Software used to interface a particular hardware device with an operating system

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How to download Bootcamp drivers without Bootcamp assistant?

I'm setting up my MacBook Air for a Windows-only boot setup. This was easy enough. It already had rEFIt on it, I just connected a Windows 7 boot thumb drive, and away I went. However, it seems Apple ...
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Are Boot Camp drivers for thunderbolt to gigabit ethernet available?

I have a Retina MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion and Boot Camp with Windows 7 and the Boot Camp 4.0 drivers. I'm also using the Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter. My problem is that my ethernet port (aka ...
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OSX doesn't recognize a gaming keyboard

I want to use this Genius keyboard with my 2014 MacBook Pro 15". When connecting the keyboard, the Keyboard Setup Assistant opens, saying that keyboard could not be identified. Then, it asks to ...
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How can I list all the installed printer drivers on Mac OS 10.6?

I am trying to troubleshoot printer issues and I figured it would be best to see all the printer drivers (and versions thereof) as a starting point, before I try reinstalling said drivers. I would ...
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Why do my windows go dark when they're on my external monitor?

Why is this happening? Has any one ever experienced anything like this before? Some windows stay dark on my external monitor and some come good after I let go of the cursor after dragging..
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Can the Kinect be used as a control interface for Mac OS X?

Is there software and/or drivers that support using the Kinect to replicate the same behavior triggered by the Multitouch gestures? Would it be possible for me to swipe my hand leftward in the air and ...
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What does a CUDA driver do?

I've heard talk of installing a CUDA driver for the new unibody mac (Nvidia 330M) to possibly resolve graphics problems (though it seems it actually doesn't do so). I'm not having problems but I was ...
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How to get VMware Fusion on Mac to use Logitech extra back/forward mouse buttons in Windows VM?

Scenario: I have a Mac running OS X Lion, and then VMware Fusion 4.x running Windows XP and Windows 7 as virtual machines. I use a Logitech MX310 Optical Mouse. It has 6 buttons and I think it's ...
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Boot Camp 5 drivers not installing in Windows 8

I have a MacBook Air 2013 that does not have MacOS installed, but is booting Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (clean install, not upgraded from Windows 7) in a vhdx file via EFI. I'm not having any problems in ...
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HP Product Research on Activity Log

I'm seeing an item on my activity monitor called 'HP Product Research.' I assume it's associated with some HP Printer drivers that I no long need, and have have removed, but this tracker keeps ...
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Change a printer driver of an already configured printer

Is there a way that you can set the printer driver for a printer that is already installed (other than deleting it an reinstalling). When you install a new printer you get an option to set which print ...
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Xerox 3117 driver for OS X Yosemite

I am using Yosemite on MBP 15 mid2010 I already tried this tutorial http://vadimk.com/2010/10/11/xerox-phaser-3117-mac/ Didn't work for me. Also tried Splix: http://www.guigo.us/mac/splix/ again, ...
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Should I install new drivers on Bootcamp?

I installed Windows on my Mac and Bootcamp installed NVidia Control Panel. Today I received a notification in the Control Panel about a new driver. Should I install it or should I wait for drivers ...
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Scanning over ethernet, natively in OS X?

Yesterday, I purchased an HP LaserJet M1212NF. It, like many other printers, can't scan over ethernet natively in OS X. That is, I can scan using the stupid HP utilities that I hate (not going to ...
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Bootcamp keyboard driver not installing

I am assuming that this is an bug, but I thought I would check with you all first to see if that is the case. I had been running OSX 10.6.8 with bootcamp 3.3 and Windows 7 64x PRO. I reloaded it ...
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How do I access OpenGL specific settings for the Nvidia driver?

I have a MacBookPro5,1 with an NVidia 9600 GT running OS X 10.6.8 (64-bit). In the Linux-world there is a nvidia-settings command to control various OpenGL specific settings, however under OS X I can'...
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Installing a HP Color LaserJet 1600 on MacOS 10.6.4

I'm trying to install a HP Color LaserJet 1600 on MacOS 10.6.4 with little luck. The printer works fine from my Windows machines. HP doesn't support the MacOS for this printer by default so I followed ...
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iPhone not charging in Windows. Driver without iTunes?

On a Windows 8 machine, I've connected an iPhone 4s. Windows makes a audible chime for 'device connected', but doesn't allow charging in any USB port. iTunes isn't installed, and cannot be installed ...
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How do I use my Logitech G9x mouse on Mac OS X Lion?

I've got Logitech G9x mouse. Gaming mouse. Great mouse. Logitech doesn't support it under MacOS X. Mouse works perfectly (as far as I can see ) with standard Mac OS driver. (ie right/left/middle ...
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Bluetooth keyboard not working after update to Windows 10

I updated my (native) bootcamp instance to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1, but now the apple bluetooth keyboard doesn't seem to work anymore. The bluetooth screen says 'driver error' on the device. I've ...
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Anyone able to connect gioteck VX-1 (PS3 controller) via Bluetooth?

I have a Sony DUALSHOCK 3 SIXAXIS controller, I can use it as a USB controller on my OS X Mountain Lion MacMini and it works perfectly. I have it set up in Bluetooth so that when it is not connected ...
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What drivers should I install to use the trackpad “two finger swipe” on Windows 7 running under VirtualBox?

I'm using Oracle VirtualBox to run several VMs on my MacBook and am unable to use the trackpad to "two finger swipe" to the previous webpage under Win 7. I'm guessing this is a driver issue. Since ...
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Migration and drivers or kext programs?

I recently purchased a new iMac. I used the Migration Assistant to migrate users and applications from my previous iMac to this one. Both are x86 based, and both running Snow Leopard, so as close as ...
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Can I remove BootCamp HFS+ driver

So, I have an iMac 27" Late 2012, and I have just installed Windows 10 Home 64Bit through BootCamp. BootCamp comes along with several "support software", useful drivers made for Windows and Apple ...
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Drivers for Logitech QuickCam Orbit AF: Any third-party options?

I have a lovely USB webcam, namely the QuickCam® Orbit AF. It's the type of webcam one often sees at Customs checkpoints at airports around the world. It also looks a bit like HAL. The problem is ...
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Huawei device pairing with Mac

I am trying to connect my Huawei phone to my Mac. I get it as a new device and I can see it in the file manager. Now I would like point my Mac to some drivers of this small Huawei device. (I have them ...
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Huawei mobile broadband E173 data card not working properly

I am using Mac OS X SnowLeopard. My Huawei mobile broadband E173 data card is giving me problems. After inactivity for some time, it gets disconnected and when I connect again, it shows as connected ...
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Trying to install drivers manually without admin pass

Hi I'm trying to install the drivers for xone on my Mackbook Pro running 10.9.5. I don't have admin rights and it is in .pkg file form. Help?
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Driver software for Kensington Turbo Mouse Pro on 10.7

My wife has an old Kensington Turbo Mouse Pro (pictured). It's built like a tank and refuses to die, and that longevity seems to be causing trouble. I just upgraded her computer to Lion. The old ...
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Getting Apple Cinema HD Display working in Windows 7 x64

Does anyone have any experience trying to get an Apple Cinema HD Display working in Windows 7 x64? Note: This isn't for a Bootcamped Mac, it's for a Dell XPS Laptop. Is this even possible? Thanks a ...
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Can I manually update my display driver?

I've recently acquired a MacBook Pro. It's a 13 inch model which comes with an Intel HD Graphics 3000 display card. I've had a few issues lately (such as flickering graphics in certain games and on ...
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Is it possible to use Linux USB drivers on Mac OS X?

I have a USB device that I use on a daily basis and it has Linux and Windows drivers. I would like to use this device in Mac OS X (meaning not through a VM). Is it possible? edit System requirements ...
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How to update all the drivers to latest version(bootcamp)

How to can I manually update all the drivers. I see my Nvidia card's support software always says new update available. Is it safe to update drivers from Nvidia site, some other sites(for other ...
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Microsoft Mouse Settings do not work after restart until I open preferences

I seem to have this same problem my work and home Macbook Pro Systems. Both are running Mavericks. The Mouse is a Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse and I have the latest version (8.2) of IntelliPoint ...
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Epson software update keeps popping up on my screen but nothing gets downloaded

I get that question pop-up on my screen a few times per day. Sometimes several times in a row. If I say Yes, a long EULA document appears for me to accept, then a window with a progress bar that ...
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How to get Mac OS 10.8 to see Canon MF4370dn Printer drivers

I just got a MacBook Air and wanted it to use my Canon ImageClass MF4370dn printer. The printer is on my network with a static IP. I've no problem getting MacBook to find the printer either via ...
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2011 Mac Mini boot camp problems

I Have a 2011 Mac mini and I installed Windows 7 using Bootcamp. All the drivers are working fine, except the sound and the bluetooth. Since my internet connection is really lousy, I don't want to ...
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Macbook Pro later 2011 with El Capitan Version 10.11.1 (15B42) crashing with no reason

I don't know yet what is causing this issue. I have a bootcamp installed Windows 8.1 and I was having no issue even after updating to El Capitan and now I got a BSOD on Windows twice (when I tried to ...
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Drivers not installing

I use a Tascam US-122mkII audio interface to record music with. I recently upgraded my Macbook to OS X 10.9.5 and tried to update the drivers for my Tascam but they don't seem to be installing ...
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Trying to find what driver my printer is currently using on OS X

I have two Macs, and one (with Mavericks) is working with a Sharp printer no problem, the other Mac (also with Mavericks) on the same printer cannot print to it. The mac having the problem can see ...
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Does OSX have a “plug & play driver” concept?

Windows when it detects an unsupported device, it requests a driver from the user. Does OSX have a place when I can find information on unrecognised devices?
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Mac driver for Lenovo L2230x Monitor

At work, I'm connecting my MacBook Air 11" to a Lenovo L2230x Monitor (aka L2230xwA) to extend my display. Given that the MacBook Air has no Ethernet connector, today I thought I might put the monitor'...
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How to Properly Uninstall Brother Twain Drivers in OS X 10.6

I recently had a situation where I wanted to uninstall a Brother TWAIN driver and rollback to an earlier version on my MBP (OS X 10.6.8). I found instructions on the Brother web site and followed them ...
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Are there any dangers of setting kext-dev-mode to 1?

I am trying to make a driver work on my OSX 10.11. A guide that I am following requires the execution of the following command: sudo nvram boot-args="kext-dev-mode=1" followed by: sudo kextload [...
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Native 5k resolution in Windows 10 on retina iMac

Is it possible to run the native 5k resolution on my retina iMac when using the official Windows 10 bootcamp? Right now, it seems to be capped at 4k. I have the 4.0 GHz i7 with the m295x GPU.
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Windows 7 on Macbook Air 1,1 *without* Boot Camp

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on an early 2008 (1,1) Apple Macbook air, on which OS X is not present. The machine is not able to boot directly the win 7 iso, supposedly because it lacks some support ...
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Quitting some fullscreen apps leaves white lines on screen

When I make Eclipse (or ADT) full screen and then quit it using cmd+q, it causes glitches and white lines all over the screen which move when anything in the screen changes, like when I move the mouse ...
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Canon MP780 support, and borderless printing, in Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks?

Has anyone got their Canon Pixma MP780 to print borderless in Mavericks? Its support was removed after the CanonPrinterDrivers2.8 (as of writing we are on 2.12). I keep the 2.8 drivers and they ...
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Use unsupported USB footswitch?

I am attempting to use this footswitch: http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/input/008/usbfootswitch_detail.html They only support windows, and USB Overdrive apparently doesn't support it either. I ...
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Windows7 (through bootcamp) poor sound quality problem

I installed windows7 through bootcamp on my macbook air(2011). (and also installed windows driver from bootcamp) Everything is OK, but one problem - Sound quality is very poor. (maybe phone or radio ...