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EDIT: most likely only works for osx before 10.13 This is what you need, sudo kextunload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext sudo kextload /System/Library/Extensions/AppleHDA.kext But if you want to kill your coreaudio as well, ps aux | grep 'coreaudio[d]' | awk '{print $2}' | xargs sudo kill use with caution. The grep target is written this ...


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I've looked at xperf traces of several users and here the function ntoskrnl.exe!SmKmStoreHelperWorker of the Kernel starts to allocate memory. (Click image to enlarge) I discovered this on sysinternals. I've asked Microsoft about it and the answer is that this is by design. It is related to System Memory compression. In the announcement of Windows 10 ...


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Try typing this into Terminal: sudo killall coreaudiod This will kill the coreaudio process and restart it.


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If you are still stuck try this simplest of the solution. Press Win+R (to open Run ) Copy paste and press Enter to run this program. C:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exe. It brings back the language bar and for me it allowed me to type in Windows search, start menu and Windows 10 apps again. I think it is due to the missing language bar or something like that.


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HDMI and DisplayPort are capable of transmitting audio as well as video. So, to Windows, it looks like an additional soundcard appears on your system, for which a driver is needed. So if you connect a monitor on the other end of your HDMI or DisplayPort and it can play sound, you can send sound to that monitor by selecting "Intel Display Audio" or ...


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If you have a look at the USB 3.0 pinouts, you'll see that the USB 2.0 lines are distinct from the USB 3.0 lines. So when the USB 3.0 lines are interrupted, or their quality is so bad that data transfer is not successful, only the USB 2.0 lines provide working communication, and it will look to both sides that they are only connected to another USB 2.0 ...


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Click on it and press Alt + F4.


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I did a little more hunting online and found this link to a blog that said they'd found the driver for the chipset in the adapter, and convinced it to work. I followed a variant on their instructions, and it worked for me too. Here are the steps I used: Plug in the adapter while the computer is running. Check Device Manager (you can get there by right-...


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I had the same problem. This is what worked for me: Open Task manager. Find Cortana (or SearchUI/Search) on the Processes tab Right click it - End task


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Don't delete the files with the Explorer. remove the drivers correctly with pnputil.exe Open command prompt (cmd.exe) as admin and run pnputil -e > C:\drivers.txt open the file drivers.txt and look which .inf file is associated with the driver you want to remove run pnputil.exe -d oem<NUMBER>.inf This removes the driver correctly. If this is too ...


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You could do a cat /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/modules.builtin From the Kernel Documentaton modules.builtin This file lists all modules that are built into the kernel. This is used by modprobe to not fail when trying to load something builtin.


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Log in to GeForce experience using your favourite spam email address, with info as true / alternative to true as you feel comfortable with. Now you can get driver updates, and need not be worried about what NVIDIA knows about you. You could tell them as much as you tell Superuser, and it will work fine.


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There is a tool for exactly this case supplied by intel. It slipstreams the drivers into the installation media in a way that it will also work once installed (I only tested it with an EliteDesk 800G2 SFF but I doubt it has changed that much). Be careful to chose the right version to download, there is a different one for Win7 and Win8 or higher. Also the ...


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"Are there some base instructions...?" Yes, exactly. All GPUs are required to implement one of several simple interfaces - they're too primitive to be called "instruction sets" - which platform firmware ("BIOS" or "UEFI") and drivers that are included with the OS know how to talk to. The usual choice of "simple interface" these days is "VGA" ("Video ...


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Finally I solved the problem. The cause of the error "A media driver your computer needs is missing" may be that the ISO image is corrupt. I did not expect that because I downloaded the entire 4 GB image directly from Microsoft without any error from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO As Microsoft does not provide a hash you ...


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ASUS support site is not very user friendly 👎. I made a post with all the ASUS drivers for Windows 10 👍, including ATK Package. Here you can find ATK Package 1.0.0061, for 64-bit and 32-bit versions.


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If you prefer to download the driver directly from Apple's site: Download the latest version of "Boot Camp Support Software" from Apple.com: http://support.apple.com/downloads/#macoscomponents Open the ZIP file and go into the BootCamp\Drivers\Asix driver Run the AsixSetup64.exe driver installer


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Looks like there was no easy way. In Windows 10 preview they force automatic updates on you, and since build 10049 there's no way to restore the "old" Windows Update applet in Control Panel. But I managed to do with with a set of PowerShell tools called Windows Update PowerShell Module. After you install the PowerShell tools, list all the available updates (...


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Paragon software offers ExtFS for Windows 2.0 for free for personal use. It allows to read and write ext2 ext3 and ext4 from all Windows OS http://www.paragon-software.com/home/extfs-windows/ It appears to be somewhat similar to Linux Reader from Diskinternals, that can mount all ext, HFS and ReiserFS too, but read-only. http://www.diskinternals.com/linux-...


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I had the same problem as well. The issue seems to be that the Bootcamp software is looking for the correct Realtek drivers, but can't find them so it just hangs. To fix it, manually install the drivers from Realtek while the Bootcamp setup is running. Then, go to Task Manager, find the Setup process, right click and press Go to details. Then find the ...


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A coworker informed me that certain versions of the B&O control panel have an option to disable it. This would be the preferred approach: If (like me) your version does not have such an option, HP says that you can delete rename the following executable: C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\Flow\AppFollower.exe You may need to close the application, if it's ...


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The BIOS in a PC was meant to fufill a similar function as the BIOS in an 8-bit CP/M system, popular before the PC took over in the mid-80's. The BIOS was intended to contain a minimal bootloader and hardware-dependent low-level routines to do input and output to a few devices (screen, disk, tape, COM port). Knowledge to do this was built into the ROM - no ...


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This solved the problem for me with my ElanTech Touchpad on my Asus G55vw laptop: Mouse to right hand corner > Settings > Change PC Settings > PC & Devices > Mouse & touchpad Change the "To help prevent the cursor from accidentally moving while you type, turn off taps or change the delay before taps work" setting to "No Delay (always on)". For ...


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I think you just have to persistently tell it no, and a force manual installation. Follow these steps: Locate manually Let Me pick from the list Have disk Browse, find the INF and whatever other persistent manual is necessary. With enough persistence you can even install a completely wrong driver into a driver slot, very rarely you could even ...


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The article Script to install or update drivers directly from Microsoft Catalog contains a PowerShell script for doing what is asked. The article includes good explanations of each part of the script. I reproduce below just the bare script with only minor changes (which I have not tested): #search and list all missing Drivers $Session = New-Object -...


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Although this is not a software solution, if you use a USB 2 extension cable then it will prevent the 5 USB 3 pins in the plug from physically connecting the wires which carry the USB 3 handshake between the host and device. A USB 2 device or cable only has 4 pins. A USB 3 port will default to USB 2 signaling communication when only 4 pins are connected. A ...


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Right click on windows icon on the left corner of the taskbar. Click on the settings icon (just above the power icon), this will open windows settings panel. Click on the privacy icon (lock symbol), to open the privacy panel. Click on the camera icon, to open the camera privacy settings panel. select on or off for each application. To use camera with Skype: ...


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If you look at USB 3.0 connector, or better measure interconnect parameters, you will see not much of a difference. In both cases the differential impedance, although designed for 90 Ohms, will have some discontinuity, which will depend even on how do you bend the mating plug. The difference however is that USB 3.0 frequency is 10x higher than USB2, and that'...


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I'll try to clear up the "voodoo" behind all this, by explaining how the old hardware worked. Modern GPUs do not work like this but they emulate the CPU-to-graphics-card interface. tl;dr Graphics chips/cards in the 80s and early 90s had to produce output extremely quickly (relative to clock speed) so they did not execute instructions, but rather had fixed ...


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For me pnputil.exe did not do the trick. However, I found the following command, which helped: dism /Image:C:\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\ /Recurse. This assumes that your Windows is installed at C:\ and the disk with the driver is present at D:\. This appears to even work, if the disk contains drivers for different architectures (x86 and x64) and operating ...


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