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

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disable driver signature check while installing windows 7 [duplicate]

is there any possibility where i can disable the default driver signature check while WINDOWS 7 Instalation?. My problem is that: i had bought an asus mobo with inbuilt AMD raid card and i want to ...
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Laptop HP Pavillon dv5000 - Audio device not found fresh Windows 8.1 even after installing drivers

Until a couple of days ago, my laptop (with Windows 7 Ultimate) worked perfectly including the audio system with any program (music, video, Skype etc..). After making a full fresh Windows 8.1 ...
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How does BIOS read from flash storage without installing driver first?

Whenever we plug in a new thumb drive, we get a pop-up saying Installing Device Driver and then after sometime the autorun dialog pops-up. So when installing another OS from bootable flash drive - ...
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Use all 5.1 speakers with 2 channel audio sources

I would like to upmix 2 channel audio sources such that they use all of my 5.1 speakers. I have a realtek sound card (with updated drivers) and Windows 7. Here's what i've tried: Using the ...
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How do I find out who is corrupting my memory?

Question: My Windows 8.1 media center is experiencing blue screens. Here's an excerpt from the most recent ones (sorry for the formatting, but superuser does not support nice tables): Date Bug ...
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system thread exception not handled - upgraded graphics driver and now can't view photos

I have a relatively new HP Pavilion laptop with AMD Radeon A6-6310 graphics. My computer would randomly give me a BSOD with the error message "System Thread Exception not handled" while watching ...
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How to uninstall a Windows Update that seems invisible after installation

I learned the hard way that installing the "Synaptics driver update for Synaptics Composite USB HID Device" on Windows 7 x64 kills the trackpoint and touchpad of my Lenovo USB SK-8835 USB keyboard. ...
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Stutter while gaming every 3-4 seconds in Windows using MacBook Pro 2012 (MacBook 9.1) using Windows 7

I'm using Windows with Bootcamp on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro (Here is the config). Recently when I play a game, I get frequent (and somewhat constant) stutter every 2-3 seconds, no matter if it's a 2D ...
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Not given option for native monitor resolution

I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise edition 64bit. I have the HP LP3065 monitor and (I think) I have the Intel HD Graphics 4600 adapter (at least that's what the driver is). I'm stuck at 1280x800 and ...
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hp probook g1 WIFI not working in Kali

I have installed Kali linux on my hp probook g1 but I have a problem in wifi while its working correctly on windows any body can help ? thanx in advance
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how to download and install outdated linux-headers

I just watched the issue concerning how to add additional driver (module) into pre-compiled kernel; I tried to install the linux-headers but in the current repository I could find that all the ...
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How can I use MSI Afterburner with Nvidia Optimus enabled laptop?

I used to run MSI Afterburner with my old laptop. But I can't use with my new one. Google didn't help except I figured a lot of people having issue with MSI Afterburner plus Nvidia Optimus combo. This ...
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Fixing sudden Error 31 in device manager

How can I fix a sudden occurrence of random Error 31 in device manager? In Win7 x64, from out of the blue, suddenly the following devices have an exclamation mark and show "This device is not working ...
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Mobile printing on Epson TM P60II (552)

I installed the driver of the Epson TM P60II (552) printer on my Windows desktop and it works fine but I can't seem to make it work on mobile devices (iOS, Android). I need to print something from a ...
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Ubuntu 15.04, “Disconnected - you are now offline”

I'm pretty new to ubuntu but here is the problem I have so far; my wireless connection seems to disconnect and reconnect itself. Some days it will work and somedays it will not. I did some research ...
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New AMD R9 270X GPU isn't recognized by Windows 7 x64 - UPDATED

I just bought a Sapphire Radeon R9 270X graphics card and installed it. The installer on the driver installation CD it came with only shows this list of compatible cards though - it doesn't include ...
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Adding a registry key in Windows 8.1 to enable downloading test drivers

I am trying to enable downloading test drivers on my Windows 8.1. The tutorial says that I should add the following key to the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Test Drivers - ...
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Will my Fn keys stop working if I reinstall my keyboard drivers?

My computer is an Acer Aspire M5-583-6428 laptop computer. Lately, I've been having a strange issue with my keyboard, which I've decided to attempt to fix by uninstalling my keyboard drivers and ...
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Linux ALSA Driver using channel count 3

Am running my ALSA Driver on Ubuntu 14.04, 64bit, 3.16.0-30-generic Kernel. Hardware is proprietary hardware, hence cant give much details. Following is the existing driver implementation: Driver ...
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Why does my network adapter not appear in WinXP Device manager?

I'm sure My IBM thinkpad has a network adapter as I used it for many years. However, the last time I used it is approximately 8 years ago. I do not know if something touched it or did something to it ...
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No HDMI option in sound playback devices

I'm using an off-lease refurbished HP 6005 small form factor PC running Windows 7 with an integrated ATI HD 4200 GPU. The HD output port is displayport, so I bought an adapter to hook up to my TV. ...
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GPU showing artifacts and failing to boot with GPU drivers installed

I’ve been having problems with my GPU since last night. I was playing a game when suddenly the game froze, green and purple artifacts showed up and the game minimized to desktop before continuing ...
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HP Deskjet USB Printer prints pages twice from Windows7

I have an HP Deskjet printer / scanner combo that has lately developed a weird problem that it will often print the same page twice. It doesn't always happen but say with a 50% probability. Any idea ...
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LAN disconnects, brought new LAN card but old one comes back [duplicate]

So here is the story, the old LAN port came with the motherboard and after installing windows 8.1 (from windows 7) the LAN would drop in about 30 mins of a restart and never connect again. I thought ...
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Geforce and Quadro in one system with their specific driver

I already have Geforce GTX 770 and a Dell monitor. I've recently bought a EIZO 10bit monitor. I read that it might be tricky to get it running with only one graphic card. Unless the GTX 770 supports a ...
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Linux interrupt handling : bottom half

In Linux, the handling of interrupt handler is divided into two components : top half, and bottom half. From my understanding, the bottom-half of an interrupt handler can be handled in many ways : ...
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Intel USB 3.0 extensible host controller not working with Windows 7 64 bit

I bought a new ASUS Notebook F751LN. Everything seems to work, but if i tried to install the USB3 Drivers the system freezes (no bsod). No log entries except Kernel Power. I tried older and newest ...
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Alternate audio driver (replace Realtek)

Is there any alternative to Realtek HD Audio driver? The reason I ask is because Realtek's audio driver makes my microphone sound really bad (friends tell me they can barely hear me). However, if I ...
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Which driver is necessary to show the touchpad-disable option?

It seems that I accidentally removed a driver/software to enable the option to automatically disable the touchpad when a mouse is plugged in (explained in detail here). My Mouse settings currently ...
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How to disable bash drivers in windows 8.1?

I'm trying to follow these instructions to stop Bash Driver BHDrvx86 or BHDdrvx64, but device manager in Windows 8.1 no longer displays non plug and play drivers (such as the Bash drivers), even as a ...
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nVidia nvlddmkm.sys BSOD as well as chronic driver crashing

I get the nvlddmkm.sys BSOD whenever I play any game, and sometimes even when I'm not doing anything GPU intensive. It gets so bad that after that happens I often cannot reboot without rebooting into ...
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How to stop windows from Installing a driver

I have an Ethernet hardware on the mother board ( Boardcon family ethernet ) for some reason whenever the windows runs for 30+ mins the internet will disconnect itself. so i thought it was because of ...
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Windows not booting after updating AMD drivers (no Safe Mode Available)

I seem to have gotten into some trouble when I tried to update my AMD graphics drivers on a laptop with a integrated Intel 4400 board and a dedicated Radeon HD 8850M gpu. I tried to install the ...
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Will all drivers for windows 8.1 work on windows 10? [closed]

Will all drivers for windows 8.1 work on windows 10? Like for hybrid laptop/tablet detachable keyboard drivers ... etc
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Modifier key behaves like it's stuck [closed]

Ever since the Windows 98 era the problem seems to pop up every once so often. Sometimes at (seemingly) random moments a special key (ctrl, shift, alt or windows logo) will start behaving like it's ...
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Laptop fan not turning on for graphics

About two years ago, I purchased a samsung series 5 (not the ultra book, the NP510r5e). Every now and then, when there I run something graphically demanding, the laptop just shuts down. I first ...
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How can I improve bluetooth audio quality on Windows 7?

I just bought the Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 9 Wireless Headset. The overall sound quality is very high when I connect it with phones or tablets. But the sound quality is very poor when I connect it via ...
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Dell Latitude E6420: Dell Wireless 375 bluetooth constantly choppy

My configuration: Hardware Dell Latitude E6420 laptop Core i5 2520M with on-chip integrated graphics 8 GB DDR3 1 TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth Module (USB; VendorID 413C; ...
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How to get HP Pavilion dv6 6155-tx supportable drivers for windows 8

I have HP Pavilion dv6 6155tx Laptop. Windows 7 is pre-installed in it. I want to install windows 8 on it. But HP does not provide windows 8 drivers for this laptop. I have tried to install windows 7 ...
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Lexmark X6675 doesn't reconnect

I have a Dell Computer running Windows 8.1 64 bit. It appears to have an issue reconnecting when the machine goes into the power saving mode. Once the machine goes to power saving mode and then ...
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Which driver to install for touchpad anti-palm detection?

I have an Acer Aspire 5742Z with the factory touchpad installed. Which additional driver do I need to install in order to gain the anti-palm detection (PalmCheck™) feature? At the moment, my only ...
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How ubuntu achieves pinch & rotate with synaptics, if synaptics doesn't support it?

I've installed ubuntu while ago on my old netbook and pinching and rotation gestures were recognized out of the box. I was positively surprised. Then I changed distribution (and I'm very happy with ...
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Asus Smart Gesture Won't Load

Sorry for the variant of so many other questions on this topic, but none of those seem quite to address what I am seeing. Short version: On my ASUS X200CA with Windows 8.1, despite uninstalling the ...
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WiFi driver suddenly stops working, reinstalling does nothing

The problems started last week when I booted up my laptop. I noticed when I logged in a connection symbol with an (X) on it. Hovering over it says Not connected - No connections are avaliable. I run ...
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Stop Windows 8.1 automatically updating the Intel HD Graphics 4000 driver

I have an HP Pavilion g6-2197sa laptop running Windows 8.1. The laptop originally had Windows 7, but I upgraded to 8. When I upgraded again to Windows 8.1, my Intel HD Graphics 4000 driver stopped ...
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ATI 550v drivers and fedora

I have a laptop DELL N5010 and a graphic card ATI 550v. When i try to install ATI drivers on Fedora 21, with the officials drivers (AMD Catalyst(TM) Proprietary Driver-14.501.1003). I get the ...
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Black screen after resume from hibernate

Here's my config: Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) i5 + 8GB (1600MHz) Samsung 850 Pro (256GB) My disk is giving me around 540MB/sec read speed, so I get a resume time of about 15-17 seconds which is ...
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Blue screen IRQL while installing NVIDIA CUDA, Windows 7

I've been messing around all day over my PC installing many development packages, at one time I installed CUDA 7.0 but then I realized that it was not compatible with some other tools I'd had to ...
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HP Sleekbook usb 3.0 - no drivers for windows 7

I have hp (pavilion sleek-book 14 - B065TX) laptop and me downgrade that in to windows 7 professional edition and now laptop is working but i have one of problem for usb 3.0 port. It is not ...
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Possible to Load/Unload DiskDrive Filter Driver On-The-Fly Without Restarting?

As the title implies, I want to know if I can load or unload a diskdrive filter driver without restarting the machine and have the change take effect immediately. I'm doing this in a WinPE ...