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How does Windows decide what the “best drivers” are?

What criteria does Windows evaluate in deciding what it believes are the "best" drivers for a device? When pointing Windows 10 to a folder with three driver versions (for an Intel Z390 SATA ...
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Why 3.0 Root Hub is inside a 3.1 Host Controller?

I have MSI GE62VR 6RF Apache Pro laptop. My laptop specifications says I should have USB 3.1 Gen 2 port. But, device manager shows a 3.0 hub inside a 3.1 controller. I have a few questions: If the ...
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usb composite device can't work properly with usb 3.0

I am using Morpho device MSO1350-V3. Suddenly the device stopped working. When I ran the troubleshootor, I am getting this error usb composite device can't work properly with usb 3.0. I am having the ...
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How to configure a Plantronics earpiece for bluetooth voice calls?

Very similar to: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/bluetooth-headset-connects-only-as-music-not-voice/23ea9ca1-d215-429b-859a-cc420afe80b2 How to troubleshoot bluetooth audio for a ...
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After deleting all bluetooth from the device manager, how to add it back?

In futzing with bluetooth I seem to have removed bluetooth from the device manager itself. How do initiate a scan to detect the internal hardware to then download the correct driver? I've tried: `****...
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PCI device: who assign I/O address range ? (Bios, Driver or Opeating System)

Who assign I/O memory adress range ? I'm a little confused, I don't know if this address range is assigned by Bios, Driver or Operating system. I have a problem with an address range of a device and ...
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AMD RX 570 error code 3 in device manager

I wanted to play some faceit with friends and I had to restart my computer. During installation it also updated my Windows 10. After restart I was greeted with this error in device manager: Code 3: ...
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Add new printer to Control Center 4 not possible

I have problem about ControlCenter 4. I need add my another printer to this application but despite a lot of attempts still there is not possible. Its strange because I can use this printer so ...
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I/O range out of bounds: this device cannot find enough free resources (error code 12)

We have two types of machines (old and new) very similar : same motherboard, same Windows 7 OS, same capacity, ... with a slight difference in the BIOS version. The driver and the PCI device work well ...
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How can I permanently uninstall the fingerprint driver in Windows 10?

Whenever I uninstall it, it comes back when I reboot, and I'd like to make it gone forever. Googling for a while hasn't turned up anything -- I'm only finding threads about rolling back or temporarily ...
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Install virtual webcam legacy driver via command prompt

On Windows 10 I am trying to install a virtual webcam driver via command prompt. I have INF, CAT and SYS files, which have been signed (so that there is no need to enable test mode). The method that ...
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I Accidentally Forgot To Check “Delete the driver software for this device” When Uninstalling My Bluetooth Driver

So my Bluetooth driver randomly stopped working and restarting didn't fix it so I uninstalled my Bluetooth driver but I forgot check "Delete the driver software for this device" and now that ...
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How can I prevent Windows from deleting a disconnected device after 30 days?

I have a USB network adapter that requires a particular network configuration. Sometimes it is unplugged for a few months and the settings are lost. It turns out that Windows, via disk cleanup, ...
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Duplicate devices in device manager

When choosing the option "show hidden devices" in device manager, I can see many duplicate hidden devices: Is that normal? Can I delete the disconnected ones safely? Also, I have noticed ...
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Can I automate disabling and enabling a device in Windows 10?

Let me preface this by saying I am a complete novice with respect to computers. I have been having issues with the Realtek audio on my Lenovo laptop where it (seemingly at random) shows error messages ...
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Why does Windows say I have a 64-bit processor when it's not?

Windows tells me that I have a 64-bit processor: However, checking in the Device Manager it says that my processor is 32 bit: Why is that? (I also notice that I have two duplicate processors?)
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My TV keeps spamming Windows Device Manager

Anything I can do to prevent this?
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Bluetooth earphone is connected, but has no sound after shutdown and restart

I am currently trying to fix this issue with my friend, but we are now stuck and don't know what to do. Our teacher uses a Bluetooth earphone (Xiaomi Haylou GT1 PRO TWS) for her everyday tasks. It ran ...
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No video input from any video input devices, even though they appear in device manager in Windows 7

I've tried 3 devices: 2 USB webcams and 1 USB video capture card connected to a camcorder. None of those devices provided any kind of video signal in any kind of application that uses it that I tested ...
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how to disable driver keeps on installing itself after Windows reboot? [Razer Kiyo]

I have a Razer Kiyo (with mic). I have my own headset so I don't want to use its mic. But Razer's Kiyo's mic seems to override my headset's mic and I didn't see any settings to disable it. So I did ...
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What happens if you disable System Firmware in Device Manager?

In Device Manager, there is the option to disable System Firmware. Just out of curiosity, what would happen if you tried to disable the System Firmware in Device Manager? Would it let you? What would ...
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Touchpad isn't working - multiple devices?

Mouse works fine, when unplugged, no touchpad movement or click. I tried toggling enable/disable touchpad and not working. Also, no "touchpad" settings in control panel, and trying to ...
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Bluetooth Headphone showing up as a drive instead of and audio device

I have Sony WH-1000XM3 headphone and a XPS 13 2-in-1 7390. I have connected the headphones to my computer with Bluetooth with no problems but the headphones are not reading as an audio device. I think ...
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Windows hardware conflict (Code 12) - See which resources are the cause?

Is it possible to find out exactly which resources are causing the problem if the dreaded This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12) error in the Device Manager of ...
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permanently uninstall Realtek and Nvidia drivers

Because of some performance issues on my Dell XPS 15 which i'm not going to address in detail, i want to uninstall the drivers for its Realtek soundcard and for its Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 video card. ...
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“Unable to locate adb” bug via Android Studio

0 I'm 2 months into Android Studio,I run the latest version(4.0.1 for Windows 64-bit) to be precise and also run the latest gradle offline build dependencies. So far,I've setup my Android Sdk well ...
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Automatically updating all Device Drivers with powershell - Exception HRESULT: 0x80240044 [closed]

I started testing around if i could create a powershell script, which would update all device drivers automatically. After searching for a while, i stumbled across this thread: How to Automatically ...
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What is this “Unknown Device” in Device Manager (Root\SQExtFramebufferUmode)

My Microsoft Surface Book 3 15" laptop just updated to Windows 10, version 2004. After the update, there's a new "Unknown device" device listed in Device Manager. It didn't exist before ...
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Cant disable laptop keyboard in device manager

When I select built in keyboard in device manager I got only uninstall option. When I clicked it, I got a prompt with uninstalling device. Then I click yes, than I got message that that device will be ...
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Getting “Device configured (null)” after updating xbox 360 drivers from windows drivers

After I update the drivers for my Xbox 360 wireless receiver it still says unknown device and refuses to work, it worked for me in the past but now it doesn't. The events tab on the device properties ...
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NVIDIA display driver, Windows 10: Install most recent GEFORCE GAME READY DRIVER in addition to most recent device manager update?

I know from Nvidia drivers (normal vs game ready) that "Game Ready" and the driver you get sent with the package are just different names of the same driver. After installing the driver on ...
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HDD showing as SSD & IDE ATA / ATAPI device missing after W10-v2004 install

I installed "Feature update to Windows 10, version 2004" on 25 Jun 2020 and my hard disk (a 1TB HDD) is now showing as SSD. Further, in the Device Manager summary there is no longer a ...
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My A409J ASUP Laptop finger print is not working

I am having some issues with my ASUS laptop, which I recently bought 2 days ago and already encounter a problem. My Windows Hello fingerprint is not working and I also tried so many solutions ...
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Why do drivers get updated much more often than firmwares? [closed]

Over the last few years, my computer's manufacturer has pushed updates for all of the following devices: HP BIOS Realtek HD Audio AMD HD Graphics Synaptics TouchPad Realtek Bluetooth Realtek WLAN ...
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Keyboard Device manager hidden

when im fixing my keyboard (HID)in device manager. My keyboard category in device manager are go to hidden devices I saw it by clicking view and checking showhidden files , and it cant detect my ...
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How to open Device Manager as admin?

My company has made our Win10 users to be "standard users" (without admin rights). However, there is a possibility to run a program using admin rights with some "auto elevation" (Avecto Defendpoint?) ...
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Using 2 Logitech unifying receivers lists 2 keyboards and mice in device manager

I am using 2 Logitech unifying receivers, one for the Logitech wireless keyboard and one for the Logitech wireless mouse. And I get the following duplicate devices in the device manager: And the only ...
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COM port in Windows 10

I understand that the COM port is a serial communication port inside a computer. But in my windows 10 laptop, I don't see any COM port connected. If I go to the control panel -> Device manager, I ...
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Network adapter device shows #2

I tried this but there are no ghost items.
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USB wifi dongle keeps disappearing/reappearing in device manager

Windows 10 Education TP-Link Archer T3U USB 3.0 AC1300 Mini Wireless MU-MIMO USB Adapter My USB wifi dongle keeps disappearing/reappearing every few seconds in device manager. Of course I also lose ...
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GPU is not used in Windows 10

My system: My OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, Version 10.0.18363 Build 18363 My GPU: AMD Radeon HD 5800 Series. Driver date 04.11.2015 My CPU (just in case this is relevant): Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU ...
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Windows - Check if the monitor is powered on or off (check with software)

So I turn off my monitor (it's connected using a VGA cable and I turn it off with its power button) and I connect to my PC (Windows 10) from another device, mostly using AnyDesk, but TeamViewer is ...
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Getting PowerA Wired Gamecube Controller working in PC?

So I recently bought a PowerA Wired Gamecube Controller for my Nintendo Switch. It works flawlessly in that console, but recently I have become interested in PC Emulation and I have thought about ...
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dump all USB device properties into file [closed]

I am looking for a way to dump all the USB devices' properties (e.g. Device description, Friendly name, Driver key, ...etc.) that are usually found under details in device manager, Windows. any ...
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Device manager refreshes on its own and USB devices stutter - how to tell what causes the refresh?

I have an issue on my Windows 10 computer where the USB audio, mouse, and keyboard will occasionally stutter. While troubleshooting this, I noticed that the stuttering is accompanied Windows Device ...
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EPSON WF 6590 printer missing many features unter Windows 10, no driver update solves this

Epson seems to only support installation of drivers via Windows Update. On Windows 10, the standard installed driver did not support anything, neither paper source could be selected, nor sort order ...
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Effect of “Delete the driver software for this device” checkbox in Windows' Device Manager?

In Windows, when deleting a device from Device Manager, the user is sometimes provided with a checkbox that specifies "Delete the driver software for this device". Does checking that box ever delete ...
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Why does the “Disable Device” command show up for only some USB controllers and not others?

In Windows 10's Device Manager, one of the USB controllers (8086:1c2d) built into my Intel P67 Express chipset shows a "Disable Device" command, and the other one (8086:1c26) does not (...
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USB devices stay undetected until manually scanning for hardware changes in Device Manager (Windows 7)

On Windows 7 64bit, whenever I plug a USB device (mouse, keyboard, Android phone...) 90% of the time, I have to manually open Device Manager and Scan for hardware changes to be able to use the device. ...
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How to prevent frequent “uncrecognized usb device” error on win10 startup?

I'm installing win-10 on many PCs. I've noticed strange issue. I don't know what is the cause ? Some USB wireless keyboards give error on windows startup "Unrecognized USB device" and it doesn't work. ...

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