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

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Verizon USB551L 4G Stick on Linux

I have been trying to get a Verizon USB551L 4G USB Stick working on Debian Linux. I have been able to get it to connect, but it always disconnects after 10 secs to 2.5 minutes, then it cannot connect ...
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Bootable USB does not work

I tried to install Windows 7 on a bootable USB. It was successful and it told me to reboot now. I clicked it and then it rebooted, and when I selected the USB on boot, this happened: When I opened ...
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Why isn't my new USB 3.0 card / USB 3.0 hard drives working under FreeNAS?

I have a Dell Inspiron Desktop 580 into which I have installed a RocketU 1144A USB 3.0 card. The system is running FreeNAS 8.0.1-BETA4, which is based on FreeBSD 8 and supposedly has USB 3.0 ...
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USB Hardware Raid 1 without vendor lock-in

I'm looking for a USB hardware RAID 1 box for two disks of 2 TB each. Every device I evaluated suffer the vendor lock-in issue and I was not able to connect a single disk to an other system to get the ...
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How can I run a Linksys USB adapter with Windows 8?

I am trying to run a Wireless G USB adapter with the Cisco Linksys version 3 WUSB54GC with Windows 8. I have had no success. Is there a way to do so?
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Chroot into Arch Bootable USB

I have a bootable USB drive with Arch Linux recently installed on it (Linux kernel 3.19.2). I want to plug it in to my computer and chroot into it, giving me an Arch environment without having to ...
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Should I enabled or disable xHCI hand-off in BIOS setup, when running Windows 7?

I have a Jetway NF9E-Q77 motherboard which supports USB 3.0. An Intel driver is available to enabled USB 3.0 support in Windows 7. Assuming the driver is installed, should xHCI hand-off be enabled ...
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USB device loses power after 20 seconds Windows 8.1

Alright so I recently started using a Tritton Primer Headset, it worked fine for a day but since then the USB powered baseplate receives power for around 20 seconds then it drops to 0ma. After 20 ...
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Windows 7 Not Recognizing Camera Nor iPhone as Camera

I've been struggling with this one for a few days. I've recently upgraded an older computer to Windows 7 Home Premium. Neither my digital camera (A Canon SD1200IS) nor iPhone are ever detected as ...
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Viability of using a USB drive as an extra disk

I'm mainly talking about the speed here. I have a 120GB SSD installed in my laptop and I'm loving it. However, 120GB is really size prohibitive. My other slot is filled with a 1TB HDD so it's not an ...
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Can't Boot from USB - even with Bios set correctly

I can't boot from USB even though the BIOS is set to boot from USB first. Windows Boot manager somehow seems to be taking precedence. I have Windows 7, Linux Mint and Ubuntu installed on my ...
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USB flash drive not recognized, but only on one computer - flash drive recognized by other computers and computer recognizes other flash drives [duplicate]

This question is similar to USB flash drive cannot be read only on a specific computer, but I did not do anything (that I know of) to trigger the change. My Cruzer 4GB USB flash drive worked for a ...
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Safely removed external USB 3.0 disk reconnects on its own in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit and I have an external USB 3.0 docking station. The docking station is made by Plugable and it has an ASMedia chipset (http://plugable.com/products/usb3-sata-u3). In ...
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Why does MTP work on one machine, but not another?

I have two Dell computers, a laptop and a desktop. I reinstalled Windows XP home on both, from the same CD. Then I installed Service pack 3 and ran windows update. When I connect my Creative Zen media ...
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How do I format my 8 GB USB drive to FAT/FAT16 in Windows 7?

I already tried FORMAT /FS:FAT, diskpart, Disk Management and HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. Do I really need to buy a smaller capacity drive? Can't a formatting tool ignore the area beyond ...
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Install windows on external disk

I have a laptop (Zenbook UX32LN) with ElementaryOS system on it. I want to install Windows 8.1 on external usb HDD for gaming purposes - is it possible without interference in my linux installation? ...
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My USB mouse is not being recognized

I'm having a problem similar to this guy's (Why is my USB mouse disconnecting and reconnecting randomly and often?) My mouse was working perfectly until yesterday, and now everytime I try to use it, ...
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Hard Reset USB in Ubuntu 10.04

I have a USB device (a modem) that is really finicky. Sometimes it works fine, but other times it refuses to connect. The only solution I have found to fix it once it gets into a bad state is to ...
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How to limit the USB bandwidth a device can allocate on Linux

How do you put an cap on the amount of bandwidth a USB device can allocate on Linux? I have a couple of cheap USB webcams that I'm trying to running simeltaneously. Running v4l2-ctl ...
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All USB devices go to sleep in idle mode on Windows 7

A strange thing happened after a few updates to the system: Intel rapid storage SSD firmware update Intel Ethernet adapter update GPU Intel update When the computer turns off the screen (after ...
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How to disable power to USB ports when laptop is in sleep mode

I have a Windows7 laptop with two external 2.5" HDDs and a cooling pad connected through USB ports. When I put the laptop to sleep, these devices are still powered on - the fan in the cooling pad is ...
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Linux bootup only with USB dongle

I am currently trying to figure out if there is a way to make Linux only boot if a specific USB dongle is present in one of the USB ports. I tried to find a solution on the internet but couldn't find ...
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Mount only specific USB stick

I am trying to configure a Linux (Ubuntu 14.10) so that it will only mount a specific USB stick from one specific USB port. Can someone point me into the right direction on how to do this? Thanks
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USB Keyboard and Mouse slow to activate using docking station for Lenovo T430

I just recently upgraded to a T430. Happy with the laptop but one thing I find annoying is that when I use it through the docking station - it takes several minutes ie 3-5 for the USB keyboard and ...
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How do I speed up external USB-SATA drive access?

I am able to pull the drive from an older laptop, and connect it with a USB adapter to my current laptop, but loading is slow. This also occurs when I boot with Windows 10, and try to access files on ...
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Hard drive (SATA) making trouble when connecting via USB

I have a hard drive from Western Digital (model: WD2500BEVS-75UST0) that is running without visible problems inside my laptop connected with SATA. However, once I connect it with an external case that ...
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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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Is it possible to prevent selected files from copying them to USB devices? [on hold]

Is it possible to prevent selected files from copying them to USB devices? Can this be done by any Windows built-in feature or any custom tool?
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How to identify USB webcam by serial number from the Linux command line

How do you get a USB webcam’s serial number from the Linux command line? I have multiple USB webcams connected to an Ubuntu machine. They all show up as /dev/video0, /dev/video1, /dev/video2, etc, ...
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How to tell if my MacBook Air supports USB 3.0

How do I tell if my MacBook Air supports USB 3.0. I found About This Mac → More Info... → System Report... → Hardware → USB But nothing there clearly states version 2.0 or 3.0. How can I know for ...
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How to find link between /dev/video and lsusb output

Linux exposes camera interfaces at /dev/video* but that interface doesn't describe the make/model of the camera. Meanwhile, lsusb reports the make/model of all USB devices, including the cameras, but ...
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Identifying USB devices

I have five USB cameras, same brand, same model (Canyon CNR-FWC120H). They are used to monitor different scenes 24/7. I need to somehow identify which camera is which from the Linux (Debian) console ...
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How to disable windows auto driver install

I plugged in my BarMouse Slim ergonomic roller mouse (I have been unable to find a live manufacturer site but believe they were produced for a Swedish company) into a machine with Windows 8.1 Pro ...
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Formatted USB flash drive with Disk Utility on Mac and now it is not recognized on any Mac or Windows machine

I have formatted Canyon CN-MP4A USB flash drive with Disk Utility on Mac and now it is not recognized on any Mac or Windows machine. I have formatted with Disk Utility > drive > Erease > ...
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Barcode scanner with RS232 interface not working with USB adapter

I used RS232 interface of barcode scanner (Datalogic QD2100), for my project but a problem arises. The manual given with this barcode scanner has certain barcodes for mode setting (scan mode-flashing, ...
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Occasional failure of USB device

Laptop is a ThinkPad T520, desktop is a ThinkCentre M series. Both use C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller. The failing device uses a Silicon Labs C8051F342 chip. I am testing a ...
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What is it that makes some USB sticks not-bootable?

I recently got a 64GB USB stick and planned to make it a system repair multitool, with different Linux and Windows installers and live images, but I seem to have a USB stick that cannot be booted. ...
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Booting Win7 64bit from USB 3.0 thumb drive - is it possible to use the 3.0 speeds?

As it sits it takes 4-6 minutes to load a web page using my USB 2.0 slot. My Thumb Drive(PSF32GTAB3USB) is 3.0 and I have a port on my laptop (N53SV) that's also USB 3.0. However, if I try booting ...
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How to put an individual USB port to sleep?

I have a few external drives that I don't always use and want to be able to have them shutdown when I am not using them. They shutdown when the computer goes into sleep mode but I would like to be ...
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Windows 8.1 powering off USB Drives

Since upgrading to 8.1, Windows will shut down my hard drive bay connected by USB after about 10 minutes. I didn't have this issue in Windows 8 as I just went in and changed the hard drive sleep time ...
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Windows 7 stuck at “setup is starting” during installation from USB

I am trying to install Windows 7 through USB in my Dell studio 1555 Laptop. Every time it gets stuck at setup is starting I have already disabled all other boot options except USB. There is no ...
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Trying to find the UUID of a USB flash drive using diskutil vs system_profiler

I am trying to get the Volume UUID of a USB flash drive using the command line on a Mac. I tried using: system_profiler SPUSBDataType And I get the Volume UUID of two out of the three USB flash ...
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How can I disable the automatic switch to “library” mode in Windows 7's Media Player 12?

Whenever I plug any USB device into my computer while running Windows Media Player 12 in Windows 7, it will automatically swtich the player from the Now Playing mode to Library mode. This is intended ...
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Windows XP runs New Hardware Wizard for usb keyboard and mouse, can't find drivers

I have a PC that up until a couple days ago was working fine. I moved it from one site to another and now when I plug in the USB mouse or keyboard (the same ones that were working previously) XP ...
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Windows 8.1 Tablet settings preventing a USB boot device?

I'm trying to get a device to boot to a Clonezilla bootable USB, but I've tried different software and none of them are allowing a Boot to anything but the primary HDD of the tablet. Here is what I'm ...
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How to install Windows 8.1 on MacBook Pro from USB?

I'm on a 2011 MacBook Pro trying to install Windows 8.1 from a USB. I tried creating bootable FAT32 and NTFS USBs from my Windows ISO with Rufus, but still I don't see anything in Startup Disk in ...
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Kernel security check failure when plugging in USB

Im getting an error and the laptop restarts when Im plugging in any kind of hardware in my usb ports. It doesn't matter which of the 3, I get the error regardless. I hear the sound that it connects ...
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Why I cannot copy install.wim from Windows 7 ISO to USB (in linux env)

I need to make a USB bootable disk of Windows 7 ISO. My USB is formatted to NTFS, ISO is not corrupt. I can copy install.wim elsewhere but I cannot copy it to USB. I even tried rsync. rsync error ...
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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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Are there any USB 3 compatible wireless mouse devices available? [closed]

I have a wireless mouse that was working great until I updated my laptop. The problem seems to be related to EMC issues with USB 3 ports, I tried all of the recommended fixes but none worked. Is ...