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

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Driver “Policies” Tab not showing in Windows

I have a Marvell driver that in earlier versions of Windows showed a "Policies" tab in the Properties of it in the Device Manager, but not anymore in Windows 8/8.1. It is something like this: ...
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Installation order: Drivers before updates or the other way around? [closed]

I have a question concerning the order of operations done after a clean install. Basically my question is this: Which of the following things should I install first: drivers (FYI I will be installing ...
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Windows doesn't have driver for Generic USB Keyboard [duplicate]

For some reason, the Generic USB Keyboard driver was removed, literally, over night, from Windows. Can someone that has Windows 7 and uses a USB Keyboard without any fancy drivers (i.e. uses Generic ...
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Not properly functioning virtual 7.1

I recently bought a F.R.E.Q. 7 headset by Mad Catz, and I have quite a problem with its virtual 7.1. I found out about it after I installed the drivers and tried to use the 7.1. It worked, however it ...
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Any solution appeared to fix win 8.1 drivers disaster? (keyboard stopped to work)

Win 8.1 never stops to impress me. This is already third time such disaster happened to me. Before that I was using system refresh to "reinstall" windows, but I tired :/ Ok, the problem... my ps/2 ...
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AMD Clean Uninstall Utility Deleted ALL AMD drivers. Mouse and Keyboard Completely Unresponsive

So I tried updating to Catalyst 14.4 Beta from Catalyst 14.3 Beta, which just came out today. For some reason the screen went black, with a command line cursor blinking on the top left. It was there ...
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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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Where to find corresponding drivers? [duplicate]

I've re-installed win xp sp3 and now have a lot of problems finding the corresponding drivers. There are many yellow quest marks in device manager. There is no sound, graphic driver is missing, the ...
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Install Android USB Driver when device is not shown in device manager

the title is quite explicit : I'm trying to install google's driver for my android device in order to use it for development ( I need it to be seen by 'adb devices' ) I've got a Nexus 5 and windows ...
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How to deal with integrated graphics driver bundled with chipset driver

I am preparing to do a fresh install of Windows 7 and I noticed a potential problem with the chipset driver. My motherboard: GA-MA78G-DS3H (rev. 1.0) ...
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Unsure from where to download chipset drivers

I am about to do a fresh install of Windows 7 and I have identified almost all drivers I'm going to need. The only driver I'm unsure about is the chipset driver. My motherboard: GA-MA78G-DS3H (rev. ...
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Connect Dell p2314h monitor to Dell XPS laptop via Display port

I've bought external monitor to my Dell xps 13' laptop. My laptop has only minidisplay port to connect with monitor. When I try to connect it to my new monitor, it(monitor doesn't work). It says that ...
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Network adapters for Sony Vaio VPCEH2D0E

I have been painstakingly searching the web for answers with no result!! I rebooted and reinstalled windows 7 on my pc. I am running windows 7 ultimate 32-bit on a Sony Vaio intel pentium CPU B950. ...
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Custom PC driver installation [closed]

So I'm getting into selling custom computers running Windows 8.1. I want to have necessary drivers installed before the user boots into Windows for first setup (so after everything is installed and ...
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How to update all your drivers without paying

Recently Blue Screen Of Death ( BSOD ) has been occurring on my computer and its because i have some drivers which needs updating.Each time my computer recover from it , I would get the message from ...
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Why is Laserjet P2035 driver for Windows 7 failing to install?

I have been trying to install the printer drivers for a Laserjet P2035 on a Windows 7 64 bit system. I am trying to use the website available install packages since I don't have the CD. This is a ...
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Windows 8.1 Black Screen

I have a brand new desktop with a new SSD. So I installed my copy of Windows 8.1 on it and got it all done fine. When I first went to the desktop I thought to install a graphics card driver first. So ...
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Can wrong drivers in Windows cause hardware failure?

If I install wrong drivers manually or via a driver update software for my GPU, BIOS or anything else in my PC - can it cause the part to fail? I have already lost two laptops from onboard GPU failure ...
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Intel Wireless-N 7260 slow on linux

I just bought a new Acer Aspire V7-582PG which has an Intel Corporation Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 (rev 73) Wifi card. In windows, everything works fine, but using linux, the internet speed is quite ...
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Upgrading from OpenGL 3.0 to 3.3+ on Ubuntu Linux

I recently made the switch from Windows to Ubuntu (because I am becoming more of a game developer than a game player), but quickly found out that my OpenGL version was downgraded because of the ...
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Is there a windows 7 driver for ICH10R that supports >2TB drives?

The ICH10R controller on my ASUS P6T SE board does support drives larger than 2 TB, however, the windows driver I can find doesn't. I am trying to use a 4 TB HDD, I am not trying to boot from that ...
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TAM/Data/Fax Modem working except for playback

I have a PCIe Data/Fax/TAM Modem (HiRO H50198). The fax and data capabilites work fine. Also, it can record messages. But it cannot playback any sound. I have called HiRo technical support, to no ...
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How to get nvidia drivers for GeForce GT635?

I'm trying to download drivers for my GeForce GT635 2GB, but when I go to http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us it doesn't list any GT635. It lists the GT630 and GT640, though. I tried ...
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Installing python on windows 7 causes android driver to stop working

When I install python on Windows 7, and android driver stop functioning with error code 31. The only way to make it work again is restoring the system to the time before installing python.
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USB devices are only recognized if connected at boot (Win 8.1 x64)

I have a Clevo P170HM laptop running Windows 8.1 Pro x64 edition with Media Center. I have observed peculiar behavior in the form of USB devices usually not being recognized unless they are plugged in ...
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uninstalling touchpad driver to use a mouse instead

I have a Synaptics touchpad on a Toshiba laptop but want to use a Logitech mouse instead. Is is safe to uninstall the Synaptic driver(s) for the touchpad, or will that make it permanently unusable if ...
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Is it a hardware error for the audio device

Last night, after I restart my laptop ( DELL Inspiron 14 N5010 ) the audio device is gone and it says no speakers or head phones are plugged in . I've tried uninstall the audio device in the ...
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How to Delete Old Audio Drivers

I have installed many inf-modified audio drivers for Conexant 20585 to make the stereo mix appear. (Failed though..) And now there are so many installed audio drivers in the system driver store. So, ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad y510p, MATSHITA DVD-RAM results CRC error while coping 7GB file from Double Layer DVD

I Have Ideapad y510p with MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ8DB. While I tring to copy 7GB file do HDD almost in the middle (after 42%) it stucks and after a while it prompt that file can't be copied due to error. ...
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Canon CanoScan N640P ex driver for Windows 8.1

I would like to use my old CanoScan N640P ex scanner on my new OS. I have searched for drivers, but I have not found anything. Can you please offer me a solution for this problem?
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Windows 8.1 - System process uses 1 core up to ~90% constantly

Asus N550JV comes with Windows 8 installed. I prefer 8.1 so I installed Windows 8.1 on my machine. Downloaded all the specified drivers on Asus Support Page, not to mention my whole system is up to ...
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Chrome Developer Tools throwing errors with Xperia inspector

We have a number of android devices which we develop web apps for. When we are developing for Chrome mobile, we fire up the Developer Mode and start inspecting the webpages for the devices. Once all ...
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Why does “Driver Software Installation” take so long Win7 [duplicate]

When I plug some devices into my computer they go through the Windows "Driver Software Installation" phase. These devices were previously plugged into my computer and drivers installed. Why does ...
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How do I find drivers for Sony Vaio after fresh Windows install?

Hoping someone can help - apologies if this is the wrong community to ask this in! My Vaio VPCEE2E1E(1W) (Windows 7) has been fine but started displaying a message saying the hard drive had developed ...
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Nix based OSes and drivers

I have a simple question about certain drivers and *nix based OSes such as MAC OS X and Debian . . .. Is the reason why some devices like mice, keyboards, wireless adapter are able to plug and play is ...
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Difference between AMD Catalyst™ Drivers for Radeon™ and AMD Mobility Radeon™ Notebook Drivers

I have a Sony VAIO SVE1513BYNB Laptop. I have installed Windows 8 Enterprise x64. I recently read across the web that outdated drivers will cause PCs to lag. I had downloaded and installed all the ...
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Unable to change resolution on multiple monitors

My Dell Latitude 5420 supports multiple resolutions when it is not connected to any additional displays (As someone would normally expect). But when it is connected to other displays (Note: Only when ...
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Dolby Home Theater Error Message

Every time I start up my computer, I get this error message: The current Dolby audio driver is 7.2.8000.17 and the software application expects driver version 7.2.700.7. Please install a valid ...
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Make USB virtual COM device persistent through reboots

EDIT: Having rethought the issue, perhaps my question can be summarized like this: Is there an existing COM terminal type program that will automatically detect when a COM port becomes unavailable and ...
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Why is the System process using 40-60% of CPU power all the time?

TL;DR: ACPI.sys is constantly using lots of CPU power. Virus and malware scans all come back clean Drivers are up to date (GPU, Chipset, USB devices) Possibly important info: This install of ...
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system software and the device drivers [closed]

I heard that there are two types of software totally. 1- system software (like, OSs) and 2- Applications (like video file player) but what about the drivers. since the work of system software is to ...
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OKI MB441 driver is not installing

After some perturbations with this driver, I am unable to install it anymore. Now, after driver install, it is not appear in Device Manager. Also, neither application can see scanner and acquire data ...
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My LTO-5 ultrium 3000 SAS external tape drive won't show up on my iMac

OK, so here is my problem. I got a HP LTO-5 ultrium 3000 SAS external tape drive from my boss and he said to connect it to my new iMac but when I connect it, it doesn't show up on my computer. I'm ...
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Kingston data traveler 160

I seem to have accidentally deleted the driver for my Kingston data traveler 160 flash drive and can't seem to find a driver download to fix the problem! When I tell the computer to search online it ...
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Notebook crashes and restarts when installing wireless adapter

I am using an Acer Emachines notebook model E730G. I have recently upgraded from windows 7 to 8 pro. When I try to connect to my School's wifi network it simply does not connect but it can find the ...
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How to hide a HDD from device manager?

I somehow managed to "hide" one of my SATA HDDs from XP's device manager. No yellow signs, nothing and it does not work. But BIOS can still see it. On Linux, its partitions still work as expected, ...
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Debugging DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE driver BSOD on Sony Vaio Z12 and Win 8.1

I need a bit of help tracking down which driver is causing issues with suspend/hibernate on my laptop. I have a 3.5 year old Vaio VPCZ12 that doesn't have official support for Win 8, although I have ...
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Getting HDMI working on Inspiron 15R N5110?

I installed Windows 8.1 on my Laptop which had Windows 7 when I bought it. After installing Windows 8.1 and installing the drivers Drivers & Downloads page I still haven't got the HDMI to work. If ...
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Installing Dell v313 printer/scanner on Ubuntu 12.04

I've been searching for hours now, trying to find a working driver for a Dell 313 printer/scanner (v310 - 510 series) on Ubuntu 12.04. But I can't seem to find a working one. I really need this to ...
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What drivers do I need for reinstalling Windows 7 on a Lenovo 7510p?

I recently bought a 7510P PC (from Lenovo) with a GT755m SLI, 16GB DDR3 1TB+24SSD with Windows 8. I want to re-install it with Windows 7 in a different language. Where could I get a list for all ...