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

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How do I tell Windows Update to not check for updates for my GPU drivers?

Windows 8.1 at work (no group policies) wants me to update my GPU drivers through Windows Update (it appears in my optional updates list). I'd rather do this manually since it gives me more control ...
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Windows USB keyboard and mouse won't work, PS/2 keyboard does

Everything was functioning properly. I turned my computer off and came back to it a couple of days later to find that the keyboard and mouse are not working in Windows. I am running Windows 7, 64 ...
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AMD ATI video driver causing BSOD after installation

I recently re-installed Windows 7 Home Premium on my Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop. Initially without the video driver, everything was fine except that the screen icons and applications windows were of ...
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Strange Wacom Graphire 4 issue

I have a Wacom Graphire 4 and Windows 7 (see specs at bottom in needed). My tablet has started doing strange and very annoying things. all of a sudden I won't be able to control the cursor, if I'm on ...
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Seagate ext hdd breaks USB connectivity in Windows 8 x64

A friend has a Seagate 1TB ext hdd (model: srd 00 f1). When connecting it to his Sony Vaio (VPCSB1S1E - Windows 8) it shows up in the Device Manager with a driver error. When trying to uninstall the ...
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Install / uninstall GPU drivers in Win7 via file explorer?

Situation: (See also for context: a previous question) Cannot access Win7 (bootcamp) system via screen, as AMD GPU is bust Win7 Safe Mode does not help Can run OSX partition as managed to manually ...
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ubuntu installer run on debian wheeze

I have found some intel video drivers for my asus laptop "Integrated Intel® HD Graphics" but intel provided installers which are dedicated for fedora and ubuntu only; so my question is... can I ...
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New driver causes my nVidia GeForce 630 to freeze right 1/4th of the screen

I've not had issues like this in the past, but in the last 3-4 weeks, GeForce Experience constantly installs the latest driver (currently 337.88), which causes the right 4th of the screen to be ...
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Driver manager for Debian Wheezy

Today I installed Debian Wheezy 7.6.0 amd64 to my laptop Asus but now I can see that the screen resolution is not as it should be the icons are too big and mouse works not exactly as expected etc I ...
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Dell Client System Update

Can this tool be used to download drivers for all supported systems? right now all i see is that it can download drivers for the system that it is installed on. I downloaded the program and looked ...
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USB isn't recognized

I've been having this problem with a specific USB of mine. Once I plug the USB device in a USB port, the device is recognized and comes up in my device manager but shows up transparent in my ...
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USB Touchscreens - Unknown Device after PC has been off overnight

I'm out of leads on this problem, and I'm hoping someone will read this and know what to look for. The Problem I have two machines. Both machines are identical in terms of software, hardware, and ...
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Linux printer setup opensuse no drivers

I am trying to setup a canon pixma mx459 on my opensuse 13.1 machine To set up a printer I opened yast>hardware>printers, however there were no drivers detected. I do have cups installed/up to date. ...
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Would a Nvidia Geforce GT 730 video card be compatible with my computer?

Im trying to get a video card to run highly demanding video games such as DayZ standalone. I dont know a lot about these types of things but my computer has a 150W power supply. im not sure what is ...
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How to get dual monitor set up with NVIDIA Geforce GT 610

So I recently installed a NVIDIA Geforce GT 610 into my Dell Optiplex 790 (running 32bit Windows 7 Professional) so as to be able to have dual displays. I installed card properly and installed the ...
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repeated IO on file atiumdva.cap interferes with application functionality

Our java swing application runs on Windows 7 (32 bit) and is having some serious issues. Our latest candidate culprit is that the system, at random intervals, performs millions of reads of 288 bytes ...
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none of the function keys on my Gateway Windows 8 laptop. I tried Ctrl + the f9 key for example and nothing happens

How do I enable my function keys on the laptop Gateway computer. Nothing works, I was doing an exercise in my SIMnet file and it required me to use my f9 key to update a field. It is as though they ...
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I can't install new version of graphics driver

I can't install new version of graphics driver. When I install driver, it asks me to restart my PC, when i restart it, my screen freezes and i can't see anything. Computer is working normally but ...
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bluetooth windows 8.1 stops working - unknown USB Device

I just bought a brand new Dell XPS Windows 8.1 laptop. I used the Bluetooth for the first time today with a Microsoft Mouse. I had no problems until I restarted my computer and came back to it. Now my ...
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Install Dell drivers automatically with Windows 7 image

Im working on making win7 images for different model dells. I have all of the drivers on a usb drive and im wondering is there a way to check the updates for all drivers at once and install ...
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Installing Windows Server 2008 R2 - No Drives Found

I'm currently trying and failing to install Windows Server 2008 R2 onto a Dell Precision T3600 box with PERC H310 hardware RAID. When I attempt to install it from both USB and CD, it comes up with "No ...
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Windows 7 driver updates

Cut the story short, I was wondering if there's any possible and effective way of updating Active Directory clients(mostly windows 7 machines) through setting a GPO?
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Is there any way to get the name of a printer that used to be connected to a Windows computer?

I have Windows 8, and I used to have a printer connected to it. I loved it, but it broke, so now I'm trying to buy a new one, but I forgot to take down the model of it before it was thrown away. I ...
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Windows 7 doesn't “see” my graphics card

Alright, this is all very peculiar but I'll try to include everything. But first, my machine configuration. I'm running on an HP G62-B75EV Notebook with a switchable graphics configuration and the ...
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AMD Graphics Drivers not available for Windows 8?

I'm trying to upgrade the OpenGL driver from 1.1 to 2.0 (or the latest version). I'm currently using this page to select the appropiate download, but when choosing Integrated Motherboard Graphics > ...
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OpenVPN installation always corrupt, TAP driver screwed up

I'm trying to install OpenVPN on a computer running Windows 7. I usually get one of two errors: An error occurred installing the TAP device driver. or The specified service already exists. ...
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Update the driver for Intel(R) HD 4000 - Ubuntu 13.10

I have a problem with my computer on Ubuntu 13.10 . The boot stops after the grub. I think (thx to logs) there is a problem with my graphic card. It is an Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000. I can launch the ...
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How can I set CPU affinity for a device driver in Windows 7?

Does anybody know how to set on which core a device driver will run and process its interrupt requests? Situation: I'm having iusb3hcs.sys and acpi.sys causing lags when my soundcard processes ...
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ecs 945p/pl-a multimedia and video controller drivers

Where can I download the multimedia and video controller drivers for windows 7 32-bit. My motherboard is: ecs 945p/pl-a
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Front panel Audio

My front panel audio is not working/detecting anything plugged into the MIC or SPEAKER ports. This happens in Windows 7 Professional x64, it does not happen in Kubuntu or Debian (virtual machine OS). ...
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How to check inf manufacturer

I am trying to create a WiX installer that should install USB drivers as well. It installs the application but not drivers. In the log file I have: DIFXAPP: INFO: Installing INF file ...
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Radeon HD5570 drivers installed won't go past windows 7 ultimate logo screen?

I'm sorry if this could be flagged as a generic question and not too helpful but I'm desperate in getting windows to boot. I just purchased a HD5570 Radeon video card and installed the updated drivers ...
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How to detect my Intel graphics chipset?

I recently bought an HP 15-r022TX notebook with NVIDIA GeForce 820M card. I installed Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and headed over to NVIDIA's webite to download drivers for my card. When the installation ...
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New laptop with Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 has inconsistent wireless connection

So, I got a new Toshiba L50-B-103 (Windows 8.1 64-bit, specs) which comes in with the wireless card indicated in the title, Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160. I use this computer mainly for gaming, ...
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asm/system.h header file linux

I am trying to install drivers for fax modem, and I have tried different ways to do it, but each way leads me to an error which says: fatal error: asm/system.h: No such file or directory Is there ...
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A display driver has stopped working and has been recovered

I'm having the same issue explained on this question: A display driver has stopped working and has been recovered issue Although I'm using Windows 8.1 x64, the problem is happening very often when I ...
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ASUS Laptop Wifi Driver

I recently did a clean install of windows 7 on my Asus x550ca laptop. I was able to downlaod the ethernet driver, but I want the wifi driver. On the driver page for my model, there is four different ...
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ntoskrnl.exe and other drivers causing many blue screens, sometimes computer hangs randomly and makes loud buzzing noise through speakers/headphones

So I've been getting many blue screens lately, and most of them are caused by a variety of drivers, but mostly ntoskrnl.exe. I know this by looking through the logs in BlueScreenView. I've been ...
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Installed NIC driver in WIM for iSCSI boot, but driver not loading

I am wanting to boot a diskless system using iSCSI and I appear to be part way there. I've managed through the use of WinPE to install Windows 7 onto the iSCSI target successfully and am now trying to ...
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Third-party drivers?

Where can I find third-party drivers for a canon MG5450S? I am looking something like VueScan, that allows you to use the scan of the cannon without using their official drivers. I would like to know ...
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WebGL unavailable on Chrome for no apparent reason

I'm not entirely sure when this issue started, it could have been after a graphics card driver update, but WebGL will no longer function for me on Chrome. http://webglreport.com/ tells me that ...
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installing fax modem drivers on linux

EDIT 2: My modem is of type "HSFModem" so I got to the http://www.linuxant.com/drivers/hsf/oem/downloads.php and there I downloaded the debian file. I extracted it, and executed the command dpkg -i ...
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Scrolling horizontally in Adobe Reader using AutoHotkey

I want to use AutoHotkey to scroll a document horizontally in Adobe Reader X. Sending wheel messages (0x20e) does not work, nor does sending scroll messages (0x114). The only method I could find is to ...
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What's the difference between these two ways of installing a driver?

For installing drivers there are two common ways: Inserting the driver disk to cd/dvd reader and following the autorun steps to installing it. Going to Device Manager and updating that driver, and ...
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Mic boost on Realtek AC'97

I have a problem with my microphone boost. I've watched some videos about that on YouTube, but I don't have same Audio Manager as they, even if I installed many drivers (some AC'97 and some HD). ...
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Acer Aspire E1-572G doesn't wake up

I recently got a new Acer Aspire E1-572G and every time I sleep it closing the lid it is impossible to wake it up. I applied the solutions to this question but the problem persists. I already had ...
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HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook 15-4013cl Touchscreen driver for Debian

I have a HP Spectre XT TouchSmart Ultrabook 15-4013cl which I recently installed Debian Wheezy and KDE. I would really like to use the touchscreen that is on the display of the laptop but I cannot ...
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Getting a BSOD “Hardware Malfunction” after installing drivers

Alright so ive been upgrading my computers hardware and i bought a new GPU. Now i put my new GPU in and booted and it works fine. The computer boots properly no problems with good VGA output. I used ...
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Print on continuous paper roll

I am trying to print a sequence of increment numbers on a continuous paper roll (length: ~50 meters) without margins or page breaks on EPSON LX-300+II printer. example: --------------- |Roll of ...
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Set up a home server with mini pc and linux

I want to have a linux (debian/ubuntu) home server, for my work/torrent/files access from my lan and wan. what I have now is a virtual pc (VBox) running on my desktop (windows), but I want a dedicate ...