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

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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

Just a quick question; 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 ...
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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 [on hold]

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 ...
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How do I update my graphics drivers?

I am using a graphics driver which is about 2 years ago which I downloaded from laptop's vendor site ...
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Windows drivers/app for apple/android headphones with remote

I just got a pair of Bose QC15 that have an apple-compatible mic and remote. The remote has 2 volume buttons and a play/pause button I'd like to use them on my laptop (Dell Win8.1) which has a ...
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Which network driver for HP-Mini 210 3000 so?

Which network driver should I install for a HP-Mini 210 3000 so (lt704EA)? The specs simply list it as Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN and HP provides six or so different drivers.
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Reinstalling X11 drivers Ubuntu 14.04

After a recent upgrade from 12.04 to 14.04 xserver would no longer start on my workstation. When running startx the following error occurs: (EE) module ABI major version (6) doesn't match the ...
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How to inject drivers to windows image from Linux?

We have a OS deployment system based on Linux and we install Windows 7 with this system. The system mount a hard disk and then run ntfsclone to store the .img file containing the windows OS. But ...
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How device drivers work like USB , CD, DVD [closed]

I would like to know how device drivers work (on any platform, but would like to know the differences between drivers on Windows, Linux, and OSX). Specifically I'd like to know how devices are ...
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USB peripherals not working on Windows after power cut. (Working on Linux)

Title basically explains it, really bizarre full use of all my peripherals on Linux and on the GRUB menu where I select OS, but when I boot into Windows it's like the devices have no power. I have a ...
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Windows 7 32 bit wireless driver [closed]

My labtop is dell n series, core i7, I installed windows 7 32 bit on it(need for some work), I tried a lot of wireless driver but the wireless lan didn't work, any help please Note: I installed ...
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Windows 8 Project64 Failed to initialize DirectX error

I want to use project64 on my computer via remote desktop, but I always get this error: Failed to initialize DirectX error Error code: 8876086A There seems to be not fix related to my problem on ...
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Mozilla Firefox Graphic Rendering is Glitchy (Ubuntu 14)

I am using Firefox 31 & it does not render smoothly AT ALL. Almost every time I switch pages or the DOM re-flows, it will jump between the last image and the new image. If I watch the browser ...
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FreeBSD em0 fallback to 100Mbit Fast Ethernet on HP/Compaq DC7700

I have a couple of HP DC7700CMT machines, each with its own integrated Intel 82566DM GbE LAN port, shown in dmesg as Intel PRO/1000 and using the em driver. I recently discovered that FreeBSD doesn't ...
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Deleted Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexer Driver

I deleted my Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexer Driver. I am still able to use wifi without any problems but I'm wondering if this driver was important and if so how I can get it back. I am using ...
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ATEN USB to Serial driver on Windows 8 - using Linux driver?

I'd like to use an ATEN UC232A USB to serial converter on my computer with Windows 8. I downloaded the appropriate driver which seems to work but after a while produces a blue screen because of the ...
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Upgrading windows, finding the proper SATA drivers for the windows

I am trying to reinstall windows and have an error from both a USB bootable .iso and a install CD stating that I need the SATA drivers to continue. I cannot seem to find the proper driver or how I ...
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NVidia GeForce GTS250 driver issue

Recently at a lan party, I used a GeForce GTx560 for which I installed Nvidia's 340.52 driver which worked perfectly fine. At the time I was still using a 32-bit version of Windows. I have since been ...