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How to install Optimus drivers

Recently I did a clean Windows install on a Dell 6430 laptop. The laptop has an NVIDIA dedicated GPU as well as integrated Intel HD graphics. The best part is, NVIDIA’s Optimus feature. This cool technology can save power (use Intel graphics) when doing desktop type tasks and then switch automatically to the more powerful NVIDIA dedicated card when playing games etc. Sometimes the drivers can get a bit tricky but I can good success with the following: First, install

Intel.com driver site down with 500 error

While setting up an Intel NUC today, I discovered the entire driver portion of Intel’s website is down. The site only lists a “500:Server Error [20-0004]” error message. This is quite a bummer as Windows 7 lacks some of the basic drivers for the NUC’s Ethernet adapter etc. 🙁 This type of outage is why I often keep a mirror of drivers. Hopefully Intel will get their site working again soon!

Acer Aspire M5 583P wifi driver fix

Q. Here us a wifi driver question from a reader comment: hello, coming to u again for some help, this time im upgrading athe hdd to an ssd on an Acer Aspire M5 583p-9688. here is a rundown on what ive attempted. cloned original hdd to ssd using paragon software ( was successful when i cloned the hdd for the asus laptop). physically swapped the drives. f12 settings changed UFEI boot settings to Legacy, placed SSD on top of the

BCM20702A0 Dell drivers for Windows 8.1 [SOLVED!]

Q. Hello, I have a Dell laptop running a clean install of Windows 8.1 but I have an Unknown Device ‘BCM20702A0’… do you know what driver I can download to to fix it? A. Here is the download link for the driver that should solve your BCM20702A0 Unknown Device issue: mirror (to be added), Dell dl link     Supported Laptop/Notebook models: Systems Latitude E5420 Latitude E5430 Latitude E5520 Latitude E5530 Latitude E6220 Latitude E6230 Latitude E6320 Latitude E6330 Latitude E6420

Dell Windows 8 Unknown Device SMO8800 [solved]

Q. I saw you help people with SMO8800 unknown device issues, but can you help me on my Dell Windows 8 laptop? Thanks! -Wobe A. Here is the download link for a Windows 8 driver for Dell laptops that will resolve the unknown device SMO8800 issue: (free fall sensor) OS Compatibility: MS Windows 8 64-bit, MS Windows 8 32-bit Laptop Compatibility: Dell E5420 Vostro 3450 Vostro 3750 XPS 15 (L502X) XPS 15z (L511z) XPS 17 (L702X) And many other similar

Dell M4400 BSOD with NVIDIA drivers [powermizer switch solved]

If you are trying to use Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 on a Dell M4400 you can encounter some major BSOD issues and display corruption issues when using a NVIDIA driver that enables PowerMizer 🙁 Here are some resources on the topic: Disable PowerMizer **Tested**http://forum.notebookreview.com/gaming-software-graphics-cards/261929-disable-powermizer-tested.htmlDisable PowerMizer **Tested** Ok guys. New to the forum 1st real contribution. Ive been reading alot about this issue as i was dealing with it as well. Please try at your own risk because

Dell PowerEdge 1950 III Drivers and Firmware Updates (2013)

I recently set up two new Dell PowerEdge 1950 III servers. One for Weblogs.us (free blog hosting) and one for Branson’s Nantucket (a lakefront resort in Branson). Dell makes very nice servers but their support pages can be a bit confusing. Therefore, here are the latest updates/drivers for the PowerEdge 1950 III, as of July 2013: Latest Dell PERC 6/i Integrated Update, v.6.3.1-0003, A14http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/driverdetails?driverid=W83M2Fixes: 1. Fixes an issue where the Perc battery does not always charge up properly, causing Virtual Disks

What is O2Micro OZ776 SCR Driver? [answered]

Q. On my laptop I have a program listed in my add/remove programs page as O2Micro OZ776 SCR Driver, do you know what this is? Is it a virus? Should I uninstall it? A. That is the driver for an O2Micro Memory Card Reader and you should have corresponding hardware listed in the device manager ‘Disk drives’ section as O2Micro SD SCSI Disk Drive. I would not recommend uninstalling it, since that would effectively disabled you SD card reader. Also, if

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