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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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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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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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Drivers Windows 8

The new operating system may pose different problems for drivers, as has already happened at the time of Windows 7. The advice is to look on the websites of the hardware manufacturer that does not work correctly if usicit new drivers for Windows 8.

The search can be nerve-wracking because if some manufacturers like ATI and Nvidia are faster to update the drivers, others are much slower, and more unfortunately drivers for older hardware may not update the never

If you recently installed Windows 8, you can make a quick system scan with PC Driver Detective and immediately see which drivers have been released for the new operating system, without wasting time.

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Windows video drivers

Any Windows operating system requires the right video driver depending on the make and model of video card installed, whether it’s an integrated card as happens in many laptops, is that the card is a separate component as normally happens in desktop computers or desktops, with solutions from ATI and Nvidia.
If you start your operating system comes out a message that says “VGA compatible”, or the video resolution is low with few colors, most likely the video driver is not installed, or is not correct for your hardware.
Other problems may be difficult to see movies or graphics applications on the Internet with your browser, or poor performance in video games.

Going into the Device Manager or the Windows device, we can sometimes see a yellow exclamation point on the video controller, the most evident sign that something is not

At this point we can use Smart Driver Updater, and after installing it we run the scan you will find the correct drivers and updated; Scarichiamoli before you install, uninstall the old drivers – if any – going to the Programs section of Control Panel, reboot the PC to be safe and now we can install the new drivers.

Now after restarting the system should be all right.
Windows 10 can also directly install new drivers on the old ones, the system dovrebeb compare the two and makes the necessary updates.

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