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Since joining I have noticed a lot of driver issues?

I have personally answered driver issues people are not able to find drivers for their hardware installations. Even with Win 7 which has been great about providing the drivers needed during an install more so than prior operating systems. Still there is one stray driver that may not be covered. If is most important to make sure you save your drivers to disc or store them where you can resource them if you need them. Drivers will make an install or break one. This is how important they are to your computer functioning properly.
Even purchasing a driver program can be helpful for the upgrade or just keeping up with the Joneses. I use Driver Genius there are a few of them to to had to solve driver upgrade matters or for gathering driver information and finding the proper drivers to install. Other methods are P2P programs such as Ares or torrent programs from the Internet which can get those hard to find drivers.
The best way is to keep all of your software that came with your computer for all of your drivers which are installed when you purchased the computer. Or purchased upgrade devices they come with the software drivers to install them with. Hold those like gold because they are your easiest way to reinstall having these on board will save you loads of time and frustration when something happens to your computer. Most manufacturers of devices will have a Web Page you can access to get those drivers as well. Make a list of the drivers you have on board your computer. Spend the time to make a back up of your drivers which can be done using a driver software program will offer a backup so that you can get them later if you need them after a crash or an upgrade or a driver fails.
Most people do not like to pay for drivers, who does?
I will go to great lengths to have my drivers available this is the last resort I will go to is a pay for driver site. To many resources out there to not have to go that route. I have downloaded over 1 million drivers one because I need them to repair peoples computers. Two I have them on a DVD disc I insert into computer drives and get those hard to find drivers installed. Three you can obtain that many drivers from btjunkie.org just type drivers in the search for any operating system you need a driver for.
There are over 1 million or more drivers out there to be had just from one torrent site. You will need a torrent software download program to download torrents. I have found two that I use the first is Bitcomet.com and the second is Utorrent.com. Search for the largest driver files can get for all operating systems just use the search box to find those downloads. They are free everything explained here is free no charge for any of it. Just your time and a few discs that is all.
So when you need that driver for your computer you will have it when your software is calling for them. Slip them into your DVD ROM drive, then go to devices, hardware, point to your disc more than likely the driver will be found. It is rare that those large drivers discs I downloaded will not have the drivers I need for any computer. Hope this assists you with driver issues in the future.

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can asus k42f be ugraded to windows 8?

Windows 8 has updated drivers as much as you would get from Asus built into win 8.

Go to devise MGR, if windows 8 did not load drivers, you will see a flag.

See what hardware did not load a driver and then use the win 7 driver.

You don't do anything to make a win 7 driver work, if the driver is newer, and signed it will install, if it's older then the driver windows installed, it won't install. If you see a flag and windows did not install a driver, then try the win 7 driver, or go to the MFG of the hardware and see if there is a win 8 driver.

You can also run windows update, if win update see's a newer driver out it might pick it up and give you a install option.

Now, your chipset, and most hardware has windows 8 drivers out.

The drivers are the biggest problem, the biggest problem for you is the BIOS was not set for windows 8.

So you could find even with the best drivers, win 8 slower or has bugs more then win 7 will have.

Me, I would bench test all the hardware with win 7, then with win 8 and see which one is better.

Apr 08, 2013 | ASUS K42F A1 Notebook

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I have sis 661fx Motherboard with intel 3.06 GHz processor with 1gb Ram.I have installed Win 7 last month.The Aero feature is not working on my system.i tried to update the drivers but wen i troubleshoot for AERO theme it give me this error-(The current video card may support Aero with a driver that is compliant with the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM). Contact the manufacturer of your computer or video card for a WDDM-compatible driver.)

Did you run the Windows 7 upgrade advisor before you installed Win 7. You may find that windows 7 doesn't allow the use of your graphics hardware. With the issue of Win 7, Microsoft decided that they would only allow the use of hardware that had been tested by themselves. To enforce this all drivers for Win 7 onwards require "Signed Drivers" to operate properly. You may need to buy a Win 7 ready graphics card to continue with a stable computer.

Feb 19, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Un-install the drivers installed on the PC and remove the web-cam, Now connect to the microsoft official site and download the legal driver for the VX 3000 applicable for Windows 7. Install and connect the web-cam which will be detected and installed.

Feb 05, 2011 | Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000 Web Camera

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Hi there ! the webcam was working great with win xp now im using win 7 but it wont work i installed the driver that came with the wc and then plug it in and its says that there is no video capture hardware

1st You download Webcam Driver. PC-230 Umax webcam Driver After this install the Webcam driver in the system.
Installation of Webcam Driver
  • Go to the control panel
  • Click on the System Icon
  • Click on the Hardware Tab
  • Click on the Device Manager then
  • Select the Unknown Device or printer device where yellow Question Marks sign on it.
  • Right click on it and uninstall it.
  • After this go to the top of the device manager and click on scan for hardware changes.
  • Driver installation Wizard start.
  • Brows Your Driver from the Hard Disk and click on next.
  • Driver will be install.

May 15, 2010 | Umax AstraPix PC-230 Webcam

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