Drivers are the middleware that allow computer programs to use resources of a specific hardware device.

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How to change a game's setting to enable a dedicated graphics card?

I have only one video game that refuses to let me select the Nvidia Graphics Card. Some background: I recently got a new laptop (Lenovo Y50), and I have downloaded a ton of games off of my Steam ...
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windows audio running but no notification bar icon

Windows 7 64bit, VIA audio chipset I just updated some of my drivers using IObit Driver Booster (which is a recognized software developer group), but since the update, I noticed no audio icon on my ...
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Install chipset driver before nic driver?

When installing drivers, should I be installing the chipset drivers first, or doesn't it matter? i.e. can I jump straight to the nic driver?
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Windows XP 64-bit Conexant Pebble HD Audio Driver

I have installed Windows XP 64-bit on my HP Pavilion G60T-500 CTO notebook PC and along with installing a non-factory OS came the struggle of finding drivers. My audio device is a Conexant Pebble HD ...
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Trying to access a internal modem over serial with putty. Only typing letters a and A work

I try to connect to an internal broadband modem over the serial (com port) with putty. It is Windows 7 64 with 64 bit drivers for the modem. When I connect with putty to the port the only letters I ...
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Huge UI elements in Crunchbang

I have just installed Crunchbang on my Desktop, and windows and menus appear incredibly enlarged. When I right click the context menu fills the screen, for example. My graphics card is the Radeon HD ...
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NVIDIA GTX650 Ti 1 GB, nvidia-drivers, boot udev fail on gentoo

I have an Asus H97 Plus motherboard with i7 4790 proc, 16gb ram, samsung ssd, western digital hdd and a Gigabyte nVidia GTX650 Ti 1GB videocard. I have just installed a Gentoo on it (kernel: ...
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Elantech touchpad driver issues and input lag in Linux

I have a Lenovo U530 laptop. By default, the touchpad is not correctly detected at all (this bug report was my problem), but I fixed it with the driver in comment #137. Now two-finger scrolling works ...
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Unknown PCI device in Windows 7

Does anyone know what device could this be? I got all drivers for my computer from here
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weird issue with Dell network card

I have laptop Dell Latitude E5420 with Win 7 professional service back 1 suddenly the NIC (Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller) and the wireless card (Intel (R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N6205) ...
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Wireless driver not detected by Windows 8

I've a problem in my wireless driver on windows 8. I bought a new X500L Asus laptop and installed windows 8 on it. However the driver CD I got with the laptop doesn't support my laptop. The CD says ...
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Graphic driver for Targa Now NT9231

I thought of installing Xubuntu on my elder Targa Now nettop and didn't think about the driver option. So now I'm here with a fresh Xubuntu installation and looking for graphic drivers. I found ...
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Windows-7 wireless adapter gone missing

My wireless adapter is "Intel Centrino Advanced N 6200 AGN" Sometimes wireless connects and sometimes the wireless adapter is totally missing (from the device manager itself). Even after doing a "scan ...
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installing trusted execution engine interface driver error

I have an ASUS X551MA notebook and recently I downgraded it to windows 7 from windows 8. After I installed every driver I can find from Asus.com I encountered a problem installing a driver called ...
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Why would a Windows Driver Setup program not properly install the driver but “update driver” does

I have a question that has been bothering me since yesterday. I was installing windows on a desktop yesterday and I went to install a LAN driver. I went to the motherboard manufacturers site and got ...
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Integrated graphics card being used over NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M in Toshiba laptop?

On my Toshiba laptop with a discrete GeForce GT 540M graphics card, as well an integrated Intel HD 3000, it seems like the discrete graphics card is never used. Games run like the Intel HD 3000 is ...
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How to decrease touchpad hover sensitivity? (Dell E6530, Alps touchpad)

I have an issue with the touchpad on my laptop. When I use it and I have one finger on the touchpad plate and another finger very close to the plate (but don't touch it with the second finger), the ...
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EgisTec Fingerprint Scanner Won't Work with Win 7

I have a built-in fingerprint scanner for my laptop - the EgisTec ES603. It shows up in device manager, and I have a driver for it (Windows seems to think it's the latest driver, and I have no ...
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I can't find Intel drivers for my graphics card

I bought a new laptop and installed Windows 7 on it. When I start some game or program, it says: Bad video card drivers! unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode. This can ...
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Blue screen of death - graphics card?

I recently acquired a new computer running Windows 7 with NVidia Quadro FX 3400/4400 graphics card. I noticed something was wrong when I tried playing a game and it went at about 0.1 fps. I went to ...
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Issues with new graphics card and drivers

With my onboard graphics card (Intel HD 4000) I was able to use 1680x1050 screen resolution. Using the same screen and an Asus ENGTS250 graphics card with 296.10 drivers installed, I'm not able to use ...
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Ethernet controller driver will not install [closed]

I've tried connecting my ethernet chord to my desktop. It says installing a driver then after like 30 seconds it says it has failed. I had it search the web for a driver but none are found, can anyone ...
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Missing graphics accelerator for Toshiba C855D-s5232

I formatted the drive and re-installed Windows 7 64-bit on a Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5232. Now I am missing the graphics accelerator. I have been to Toshiba's website but cannot find the right one. ...
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Display on secondary video card (Nvidia 8400 GS): horrible refresh, bogs system

This is my work computer, but it's a small shop. We do business software development. The most hardcore thing we create is some web animations with html5 and fancy javascript/css. The base machine ...
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Problems with webcam

My friend is using Windows 8.1, and he has a webcam. He says it is working very well even without installing drivers. Webcam is A4tech - PK-331F. I asked for this webcam for use. I plugged in the ...
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HP ZR30w 30-inch S-IPS LCD Monitor Drivers

I have a HP ZR30w 30-inch S-IPS LCD Monitor and the monitor does not like to wake up when the system goes to sleep. I tried to download the drivers but HP makes you have to have a subscription ...
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How can I enable mouse mode on my graphics tablet?

I recently bought a graphics tablet (Gaomon 8600 Pro+, but it seems to be a rebranded Huion H58L). I want to set it to "mouse mode", i.e. to use relative positioning for the cursor instead of ...
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Asus x551c windows 7 Intel HD Graphics driver

I did install Windows 7 64 bit on my ex. Windows 8 pro Asus x551c "Ultrabook". The CD with the drivers isn't useable since its a windows 8 only DVD-Rom. I got the Wi-Fi and other stuff running and ...
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Computer not turning off after windows shuts down printer driver

The power is not shutting off my computer after windows shuts down. Windows shuts down and I hear my computer case "click" but the power and fans all stay on. This seemed to start after I installed ...
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Intel USB3 driver install fails

I've been trying to install the Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver (version 3.0.0.16 as supplied by the Asus web site) but it balks when it gets to the PCI bus. At this point the entire ...
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No sound through headset - only mic is working

I noticed that no sound is being played to my headphones. The laptop has a conexant sound card together with the sounds apps provided. But the thing is that I also noticed that now instead of one ...
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Updating Intel Centrino Wireless-N1030 wifi driver

I have a dell laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7. I have an Intel Wireless-N 1030 WiFi driver. The wifi works fine on Ubuntu, but it doesn't work at all on Windows. I think the driver may be ...
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Logitech M185 Wirless Mouse issue

An issue with a Logitech M185 mouse today. A user is unable to use the device. The device works perfectly fine on my PC (It appears as HID-compliant mouse), but not on her laptop. It does not ...
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How to install the Android ADB Interface on an HP 8 Tablet?

I purchased an HP 8 Tablet today running Android 4.2. When I plugged the USB cable into my Windows 8.1 laptop it recognized the device and let me browse the internal storage but the device had a ...
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ATI catalyst installer not displaying properly

I own HP G6-2313AX with AMD A10 processor having 7678 2GB dual Graph.Card. I am average Ubuntu user. I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04.1. after that I wanted to TRY out propitiatory display drivers ...
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How do I get my my Razer Deathadder drivers back to normal without Synapse?

I have razer deathadder 3500 dpi, my settings were like 3rd to fastest and enhance pointer precision. I got the synapse drivers thinking it would help my mouse like 6 months ago. It made my mouse ...
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Realtek HD Audio is not getting sound to audio jack after windows 8.1 August 12th update

I'm working on a toshiba A665-S6050 with Realtek High Definition audio. I have a High Definition Audio Device Driver From windows and a realtek high definition audio driver. I installed the R2.75 ...
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Link for driver HP printers Laserjet 1160 and 5051 (win7) [closed]

I would like to have the link to download the driver for HP printer Laserjet 1160 and 5051 for windows 7. PS: I came accross the following link. However, I would still like to have the actual ...
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installing AMD Radeon™ HD 8670 VGA driver for kali linux

i have Radeon8670 as my graphic card,but it is not detecting in my computer when i checked my VGA devices,i got this: lspci -nn | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation ...
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Tablet not correctly registering pen position

My tablet is now registering my pen several inches up and to the right of where it actually is. Video provided: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2m5MNAaaHbYcWd1OTdXXzAtR3M/edit?usp=sharing It's a ...
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Vista can create partitions but can't install?

I'm trying to install Vista on a brand new SSD. As soon as I get to the screen where you can make partitions, it tells me that it can't install to the selected location "Error 0x80300001". Some quick ...
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Gnome in fallback mode after install NVIDIA display driver

I'm new in Linx. I have Debian 7. I have laptop with 2 graphics card: Intel and NVIDIA. After NVIDIA display driver installation GNOME 3 load in fallback mode and any application start with error: ...
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How to make a bootable USB disk for installing Windows 7?

with my new Lenovo E145 I am stuck when it comes to installing a fresh Windows 7/ dual boot device. The laptop has no CD/DVD drive, and had Windows 7 pre-installed. I downloaded an ISO image X17... ...
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NDIS driver batch installation on Windows 64bits

I want to update a BATCH script to install an NDIS filter driver on Windows Seven (32/64 bits) and above, the script use snetcfg on Windows XP 32bits, and I would like to know if snetcfg is still an ...
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Computer Disconnects From Internet - Wireless

I don't have a router. My pc has a wireless card. I tried reinstalling the drivers but it keeps happening. Could it be hardware malfunction? Can I buy a new wireless card?
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Graphics card not giving any signal

I'm trying to install a graphics card 'Radeon HD 5450 PCIe 2.1' into my 'GA H55m-S2 board PCIe 2.0' but it's not giving any signal to the monitor, it only indicates that the cable (D-Sub) is plugged ...
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How to configure swipe gestures on Win 8.1 for a Dell Venue 8 Pro

I would like to change the touch swipe gestures for a Dell Venue 8 Pro. Similar to this quesiton: Modify or disable Windows 8 swipe gestures on touchpad / laptop however the hardware does not support ...
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Samsung Xpress M2625D Prints Random Black Lines

I recently purchased a Samsung Xpress M2625D toner printer. After going through the process of setting up the printer and installing the driver on the provided CD, printing a test page yielded nothing ...
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Windows 8.1 NFC turn off the screen, and not work

I have problem with NFC device on my Asus Vivotab Smart CE400, when i try to send or receive image or anything else via NFC it is lock screen like if i pressed "power button", and turn off screen. ...
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graphics card / computer cant detect dvi monitor

my monitor is not being detected by my computer. this problem has come after i updated my graphics card drivers. my card is an old gtx 460 and its drivers had never been updated and so were at ...