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

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Set printer preferences

I am writing a script setting up printers and drivers. One of the driver I install, contains a bug for old printers used with platforms further than Windows Vista. I need to update the preferences of ...
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Setting up Konica7020 on a Network

This printer has been the bane of my existence for the past two days. I am supposed to get the Konica7020 setup so that it will work with Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 and I can send print jobs to it and ...
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Can't install drivers on Windows Vista

I'm running Windows Vista SP2 and I recently got a problem that is quite urgent. I cannot install drivers on my system. When I run (for example) driver executable, an error pops up saying "Driver ...
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Windows drivers and non-present devices

For example I have a PCI sound card, but it was damaged, so I decided to remove it from my PC. What happened with drivers for it? Are they still loaded or Windows check if device is present and then ...
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Windows 7 installation: No hard drives found (Dell Vostro)

My Dell Vostro 3500 (anno 2010) laptop lost it's hard drive which I easily replaced. Problem: The laptop was not shipped with a Windows installation media, so the recovery options was located on the ...
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Running Sysprep from startup repair

My laptop's charging port recently broke, and I bought a new laptop and moved the old hard drive into the new laptop. The old hard drive was running windows 7. The hard drive boots, but it crashes ...
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Canon LiDE 120 - Issues with Windows 8.1

Good day everybody, I am having issues getting my Canon LiDE 120 scanner working with my Windows 8.1 (64bit) PC. I have tested the device using a Windows 7 PC and it worked fine there. I also know ...
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Laptop keyboard stopped working after installing a drawing tablet

The laptop in question is a Samsung series 7. The tablet (Turcom 6608) disk installed its own PS/2 keyboard driver among a copious amount of other HID drivers which I think overrode the original one. ...
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VirtualBox sound drivers issues

I run DOS with old games under VirtualBox on my Windows 7 Home SP1 32bit machine through my Intel Core 2 Duo CPU installed. Windows uses default sound drivers provided by Microsoft (High Definition ...
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Trouble Installing Drivers

I'm looking to install drivers for some old telephone tech. I'm in the UK and running Windows 7 professional on a Lenovo Thinkpad T410 laptop. I can't see any .exe file in the driver link after I ...
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“Automate” a clean install of a random personal Windows computer? [closed]

I'm the guy who is always tasked with reinstalling Windows on random personal PCs with different hardware. I'm referring to friends, family, personal PCs and not organized corporate PCs. I did not ...
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Install two sets of different graphic card drivers

So this is temporary but I need to use both on-board and dedicated GPU but the latest AMD Omega Drivers don't work with my on-board GPU since it's older. It is possible to install two different sets ...
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Install two incomptaible nvidia drivers at the same time in windows

I have a new compunter with a GTX 970 wich use NVIDIA driver 353.06 and I want to use my old GTX 280 wich use 341.44 and the problem I've seen is that the drivers overwrite the other so I can only ...
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AHCI Mode for Windows XP

Sorry for making questions about Windows XP, but I have a client that still uses it and he insists not to go towards Seven, 8 or 10. I read some articles about AHCI drivers to load during ...
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Recovering a driver from a dying Windows Server 2008 drive?

We have an extremely specialized PCI-E card that does some really specific for us. We only use it really once in a bluemoon. The machine that had the card installed had a hard drive failure. I can ...
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Bluetooth adapter disappearing

I have a Dell XPS 13. I was using my Bluetooth mouse last night when it suddenly stopped working. Checked the device manager and the Bluetooth adapter is completely gone. I have tried numerous driver ...
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Disable hosted network support in a Windows WiFi driver

What How can I alter my Surface Pro's WiFi adapter to remove its support for the Hosted Network feature in Windows? I don't want to disable the hosted network feature for ALL adapters, just for one. ...
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What is the recent solution to deal with screen tearing on Ubuntu 14.10

I'm using the latest version of AMD proprietary driver. When I move any window, it is tearing. There are lots of thread and solutions about this issue. Some of them is out of date. As you know, ...
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Change a value in the driver INF file

Driver: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter OS: Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - x64 Purpose: Changing the Channel of wifi For knowing which files are being used by the above mentioned driver, ...
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Windows key + <Button> shortcuts not working after driver update

I have reinstalled Windows 8.1 on my laptop. My problem is, that, after connecting to the Internet and letting windows install the drivers automatically, the windows key does not work normally. ...
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Installing driver for CanoScan 9000F Mark II fails

The scanner worked previously, but it doesn't anymore. So I deinstalled all Canon software, incl. drivers using USBDeview. After restarting the laptop, I started the Canon driver installer ...
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Bluetooth file transfer failure

I wanted to send a file with bluetooth from my PC to my smartphone. The smartphone is already paired to the PC. When I got into the send file wizard, selected the file I wanted to send and clicked ...
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Battlefield 4 Xbox 360 Wired Controller on Windows Server 2012 R2

I'm running windows server 2012 r2 and want to use my Battlefield 4 Xbox 360 controller (seen here) to play games. However when I plug it in the driver does not install. I know the computer detects ...
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Intel Chipset Installation - “Computer does not meet requirements”

So I have upgraded my PC from AMD to Intel on an ASUS Maximus VII Hero board with Windows 7 and I can't get the chipset driver (Intel MEI) to install. It reports that "This computer does not meet the ...
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Why won't the Epson SX130 driver install on my PC? Any ideas?

We have just purchased a Compaq PC from my brother - roughly 2-3 years old - that has windows 7 installed. I have restored the computer back to it's original state, managed to install the Epson scan ...
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What are following sata raid drivers for?

I've been installing raid 1 based server and the first time i did it. I didn't know which one to choose to I chose at random (I think ICH7R/DH one). Everything worked, but disk access times were ...
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Windows 7 Blue Screen 0x000000f7

Earlier this evening my computer crashed while browsing the web. I had three Firefox tabs open, on YouTube, Soundcloud, and PCGamer. While on PCGamer, the screen froze, and the sound replayed a small ...
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Windows 7 does not detect USB mass storage devices anymore

In an attempt to get a WD USB HDD to work I followed a suggestion to uninstall all devices of type Mass Storage using USBDeview. Now, Windows 7 does not show any mass storage device, even the ones ...
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there is some error which force me to install opengl v2 or higher

i need to a driver which provides ![opengl 2.0][1] or higher to solve an fatal Error... beacuaase one of my app need to its driver would any body help me?!
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Windows 7 64bit stuck on language select: USB3 not working?

I decided that I wanted to put Windows onto this MacBook. So I went and began to partition my harddrive in a way that I could tripple-boot easily. So then I created the boot drive using the Boot Camp ...
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Sound blaster z not detected

I have the sound card sound blaster z plugged correctly in my PCI x1 slot and my problem that this card sometimes not detected , when so and open my device manager I see it listed as sound core3d ...
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crash after installing nvidea 210 drivers

hoping someone can help. Have seen several references to similar problems, but can't seem to find a solution that's worked for me yet. I've installed a new ASUS GeForce 210 graphics card in a ...
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Nvidia Driver on AMD board, can't update drivers and remove windows messages about problems

I have a Intel i5-2500k, an Asus p8v68-v for mobo, and a GeForce GTX 560 for Graphics. Windows has been telling me that I have problems with the driver and other things. The message tells me that: ...
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disable device using devcon in limited user

I created a bat file to enable/disable VGA using devcon from limited user. but it does not work in limited user.how can i do that ?
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How can I disable this in cmd?

Right basically I had a glitching laptop keyboard, even with an external, it still persisted. I uninstalled my default keyboard and enabled 'Prevent Installation of Devices not described by other ...
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Windows not detecting Bluetooth device; but device detecting Windows

I am trying to pair my Windows 8.1 machine to my Moto G. Both devices have Bluetooth switched on and the Moto G is able to see my Windows machine in the Bluetooth settings, but upon trying to connect ...
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Can I disable Test Mode on Windows 8.1 after I've installed the drivers?

I set some unsigned video drivers to install with my system by disabling checks for signing. I have a Test Mode watermark and build number. Is it safe to disable Test Mode now that they're installed ...
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Windows 8 - Windows lag, fullscreen doesn't + Weird window transparency issue

So this has been bugging me since I got this new laptop, basically because of Windows 8 things are going much slower than it needs to be. Chrome lags with youtube and certain html5 elements lag and ...
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USB3 causing hangs

I recently built my new computer and now i am facing constant system freezes that last a few seconds. I narrowed the problem down to the USB3 drivers. I cannot just not use the drivers since all of ...
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Linux and Nvidia Hybrid Graphics card

My specs: Intel i7 (along with Intel in-built graphics card) Nvidia 840M 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD It's a laptop with hybrid Nvidia and Intel Graphics. It's a HP laptop and there is no option in the BIOS ...
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Seeking Lenovo G70-70 drivers as .INF, not .EXE

I have just bought a new Lenovo G70-70 in Germany and it came with FreeDos. It also has a driver disk, but only for Windows 8.1. I want to install Windows 7 and when I try the installer asks, in a ...
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Reset Bios now onboard ethernet is detected but can't connect

The other day I reset the bios on my Dell Dimension e310 and installed windows 7 on it right after. This computer is mainly just for me to play around on so I've been installing a lot of OSs on it ...
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Dell Latitude - HDMI output is unreliable

I have a Dell Latitude E5540 laptop that cannot connect to two Samsung monitors using HDMI (both syncmasters, one is a P2450, the other is a S24C650PL). Using VGA always works on both monitors, HDMI ...
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Should I install graphics driver on my Laptop?

I bought a laptop with ubuntu and Nvidia geforce 820M 2GB graphics about 7 or 8 months back. Since then I've stuck with ubuntu and didnt install windows. However, I havent installed my graphics ...
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Windows 7 Pro x64, Intel eXensible 3.0 Driver and not working USBs (almost)

After installing Intel eXtensible Host Controller Driver (http://www.dell.com/support/home/uk/en/ukbsdt1/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=KG9P5). USB ports (both 2.0 and 3.0) stopped working for USB ...
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How can I get to the “Install the printer driver” screen?

I have an HP Envy 5530 printer. I went to "Add a printer" and selected my printer from the network. I then selected the driver from a list that looked like this: Later, I uninstalled this printer. ...
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WIndows Vista upgrade to Windows 10 device driver compatibility

I have a Windows Vista computer. How can I check if all my hardware is supported by Windows 10? I don't want to purchase it and then find out there are no drivers for the chipset or whatever.
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OpenWRT and Not Working WI-FI driver for MT7620

I have platform (evaluation board) with MT7620a. In this platform I must install OpenWWRT. After I succes install distribution I whant to add ,launch wi-fi module but something is wrong. I using to ...
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BSOD's when gaming. Freshly built PC, windows 8.1

Here are text files of the analysis I got from the Windows debugger: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/m2cxget7qsop6/Dump_text I just built a pc and I get a lot of different BSOD's when starting up ...
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Intel Centrino N-1000 WIFI problems on Linux Ubuntu

I have a laptop with the Intel Centrino N-1000 wireless card running Ubuntu 12.10. The Ethernet card works fine, but the wireless card doesn't. When I click the Networking icon I see that wireless ...