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

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Use Toshiba Function Keys without Toshiba Driver

How can I use the Toshiba Function Keys on my Satellite C655D-S5226 without being required to install the huge (40 Mb!) Toshiba Function Key Driver?
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Turn HP 8620 pro paper sensor off

I bought a HP Officejet 8620 Pro and installed it. Everything works great, until I wanted to print on our companys branded paper. This A4 sheets have an edge cut off in the top left corner. The paper ...
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Windows 7 SVCHOST consumes copius RAM when searching for drivers

After much trial and error and frustration, I have discovered that svchost can consume several imperial tons of RAM if given the chance when you plug in a new piece of hardware. I find this mind ...
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Laptop keyboard doesn't work after installing vista driver on windows 7

I just accidentally installed a vista driver for a touchpen tablet on the lenovo computer of my mum which runs windows 7. After rebooting, her keyboard wouldn't work any more. I personally doubt that ...
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How to understand and debug USB issues with Linux

I’m having an odd problem with a cheap "reverse USB hub" —not sure what the technical name might be— named a Tek Republic TUS-200 USB Sharing Switch. it has one USB port for devices, and ...
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Reinstalling Windows 8 on a Toshiba Laptop C50D after wiping with DBAN - what do I need to keep to reinstall ?

I need to use DBAN on my laptop to completely wipe it before selling it After the DBAN process, I want to reinstall Win8 which it came with and put it back to a blank but user friendly state for a ...
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Windows 8.1 hangs when entering “Startup options”

I'm trying to install an unsigned driver (Libusb for an AVR MKII programmer), but Windows 8.1 blocks this. I've found out that this is disabled by default, and I should enable it in the "Startup ...
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Graphics Card won't display image

I was building a pc last night and installed an asus gtx 690. All was well booted up installed windows steam etc. went to play game on high settings worked for 5mins then pc turned off. So I turned PC ...
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Deskjet 720C driver crash during print

My Deskjet 720C prints fine from my XP machine, but I recently got a Windows 7 machine and where the driver crashes. I get the following error in the event log: Naam van toepassing met fout: ...
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Connecting a Kinect to Windows 8 computer with Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0

Eventually, I want to set up the Kinect sensor with Processing using Simple OpenNI I'm following these instructions at Microsoft Developer Network. I installed the KinectSDK V2.0-1409. The Kinect ...
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Sound Issues on window 8.1

I have problem with my sound. I have installed Windows 8.1 on a Hp Compaq Dc 7800 but there is no sound from Computer Speakers... It asks to attach headphone or speakers, without headphones and ...
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Is it okay that I upgraded my laptop to Windows 8.1 without drivers for Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I bought a laptop last year, it had Window 7 Home Basic installed on it, and I've decided to upgrade it to Windows 8.1. I did a clean install, but when I search for drivers that are compatible with ...
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Amd catalyst thinks that I have tv instead of monitor; cant use proper gpu upscale (dispalyport)

I have monitor, 144hz, not tv (important note). With dvi I had no problem; a game running in 1280x720 (720p) was upscaled just fine in native 1920x1080 (120hz), as much as every other ...
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Windows 7 install “Load Driver” error, Lenovo laptop

Can anyone help me to figure out why I cannot get Windows 7 x64 to install on my Lenovo Flex 2-15. I have turned secure boot off, enabled legacy mode so that UEIF don't get in the way. It boots up to ...
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Kernel security check failure when plugging in USB

Im getting an error and the laptop restarts when Im plugging in any kind of hardware in my usb ports. It doesn't matter which of the 3, I get the error regardless. I hear the sound that it connects ...
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Why do I get a network connection with one driver and no connection with another?

Recently I switched from Wi-Fi to Ethernet on my desktop computer. But I have some trouble with the wired connection, too. The LAN chip is Realtek RTL8111E and it sits on top of this mainboard. I am ...
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Choose “Install this Driver Anyway” By default In Installing New Devices

When you try to install an unsigned driver, maybe you see a Warning dialog: I need to skip this dialog and always do the installation (Install this driver software anyway) I tried so many ways like ...
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Automatic Windows 7 installation with required driver and application

I am looking for a method which can install Windows OS with required drivers and applications without any user interaction.
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Black screen on Intel graphics after screen replacement

Recently my laptop screen had to be replaced due to a cracked screen. Original screen was a Samsung and the new screen is LG. After this, whenever I install Intel HD graphics, windows boots up till ...
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Can't detect touchpad ubuntu 14.04

I think I may have uninstalled my touchpad driver by mistake. It won't work and when I type in xinput into the terminal I don't see it there. I have a HP Pavilion g6 notebook, and when I go to the ...
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Windows XP - wifi driver randomly breaking

I have a Dell D430 running a fresh Windows XP install. The problem is that in random intervals the wifi connection breaks. Not only it disconnects, but it refuses to detect any wifi network. Disabling ...
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Linux drivers for Richland Radeon HD 8550G graphics?

I am attempting to configure the graphics drivers in Debian for my HP Envy 15z-j100 laptop, which has a Richland [Radeon HD 8550G] graphics card. The graphics work with the default installation, but ...
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Where can I find the Windows 7 (x64) graphics card driver for an ASUS K30BD desktop PC? [closed]

We just bought some ASUS K30BD desktop PCs for the office, which came pre-loaded with Windows 8 (x64). After downgrading to Windows 7 (x64), I realized the ASUS website does not offer Windows 7 ...
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Why does my laptop screen goes black for about a 0.5-1 second spuriously?

I have a ASUS ROG G750JS-DS71 17.3-inch Gaming Laptop, GeForce GTX 870M Graphics. Drivers are up-to-date. It is about 6 months old and has been doing this for a while. I'm accustomed to seeing ...
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Windows 7 x64, Intel HD 4000 took 2 GB of ram. Why?

The last week I installed Windows 7 Professional x64 on my notebook, and after installing some drivers I noticed that only 5.86 GB of 8 GB of RAM was being used. I did a little research, and I found ...
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Xperia V can't connect in fastboot, no drivers

I am using Windows 8.1 x64, and I can't connect my phone via fastboot, because it seems there are no drivers installed... I tried to plug it in another USB slot but it still does not prompt me to ...
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graphics card and monitor not recognized

I have a MSI NVIDIA GTX770 - N770 TF 2GD5/OC that is not being recongnized by my windows 7 64 System. The display adapter shows a warning in device manager and opening the nvidia control panel ...
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Setup Windows 8.1 and Install Driver without User Interaction

I have an ASUS Windows 8 Tablet that has been acting up recently, so I re-installed Windows 8.1 on it. The problem is, the touch screen driver didn't install with Windows, so I have no way to set up ...
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Is it possible to amplify 3w 4ohm speaker using any software?

My PC has integrated sound card. The interface of Audio output is "Realtek". my speaker is "DAIN 4ohm 3watt" https://www.adafruit.com/product/1314 and it has a controller with few capacitors, few ...
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Screen brightness setting maxed but not bright

Screen brightness setting maxed but not bright. Hello everyone, this is my first post regarding technical support ever, thanks in advance for any help provided. I have a Lenovo flex 15 laptop that ...
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how to transfer PC audio to bluetooth

I got Jabra Bluetooth and I paired with my Bluetooth Device which is inbuilt in the System: Dell Inspiron 7520 SE. When i view the Volume Mixer Properties, I see the following I checked my Device ...
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Sony Vaio VGN-Series: Windows 7 BSOD after installing sound drivers

I have a Problem with the Sony Vaio VGN-FS415M with Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit on it. All is fine except for the Sound. Realtek Driver is/was installed without issues but still I got no Sound! :-( I've ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 resolution issues with 2560x1440 screen [duplicate]

I am having issues adjusting the screen resolution of my ubuntu 10.04 OS. My relatively-new laptop has a native resolution of 2560x1440, which makes everything microscopic and quasi-unreadable. When ...
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I can't see the net card using “ifconfig -a”

My computer had two network cards and runs the Ubuntu 14.04. The OS had named the two cards p4p1 and p5p1 respectively. They worked well until the old motherboard was replaced yesterday. After the new ...
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How does an OS run before drivers are installed?

I am looking into hardware compatibility of BSD vs Linux vs Windows. One comment that keeps reoccurring is "check your hardware before installing any variant of BSD". This is also a (smaller) issue ...
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FPS drop in every game that I played recently

Ok, this is what happened to my laptop, I have a Asus N76VZ laptop. Windows 8, Downgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 8GB RAM , GT650m 4GB Graphic Card. i7 processor. I would say a mid end gaming ...
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Cant get my Genius Luxemate Scroll KKB-2040s to work

Last time i used this keyboard it was on windows vista, now im using the keyboard on my Linux(Ubuntu 14.04) laptop with a "ps/2 To USB" cable from here (website is in danish) When i stick the ...
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Metacode print output under Windows 7

I am trying to move an ancient Windows 3.11-based system into Windows 7. Most of this system is relatively easily transitioned; there are many options for running old apps under Windows 7. However, ...
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AU0ADEPF IDE Controller?

Hello I can see in the control panel title :Other Devices inside : AU0ADEPF IDE Controller Driver provider : Unknown date : Not available Driver version : Not available Digital Signer ...
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Multiple bluetooth chipsets?

In my quest to connect my bluetooth headphone (Phiaton MS 530) to my laptop (HP Probook 650) I wanted to update the bluetooth drivers. If I read this datasheet correctly there are multiple bluetooth ...
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What's the difference between PCL6, PS, PPD, and XPS printer drivers? Which one's the best? [closed]

I'm installing drivers for a network printer, and during the installation process, I'm presented with these options: There was also a driver package I could have downloaded from the manufacturer's ...
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bcm4331 (wifi) doesn't work on FreeBSD 10.1

I've installed FreeBSD 10.1 on my MacBook Pro Mid 2012 (MacBook Pro 9.2). Everything works pretty good, except Wifi interface (bcm4331). FreeBSD has two modules - bwi-firmware-kmod and ...
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Black squares that goes away when hovering mouse or clicking on it

As the images below shows(Sorry, links, I need 10 rep to post images), I'm having problems with black squares. I have noticed it happening in MonoDevelop and on my windows start button. The one ...
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Can't have GTX 660 installed next to GT 240 for PhysX

I have a GeForce GTX 660 installed as my main card, and a friend of mine gave me their old GT 240 to use as a dedicated PhysX card (for games like Batman and Black Flag) to pick up some of the extra ...
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Medion usb Stylus and Pad Win 8.1

Win 8.1 on HP Pavillion 64, installs generic pen/touch pad drivers. Have used compatibility to install original driver which had loads more features for pen buttons. How do I override Win 8.1 and use ...
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External sound card not working with Windows 10

I appreciate Windows 10 is a preview edition of the software, so I can have no quarrels if some of it doesn't work. However, my UA-25 external audio interface will not function with the January build ...
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AMD Graphics Driver version that works for R9 290 GPU Pass through

Dedicated GPU (AMD Radeon R9 290) passthrough setup to a VM running Ubuntu 14.04 x64 LTS. Hypervisor used is KVM. Tried installing the latest Graphics driver available on amd support site (14.501 ...
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Installing CUDA toolchain in linux without botching X

I've been trying for some time to install the CUDA toolchain (6.5) on my linux (Fedora 20 x64, GeForce GT 540M) system. The main issue is that the drivers that curently allow X to run ...
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Windows 8 - 2 finger scroll accelerate delay

I bought a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet + keyboard two weeks ago and now I've got a new Dell laptop and both seem to suffer the same 2 finger scroll delay issue. I can't entirely blame Windows 8 ...
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What type of video cards can be used with Dell GX270 motherboard?

Dell GX720 is quite an old computer I have been given today. Unfortunately I realized that the integrated video adapter (probably Intel 82845G) does not support drivers for recent Windows versions. ...