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Driver updates

Sometimes after a fresh install of a new operating system, the system won't recognize a certain device. If this happens then you need to update drivers in device manager.
click start,right click computer,click on manage,click on device manager,look for yellow ? and ! symbols,right click,update driver.
(note) you have to be connected to the internet for the update to work.
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