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

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How to make Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Notebook output to internal speakers with latest drivers?

Just what the title said. There was a utility on the driver CD which had a setting to redirect output to internal speakers, but it's quite old and is installed as a part of old drivers, so I'd like ...
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Installing Canon D2400U Scanner on XP x64

I'm trying to install an old scanner D2400U from Canon on a Windows XP 64bit SP2. I have found an official driver at canon, ScanGear CS-U 6.1.1d, but when trying to install the scanner (found new ...
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Stuck at “Starting windows..” when switching to AHCI mode

I had a Windows 7 system working fine in AHCI mode and decided to change the motherboard to another brand. I created an image of the boot drive. I changed the motherboard which runs in IDE mode by ...
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How to know which AHCI driver Windows 7 is using?

I have AHCI enabled in Windows 7 through HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Msahci. My Asus motherboard comes with a drivers software including AHCI drivers. I used their setup ...
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Are there any alternatives to swap left/right mouse buttons except control panel->Mouse

I started to use the mouse with my left hand some years ago. It didn't take me that long to learn - a couple of weeks. Since then I've started to get problems with my right shoulder. Ever since I use ...
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How to keep a computer updated?

What the best way to keep a computer updated when it comes to drivers and firmwares etc? I currently have to remember to visit Intel and other companies that have components installed on my machine ...
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Trying to run some 3D game but its giving this error even though mine are the latest drivers..whats wrong? [closed]

“Unable to run because your video card drivers did not install properly, are out of date, or are for unsupported hardware. Please make sure you have the latest video card drivers and even if you do ...
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No graphics memory?

I recently upgraded to Core i3 on H55 chipset, and using the integrated GPU on the chip. I installed AOE III, on running, it shows me an error saying that .. graphics memory is 0mb .. min reqd is ...
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Lexmark Z25 on Windows 7 x64

So I was about to install my printer for Windows 7, go to Lexmark's website and poof. They say they do not have a driver for Windows 7. I go to Microsoft's Windows 7 Compatibility Center and it says ...
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Is there a safe vga video driver that supports high resolutions?

My laptop is affected by the famous "defective nVidia card" problem. It used to work fine, but since yesterday any attempt to use 3d features causes the system to BSOD (Windows) or freeze (Linux). ...
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What's the ramifications of installing a 64bit print driver on a 32bit system?

Yes that's right, 64bit driver on 32bit system. Here's the situation: I installed a printer driver on an XP Professional machine that will be shared with other users across the network. One of the ...
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USB video capture adapter with syntek chipset driver for windows 7

I need driver for Windows 7 for syntek stk1150 USB Video Capture Device. Any good place I can look for it? I need 64 bit driver!
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From where I can download Intel 945G Network Adapter driver?

I could find out audio driver and Intel graphics accelerator for Windows XP, Intel 945G chipset. However I am unable to find source for a Network Adapter driver. Please post a download link for the ...
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How to install ati 4870 driver for linux (.run file)

I have installed Linux Mint Gnome 64bit version. I have downloaded ati-driver-installer-10-9-x86_64.run file. But i don't know how can i install this file to my system :(
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Installing a printer without the CD

Is there a way of installing a printer without the installation CD. I'm using windows and the printer is an hp.
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Programs for finding and installing drivers

As a computer technician, I have to install os´s for many different computer machines. Sometimes when I have troubles finding the right driver for a board or system. Can anyone think of a tool which ...
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PNY ExpressCard SATA II 2-port card - drivers?

I bought a couple of PNY eSATA cards for notebook computers, model P-NSA2-EC-RF. I mistakenly thought that they would be a bit more plug-and-play, like cards that supply USB or Firewire ports. ...
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Tascam US 122 USB interface causes Windows to hang at shutdown

On Windows XP, my Tascam US 122 USB audio interface works fine. On my Windows 7 computer the device works, however when I restart/shutdown, it hangs at the "shutting down" screen forever. If the USB ...
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Need SATA drivers for my Intel® Desktop Board D845GVAD2

I have looked at different threads related to creating floppy disks for F6 installation. Like these - http://communities.intel.com/message/16192#16192 ...
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Removing automatic device-type from a driver

I accidentally installed the type of driver for my HTC Evo, and now, I cannot get it to associate with anything but "libusb-win32 devices". Is there a way to reset the device type back to the default ...
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Dlink DWL-G120 Windows 7 driver

Does anyone know if out there is a driver for D-Link DWL-G120 on Windows 7. I searched everywhere and couldn't find one?
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Replacement Video Board for Mac Pro not recognized by Mac OS X

My expensive video board in Mac Pro (early 2008) died. I couldn't afford a apples-apples replacement so I got a lesser board. It works for the BootCamp Windows 7 partition, no problem. When I ...
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Can't find Intel Audio drivers

Vendor Name: Intel Corporation Chip Number: 82801H Chip Description: Intel audio controller embedded with the 82801H chipset ( ICH8 chipset )
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Install Epson AcuLaser on Ubuntu

I am a newbie regarding Ubuntu, and I have installed a PC for playing around and testing it. The problem is that the Epson printer I have (AcuLaser CX11NF, a network/usb color laser with fax & ...
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C-Media AC97 Audio Driver update?

I installed the C-Media AC97 Audio Driver from the CD which came with motherboard, but the Audio Driver is very old I think. Driver date: 2004.08.26. and driver version: 5.12.1.46. Isn't there any ...
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Slipstream Windows XP

How do I slipstream Windows XP install an uptodate system on my computer when required? I have a dell computer and the Windows XP cd is also from Dell. When I manually install this CD, it does not ...
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Canon HV20 recognized, but no drivers in Windows 7 x64

My Canon HV20 camcorder is properly recognized when connected via Firewire to Windows 7 x64, but no drivers are installed for it. Windows or I cannot locate any drivers for it as, but it should be ...
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Windows 7 boot error

I am running windows 7 professional, everything was working fine until I installed a software driver clearner suggested by nvidia customer service and I cleaned only nvidia graphic driver ...
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Wireless card advanced properties

I have 2 laptops, one with a Broadcom 802.11n wireless card, the other with an Intel 5300 802.11n. I have often wondered about all the properties in the drivers' "Advanced" tab (see image) but could ...
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Error installing Network driver

I'm tring to install NetLimiter 3 (3.0.0.10, x64) on my Windows 7 x64 machine. At the driver installation step, I'm getting an error: Error 0x8004a029: Couldn't install the network component. ...
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Lenovo T500 - Can't update my Intel driver (driver won't install)

Back then I opened a topic about updating switchable driver. When you can use both cards. This is kinda buggy, makes explorer crash, doesn't worth it. I switched to static cards so to say. For a ...
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Network Interface Lost Functionality after Firewall Installation Hung

I tried to install Agnitum Outpost firewall, but the setup hung while installing network drivers. Oddly, the NIC properties shows no connect string whatsoever, nor any services...Device Manager shows ...
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SoundBlaster Live! Value drivers for Windows 7

My Dell Dimension 8200 came with Windows XP and a SoundBlaster Live! Value card. I have just installed Windows 7 32-bit, but it does not recognize the card. I have tried using the original ...
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Volume display for laptop missing after driver update

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520, and I just updated my audio drivers to be able to use Stereo Mix. It's a SigmaTel audio driver. Prior to the update, whenever I used the hardware buttons to update volume ...
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Should I install graphics card drivers from Windows Update?

Today I see that there's an update to my graphics card driver (NVidia GT 220) available on Windows Update. Should I install that, or stick to the drivers provided by the manufacturer? (Re-asked here ...
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Is it possible to disable ACPI Suspend in Windows XP?

Is it possible to disable ACPI Suspend in Windows XP? I don't mean the "Control Panel, Power Settings,..., choose never to sleep, actions on button, choose 'ask me', actions on close lid, choose 'no ...
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nvidia nforce 10/100 mbps ethernet driver and Windows XP

I have a compaq presario here on which I have stupidly installed Windows XP before doing any research. Now I don't have a single driver for any device on the computer. Luckily, I've found a driver for ...
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Has anyone aware of CP210x_VCP_Win_XP_S2K3_Vista_7.exe

I googled for CP210x_VCP_Win_XP_S2K3_Vista_7 but did not find much information other than release note. Please detailed me on same. Good links also welcomed.
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System freezing regularly using Vuze - update LAN driver?

I've pretty much narrowed down the cause of my system freezing to VUZE. I've ruled out overheating, memory issues, malware & viruses. In fact, when I don't run Vuze for a few days, there are no ...
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Webcam not working on Asus eee PC

I recently bought an Asus eee PC 901 and the webcam doesn't work with the pre-installed Windows XP Home edition or Ubuntu Netbook Remix. When I disable the camera from the system tray and enable it ...
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Card reader driver not installing correctly, but same driver used to work

I have an Acer Aspire 7720G-813G32Bn laptop. It has integrated (maybe 3?)-in-one memory card reader. The reader uses Ricoh chip from R5C8 series. I don't know the exact model number. I can't see the ...
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How can I format a laptop that detects no media?

I have found myself stuck between a rock and a hard place. I have a reasonably decent latop (2 ghz dual core, 1gb ram) with Windows XP Professional (No SP installed). The OS boots up, but a lot of ...
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how do i get the xp drivers for broadcom WiFi?

i have an acer aspire 5732z notebook and i am installing windows xp on it. i got all the drivers but i couldnt find the wireless driver. i used ...
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How to get the Logitech MX518's DPI adjustment buttons to work with USB Overdrive?

I have a Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard, but recently I've been needing to use an external keyboard. When I'm making music, I've got a lot of hardware sitting between me and the screen (USB numpad, ...
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Windows XP automatically install default drivers

While ago I've installed Windows XP on my "fail-safe" eSATA flash drive. The installation is a little customized (this might be the cause of the problem). The problem is that when I connect new ...
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No signal to Monitor after uninstalling graphics drivers

I have a pair of ATI 5770's in crossfire and today I decided to do a clean install of my graphics drivers. So, my plan was to: Uninstall drivers Boot into safe mode and run driver sweeper Boot back ...
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Is the Unsigned Drivers Issue in Vista 64 Bit Serious?

I'm going to install Vista Business 64 Bit on a system I will be building. I read a Wikipedia article cocerning the faults of Vista, and while things like UAC is completely acceptable, the driver ...
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How to fix my mouse?

I just reinstalled Windows XP - while it was installing I didn't notice that the mouse wasn't plugged in. Once the instalation was complete my mouse doesn't work. The pointer shows up when Windows ...
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How to install manually USB CDC ACM driver for Windows when it is not detected

How to install manually USB CDC ACM driver under Windows 2k and Xp, when it is not automaticaly detected Regards
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Unable to find Windows 7 (32-bit) drivers for Dell Inspiron n5010?

I'm unable to find 32-bit drivers for Windows 7 for newly purchased Dell Inspiron n5010. It came with FreeDOS so no drivers CD was included. The Dell support site has only drivers for 64-bit Windows ...