A device driver or software driver is a computer program allowing higher-level computer programs to interact with a hardware device.

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Installing drivers on a Windows system using WinPE Preinstallation Environment

How can I install an INF driver to WinPE 3.0 when it is mounted with DISM? Once WinPE 3.0 is running, how can I install drivers, using their INF, to an offline system? The offline system can be ...
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is there a better PROCESS for picking office printers? [closed]

I run a small Mac/Linux/Android network and finding options for our new printer has been difficult. We have a few criteria, and as you all know, the market is pretty convoluted, with long feature ...
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Adaptec pm80xx Driver Drops Drives Randomly

I'm building a ZFS NAS using an Adaptec ASA-71605H HBA on Ubuntu 12.04.4. Modern Linux kernels ship with the open-source version of the required pm80xx kernel module. Adaptec provides a driver for ...
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How to find the printer driver properties

I have 15 print servers in our environment in different offices. Before upgrading of drivers i would like to display a report with the below information. 32 or 64 bit and Driver last installed or ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Drivers Missing Would Not Install? [closed]

I am building my dev machine with WS2008R2SP1. I consider Windows Server as the best development environment for C# since I tend to focus on server-centric (integration) applications. The desktop ...
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I'm having problems getting CentOS to recognize an Intel Ethernet card. Any suggestions please?

I have a dual-port Intel Pro/1000 (82571EB) PCIe card. I've installed in into a Dell PowerEdge 1950 running CentOS 6.2 x64. The card is detected and the kernel module is loaded, but a start-up ...
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Descriptions of Ethernet register/counter names?

Is there a manual/datasheet/some other resource that explains what do all these counters in ethtool -S <interface> mean? Some of them are self-explainatory, some aren't... I'm taking them from ...
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Linux driver for Intel ICH10R

I would like to know what 64-bit Linux distribution can I use with an Intel ICH10R RAID. I have tried CentOS 5.2 and Ubuntu Server 8.04. Neither support that raid controller. Also, I would like to ...
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What key parts of a Linux server are worth chasing drivers for?

I have a spare Dell Poweredge 2800 server that had a couple of drives crash and has been inactive. I decided to bring it to life as an Asterisk server - experimenting with Asterisk and Linux. We ...
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PowerEdge 2800 Server - PERC 4e/Di RAID — Installing Windows

Have the above server (got it for free) with the PERC 4e/Di raid controller inside (according to dell's site). I've downloaded the drivers to a floppy. The Windows Server 2003 Install disk recognizes ...
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Alternatives to DriverPacks for Windows system deployment images?

I managed to prepare a Windows 7 Professional image with sysprep for deployment to a wide variety of hardware, and so far it works fairly well. It currently installs drivers upon first boot after ...
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the driver file iastor.sys

For a BartPE-CD I need the driver file iastor.sys, but I can't find it neither on Intel's download site nor elsewhere on the internet. Can anybody point me in the right direction?
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Tricerat Screwdrivers alternative [closed]

Is there another solution I could use instead of http://www.tricerat.com/products/screwdrivers I have used them but the maintenance expired and now we have to move our servers from 2003 to 2008 ...
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Faster Windows Install + Automatisation

I'm looking for a way to install Windows Faster and let it run automaticly. We do daily installations of Windows XP, Windows Vista and soon Windows 7. We are currently using the following procedure: ...
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Running 32 bit printer drivers on a 64 bit Windows 7 Pro

I just purchased a new workstation for a company network which is Windows 7 Pro 64bit. Unfortunately they have an Imagistics im2520f Copier/Printer that only has 32bit drivers available. Windows 7 ...
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windows server sharing printers, why does local machine need driver?

I bumped into this at work today, and I don't have a good answer. To elaborate, we have a windows print server sharing several printers. If you connect to this printer share with a windows client, it ...
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Dell OpenManage says my firmware is too old?

My Dell OpenManage Server Administrator application has an alert and is telling me my firmware (and driver?) versions are not high enough. Should I be concerned / what issue might this cause? I ...
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Problems with identical printers having non-identical settings

(Apologies if this is in the wrong place, seems a better fit here than rather on SuperUser) We have two HP CP2025 colour printers installed on a Server 2008 Printe Server, both on HP "Universal ...
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Software Based RAID? Via OS or Controller?

So, I just discovered that the RAID controller within my Dell Precision 470 is software based. I never recognized until now that Adaptec CERC stood for "Cost Effective Raid Controller"... amazing. ...
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Windows Server 2003 on components that have no driver support

I recently got an i5 processor on an ASUS P7P55D LE motherboard to act as a cheap server only to realise that there are no windows 2003 drivers for the chipset and network. I haven't tried yet but can ...
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How to install tun/tap driver for openvpn on centos linux?

How to install tun/tap driver for openvpn on centos linux? Best wishes for you.
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Include iastor.sys into BartPE

How can I include iastor.sys into BartPE using PEBuilder?
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Upgraded DL380 G2 To Windows Server 2008 and cannot locate network drivers - any advice?

I was able to successfully load Windows Server 2008 on an HP DL380 G2, which is not officially supported by HP. It seems to be working perfectly fine, except for the fact I cannot locate any network ...
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Is there any software for driver maintenance?

We use SCCM for OSD and consequently driver installation, and it works well. However, the issue becomes that when drivers are updated on the sccm server, only machines that are newly imaged and/or ...
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Hardware Drivers on Servers, update or not?

I recently got into a debate with a coworker about whether or not to update hardware drivers (such as NICs or RAID controllers). I have always followed the motto, "If it aint broke, dont fix it." ...
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Windows 2003 server with SCSI card unusable : how to boot from SCSI to PATA?

We have a Windows 2003 with SCSI disks on a RAID card. The SCSI card is now unusable. As the server is old, we don't want to buy an identical SCSI card, we prefer to change the server. But we first ...
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Are PERC 5/i RAID controller drivers available and easily installed on Ubuntu 9.04?

We are looking to migrate a Dell PowerEdge 1950 with PERC 5/i RAID controller from an aging Windows 2000 Server installation to a modern Linux distro, probably Ubuntu 9.04. I have come across some ...
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Is Easy Print working on my Windows Server 2012 R2 RDS server

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 server with the Remote Desktop Services role and I'm working on getting printer redirection working. My users are in remote locations from the server and I want their ...
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How to know which network driver .inf file to deploy to client PC?

I have a client with an ASUS Gryphon Z97 motherboard. It is unable to boot via WDS and if I install the OS manually then the standard Windows 7 install has no drivers for it's Ethernet Controller. ...
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Cannot create Oracle ODBC source on 64bit Windows 7 [closed]

I have installed the 64-bit version of the Oracle ODBC driver (instantclient-odbc-windows.x64-12.1.0.1.0 from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/winx64soft-089540.html) on my 64 bit Windows 7 ...
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HP Printer Malfunction (Virus?)

i'm having serious problems with several HP Printers. The issue is the following: my printer (different models) prints random ASCII character on the first line of a paper ( image sample: ...
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What does dvi, int, sto, flq etc. stand for in setupapi.dev.log-files?

When debugging my .inf-file I have ended up reading the setupapi.dev.log-file (/windows/inf/) to find out what is going wrong. The Microsoft generated log-file contains the following abbreviations ...
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Add printer as domain user in Windows 7

In Windows 7, one has to have (local) administrator privileges to install a printer driver, even when this printer is installed from one of the domain servers. The only 'solution' I've read so far is ...
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IPFire firewall under Hyper-V. How to get synthetic devices working?

The latest version of IPFire (v2.7 core 38) uses the linux 2.6.32.15 kernel. This includes Microsoft's Hyper-V synthetic drivers. How do I get them working? When IPFire boots, it loads the hv_vmbus ...
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Change the default location for “Have Disk” when installing drivers

When you install a driver for a device and try to install drivers manually from an *.inf file by clicking "Have Disk" - Windows automatically searches A:. Which I'm not sure why but takes about 5 ...
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Dell T5810 SCCM Drivers for WinPE

So we just received some T5810's from Dell i am working on building a task sequence for in SCCM 2007. I am having trouble getting the correct drivers loaded for the image to install. I think i have ...
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ENABLING windows 8 driver signature enforcement

Is there a way to re-enable windows 8 driver signature enforcement after you have disabled it? I am working with a hardware company and need to test their signed driver works. We had to disable this ...
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Symantec Enpoint Protection blocking mapped printer install

We're having a strange issue with Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) version 12.1 on Windows 7 clients. When our users try to map a new network printer from our print server (double-click on the ...
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XP WDS clients not installing drivers from WDS 2012 server

Let me start by explaining my rather unusual situation. We have a lot of clients that have anywhere between 10 and 20 PC's and servers (ranging from server2012 back to windows XP). As we would like to ...
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How common are Intel igb NIC drivers/cards, compared to Intel e1000, etc.?

I'm troubleshooting VMware ESXi host network and connectivity issues stemming from the use of Intel NICs who require the igb driver. The chipset is Intel Corporation 82576. VMware has a few ...
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Hard drive space managed like virtual memory?

I'm wondering if this is possible and if there's an implementation of this concept: Imagine that I have a 1 GB RAM disk, a 1 TB internal hard drive and a 10 TB NAS on my LAN. Would it be possible to ...
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How do “driver scanner” applications work? [closed]

For example, how does "Driver Scanner" from uniblue work? I mean, I know it's some kind of scam, but they need to provide some kind of service, after people pay for this app. So how does the full ...
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How to update all windows drivers?

Is there any way to force windows to recheck all devices against drivers in its database (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DevicePath) and update to the latest drivers ...
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Inserting drivers into BartPE ISO image?

Is it possible to insert drivers (sata) directly into an BartPE image, or would I have to build it from scratch?
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Docking, undocking, losing devices…

Many of my co-workers and myself have a constant problem with docking and undocking our dell notebooks. Our company requires that we run a broad catalog software that starts at boot; but logically I ...
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Linksys wireless NIC won't reconnect after coming out of hibernate

I recently bought a Linksys WMP110 wireless PCI NIC for my XP machine. It works fine, except when I take it out of hibernate it sometimes won't reconnect or even see any wireless networks. I have to ...
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How to preinstall a Windows 7 device driver or prevent install prompt?

I am trying to silently install Cisco IP Communicator software as part of a system deployment. For deployment, I am using KACE 2000 which basically lets you compile sets batch files and run them in a ...
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Windows server 2012 print server Signed Driver bypass

Is there a way to bypass the requirement for signed print drivers for windows server 2012
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Determine which device(s) cause(s) high CPU via interupts in Process Explorer

I have a Windows 2003 server that occasionally hangs. When it hangs, I can still use it through the console, but externally, it is completely unresponsive. It won't even respond to pings. However, ...
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How do I configure a USB ethernet adapter under CentOS 5.3?

I've got a server running CentOS 5.3 (Final; kernel version 2.6.18) which I need to add a 2nd NIC to, initially temporarily, but eventually permanently. I'm not familiar with installing drivers under ...