Dual boot Mac Mini not recognizing USB devices from powered hub

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by javtrincoll, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. javtrincoll macrumors newbie


    Jun 12, 2012
    Hey All,

    So my colleagues and I are having a bit of a weird issue with our Mac Mini setup in certain classrooms (College environment). We have a brand new Mac Mini mid 2012 that is set up for Dual boot 10.8 OSX/Win7. Now in these particular classrooms we need 5-6 USB devices plugged in (mouse, keyboard, superdrive, and 2-3 other classroom devices that professors use), which is more than the 4 USB ports on the mini itself.

    We've tried powered and unpowered USB hubs but for some reason the mini won't recognize any device that is not plugged into it directly, only on the WINDOWS side. Even if you were to plug the mouse into the keyboard USB port, it won't be recognized by Windows.

    I know that this might just be a Windows problem and posting here may not yield results but we're fishing for any help possible. Thanks in advance.
  2. iPhil macrumors 68040


    Im thinking that the hub isn't giving enough power to the hub ....

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