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

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What is this TRRS jack which appears longer than the standard jack?

I recently purchased an USB thermometer. The USB device has a 3.5mm connector to receive the corresponding cable which has a 3.5mm jack on one end, and an actual temperature sensor on the other end. ...
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Can I create a bootable Linux live USB flash drive using a Windows computer?

I have a rescued 2013 MacBook Air with a broken screen backlight due to a beverage spill and missing its internal SSD. I don't yet have any OS installed on it. I have access only to (32 bit) Windows ...
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How can I assign the same drive letter for any USB thumbdrive connected? [duplicate]

I would like to know if there's a way to do this: *My PC has 1 usb port, if I connect thumbdrive1, it will get letter M: (example), then I remove it, I connect thumbdrive2 and it will get letter M:. ...
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Computer not recognizing external Hd after extended period of time

First things. I have an almost 5 year old HP Pavilion G7-1260us 17in laptop computer. It is Intel Core i3-2330M @2.20Ghz with 4Gb of internal memory running Windows 10 version 1511 build 10586.218. It ...
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Why does Device Manager show “Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 0100 (Microsoft)” when I have only USB 2.0 ports?

My laptop's model number is an ASUS X205TA-SATM0404G. It has 2 USB 2.0 ports, which I have verified by looking up the specs online and also via the software and techniques mentioned here: How to ...
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Can i split a microUSB to plug into the wall and computer

A USB has 2 power cables and 2 data ones afaik. If i were to split these and re solder them to make essentially a Y cable with one USB A for power and one for data, and then plug the power into wall ...
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Install Windows 10 on SSD through SATA to USB?

I am stuck with a weird problem here. I am trying to install Windows 10 on an "old" Windows 7 desktop machine for a friend. I purchased an SSD for him, but when I try to install Windows through USB it ...
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USB devices prevent computer to turn on

I have a dell optiplex 960. If I plug in 3 usb devices (keyboard, mouse, printer) all to 3 usb ports next to each other (there is a row of 4 and a row of 3 on the back of the computer), It will not ...
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Dell inspiron laptop failure due to USB

I have a dell inspiron laptop with 8 GB of ram and a 1 TB hard drive. I recently plugged a usb to Robotic arm interface cable from my laptop to the robot. My laptop was in sleep mode, and right when ...
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Are USB headphones/headsets inferior to regular ones?

Some headsets use an USB connection instead of connecting to the motherboard's regular audio output jack. Does that make them inferior in any way to other headsets? What about USB 2.0? I'm looking for ...
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Permanently Change USB Serial Device Driver

I am trying to change the drivers used by a bunch of development boards for using the default FTDI driver (the USB port plugs into a FT232D chip) to use libusbK instead. I have been using zadig to ...
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Can you charge a tablet and use a USB device at the same time?

Most tablets only have a single Micro USB port that is used to charge the tablet, or can be used to plug in regular USB devices like a keyboard/mouse using USB OTG. I would like to charge/power my ...
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Copy files from GoPro over USB on Linux

I'm having a problem to copy files from GoPro over standard USB connection. I can copy tons of photos without any problem, but the connections break when I copy large (800Mb+) video files. In my ...
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how to boot from USB on i-life zedbook tablet?

i want to install ubuntu on my i-life zedbook tablet. it is dual boot (windows 10 & Android 5.1). i created the bootable usb for ubuntu but i cant boot from the usb. i explored everywhere but ...
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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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Writing .img to USB using dd results in corrupt primary GPT header

I have a 64GB USB 3.0 drive that I plan on installing bootable operating systems to for sysadmin purposes. My primary operating system is Mac OS X 10.11. I have a copy of ...
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WD My Book on Windows 7 disappears after a certain amount of time

Recently (<2 weeks) bought a WD My Book 2TB USB3 external HDD. After a seemingly random amount of time, when not in use, the drive will disappear. I have checked under computer management -> disk ...
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Super slow Western Digial External hard drive

I have 2TB of WD external hard drive. I use Windows Vista 32x. on DELL laptop Latitude D630 and connect through USB cable. When I transfer from my C drive to external hard drive it transfer only ...
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USB3.0 external drive, large wait on read after an idle period

Just wondered is the 5sec+ delay on reading my 1TiB external WD USB3.0 drive after a period of idleness? Is this unique to SuperSpeed type USB or does all external USB drives have this delay before ...
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WD Elements Desktop External - Not recognised on a single computer

My WD Elements Desktop External is no longer recognized on my main computer. It has worked fine in the past, but now all of a sudden is not detected. It does not prompt when plugged in, nor does it ...
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What are the main differences between the Western Digital “My Passport,” “My Passport Essential,” and “My Passport Studio” external hard drives?

My goal is to buy a 2TB external portable drive for use with my current MacBook Pro (Mid-2007) and for use with my next Mac (hopefully the rumored 15" MacBook Air). I'm planning to buy a Western ...
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Is there a way to read the files off of a hard drive that was previously in a Western Digital MyBook External HDD Enclosure?

My external hdd unfortunately took a tumble the other day and it landed square on the usb connector, breaking the socket off so it was inside the enclosure just rattling around, leaving me unable to ...
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Western Digital WD7500BPKT not recognized as a WD drive

I am in the process of upgrading my hard drive that is currently in my Toshiba Satellite Pro. I have a WD 750 GB Black that I have hooked up SATA to USB and initialized, formatted and activated. It is ...
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Win8 BitLocker encrypted WD MyPassport drive does not auto-unlock on boot, but does on hot-plug

I have a WD MyPassport external USB drive (1 TB), encrypted with BitLocker on Windows 8. I have the drive set to auto-unlock in its "Manage BitLocker..." right-click properties. The problem is, it ...
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Sound issue wit tactic 3D rage headphone usb port/wire

I bought a new pair of headphones the other day (Tactic 3D rage, USB connected ones) and when i plug them in my computers installs neccesary files (only did ti the first time!), but when i try to run ...
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Can I use the controller of an external hard disk to connect a SSD to a USB port?

Can I use a 2.5" Intel SSD with the USB SATA adapter from a My Password external drive? The adapter looks like this: Has anyone tried it? Did it explode?
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Manually force a USB port to use USB 3.0 specification

I have a USB 3.0 external HDD which I need to connect to my laptop having USB 3.0 ports. But the problem is that out of 10 times it will detect only 1 time as USB 3.0 which is very annoying. I am ...
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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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Missing “Use a device” option to boot a live distro from usb on a Windows 8 (UEFI) notebook

I have a new notebook with Windows 8. I need to boot a Linux live distro from USB disk. However, when I access the boot menu which I expect to be like the following: in Windows 8, the entry "use a ...
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What damages can occur if flash drives are not safetly removed?

What damages can occur to my computer or my flash drive such as pendrive if I don't safety remove it before plugging it out after any read or write operation on my pendrive also if there is no read ...
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USB device STATUS_DEVICE_DATA_ERROR after reboot, what could be wrong?

It's about older hardware and software, for sure. But one thing I don't get that it is working at the first place and after a reboot it is no longer working. Kind of strange, I don't understand. It's ...
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Use Virtualbox to Build a Standard Image of Windows 7

SO I'm building a standard image of Windows 7 according to this documentation: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee523217%28v=ws.10%29.aspx However, my reference computer is a install of ...
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Way to recover my corrupted php file in my thumb drive?

My files are there but when I open the file it gives my weird looking letters. My res folder is now a file for some reason. So I'm pretty sure it got corrupted I just don't know how to fix it. ...
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How can I boot from a Windows 10 USB stick on a Medion Akoya?

I put a Windows 10 de_windows_10_education_version_1511_x86_dvd_7223961.iso file on a USB stick, using the Rufus tool, in order to repair a failed Windows 10 upgrade. Subsequently, I inserted this ...
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USB Gaming mouse not working on Windows 10

I recently bought a new Laptop. HP, Windows 10. I used my Gaming mouse DragonWar Thor ELE-G9 with my previous Windows 8.1 Laptop. Now the mouse has some plug problem and only works on 1 port on my old ...
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How are treated disallowed windows® characters on a fat32 formated usb stick?

I don’t own a mac so I can’t tell about things like?or:in filenames… I’m especially interested in the Dos/Windows® path separator :\. I know in Linux it is a legal character which can be used inside ...
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Can a desktop use a motherboard Ethernet port and a USB to Ethernet dongle at the same time

I have a computer I'm trying to connect to our network, but the motherboard Ethernet port is connected to some sort of security camera system. I'd rather not go unplugging systems I know nothing ...
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Make existing Windows 10 installation bootable from USB

I bought a new laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad) which came with Windows 10 installed. I threw out the hard disk, replaced it with an SSD and installed Linux on it. Now I put the old hard disk into an USB ...
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Trouble installing Ubuntu with live USB

and sorry for bothering you, I have just bought an MSI PE60. I have installed Windows 10 in Legacy boot mode, so I have to install Ubuntu in Legacy mode, too. I want to install Ubuntu with the Live ...
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Ux31E Windows 7

An old question but I still havent found compete answers: I have a Lacie Rugged Mini. My Ux31 wont read it/recognise it is connected. Other computers do: an aged Dell and a Mac. Other USB drives ...
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How to map a virtual COM port to a physical USB port?

My question is similar to Setting up a virtual Com Port?, which has no answers. I have software that can only print to a printer on COMx, a printer with a USB port, and a computer with a USB port but ...
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is it safe to power off SATA HDD?

I have an internal SATA Harddrive connected to USB through simple SATA to USB cable: ...
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USB devices are only recognized if connected at boot (Win 8.1 x64)

I have a Clevo P170HM laptop running Windows 8.1 Pro x64 edition with Media Center. I have observed peculiar behavior in the form of USB devices usually not being recognized unless they are plugged in ...
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Filter autorun programs on usb

I set my windows to start with my application instead of Explorer, and I disabled modifier Keys like Ctrl-Alt.., etc. so that the user can't use the PC outside of my startup application. I want to ...
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Increasing volume/power levels on USB Audio device (64 bit Windows 7)

I have a USB audio device (Buddy USB 6G) that was cheap and worked great- until I updated windows recently. Now it seems the power/volume reaches its max at about 50% volume, and any further increase ...
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USB Drive's folders disappeared but space still ocupied

My USB drive had viruses. I scanned and fixed all of them. But now all my files have disappeared. They are not hidden and the space in the properties shows 15% used just like it was before. I tried ...
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Are USB 3.0 ports yellow?

My laptop has a yellow USB port. Is it USB 3.0?
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Is the USB NIC radio toggle controlled via the registry in Windows 7?

I have a Panda Wireless PAU05 802.11n USB stick. In my Windows 7 laptop, when I close the lid the laptop hibernates and when I resume the wireless radio is always reset to disabled (see image). ...
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How to connect to Intel Compute Stick to have low latency and stable connectivity with the laptop?

I would like to setup reverse proxy service (e.g. squid) and DNS server (e.g. bind) on Intel Compute Stick to speed up my internet and at the same time to relieve my MacBook Pro which is overloaded ...
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Boot into VHD on hard disk from a USB stick

I have Windows XP installed in my PC. I also have Win 7 (Ultimate) installed on a VHD. The VHD is on the hard disk in my PC. I wish to boot into the VHD (Win 7 Ultimate) from a USB stick. I do not ...