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

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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. ...
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Windows 7 Not Recognizing a Driver Disc

I procured a new hard drive and installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on it several days ago. I am now trying to install a thermal plate maker driver from a disc provided by the ...
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How to Fix Genymotion openGL error?

I am trying to open genymotion,after starting it shows the following error: i saw in various website/blog that this error gets resolved after updating the video card driver.Unfortunately i am ...
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Installing Turcom driver on Linux installed on a Chromebook

So I recently got an HP Chromebook 14. I have Linux already installed and running. I have a Turcom drawing tablet but because my laptop does not have a CD drive, and the website provides some drivers ...
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Are extra USB drivers ever removed from the system? (Windows 7)

On Windows 7 systems, whenever you plug in a new USB peripheral (mouse, keyboard etc.) the message always pops up that a new device has been detected, followed by one stating that drivers are being ...
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Force Win7 to use dedicated graphics card

I swapped my HDD into a new laptop, went from having integrated graphics (Intel) to having a dedicated card (Radeon Mobility HD 5000). I install the drivers, Catalyst Control Center works and ...
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Intel Edison: USB Webcam and OpenCV

I am trying to connect a USB webcam to the Edison development board (the one that has arduino). However, when I plug it into the USB port the cam doesn't even light up? Where is the webcam suppose to ...
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How to change resolution past 1024x762?

So my Windows 8.1 broke on me and I have no way to repair it without a disc. I just switched to the latest stable Ubuntu last night until I can get an ISO to repair my Windows 8. I'm curious why my ...
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How can I manually/force install a specific driver in Ubuntu?

I have recently downloaded Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 32-bit and I created a virtual machine using Microsoft Virtual PC (the old one, not the Windows Virtual PC) in order to test it. I did that since my host ...
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Installing Windows 7 x64 on Asus M5A78-M LX V2, SATA Driver

I'm trying to install a fresh Windows 7 64bit on a computer with a M5A78L-M LX V2 motherboard and two SATA disks. The setup process shows the error "No device drivers were found. Make sure...". I've ...
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How does a driver actually communicate with an hardware device? [closed]

I already know what a driver is and in the answers of this old question What is a driver, and how does it work? you can find some simple and high level definitions of what a driver is. My question is ...
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How do I manually talk with a keyboard in Windows 7? [closed]

A little background first: I recently obtained a 1985 IBM terminal keyboard and would like to make it function on a modern PC (In this case, with Windows) without the use of a microcontroller. So ...
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Windows XP can not run without the USB disc

Today I reinstalled Windows XP with CD (SP3 +), and I set the drivers from USB key standardly. But when I unplug the USB key, and restart the computer or turn it on, and when starting load system, ...
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Diagnosing a seemingly functioning WiFi Adapter

I recently bought a computer that came with an AsRock Extreme 9/ac motherboard - which I am adoring and love in every way. Everything about it works just fine. I install Windows (8.1 x64) and go ...
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BCM4360 5Ghz AP-mode on Linux

I want to setup an access point on Linux on the 5Ghz band. However the current card I have doesn't support this (the Intel Wireless-AC 7260), so I want to buy another one. I thought of an Asus ...
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Windows 7 will not enter sleep or hibernate mode

Just recently Windows 7 started refusing to enter sleep or hibernate. I have just installed Ubuntu on the same hard drive and they are dual booting just fine, usually this isn't a problem, but I don't ...
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Why is my old Nvidia card failing to start?

I'd like to add a third monitor to my computer. Unfortunately, my primary Nvidia graphics card only supports two DVI monitors, so I decided to take an old Nvidia graphics card from another computer ...
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“Computer does not meet the minimum requirements…” error when installing video driver

I am attempting to install the video driver for an Asus EB1036 that was downgraded from Windows 8 64-bit to Windows 7 64-bit. All other drivers installed successfully but the video driver installer ...
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PCIe Intterupts beind PLX switch

Firstly, I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask this question, so apologies if it isn't, but given its a quite niche question, I don't know if there is anywhere really suited to ask it. A ...
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Nvidia display driver intermittent crashing

Recentlymy computer has begun experiencing freezing issues while in any game that utilizes DirectX or OpenGL. The game would freeze during game play, displaying the same frame for 30 seconds or so, ...
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What might be causing my video card to do this?

A picture is worth a thousand words. This happened about 3 weeks ago and I have tried updating the BIOS, Drivers, ect.. 3DMark video playback was just as bad. Would a failing or under powered Power ...
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Lenovo Synaptics touch pad driver installation

I want to install a Synaptics touchpad driver on my Lenovo G710 laptop. I downloaded a new touchpad driver from the Lenovo support website. It said it was for Synaptics, Elan, Alps. I clicked to ...
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Network adaptor failure among other failure

I started my HP 15 this morning to find that I seem to be unable to connect to any wireless networks outside my computer of any kind. All attempts to run any kind of diagnostic on my network adapter ...
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Conditions for driver with Samba+CUPS

What are the exact conditions (on Windows client, Samba, Cups etc.) such that Windows can automatically use a printer + driver from a Samba/Cups server? I have already a setup where I export 2 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 can't log into graphical user interface

Somehow when I update packages, I lost the graphics driver installed in my system, and it now only logs me into tty1. when I press Ctrl + Alt + F7 the cursor blinks at the top of my screen and nothing ...
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Frequent Blue Screens after installing Bluetooth

Since installing the Windows 7 drivers for my onboard Bluetooth radio (a Qualcomm Atheros model for the Gateway DX4885 PC), I have been experiencing frequent Blue Screens (BSOD), approximately every ...
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Way of touchpad shielding

I have a touchpad in my computer which is a little bit too wide and I constantly touch it with part of my left hand during writing, as a result cursor move to the random location in text editor. There ...
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Win8 downgrade - Windows 7 installation “Driver not found”

I have an Asus R500VD laptop which came with the preinstalled Windows 8. As actually this computer will be used by my grandmother (and she's only using win 7) I'd like to downgrade it. Thanks to ...
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wireless lan driver doesn't work

the driver for my wireless lan adapter doesn't work and all the drivers i have found on the Internet doesn't work either so is it possible for me to take the driver from win 8.1 where it works back to ...
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Killer LAN e2200/Atheros AR8161 not running at Gigabit

I have ASRock Fatal1ty 990fx Killer that has the Atheros AR8161 NIC (branded as Killer LAN). I'm direct connecting to a Motorola SurfBoard 6141 with Cat5e cabling. My Windows 7 Professional is set to ...
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Two network drivers? (Broadcom Network Adapter, and Killer e2200 Controller)

This is making me very confused, I have an alienware laptop, and when I went to the Dell website to download drivers, I found a Broadcom Network Adapter/Bluetooth Combined driver, and a Killer e2200 ...
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Mounting SD Card on windows 7

i have a micro sd card (class 10) i bought. i tried using it with my camera and it worked, also my phone. but if i connect my camera to my pc (windows 7) it won't work: it creates a new ...
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CentOS 6.6 nVidia driver and CUDA 6.5 are in conflict for system with GTX980

I am installing the CUDA toolkit and nVidia driver on a machine with GTX980s and CentOS 6.6. According to nVidia I need a different CUDA toolkit (6.5-19 instead of 6.5-14) than normally offered on ...
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Unsigned driver on windows 7 64bit. Nothing seems to work

For my Arduino-like DCcduino I need a special driver to be able to use it over USB. However, windows reports that it will not work because it's an unsigned driver (code 52). Now most people seem to ...
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GTX 760 SLI causes driver failures and occasional crash

I recently installed a second Gigabyte Windforce GTX 760 into my system (i5-4670K @ 4.2 GHz, 2x4 GB RAM, 650W 80+ Gold PSU). I ran the 3DMark Fire Strike demo with no issues, and the system functioned ...
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Wireless adapters won't enable Windows 8.1

I am running a fresh Windows 8.1 Pro install on a brand new desktop computer and I am having issues with my usb wireless adapter. What happens is that I plug in the usb adapter, go in Device Manager, ...
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Why does “shrink volume” not find any empty space? [duplicate]

I was trying to shrink one drive (in order to add the space to another one), using Computer Management -> Disk Management. However, it told me that the space for shrinking is 0. How can that be? The ...
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Transplant Windows 7 HDD between dell machines [duplicate]

I have a Dell Optiplex 380 machine and the motherboard's video chipset died and I needed the data on the HDD, and I would like to keep the Windows 7 installation intact. So I took another fully ...
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Display driver stopped responding and has successfully recovered

Before telling me to go read all of the other articles on this, let me say that I have. I have changed my power settings, I have wiped and reinstalled drivers, I've downclocked my GPU, I've checked ...
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Driver installation on lenovo laptop

Recently I installed windows 8.1 (32 bit) on my lenovo G580 laptop. I downloaded all the drivers from http://support.lenovo.com/us but some of the drivers are not getting installed like intel power ...
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How do I make HP Universal Print Driver the default driver for certain printers

HP does not release individual drivers for certain printer models anymore. When Windows 7 goes to search for the driver(windows update), it does not find drivers. I have the HP Universal Print Driver ...
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Is it possible to keep a driver loaded in memory when its device is removed?

I have a KVM-Switch (Trendnet TK-207K) that uses a "pass-through technology". This being that when the KVM's switch is toggled it is essentially disconnecting the console hardware from one computer ...
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I can't hear sound from my PC

I have a weird problem. When I start the PC and open anything that plays music, I can hear that. This includes from YouTube videos on any browser to TV shows or movies on any program. But when I want ...
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Asus FlipLock don't work

After a format of my TP300LA, my bios key doesn't open it anymore and Asus FlipLock doesn't work. I installed it, tried reformat, tried different versions of drivers.. nothing.. Original OS: Windows ...
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Touchpad not detected in Aspire VN7-591G

I have Acer Aspire VN7-591G and my touchpad is not working. I installed Windows 8.1 Professional N. I installed all updates. Then I install drivers from Acer site and nothing happened. Next, I use ...
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Do Intel HD Linux driver support 4K?

I have i7-4790K with HD 4600 graphics and ASUS Z97-Pro motherboard and works on Kubuntu 14.10. I'm going to buy UHD monitor. Technically it configuration would be able to display 4K @ 30Hz resolution: ...
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So many “WAN Miniport(XXX) #2” in device manager and can't be deleted

There are many "WAN Miniport(XXX) #2" in my device manager. Here is a list WAN Miniport(IKEv2) #2 WAN Miniport(IP) #2 WAN Miniport(IPv6) #2 WAN Miniport(L2TP) #2 WAN Miniport(PPPoE) #2 WAN ...
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What else can I try to install my graphics drivers?

I'm running Debian Wheezy x86_64 with an older Mobility Radeon HD 4200, and I cannot get the damned graphics drivers to install and work properly. I've tried installing buttloads of libraries ...
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How to correctly install drivers for 2 videocards in Ubuntu?

After Ubuntu install all my 3 monitors (intel+nvidia cards) are working correct. But when im trying to install drivers i have some problems when i installed nVidia driver, my monitor on intel ...
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How do I setup bluetooth communication on windows 7 for my wireless Philips SHB4000 headphones?

I am having trouble initiating bluetooth communication with my wireless Philips SHB4000 headphones. The picture provided above displays a quick overview of how far I have attempted to solve this ...