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

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Virtual audio driver for Windows? [closed]

Is there any (possibly free or open-source) virtual WDM audio driver for Windows, with additional processing plugins, which would add one more layer between windows applications and actual sound ...
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Add controller drivers post-installation in windows xp

i got an old desktop pc with windows xp. Now the IDE-controller died and I installed an pci-ide-controller and I connected the old hdd to the new controller. Is it possible to copy the driver files ...
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Compatibility of Linux with Samsung series 7 Chronos

I want to buy a Samsung Chronos notebook and install Ubuntu alongside Windows. Will there be any trouble with the hardware? I'd hope all the ports should work fine, keyboard special buttons, lights ...
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How do Windows built-in drivers work?

I thought OS needed drivers to communicate with certain device. But it doesn't need drivers for keyboard, mouse, computer display etc. Why? How does it know what kind of keyboard or mouse i have? ...
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SLI inactive after GeForce driver update

I updated the driver of my 2 GeForce GTX 460 SE and now, the SLI is inactive, and the nVidia control panel doesn't let me activate it. The message (it's in french, so I translate roughly) says "For ...
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Driver needed: Conexant CX11252-11 Modem Win7x64

I have a Conexant CX11252-11 Modem. I only found driver for XP, is there a workaround for Win 7 x64, or perhaps I should throw away this modem?
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Cannot find Intel Q965/Q963 graphics driver

I need to install graphics driver for Windows 8 64 bit PC. When I load Win7 64 bit on the same PC, I see the following information in Device Manager, Display adapters: Intel Q965/Q963 Express Chipset ...
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showing actual printer image of a printer in devices and printers in Windows 7

My printer's device driver have the actual colorful image(i see it in preferences of printer) of the printer(not the windows default image for the printer). How can i make it display in the devices ...
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Why does simple plug and play hardware sometimes include drivers?

I have about 7 devices (speakers, mouse, etc.) that are all USB. They all came with CD's containing drivers for it. My question is, why do they? All 7 of these devices have run just fine on every ...
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Xerox Docuprint P12 drivers

I can't seem to find any drivers past Windows NT for this printer. I was wondering if anyone knew how to install it on Windows 7. I wouldn't mind using other drivers or some type of 'hack-around'.
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How to create a virtual keyboard in userspace?

I'm trying to generate keypress/release events similar to those produced by typing on a physical keyboard, but from a process that isn't attached to any actual hardware.
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How do I get my USB / Network to work on CentOS 6 on Lenovo g470? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L drivers for CentOS I have installed CentOS on this laptop. My problem now neither the USB drivers are working, not even my network card...
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DOS network-adapter driver compatible with VirtualBox

I'm migrating some DOS machines to VirtualBox. I use the common NetWare-style IPX stack. The problem is that VirtualBox doesn't emulate any of the network-adapters that I have drivers for. So, where ...
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What is it about certain graphics card driver updates that make them 'recommended' for certain games?

A couple of days ago, Nvidia release a driver update: New in Version 285.62 This is the recommended driver for Battlefield 3. It contains several performance and compatibility enhancements ...
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Using latest graphics drivers instead of OEM drivers

I've got a brand new HP Envy (ATI Radeon 6850m graphics) which is experiencing some stuttering and other problems in several games and would like to update the graphics drivers to hopefully fix this. ...
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On my Toshiba I want OpenGL 3.2, but the graphic card reports it's incompatible?

We have a computer graphics project and we need to use opengl 3.1 or above versions with the shaders. I have toshiba a200 with ati radeon hd 2600 graphic card. my friends with same graphic cards but ...
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Widescreen resolution on old VIA UniChrome IGP?

I hooked an old Compaq Presario running Windows XP to an Acer 20" monitor capable of 1680x1050 resolution, because I need Windows to get into work from home and I want the screen real estate. But ...
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Start a program in VirtualBox with command prompt error

I have a driver problem, the driver only works on 32 bit. I used XP mode but it isnt that good so I thought trying the same thing with virtual box in seamless mode. Now when i try to start a process ...
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Uninstalling and Reinstalling Lexmark Printer Driver on Windows XP SP3

I'm fixing a printer over at a friends house, that has ceased to work with her computer. It's a Lexmark Z715, and wasn't working previously when I tried to get it working. I uninstalled the printer ...
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Why do I need to do a manual driver update in 2011? [closed]

It seems drivers updates for Windows 7 are still not 100% automated. When I check the driver for my video card - Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 - via the device manager, it says the driver is up to date, ...
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LG W3000H-BN monitor cannot go above 1280x800

I noticed that there are many people complaining about this issue with the W3000H but I have yet to find a solution that works for me. I am using Windows 7 Professional and and using a nVidia Quadro ...
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Intel HD Graphics: After reboot or power state change one display blank [closed]

System specs: Lenovo 3269-B5U (desktop/workstation) Intel Core i5 CPU Intel HD Graphics Win XP Pro 2 identical 17" LCD monitors (ACER V173): one VGA, one DP (via DP-to-VGA adapter) On reboot the ...
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Alfa AWUSO36H 1W dysfunctional driver

I recently purchased an Alfa AWUSO36H 1W wireless USB adapter for my notebook, in order to improve signal strength and quality. I'm currently using Linux Mint 11, and the it uses the RTL8187 driver ...
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Windows doesn't recognise my USB key anymore (it used to work)

I use my friend's USB flash drive (Corsair flash voyager 16gb) to transfer files from my laptop to my desktop computer. However, since a couple of days my laptop stopped recognizing the USB key.. ...
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How can I disable my laptop's built-in keyboard in Windows 7?

I have a HP Compaq Presario C700 laptop with Windows 7 installed on it. My laptop's keyboard is not working properly; some keys never work and some keys will keep on pressing. I've formatted the OS ...
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Can anyone explain this weird sound-card glitch? (already fixed, but not explained) [closed]

I have a recent (AMD Athlon II X4 645 based) PC. Although the motherboard has integrated sound, I use an ancient-but-still-pretty-good Creative Soundblaster Audigy Platinum Ex. I dual boot Windows 7 ...
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Which USB wireless adapters are supported by Linux?

I bought a netgear n150 wn1100 usb wireless adapter and it seems like I have to go through ten pages of obscure documentation just to get it to work. Does anyone know of a plug and play usb wireless ...
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Make computer use 2 monitors as 1

I need to make windows use my 2 monitors as 1. End result is any full screen software would see the resolution as ####x####. The idea here being programs that require full screen and bind to 1 monitor ...
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Gamepad not being detected properly

I have a standard USB gamepad; two analogue sticks with push-to-fire, d-pad, four buttons on the right, shoulder buttons in pairs, etc. When I plug it into a Windows XP box it's detected as a 'Dual ...
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How do I get Windows to allow me to use drivers that don't have a valid signature?

The strange part is, a few months ago, this would application work fine without any issue. Now I get this error.
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Can I run Compiz Fusion on an Intel graphics card in Xubuntu?

I have a new state of the art Dell laptop with Xubuntu 11.04 on it. It has a hybrid graphics card with Optimus. The net is full of explanations why it's not working in Linux. I was trying so much to ...
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How can I find out the version of a driver in the Windows Update dialog?

I find it annoying that in the Windows Update dialog, when there is a driver listed as available, you can't get more details other than a generic name for the driver. In the right-hand panel, there is ...
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Computer sound/audio not working since switched to Vista

I got Vista for my HP laptop Pavilion DV1000. Before it had Windows XP and Linux but the laptop says "Vista Capable". My computer's sound worked before. Since getting Windows Vista roughly a year ...
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I can't find the right driver for ASUS laptop webcam on Windows 7 x64

The picture of the webcam on my ASUS K51AE/K70AE laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium x64 is upside down. I probably haven't got the right driver installed. The Hardware ID of the webcam is ...
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Xubuntu 11.04 and Nvidia drivers on Dell XPS L502X

I have Xubuntu 11.04 installed. It detected my Nvidia video card and i have the driver, but it says the driver is not in use and i should run nvidia-xconfig So i ran nvidia-xconfig as root, it backed ...
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Where can I find drivers for my Sony Vaio touchpad?

The other day while I was clearing some space on my Sony Vaio PCG-71312L, I accidentally deleted the touchpad's driver. The mouse itself is fine, it's just that the scrolling is not working. I looked ...
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Intel Q45 graphics will not send correct resolution to second (DP) monitor

System is Lenovo 9964-A7U with Intel Q45 graphics running Windows XP. Monitors are both 17" Acer V173 with native resolution of 1280x1024. Both use VGA connectors. Secondary monitor is connected ...
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How do I make devices initialize faster when plugged in?

Is there any way of speeding driver lookup on Windows 7 for certain frequently plugged-in devices? I've got a mobile internet key that I use (maybe not often enough) and it takes forever to lookup ...
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Dell laptop wireless linux drivers (XPS l502x)

I have a new dell laptop, XPS L502X. I have tried to install Xubuntu 10.04 LTS 64Bit, which is the distro I love most. The problem is that it dosen't recognize my WireLess WiFi. I have tried Ubuntu ...
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Trouble trying to update display driver for Windows 7 that is running on Macbook

I have an issue with display setting on Windows that I installed on 15 inch Macbook via boot camp. The display is set to Mobile PC Display. I have tried to go to AMD Site and download the right ...
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When does plug and play detection occur in the sysprep process?

I am working on a Windows 7 image for my organization. We use a Token based activation package which requires installation during audit mode. Here is my process On my Master computer: Using our ...
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Should pre-boot SATA drivers be 32 or 64 bit?

In the past when I've downloaded preboot drivers for use with F6 during a Windows Installation (for SATA drivers for instance), I've always just seen a single set of driver files. The Intel drivers I ...
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Logitech Wingman Gaming Mouse on WIndows 7

Windows 7 does not recognize my old Logitech Wingman Gaming Mouse. Hence it does not send mousbutton-messages for the middle button (left and right button are working with the default driver). I ...
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Multi-monitor resolution and position settings lost after reboot

I've had two 1280x1024 monitors running for years on an nVidia 8800GT card with no problems. I've now replaced one monitor with a new 2560x1440 one. The card seems to support both fine, however every ...
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My HP ProBook 4530s got much hotter with Ubuntu Linux than Windows 7

I have a ProBook 4530S with Windows 7 on it. I've got the software drivers from here. I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 x64 on it. I am noticing that the notebook became much hotter, even after ...
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Can't install Windows 8 Developer Preview

I've burnt the Windows 8 Developer Preview DVD and inserted it into my laptop. Setup starts and looks good, but it then prompts me for a DVD driver. Saying it is missing. I can't progress further ...
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Intel Graphics Drivers - Hue issues?

I'm running Windows XP SP3. The embedded graphics controller is the Intel GM45 Chipset / Mobile Intel 4 Series Express. The OEM drivers (it's a Dell Inspiron 1545 laptop) are provided only up to ...
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Why do I get a blank screen on booting in Windows 8 Developer Preview (x64)?

Basic system info: OS: Windows 8 Developer Preview (x64) CPU: Intel Core2 Duo Graphics: Intel integrated/ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330 The problem: After installation everything works fine and it ...
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Should I update ASUS BIOS from 0501 to 0606?

I am currently using 0501 ASUS BIOS on a P8Z68-V PRO and have noticed that whenever I boot my computer, I get 2 - sometimes 3 - ASUS logo screens during start-up. I also noticed in EZ mode BIOS, one ...
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Having trouble with EPSON Stylus SX130 scanner

I am trying to scan files with an EPSON Stylus SX130 on windows 7 x64. When i plug in the printer, windows automatically find drivers for printing, but not for scanning. So i go to the manufacturer ...