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pnputil.exe cannot enumerate any drivers - cant install necessary drivers either (driver store corruption?)

Executing pnputil.exe -e in an admin command prompt should list a bunch of drivers but it instead failed to enumerate any and says access is denied. I ran several windows update fixits (several ...
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Problems updating to Windows 8.1

Yesterday I attempted to upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8. My brother downloaded it on his computer the day before and I got it from the Windows store. It downloaded and prompted me to restart, ...
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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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Manufacturer or Windows Update Drivers?

I installed fresh copy of Windows 8.1 last night and installed latest display drivers for my ATI card. When checking for Windows updates as an optional update i saw there's ATI's display driver and ...
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Preventing Windows Update from updating a certain driver via command line/script?

I work as a part-time system administrator and recently (in the last few months), we've been experiencing BSODs on almost all PCs in our group. We do know that most of these BSODs were caused by a ...
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How to attempt driver update for ALL hardware using Windows Update, after Windows 7 installed with no Internet Connection

When you install Windows 7, your install source may not have drivers for your networking hardware. This means that the install process skips the step where it goes online and looks for all the "best" ...
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Are there pitfalls to letting windows manage my video card drivers?

I have a custom built machine which utilizes an XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 video card. I recently upgraded the machine to Windows 8 which very nicely detected and installed the video card driver ...
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How to reuse drivers downloaded through Windows Update?

I'm looking for a way to isolate a smart card driver that is downloaded through Windows Update when I put it the first time on an RFID reader. The idea is then to install that driver on multiple ...
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How to install Wireless Driver from Windows Update with error 80070002?

I am experiencing problems with installing simple WLAN driver for System: Windows 8 64bit. Wireless card is: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285. I tried to install driver manualy even from Windows Update but it ...
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Registry key setting to enable windows to download driver from windows update

I have to issue an update to software enable the setting shown in the picture below. I have systems that are set to "Never install driver software from Windows Update". I was wondering if there is ...
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IRQL_GT_ZERO_AT_SYSTEM_SERVICE since Windows update

I'm getting this STOP error after I updated Windows 7 using Windows Update. I made a system restore in order to try to solve temporarily. I don't want to stay outdated and exposed, so I searched and ...
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Will Windows Update find chipset drivers?

Does Windows Update in Windows 7 find and install chipset drivers? It will automatically find newer versions of video and audio drivers, etc., but will it do the same for chipset updates?
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How do i download a driver from windows update?

Unfortunately my manufacture didnt include a wifi driver on their cd. I have to connect via lan and use windows update to get it. How do i grab the installer/driver from windows update so i can store ...
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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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Control Panel - Devices and Printers - Device installation (Windows Update) settings: What are the differences between the settings?

Windows 7's Windows Update device driver update settings can be configured in Control Panel - Devices and Printers - Device installation settings: (click image to view full, larger image) What ...
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HP Laserjet 1300n standalone drivers for Win7 64bit, copy from windows update

I've just got a new laptop with Windows 7 64bit. I share my printers out from a CUPS server and under Windows XP it was easy to connect to my shared printers. I would just navigate to \\server and all ...
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Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Driver Update

Yesterday was the first time I had turned on my laptop in over a week, so immediately I started getting notifications that I needed to update stuff. So I update my antivirus, Adobe whatever, and then ...
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Windows 7 driver search woefully slow

Any thoughts on why the driver search (when installing a usb device) on windows 7 is woefully slow? Even when I click to disable trying to get a driver from windows update, it still takes 10min+ to ...
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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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Is the Realtek network driver on Windows Update fixed yet?

Months ago I was experiencing problems with my networking, and was hoping the updated Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20) driver available from Microsoft on ...
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Suspicious Windows Update

I have a computer running Windows Server 2003 x86 which is offering a suspicious Windows Update. The title of the update is Microsoft Corporation - Other Hardware - Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High ...
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ATI Radeon Drivers on Microsoft Update

For some time now I have been looking at ATI Radeon Drivers for my HD 4770 under Windows 7 Update. So far they have been showing under Optional Updates and I haven't downloaded it since I do all my ...