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

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I have a nexus 4 and a window 7 pc. Windows will not install drivers for this device

I have a nexus 4 and a window 7 pc. Windows will not install drivers for this device. On the Device Manager it shows up as an error (yellow ?) Where can i find win 7 drivers for this device and how do ...
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Some USB devices (ext CD-ROM, ext HDD) won't install drivers - Windows 7 64bit

I have an external hard drive and external CD-ROM (USB devices) that work fine on other computers (specifically WinXP 32bit) and used to work on this computer (Win 7 64 bit) but do not now. The ...
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Change motherboard and CPU drivers of Windows XP without booting

I have a very old pc running Windows XP that died. I took the hard drive and connected it to a new system which has new CPU and motherboard (ASUS P5K-VM). When I switch on, Windows XP boot menu ...
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Windows 8.1 does not fully recognize plug & play webcam

I recently bought a Sandstrøm 720P HD webcam (S1337CAM)(Plug & Play), which worked just fine the first couple of days of usage. But today when I was going to talk on Skype I was told that I could ...
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How do I determine what hardware is in my laptop?

I've bought an HP Envy 15 laptop, used, from Amazon. It had Windows 8 installed, so I tried installing Windows 7 instead. There were a lot of problems with that installation (the screen flickered, ...
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Can 32-bit drivers be loaded into 64-bit Windows 7? [duplicate]

I am using Windows 7 32-bit on a Dell Vostro 1014 (Intel Core 2 Duo T6670 CPU) and now I want install a 64-bit version of Windows. My questions: How can I be sure that my laptop is compatible with ...
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SLES11 - DBD: Can't load driver file apr_dbd_mysql.so

We're trying to set up a htaccess authentication with user data from a MySQL database. The part of vhost.conf looks like that: DBDriver mysql DBDParams "host=<XXX> dbname=<XXX> ...
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USB keyboard is recognized as mouse, thus not working

I attached a USB keyboard to my laptop today. I'm running Windows 7 64 bit. The keyboard isn't working. I looked in Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Devices and Printers, and it turns out Windows ...
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Driver not recognized with Windows Guest VirtualBox and Ipod Nano

I'm having a driver problem with my ipod nano. I'm trying to connect my nano to my windows guest vbox with a linux host. Although the system is recognizing the nano, it says that there is a driver ...
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Print Properties from Adobe Reader appear in Chinese

The title says it all... Watch the video: http://youtu.be/TSZGG31C8j8 How can I change it to english? Here is what I am printing to.
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How to enable “Stereo mix” on windows 7

My current setup allowed me to have a "stereo mix" recording device back when i used windows XP, so I know its not a hardware issue. But it doesn't show up in the list of recording devices anymore. ...
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Display a message on a monitor without using a laptop

Is there a cheaper, simple, smaller solution to having to use a laptop to drive my DELL LED monitor? All I want it to be able to do is say "Congratulations SO & SO". Maybe if it had some cool ...
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USB Headset not working

OS - Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Laptop - Lenovo X1 Carbon Headset - Microsoft LifeChat LX-6000 Here's the deal- I have a usb headset. When I first plug it in, or start the computer, it works ...
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Troubleshooting AMD graphics card w/ artifacts and BSODs

I am running a fully updated copy of Windows 7 Ultimate on a self-built PC with AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 gHz CPU with 8.0 GB RAM and a discrete AMD Radeon HD 5570 graphics card. A problem I've been ...
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Zebra Z4Mplus with new driver v2.7.03.12 set label length

I've had the Z4Mplus for a while, and have plenty of users using it with the old style driver. Problem is I needed the new driver for a win7 PC. Most of the settings seem straight forward, but I ...
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Windows 7 and bluetooth cell phone: missing bluetooth drivers

I'm not sure that I'm in the right stack section but this one looks for me the most closest. I recently updated the software for my Android cell phone (LG Optimus L5 II, e455). After that my PC ...
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32GB Flash Voyager doesn't work on new PC with USB 3.0

I have recently built a new PC and my pendrive is not working correctly. When I plug it into the USB port (I have only USB 3.0 ports), Windows recognizes it and lists it in Explorer, as usual. I ...
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Where can I get Intel Display Drivers appropriate for my laptop?

I'm trying to update my Intel Display Drivers, to solve a problem about cloning my display to an external one, but I'm having trouble with it. My hardware: Asus N65VZ with an Intel Core i7 (3rd ...
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New graphics card much slower than the old one?

According to this website the Radeon R7 graphics card I just installed should be considerably faster overall than the GeForce GTS 250. However, when testing the card on Ubuntu playing Minecraft, it ...
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Installing drivers for old computer with windows xp

I found my old laptop and I wanted to bring it back to life. After installing windows xp I started a search for drivers. I managed to find some of them but since it is really really old version of ...
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Unknown Wireless USB Adapter Drivers Needed

I have found an old USB wireless adapter lying around the house that looks quite old. It would be very useful if I could get this working, however, I can't get any details on the model whatsoever to ...
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Upgrading to Linux kernel 3.13.1. Can't boot. A video driver issue?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.4, kernel version 3.11.0-15-generic. I want to upgrade to kernel 3.13.1 to take advantage of the new multi-queue block layer. This is very important for me, since I am benchmarking ...
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BSOD caused by driver

my pc just got a BSOD when booting up. I used bluescreenview to view the minidump file & it seemed to be caused by this driver called peauth.sys. I did a google search and one of the answer ...
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Windows 8.1 not allowing me to install ISP's (Tata Photon) client software for Huawei EC315 USB modem. Need to Auto run the setup file

Well, as it says in the question above, I need to install my service provider's client software to connect to the internet. According to the instructions the ISP (Tata photon) gave me, I'm to find ...
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CUPS network printing shows success but prints nothing

I have installed a Canon SmartBase MP370 printer to a Ubuntu Server using Canon BJC-8200 - CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.9 drivers, as native drivers are not present. I printed a test page from server ...
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Strip Linux for a fixed-hardware system [duplicate]

Apologies if this is not the appropriate place to post! I am designing a minimal Linux system to test on an industrial PC. The ultimate goal is security. The hardware of the PC is known and will not ...
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Acer D-257 Netbook Need network drivers only using Flash Drive (Windows 7)

Is there a link where I can just download the network drivers, for me to then put it on a flash drive? I believe its an Acer D-257 Netbook 500GB, running on Windows 7 Home Premium. Everything works, ...
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Keyboard-Backlight in Device Manager?

I have an Asus N550JV, and right after buying it, I installed Windows 8.1. I downloaded all the drivers from the Asus-Homepage and installed them. My Problem: I can't activate the keyboard-backlight ...
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Function keys on Asus Zenbook prime

I've been using my Asus Zenbook Prime for about 2 years and now and recently I've noticed that the custom function keys will quit working occasionally. For those who don't know, by holding down Fn + a ...
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Copy Windows XP network drivers without installation

I want to load network drivers on a Windows XP system but I can't install them the normal way, only copy to the drive when the system is off-line and then start back. I understand that dropping the ...
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DIfferences between firmware and middleware and device driver?

What are the relations and differences between firmware and middleware? Wikipedia says firmware is the combination of persistent memory and program code and data stored in it.[1] Typical examples ...
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Graphics driver problems - wrong OS?

When attempting to play the game Stanley Parable on my Toshiba Satellite L300-1FQ laptop, the game drives the graphics driver mad. After starting the game, the intro video plays out of sync with the ...
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Asus Latop has a wrong asect ratio

So I got a little broken computer from my girlfriend, it's an ASUS laptop, and it has a problem of a wrong aspect ratio. Its model is X52S and it has 16:9 ratio, 1440x900 pixels. However, after she ...
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Power off discrete GPU on Windows without driver

I have a Lenovo Y560 with Core i3-380M (Intel HD 3000 integrated) and HD 5730. Now little story (you can skip this part). It first worked on Windows 7 with original Lenovo drivers. Then I switched to ...
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USB 3.0 ports don't recognize USB 3.0 devices

I have recently bough a new PC. Now that everything is put together and installed I am facing only ONE problem. I own an Adata Nobility NH13 External HDD which is USB 3.0. When I plug it into any ...
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Set primary graphics on Windows 7

Same problem as: How can I determine and set my primary graphics card? Just with MSI EX630(9100M + 9300M GS); Windows 7 64-bit; nVidia 331.82 drivers; When I connect external display(Samsung ...
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Unknown device (after installing two different driver for usb port)

I am programming STM32 Primer 1 with Ride.7 on my window 7. I installed beagleboard driver on my window 7. The beagle board use the usb as same as STM32 Prime 1, for both electricity and programming. ...
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Intel Graphic Card incompatibility issue

I'm having a problem with my graphic card. Everything was fine when I had Windows 8 installed in my laptop. Since I upgraded to Windows 8.1 my graphic card is always crashing (media player, browser, ...
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PI945GZD audio not working

I have an old Mercury MOBO PI945GZD. The problem is that windows XP does not detect the built-in audio device though linux detects it well and has no problems. Any help would be appreciated.
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Installing Win7 on Virtualbox: “Select the driver to be installed” What?

I want to install Windows 7 32bit on Virtualbox (Win7 32bit profile) running on Ubuntu 2013.04 64bit on Lenovo Thinkpad T520. This usually works fine (and I have installed many Win7 that way with no ...
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Copy Drivers over to Windows 7

I recently replaced the motherboard for a Windows 7 system and even in safe mode boot it crashes right when it loads classpnp.sys. Do I need to some way manually copy the driver files over to the ...
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Two similar USB devices on separate com ports

I have two Navilock GPS USB devices and need to run both on separate ports. (They use the same driver). I am using Windows 8. I added two devices to the device manager and set one to COM port 3 and ...
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Windows Crashes on nvlddmkm

I recently in installed Windows on my computer after having Linux for over 1 year. Now whenever I start any game I get a bluescreen from nvlddmkm. I understand this is form nVidia, which makes sence ...
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GPU driver and/or registry change caused my USB Wifi dongle to fail until reboot

2 weeks ago at home, I received a notification from Geforce Experience that my Nvidia Drivers had a new version. Since I regularly install and play new games, I decided to install this driver update. ...
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Windows8 x64 usb can't be recognized issue

I am having problem with my usb port. I am basically trying to attach my mobile via USB cable but it always says device not recognized as in below image: Universal Serial Bus controllers: The ...
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No input upon boot

Firstly, I know many people have this problem, but none of them seem to be the same situation as me. I just installed a new graphics card, and a new power supply. Once I had everything connected, I ...
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How to replace the driver of realtek 8111/8169 NIC to 8111/8168

I have a Scientific Linux 6.2 with a kernel version 2.6.32-220.4.1 installed and I got a problem with a realtek r8111/8168 NIC. I found that this card does not work properly with the driver r8169, so ...
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Are there plans for Intel HD Graphics 4000 to support OpenGL 4.4?

I am coding a graphics application and decided to to support Intel HD Graphics 4000, which is widely spread among notebooks. According to the Wikipedia article, it currently supports OpenGL 4.0 only. ...
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What keeps installing wireless device drivers on my machine?

My computer has become laggy. So I looked at task manager and something is using 100% CPU on one of the cores. It was the system interrupts. So I downloaded DPC latency checker and started disabling ...
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Is there a wifi card mfg that *only* does a FOSS driver? [closed]

I want to buy a wifi card that works with Linux, and the only firmware + driver that is available is FOSS, and partially maintained by the mfg, and partly by the community. Does this exist?