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

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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. ...
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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 ...