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

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When rolling back a Windows driver, how do I know which version it will be?

I want to roll back a driver for a device in Windows 7, however I'm not sure what version it will rollback to. Is there anyway to know without having to actually go through with the process?
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External dispaly on Macbook pro retina not working

I have a late 2012 Macbook Pro Retina 15" with Windows 8 installed, no OSX partition. Until today I had 2x external displays connected and working, both connected to the 2x Mini Displayport ...
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How to check integrity of a catalog file of a windows driver?

I have drivers with security catalog files included (catalogFile=someFile.cat). I would like to check the validity of those drivers using the included security catalog file. Which tools are included ...
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Speakers stops working when volume is turned up to 50% or more

I have a Lenovo G400s laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate. Everything's perfect except my sound. The speakers work fine when I play any song and set the volume to 40%, but it ceases to work as soon as I ...
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Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Unable to click buttons on SOME apps/shell AND desktop locked at start-up

I am writing because I can't seem to figure out exactly what is going on here. I have reinstalled windows 7 64bit twice now to try and troubleshoot (clean install from 2 authentic sources). Details: ...
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Windows 7: Not prompting for administrator credential when group policies block removable storage driver installation

I am in the middle of blocking of USBSTOR access for all my standard user, currently I am able to use batch script to block the USBSTOR registry depending-ly, if they belongs to a security group they ...
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Computer froze with black screen when viewing (not editing) video card's memory in Cheat Engine

I was looking at my computer's physical memory in Cheat Engine (a memory editor/debugger application) and I decided to look at the addresses that Device Manager says are used by my video card. When I ...
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Standard Intel Graphic driver causes COM Surrogate Error

I have Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 3000/4000 on my laptop. The standard Intel driver causes COM Surrogate Error when I watch images. What other drivers can I install to use HD graphic? How else ...
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Gateway 552GE Drivers

I recently acquired a Gateway 552GE. It's an older PC from the XP era, but I am adding onto it to make it modern. I have added new hard drives and ram, but I ran into a snag...upon re-installing the ...
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Dell OptiPlex 7010 random BSOD

We bought a batch of 80 of these computers. We're experiencing this problem on 6 of them right now, but that number keeps growing. The BSOD error code is 0x0000007E, which is a driver problem. I ...
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no audio windows 8.1

I screwed the sound on my laptop (Windows 8.1); I installed the (I assume) wrong version of the realtek HDA drivers and now I have two copies of the audio device. I have tryed uninstalling the ...
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Canon UFRII print driver (Windows OS)

Is it possible to print out of Power Church, Song Show Plus and QuickBooks using Canon UFRII print driver
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How to install wireless drivers on kali

This might be a question that's already been asked, so I apologize in advance. I recently acquired an hp laptop (really not great) and I decided to wipe it and install kali. During the installation ...
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What is the rsdrvx64.sys kernel mode driver?

EDIT: I found the culprit. Read the comments, below. There's this rsdrvx64.sys kernel mode driver installed. It belongs to a program called RawDisk from Eldos, but I never installed such a thing. ...
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ST201 Ethernet driver for linux

I found an old Dell Optiplex GX620 and plan on using it as a router for a network for our student club. There is one ethernet controller onboard on the motherboard, and a friend had an older PCI ...
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Windows 7 Driver Install Access is Denied

I built a new fresh Windows 7 image over the summer. Out of the many issues we have been running into with it, this has been the most frustrating. The issue was non-existent at first, then seemingly ...
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How to properly install driver windows 7 (hp pavillion)

I recently bought a HP Pavillion 15 n228sl, with windows 8 on it. Unfortunately it seemed like there were some problems, it refused to boot up sometime, forcing me to make system restores (it ...
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Force a single USB 3.0 port to work as USB 2.0

I have several Dell XPS 13 machines that exhibit intermittent failures of the left USB 3.0 port, as described in this thread. I have lost data to silent corruption/disconnections on several external ...
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GPU drivers for Windows 8.1

I bought a MSI HD 5450 graphic card for my Windows 8.1 PC and there are no drivers on MSI site for this card not only for Windows 8.1, but not even for Windows 8. Can I install drivers from from AMD ...
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Sound failed on Win7 HomePrem

Following No sound on Windows 7 did not solve the problem, so I ask here for help. Moved a PC 25', OS is Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Now, no sound. It has an ASRock M3A770DE motherboard with onboard ...
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Working w/ and updating Intel Rapid Store Technology

I recently updated a computer to Windows 8.1 legally, and a lot of the pre-installed system apps carried over, such as the Intel apps and such. The computer was a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p. After updating ...
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CD-ROM won't read burned CDs

My CD-ROM drive will not read burned CDs any more. Any normal CD works just fine. I know the burned CDs are fine because they work on my other PCs. I don't think I have tried reading a CD that this ...
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Netbook with ATI graphics: Brightness settings doesn't work

I have a hp dv6-6000 series Windows 7 64-bit laptop with an Intel HD3000 and an ATI HD6700M. After a factory reset I upgrade drivers and I got the problem: If I want to be able change between graphic ...
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Unable to use WIFI after installing Windows Server 2008 R2 - drivers cannot be found

I have a Toshiba Satellite A500 (laptop) and after installing Windows server 2008 R2 to it I can't connect to any wifi. The problem is that the drivers are not installed correctly. I can connect to ...
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Wifi driver not working

I reinstalled my laptop from windows 8 to windows 7. All the drivers were installed correctly but when I try to install wifi driver it says: "The device may not be present or could have been ...
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How to Use Batch File - Simple Application to Restart Audio Drivers

I want a batch file to open CMD and run "net stop audiosrv", then "net start audiosrv", then kill CMD. I am having problems with a bunch of things including It's not waiting It is opening a new CMD ...
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Downloading Windows 7 HP Drivers (not through Windows Update)

We are setting up a print server with both x64 and x86 Windows 7 printer drivers. The server is x64 and we are installing all the drivers with x64 drivers there. Some of the x86 drivers need to be ...
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Why is my webcam showing a surrealist version of the normal video?

Here's a screen capture of what my webcam is showing: I think it is a driver problem, so I headed for my laptop manufacturer's website: http://acer.com/ and found 3 different drivers for my laptop ...
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How to Stop Dell Latitude E5540 Automatic Brightness adjustment

I have a new Dell Latitude Laptop which seems to be randomly dimming the display depending on the apps I open... It brightens when excel is opened and dims when it closes, as if to be adjusting or ...
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utility that can auto search suitable drivers and install in windows7

This question is not specific to any hardware or Operating system. After formatting and installing operating system in Computer, Generally I go on internet and download & Install drivers one by ...
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How to use headphones with mic on a computer that has separate inputs

I have Bose Q15 headphones that have a microphone. When I plug them in my iPhone or in my Macbook the mic works fine. My PC has separate inputs for audio and mic. I purchased a Startech MUYHSFmm mm ...
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installing windows 7 from emergency disk, connecting with the internet

I have just reinstalled windows 7 on a laptop using an old emergency cd. Now this cd does not contain any drivers and as such it can no longer connect to the internet. This is on an dell inspiron 15 ...
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USB ethernet adapter connected and found in ifconfig, but not working

I've bought a USB ethernet adapter for my ARM-Board running debian to have a second interface. I compiled and loaded the driver/module and the device is being recognized: [ 5.285487] usb 2-1.3.1: ...
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How to add unsigned driver without prompt?

I want to install printer on a huge amount of Windows 7 machines. Some drivers are signed by recognized publishers, other not. When there are not, and I do the manual process, I get the message ...
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Windows 8 “Device Setup” process stuck without further progress

After plugging-in of an USB device, standard window with progress bar appears. The problem I experience is that it gets stuck at certain progress and doesn't continue no matter how long I wait. ...
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Lenovo Update on ThinkPad x230 w/ SSD confused about AHCI drivers

Using Win7 Enterprise 64-bit on a ThinkPad x230 with an SSD. Lenovo Update 5.06.1006 has me install Intel Rapid Storage AHCI driver for Windows 64 ver 11.2.0.1006 from Intel dated 5/30/2012 After a ...
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Lag in Windows 8 when playing audio

I ran LatencyMon and these as the following results... CONCLUSION: Your system appears to be having trouble handling real-time audio and other tasks. You are likely to experience buffer underruns ...
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Backup and restore drivers at single shot in windows 7 [closed]

This is regarding drivers backup and restore to save time in downlaoding the drivers from internet and installing one after other. When ever I format my Hard drive and install new OS, I have to go to ...
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Adding a printer to a Printer Server on Windows Server 2003. Drivers are only obtainable on Windows 7

I'm trying to add a printer to the network on our printer server. The Printer in question is a HP ColorLaser Jet 2840 printer. Every single PC on the network is Windows 7, the drivers for the ...
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Get The VMware Tools SVGA Driver On ReactOS?

I'm setting up a ReactOS 0.3.15 X86-32 virtual machine in VMware Player 6.0.1. VMware player doesn't officially support ReactOS so as suggested in the ReactOS installation guide ...
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Windows 8 blue screen error

While I was installing a driver for my Wi-Fi card on my acer aspire one netbook, which I downloaded from Acer website my netbook shows a blue screen error saying that your pc ecountered an error that ...
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Why sometimes there is outdated drivers on the hardware servers?

Many times I've seen third party software (eg Driver Genius) offering me to download versions of the drivers there are not yet published on the official websites of those companies. As at ...
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ZOTAC IONITX-F-E drivers for windows 7 (32 / 64)

I bought this Zotac Motherboard like 4 years ago, and can't find the drivers for it. i've looked high and low and found nothing so far. Can anyone give me a hand, or point in me in the right ...
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Cannot install ethernet driver

I've been having problems with my ethernet lately, it disconnects randomly and says I'm connected to an "Unidentified network": I then tried a number of things, including deleting the driver with ...
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No sound in windows 8 running on bootcamp

After a few days of searching the web, I managed to install windows 8.1 on my computer successfully including the drivers. After I rebooted my macbook I noticed that my sound was not working. I ...
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Weird mouse problems. Accidental double-clicking, selection, drag-n-drop problems

My mouse has started to double click or not keep a selection. Middle click works on the 2nd-3rd try, it ruins drag-and-drops and confuses selecting with opening things. It feels like little ...
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Activate Wifi in Acer Travelmate 5742 not using keyboard?

I have a Acer Travelmate 5742 laptop where I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate. Now I can't connecto to Wifi. The laptop has a button to activate/desactivate Wifi but this button is not working and ...
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Method of reduction of the workin area of touchpad (area of touch detection)

Is there a way / software solution which allows to decrease the area of touchpad which is taken into account by the system. I want to cut out 1 centimeter of right side of my touchpad, because I ...
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Graphics card compatiblity with windows 8

When I run certain games the error message: No suitable display modes were found Appears Background: I recently upgraded my computer to a Windows 8.1 HP Envy. The games installed fine. However ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 R n series

I want win7 32-bit wireless driver for my laptop (dell inspiron 15R core I7 n series) I searched at the main site but all drivers were for 64-bit only and till now no driver worked for it, I really ...