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Updating BIOS Driver with Windows 10

Q: Updating BIOS Driver with Windows 10

Hi, I'm trying to update my BIOS driver due to an error message saying "Thread stuck in device driver". I have windows 10. When I go to the acer site to download and update the driver, the only available drivers are for windows 8. Can I download this windows 8 driver without harming my computer? Should I revert back to windows 8? Any other solutions for the error message? Update:My computer: Acer Aspire V5-122P-0600 Manufacture year: 2013 Came installed with Windows 8 Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: Updating BIOS Driver with Windows 10

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Updating BIOS Driver with Windows 10

BIOS update is different from normal Driver update, updating a wrong BIOS may brick your computer, could you please provide information about your system so that someone will be able to advice you, you need to tell us the model of your laptop.

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The title says it all but,

I found a recently new driver (5.31 Rev.A) in this website: http://soggi.eu/mbs/msi-oem/MS-7525-VER-1.0-Boston.htm. Is it going to go smoothly or brick itself up? I don't even know if it's possible to flash the old bios so I can restore it anytime just in case this one screws up.

A:Updating my motherboard's bios driver. Is it okay?

It`s not called a driver, you are simply updating or flashing your bios.

If you don`t know what you`re doing, don`t do it.

There`s no need to update the bios unless you are having a specific problem that the latest bios will address.

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My DM4-1006tx is quiet old one and now today I updated BIOS from F26 to F27.F27 is found the web site(http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-dm4-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/415...After Bios updating there is a problem occured with wireless lan. Before Bios updating, the WLAN driver is sp57965 and it worked very well.But now there WINDOWS can't find wireless lan adaptor with BIOS F27.And other driver such as sp 49541 is not installed well. On remarkerble thing is in the BIOS main screen, Bluetooth FCC ID is QDS-BRCM*** but WLAN FCC ID is  N/A. It is supposed to be a broblem of WHITE LIST whit wireless lan card.Right? My H/W is never changed since I bought it and my lan card seems not to have FCC ID? BIOS roll back to F26 or F23(frome HP web page, sp51954, sp50824) couldn't solve this problem.HP RECOVERY was also not the solution. What can I do?  

A:Question about wireless driver and Bios updating.

Hello @soo4, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! The Forums are a great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community! I read your post about the BIOS update, and wanted to assist you!  I understand that you starting having issues after the update.  You were unable to resolve the issue by rolling back the BIOS version, or by using the HP Recovery Manager. Did you try performing a System Restore, to set the notebook back to its previous working state?  If that does not work, then try restoring the BIOS.  You can review the following documents for additional help.  Please post back with the results:HP Notebook PCs - Restoring the BIOSHP PCs - Troubleshooting Your Wireless Network and Internet Connection (Windows 7) Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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Hello,

I went into my device manager to see which devices need to be updated. I then went and clicked update "Microsoft Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter" - then as seen in the below photograph, a Windows error popped up and said "Windows can't verify this driver software". Can anyone tell me what is going on here? Could this be a zombie driver or is it safe to continue the update? Thanks.

A:Updating Driver: Windows cannot verify driver

Hi,

Are you running any Virtualization software (Virtuabox, XP Mode)?

If so then that would explain the Virtual WIFI Adapter. Also, as you're running X64 then some drivers will produce this message as it's part of the X64 system to alert of any X86 drivers that may be installed.

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This is an old HP PC I have recently upgraded from XP to Windows 7 and I have to say it has never run better

I have an ASUSTek A7N8X-LA motherboard with ver. 3.05 BIOS and an AMD Athlon™ 2600+ processor

I want to upgrade to the latest BIOS that supports SSE2 instructions (for game playing purposes), however, I have run into a snag that the most recent BIOS ver 3.21 is still only XP compatible. Neither ASUS or HP are willing to provide any free support.

This is somewhat frustrating as the BIOS in situ appears to be the original 2003 version. I could have easily updated this to the latest version before I upgraded the OS to Windows 7, but now it is to late.

Q. Dare I use the XP BIOS and what steps can I take to protect against permanent disaster if things go wrong?

Can anyone advise me please?

A:Updating BIOS on Windows 7 PC

<<...but now it is to late.>>

Why?

There is no direct upgrade path from XP to Win 7...so installing Win 7 had to leave the XP install intact, if you used the upgrade version of Win 7.

If it's an HP system, you should have recovery/restore disks that would allow reversion to XP. At that time, the BIOS update could be done...but if that update only supports XP...I don't see what is gained...unless you just run XP.

Sounds to me like a new motherboard/CPU/RAM combo is needed here, not an updated O/S. It's hard to bring computer technology from over 8 years ago...into 2011 performance/capabilities, IMO.

Louis

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Hi, i want to update my BIOS(ver.5.13) to Latest version. am using windows 10 32 bit. the BIOS update is not available on HP site but the BIOS update for my motherboard MS- 7525 Boston  is available Here. So is it safe to update my bios on windows 10? and how to update it? please help....

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so if   i wanted to  upgrade my pc bios menu and  it has it for windows 7 and windows 8 my computer was windows  7 that's what it came with but then i  upgraded to   windows 10 with the free thing   that you got 

A:updating bios windows 10 help

Bios upgrades can be risky I would advice against it, if you do it wrong say good bye to the motherboard. If you must do it make sure you get the latest and correct version for your motherboard.

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I don't have Windows installed on my disk and P50 does not have a CD. When I tried to install by converting ISO to disk image it failed to install (blank screen after reboot, needed to reboot a few times to get it to rollback to previous version as it got corrupted EFI). Can I install it from Windows PE? If not is there a way to do it without Windows installation?

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I have downloaded the bois from the lenovo official site. But when I am updating its show the error message not for this notebook . I have lenovo g500s laptop .other people also facing same issue for the same laptop .please help ...Thanks in advance...











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A:Lenovo g500s bios updating problem. While updating...

Pan761,
 
The correct version of BIOS update has been just released - BIOS Update for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit)
 
Now there should be no problems with it's  installation.
 
Regards,

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Bonjour, I am having a BSoD whenever I try to update the BIOS on my Asus Eee PC 1015PX. I am currently running BIOS version 1301, but version 1401 was released. Naturally, I wanted to update my BIOS. However, whenever I use their utility, it flashes the BIOS .ROM file up until about 35%, and then my computer completely and utterly crashes. It gives me a BSoD with a DPS_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION. I do have a Windows 7 CD and could dual-boot and update the BIOS thru Windows 7, but I was just wondering if any of the users here could help me.

A:Windows 8 BSoD when updating BIOS

DPS_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION



I already had trhis BSOD, but in other circunstances

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I have had an ongoing problem with losing internet connectivity on this computer - IT IS NOT THE INTERNET SERVICE - IT IS THIS COMPUTER.
Asked for help in forum in Nov. 2016.  Was advised first of all to update BIOS.  Well, things were ok for a while but now problem is back and worse than before.  So I tried to update BIOS but cannot find out how to do it.  Person (RaviBC) wrote to go to link  in Dell, enter service code and then select OS.  I went to link, entered code but there was no place to select OS.  Have gone on-line to many sites to see how to do it - came up with the answer that my bios was Legacy and not UEFI so I could not update my bios - Know this sounds confusing (it sure is to me) - bottom line, can I update bios on Inspiron 620 running Windows 10

A:updating bios for inspiron 620 windows 10

Hi Danapoint,
Please go to support.dell.com type the service tag click on drivers and downloads select find it myself no need to change OS select BIOS file download and run the same.
If any issue share the service tag of the system we will help you with the direct link.
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.

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Okay so I'm having some problems with a computer my mom brought from her uncles. I'm not gonna give the whole story but he gave this computer to my mom and she doesn't want it.

First, I want to say that this computer has the Windows 8 beta on it as its only OS. It's very clunky and full of bugs and whatnot and I want it off so I'm putting windows 7 on it and erasing everything on it. This shouldn't be a problem for these forums since everything I"m having problems with has nothing to do with the OS. Besides installing.

Now, basically this computers main parts are better than my own (it's not that great anyway) It's motherboard is x65 bit, it had 2 gb 800 mhz ram (my computer had the same amount but only 667mhz) it's processor is 3.00 GHz (mine is 2.3 GHz)

So basically it's a better computer for the main parts. I've not looked at the PSU but I'm sure it's better aswell. The only thing that isn't better is the graphics card. It's a 7 series while mine is a 9.

So, basically I want to put the best of my computer to this better one. Mine feels newer (since I keep it dusted so it sounds really smooth, while this one sounds a bit old. But either way I want to install windows on it. The only problem is that the BIOS is inoperable. When loading into the BIOS the keyboard no longer seems to work. Its light go off. But every once in a while on trying, I can get it into the boot menu so I can move it to put from CD rom. But at this point, no matter what, it won't let me scro... Read more

A:Updating BIOS for Windows 7 install

tl;dr: Want to change BIOS boot order. Keyboard doesn't work ONLY in BIOS. Tried removing CMOS batter overnight. NO change. Can't find BIOS update for motherboard model number "D33C98"

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Hi,

I just received a DELL Optiplex 9010 with WIN 7 installed. I was a bit rushed and thought updating the Bios would be a good idea and didn't realise I was installing v A01, so a downgrade..

Now I can not start windows, when the PC starts it begins to boot but soon after the loading windows icons start there is a blue screen (stating to check the hard drives for errors..) and the machine goes to the Windows Error Recovery screen. I've tried to use the Launch Startup Repair tool but it doesn't seem to find anything wrong..

Not sure what to do from this point? Is there a way I can install the correct version of the bios for this machine?

Thank,
Scott
 

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hi guys,

i have a toshiba l300 satellite pro that wont start up in xp home
it starts and then bluescreens quickly

i backed up and started reinstalling xp...when it gets to starting windows in the blue
setup screen it stop errors with code 00000007b

i looked up the error code and microsoft had a few different solutions pertaining to this code
but there was one about xp setup

and they recommended upgrading the bios
i checked the bios on the laptop and it was 1.7

and the latest i downloaded was 2.7 or something like that
but its a windows file
how am i ment to upgrade a bios if i cant boot into windows?

any info please
 

A:Solved: updating bios without windows

L300-xxxx? please post the complete model number.

thanks
 

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my bios is outdated.
I wanted to update it. so I went on the manufacturer's website for my model

but it says: "This BIOS update should be installed before upgrading to Microsoft? Windows Vista? operating system.", which is making me worried to do the bios update as I already have upgraded to vista. (the laptop was shipped with xp on it)
I asked a computer techie and he said its nonsense and I should update it the normal way by flash memory at the boot time.
Any suggestions?
Also, what happens if I screw the bios setting at boot time.
do I have to install windows again or can my windows be restored ?

A:Updating Bios only possible BEFORE installing windows???!!!?

If your computer works, why would you want to update the BIOS?
If you screw up the bios at boot time then it depends on your motheroboard. (How much did your cost)

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HelloOn the process of updating my BIOS, after downloading "Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system version)" and opening the readme file, i came across a dificulty that im not able to continue my process.(https://us.download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkcentre_bios/fbj9ccusa.txt): readme fileSo, i did everything correctly untill the step 2 of the "Installing the Package" process, basically when a put the command ("cd C:\SWTOOLS\FLASH\FBJYxxUSA\")on the Prompt, appear a message saying: "iit not recognized as an internal or external command"I already changed the path on my Computer properties, but nothing seems to work outIf someone could lend a hand, i would aprecciate a lot. Thanks!Btw: im using windos 10https://gyazo.com/33367d1e74576f72ace4236867258266: sorry about being in portuguese, i really dont know how to make it in english, just in case someone wants to see what appearsEdit 1: my pc is a desktop M93p

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I updated my BIOS through windows using MSI's Live Update 6 software and it has been stuck on this screen for about 30 minutes...
Is this normal? I'm scared to reboot it because I'm concerned about getting stuck in a possible boot loop.
Any ideas?

A:MSI Mobo BIOS Updating Through Windows...

If you reboot, and the BIOS is in fact corrupt, you won't get stuck in a boot loop.

You will get stuck with no-POST, much worse than a boot loop.

What is the model of your motherboard? I can find its internal technicians manual and find out if there is a disaster recovery method. Sometimes they're very easy to perform.

Don't reboot that computer until I find out first, just in case the chip was erased but not flashed, or returns a bad checksum.

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Dell has released a new bios version A06 for my laptop M101z (Inspiron 1120). The Windows version is 2.7MB whlle the DOS version is 1.7 MB.

The flashing procedure is the same for both. Click on the .exe file, extract it to C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R300552, In the START>RUN text box type C:\DELL\DRIVERS\R300552 and press ENTER.

What is the difference between the Windows version and the DOS version as the install/flash procedure is the same?

Which one should I use for flashing the bios?

A:Which bios version - Windows or DOS - to use for updating?

Windows based .exe's have a higher rate of causing a bad flash, mostly due to some sanfu while the OS is running.

That's why the Dos version is generally considered a safer way to flash. Less potential conflicts.

Win based ones are fine when they work, but as mentioned above, there is simply a higher level of risk.

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Please, I need urgent help.
On my brand new ASUS laptop, the automatic ASUS update downloaded and installed the latest BIOS version for Windows. During the process the pop-up windows appeared saying something like "Don't forget to load the default BIOS setting after reboot..."

After reboot, all I got was black screen with a blanking line like in DOS program.
I rebooted again, used ESC, entered BIOS but theres no such option there as load defualt BIOS..
I saved and exited BIOS and still WIndows won't load up.
Please, what should I do ???

A:After updating BIOS, Windows 7 won't start up !?

Quote:
entered BIOS but theres no such option there as load defualt BIOS..


Did you use the option?

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Hallo,After upgrading the Bios via Windows (HP dv7 6101sd) there is only a black screen and flashing Caps Lock.I have tried to create recovering USB device (according to the instructions http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833 ).Unfortunately  when started the Bios updating file (http://support.hp.com/nl-nl/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-dv7-6100-entertainment-notebook-pc-serie... ) there is no possibility to chose another location (step 5 according to the instructions).Can you give me another solution of the problem?Thank you in advance,Idjeral 

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I stripped the included windows 10 from my N22 Winbook in favor of a Linux installation, but now I'm having difficulty updating the BIOS--it seems as though the BIOS update is only available as a Windows executable, and I couldn't find an option in BIOS configuration to update from there. Additionally I tried running the update program from a recovery command prompt on a windows install thumbdrive, but it said it was an incompatible windows version. Is there any way at all I can update the BIOS on this machine without repartitioning the eMMC and adding a windows install?

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Hello all
I was running windows 7 home premium perfectly for the last around 7 to 8 months. the other day I updated system bios and thereafter got the message to reactivate windwos. I used my product key but turned out to be invalid. I am in trouble kindly help help

A:Cannot reactivate windows after updating system bios

For an OEM system, deactivation after a bios update would point to a modded bios being used earlier. However, you have not filed up your system specs. Please run this tool, click Continue, click Copy, then paste the results here or paste into notepad and upload the text file.

go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

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I recently updated my BIOS using this package: http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/HP-Pavilion-dv6-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-... Now when I enter the BIOS, then Boot Options, it allows me to Enable/Disable Legacy Boot (which I assume means UEFI/older BIOS?). Since I am running Win 10 64-bit, I would prefer to use UEFI.  However, when I disable Legacy Boot, then reboot, it says boot device not found. Only reverting to Legacy Boot allows me to boot. How do I configure Windows 10 to boot with UEFI? My Older BIOS was F.0A, new one is F.2E.  This BIOS also fixes the battery indicator, so I would perfer to stay in it.

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I was updating bios and it got stuck now I cannot get the windows or bios but can't get to system recovery but saying cannot refresh or restore anything or repair

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Hi there.I'm trying to update the BIOS on my HP Spectre x360 - 13-ac004na. I'm not running Windows and it's proving a bit tricky. On a Windows machine I've downloaded the BIOS update from the HP support site for my machine, and I've used this tool to create a USB flash drive. This all seems to have gone correclty and I have the update files in /Hewlett-Packard/BIOS/New on the drive as expected.However, I'm not able to boot from this drive. I attempt to do so by pressing ESC during startup, then boot device options (F9), and select my flash drive from the list but I get a message which says: "An operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system. Press any key to restart." I've tried two different flash drives, just to be sure. So I've tried following a different route, using the instructions here on how to update the BIOS when Windows doesn't start: https://support.hp.com/us-en/product/hp-spectre-13-ac000-x360-convertible-pc/14039877/model/15304466... The info here says to press F2 to enter the "Hardware Diagnostics UEFI Menu". I do this, but I only have 4 options here; "Memory Test", "Hard Drive Check", "Language" and "Exit". There is no "Firmware Management" or "BIOS Management" which the instructions say there should be. I've also tried holding down Windows + B and pressing the power button with the flash drive in which so... Read more

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I recently updated my winXP pro ver. 2002 Service Pack 2with 80 updates, since then my sata hd and dvd writer have disappeared from windows and bios.Has anyone encountered this problem and found a solution? I am running a Mach speed MSNV-939 with AMD Athelon 64 x 2. Dual core 3800.
Everything was running great before the updates.
 

A:Updating XP Pro and loss of SATA drives in BIOS and Windows

does the drive in question contain any data? usually, if the drive doesn't appear in BIOS, it probably doesn't in windows XP, but have you checked if windows detects the card in Disk Management console? i would recommend installing new storage drivers for your motherboard. the updates could have made the existing drivers corrupt or uninstalled them. do you have any exclamations in Device Manager?
 

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Hi,

My computer was working perfectly, but thought Id be good and install the latest drivers, so I went to nvidia.com and downloaded the nforce drivers for my ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard.

Whilst installing it said something like "old ethernet drivers detected, click yes to uninstall previous drivers (requires restart)" which I did. On rebooting my PC blue screened after the Windows loading screen.

After several more normal boot attempts, I tried booting in "Safe Mode with Networking" - again it blue screened. Then I tried booting normally again, it didnt blue screen but the monitor just goes completely blank after the loading screen!

Next I just tried booting in "Safe Mode". It made it to the windows log in screen, but the mouse and keyboard do not respond. I even tried using an old PS/2 keyboard. Consequently I cannot get into Windows. Strangely though the keyboard works in BIOS so is obviously being detected.

Finally, I thought about doing a repair install or accessing the Recovery Console, but on selecting either option it says no hard drives detected (I have 2 HDD in RAID0 if that makes any difference)!

I have a CD for my motherboard which came with my PC. When I put it in, it says about making a boot disk - is this what I need to do?

I just need to get into Windows so I can reinstall the drivers or do a system restore.

Please, please, please help. I really cant format my hard drives.

Many Thanks.
 

A:Cant Log Into Windows After Updating Motherboard Driver

Can you boot with last good known configuration instead of safe mode w/networking?

As a general rule of thumb, if it's not broken, don't fix it
 

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Ever since I got the computer I have been unable to use any driver besides the one that came with my graphics card (AMD HD Radeon 6950) and I'd like to resolve this because I am unable to play many games that I want to play due to driver requirements.
It happens when updating my drivers with or without the automated application AMD provides.

I am willing to provide any information that could be of help

A:Windows 7 updating AMD Driver BSOD

While installing the AMD driver, install the display driver only, not the audio driver and the other things. See how it goes.

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*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for AtihdW76.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for AtihdW76.sys
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Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 1000007E, {ffffffffc0000005, fffff8801839184e, fffff880031927e8, fffff88003192040}

Probably caused by : AtihdW76.sys ( AtihdW76+484e )

Followup: MachineOwner
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2: kd> !analyze -v
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SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M (1000007e)
This is a very common bugcheck. Usually the exception address ... Read more

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I'm usung windows 10 and not able to install USB ASP drivers

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I Updated to windows 10 when it came out as i was prompted to install windows  10. When using windows  8.1 i had no problems with amd drivers if i right click i can see the amd catalyst option but... when i UPDATED TO WINDOWS 10, whenever i right click i can only see intel graphics panel and no amd catlayst control. First I thought that i need to upgrade the driver when i went to device manager i can't see any thing specified amd in display drivers option and when i clicked option 'Show hidden drivers', nothing happens. I tried to install the driver from lenovo support website and the amd website, It  installed for me but it didn't ask for reboot and i manually rebooted but still nothing happened. I installed amd auto-detect utility it didn't detect the required driver. In control panel it shows amd catalyst in installed programmes but when i check in device manager or right click in desktop i don't see anything stated about amd. Amd worked perfectly in windows 8.1 and it detected my amd driver in windows 8.1. I tried all that was possible for me uninstalling and reinstalling but nothing happened. Please I am hopeless and i don't know what really went wrong after upgrading to windows 10 from windows 8.1. Please reply as quick as possible. Thanks in advance.

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Hi TSG,
Dell Dimension 4400
Intel Pentium 4, 1600 MHz
256 MB system RAM
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX/MX 400 w/TV Out
Driver Version 1.5.2.0
800x600 resolution, 32 bits/pixel
Windows XP Home v:5.1.2600 SP 1.0
Internet Explorer v:6.0 SP1.0

My question: is it "always" advisable to update to the latest NvIDIA Driver Version as found on my (non-critical) Windows Update?

Lately, whenever I check my Windows Update for critical updating I see five (5) WindowsXP updates I do not think I need (so, I do not install them) and also one (1) Driver Update. No version is indicated (would probably need to install to get this info?) but indicates it was released on July 28, 2003 and the size is 12.2MB.

In August 2003 I updated/installed NVIDIA Display Driver v4.4.0.3 and was wondering if I should download the version indicated on my Windows Update. All my displays seem to be working properly with no indication of any problem. Does the axiom "if it ain't broke, don't fix it!" apply here?

Thank you,
Telstar
 

A:Driver Updating (Windows Update)

NO!

YES!
 

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I have Windows Update set up to automatically check for updates each day. Two days ago it found that "Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - Bluetooth Controller - CSR Bluetooth Chip" needed updating so I accepted this and it came back that it was install successfully.
Yesterday the same thing happened and again I accepted it and it was successfully installed. Guess what, today Windows Update still says "Realtek Semiconductor Corp. - Bluetooth Controller - CSR Bluetooth Chip" needs updating.
When I check in the Device Manager the driver is dated 24/6/2010 version 6.2.71.214 so it has not been updated. If I click "Update Driver" it searches, downloads and installs an updated driver (so it says) but it has not, the date is still 24/6/2010.
Has anyone any suggestions why this is happening and how I can make the new driver install correctly.

A:[SOLVED] Windows Update keeps updating same driver. Why.

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Hide the update in Windows Updates, then go to the manufacturer's website of your computer and download the driver from there.

When clicking "Search for update" in Device Manager, all it does is use Windows Update.

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This really isn't a problem query but a heads up for those that are upgrading to Windows 10 Creator Edition. The other day I upgraded my HP laptop to the new Windows 10 Creator Edition and after the install I wanted to look at something via the Control Panel.  When I launched Control Panel the folder came up and showed a number of applets inside but the screen clocked briefly and the Control Panel abruptly closed with no warning and no error message.  To make a very long story short I found that the IDT Audio driver on my laptop was from 2013 and the IDTNC64.CPL file in the system32 folder that's part of this driver was the reason for my control panel was crashing. The good news is that HP has an updated driver that is Windows 10 compatible and after installing the new driver the problem went away.  Note that I had no trouble with Control Panel on earlier versions of Windows 10 with the old driver but the Creator edition has issues and requires an upgrade. Hope this helps someone.

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I just recently got Windows 7 re-installed on my HP dv6t-6100 laptop. Everything works fine except for the display. My resolution is currently 1280 x 1024 and no display drivers or devices are detected. (see picture). Whenever I try to install newer display drivers, I am prompted to restart my computer, but when i do, the computer becomes stuck on the "Starting Windows" screen. (I have tried multiple Intel and AMD dirvers because I believe the original installation was switchable, though i'm not entirely sure what that means or what the purpose of that is.)

When downloading and installing the displays drivers, certain elements were not successfully installed, including Microsoft C++ Redistributable...I'm not sure if this is relevant or not.

If someone could suggest what I could try to fix this I'd greatly appreciate it. With the display issures I'm having trouble using certain programs like 3d modeling and rendering programs which I use heavily. I've also noticed that the display appears incorrectly too wide, for example an image that I know is square appears as a rectangle, stretched out.

Thanks for the help!
Matt

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Ok firstly a massive thanks to this forum.

Had random BSOD on a fresh 7 install, managed to use the debugging tool, find that it was the audio driver causing the issue and install manufacturers.

Went from 4 reboots per day to 0.

Until last night when it rebooted.

I check the device and it had reverted to the Microsoft drivers (previously realtek).

How can I stop windows updating that device?

A:Stop windows updating a specific driver

  
Quote: Originally Posted by danielowenuk


Ok firstly a massive thanks to this forum.

Had random BSOD on a fresh 7 install, managed to use the debugging tool, find that it was the audio driver causing the issue and install manufacturers.

Went from 4 reboots per day to 0.

Until last night when it rebooted.

I check the device and it had reverted to the Microsoft drivers (previously realtek).

How can I stop windows updating that device?


There should be an option to Ignore Update within the Windows Update console,i can find the exact path becasue im postponing an update

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So after running a fresh install of 7 because I was fed up with 10, I am having even more problems.

Brand new install, literally the only thing I have done was install the drivers, try to run Windows Update, try to update a driver, and then followed the steps in this thread:

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-upgrade-just-keeps-searching-for-upgrades.1167434/

Both Windows and Driver updates just hang up on searching. They search, nonstop, and I don't get any results. I also had an issue with .NET Framework 4 not installing, but I think that was because I didn't have SP3? (That was a previous fresh Win 7 install)...

So I need help. I am pretty proficient with computers, but I am at a loss of what to do. Google has been no help.
 

A:Fresh Install Win 7 - Windows & Driver Updating Hung up

What version and bit number of Windows 7 did you do a clean install of, and did it include Service Pack 1(SP1)?

Is your computer a factory-brand one or a custom/home-made one?

By the way, Windows 7 has never had a SP2 or SP3 upgrade, so I don't know why you're referring to SP3.

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After updating to windows 8.1 preview the graphics driver for intel integrated 3000 card is crashing at times and showing message driver stopped working

to correct the condition i have reboot my laptop hp1000-1140TU

A:Graphic driver crashes after updating to windows 8.1 previ

Just an FYI that your issue may be very difficult to resolve; in that, it just started happening after the update to Win 8.1. Now, as you are probably aware, many things can go wrong when one attempts an update to a Preview Release so my advice is to go back to your previous Windows version and I hope you have made the appropriate preparations to do so. Good luck.

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Hi,

It's vital that I don't let Windows update my Nvidia graphics driver as the current versions cause serious problems with the video editing application that I use.

I have Update set up to notify me but not automatically install updates. Is there any way to permanently remove this particular update from the list or do I just have to remember to keep unchecking it's box?

I know I can right-click and hide the update but I'm worried it will still install even though it no longer appears in the list. Also, if this is the way to do it will I still have to watch out for newer versions popping up in the list?

A:Can I permanently stop Windows from updating my graphics driver?

if you right-click on the update, and select Hide, it won't be offered again until it's updated.
Alternatively switch OFF the Givie me Recommended updates the same as important' setting in the WU options.

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I have lenovo y530 notebook.
Today i saw windows 7 drivers on their website.
Lenovo Support - Drivers & Downloads
Here is the question
As you know windows update find most of (95%) of drivers itself.
Is it better to use office drivers or let the windows update to it itself ?

A:Updating Driver Via Windows Update OR Offical Drivers

I would run the windows update then check that driver date with what lenovo has on their site. If the site one is newer use that one if they are the same then you should be fine.

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Hello
I have updated my sound driver on windows from the Dell website I downloaded the 2014 Realtek Driver that was good for my laptop and I updated it because first my Dell Audio wouldn't open before then I completely uninstalled and rolled back my driver and now I updated it again now dell audio is working but when I play back media from some places (e.g youtube) the sound is louder than its set to and I turn up/down the volume and its fixed for that playback.
please help me or tell me that I'm at least not alone with this...

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AMD Dual Core processors - updating BIOS?

how do you do this?

thanks a lot
 

A:AMD Dual Core processors - updating BIOS/flashing BIOS?

Flash a BIOS?
You need to download the update from the motherboard manufacturer. Then follow the directions in the readme file that usually comes with it.
 

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Hi. I have a dell inspiron laptop. My problem starts when i tried to update my bios from a07 to a15. While the update is running my laptop screen suddenly turned blank but my laptop is still on. What should i do?

A:Bios update fail. Blank screen while updating bios

Please check and see if you can get into BIOS. By the way list Dell model number and version of window. Ex: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key continuously. Hopefully, you'll be able to see BIOS screen.

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Hello.I need to update BIOS on my notebooks.I used my second computer to creat  a BIOS recovery drive on my USB.I used this way:Recovering the notebook BIOS using an external storage devicehttp://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c02693833 I download recommended version:sp62234.exeAfter step "5. In the Location to Save Files window, click Change."The HP System BIOS Update Utility DOSENT opens and i have 2 errors: 1.IHISI: Get support mode fail in SMI!  2. BIOS did not support InsydeFlash!  Please help me.

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hi there, i am fixing a friends old computer and the hdd was stuffed so i got a new maxtor diamondmax 9 for it. although once installing it i found out that it would only run in udma2 mode (checked it in another computer and it ran at full udma6)
so i suspect that the current bios cannot support udma5 or 6, so i am looking for a bios upgrade for it.
the bios string is 6A69RPRDC-00, the number on the actual motherboard is 35-C960-00-05
thanks for any help, i am really hoping i can make this board work at udma5 at least and not have to settle for udma2.
thanks again
-Moltenz

ps. i just found this
AM-960
04/19/2001-i815-ITE87X2-6A69RPRDC-00 ITE87X2 + Winbond-W39A
at http://www.plasma-online.de/english/identify/serial/mainboard/mb_aristo.html
if that is any help.
 

A:help with updating bios. cannot find bios upgrade - 6A69RPRDC-00

WOW..............

Old Machines.....(just like me... but can still perform to the max lol)

I your Bios has the option of udma up to 6 then generally the bios supports the Mode! and your problem is that the HDD does not support the mode (cant remember if you said it does).

You are probably using wrong criteria for bios upgrade search.
Try WWW.driverguide,com

You Need the MB's Manufacturers Name or at least the MB Chipset and bios Manufacturers Name as well. go to the Computers muanufacturers website (you probably done that already) and search model.

otherwise Download a System info utility from Tech Spot, I use SiSoft Sandra or AIDA32.. (sandra might cause bluescreen on older machines).. Aida problably will have link direct to bios update site. hope this was of some help
 

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I've just updated my Z830 to Windows 10, and keep getting the following error message:

The current Dolby audio driver version 7.2.8000.17 and the software application expects driver version 7.2.7000.7.Please install a valid driver and software application combination.

The driver is looking for an earlier version, not the latest version, of the driver.

I've tried finding an answer to this problem but the only thing I've come across is an earlier thread on this forum about a Z830-10U, with a suggestion to go to http://win10upgrade.toshiba.com/swup...=en&country=GB. Our model isn't listed, so the suggestion was to try the Z930. I tried this but it didn't work.


Could someone please advise on how I can fix this problem?
with thanks, Julieanne

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

A:got the windows 10 free upgrade and used the dell diagnostics tool to upgrade driver and bios everything worked fine until the update of the bios!!!!

I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.

Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
What is the system model number and version of windows before upgrading to windows 10? Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key ( BIOS) or F12 key( BIOS) continuously

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