USB disk on workstation 7

dunno if this is the right place, so forgive me in case if not. Hi, I have a couple of vmware images that I would like to share the same USB disk with. The scenario is like this: * One USB disk * ...
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Taskbar hangs when opening a folder

Any one in here who has experienced this problem. The taskbar hangs whenever I: Open a folder from a browser Open a usb flash drive Open a drive on my computer It really sucks, but the solution to ...
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How to speed up rsync?

I'm running rsync to sync a directory onto my external USB HDD. It's about 150 gigs of data. 50000+ files I would guess. It's running it's first sync at the moment, but its copying files at a rate of ...
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Graciously shutdown external HDD enclosure?

I recently purchased a large HDD along with the following HDD enclosure: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817173043 It has a simple on-off switch on the back. When I want to ...
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Can I control power to one USB port?

I have a Microsoft Reclusa and I don't want the backlight on while I am not there. I want to turn the USB port's power off to stop the backlight at night. Is there any software that will do this for ...
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Jump drive with a virus

If I have a flash drive that I think may have a virus on it, but also has some important tax stuff on it, is there a way I can get at the files without endangering my computer?
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How do I install Windows XP from an external hard drive?

I'm trying to install Windows XP Media Center edition by copying the install disc image to an external hard drive and making it bootable. Has anyone had success getting this to work on systems that ...
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Make a radio-streaming PC pretend to be a mass-storage USB device

I'm listening to a net radio on my PC I want the sound to go through my boombox cause it has nice speakers/amp The boombox has no "incoming" audio jack that just plays what comes over the wire ...
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Automatically distinguish difference between multiple HDDs in linux?

I'm running Ubuntu Server 9.10. I have two external USB HDDs. I use them each for different backup reasons. So certain data gets stored on one HDD, and different information gets stored on the other ...
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“Windows was unable to complete the format” - Can't format flashdrive!

I have a 8GB Sandisk Cruzer USB flash drive that I had ruined a while back trying to make it bootable. Anyway now when I click on it I get a message that it needs to be reformatted to be used. So when ...
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Can Windows 7 recovery iso be used to create a bootable recovery USB?

Can Windows 7 recovery iso be used to create a bootable recovery USB? If yes, how? I did try using unetbootin but it didn't work.
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make drive show up as fixed rather than “removable”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows XP, USB-Stick and multiple Partitions Is there a way to make a usb drive show up as a fixed drive and not a removable drive?
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Front USB Port Grounding Issues

I think I have a static electricity problem. I have two computers in my house and a fiancé that wears fuzzy socks. Sometimes, when she plugs in USB devices into the front ports of her desktop ...
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Why won't my Nokia E52 charge on some USB ports

I have two computers. If I connect my Nokia to one of them using the usb cable the charge process will start. If I connect the phone to the other computer (using the same cable!) it won't start ...
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Is there an RSM replacement in Windows 7? (to eject USB and Firewire devices from command line)

I know Windows XP and previous had an rsm.exe file in the <root>\windows\system32 folder that could be used to manage media. I used this command in batch files and from the command line to eject ...
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2 USB Headsets, 1 PC, 1 Skype account

We use Skype to call our parents overseas to a landline, and would like to use 2 USB Headsets at the same time on our side. Can it be done?
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create XP usb boot disk in Vista

My netbook (running on XP) recently encountered "NTLDR is missing" problem. However, since I don't have an external dvd, I need to create a USB boot-up disk to re-install XP. Unfortunately, my other ...
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Is there way to scan a registry hive on an attached USB drive?

I have a hard drive with a virus that I removed from a PC. I can scan the file system of it as an attached USB drive. But how do I scan the registry of that USB drive since it is not booted up like ...
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How to test an external (USB) hard drive?

I recently bought a new 1TB USB mounted external hard drive (a Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 2.0, to be exact). Before putting it into use, I would like to perform some rudimentary testing ...
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Can not mount my USB disk— Ubuntu nor windows[dmesg including]

First, here is my dmesg | tail result right after I plugged the disk in: $ dmesg | tail [ 2578.697224] scsi 6:0:0:0: Direct-Access HP v100w PMAP PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS [ 2578.698322] sd 6:0:0:0: Attached ...
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Plug-in device to front USB computer *sometimes* restarts

I've got a strange problem that very occasionally (maybe once a month) when I plug something in to the front USB port on my computer, the computer suddenly restarts. This also happens sometimes when I ...
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How to boot Toshiba Portege M200 from image with no CD drive

My Toshiba Portege M200 has no CD drive, and I would like to boot to Acronis to reload from an image that I created. I don't know how else to get the OS and all the drivers loaded. It doesn't seem ...
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Problem with opening pen drive

I've a Pen Drive. And I'm not able to format it.. when I'm going for formatting it shows that its formatting but even after half an hour its still formatting... The PD is not opening. and AntiVirus ...
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How do I turn off the “This device can Run Faster” pop-up in Windows 7

Running Windows 7 Ultimate on my machine and I use a KVM switch/hub. The switch/hub runs at USB1.1 max but works fine. Trouble is I keep getting this notification bubble pop-up up every damn time I ...
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How can I tether my jailbroken iphone to my Ubuntu laptop via USB?

I have a jailbroken iphone that I would like to tether to my Ubuntu computer via USB. I'd appreciate any help.
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Why does my Microsoft Habu force me to unplug and replug in when booting up?

I'm not too sure why, but every single time I boot my computer, I have to unplug and replug my semi-new Microsoft Habu, when I use Windows 7. Why does it do this? I've been through my BIOS, msconfig, ...
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What's the fastest: eSATA over ExpressCard adapter, or over USB 2?

I am considering buying an ExpressCard-based eSATA controller to access an external hard disk (1TB). However, this hard disk is also already available using simple USB 2 cable. Is it worth to buy such ...
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Installing Windows 7 on a netbook using SanDisk USB Cruzer

I have this weird problem with my SanDisk USB Cruzer maybe someone can help me... I removed U3 software I used diskpart.exe to "activate" my partition yet when I restart my computer and select to ...
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USB Hard drive diagnostic tool

I have a Freecom 500GB Toughdrive and I have a suspicion that something is wrong with it, because my PC sometimes does not find it and it sometimes makes clicking sounds. The drive itself is not that ...
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Mount Canon PowerShot SD780 in Mac OS Snow Leopard as drive to get card contents?

Is there any way to browse the contents of an SD card inside my canon digital camera using my macbook pro? I am trying to move the contents of the SD card to =a new SD card (with larger capacity). ...
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Sync contacts on Outlook 2007 with Android 2.0 via usb

My boss got a new HTC something from Verizon. He wants to sync his Outlook contacts with the handset. He doesn't need to do it that often, maybe once every month or so but everything I see is for ...
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Backup software advice needed (for continuously mirroring data from USB stick)

I'd like some advice related to good practices when working from a USB stick. In particular about backup software. I have my own homemade backup (C# + JFileSync), but this would be for my wife who's ...
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How should one handle an external hard drive without an enclosure?

How should I go about mounting an external hard drive without an enclosure? I have a IDE/SATA to USB adapter. But where should I put the drive, what side should be facing upwards, etc?
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Microsoft USB Wire Color Code

My wireless keyboard's USB connector wire came off, so I'm trying to splice a new connector and wire with the existing wire. The only problem is that Microsoft didn't follow the normal ...
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USB standard - Speed of a Bit

Ive got a question. How USB 1.0 negotiate the duration of a bit on output ? I mean speed of connection ? Is it const all the time ?
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What happens when a flash drive wears out?

Flash memory has a limited number of read/write cycles, after which it fails. What happens when it fails? Is it like a hard drive, where a failed write is silently moved to another part of the disk ...
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Wired and Wireless USB Network Adapter

Does anyone know if there are any USB network adapters out there that have both wired and wireless networking capability? Far-fetched, I know, but thought I'd ask. Background: Some of our users have ...