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Universal Serial Bus; an interface standard for connecting computers and electronic devices for communication and charging.

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What would the best practice be for installing any OS onto an external drive that could boot and run or install for use on a Lenovo Thinkcentre m82?

I first got the desktop from the scrap bin at my old job, it had no ram or internal hard drive. Just got the ram sticks in mail and now it goes to the recovery menu. I have a win 10 and a win8.1 ...
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How to play video from DLNA server on a TV? [closed]

If a smart TV does not have builtin DLNA/UPNP media player app, what would be a good way to play videos from home NAS (with DLNA) on the TV, except using a laptop every time. Appreciated if anyone ...
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What hardware can we use to create a 2FA key [closed]

I am working on a small personal project and want to create a custom 2FA method. I wrote a small protocol and am looking for some kind of USB stick where I could customize the firmware to implement my ...
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Tracking down device in device manager

I need help in identifying a mystery device in device manager. I have a strange problem where my Surface Laptop Studio (Windows 11) goes into sleep at random time, even during active use. Reviewing ...
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Is it possible to put a modern laptop into USB-device mode?

The goal is to connect this laptop to another via USB-C cable and make it act like a keyboard. The laptop is running Windows/Linux and is charged via USB port (not sure if it's Power Delivery). There ...
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Expose SD card as SD card through USB adapter

How can I get an SD card which is being interfaced with using a USB adapter to appear as an SD card to a computer? This would entail being able to get data about the SD card, such as its CID or CSD, ...
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Build custom driver for linux [closed]

I am new to building C lib and have mostly worked with python. My goal is to take the source code from https://github.com/torvalds/linux and build a custom driver for USB/IP (https://github.com/...
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HDD showing up in Windows via USB, but not via SATA

Possible sector size issue? Leftover QNAP/EXT4 format weirdness? I have been migrating drives from a QNAP NAS to a new Windows 11 Pro based server. The two drives giving me problems are the 10TB ...
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USB Printer not showing up on `control printers`, but showing up on `devmgmt.msc`

I have a USB printer (D110a) that was installed using the HP official driver pack previously, and worked fine. It has no operating failure. When I connect it to the Windows 7 PC it always worked with, ...
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How to use USB devices with Windows sandbox?

Is there a way to use USB devices directly in Windows Sandbox? So far I only found the workaround e.g. for flash drives mounting them via the host by using <Hostfolder>E:\</Hostfolder> in ...
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USB mouse for CCTV DVR 7m away [duplicate]

I have a Swann DVR which is located in another room to a screen used to monitor the cameras (connected via HDMI). However I wish to use a mouse with it but it does not support Bluetooth devices via ...
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How to create a backup for a bootable usb

I have a good usb I use to test and run linux distros. My problem is that I can only ever install one at a time and if i want to test another one I need to delete everything I have. So I tried to find ...
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my laptop won't boot wifislax

I have a recently bought a laptop. MSI GF63 thin 14 with a i7 11th gen. I wanted to do some tests with wifislax, I used rufus to create the boot device, when I select the USB bootable disk I see a ...
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Windows 11: impossible to use USB 2.0 to Ethernet adapters

I need a specific configuration on my Dell laptop with Windows 11 (more details in this question). To achieve this configuration, I need the following: One USB-to-Ethernet adapter, plugged on the USB ...
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Where is hardware buffer often located for USB ports?

This is a pretty broad question. The hardware buffer for USB ports, where is it typically located? I have heard they are typically in the USB controller. I attach what looks like a generic image to me ...
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Can I use my USB Port for External Monitor?

I have a Dell G315 3579 laptop and I have already a monitor which is connected to my HDMI. I have another external monitor and I want to use it too but I don’t want to use HDMI hub. I want to use my ...
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Windows 11 only recognizes one USB-to-Ethernet adapter at the same time, despite two being plugged

I use Windows 11 on a Dell laptop. It has no built-in Ethernet port, so I use a USB-to-Ethernet adapter. My network works with one adapter, but ultimately I need two at the same time. More ...
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USB Drive Bulk Copy Failure Windows 10 + 7

I'm trying to copy about 60 GB of files off a 64 GB USB drive onto a new 128 GB USB Drive under Win10 using robocopy. I can copy about 50GB but then the copying stops, without reporting any errors. ...
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Left mouse button stopped working

Today my left mouse button stopped working. Touchpad still works but USB cable mouse does not. I tired : system restart gnome reset unplug mouse metacity --replace & read Mouse clicks suddenly ...
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Is disabling secureboot that bad?

I want to sometimes use Linux, sometimes windows. I found out that, Puppy Linux is small, I can install it on a USB. But the problem is, if I click on my USB in the boot menu, I have to disable secure ...
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Should I send the report during a control request in?

I'm building a USB keyboard using the HID protocol. I have been said that, in case of a control-in where the request type is 0x01, I am supposed to reply with the last report. That means that I would ...
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How to boot MacBook Pro 2019 from a Linux USB flash drive?

I made a bootable USB flash drive (with Linux on it) using my ThinkPad. I can boot the ThinkPad using this USB flash drive. Now I want to boot my MacBook Pro 2019 from this USB flash drive. I went ...
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I want to attach another network to my basic home network. What options should I consider?

I'm planning to add to my home network by adding a router to the mix. I have a home router connected to the ISP via 5G. I've found that I can't make adjustments to the firewall on this router and I'm ...
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Why do USB-C cables stop working one one device, but still work on other?

This might be a bit weird question. I have a phone (Samsung Note 20) and other USB-C devices (headphones, tablet, microphone, etc...). When a cable is first used for charging my phone it works fine (...
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Timeout using cryptsetup passdev in crypttab

firsty I know it is not very safety storing the key on a stick but I am lazy and let's say I run around with a implanted usb-drive ;-) The scenario is the following. Disks: sda ...
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USB C on PCB wiring

This might be a very stupid question but I'm gonna ask it anyway. Below is a picture of a USB C is there anyway using the internal test pads of connecting up an internal storage usb stick from them ...
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Installing an external USB SSD drive on my windows10 PRO laptop is not working

Hello experts: I have a windows 10Pro O/S on an HP business laptop. I have 2 external AC powered usb hard drives installed and for the most part they work fine (at times the O/S will not see them ...
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USB wifi dongle install on Kali linux?

i recently installed Kali linux on my system and my system doesn't have a wifi adapter...so I bought a wifi dongel -Comapany and Model- Frontech usb wifi dongle-FT0828 it says it support linux and i ...
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Transfering files from former M.2 SSD with former windows files to the newer drive with clean installed windows which is used for boot?

I currently have Windows 11 installed on a 256GB SAMSUNG PM991 M.2 SSD whose capacity is not enough for me. I bought 1TB SAMSUNG 980 M.2 SSD, which I was going to use to clone the 256GB one, but ...
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How to install CH340 driver on Windows 11?

I'd like to connect to a Wemos D1 mini on my Windows 11 laptop to configure it. For this I need to install a CH430 driver which, I think, enables a serial connection over USB. I downloaded it to my ...
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Can I charge iphone from standard USB? [migrated]

I need to charge my Apple iphone, and I don't have an original Apple charger. I have a cable with one end being a male Apple iphone connector (which fits OK the female socket on my iphone) and the ...
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Copying speed to external SSD via USB with 500kB/sec instead of 500 MB/sec

I'm trying to copy a large amount of data (40GB) to an external SSD. The SSD is the following: SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 2 TB V2 - USB-C 3.2 Gen2 According to its manufacturer (SanDisk) it can ...
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Telit LM960a18 Module bricked - USB deactivated - How to unlock?

I tried to switch a Telit LM960a18 mini-pcie module into mbim mode. Following a guide on Techship. I used the commands: AT#USBCFG=2 AT#REBOOT However, instead of setting the module into mbim-mode, I ...
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Keyboard keys EXCEPT for F and media keys do not work after waking up from hibernation

I have recently got an upgrade: MoBo: Gigabyte Z690 UD DDR4 rev1 RAM: 32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL CPU: 13600k Keyboard is Logitech Multimedia Keyboard 600. The problem is that about 60% of the ...
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Alfa AWUS036ACM USB WiFi Adapter and Windows Server 2019/2022 support

I am thinking of buying Alfa AWUS036ACM USB WiFi Adapter for using it in my home lab for Kali (VM) and Windows Server 2019/2022 (VM). This adapter is based on the MediaTeck MT7612U chipset. I know ...
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My laptop has USB 3.0 but all physical ports are USB 2.0?

It looks like there is something wrong with mapping here. I'm not so sure about this but my ASUS N46VZ laptop (released in 2012) does have USB 3.0 (checked using Device Manager), however by using the ...
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AMD USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller unstable

With a most innocent move of unplugging my Logitech wireless keyboard dongle, a whole storm of USB errors starting happening on my system. I got a BSOD and when I rebooted I saw that the AMD USB 3.0 ...
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Deleting files from a USB drive in windows would still be available to be recovered in MAC?

Im not much of an expert in mac iOS so my question might be a naive one but is more of a curiosity. I had a file copied into a USB flash drive. Then after using the drive I deleted the file from the ...
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Getting different vlan when connect with my phone with USB tethering

I'm trying to figure this out. I don't have the option to connect my PC to the network via ethernet and I don't have any Wi-Fi capabilities on my PC so I'm using an old smartphone with USB tethering. ...
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Slow performance with Windows installed on USB SSD

I have windows installed via Rufus (not the official "Windows To Go" tool), however it takes about 2 minutes to boot up. Plugging the UAS drive into USB 2.0 does indeed take even longer, so ...
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How does USB communications work in a mouse?

My Logitech M-UAE96 USB mouse is working properly except for the left button, which does not register all clicks I make and is even more finicky when I try to keep it pressed (drag and drop is hard to ...
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How connect Usb to laptop without Usb?

My msi gp62 7rd laptop lost all of the Usb ports cause of the chipset problem ! Laptop is not able to repair or chipset replacement... How can i connect usb device like a mouse ? I have sata port , ...
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Is it possible to connect Turtle Beach headsets to both my PS5 and Desktop simultaneously?

I have the Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max headset (headphone + microphone). Is it possible to have it connected to both my PS5 and Desktop simultaneously? I don't like having to remove the ...
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I bricked my usb after a dd command, how can i recover it? [duplicate]

When I used a dd command on my usb to make it bootable, the dd command said there wasn't any space left. So I tried again, but it said "/dev/sda/: no medium found". However, if I connect my ...
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Is it it possible to send an A/V receiver commands via a USB cable to a 3.5mm jack on the receiver? [closed]

I have a Linux computer (Ubuntu 20.04.5) and a Harman Kardon AVR51 A/V receiver which has a 3.5mm input jack for IR remote control. My question is, if it is possible to send some kind of command from ...
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Can an Intel UHD Graphics 630 support a fourth monitor through USB-A to HDMI?

A co-worker's office computer is an HP ProDesk 400 G7 running on an Intel Core i5 with the graphics card above. Currently, it is hooked up to 3 monitors through HDMI, DP, and VGA. I was wondering if a ...
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Pre-Boot Pin on Boot-Stick

I have a custom Ubuntu Desktop USB Boot-Stick. I want to somehow lock it so i have to enter a PIN or Password every time before booting. I couldn´t find anything about this in the Internet so i wanted ...
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Lenovo X1 Nano 2nd USB-C port not working: "USB device not recognised"

Whenever I connect a working webcam or an external HDD to the non-Thunderbolt USB-C port, I receive the following error. (Windows 11) I have installed the latest drivers. I have performed a pin-hole ...
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Cannot create bootable USB with Windows

I have a bootable USB drive that I created using dd with Windows 10 downloaded from official Microsoft website and everytime I configure the drive in BIOS as the bootable drive I get an error An ...
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Fatal loss of data across OS borders

On New Year's Eve I imported images from my iPhone at USB to the Windows 11 platform as I did so many times by: select all cut create new folder paste and it worked. But what I did afterwards was ...
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