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

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Whitelist USB drivers(kernel modules)

I am looking for a way to configure a whitelist of allowed usb drivers on Fedora. All other USB drivers should not be loaded. What's the simplest way to do so? I know how to blacklist drivers using a ...
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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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Audio louder than usual until volume is changed

tonight I upgraded to Windows 10 and began encountering a very strange problem with my audio. I'm not sure what triggers it, but it has happened in two places: when some Twitch streams load (YouTube ...
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Installing drivers for switchable graphics

I recently bought a laptop that came with Windows 7 64-bit installed. I have some older (16-bit and 32-bit) software that doesn't work with 64-bit Windows, but works just fine with 32-bit. Since I ...
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Windows 7 USB drivers corrupted, can't use mouse or keyboard

I recently rearranged the connections of the USB hubs on my motherboard and when I next booted Windows 7 it seemed to corrupt my USB driver store. When the computer starts the keyboard and mouse are ...
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Unable to connect serial device to Windows 8/HP ZBook

I have a Radionics rfid badge reader on my desk which is supposed to interface with our badge software (Stanley PAC) which is installed on my computer. I am using a docking station (also HP) which ...
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Intel 7260 HMW in a Dell E6410 - No bluetooth

I have installed a Intel 7260AC in an Intel E6410. The wifi works superbly, but the Bluetooth drivers cannot install. Are there any drivers for it? I have tried the official drivers and other drivers ...
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What is a UFR II printer driver and why might I use it in preference to another type?

A new printer recently showed up at work. There are an abundance of possible drivers for it applicable to my system (Windows 7, 64 bit) including PCL5, PCL5e, PCL6 and UFR II. I'm familiar with PCL, ...
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This device cannot start. (Code 10) - Gigaware USB - Serial Adapter

I'm trying to use a Gigaware USB -> Serial adapter that worked fine on Windows XP on Windows 8. It's not working and I get This device cannot start. (Code 10) A device which does not exist was ...
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Bluetooth driver download

My Bluetooth peripheral device doesn't work, how can I fix it or download the driver? My PC is a HP-Pavilion dv6, I am using Windows 7 X64.
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Installing AMD GPU drivers slows my Windows 8.1 system to a crawl

I have a Windows 8.1 system and an AMD HD Radeon 7970 graphics card that appears to work fine (it plays modern games without issue). I've used the up-to-date AMD drivers for some time, updating them a ...
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Is it possible to disable drive signature verification on Windows 8?

When installing drivers, sometimes we need for the system to not ask for confirmation to the user (i.e: unattended or remote installations). A good example of this is the TAP network driver for ...
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Is it possible to install TAP-Windows virtual OpenVPN network driver in a completely unattended manner?

The TAP-Windows is a network driver used by OpenVPN to establish remote connections. It is included on its main GUI installer, but it prompts to the user to accept unsigned driver. OpenVPN ...
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Upgrading from a 28 lane CPU to a 40 lane CPU

I'm looking to do a 2011-3 build on a budget. For the time being I'd like to put in a cheap CPU with 28 pci-e lanes and I would like to do an upgrade to a 40 lane CPU later on. This would allow me to ...
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Sound muting automatically in Windows 8.1

I've got a Windows 8.1 machine running on Gigabyte B85M-D3H Motherboard with a Realtek chipset for Audio. For the last few weeks, the sound has been fading out across the whole OS on a regular basis. ...
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How to tell if my sound card is listed in Device Manager?

The sound on my computer suddenly stopped working. When I check Sounds and Audio Devices in the Control Panel, I get "No Audio Device" with everything grayed out. When I check the Device Manager under ...
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Installing 56k USB modem in Windows XP mode

I have a US Robotics 56k USB faxmodem which I need installing on my machine. I am running Windows 7 and also have Windows XP mode installed. I have searched a lot and it would seem it is not ...
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No Sound with Realtek HD Audio Manager

I accidentally changed the speaker config in Realtek to 5.1 surround. After changing it back there is no audio through my headphones, and when I bring up the playback devices menu a popup asks if I'd ...
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Dell Latitude E6420: Dell Wireless 375 bluetooth constantly choppy

My configuration: Hardware Dell Latitude E6420 laptop Core i5 2520M with on-chip integrated graphics 8 GB DDR3 1 TB Samsung 850 Pro SSD Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth Module (USB; VendorID 413C; ...
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Webcam on MSI GS70 stealth not working

I have a MSI GS70 stealth with a built in webcam. I have many troubles trying to get it working. In Device Manager, the webcam is register under imaging devices, USB boot. I cannot use the webcam on ...
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How to Fix Genymotion openGL error?

I am trying to open genymotion,after starting it shows the following error: i saw in various website/blog that this error gets resolved after updating the video card driver.Unfortunately i am ...
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Enter E-GPV gamepad not recognising all button presses

I am using Enter E-GPV gamepad on Windows 7. I opted to buy this as I did not have any previous experience of using gamepads and this had the highest available user rating and the cheapest best ...
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wifi driver issue during Windows 10 installation

In my laptop there are two wifi drivers are installed one is broadcom virtual wireless driver & the other is dell wireless 1704 (802.11b/g/n) As I checked my pc for Windows 10 update the first ...
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AMD Radeon GPU driver installation cause black screen

My laptop worked just fine until 2 days ago. After exiting some program windows crashed and I had to restart my laptop. After restart (windows booted) I got black screen with cursor. I googled it and ...
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Intel Iris Graphics card not visible in Virtual box win-7

I have 13" inch macbook retina which comes with an Intel Iris 1538 MB graphics card. I have installed windows-7 in my VirtualBox. Now, when I go to check the details about graphics card in the ...
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How to change if a drive can be used with the safely remove feature from Windows or not? [iaStorA controller]

I have Windows 8.1 Pro x64 and a motherboard with an Intel controller. I got Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver installed, resulting in the iaStorA service. I got two ports that I wish to be ...
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AMD/ATI Graphics Driver issue

My computer(a secondhand), a Samsung Sens R410-FA180, came with an ATI Xpress 1200 and Windows Vista. The previous owner gave me the computer because she thought there was a problem. She asked someone ...
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Windows 7 doesn't recognize DVD drive

I reinstalled Windows 7 (x64) because DVD drive stoped being recognized. At first it worked, I even got to burn a dvd. Some time later it misteriously dissapeared again. This question has been asked ...
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Getting HDMI working on Inspiron 15R N5110?

I installed Windows 8.1 on my Laptop which had Windows 7 when I bought it. After installing Windows 8.1 and installing the drivers Drivers & Downloads page I still haven't got the HDMI to work. If ...
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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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Configuring Printer UI [on hold]

I am devloping a V4 driver for a monochrome printer. I want to print images using the printer. In printer properties UI, I want to have the ability to change threshold of the image and show its ...
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Windows 10 build 10240 NVidia driver not working [on hold]

I couldnt wait any longer because i needed to reinstall my OS so I got and installed build 10240 which is said to be the RTM version of windows 10. Everything works perfectly except for my NVidia ...
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Which book to learn how the Southrbridge Chipset and the OS internally work [on hold]

As the subject states can anyone share which book explains how the OS and the Southbridge chipset (now called Platform Controller Hub) internally work together ? I would like to learn how the ...
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Generic Synaptics driver keeps reverting through Windows Update

I have an HP ProBook 6550b laptop and I recently installed Windows 8. After updating the Synaptics driver, I noticed that my OS eventually reverts to a pre-Windows 8 driver without asking me. New ...
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New laptop with Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 has inconsistent wireless connection

So, I got a new Toshiba L50-B-103 (Windows 8.1 64-bit, specs) which comes in with the wireless card indicated in the title, Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160. I use this computer mainly for gaming, ...
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Automate Driver Uninstall and Reinstall on Windows 7

I need to automate the uninstall and reinstall a driver on Windows 7. The process to manually do this is: Start Right Click Computer > Manage Device Manager > Network Adapters Right Click Intel(R) ...
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Problems with Network adapter

About 5 months ago I purchased an Notebook HP 14-r002TX. And about a month ago I got a virus I couldnt shake so I just erased the drive and reinstalled winows 7. But I now wasn't able to connect to ...
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Kali Linux Wireless MacBook Air (Early 2014)

I have an early 2014 13in. MacBook Air that I recently dual-booted Kali Linux onto. My problems is that the wifi will not work, and iwconfig returns only "lo". I have tried to install the broadcom ...
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Installing win 7 on new laptop with emmc

I am trying to install 32-bit win 7 on a HP Stream c004tu that comes with a Samsung MBG4C eMmc harddrive, on win 8.1. I can get up to booting the installation usb by changing bios settings, but after ...
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fedora 22 synaptics touchpad not working

I just received a new Dell Vostro notebook. The touchpad works fine when I boot into setup, or a Windows install DVD, but with Fedora 22 workstation (live and installed), the mouse pointer appears but ...
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Using ONE hard-drive with ONE OS on TWO computers

I have 2 pc, which both of them support easy connection of SATA disk (one over external box, other has nice slot directly on the case). Computers have totally different hw configurations. Is it ...
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Overriding/fixing TV HDMI EDID with Windows

My Samsung JS8500 TV provides a default EDID with only 2 channel audio to Windows/Nvidia. e.g. under audio playback devices, or the monitor device in the Device Manager, the number of audio channels ...
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how to configure stereo Logitech C920 (or C930) webcams

How can I configure a stereo pair of Logitech c920 webcams so they both have all automatic (gain, focus, white, etc.) disabled at the same time? So, Logitech's webcam configuration app for Windows, ...
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Portal 2 won't launch

Usually I can figure this stuff out on my own, but I am stumped with this one: When trying to open portal 2 in steam, I get the preparing to launch portal 2 message, the message closes, then nothing. ...
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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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Lenovo T400S microphone mute button doesn't work in Windows 7 RTM

The microphone mute button is not working on my T400s running Windows 7 RTM. The speaker mute button works (when I press it the light comes on and sounds goes off). When I click on the microphone ...
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no CUDA-capable device is detected (using ubuntu 12.04.4 server)

Migrating this post from stack overflow where it was closed because I feel it is useful I recently installed the cuda toolkit 5.5 with driver 331.67 (I have a GeForce GTX 680). For some reason, I ...
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Save printer drivers locally in Windows 7

I am making an image using Sysprep for windows 7 64 bit. I want to save printer drivers for commonly used printers. Can I just place them here C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository? I want to ...
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Mirror Drivers not working on Windows 7 64 bit computer

I am having an issue getting any mirror driver to work properly on my computer. I always seem to get the same issue no matter which driver I user. I have tried the Mirror Driver in UltraVNC and Also ...
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How to make 4 channel “3.1 surround” WDM work with Winamp?

I'm using an external audio interface (Reloop Play). This supports 4 channels and ASIO. ASIO wise it works perfectly fine and is how i use it for music production or dj-ing (with Traktor). For normal ...