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Working w/ and updating Intel Rapid Store Technology

I recently updated a computer to Windows 8.1 legally, and a lot of the pre-installed system apps carried over, such as the Intel apps and such. The computer was a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p. After updating ...
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Realtek HD Audio is not getting sound to audio jack after windows 8.1 August 12th update

I'm working on a toshiba A665-S6050 with Realtek High Definition audio. I have a High Definition Audio Device Driver From windows and a realtek high definition audio driver. I installed the R2.75 ...
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Updating all of Windows Drivers

I recently had Linux Mint running as my sole OS, which I later decided to remove to reinstall Windows 8. Windows Update is current, however after the installation I found some missing functionality ...
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Why doesn't Android allow installation of drivers like Windows and Linux does? [closed]

We are all aware of Android's weakest point: Devices get updated to the latest version of Android months after it is released to AOSP, and in most cases they don't get updated at all. The main source ...
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Is there a way to know what driver is making my laptop runs slow?

I use a software (like Driver Genius, which is called DriverEasy) to download the latest drivers for my laptop, but after install all of them, the laptop runs slow, more than before. So, I want to ...
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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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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 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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Bios update dependencies Asrock

I am using an Asrock Z68 Pro3 Mainboard with Bios P1.60. I want to update its bios to install Arch Linux via Usb on it. On Asrocks website it states: Supports Intel's 3rd Generation CPU. To ...
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ASMedia XHCI Controller inconsistent driver update information

I am having issues with corrupt files when copying to external usb hard drives (please see the other questions i posted today). I have an Asus P8P67 PRO rev 3.1 socket 1155 motherboard. I found the ...
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should you install specific drivers from your motherboard / video card manufacturer, or let Windows do the job? [duplicate]

I have a computer which is working fine after a windows re-install. However, I did not install any drivers at all, they seem to have been installed via Windows Update. Back then, I remember I had to ...
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Convenient way to check Windows 7 hardware for driver updates?

I will not list the make and model of my laptop as I want this question to help others and not be specific to me. However, this is for Windows (specifically Windows 7). I found a program This ...
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Intel Driver Update Utility does not recognize Intel(R) Display Audio

I understand when the utility does not recognize other pieces of hardware such as Realtek, but it should be able to detect the driver of its own brand. How do I fix problem? The sound works most of ...
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In which order should I install drivers, programs and updates after a fresh Windows install?

It's something I always have never been quite sure about... I usually go with drivers first, updates and then programs, but maybe it doesn't even matter at all...
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559 views

Updating drivers on a Lenovo T410

I have a few question regarding updating the drivers on my Lenovo T410. I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit installed with a 32 bit(X86) sub directory. I'm not that familiar with updating drivers on ...
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451 views

Update laptop's drivers after standard Windows installation?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T410 running a fresh install of Windows 7. A Windows 7 DVD was used for the installation, rather than the factory recovery procedure. The current specs I have are: Intel ...
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Can I safely delete the files created by NVIDIA display drivers?

Every time I install a NVIDIA driver the files get unzipped into C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver. I assume the setup copies the files to another location and this unzipped data is only useful for the ...
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833 views

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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Trustable all-in-one driver solution? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatic driver search & update on Windows? There are many "all-in-one" driver solutions, just like there are "registry fixers". I am looking for a free one that I ...
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Are there free tools for detecting obsolete drivers?

Is there any free tool that can detect obsolete drivers, with a suggestion where to download fresher ones? My laptop is a Dell E6400, but the Dell website is not very accurate when talking about ...
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Why should I update system drivers and how can I automatically do it?

Why should I keep updating my system drivers? How do they help to make it faster and less error-prone? When we purchase the system, it already ships with the latest drivers and utilities that my OS ...
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When to upgrade graphics driver?

I have a Radeon 4870, not latest gen but still serves me good. My question regards the driver version I use. When the card just came out I used to upgrade whenever there was a release, sometimes even ...
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Drivers and firmware for the LiteOn ihap-122-9 DVD drive

I'm trying to replace the DVD drive in my old PC. LiteOn.com is a mess and I can't find a single working driver or firmware update there, or anywhere. Windows XP tries to use a default, generic ...
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ATI Radeon Display Driver

I have a dell laptop running vista. i recently tried to upgrade the display driver downloaded from dell and installed via ATI catalyst. After the installation and reboot I receive the message: ...
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Best drivers backup (and maybe update) software [closed]

What are best drivers backup (and maybe update) software? Some of this software do not seem to be good enough to trust...
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Prevent Automatic driver update on Windows XP

I have a Lenovo Z61m machine running Windows XP. On this machine i have a Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet netcard. For the last 2-3 months, windows have been automatically updating my drivers to ...
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Automatic driver search & update on Windows?

I have a Dell laptop issued by my employer, and I always find it a real pain to search for, download and maintain their drivers. It baffles me that there does not seem to be a nice way (product, ...