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

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How to install drivers from Sony website

How do you install these Xperia Z2 drivers from Sony on Windows 8.1? Yes I've done an advance boot and disabled driver signature verification. I manually browse to the folder but it says "Windows ...
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Force Windows 8 to install older version of driver

Recently I installed Windows 8 in my desktop. It's actually 1440*900 monitor. The motherboard manufacturer didn't provided Windows 8 drivers yet. I guess, they wont as it's 2008 model. I have drivers ...
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DriverStore\FileRepository - delete entry

I am modifying a custom printer driver, and during the troubleshooting and fixing iterations, I have to often modify either the driver dll's or the gpd, or both. Windows 7 is very reluctant to allow ...
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Is it possible to install a Windows XP driver on Windows 98?

I can't find a Windows 98 driver for my Epson SX130 printer. The oldest OS it has drivers for is Windows XP. I have medical equipment that only works on Windows 98, and no updates are available for my ...
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Is it possible to install a HP Deskjet 930C series printer in Windows 8.1?

I want to install my HP Deskjet 930C printer in a notebook with Windows 8.1. I'm not familiar with Windows 8.1, but AFAIK the process to install is the same - Control Panel, Devices and Printer, Add a ...
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NVidia Graphics Card Error 43?

I am using the NVidia GeForce GT745M card, and I am receiving the following error code in Device Manager: Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43) Looking at the ...
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Asus EeePC X101CH Touchpad issue

I have an Asus EeePC X101CH that the touchpad was uninstalled from (I saw the uninstall dialog boxes open). After a restart there was a PS/2 mouse under View Hidden Devices in Device Manager that ...
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Realtek HD Audio and continuous “You just unplugged a device” message woes

I'm running a Gigabyte X58 board with integrated Realtek HD Audio under Windows 7 64bit and I'm wanting to pass surround audio to my AV receiver via the onboard coaxial S/PDIF output. When using ...
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I want a generic vga driver supports 1440x900 resolution [duplicate]

I think my NVIDIA GeForce 8300 gs display adapter is dead !! .It shows the windows xp logo with black dots! And after I hear windows startup music ..with no image on the screen the pc restart itself ...
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Samsung or Microsoft drivers?

I have to re-install Windows 7 Home Premium on a laptop (Samsung RF710) where the install hasn't recognized some of the hardware. I downloaded the LAN driver from Samsung in order to have the ...
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SATA drives or chipset throwing DRDY ERR and ICRC ABRT

I have an SD-VIA-1A2S PCI card with 2 sata ports (and one ATA-133 that isn't used). Two new Western Digital Caviar Green drives (WD10EARS 1TB) throw repeated errors in kern.log (removed ...
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Need help to install AHCI driver on Win XP without reinstall

Trying to find solution I came across this LINK here, but encountered lot of pain and questions which are not described. I have Gigabyte MB H61M and did not succeed to work it out. Here is my ...
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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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Asus Smart Gesture getting CPU to 3GHz

I bought a new Asus Ux303ln laptop and the touchpad drivers (asus smart gesture) gets the cpu frequency up to 3GHz everytime I scroll with 2 fingers. This seems to be using alot of power and I only ...
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Windows 8.1 Bluetooth LE connection error

I've built a Bluetooth LE HID device which is a combined keyboard, mouse, and consumer device. All OS's can connect to it fine...except Windows 8.1, on all hardware. It connects and pairs, but then ...
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Why do I have to uninstall the audio driver everytime I turn on or reboot the Windows in order to get sound working?

I have a problem with the sound of my computer that started a couple of months ago. Every time Windows is started, I have to access the device manager and uninstall the audio driver and let Windows ...
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Wifi keeps disconnecting and disappearing from device manager

I have an HP laptop (model number c6s45ea#abu) and the wifi keeps disconnecting. It seems to be semi random as sometimes it can work fine for hours at a time. Here is the wifi network adaptor in ...
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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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Why does wireless adapter work (though slowly) even if the driver is not working properly

I have set of follow up question from my previous question: Wi-Fi is slow only on Acer laptop but works great on Android mobile and iPad. So my questions are: Why does the wireless adapter work at ...
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How can I get bluetooth to work on Windows Server 2012?

Apparently Windows Server 2012 does not support Bluetooth out of the box? Is there any way to get Bluetooth to work? I went to the manufacturers' website and found this link: ...
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Do I need to upgrade my Intel SATA AHCI controller drivers?

I have an ASUS P8P67M Rev 3.0 and a OCZ Vertex II SATA 2 SSD running Windows 7 x64. I will be upgrading the SSD to a Samsung 850 EVO SATA 3. I've read in several sites that in order to get the ...
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Firefox becomes unkillable, waiting on AFD driver, any suggestions?

Is anyone else having this problem? Both Skype and Firefox are freezing and becoming unkillable due to "\Driver\AFD". I'll open Firefox and it won't work, it just sits there, "Connecting...", then ...
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Media driver needed when installing Windows server 2012

I'm trying to install Windows server 2012 on a new system but I keep getting this error shortly after set up starts. No idea why as there is no hardware connected that would require any 3rd party ...
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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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Black screen after installing Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355)

This is quite similar to this question, which I see has no answers (so I may just be out of luck). That said, my scenario is slightly different. This morning, I manually updated to Update 1 using ...
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Install noveau driver but keeps nvidia driver installed in Arch Linux

I've read this manual to do this. It said I have to comment out blacklist nouveau in /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau_blacklist.conf file. But, there's no such a file there. So how can I do this?
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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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Can I prevent a driver from being installed with windows 8.1?

I have a Mid 2011 27" Imac with Windows 8. It works mostly fine with the latest bootcamp drivers, I don't have sound in the integrated sound card since I upgraded from Windows 7, but I use bluetooth ...
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Scanner appears in device manager, but not scanners

I've bought a scanner that claims to be compatible with the built in Windows Imaging components. When plugging the scanner into a USB2 or 3 port (directly in the computer, not via a hub) the lights ...
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linux driver for monitor-mode support in Broadcom cards

I am trying to run kismet(https://www.kismetwireless.net/ ) on ubuntu.I have installed it directly from "apt-get install kismet" and added source with interface as "wlan0". After adding source it ...
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Nvidia drivers ubuntu 14.04 installation console blank

I installed nvidia drivers on my laptop Nvidia GeForce GT 630M (which I suppose has Optimus support). My laptop has both the integrated Intel HD graphics and this dedicated Nvidia graphic card. ...
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How to make nVIDIA GeForce 8600M GS work on AMILO Xi 2528? [closed]

Short: What to do when your graphic driver is mesd up. How to CLEAN UNINSTALL IT, and instal new one. Reinstalling an OS should be avoided! Long question that refers to my specific problem: I have ...
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How do I delete folders from the Windows 7 DriverStore?

I am having a problem getting a specific device to work, and I am trying to start from square one by making sure there are absolutely no leftover files from driver installs on my system. Specifically ...
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Windows 7 Getting Stuck at “Starting Windows” Screen

After doing much research and spending countless hours working on my laptop, I finally decided to post a specific question about my problems. There are a lot of specifics and a lot of things I have ...
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GTX 860M stuck to 33 Mhz after suspend on linux

With the official nvidia driver, whenever I enter suspend mode and return, the GPU clock is set to 33 Mhz and stays there no matter what I do. Kernel: 3.19.2-1-ARCH Driver: 346.47 Hardware: MSI GE60 ...
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Where to get Windows 64bit driver beep.sys? [closed]

Does anyone know where to download the xp 64bit driver beep.sys? I want to use it to get the beep from internal speaker back in windows 7 64bit, as I have seen people doing this succsessfully on ...
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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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Audio driver broken and cant update

FYI my laptop is an Asus U31S, and I'm running windows 8.1 original and official. So, my problem is that after I've formatted and installed windows 8.1 my audio drivers seem to be having some ...
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Can I install all my old and new different graphics cards and use them for OpenCL GPGPU computing?

I love developing applications with openCL and run them on my graphics card, but I don't really know how it connects with my hardware. I right now only use my GTX 970 for that, but I still have a GTX ...
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Turn pre-paired USB bluetooth dongle into generic bluetooth adapter

I want to have bluetooth capabilities on my PC, but I don't have a bluetooth adapter. I do however, have a bunch of USB bluetooth dongles from wireless mice and keyboards, I understand that these are ...
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How To Assign A USB Port To Virtual Com Port?

I have an ISDN modem with usb and com port and I want to plug it on my laptop with Windows 7 installed. I can't use this modem because my laptop doesn't have com port on it and I can't use it with the ...
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Is there a way to install the windows 64 bit drivers on my windows 32 bit

So, I know that I am asking an impossible thing but I think that there should be a way for that. Can I install 64bit windows7 drivers to a 32 bit windows 7 computer. Is there any way that can convert ...
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remove and reinstall *all* drivers

I have been struggling getting some 3G USB modems and some other hardware to work and in the process I have managed to get a lot of unnecessary and just plain wrong drivers installed. This is causing ...
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video and graphic option missing in amd catalyst control center

I was struggling with an issue of catalyst control center could not be started there are currently no setting that can be configured using AMD CCC. So I contacted Dell CC and he sent me a link to ...
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Broadcom 4360 wireless setup w/ Ubuntu 14.10

I am attempting to set up my wireless adapter, but I can't seem to get the drivers installed properly. OS: Ubuntu 14.10 Motherboard: ASUS X99-Deluxe (wireless adapter is embedded) Adapter: Broadcom ...
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How do I fix crackling in my audio seemingly caused by my USB Logitech trackball mouse?

My USB mouse—an unknown trackball model made by Logitech—has, as of a recent system rebuild (I used Windows 8’s “refresh your computer” feature), begun making my audio crackle. I did some research and ...
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Installing driver for asus usb-n13 on win7 without disk

The problem is - the ZIP files from asus support site contain a bunch of .sys and .inf files(Tried right click->install them, resulted in error), and sometimes an Asus utility as well(tried installing ...
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How to uninstall a driver from recovery console

I recently updated the "Standard AHCI Driver" (whatever it was called), to the one suggested on the laptop manufacturer's website. At first, it kept going through the automatic recovery process. With ...
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3 Finger Middle Click without using OEM Drivers?

I have a laptop with a Synaptics Clickpad. The default Windows 8.1 drivers support clickpads like it in a generic manner as "High Precision Touchpads". This enables two finger right clicks, and a ...
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After removing custom driver, Windows no longer detects USB dongle

I have a DVB-T dongle, which I want to use to capture air traffic and to feed data to Flightradar24 (details). For this purpose, I have to stop Windows from trying to install default drivers and use a ...