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

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Easiest Driver Back Up solution?

I've to faced kinda of missing drivers after formatted Windows .. Especially, Graphic Drivers, Touch-pad driver, finger print driver and so forth are sensitive . They do not work without installing ...
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Getting Wireless working on Dell Inspiron 1545 in Ubuntu 10.04?

I'm trying to install my wireless drivers (which uses a broadcom card). I tried to install them using the restricted drivers offered on my Ubuntu CD (since my only internet connection is public ...
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I need ethernet controller driver, PCI bus for Presario 6010US

Hi I am unable to connect to the internet. ,Just installed the OS XP Pro and the device manager has a yellow question mark for controller driver, PCI bus. My network connection shows I am connected ...
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Acer Aspire one is falling apart on Ubuntu

Question: How do I have my netbook detect and install hardware? Info: I have an Acer Aspire One, it came with windows XP and I loaded it with Win7. I decided I wanted to change to Ubuntu so I ...
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Installing Video Card Driver on Ubuntu in VMware Workstation?

I'm using VMware® Workstation v7.0.1 build-227600, I've installed it on my Win7 x64 I've installed Ubuntu 9.10 on VMware Whenever I've posted lspci | grep VGA in Ubuntu's Terminal the following info ...
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touch pad randomly stopped working on ubuntu desktop

Question: What steps can I take to make a touchpad that once worked, work again. Info: I'm running ubuntu desktop on my net book. it has been working more or less fine. There have been some minor ...
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Unable to create context rendering error when run OpenGL application

I try to run Mesa gears example and I get following error: freeglut (./gears): Unable to create direct context rendering for window 'Gears' This may hurt performance. though the application runs ...
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Can't get Intel drivers for ASUS P6T Deluxe

A few days back my Win7 Ultimate started bugging me to install the RAID drivers for my ASUS P6T Delux. Fine, I'm all for having up to date drivers even for stuff I don't use. The problem is that the ...
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Using 32-bit drivers on a 64-bit operating system

Can I use the 32 bits version of my drivers on a Windows 7 x64 machine?
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How do you install drivers on linux?

When you download linux drivers for devices such as wireless dongles, you'll get a folder full of random files that I'm assuming oyu need to compile? How do you install a wireless driver in linux?
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What graphic card drivers to install in Ubuntu 10.04?

I have an ATI Mobility Radeon 4650 HD graphics card. And I have upgrated to Ubuntu 10.04 What drivers should I install for my graphics card?
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Print to 2 printer by default

Is it possible to print directly to two printers simultaneously? What I want to do is every time user prints a receipt it should print to PDF and to default printer. Is there any printer driver that ...
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Convert PDF to images (windows) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How do I save an image PDF file as an image? How to print documents to pictures (gif, bmp etc.) on windows Windows. What's the best free tool to convert PDF to ...
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ATI Graphics Card driver creates crashlog — where to submit?

There's now an ACEEventLog entry in windows event logger. I was wondering where I should send these so they get fixed in the next release...
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Printing to a Windows 7 incompatible printer shared on supported Windows XP machine

I have an HP Laserjet 1500 that is supported by Windows XP, but not supported by Windows-7. I want to print from my 7 machine(s) to my XP machine on this printer. Is there some sort of way to send a ...
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Drivers for Quick Cam pro 9000 on Windows 7

I have a Logitech Quick Cam Pro 9000 that I want to install on my Windows 7 installation. The user manual specifies that I have to install the software before I install the camera. But my experience ...
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Nvidia driver for Dell XPS M1330 in XP

I need to run XP, and cannot find a driver that works for this laptop in windows xp. I have tried quite a few of them, from my google searches, but none work, they all come up and say no proper ...
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Use an unsigned driver in Windows 7 x64

I'm trying to use the RBC9 SpaceNavigator TEST x64 build drivers for my SpaceNavigator 3d joystick so that it can work as a normal joystick in games like Quake. Unfortunately, I get the error "This ...
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Printer driver unavailable after Windows 7 upgrade

Upgraded to Windows 7 and lost the ability to print to my old but still perfect Brother HL-1440 laser printer. I cannot run in XP compatibility mode with my version of Windows (Home Professional). ...
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Windows Home Server installation fails because it can't find the DVD drive anymore

I've got an old Dell Dimension 8300 desktop I decided to convert into a WHS box. I popped in a pair of 1 TB SATA drives, which were recognized fine by the BIOS and the currently installed OS (XP), so ...
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Are drivers compatible between different Linux distributions?

If you have a device driver that works on one Linux distro, will it also work on another one?
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Missing 16:10 resolutions with Nvidia drivers (Can't add resolutions)

I have a laptop with a Nvidia 9650M GT and used the drivers that Seven brought me. It works fine but Metro 2033 tells me that I have to upgrade my drivers to play the game. So I did it. But since I ...
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Installing ethernet drivers with no install package

I recently got my new Sony Vaio laptop and formatted it into Windows 7 Ultimate. I would like to use the Windows Easy Transfer Tool over a network connection to transfer some of my files over from my ...
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Video acceleration problem with Windows 7 games and PPTX files

I have a Dell xps M1330 which originally ran Vista, but I upgraded to Windows 7. When I try to run a Win 7 game like spider solitaire I receive the following message: The game is running in ...
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How to install missing Sound Drivers in Ubuntu?

I seem to be missing drivers for my Gateway laptop MA7. I have looked in System->Admin->Hardware Drivers, but it does not show up in there.There are also no devices listed in Sound->Hardware. I'm ...
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Missing driver in Windows 7 64-bit? (Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Integrated FlashMedia Controller)

I have Windows 7 64-bit build 7600 on my Sony VAIO VGN-AR890U laptop. In Device Manager there is a device which I've not yet found a driver for! I've followed the Update Driver button's ...
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Using PhysX on a Radeon GPU?

Is it possible to get PhysX to run on a Radeon GPU? I've seen various posts on forums claiming someone has found a way, but I was unable to locate any actual guides or software downloads to do it. ...
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how to get the .inf and driver file from a system

How do I get the driver and setup info for HTC Fuze/Tilt from a Windows XP machine so I can install it on another XP machine? The HTC support site doesn't work.
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Install Kernel that's not available from Ubuntu Distro Repository

I'm using Ubuntu 9.10 rightnow, but I'd like to install kernel 2.6.33 into it. I see that there's deb files on kernel sites. Problems is that I cannot just download these deb files and have dpkg ...
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How to selectively load device drivers in Windows 7

I sometimes hook up my laptop to a regular keyboard and mouse set. These require drivers that I don't want loaded when I'm using my laptop's own keyboard and touchpad. So... Can I tell Windows 7 to ...
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Driver Scanner detect driver needed

I'm currently fixing the laptop of my friend. Her laptop is kinda old and it's not a well know brand (Redfox Navigator), so that means there is no online support. Is there any software that will ...
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SATA drives or chipset throwing DRDY ERR and ICRC ABRT

I have an SD-VIA-1A2S PCI card with 2 sata ports (and one ATA-133 that isn't used). Two new Western Digital Caviar Green drives (WD10EARS 1TB) throw repeated errors in kern.log (removed ...
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Intel video driver upgrade now makes my external monitor display red-only with HDMI cable

I have an HP G60 notebook with a Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset video display (Driver version is 8.15.10.2021). OS is Win7 Home Premium. I also have an LG widescreen display that I was ...
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Generic Hp LaserJet 1012 Printer Drivers For Windows 7 x64?

I've recently upgraded a machine to Windows 7 x64. This machine has a 1012 printer attached. According to HP's site, the printer is no going to be supported in Windows 7. Are there generic drivers ...
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Dell Vostro 1000 audio and wireless NIC drivers

I have a Dell Vostro 1000 laptop with a fresh XP Pro install. I'm trying to track down the correct audio and wireless NIC drivers. I've used this Dell support driver page, but the drivers it gives for ...
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Serial port game controller (racing pedals)

I have an old madCatz racing wheel for the playstation 2. The gas and brake pedals are connected to the wheel by a serial port. I just bought a usb racing wheel for the PC but it lacks pedals so I ...
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Bluetooth HSP support on Windows XP without third-party drivers

Can the Windows XP built-in Bluetooth stack support HSP (headset profile) as an extra audio device, without third-party drivers?
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Laptop Most Likely to Have Good Driver Support [closed]

Through numerous bad experiences, I have learned that the most likely cause of laptop "failure" is the lack of updated drivers for new operating systems. As an example, I have a perfectly good ...
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How can I make sure my OS can recognize my modem?

My modem is an Actiotec MDC AC'97 Modem v2132D. How can I be sure that it's a software or a hardware one? How can I be sure that it works with/is recognizable by my OS? I'm using Debian Linux 5.0 ...
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Dell V105 printer and OS X 10.6

I am trying to get a Dell V105 printer to work with my iMac. It is running 10.6 and I have installed all the drivers on the Snow Leopard disk. I believe there is no official Dell driver but I have ...
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Printer features don't work when printing to Canon Printers ir5185 and ir7095 in Snow Leopard

Recently updated to iMac running Snow Leopard. Connected Canon printers ir7095 and ir5185 via ethernet and downloaded latest drivers from Canon website. Can print to both from InDesign CS3, however, ...
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Determining Serial Driver Supported Baud Rates

How can I determine the baud rates supported by my serial driver? My driver details (from the Device Manager) follow, but they do not seem very helpful. I am writing an application that is crashing ...
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Which driver is best for Nvidia GTX260 for Windows 7 64-bit?

Out of 3, which is the best: Nvidia's Driver on the cd that came with the card MS' driver from Windows update Direct download from Nvidia.com
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USB-to-Parallel adapter rated as USB 1.1 - will its driver lower speed of USB 2.0 bus?

I need to connect a printer with a parallel port to a computer with only a USB 2.0 bus. I'd like to do so without lowering the USB 2.0 bus speed to USB 1.1. All the USB-to-Parallel adapter cable ...
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Where are drivers downloaded from windows update stored?

I've got a printer that I periodically have to install on a number of computers... I've lost the driver disk, but the drivers are on windows update. The only problem is that windows update takes ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad T61 drivers for Windows 7 after clean install

I am going to clean install windows 7 upgrade version on my Thinkpad T61(currently running Windows Vista) without any bloatwares like ThinkVantage software. I am worried about the drivers. I mean what ...
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How to reset video/display drivers in Vista without restarting OS?

Currently I have to reboot my system if an external monitor is hooked up for it to be correctly detected and used. I think it would be faster to restart/reset the video or display drivers instead. ...
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Hardware without drivers for Windows 7

Windows 7 rocks! I've a lot of friends that moved from Windows XP right to Windows Seven. In general all hardware works fine, but I find that some webcams didn't worked and some scanners too. ...
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Toshiba satellite u400 hardware buttons, which software?

I've recently installed Windows 7 64bit onto my Toshiba U400 laptop. I went over to the Toshiba support-download-drivers page and downloaded every driver that was missing. I chose not to download ...
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Installing Windows driver

I need to install Windows driver instead of the Bluetooth driver installed on my computer by the laptop OEM. However, when I tried to uninstall my Bluetooth driver, Windows automatically reinstalls ...