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Guide to downgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8

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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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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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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Driver Detective guide

The fast solution for automatic drivers installing

Step 1) Fast Installation

To solve driver problems and automated drivers updating process, download the program installer (about 1 Mb). Driver Detective need .NET 2.0 installed, so if you have Windows XP (with old SP services), the program download for you the required component automatically.

If you have installed latest OS like XP with SP3, Windows 7 or Vista, the .NET is already installed on your computer.

After you choice the install directory (usual under program folder) press Install button and in few seconds the programm will be installed and ready to use.

Step 2) Start the automatic Driver Scan

Driver Detective has an “UniversalMatchIntelligence” option and usually is capable to discover your computer’s brand automatically, it will be show in open window program, for that press Auto Select button.

If instead we are using a custom PC, this wasn’t a problem, you can use the first option (my computer is custom) and then press the button Scan Now.

The scan will now search your computer for all hardwares and peripheral devices, connecting to biggest online drivers database and in few seconds will show the results.

Step 3) Look for Hardware with old or no Drivers and Updating

Now we can see results summary screen shows every obsolete driver already installed (red color), the hardware devices without any drivers (yellow color) and updated drivers (green color) while in blue there are system drivers.

Let’s go to see the Driver details: each driver founded, has three small icons on the right, 1 for download (the floppy disk), 1 for information (red cross) and last a small “?” icon that let a direct contact to DriverDetective support, where is possible to ask doubts about drivers updating if we are unsure.

If you want download all the drivers that your computer need automatically, simply press Next.

Step 4) Fastest Download Driver Updates

Now is possible to choice every drivers you want to download, in few seconds we got what we need from Driver Detective database. All the files were already check for integrity, are without virus, and just controlled for the hardware installed. The provess is simply thanks to integrated download manager:

Notes

The drivers that you got come from manufacturer, and after every download you need to install from the downloaded files.

A way for see a list of all hardware devices is go in your PC’s Device Manager (click on Control Panel and then System).

Driver Detective supports both Windows 32-64 bit operative system versions, even with Windows 7.

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