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

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Wifi driver for Ubuntu 12.04 lts

I've got 'DW1503 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card' installed on my new Dell notebook and since I prefer to used Linux than Windows I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my machine. The installation was ...
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Read internal hard drive externally on Windows

Recently swapped out a good laptop HDD with an SSD. Hooked up the old HDD with an external HDD enclosure and plugged it into a USB port on my Linux box - everything works fine. Next, I unplugged it ...
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Can an Intel 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection be spoofed?

I need to tell someone my MAC address imminently so I can be added to their router, but I am not at my computer. My laptop is a Dell Latitude E6510, running Ubuntu 12.04 with an Intel 82577LM ethernet ...
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Where does Windows 7 Photo Viewer Store User Specific Data / Settings?

I've got a situation where I've got a printer driver (which I'm developing), which works fine in Windows Photo Viewer for all users on my machine... apart from me! I'm thinking that during ...
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Multiple desktop panels (xservers?) opening with each reboot

I recently installed a dual boot of Linux Mint and Windows 7. One of the first things I did was install nVidia drivers via "additional drivers". I then proceeded to configure settings, and saved to ...
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Would it Be Possible to Install Windows XP on This Machine

Would it be possible to uninstall Windows 7 & then install Windows XP (64 bit) on this machine: http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/DT.SJPAA.002 I purchased that machine, but Windows 7 is ...
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Disabling default mouse sensitivity

I just bought a new Razer Deathadder. I love the increased sensitivity through the driver I downloaded with it where I can customize exactly what DPI I want for my mouse. What I want to know is how I ...
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How do I install the Fujitsu fi-4120C scanner on Windows 7 64-bit?

The Fujitsu fi-4120C scanner is not officially supported in Windows 7, but in the past I know I've somehow got it installed using the Vista driver. Unfortunately I can't remember what steps I took ...
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Ndiswrapper showing invalid Task

I have a problem with ndiswrapper. I am using ndiswrapper with the Netgear WN121t USB Wifi adapter and by now I think I tried almost every .inf file on the net. I got the device working so far (it ...
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Boot windows 7 from a disk image of custom format

Windows 7 has an ability to boot from alternative sources besides plain disk partitions - for example it can boot natively from VHD or WIM. Is the handling of above mentioned formats hardcoded into ...
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Using 2 independent network lines to assure twice reliable connection windows 7 [duplicate]

I have a very unreliable 24M ADSL2+ connection and an iPhone4S with unlimited data and unlimited speed (5M where I live). Right now I can choose between a very unreliable but low ping and fast line or ...
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VGA video driver for win 7 64bit - only available for 32bit

I installed win7 64bit on a netbook, where initially win7 x32 was on, because i don't have a 32 bit system. Now i have a problem, because there isn't a VGA driver on the Acer page (It's an Acer ...
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Where can I find (and how can I install) the correct driver for an Evolution ER1 robot on Windows XP?

This question is rather esoteric, but an hour of net-perusing led me nowhere useful. I am attempting to get an old Evolution ER1 robot kit (no longer produced) running on Windows XP. The install CD ...
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Install a printer without physically connecting it?

Good morning, I am working with some custom hardware using Windows 7 Embedded. The device will need connecting to a Xerox Phaser 3600 printer. However here at base we do not have this printer ...
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Update laptop's drivers after standard Windows installation?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T410 running a fresh install of Windows 7. A Windows 7 DVD was used for the installation, rather than the factory recovery procedure. The current specs I have are: Intel ...
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What can I do if all usb drivers on Windows 7 are broken?

In a hush-hush operation last night I installed a USB sniffer that seems to have deleted or deactivated the usb drivers on my Windows 7 box. Even after a restart not a single usb slot works. So ...
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Extracting Drivers from Disc

Soooo.. I clean-installed windows 7 ultimate on my Toshiba Satellite A130-ST1311 (old, I know). And it came with a recovery disk to reinstall windows vista. It has all the drivers I need, but I don't ...
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How to update Intel graphics for a laptop whose manufacturer has stopped updating

I have seen a lot of questions on this site asking about updating ATI and Nvidia graphics for laptops, with some very good solutions for them, however I have not seen any questions/answers for people ...
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Driver for infrared remote TSGH-IR01

I have a TSHG-IR01 infrared remote control from an old computer. I'd like to use it with a new system running Windows 7 64 bit. Where do I get drivers for the device for Windows 7? What else would I ...
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Windows 7 CDC-232 Drivers Issues

This is the single most infuriating issue I have with Windows ever since XP. I recently built a new system and bought Windows 7 32bit. I am an electrical engineering student and I have a whole host ...
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Dell Vostro 3350 cannot detect second video card

Ive got a dell vostro laptop that was offered to me some time ago. I decided to format it and since its a relatively new model i didnt think about saving/checking drivers beforehand. Ive installed ...
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Turn off video driver in recovery command prompt

I have a hp dv2000 and my video card has stopped working. I disabled it in safe mode so I can use my laptop. I am going to reimage it again and when I reimage it will enable the video card again. If ...
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samsung kies 2 won't connect to my samsung galaxy 1

I previously had some problems with Samsung kies but I eventually could get it working: How to enable my Samsung kies ...
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Windows XP drivers for a Sony VPCEH2A4E

This is a long shot but do 32 bit Windows XP drivers exist for a Sony VPCEH2A4E? I'm trying to play a particular game (Fallout 3 if you are interested) that refuses to run under Windows 7 64 bit. I ...
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Hibernation doesn't work in Debian Wheezy (suspend does work)

Recently I've been trying to make hibernation work. Suspending works all the time, so "hibernate/suspend debug tutorials" didn't helped me much. The only one that gave me some information about the ...
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Printer interfacing - colour data

How does windows send colour data to printer and how does printer translate the data into ink proportions? e.g. If I have some text in MS Word with font colour of some RGB values and my printer has ...
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Does anyone have printer drivers for a HP Color LaserJet 1600 on Mac OSX 10.7?

Does anyone have printer drivers for a HP Color LaserJet 1600 on Mac OSX 10.7? Or really does anyone have a good solution for installing drivers? We set up the foo2hp but it doesn't seem to ...
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BSOD issue on Abit IP 35 Pro

I have a custom built PC with the following specs - Abit IP35 Pro 4GB Nvidia SLI DDR2 RA Nvidia 9800 GTX PCI-E Graphics Card 1 x Asus DVD drive 4 x 500GB hard drives configured in RAID 5 1 x 1TB ...
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Can I uninstall a device driver through an INF section?

At MSDN it is stated that there are two techniques to install INF files on Windows XP or later: Programmatically through SetupCopyOEMInf function. Add an entry called CopyInf on an INF section. ...
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I disasembled my laptop and I now know I have a software issue. Devices not working anymore

USB\VID_8087&PID_0020&REV_0000 <- Windows 7 x64 keeps nagging me that it can't install thedriver for this, nor can Driver Genius Professional, wasted money. Since a few days i cannot use ...
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How to use a backup copy of xorg.conf

I recently installed a new graphics card in my Ubuntu 10.04 PC due that my onboard video died. It was an Nvidia chipset GEForce 6100. The new graphics card is also an Nvidia chipset, ASUS 210 ...
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Samsung 633-NW monitor flashing after upgrade to Windows 7

I have a computer with a Samsung SyncMaster 633 NW and Windows XP. Now I updated my OS to Windows 7 32-bit. My driver CD was not compatible with it. When I selected the screen resolution, my ...
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Does Windows 7 support multiple mouse drivers being installed?

I use a laptop for work that plugs into a docking station to which my Logitec G5 mouse is connected. I often take my laptop home where I will connect my Logitech G500. To my understanding, these two ...
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Driver for shared network printer

I have a printer installed on Windows XP PC and this PC also connects to a network that all other clients have Windows 7. Do I have to install Windows 7 driver of this printer on XP PC to have access ...
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How to recover data from Dell dimension 9150 RAID 0 on another system?

I have a Dell Dimension 9150 which has failed. I'm trying to recover the data. It had two SATA 250GB drives in RAID 0 configuration. I'm trying to use a shuttle PC running Windows7 to recover the ...
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Determining the drivers to be installed on the desktop

I recently reinstalled win7(64) on my DELL desktop. But unfortunately I did not take a backup of my drivers setting/executive files. I cannot even access internet since even the ethernet driver is ...
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No network adapter drivers after Windows re-install

This is a pretty basic question. I got a PC (Packard Bell Easynote TK11-BZ-010BE) that had linux on it, so I thought, just delete the partition and its alright. Well, it wasn't. I went into grub ...
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Is Intel Rapid Storage Technology needed?

When I installed this diver, all of a sudden my CPU started running at 25%+ with no programs open, and when I disabled it, the CPU went back down to 1-2% idling. Is this driver needed/is this a known ...
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How do I install/uninstall drivers from CMD in windows7?

Recently I had to change the motherboard(different manufacturer and chipset) on one of my computers and now windows 7 wont start. I would like to avoid reinstalling windows from scratch since it would ...
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Will Windows Update find chipset drivers?

Does Windows Update in Windows 7 find and install chipset drivers? It will automatically find newer versions of video and audio drivers, etc., but will it do the same for chipset updates?
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How can I update my AMD Catalyst display driver? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Force driver update on a mobility radeon graphic I've got a Dell Inspiron N5010 (almost two years old), which has a Radeon Mobility HD4650 GPU. I was able to install the ...
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Ubuntu drivers for the Konica Minolta C200

I need to find drivers for Ubuntu for the Konica Minolta C200, but the home page of Konica doesn't have any?
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I can't change my preferred graphics card on my notebook

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z570 with an Intel i5 processor, 4 GB RAM, and an NVIDIA GT 520 GPU. And I can't select my preferred graphics card nor change the graphics card for my applications. I tried ...
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No printer driver for Windows 7 - is there a way to use Vista's?

I have an Olivetti d-copia 150d multifunctional printer and I recently updated to Windows 7 on my computer, but I can't seem to find the printer's drivers for Win7. Their webpage does have Windows ...
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no HDMI driver for H61M/U3S3? Can't connect to TV

My computer has an HDMI out port, but it doesn't seem to work. Motherboard is H61M/U3S3. The monitor I use is hooked into an added video card, but I would also like it to be hooked up to my TV via ...
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What chipset does this device have? [closed]

I have a Freecom DVB-T Art No: 25452 I know the revision 4 of this device runs a Realtek chipset, but I think this one has a different one but a Google search gives me conflicting information Its ...
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nVidia Driver Crash

I was running a 64-bit version of Windows 7 Professional and sometime last week I decided to give Windows 8 Release Preview a go, and so I downloaded and installed it with no problems. I did find ...
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USB wireless adapter driver for Ubuntu

I lost the CD with driver to my USB wireless adapter and Ubuntu does not recognize my adapter. The sad thing is, I don't even know the manufacturer or brand of my adapter. It is just a small little ...
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Win 7 Laptop Driver for USB A plug to act like a charger

Is there a USB Windows 7 driver that outputs a voltage between Pin 1 and 4 of 5 V? Just like a Charger. Others pins should be open/disconnected. My notebook is a Lenovo X220.
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Booting Windows7 kernel from an initrd/wim image file

I'm wondering if it's possibile to have Win7 kernel and relative drivers (especially storage drivers) to boot from an initrd-like image file (maybe .wim?) and later then mount the windows root ...