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

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Which of the ATI Dynamic Switchable Graphics are used when there is no “switching” utility?

I have a ATI Dynamic Switchable Graphics on a HP Pavilion g7 (hp pavilion g7-1246ef) but it has no support in Win7 32-bit. It seems that I have 2 VGA controllers: One on-CPU Intel for ...
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Install PCI-E SATA driver on unbootable Windows XP

My SATA controller on motherboard died. I've pluged a SATA controller on PCI-E. BIOS recognizes it just fine, boots from it, but Windows XP, I assume, lacks drivers for such a controller and reboots. ...
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Windows updates and manufacturer's drivers

I wonder, what does Windows Update do if a driver is already found to be installed in the PC (by another source like manufacturers page)? Does it skip them automatically? Or does it reinstall them? ...
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How to install AMD driver for ATI Dynamic Switchable Graphics in Windows 7?

I have a ATI Dynamic Switchable Graphics on a HP Pavilion g7 (hp pavilion g7-1246ef). I had some graphics problems with this VGA card in Linux and I found (here) that I have this double-VGA type of ...
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Mid-2013 SanDisk Cruzer Fit driver to fix option to Safely Remove Hardware

The mid-2013 SanDisk flash drives report back as fixed or permanently-installed drives rather than removable drives. Windows 7 uses that flag to determine whether or not to list a drive in the Safely ...
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ASUS N550JV - Some programs don't display 1080p and contain blurry text after fresh Windows 8.1 Install

I recently installed Windows 8.1 on my ASUS N500JV. After the initial Windows updates (including Intel graphics HD 4600 driver), I installed the missing latest NVIDIA GT 750M driver. Everything ...
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Cant install Android Composite ADB Interface

I tried for the last 24 hours to solve this problem, but can't find a solution. I want to use my PAP5400 DUO from Prestigio for android-debugging. I have to install the Android Composite ADB ...
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Stop print driver from opening windows

A program I've written is being used to send shipping labels to a label printer - or, more precisely, to five printers, each on a separate driver I've set up. The throughput is one every three seconds ...
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What configurations are different between BIOS and UEFI “AFTER” OS boot?

I tried installing Ubuntu in UEFI mode to VirtualBox. The installation was fine, but after rebooting, OS started correctly while the graphic environment didn't start. This problem itself was reported ...
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Mouse Not Recognized Driver Issue Ubuntu 13.10

To clarify, my mouse works perfectly fine in Windows 7 and it auto installed the drivers. It also came with a button configuration disk for Windows (gaming mouse). However when I use it on Ubuntu it ...
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Trust bluetooth 3.0 USB adapter on Linux

I bought Trust bluetooth 3.0 USB adapter. It works on my windows PC, but I'm not able to use it on my Ubuntu machine. lsusb shows me this device Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0cf3:3002 Atheros ...
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Multiple left mouse click causes Windows 7 OS to hang

I've this strange problem for sometime on my Fujitsu Windows 7 laptop 64 bit. If I left double click my USB mouse too many times or too rapidly (I'm not sure which), my OS will hang completely, the ...
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Crash on startup between agpcpq.sys and acpi.sys — Win XP

My Dell Latitude D505 laptop is not booting. In normal mode, the Windows XP startup screen displays, and then goes blank and hangs indefinitely. In safe mode, it lists drivers up to agpCPQ.sys, and ...
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Ipod Touch will not connect with correct driver

When I plug in my Ipod Touch it does not install the correct driver to talk to it. When following the instructions here: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1538, I was given this error " The Folder you ...
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Cooling fans not working after win8.1 install [closed]

I have Sony vaio vgn fw490 after updating from win 7 to win 8.1 the fans not working. I have installed speedfan but I can see 2 fans but I can't control them. In bios I don't have an advanced tab, so ...
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2 USB device questions

Let me start by giving sys-info: EDITED for corrections... I have a 128gig SSD drive (ATA Plextor PX-128M5 SCSI Disk) and two 1TB drives (ATA ST1000LM024 HN-M SCSI Disks) CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) ...
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Can I point Windows Device Manager to a folder on a flash drive containing a Driver Pack?

I was thinking I could just download the big 4.4GB Driver Pack (from their website), and keep it on a flash drive, and whenever I need to update drivers, I'll just point the Device Manager to the ...
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Proper installation of x64 minispy minifilter driver

I'm trying to get the minispy minifilter from Microsoft to install and function properly. I started a new empty kernel driver project in VS2013, and compiled the driver and test signed it. I can use ...
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Installing Graphics Driver Window 7 Dell Laptop

When I try to install graphics driver this window appears and it never finishes until I kill process .I tried to install this driver so many times . And sometimes if it completed I see this ...
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Web cam not working or is it a software/driver issue?

I was using windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron N4010 and my webcam worked fine. I used dell webcam central and everything was fine. sometimes I reinstall my OS and I don't know from when my web cam stopped ...
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Video Adapter needs an update, but where?

I just recently got an compaq presario which had windows xp installed on it. I decided to put a bigger hard drive on it and upgrade it to windows 7. When i did this, it did not recognize my sound ...
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How to find out wifi adapter model?

I had my wifi adapter changed a few months ago and I guess technician put other wifi adapter than original because original drivers do not work. How can I find out my wifi adapter model on windows 7 ? ...
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Problems with Broadcom WLAN and Windows 8.1

I have read : Windows 8.1 killed notebook's WiFi It didn't help. I have just recently bought a Lenovo M5400 laptop and installed Windows 8.1 x64. According to the support website, the wireless ...
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Can't mount xperia device on Windows 8

I am using windows 8 Pro and running cyanogenmod 11 on an Xperia U. I wanted to mount it on to my laptop so that I can browse through the files. So I connected my phone in MTP mode and enabled USB ...
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Games in windowed mode lag (with AMD GPU)

Before I start, I tested the latest beta and the latest stable (as of now) drivers, both had this problem. The problem is also not specific to any game, like it happens in Battlefield 4 and Trine 2. ...
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How to install intel driver in Lubuntu

Ive recently installed Lubuntu on my pc. But i don't know how to install my intel chipset driver (intel_inf8111010fin.exe). Specs: Lubuntu 13.10 (Salamander) & WinXp Sp3 P4 cpu 2.60, 1 ram
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Installing ATI drivers on a Switchable Graphics Laptop

I recently re-installed Windows 7 and downloaded all the necessary updates, but it never updates my ATI drivers to the latest version. I had to do it manually by uninstalling the current version and ...
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BSOD nvlddmkm.sys VIDEO TDR Failure on win 8.1

MSI GT70 ![enter image description here][1] cause blue screen on every application that use nvidia graphic steps that i done" upgrade graphic driver:(work utill close 3d app and reopen it); increase ...
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Create a non-admin user group with the ability in install print drivers on server

I am using windows 2008 RS2. I am trying to setup a poweruser group for printer administrators that has the ability to install printer drivers on a various print servers. I am not sure how to go about ...
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What is the benefit of installing correct driver for monitor in Windows 7?

I have a Dell U2312HM, but my Windows 7 x64 detect it as Plug n Play monitor. What are the benefit of finding and installing the correct driver for it ? Sharper image? Custom resolution? Power-smart ...
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Windows 7 64 Yamaha USB digital piano driver

I am having a windows 7 install problem. I have a Yamaha MOX keyboard which has a driver/software control panel. I was having a problem with with my computer recognizing the device so i deleted the ...
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Scanner appears in device manager, but not scanners

I've bought a scanner that claims to be compatible with the built in Windows Imaging components. When plugging the scanner into a USB2 or 3 port (directly in the computer, not via a hub) the lights ...
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hyper-v network switch error 37 in device manager

I have installed windows 8.1 pro x64 on my HP G62-b29sl (Notebook) : Cpu: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 370 @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz Ram: 8,00 GB HDD: 500G B I'm trying to install windows phone sdk 8,but when ...
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USB Keyboard stopped working, but only in Windows - drivers?

When I plug in my USB Keyboard (Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000), an "Unknown device" shows up in Device Manager: click to see the screenshot Occassionaly the keyboard is showed correctly as "Comfort ...
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Touchpad Freez/lag issue

I have a Toshiba C855-2GX , 4GB RAM/5400RPM 500gb HDD i5 I have a problem with my touchpad , my touchpad lag for (15sec to 2min) in worst case the button don't even work , i think my probleme come ...
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Force older driver on windows 8

I am desperatly trying to install an older version of the driver of a USB to serial adapter. Google taught me this particular device has issues with the latest version of the driver and that one ...
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Is it possible for a monitor to crash a graphics card?

I have a Windows 8.1 PC with ATI graphics (78xx series) card with up to date drivers. It's driving an old Iiyama 22" 1920x1080 50Hz LCD panel over a new DVI cable. I have two HDD, a little SSD for the ...
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Microdrive suddenly not showing up as storage device

I have a Hitachi Compact Flash Microdrive that my Canon EOS 20D uses to store pictures on. Up until recently, I've been able to put the microdrive in a PCMCIA reader ("PC Card Reader" as described in ...
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is Geforce Experience viable for maintaining GPU drivers?

I'm using Geforce Experience to update my Nvidia GPU drivers whenever a new release arrives. I don't let it install automatically, and I do use a custom clean install with only drivers and PhysX. ...
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I can't get any internet connection on Crunchbang, how can I download and manually install the drivers?

I recently installed crunchbang on my Lenovo G505 Laptop, it uses broadcom drivers and I can't get any type of connection. I have tried connecting it with an ethernet cable every way that I could and ...
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Exporting and Importing Printer Settings

Recently we have recently been upgrading label printers (Godex DT4) in our production areas and the printer settings for the label printer are not carrying over to new users who log into the domain. ...
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How to fix AMD Vision Engine Control Center seeing my display as CRT?

I'm running an HP Pavilion dv6-3010us, with a Radeon HD 4200 series GPU. I have updated the ATI Catalyst Control Center, and now it's completely changed to AMD Vision Engine Control Center. I have ...
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Prestigio Multipad PMP5101C Quad 10" fails to install driver in Windows 7

I just got a Prestigio Multipad PMP5101C Quad 10" tablet and attached it to the computer as I intend to use it for development. The driver search shows error and I can't see the tablet as an USB ...
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Ubuntu kernel upgrade after graphic card driver update

I use Ubuntu 12.04 with an ATI Radeon 5450 graphic card. I use 2 monitors, and I had to update the video driver because the default one doesn't remember its settings after reboot. I have found out ...
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How to get Windows to recognize physical wi-fi switch?

I installed Windows 8.1 in my laptop (Lenovo IdeaPad Z570) and all the needed drivers listed here. Everything's working fine (even the "special" physical buttons*). The only problem I'm facing now is ...
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How to update graphics driver when it needs the new driver to install?

I tried to update my Radeon HD 7730M today, and the installer I downloaded immediately showed me this: How am I supposed to update the driver if I need the new driver to update it??
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Laptop audio issues using boxes

I'm having a problem with my boxes. I have a sub woofer, which is connected with 4 boxes. The sub woofer is connected with the laptop. It used to work fine, beautiful sound through all the boxes. ...
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USB 3.0 ports function as USB 2.0 ports on Windows 7 with an Intel USB 3.0 xHCI Controller

On a Windows 7 machine with an Intel USB 3.0 xHCI Controller (*), the USB 3.0 ports function as USB 2.0 ports -- i.e. devices connected to the USB 3.0 ports (e.g. a blue-colored port) still appear ...
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USB headset won't work on newer computer with the same OS

I have an inexpensive USB headset Somic G927. And I didn't have any problems using in my older computer Lenovo 3000 n200 (yes, it's a laptop from 2008 which is still working). Now, I bought a Clevo ...
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Spec for spec speed differences between specific and generic hardware setups

John Carmack tweeted: For the same given paper spec, a console will deliver twice the perf of a PC, and a PC will deliver twice the perf of a mobile part. Normally this is the sort of claim I ...