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Questions tagged [usb]

Use this tag when you are looking for a recommendation that involves a USB device.

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Looking for free software to run Windows on a USB HD

I want to run Windows on a USB HD. To be clear, I don't want to install Windows from a USB HD, I want to run it there. I found many questions about doing that when search for duplicates, but none ...
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usb comm win, ios, android

Been searching a lot on the net, a bit flustered.. I need some pointers on how to go about. Use usb port to connect both ios and adroid devices to windows > 8 Should not require jail break or debug/...
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USB to I2C/MDIO via CH341

i have to read and write Ethernet PHY registers of several PHY manufacturers. My idea is to do it via the CH341(USBtoI2C) converter LC Technology(http://www.chinalctech.com/index.php?_m=mod_product&...
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USB to I2C/MDIO converter

I need to change PHY registers of several PHY manufacturers. That for i want to use the CH341A from LC Technology. With CH341A i want to communicate with the MDIO interface on the Ethernet PHYs. It ...
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Software for Linux OS to create any type of bootable usb drive

I need a software like Rufus, but for Linux (I didn't find any software like this, I don't know how to install Rufus on Linux Ubuntu) to create any type of bootable flash drive then install whatsoever ...
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Windows installation from USB to freedos Laptop

I struggle with installing a windows 10 isofile(oficially downloaded from the microsoft webstore) from a usb flash to my new MSI Gf63 8Rc, wich currently runs freedos. The bios doesn't recognize the ...
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Lock screen when unauthorized USB device plugged into Windows

I read an article about how Ross Ulbrich get caught. Basically the FBI put an unauthorized USB that keeps his computer working. This is how they got a lot of evidences against Ulbrich. There is a ...
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Open Source USB Gateway like USB for USB port forwarding between Linux Machines?

Is there an open source USB Gateway software for Linux that will forward USB ports to another machine on the network, or even a virtual machine instead of the thin client?
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Encrypt a flash drive for GNU/Linux (and maybe Windows)

I want to put sensitive data on a flashdrive. Flashdrives are notoriously easy to recover deleted data from, so I want to encrypt the drive first. I'm looking for a free/libre application, preferably ...
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Is there an alternative for active tools for formatting and creating partition?

I'm trying to format my usb pendrive with one of those low level options like Gutmann, DoD or filling with zeros to wipe all data. I used Active DVD tools on Windows XP SP3 for years, but I always ...
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Tool that records USB device attaches and detaches

Background: When my PC goes into some sort of energy saving mode, the monitor is black and I can't have a look at things. In this state, I can hear that one or more USB devices attach and detach in ...
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NodeJS Software Driven Temporary Wall Outlet Battery Buffer For Server

I have have a Node server running in my basement with a backup generator, kicking on after ~15 seconds (long enough for the server to go down), in a place where power outages are routine. SO, are ...
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Is there a free method to share a USB device from a hyper-v host to a guest VM?

I have a requirement to attach a USB device to a hyper-v host, and get it connected to a guest VM. Looks like there are hardware solutions, or software solutions cost over $100, but the only free/...
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USB Audio streaming Windows to Windows

Here is what I am trying to do: D1 Laptop (Win 10) -> D2 Desktop (Win 7) -> Headphones The last part is easy, my issue is only the audio transmission from Device1 to Device2. This means that I need ...
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What is a good portable for screenshot or capture? [closed]

What I would like to get a good screenshot or screen capture for a portable ? Prefer that it be just for screen only. Don't want an image editor. Prefer it be freeware or gratis The one I use the ...
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Acquiring images from a live video from a TV to PC adapter

A camera is connected to this TV to PC adapter. It's USB output is connected to the laptop. I have to acquire images from the video continuously and process them further. I have tried using Image ...
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software to re-use USB Volume control?

Background: There are several USB Volume controller. I have a cheap generic one - the more famous version is the Griffin Powermate. While volume control is all Very Nice, what I Really Want is to use ...
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Forcing USB device to install outdated drivers

I've got two old dance pads lying around here which should work on windows XP, but don't in windows 10. They're not even recognised. I was wondering if any of you knew of some software that can ...
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Need program to unbrick usb memory stick

I have several USB memory sticks with clobbered partition tables (MBR). When I insert them, they are recognized by Linux as USB mass storage devices, but not as block devices, and I haven't found any ...
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Video/image capture software for USB camera on Windows 7

I recently purchased a generic USB endoscope camera from a Chinese distributor. It didn't come with any drivers or software, but it is recognized by Windows 7: And it can be used by Skype: I'm ...
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Drive cloning tool that works with different sized drives

So I want to create a number of bootable USB drives configured exactly based on one that I have already configured. I understand the best way to do this would be via drive cloning so that the new ...
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Linux live CD/DVD that includes UnionFS (but not Knoppix)

Tried to use the latest Knoppix and running into lots of issues. It can't seem to decide whether it's systemd or SysV init based, and simple things like restarting the network after a config change ...
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Platform to manage and update multiple USB drives

I'm looking for something on Windows that can help manage the content of several removable drives, particularly overwriting and pushing new files onto them in different combinations from a similar ...
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Flashing Mac OS 8 (1997) to bootable flash drive?

I would like to create a bootable flash drive with an old version of Mac OS, such as Mac OS 8, just to explore it. What software can I use to flash the OS onto the flash drive?
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USB packet sniffer software to look at the data coming from an Xbox controller

I need to be able to look at the data coming from an Xbox controller. What would be the easiest way to do this? Specs: Windows 10 Controller connected to the PC (it's USB) Preferably free I don'...
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multiple bootable iso on usb flash drive

I have a 128gb usb flash drive on which I want to put bootable ISOs. Windows 7, 8, 10 install discs and also partedmagic live ISO I'd like to have a menu from which to choose which ISO image I want ...
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Debian based portable Linux distro

I read about a Porteus, a Linux distro which is designed to be run from USB. I liked everything about it, but I prefer distros that are Debian derivatives. (Like Debian itself, Mint, Ubuntu, etc.) I ...
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USB antivirus scanner

I'm using Avast for protecting my PC but it could not detect and repair the damage caused by viruses to my removable drives. In the meanwhile it also fails to detect several USB threats. So I need ...
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Software to send audio via usb in Windows

I have a USB-RCA cable. I want to use it to send an audio signal from my Windows 7 computer to an older audio component. Windows does not recognize a device as present; I think this means that this ...
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What software could deny access to a USB Drive, with an encryption password?

I'm looking for software free or paid which would enable: Upon connection of a USB drive protected by this software, require a correct password to be entered. And if the password entered is incorrect,...
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Software to access Windows hardrive from Android phone via USB

When I plug my phone into my Windows 7 laptop, it automatically lets me access the phone's SD card. What I want to do is the reverse: when I plug in via USB, let me access the PC's files via USB (so ...
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Tool to create bootable FreeBSD USB flash drives

I am looking for a tool that can make a FreeBSD bootable USB flash drive. Unfortunately YUMI doesn't have this option. I prefer a free sofware working in Windows, but Linux and paid solution can ...
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Tool for Advanced training/presentation

To make long story short. I am planning to create “flash-like” training presentation that will launch fullscreen from pendrive without installation and allow to play quite large (>500 MB) external ...
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PVR/DVR Software

We're cutting the cable and putting up an antenna. I have a not-too-old laptop I plan on using as a DVR (or PVR - not sure what the difference is), and have an inexpensive USB TV tuner on order. Any ...
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Software for linux to reboot to USB

I have and old computer with Wary puppy installed and want to install Linux mint instead. My BIOS does not support booting to USB so I was wondering if there was any software that allows you to reboot ...
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Different key-sets on two different keyboards

I have 2 keyboards on my laptop - first one is the default that came with the laptop. The second one is a USB keyboard. Unfortunately, the computer detects same keys for both. Is it possible to have ...
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Bootable linux like distro to sanitize USB flash drives and hard drives

I have some usb pen drives that I'm not using because I'm unsure of their content. This drives traveled among some university friends and photo copy shops (you know.. shops with win xp, no security ...
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lsusb for Windows

I am looking forward to capture USB traffic with Wireshark. The tutorials I have seen use lsusb together with Wireshark. However, I'm on Windows. From an lbusb equivalent I expect it is gratis it is ...
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Portable encryption software for USB stick

I want to encrypt files on my USB stick with a linux box such that I can decrypt it with my password on any Windows machine (version > 7) without having any admin permissions on the Windows machine. ...
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Portable, no-admin, no-install, Win/Linux USB encryption/decryption on the go

I fear from losing my USB stick. I'm looking for an encryption program that can hide my USB files in such a way that I have only one file shown on Windows Explorer when it's first inserted. When I run ...
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Make Windows act as a hardware mouse through USB?

When I connect a unit (smartphone) to my computer with usb I want the unit to think that it has connected to a regular mouse (usb otg). Is there any such driver for either Windows or Linux? (You ...
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Android file explorer for Ubuntu/Unity via USB, no app needed on Android

Using Ubuntu/Unity, I would like to browse my USB-connected Android device's files. Requirements: No app needed on the Android side (I have adb installed if that can help) Graphical UI Ability to ...
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Get real-time I/O of any storage devices in Windows

Currently, Windows 7 have Resource Monitor to measure storage devices (e.g. HDD, USB Thumb drives, etc). However, it does not display real-time I/O speed. Resource Monitor only shown the Active Time (%...
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Home surveillance software that can handle multiple USB cameras

I'm looking for a home surveillance software for Windows that supports multiple USB cameras that are not connected to the same computer. I tried iSpy which supports this through installing a ...
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USB Camera Emulation for Windows 8

I develop a program accessing a USB camera using Windows 8. Unfortunately, my development PC has no camera. Is there a (free) software that emulates an USB camera? For sure there are many solutions ...
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Hierarchical storage management Windows

Is there any Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM) products running on Windows priced at consumer level, or even better free/opensource? Idealy it would Virtualise multiple storage devices and ...
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Software for rescuing files from corrupted FAT32 USB stick

A 8GB USB stick with FAT32 has got corrupted (Windows 8). In a directory, instead of files, I see a lot of "byte garbage". Looks as if some information was written directly into the directory ...
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Software to reset USB port when a website cannot be pinged

We have a Windows 7 64 bit computer at a remote location that connects via a broadband USB modem to get to the Internet. Sometimes this modem will just "switch off" or otherwise become unavailable to ...
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Software for creating a USB drive presentation

Recently I was asked to create a "interactive presentation" that could be put on a USB drive that would be given away at a company event. The presentation would either launch automatically or be ...
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Software to automatically copy files when connected to the USB port of the computer

Is there a software for Windows (Windows XP and above) that will do a background copy of the thumbdrive to a specific folder when the USB thumbdrive device is plug into the USB port of the computer?