Devices that use the Universal Serial Bus data interface

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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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Hard Drive not working with VirtualBox on Mac OS X 10.10.2

Basically, I have a Seagate Expansion Drive (1TB), I have ejected it from my MacBook and mounted it into the guest virtual machine, it comes up with the message: This USB device can perform ...
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How can I find out when a USB device was disconnected without ejecting?

I had a USB flash drive plugged into my MacBook (running Yosemite), but that drive is now missing. Somebody must've taken it (unplugged it) from my computer while I was at work or while carrying it in ...
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USB 3 not working on Yosemite MacOS 10.10.2

I have a MacBookPro11,3, Intel Core i7, 2,5 GHz, ROM: MBP112.0138.B14 with Yosemite natively installed. I also use FileVault. Here are my problems with external USB 3: One of my FAT32 external hard ...
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Seagate Slim 2TB Not Recognized

I recently purchased a Seagate Slim 2TB external HD. I connected it to my 2010 iMac, formatted it as exFAT, and moved a bunch of files. I don't remember exactly what process I went through with ...
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Boot MacBook Pro from USB stick

Concerning a MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard. As you know when pressing alt during startup there is the possibility of selecting which disc/drive/memory you want to boot from. For example if you have a ...
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How to deactivate iPhone USB tethering when OSX is connected to a wireless network

I have enabled USB tethering from my iPhone to my MacBook pro, and it works perfectly. Nevertheless, I would like to automatically disable USB tethering when the MacBook Pro is connected to a ...
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2011 i5 27" imac wired keyboard does not power up

I have tried 3 keyboards and every one does not get power until after OS X starts it's boot sequence, it seem the USB bus is not getting power until about a minute after startup. I am therefore unable ...
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Printer induced iMac insomnia

Right, I got an odd problem. My iMac keeps waking from sleep, after roughly 10-15 minutes, without any intervention on my part. Looking at syslog, I found that the wake reason is XHC1, which some ...
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How To Create A Bootable USB Installer for Windows, Linux and OSX?

How can I use my 120GB USB Drive as an ultimate IT tool? I want to have the following ISOs partitioned off and accessible through a bootloader (any): Windows 5,6,7,8,10 OSX 10.6,7,8,9,10 GParted ...
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Anything in Mac OS to interfere with using a disk through a USB hub?

Have Modbook Pro with OS 10.10.2 and a powered seven-port USB hub. A 750-GB bus-powered drive has no problems with the hub in-between. But a powered drive with three partitions, one of them a Time ...
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USB devices are greyed out in VirtualBox

I'm running Windows XP on Virtual Box. I'm trying to write to a USB pen drive. VirtualBox detect the pen drive but its name is greyed our in GUI. And I couldn't pick it from the list. How can I use ...
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The Boot Camp USB drivers paradox

I have following problem: I have Boot Camp Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.10.2). I observed, that I couldn't connect USB flash drives to that Windows system, so I installed all Boot Camp drivers ...
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USB drive causes “OS X Can't Repair The Disk” error repeatedly

I've got a 2.5" 1 TB external that I've used for a couple years now. Initially it was in an OWC enclosure, and then more recently its in a Sabrent enclosure that I bought off of Amazon to get USB 3.0 ...
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How to toggle the virtual keyboard from a usb keyboard on iPad Air?

I noticed the bluetooth HID specification has a flag for toggling the virtual keyboard (and some keyboards like the Logitech Ultra Thin(pdf specs link) implement that) Is there something similar for ...
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Can't create kext cache under / - owner not root

When I plug in my usb memory card reader nothing happens. It was working ten minutes ago when I used the xbian installer to put it on the sd card, but now nada. Something briefly flashes up then ...
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I cannot see a particular USB printer from AirPort Extreme

I have an older AirPort Extreme (UFO, Version 5.7). I can connect an Epson MX330 printer to the USB port of the AirPort Extreme and it appears on the AirPort Utility "Printers" tab, and I can print ...
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MBA with Syslinux on USB

I'm trying to boot a Linux kernel built with Buildroot from USB on my Yosemite Macbook Air. I have followed the first steps in Failed To Install syslinux on USBDRIVE with Mac OS X, i.e. - DiskUtility ...
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Is a bootable USB drive with Yosemite OK for different macs?

This might be obvious, but probably worth a question: I took my MBP (Early 2011 15"), downloaded Yosemite and created a bootable USB device from which I later clean-installed the OS. Can I use this ...
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USB Hub in 'safe' mode?

I have a powered USB 2.0 hub which suddenly started acting weird. No new devices or anything. It is the same setup as before. All connected devices are still working, except one. The one device (a ...
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stty device baud-rate resets once no longer being used

-late 2013 MBP, with Yosemite 10.10.2 While using a USB --> Serial cable(FTDI chipset), I am unable to get a set baud-rate and get it to stick while the device is not being open/wrote/read. For ...
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Wired mouse detected but not responding

I have a wired mouse connected to my Macbook Pro, OS X 10.9.5. The mouse is powered, but completely unresponsive. The mouse works on my windows machine, and the usb port on my Macbook works with ...
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How to fix spurious “Cannot communicate with scanner” error, without rebooting

I have a Canon MP560 printer/scanner combo, installed and working. However typically when I turn on the power to the printer and click 'Open Scanner...' I get the following error: Needless to ...
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Can't install Lan9500 driver properly

So I recently bought 4-port Lenovo USB hub with LAN. It came with a driver I needed to install to get the LAN to work. But the documentation said that the USB hub should be unplugged while installing ...
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Key to boot from USB on Ubuntu MacBook Air

Recently, I removed OS X from my MacBook Air and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I have been trying to install Debian during last week, but I don't have idea what's the key to enter into 'BIOS boot ...
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Create a bootable USB with Windows installer for Yosemite?

I'm having trouble creating a bootable USB for my mac. I have an iMac, and I'm wanting to install a copy of Windows Server 2008 x86 onto it. I've tried BootCamp, but I'm getting errors when selecting ...
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External hard drive deep freezing Macs

A quite nice problem: I have an external USB 2.0 harddrive (Lacie Starck with 512GB) which was working fine during the last years. But now everytime I connect it to a Mac 3 seconds later a total crash ...
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Can I boot OS X or Windows Boot Camp from an external USB Type-C drive?

Currently I boot OS X and Windows Boot Camp from an external Thunderbolt HDD. LaCie just announced a new external USB-C (USB 3.1) hard drive enclosure. Will I be able to boot OS X or Windows Boot Camp ...
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How does USB-C on the new Macbook Air Retina (also called the Macbook) connect to multiple devices?

It seems that the new USB-C connector is good for charging, good for HDMI output, good for connecting to new devices that use USB-C connectors, and good for older USB devices like an old scanner, ...
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is there a way to set the settings on an external webcam?

I would like to change the brightness settings of a USB webcam. Is there a way to do that without installing extra software on Lion?
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Create a live USB for Linux Derivation

I want to create a live USB to run a Linux derivation and followed these guides: Make and create Live USB Linux for Mac? How? Making a Bootable USB Stick on an Apple Mac OS X from an ISO ...
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My Macbook Air doesn't recognize my USB

I've always used my USB on this computer. The only issue i would have is that it wouldn't always appear on screen, but i would just eject it and put it back in and it would all be ok. Today for some ...
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USB Drive not recognized by Mac OS X Yosemite

I have a USB drive I setup as bootable with a few different Linux distros using Multiboot in Windows. This afternoon I plugged it into my Mac to look at the list of ISOs on it. I then ejected it ...
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How does iTunes gain access to a passcode-locked iPhone?

Recently I witnessed how iTunes, which is linked to a certain iPhone may unlock it's first screen - the one which requires a password. I also know of a few tools which may mimic this effect; I`m ...
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Why does my USB audio device have problems with Google Hangouts?

The audio sent to the person I'm talking to is very faint when using my USB audio headset and Google Hangouts, even if I turn the level up high in System Preferences. In Skype, everything is normal. ...
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Will a bootable USB made with boot camp work on PC?

I just finished building my PC. It has no optical drive but I made a bootable usb with my iMac. When I plugged it in my PC motherboard recognized it, I chose to boot from the USB but it takes to me a ...
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How can i aggregate two pairs of headphones/microphones into one audio stream using Audio MIDI Setup?

I am trying to use the Audio MIDI Setup program to aggregate two USB Sennheiser PC8 stereo headsets so I can use both simultaneously on Skype calls and GarageBand recordings. So far I am only able to ...
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Implications of using a USB SSD drive to run VM images off

I'm running VMware Fusion on my Apple Macbook Pro (15 inch, Mid 2012, OSX 10.10.2), and have several VM images that are stored on an external USB3 disk (WD Passport). The external disk is fine for ...
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Emptying the trash failed with “can't copy” on Yosemite

While using empty stack securely under Yosemite, it halted with the message: You can't copy the item InfoPlist.strings because its name is too long or includes characters that are invalid on the ...
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How Many USB Controllers Are in the Late 2014 Mac Mini?

I am transferring a lot of data to a large number of iPads from a Mac Mini, over USB. I am finding that the late 2014 Mac Mini is significantly faster at completing the transfer than the Mid 2011 ...
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Formatting USB Disk As EXT3 On Mac

How can I format a USB disk as ext3 using OS X Yosemite? I want to use it on another system that is linux based but I wish to format it first before connecting to the linux system.
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Mount combo (USB/COM) device

I've bought this simple navigator that works fine on PC using the software released by the company but there is no mac version for it. Under mac the navigator was supposed to be mounted as an external ...
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Are there USB-A to USB-C adapters for the Early 2015 MacBook

Apple announced a new 12" MacBook. The only port other than a headphone jack is USB-C. Since it is new technology I do not have any USB-C memory sticks. What adapters will let older USB sticks work ...
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Can I use the same bootable drive for all models?

I currently have a Late 2010 MacBook Air and looking to get the new Air when it comes out later this year. My question is, I have just made a bootable USB installer (by using createinstallmedia ...
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Why does my late 2014 MacBook Pro sometimes not detect my USB devices?

Here's my normal routine when I get to the office: Set down laptop on desk Connect power, MiniDisplayPort adapter, HDMI cable, and powered USB hub Open and close MacBook Pro to wake it up and go ...
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Are all USB numeric keypads OSX comatible?

My office uses the small Apple bluetooth keyboards. I have a user who is requesting a numeric keypad. Apple sells a Belkin wireless keypad on their website, but it has terrible reviews and it isnt ...
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Bootcamp fail stuck at no bootable device (hold option not working)

I've been trying to find an answer to my problem all day with no luck. I tried installing windows 7 via bootcamp this morning. I accidentally created the partition before creating a bootable usb ...
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How to get music from USB to iTunes on Macbook Air

I saw a similar question to this that was answered clearly, though mine is a bit different. So I put my USB in, have iTunes open and I went up to file and did add new playlist and chose the file from ...
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USB 3.0 to gigabit ethernet keeps crashing system with 10.10.1/2

I have this Realtek USB 3.0 to gigabit ethernet adaptor. Using either the included drivers for OS 10.8.x or the official Realtek drivers from December 2014, it hard crashes the system every 5-10 ...
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List USB devices on OSX command line

Can I List USB devices on OSX - similar to lsusb on Linux. I know I can access from System Information.