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

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Cannot use a Kingston 15GB USB stick as 'live bootable USB'

I use USB sticks to install different operating systems, mainly Linux distros, which can fit on a 2GB USB stick. I have one 15 GB Kingston USB stick that I am not able to use as live USB at all, ...
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Using a “unapproved” charger with phone. Any actual real dangers?

I have a OnePlus One. It states that I should only used approved chargers (aka the one that came with the phone). Is there any real danger with using for example an iPhone wall to usb adapter to ...
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No operating system found on USB

I used to run Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I decided to switch to Ubuntu 14.10. I booted it up on my USB and loaded it. It started in demo mode. I started the install process and I could do all but ...
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Using USB Drive as Boot Drive and Storage

I have a 32GB USB drive that I am trying to use as both a boot drive for a ChromeOS version available from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/, and to use the remaining space on the drive as I ...
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Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Installation Fails

The problem I have is getting my HP DV7T-7000 Windows 7 64-bit laptop's USB 3.0 ports to function at USB 3.0 speeds. I used to get 3.0 speeds but noticed I'm having a problem in the last few months. ...
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When a USB is plugged in, automatically backup files to USB on a mac

I have a USB with the name Backup USB, when I plug it in, it should copy over the entire directory (and recursive directories) ~/Documents/uni/ to the USB. I understand I could use Dropbox, Google ...
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Booting Linux From External USB Disk stops spinning

I have installed Linux (Slackware 14.1) onto an external USB Disk on which I installed LILO. The boot process starts correctly loading the kernel but, after a while, I got in a “kernel panic” error ...
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What could cause Windows XP boot loop and live usb failure? [on hold]

So the issue is the computer is in a boot loop, gets past the Windows XP logo the flashes a blue screen and reboots, BIOS reboot on failure is off, but it still does this. When trying safe mode it ...
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Block every USB but one Windows 7 Registry

I want to disable all new plugged in USB Sticks by a User, but want to keep my only one Stick still accessable. For example I plug my "Master"-USB in and I can transfer Data to it. Another user ...
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How to disable some specific USB ports

I have a Windows XP machine with Gigabyte EP31-DS3l Mobo. There are two ports on front panel and 4 on back. For some reason I want to disable those two front ones. That is I want to have just the ...
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None of USB ports are working on Windows and Linux

None of the USB ports work anymore on my Acer Aspire E1-571G laptop which is running both Windows 7 and Fedora 21. It can’t detect anything. For example flash memories, USB mouse, my Android phone ...
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creating UEFI USB Boot stick using rufus option gives errors

I am trying to install windows 7 from a USB UEFI stick that I tried to create in vain. I read other posts on creating UEFI USB Boot sticks and found Rufus the most convenient option . However , Rufus ...
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Can I use my wireless keyboard receiver to connect to Internet via my Wi-Fi router?

I have a desktop computer with Windows 7 and I recently purchased a Logitech wireless keyboard that has an "Unifying" transceiver. Can I use it to get Internet on my desktop by connecting to my home ...
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Phone in always on usb not shown in my computer

When I plug my phone (Galaxy S2, I9100) in an ordinary usb port on a HP Folio laptop it appears in windows explorer and I can browse phone content. But when I plug it in an always on usb the phone ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 “The destination is read-only” - thumbdrive - GNOME error?

I have Ubuntu 12.04. My problem is, I can't get write access to any USB device, like thumbdrive, SD card or digital camera using GNOME 3.4.1. Both FAT32 and NTFS filesystems won't work. From ...
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USB Drive Name / Files consist of random characters

One of my USB Sticks just kind of broke and now it's name and all file names consist of pretty much random characters, like ‗t|%ò┼½.¯f¥. I did some research and its probably my file table that is ...
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Logitech K120 keyboard detected but driver not found in Windows 7

I have a Logitech K120 keyboard which is detected in device manager. But the driver is not found. When I try to update the driver, it says windows could not find driver software for your device. ...
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“Old” USB hard drive won't work with newer computers

It's the strangest thing — which is my prefatory way of saying I have no idea why this is happening, so hardly know how to search for answers. I apologize if this is something basic or if it has been ...
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Tapping data into a USB printer

I don't know how to ask the question so I will describe what was done previously with serial and I'd like to know if it can be duplicated with USB. In the old days, POS systems spit out ASCII data ...
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Annoying buzzing noise in earphones connected to my Laptop

When I connect an Earphones / Headset to my Laptop (an average ~700€ Laptop) like in the following figure, I get a very annoying random buzzing noise in the Earphones. I can clearly hear it when not ...
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Mouse not usable on specific USB port (Windows and Linux)

This is an operating system-agnostic issue, but I have logs from Ubuntu 14.10. I have this Perixx PERIMICE-710R USB wireless mouse: It is not usable through a specific USB port on a Lenovo Y510p ...
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USB port damaged laptop cut off [on hold]

When I inserted my external hard drive, the laptop’s power just cut off and won’t come back on. I looked and saw the port was damaged already. Is the computer crashed or will it work again?
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USB mouse disconnects seemingly at random

I am having a persistent issue with my USB mouse disconnecting seemingly at random from my computer. After a brief delay (less than a second to a few seconds) it will reconnect with the windows ...
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Prevent applications from changing audio input gain

I have a USB mixer that is recognized by Windows as a USB microphone (as per the manufacturer's instructions). My microphone and other inputs are plugged into this mixer. Every once in a while when I ...
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Autofs doesn't mount at startup

I am trying to use autofs. What I want from autofs is to automatically mount my hard drive that is attached to the USB port. That is for the times when I reboot the machine, or disconnect and ...
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LIVE USB has error Grub Rescue

my issue is NOT ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on HDD. my issue is live usb getting error on boot "no such device: ..... grub Rescue > " i know people say just format and remake whole live usb again. i ...
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ISDN: Usb Modem Windows XP

So I have a D-LINK Windows XP ISDN Modem which I have to use to contact our telephone service in the building. I'd love it to run under Windows 7 or 8 but it doesn't. However the USB-modem is ...
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How do I change a USB flash name from uppercase to uppercase and lowercase (mixed case)?

How do I change a USB flash name from uppercase to uppercase and lowercase (mixed case) ?
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Removed my USB drivers and now I can’t use mouse or keyboard

My USB drive wasn’t loading properly, so I uninstalled the USB drivers. Now my keyboard and mouse don’t work once the computer boots into windows. What can I do? UPDATE: Managed to do a system ...
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Any similar alternative of YUMI in Mac OS X? [on hold]

I want to create a portable Ubuntu pendrive—without installing it—but wherever I search, I cant seem to find a alternative to YUMI. Any idea or instructions to get the same result?
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Windows 7 cannot view FAT32 formatted bootable usb drive

I'm having some issue where when I run bootsect with a command line of "bootsect.exe /nt52 : /force /mbr", then Windows 7 (the comp I'm running bootsect on) can no longer view the contents of the usb ...
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What are the implications of plugging a USB 2.0 hub into a USB 3.0 hub [on hold]

I have a notebook that when im at home i use for work with a keyboard/mouse, a monitor (the monitor is HDMI) and some peripheals. Well, i already have a cheap USB 2.0 powered (5v/1A) hub with 7 ...
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How to restart ttyusb*

I have two devices that are continuously feeding data through ttyUSB0 and ttyUSB1. I have php scripts that are using this data. The problem I am running into is that sometimes the feed just kind of ...
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How to enable or disable USB ports on a Windows Vista PC?

How can we enable or disable USB ports on a PC running Windows Vista? I have 6 USB ports; 2 in front and 4 at the back. Is it possible to disable the front USB ports and enable 4 ports at the back?
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hub 3-0:1.0: couldn't allocate port 9 usb_device

I have a motherboard Asus H97-Plus, and recently, don't know why, everything has gone mad. The bios took 4 minutes to load before displaying, then I had GRUB (I could select Ubuntu 14.04), and then ...
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Replace Front USB Ports in a 2003 Alienware Case [closed]

I have this old Alienware case from around 2003 in which I have replaced parts for years: I have never replaced the front USB ports, and I would like to get USB 3. Here are pictures of the USB ...
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Two micro-USB devices issue

After reading the question Why are there no Micro USB to Micro USB cables? and related posts, I stil didn't find any answer to my case. I have bought a car radio that has the possibility to play music ...
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ID disk from event message

I have the following event in event viewer: "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk6\DR19." Log Name: System Source: Disk EventID: 11 Level: Error How do I know what disk this ...
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HP EliteBook 8440P - USB ports stop working on docking station

I have a HP Elitebook 8440P running Windows XP Pro SP3. I installed it on my docking station and everything went smooth for a while. Last week, my mouse and any other USB devices stoped working ...
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How to install wifi usb adapter drivers - OS X

I bought the EDUP USB Nano Adapter EP-N8531 and I have to install the driver that I found in the relative cd. I have the following files (in the "mac" directory): In the nano adapter case there's ...
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Will the Samsung Series 9 models boot from USB?

I'm thinking about getting either one of these Series 9 Models: NP900X3C-A01US - Win 7 NP900X3C-A05US - Win 8 I'd want to do a complete wipe on either one, but what to make certain that the unit ...
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My pendrive is not working .. Please help me out [on hold]

I made my pendrive as a win7 bootable usb and installed win7 in my friend's lappy. and I have formatted the pendrive after installation of win 7.. and when I connected again to my lappy, it asked to ...
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Live usb windows xp

I want to create a bootable usb that contains windows xp.I dont want to install it , i just want to boot it, but i have couple of problems. I tried to create live usb from full windows xp file (the ...
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Movie stops playing after some time in my Blu-Ray player [on hold]

I'm owner of a Samsung Blu-Ray player and recently I face some problems. I bought some days ago and I've succesfully seen 2 hd movies in mp4 format. I've put my usb stick and I've played one 1080 and ...
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Can I charge my laptop using a power bank using my laptop charger?

I have a Dell XPS-1530 laptop with a 9 cell battery. It's working fine but I was just wondering whether I could use a power connector or something to plug my laptop charger's 3 pin plug into another ...
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Error when trying to use WinToUSB to install Windows 7 Ultimate onto a pendrive

I wanted to install Windows on an USB drive so that I can use it on different computers. I heard about WinToUSB and gave it a try. At about seventy percent (with three retries) I get an error "Copy ...
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How to block certain driver in Windows 8.1

So I have an UART to USB chip that I use to interface Arduino board with my PC. It's a Prolific PC2303HA device. The problem is, that Prolific dropped support for this device. Their current drivers ...
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Why is there a speed increase when using a USB 2.0 device with a USB 3.0 port?

I know this question, or similar questions, have been asked before, but still I am curious… My laptop has two USB 3.0 ports and—on occasion—I will plug in a Western Digital external hard drive which ...
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How to enable the rear USB ports on a Dell Latitude E7440 when it’s docked?

I have this new Latitude 14 7000 Series Ultrabook™ (E7440). It only has 3 USB ports and two are on back. Kinda a pain in the rear (no pun intended). They are hard to reach when using laptop. I prefer ...
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How to connect a PCMCIA card to a laptop with only USB ports?

I have several older PCMCIA cards I use on my desktop for data acquisition (Vector Informatik, in the automotive industry). For some tests in a climate chamber we normally use laptops, but the more ...