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

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How do you transfer to a new laptop from an Internal Hard Drive removed from an old laptop?

The old laptop won't work. So I'm looking to transfer data from my old laptop's hard drive, a 640 GB Momentus (I'm pretty sure the hard drive is fine), to a new laptop. I've researched and it looks ...
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USB type C / Thunderbolt 3 compatibility

USB type C and Thunderbolt 3 use the same plugs/cables/connectors. While it is not possible for a computer with a USB-C port to connect to a Thunderbolt device, is it possible for a computer with a ...
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Does a format change the USB serial number?

I have read this question/answer and found that an USB stick could have a serial number associated with it. This is an intersting info for my project but I wish to know if a re-format of the key could ...
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Installing USB device on VMware Workstation Machine

I need to install a USB device (Web Camera and a Flatbed Scanner) on my virtual machine (Windows XP SP3) running in VMware Workstation. These devices are already installed on my host machine (also ...
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Downgrading to Windows 7 - Now can't install USB and wireless drivers

Please help me, what's happening is freaking horrible... I've just bought the new Asus Zenbook UX305 (Zenbook), which comes with the horrible Windows 8.1 and I don't want to install Windows 10... So ...
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BIOS forcing windows 8.1, can't boot from USB to install Linux

I purchased this mini-pc, Kaser YF751A-W. The hardware is closed, and I see no screws, so I can't go unplugging drives, or changing any switches/jumpers. The manufacturer's website kasercorp.com ...
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Grundig TV has USB port, but doesn't have any option to play mp3s/pics/videos [on hold]

I bought LCD TV 26 GLX 3102 C, because it was very cheap and I found that it has USB port. When I insert any flashdisk into it, it looks that the port has power, because the flashdisk blinks, but ...
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Connect USB 3.0 to Linux Guest in VMWare Player

I need to connect a USB 3.0 external hard drive to my Ubuntu 14.0.4 guest. USB 2.0 devices work as expected, but USB 3.0 devices do not appear. I have enabled USB 3.0 in the virtual machine settings, ...
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Vmware usb driver error

When I try connect USB to MAC OS X 10.10 Yosemite guest on VMware player 7 it gave me this error: The connection for the USB device "name of the connected USB" was unsuccessful. Driver error. I ...
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Why is my Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 no longer recognized?

Last night, after a year of continued and problem free use, I discovered that my computer no longer detects my Scarlett 2i4. My DAW (Ableton Live 9.1) says that no audio devices are detected and even ...
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USB-to-VGA adapter or HDMI-to-VGA adapter

I have to connect my laptop to a projector with VGA input port. Would it be better if I get a USB-to-VGA adapter or should I get a HDMI-to-VGA adapter? Which would give me better quality and why? The ...
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Broken and missing prongs from usb ports

can i get replacement slots that fit in usb ports the prongs are bent and unworking on 1 port and the other came out when charging a device in port.When trying to retrieve it. the pronged plastic ...
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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 ...
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What is USB root hub?

What is a USB root hub? My computer shows three USB Root Hubs in Device Manager. The first USB root hubs show four ports, the second shows three ports and the third shows eight ports are available. ...
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Is there any difference between front and back USB ports?

I bought a flash recently, In the warranty card there was a caution saying "Always use USB ports on the back of the case" . Is there any difference between front and back ports? They are all connected ...
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Disable storage Access on Android 5.1.1 [migrated]

This is a problem with them android phones because if someone doesn't have the PIN for the phone, they can still access all the data by connecting it via USB, at least on Android. How can one ...
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How to restart audio without rebooting (USB soundcard) - the nasty case

I have a very similar problem to this: Is there a way to restart audio without restarting windows 7 computer? I've got a USB external sound card (Line6 UX1, the older one), the OS is Windows 7 x64. ...
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Reusing webcam from laptop. Need to figure out the configuration of wires

I'm trying to reuse the webcam of a faulty laptop and getting it to work with my PC. I'd like to connect the webcam to my PC via USB if that's possible. The laptop was a HP 4530s and the webcams ...
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Android MTP stopped working on Windows 10

MTP suddenly stopped working on my desktop running Windows 10 Pro N and I can't transfer files between my android devices through USB. I already installed the Media Feature Pack for windows before, I ...
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Many Mouses keeps locking/sticking, eventually “USB device unrecogonised”

I am having a terrible problem with mice. A brand new mouse may work perfectly for maybe 24-48 hours and then start locking up and "stuttering". Eventually the problem becomes worse, either locking ...
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Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H ATX Motherboard No Longer Recognizing USB Devices, Computer Inaccessible

around May I built a new computer with the following parts: Intel Core i7-3770K Quad-Core processor Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz memory MSI Radeon HD 7950 Twin Frozr III 880MHZ 3GB ...
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Broken USB Flash Drive, Snapped Board, Unusual design, wanting to Recover files

So, I was Using My Laptop, when i knocked my USB drive, Apparently Snapping the actual Motherboard (NO idea what to call it), and the frustrating part is that it's painted black, so I can't really see ...
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Override USB driver PID/VID

In Windows is there a way to load a USB driver and force it to use a different VID/PID? I'd like to test a device with a different driver, with out having to go back and change the VID/PID on the ...
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Is there a way to connect non-smart TV to PC via USB?

I have a non-smart TV with USB features, I can plug a USB drive with media like video, music, etc. But it's kind of hassle to remove and replug everytime I want to fill new data into the USB drive ...
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Creating a USB stick for installing centos 6.x using DVD1 and DVD2 iso files

First, we create 2 partitions on the USB stick that is let's say 16GB. first partition is let's say only 1GB and the second partition is the rest of what is available. after we "w" write the ...
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Disable com port until login

Using Windows 7 (64bit). I have an RFID Pad connected to my PC via USB. My issue is that whenever the RFID pad is connected and I start the PC, I get a blue screen of death just after the 'Starting ...
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Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P won't boot from USB drive with RAID enabled

I've got a Windows 7 installation image on my USB hard drive, which is set up to be bootable. I know it works because I've used it on several computers, and it works on the computer I'm trying to ...
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Is it possible to restore corrupt files from USB external HDD

I have a slightly older WD MyBook external 250GB HDD, after moving it form one PC to another, then back a large majority of the file names and extensions have all turned to gibberish: Both PCs are ...
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RNDIS intermittently working on linux

I am trying to connect an RNDIS device via usb. When I plug the device in and run lsusb it seems to take ages (~20-30 secs) to run, and then the results are: Bus 004 Device 010: ID 19a5:0402 ...
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IDE SATA to USB 2 Adapter troubleshooting

I brought two Vantec IDE SATA to USB 2 Adapters, as shown below: It comes with the following items inside: However, I notice a strange situations as follows: I use the 1st set and format a hard ...
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Weird keyboard ghosting issue

I'm currently experiencing a weird malfunction with my keyboard. My left ctrl and d keys only both work if the d is pressed before left ctrl. In Counter Strike, if I move to the right (d) and then ...
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Wireless driver for mouse movement on LInux/windows (with the help of interactive board)

I have moved to mainly working on Linux machine primarily Ubuntu 15.04. Please the question here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/731546/wireless-driver-for-mouse-movement-on-ubuntu-15-04 I have a ...
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External Graphics card on a dual USB 3.0 Laptop

I have a question about adding a external graphics card to my laptop. It runs most games great on low settings but I would like to bump it up a bit. I have heard that USB-3.1 has display port and ...
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Speed comparison: USB vs Wireless N vs CAT-6?

I'm in the process of setting up my home network, and since I'm planning on having a backup/file server and doing backups to it over SSH, I'd like to get a scope on the speed of transfer and what I ...
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hooking up a belkin USB switch

I'm trying to help my parents hook up a Belkin 4-Port USB switch (model F1U200V) to a couple of USB printers, however, Google hasn't been able to find a manual. a picture can befound at ...
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Dell Inspiron R15 3521 BIOS doesn't show the option to boot from USB

Secure Boot is disabled and I'm on Legacy Boot right now. When I go to Boot settings there doesn't seem to be any option to boot from USB or even add that as an option. (I have tried two USB 2.0 and ...
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Make some content on USB drive read only

I am having a 8GB pen drive, I need to put a PowerPoint into that and make it read only. Rest of the space should be usable for the user. Assuming the user will be using Windows only, what are my ...
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what is the correct way to clone everything to another USB disk? [on hold]

I have a 1T USB disk with Fedora 20 installed. The total space used is about 40 GB. There are three partitions by default: swap, root and user1. I want to move/clone/copy the entire installation to ...
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iPad USB Charging Utility for Dell Optiplex

As you probably know already, an iPad requires a certain power on USB port to be charged from. Thus, some motherboard manufacturers (such as ASUS, Gigabyte etc) had released a special driver that ...
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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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Cannot re-enable CD and USB drives in Windows 7

I am currently having a problem enabling a CD rom and USB drive on a work machine. Some background - Because of the sensitive data within the workplace, by default, all USB and CD drives are locked ...
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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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why USB drive cannot boot from Fedora machine but can from Windows machine?

I have WD Mypassport 500GB USB removable disk. I installed Fedora 20 on it. it works fine when I boot it with my Windows machine but I cannot boot it with my Fedora machine. If I attached it to my ...
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USB drive not recognised on windows 10 or linux

I have a usb drive that is not showing up in windows 10 or linux mint which leads me to believe that it is the drive that failed and not both of my computers. lsusb does not show the drive and it does ...
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c-media / gigaware usb headset driver

I have a USB headset (made by Gigaware) which has been working fine for years in my Win 7 machine. But now the device shows up as 'C-media USB headset' in the 'unknown' devices part of Device Manager ...
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Playing video from PC to TV through HDMI looks noticeably worse compared to playing directly from USB

I have a non-smart LED TV. And I have a uncompressed 1920x1080/60fps video which I copied to flash drive, plug it into the TV and play it, the result is really good. However when I tried using my TV ...
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Linux - keep USB HDD alive programatically (no spin down)

I have faulty HDD attached to 24/7 server, which sometimes throws I/O error after spin up. Thus I want to prevent it from spinning down programatically. It's about 6 years old Samsung G3 Station. No ...
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kali linux not asking password to login ( in persistence using USB)

Iam using kali using persistence usb. Everytime I open my system using kali persistence , it doesn't ask for password for the first time (i.e gives access to the root user without any ...
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How does one install Windows 7 using USB 3?

I want to install Windows 7 onto an SSD from a USB 3 drive, however it won't let me boot using USB 3, however it does work using USB 2. I guess that's because Windows PE doesn't have the needed USB 3 ...
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What do computers do when usb is detected? [duplicate]

I was just wondering what computers do when an usb is detected(plugged in). Im assuming theres some sort of scanning but i dont know any of the details :/