Category: Drivers Updating

Guide to downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7

All new laptops are now equipped with Windows 8 that has so many interesting innovations, but at the same time many users prefer the old but more “solid” Windows 7. So it was calculated that more than 30% of people making a downgrade to other operating systems, a procedure that can, however, be more complicated than expected and take a long time.
If you have a laptop with the Pro version of Windows 8, you can downgrade to Windows 7 Professional free because of the license of Windows 8, but it is necessary to activate the phone by calling the Microsoft following these instructions.
If you only have the standard version of Windows 8, you can not downgrade free and you have to fetch another operating system with which to replace it. But before you do this, make sure that there are no compatible drivers for your operating system you have chosen. The easiest way is to use driver detective who has led a very useful function for the transition to a new operating system (both upgrades and downgrades). This will make it immediately clear if the drivers are present and you can download them all at once in a few seconds at the end of the wizard.
Before proceeding, however, it is advisable to make a backup of your important files using one of the many programs for the free Cobian Backup type backup. Also, if you have a notebook is better to burn the recovery discs on your computer. In this way, in case you change your mind or problems, you can reinstall Windows 8 and restore your computer to its original state so fast.
Before you start you will probably have to recognize the installation disc of Windows 7, changing the BIOS settings, turning off the UEFI boot mode and choosing the legacy BIOS.

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Mozilla wants to geotag for WiFi networks

Mozilla wants to create a geolocation service to not depend on third-party services and has started a project called Mozilla Location Service, which rely on users to gather the desired data.
In the case of Google and Apple can afford to have its mobile platforms that automatically collect that kind of information, which allows to speed up the process of determining the location, or do it without using the GPS (saving energy), a few other companies have the opportunity to do something like . If it detects that a smartphone is near two WiFi routers that are in the database and extracted with the cell moving in this area, it will be quite likely to be the place where these data were originally collected, greatly accelerating the process of geolocation. It also allows even without GPS equipment and no cellular network can determine the position using only WiFi networks.

Into This service position Mozilla aim is to get the help of all users, you can use the MozStumbler (based on netstumbler) to identify the signals from mobile phone masts and WiFi networks nearby and send data to Mozilla. And of course do not miss a score table, to make the challenge more excited by those who intend to occupy the first places.

Into the end, I hope that this data will be used by the Firefox platform, and that this type of collection can be done automatically by your equipment. But until that happens, the account into Mozilla has all help you do that.

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How to update video card drivers

If you invest in a change of PC hardware, especially if it is a video card, then you’ve probably already heard of drivers. Unlike a video game or a program that is almost always automatically download the updates needed to improve its performance, the same is not exactly true when it comes to video cards or other components.

With the video card you probably have a CD to install specific drivers for your graphics card, without the proper drivers installed, your Windows operating system does not recognize the new card, or could not get it to work at full power .

Speaking of power, especially with the most recent video games, manufacturers of high-performance boards (NVIDIA, AMD and Intel) are always looking for ways to improve the efficiency of their products. In other words, update your graphics card drivers may be sufficient to improve performance in games and programs.

Despite being extremely important, many forget to keep updated video drivers. To do this we need to know the model of video card: Open the Start menu and type “dxdiag” (without the quotes) into the command line and press Enter. This will open a screen DirectX, click the “View” tab and you will see the model and manufacturer listed.

With this information you can go to the site of Nvidia or ATI and look for the correct drivers for your operating system.

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Guide for the installation of a printer, and the drivers in Windows 7

Today we talk about the installation of printers in Windows 7 64-bit, a procedure that has created some problems for users too, often because of the drivers. For the test we will use a multifunction Epson XP-204 that has Wi-Fi support.

Even if you want to use it with WiFi initial configuration must be done via USB, so I left the cable disconnected during the installation, as determined by the installation manual.
At the end of how to install the required software we connected the USB cable and after connecting, Windows reported the connection of a new USB device, a popup showed the driver installation and after a few minutes I heard the sound of USB error and a message that the driver can not be installed , an error unfortunately very common. Like the fact that printers can not be recognized by Windows.

The Device Manager window displays the printer in this category “Other devices” and with a little yellow triangle with an exclamation mark, a sign that the driver is not in place.
After several unsuccessful attempts, how to uninstall and reinstall the driver, or click Update Driver, which oslit is not nearly enough, we can install a new driver downloaded with smart Driver Updater, after scanning the system In fact, the problem could also be the USB drivers.
In some cases it may be necessary if the problem is the Windows operating system, use tools such as the Microsoft Fixit . Installed three versions of this instrument and in all cases it detected the printer has not been installed and that the solution would be to install the same driver!

In other cases occur strange absences of files essential to the proper functioning like the file usb.inf (which is located in the folder inf inside the installation of Windows) that causes the failure recognition of a number of devices connected through this interface.

To find out if that file is missing, open Windows Explorer and look at the inf folder, if fails, you can copy the file from another PC, or torvarlo for example here.

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Problem with the drivers AHCI and IDE HD

Sometimes you have problems with the drivers that control access to the hard disk of the system or with the same bois of HD that can esswere set to IDE, AHCI or Sata.
So the solution is to change the BIOS HD Sata AHCI controller to make it go faster.
Then follow the instructions to install the driver that recognizes rWindows AHCI in XP or Seven.

Download Into the Intel Matrix Storage Manager.
and extract the files.
Go to the Device Manager window, the first option in the category IDE ATA / ATAPI controllers you should see something like this: 82801HEM/HBM Intel SATA AHCI controller memory;
Right click on this written and choose Update Driver.
choose not connect to Windows Update to search for and click Next.
Select Install from a list or specific location and click Next.
Select Do not search, and click Next.
Now navigate to the folder that contains the unzipped files and select the file and click Open iastor.inf.
Now you should have a list of drivers to choose the most appropriate. If you do not know the model of your controller, I suggest you do the research to family ICH on your HD.
Tip: In this case, the easiest way I found was to use a USB stick and then run the lspci command in the terminal. It turns out a line like:
0:01 F.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801IBM/IEM (ICH9M/ICH9M-E) 4 port SATA Controller [AHCI]. Where it was possible to identify the family ICH my computer: ICH9M/ICH9M.
You will get a warning message that the installation of the device driver is not recommended, but you can safely ignore it and continue the installation. Now
Windows XP or Windows 7 should boot a faster than before!

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Guide for the installation of a printer, and the drivers in Windows 7

Today we talk about the installation of printers in Windows 7 64-bit , a procedure that has created some problems for users too , often because of the drivers. For the test we will use a multifunction Epson XP -204 that has Wi-Fi support .

Even if you want to use it with WiFi initial configuration must be done via USB, so I left the cable disconnected during the installation, as determined by the installation manual.
At the end of how to install the required software we connected the USB cable and after connecting, Windows reported the connection of a new USB device, a popup showed the driver installation and after a few minutes I heard the sound of USB error and a message that the driver can not be installed , an error unfortunately very common. Like the fact that printers can not be recognized by Windows.

The Device Manager window displays the printer in this category “Other devices” and with a little yellow triangle with an exclamation mark, a sign that the driver is not in place.
After several unsuccessful attempts, how to uninstall and reinstall the driver, or click Update Driver, which oslit is not nearly enough, we can install a new driver downloaded with Driver Detective , after scanning the system In fact, the problem could also be the USB drivers.
In some cases it may be necessary if the problem is the Windows operating system, use tools such as the Microsoft Fixit . Installed three versions of this instrument and in all cases it detected the printer has not been installed and that the solution would be to install the same driver!

In other cases occur strange absences of files essential to the proper functioning like the file usb.inf (which is located in the folder inf inside the installation of Windows) that causes the failure recognition of a number of devices connected through this interface.

To find out if that file is missing, open Windows Explorer and look at the inf folder, if fails, you can copy the file from another PC, or torvarlo for example here.

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PCI device not recognized in Windows

This problem occurs when Microsoft Windows does not properly detect the display chipset or other types of device drivers which remain then with the classic yellow exclamation mark in the Device Manager window of the control panel of the operating system .

Driver motherboard or chipset not installed or obsolete

Into You need to download and install the latest drivers for the chipset and video card. If you have the CD that contains the motherboard chipset drivers. Otherwise, you can find drivers for all sulsito the manufacturer, or more conveniently, as usual with the program Driver Detective.

class=”c2″ Driver damaged or missing video card If you install the latest chipset or motherboard drivers does not solve your problem make sure you have the latest drivers installed for your video card and other hardware components. Remember that almost every month out new updated drivers especially for new versions of Windows and for the patches to older versions like XP and Vista. Other PCI device that Windows is not able to identify

Into If you have tried both steps and the Windows Device Manager still contains an unknown PCI device or with yellow exclamation mark, it is likely that the device can not be identified correctly. It might not even be compatible with the version of Windows installed because they are too recent.

If you are trying to install a new hardware device, and is not recognized, we suggest you download the latest drivers for that device.
If you have just finished reinstalling Windows on your desktop PC or laptop and is getting the message unknown device, it is suggested to manually identify the PCI device through the registry that you can visualzizare through the Regedit command written in the command line of the Windows Start menu.

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Driver SiS Mirage 3 for Windows 8

Now that Windows 8 is beginning to establish itself among Microsoft users, those who have a laptop with this GPU has a big problem, since the SIS did not support their card SIS Mirage 3 graphics. This chip is present in several major brands of laptops.

Into The manufacturer’s drivers for Windows 7 does not work properly even in compatibility mode, because even though it is installed correctly, when we use the resources to bring out the best from the graphics card blocks of the images are frequent symptom of a problem. New applications then create uteriori compatibility issues. So it’s not a path that we can follow.
After several tests with the screen that flashes and makes popping out errors, I found a driver that works perfectly:

Some users have reported that for the proper functioning of the driver in Windows 8 you need to install NET Framework 2.5 or 3.5 before proceeding with the installation of the same

Download Into the NET Framework 3.5 HERE.

Into When you try to install it will give an error, but proceed as follows: go to Device Manager and select “Graphics” – right mouse button on the standard graphics adapter and select “update driver software”.
Select the folder that you want to choose for the driver. Go to the folder where you extracted the files and choose x86 or 64-bit depending on the version of Windows 8 that you have on your notebook.

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PCI device not recognized in Windows

This problem occurs when Microsoft Windows does not properly detect the display chipset or other types of device drivers which remain then with the classic yellow exclamation mark in the Device Manager window of the control panel of the operating system .

Driver motherboard or chipset not installed or obsolete

Into You need to download and install the latest drivers for the chipset and video card. If you have the CD that contains the motherboard chipset drivers. Otherwise, you can find drivers for all sulsito the manufacturer, or more conveniently, as usual with the program Driver Detective.

class=”c3″ Driver damaged or missing video card If Into the installation of the latest chipset or motherboard drivers does not solve your problem make sure you have the latest drivers installed for your video card and other hardware components. Remember that almost every month out new updated drivers especially for new versions of Windows and for the patches to older versions like XP and Vista. Other PCI device that Windows is not able to identify Into If you have tried both steps and the Windows Device Manager still contains an unknown PCI device or with yellow exclamation mark, it is likely that the device can not be identified correctly. It might not even be compatible with the version of Windows installed because they are too recent.

If you are trying to install a new hardware device, and is not recognized, we suggest you download the latest drivers for that device.
If you have just finished reinstalling Windows on your desktop PC or laptop and is getting the message unknown device, it is suggested to manually identify the PCI device through the registry that you can visualzizare through the Regedit command written in the command line of the Windows Start menu.

 

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Soundmax audio driver

If you have trouble finding or download the correct drivers and latest Soundmax you can, as with all other types of drivers, you can use Driver Detective to direct download the latest driver .

drivers also find them on the official website of the Soundmax, but it can be a long and tedious search enough, you also have to make sure they are compatible not only with the exact model of your audio device, but also with the version operating system you are using, Windows Xp, Vista, 7, 8, 32 or 64 bits. Forcing the wrong driver ignoring warnings of Windows can cause malfunctions and software conflicts that might not work well or cause the audio blocks of the PC, for example when using the audio with video games or listening to mp3 streaming.

If you’re not sure of the exact model of your sound card Soundmax besides you can check on the box and manual purchase, even in the Device Manager Control Panel of Windows.

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