USB is a universal, general interface standard for connecting peripheral devices to PCs.

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Multiple Operating Systems or ISO's Bootloader for a USB Stick?

I have no idea how to do this. I have 7 iso's that I want to be able to easily boot from using a USB Stick and they are: Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Hirens BootCD ...
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Clone USB-drive bit for bit

I have a USB-drive that is encrypted with Truecrypt. Now, I'd like to make a copy of it from time to time, so I need a method of cloning the USB. The two USB-sticks are of same size, brand, and type, ...
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Will a mobile phone charge faster if plugged into a USB 3.0 port

Will a phone(or any device for that matter) charge faster if it is plugged into a USB 3.0 port compared to a USB 2.0 port? I know to assist charging you can turn features off(with flight mode) or ...
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How can USB 3G modems reach high speeds through a virtual serial port?

I'm a bit puzzled about the virtual COM ports used by modern high speeds USB devices that creates several serial interfaces, one of which is used for data transfer. A modern 3G/4G USB modem can reach ...
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External drive in constant use the moment a track from it is added to iTunes

Adding tracks to my manually managed itunes library takes ages. I've noticed that the drive goes into a "constantly-in-use" mode (from the blinking led and spinning noise) the moment I drag a track ...
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Can't access phone util on Galaxy S3 (I535)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 that I can't get to connect to my computer. I've tried multiple USB cables (including the default one from the charger) on multiple computers. My next step is trying to ...
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Wireshark: Accessing USB Bus Interfaces without sudo

I am trying to monitor some USB traffic using Wireshark on Linux (Ubuntu). If I start Wireshark as my normal user without root privileges, the USB bus interfaces are not listed. If I sudo wireshark ...
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USB Drive Format for Reading/Writing 4GB+ Files on OSX and Windows

I am trying to settle on a drive file format which is compatible with OSX and Windows for reading/writing 4GB+ files. Linux support would be a bonus. Using FAT is a no go since it does not support ...
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USB - Harddrive - How to use a USB Flash drive as a HDD harddrive?

As you see in the picture below, Windows knows which devices are USB's and which devices are hard drives. How can I make this USB into a hard drive? Can I format it or something? I need to do this ...
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How can I lower the volume of my USB headphones?

Yes, I really am asking how to turn down the volume. But first, some more detail: My headphones are http://www.edimensional.com/product_info.php?cPath=22&products_id=122 They are really loud. I ...
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Linux Mint Petra won't Auto-Mount USB Devices

I recently updated my OS to Mint Petra and am no longer able to plug-and-play my USB devices. Olivia would automatically mount my jump drives or external hard drives, and I don't see why Petra ...
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windows 7 suddenly not recognizing USB display adapter - display settings messed up

I have been using two USB display adapters (USB video cards) to connect windows 7 laptop to multiple monitors. All worked well, then after I tried to connect it to different monitor, windows 7 no ...
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Any tips or tricks to hasten USB device detection and initialisation?

I reattach dozens of USB devices to my Windows 7 across the day, such as printers, flash drives, mice, modems, midi keyboards, and scanners. The computer has seen them all before; all have been set up ...
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How to install Windows 8 from USB flash drive?

I downloaded Windows 8 as an ISO image, and I'd like to install it on a computer that doesn't have an optical drive. Is it possible to install Windows 8 from a USB drive? How would I do this?
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where are usb movies stored once downloaded [closed]

I borrowed a USB from a friend with some movies which I downloaded to my computer over a month ago. Unfortunately the movies weren't named so it was just files without names. I want To watch one but ...
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Zorin no Kernel. Hard Drive is completely wiped after installing

I installed Zorin successfully, but I wiped eveyrthing that was previously on my hard drive. So when I boot up I'm in grub. I typed "grub> boot". But its saying I need to load a kernel. I have no idea ...
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USB modem on OS X doesn't respond to Python modules

My goal is to communicate with my USB modem on my iMac with Python so I can send commands and read the results and responses. I have a USB modem hooked up to my iMac and I can communicate with it ...
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Windows USB keyboard and mouse won't work, PS/2 keyboard does

Everything was functioning properly. I turned my computer off and came back to it a couple of days later to find that the keyboard and mouse are not working in Windows. I am running Windows 7, 64 ...
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Danger/Risk of Plugging USB Devices into Powered USB Ports

This question seems like it would have a logical answer, but I thought I’d ask to be safe. As shown in the photo below, there exist externally-powered USB hubs (A) and USB power-adapters—like the ...
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Seagate Expansion external drive not recognised in Windows 8.1

Can someone PLEASE tell me why my Seagate Expansion external hard-drive is NOT recognised in Windows 8.1? It worked perfectly on my other Win 7 Pro laptop, I just bought a new laptop with Win 8.1,and ...
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Seagate ext hdd breaks USB connectivity in Windows 8 x64

A friend has a Seagate 1TB ext hdd (model: srd 00 f1). When connecting it to his Sony Vaio (VPCSB1S1E - Windows 8) it shows up in the Device Manager with a driver error. When trying to uninstall the ...
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How to replace a USB wireless mouse receiver in this case?

My mouse is quite good, but unfortunately the USB wireless receiver is as big as an adult's little finger (pinky). It breaks easily when the laptop is moved. I want a micro receiver and the company ...
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USB flash drive empty folders

I have a USB drive that holds a lot of folders and documents I took from another computer. The folders are there but the problem is that all of them appear empty. I tried showing hidden folders and ...
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Microphone input from Vantec USB Sound Adapter only from left channel

I'm using Vantec's 7.1 USB sound adapter (NBA-200U) in order to eliminate static that I experienced from my onboard sound card. The adapter itself has two mic inputs for stereo recording, and the left ...
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cannot find USB device to mount

How can I find which /dev/? device to mount my USB hard drive on Red Hat 3 Taroon?  I've been Googling a lot and checked log files and still no clue. I'm trying my last chance with you experts, # ...
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Windows 7 very slow installing new usb devices

I'm find an issue on some machines I administer where, upon plugging in a USB device, Windows takes forever 'searching preconfigured driver folders' for the device driver. This includes USB disks, ...
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External hard drive not recognized by windows 8.1 (works in windows 7 and ubuntu12.04)

So as is stated in my title, I have an external hard drive (2.5 inch internal laptop drive attached to a USB bridge). It worked perfectly on my windows 7 x64 machine. Then I did a clean install of ...
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How to Password Protect USB Ports?

Is there a way to Password Protect the USB Ports in Windows 8 so that every time a USB is inserted a prompt comes out asking for a password before it can be used on the PC ? Is this possible without ...
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Safely remove external USB drive fails due to $extend

When connecting an external USB 3.0 hard drive to my USB 3.0 ports I can never safely remove it. Somehow windows always keeps the journal files open: "Always" as in this time I only connected the ...
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USB isn't recognized

I've been having this problem with a specific USB of mine. Once I plug the USB device in a USB port, the device is recognized and comes up in my device manager but shows up transparent in my ...
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How to format/repair a write-protected USB drive with I/O errors?

I ordered a bunch of 1GB usb drives from a semi-shady Chinese company. Most of them work just fine, but a couple of them won't let me format them because they are "write-protected." There is no write ...
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USB connection issues with flash drives

Currently I'm facing an issue when I'm trying to connect any USB flash drive to my PC. I can connect USB keyboard and mouse without any issue. However when I connect USB flash drive, there are 2 ...
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Cannot open 2 USB cameras simultaneously on VLC player Ubuntu 12.04

Cannot open 2 USB cameras simultaneously on VLC player Ubuntu 12.04 How I open a Camera: In terminal (text after the $ prompt = commands that I type): $ ls /dev/video* /dev/video0 /dev/video1 $ vlc ...
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How could PC Doctor, etc. boot and how does the HDD mess up offline boots? [on hold]

We finally gave in, and gave the laptop to Staples. Apparently, the Staples tech ran "PC-Doctor" and tested a lot of hardware, eventually finding (via SMART) a hard disk failure. He said it was a ...
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USB Touchscreens - Unknown Device after PC has been off overnight

I'm out of leads on this problem, and I'm hoping someone will read this and know what to look for. The Problem I have two machines. Both machines are identical in terms of software, hardware, and ...
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Windows 7 x64 doesn't recognize Canon Rebel XT camera

When I plug my Canon Rebel XT into my Windows 7 x64 laptop via USB, I was expecting it to allow me to browse the photos on the CF card. Instead, Win7 attempts to install a device driver and fails. I ...
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How can you stop the Connect/Disconnect sound on WinXP?

I recently started using a KVM at work, and now every time I switch one of my machines sounds off Windows XP's connected or disconnected device wav file. Is there a way to disable this without muting ...
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Automatically open app on USB mount

Whenever I plug in a USB device (e.g. my phone, or a sdcard) ubuntu pops up a window asking what application to open it with. You can choose to "always open in this application" Where is that ...
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Extracting files from busted Android phone

I have a busted android phone, manufactured by a brazilian company. It broke within five months, but it still hold lots of info (such as contacts and apps) that I'd like to retrieve. They are not in ...
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USB Wifi will not connect on Windows 7 (Even though the driver installs OK)

Windows 7 will not connect to a WiFi network using a USB Network Adapter. I have 3 adapters: a Senoa SUB 364 (EXT), a Repeatit SU2410 USB V2 and a ZYXEL G202. All of these devices install okay on ...
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I need to connect two USB cables but upon peeling them i have come across wires of totally different colour schemes, how to connect them?

I need to connect two USB cables but upon peeling them i have come across wires of totally different color schemes. One USB cable has RED, WHITE, GREEN and BLACK wires. While the other cable has four ...
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ARCH boot error from USB:modprobe: FATAL: Could not load /lib/modules/3.15.5-2-ARCH/modules.deb, no such file or directory

I am following the (32-bit) ARCH installation tutorial on http://wideaperture.net/blog/?p=3851 This works fine on VirtualBox. No issues. However, when I repeat the process on a real hardware with ...
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Laptop's internal keyboard as an external one?

Firstly, let me say that I've never seen how a laptop's internal keyboard interface with the motherboard. Hence the question. The thing is I use an external keyboard and monitor, but I like how ...
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USB TV box and ultrasound machine is not recognised by guest OS in VirtualBox

I have installed VirtualBox on a Dell inspiron 1464 laptop with 64 bits Windows 7 Home Basic. I have installed Windows XP Home as guest OS in VirtualBox. But I cannot get my Gemini USB 2.0 TV Box and ...
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Booting Windows 7 Installer from USB Samsung Series 5

I have a Samsung Series 5 laptop that came with Windows 8 Pre-Installed and a bunch of manufacturer stuff i didn't want. I cleaned the DISK and installed ubuntu 14.04. Now i was trying to install ...
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Managed USB Switch [on hold]

We have 4 computers controlled by an KVM-over-IP switch, so we can remotely control the keyboard and the mouse and can see the screens. Now, we need to connect an usb flash device to that computers - ...
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How do I figure out which /dev is a USB flash drive?

I want to mount a USB drive, two of them and I need two different mount points. Unfortunately, the Linux kernel underwent a name change and I can't figure out which /dev location is the right one. Is ...
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Detect a signal on USB without specific hardware?

Is there ANY WAY to detect a signal on a USB port without a device attached? Thus just a Voltage sent to the port on the pins? Just want to detect if a electric flow is closed? This is for a flag ...
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USB Microphone is creating a beeping noise

I recently bought another headset, as my other ones were creating a lot of static noise. I used to have 3 headsets which worked fine in the past, but cause a lot of static noise now, they were all ...
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USB Switch for Keyboard and Mouse (KM)

Background I am looking to switch my keyboard and mouse between a desktop computer and a laptop. The desktop resolution is 2560x1600, which eliminates most (but not all) KVM switches. The monitor has ...