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

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I have Elan Touch Drivers presently installed on my laptop touchpad. Can I install Synaptics?

I have Elan Touch Drivers. I was wondering if I could install Synaptics Touch Drivers, because Elan has announced no plans on those extremely intuitive Windows 8 touchpad drivers that Synaptics will ...
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Intel hybrid graphics stuck in power save mode

I have an Asus UL30V with Intel hybrid graphics. When I bought it it used to switch to turn of the better graphics card to save power and run on a more power effecient one. When I connected the laptop ...
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Best Linux Graphics Card drivers for a Dell M1210 / Nvidia GeForce Go 7400?

I've tried both Nouveau and the NVIDIA Binary Blob, and both are terrible in terms of performance, lag and graphics corruption. The binary also doesn't support the native resolution in console mode ...
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SATA Driver for Acer Aspire One D257

i have a Acer Aspire One D257. In this netbook the hard disk is defect so i bought a new one. Now i want to reinstall Windows 7. Im using an external DVD Drive plugged into USB. The Windows 7 DVD is ...
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How to disable automatic driver installation on Windows 7 Home Premium?

Every time I uninstall a driver and restart the computer, Windows 7 reinstalls the driver when the computer starts back up. I have already told Windows 7 to "never install driver software from Windows ...
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How compatible are the Windows 7 drivers with Windows 8? [closed]

How do Windows 7 drivers fare in compatibility with Windows 8?
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Can I have the internal subwoofer remain playing while using the audio out jack on an ASUS N45SF notebook?

I have an ASUS N45SF notebook. It comes with a dedicated subwoofer in addition to the built-in speakers. When I connect any audio device to the audio out jack, the internal speakers remain silent, ...
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(ATI Driver Issue) My Mouse Disappears During Game Menu Screens

I have had this problem since I got this computer in the first place. I have made due mostly by using my other computer for games, or finding games where this doesn't happen. Essentially in most games ...
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Certificates required for WHQL-certified drivers

The 64-bit Windows 7 image that we deploy to machines at our site does not contain all of the certificates included on a default Windows image. Automatic root certificate installation is also ...
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Mouse Error Code 24. Windows 7

I've had the same mouse for a while, and it's been working fine until one day, it started giving me a message about a device not working properly. I tried updating the drivers, and re-installing, I ...
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Sound laggy and distorted

I have a Dell 1764 laptop (Windows 7 64 bit), and I'm having an issue with the sound. It's been happening for a while, possibly since I re-installed windows a while back. The sound sometimes will ...
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MySQL ODBC driver 5.1 and Windows 7

I successfully installed the MySQL ODBC 5.1 driver for Windows: But unfortunaly it doesn't appear in the ODBC Data Source Administrator of Windows (yes, I even did a log off + log on): Why?
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Strange Recovery error when installing Windows 8

I have a four year old PC that I use as a HTPC. It has been running Windows Vista 64bit. Now I want to install Windows 8 Pro 64bit from scratch (not an in-place-upgrade. I want to format the hard ...
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e1000 and e1000e network drivers

I am using SUSE Linux 11, in Zenworks distro and i can see. kernel version is: 3.0.13-0.27-default. I can see that when the distro is loaded, the e1000 driver is loaded and not e1000e although e1000e ...
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How to mount read-write an ext4 partition on Windows?

I want to use ext4 on my external HDD, but it must be cross-platform. (At least Linux, Win7 & WinXP). Unfortunately, I haven't found any proper driver allowing Windows to WRITE to ext4. I've ...
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Hijacked Keyboard (internal and external) - Cannot Boot Into Safemode or BIOS

Recently a family friend of mine suffered a very severe malware infection on their laptop with a very troubling symptom. The malware somehow hooked into the system drivers to the point that I can use ...
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How can I find a driver for a DVR capture card with 4 ports?

I have a capture card, and the only things I can read from it are: 10104 on the board and Techwell TW6802 on the main chip. I can't find a working driver anywhere. I can accept any solution. I've ...
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Linux Mint 13 (64) freeze with USB modem

I have an iBurst modem and a driver I installed from here: http://lelanthran.com/deranged/?p=132 I'm running Mint 13 (64 Bit) - so it's the 3.2 kernel version. After plugging in the USB modem - it ...
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HP Laserjet 1320 drivers for Windows 7

Background I replaced som XP computers with Win 7 computers. We have a HP Laserjet 1320dn printer attached to the LAN. The XP computers could print to it from Word in duplex mode without any issues. ...
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Windows 7 can't find driver - deactivates keyboard and mouse

I got two laptops which share keyboard, mouse and monitor using a kvm-switch. One laptop runs Windows XP and works perfectly. The other one running Windows 7, however does not recognize keyboard and ...
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Old Gateway laptop cannot recognize the hard drive [closed]

I fear this is probably a very general question answered somewhere else but I didn't see it immediately. I have a old laptop that someone picked up for free and asked me if I could install a copy of ...
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USB Mouse stopped working in Win 7

The mouse has stopped working. Spec: Windows 7 x64 Logitech M9 mouse (wired) core 2 Duo It is definitely not a hardware issue, as I have a dual boot system and everything works tip top on the other ...
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Intel Graphics HD on Windows 8 RTM on a Dell Latitude E6410

Just wondering if anyone has installed Windows 8 RTM on a dell Latitude 6410 with the Intel HD Graphics (or whatever the integrated video card exact name is). I tried getting the latest drivers from ...
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Cannot setup Windows XP [closed]

When I started the computer, I saw this error: "Windows cannot start because this file is missing : windows / system / config . Put the original Windows XP setup CD in hard disk then press R ...
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Printer Drivers on a Server

It's a query more than a problem. As we know Windows Update houses lots of drivers for Printers by default, and when adding a local printer, you can merely select from that list, point it to an TCP/IP ...
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How to add drivers for Touch Monitor (Acer t231hb) and MK802

I am the owner of an Acer T231 touch-capable monitor and a MK802 (mini Android PC). Does anyone know how to get the touch device to work? Are drivers needed for Android?
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Regarding OpenGL driver

I have some problems with installing the OpenGL driver. I have the NVIDIA Geforce GT 630M graphics card, but when I run my programs, i get the following error: Unable to create OpenGL 3.3 context ...
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When I type, my touchpad becomes unresponsive

I have a Samsung laptop with Synaptics Touchpad V7.5 running the v16.1.1.0 driver. Whenever I type, my touchpad becomes unresponsive. Note that I can't find palmsense or an option that allows me to ...
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Is there a recommended version of nvidia 8600gt drivers for Win 7? [closed]

I've read on some forums that people recommend an specific version of drivers for X gfx card and Y operative system. Does someone knows if an older version of Nvidia 8600GT drivers for Win 7 that ...
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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 ...