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Hardware manufacturers frequently update device drivers for their hardware to improve compatibility, efficiency, performance, and security.

A device driver simplifies programming by acting as a translator between a hardware device and the applications or operating systems that use it. Programmers can write the higher-level application code independently of whatever specific hardware device it will ultimately control, because code and device can interface in a standard way, regardless of the software superstructure or of underlying hardware.


This guide will show you how to update your drivers using three different methods:

  1. Update drivers using Windows’ Device Manager
  2. Update drivers with Device Doctor
  3. Update drivers manually by downloading them from the manufacturer’s website

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Best Technology Blog Posts of the Week (November 13, 2010)

Posted by Angel Luis On November - 13 - 2010

Because the internet is more than just Windows Guides, we have prepared a selection of the best technology posts of this week.

Do you have an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch? Have you ever have an application that is not responding to your commands? Check this article by Alex on HowToGeek.

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An Opinion About Graphics Hardware Accelerations on Browsers

Posted by Angel Luis On October - 17 - 2010

I’m a big reader and an enthusiastic about Tech blogs; it’s no mystery why I write for Windows Guides. I have noticed, and I suppose that many of you too, that there’s a lot of expectation about using graphics hardware acceleration on browsers. Just this week, I have read at least 20 posts about this subject. This has been so important that the new version of Internet Explorer is basing its released with a huge focus on this feature.

But, what are we really talking about?

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A friend called me and told me their laptop took “forever” to load. I asked them some basic questions to help determine the problem and put it down to too many applications loading at startup. Rather than instruct them to run msconfig, I thought I’d show them the Troubleshooting tools so they could run them again, themselves, in the future.

If you’re someone who assists others with their computer problems, this could be a great tool in your belt. Or if you’re having performance problems with Windows 7, you can use the Troubleshooting tools that come bundled with the operating system. These tools will scan your computer’s configuration for known settings that cause issues.

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Find out Who Is Using Your Computer and When In Windows 7 [How To]

Posted by Angel Luis On September - 30 - 2010

In this post, I am going to show you how to find who is using your computer and for how much time. I can find at least three reasons why this can be very useful:

  • You want to control the usage of your computer; maybe your children spend too much time in front of it—even when you are not home.
  • You are running a server, with this I mean a computer that cannot be shutdown, and you want to know if it’s up and running.
  • You want to control your own usage—sometimes is very useful to have statistic about this.

Some might say that using Parental Controls is easy to block the access to a computer at some hours, but we are not trying to block anything.

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20 licenses of WINX HD RIPPER [Competition]

Posted by Thomas On September - 21 - 2010

Remember that we told you about the WinX HD Ripper, back in August ? This is the bigger brother the WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. Digiarity, the developers behind these great programs, have yet again offered us 20 licenses to give away to you.

As always this is your chance to help improve this software by providing the developers with a few answers. Get your head on straight and enter this great giveaway. One of 20 licenses can be yours to keep.

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