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  1. DUMo Drivers Update Monitor Version : / April 6th 2017 Summary DUMo (Drivers Update Monitor) keeps your PC up-to-date & safe by using the most recent version of required hardware drivers! Features User-friendly driver updater Automatic detection of installed hardware Detects required drivers according to your version of Microsoft Windows More compatibility and less false positive than others Drivers Monitors (according to users feedback ;-) Internationalization support. Changelog ================================ 0004258: [Bug] Crashes when executing self-update (Kyle_Katarn) 0004242: [Bug] ICS shall be set in NO_DEBUG_LOG (compiler conditional compilation) (Kyle_Katarn) History/Changelog Home Direct download link Download light version Download portable version
  2. It Looks Like Ubuntu 17.04 Might Ship with Mesa 17.0.1 and X.Org Server 1.19.2 Both packages are now ready for testing in the proposed repo In his latest blog post, the developer reveals the fact that the long-anticipated X.Org 1.19 display server is now ready for public testing on a special PPA (Personal Package Archive) for Ubuntu 17.04, along with Mesa 17.0.1, which appears to rest in the proposed repository of the forthcoming distribution at the moment of writing. "I’ve prepared X server 1.19.2 along with the driver rebuilds for zesty on the staging ppa here: https://launchpad.net/~canonical-x/+archive/ubuntu/x-staging, " said Timo Aaltonen, Hardware Enablement, Field Expert Squad Team Lead at Canonical. "It also comes with Mesa 17.0.1 while it’s still stuck in zesty-proposed." A call for testing Of course, this is more of a call for testing than an announcement, so don't get too excited. Of course, it will be a huge achievement for Canonical to ship the Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) release with an up-to-date graphics stack based on X.Org Server 1.19 and Mesa 17.0, which translates to a major performance gain for your gaming experience. Therefore, if you want to see Mesa 17 and X.Org Server 1.19 in Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus), we recommend that you set up a special partition and test drive the two technologies from the staging PPA linked above. Make sure that you report any issues you might encounter with your graphics cards, especially AMD Radeon and Intel users. According to Timo Aaltonen, Canonical's plan is to bring both X.Org Server 1.19.2 and Mesa 17.0.1 to the main repos of Ubuntu 17.04 next week, if everything goes well and there won't be any blockers, so fingers crossed for a better gaming experience on Ubuntu. Meanwhile, the Linux 4.10.1 kernel has landed in the Zesty Zapus repos. Source
  3. DUMo Drivers Update Monitor Version : Summary DUMo (Drivers Update Monitor) keeps your PC up-to-date & safe by using the most recent version of required hardware drivers! Features User-friendly driver updater Automatic detection of installed hardware Detects required drivers according to your version of Microsoft Windows More compatibility and less false positive than others Drivers Monitors (according to users feedback ;-) Internationalization support. History/Changelog Home Direct download link Download light version Download portable version
  4. Canonical: 2017 Will See a Mir 1.0 Release, Plans to Implement Vulkan Support 2016 was a good year for Mir, says the company behind Ubuntu As most of you are aware, Canonical develops its own display server for Ubuntu, called Mir, which, in some ways, is similar to the X.Org Server and Wayland technologies. While Ubuntu on the desktop still uses X.Org Server's components, Mir is currently heavily tested for the Unity 8 user interface that Canonical plans on implementing by default for future releases of Ubuntu Linux, for desktops. However, until now, Mir has only been successfully deployed on mobile devices, powering the Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system used in various official and unofficial Ubuntu Phone and Tablets. According to Alan Griffiths, Software Engineer at Canonical, 2016 was a great year for Mir, and in 2017 the company plans on releasing the 1.0 milestone of the display server, which should implement the long-anticipated Vulkan support. "2017 will see a cleanup of our "toolkit" API and better support for "platform" plugin modules," said Griffiths. "We will then be working on upstreaming our Mesa patch. That will allow us to release our (currently experimental) Vulkan support." Canonical is working on reducing latency for Mir Canonical worked very hard in 2016 to improve its Mir display server by enabling a client-side toolkit, application, or library to work on Mir, as well as to upstream Mir support into GTK+ 3, Qt, SDL2, and Kodi. They also managed to create Mir Abstraction Layer and released MirAL 1.0, but for 2017 the company plans on enabling Mir on new platforms, upstream their Mesa patch, and enable Mir on a new graphics API, such as Vulkan. Canonical is now working on reducing latency for Mir, and hops that 2017 will be the year when Mir becomes mature enough to be used on desktops, powering the next-generation Unity 8 display server. At the moment, the company did not reveal the exact date when Mir 1.0 will see the light of day, so we can only guess that it could launch sometime around the release of Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus), in mid-April, when they'll prepare for Ubuntu 17.10. Source
  5. Valve Finally Makes Steam Work Out-of-the-Box with Open-Source Graphics Drivers Also introduces idle detection and updates the Vulkan loader The new Steam Client Beta update brings quite a lot of changes (see them all in the changelog attached at the end of the story), but we're very interested in the Linux ones, which appears to let Steam work out-of-the-box with open-source graphics drivers on various modern GNU/Linux distributions, while implementing a new setting for older ones to improve the interaction between Steam's runtime and system's host libraries. "Improved interactions between the Steam runtime and host distribution libraries, which should let Steam work out of the box with open-source graphics drivers on modern distributions. If using an older distribution or running into problems, use STEAM_RUNTIME_PREFER_HOST_LIBRARIES=0 to revert to previous behavior," reads the release notes. Vulkan loader updated to enable Xlib support, idle detection added Additionally, Valve implemented idle detection for Linux platforms, automatically switching the friend status in the built-in chat to Away/Snooze when you're not at pressing any buttons on your PC, improves keyboard and mice support for Vulkan apps when using the Overlay, as well as the Vulkan loader to enable Xlib support. It also looks like the close-to-tray behavior is now unified with other platforms besides Steam OS. Users can now use the "STEAM_FRAME_FORCE_CLOSE=0" setting to force the Steam Client to close to tray on GNU/Linux distributions that don't offer a proper system tray area. Other than that, the new Steam Client Beta update addresses some DRI3-related crashes with open-source graphics drivers by shipping with an updated libxcb library, and adds a bunch of Steam Controller improvements. All these goodies and much more are coming soon to the Steam Client when a new stable build will be released. Again, you can view all the improvements in the changelog attached below, and if you can't wait until the new stable version arrives, you can switch right now to the Beta channel in the General section of the Setting dialog, but please try to keep in mind that this is a pre-release build. Steam Client Beta Changelog: Source
  6. (Poster's note... reported to be breaking systems (read comments), so beware) I’ve seen a long line of complaints about Windows Update’s patches called “INTEL – System” followed by a date and time. My original beef was with “INTEL – System – 8/19/2016 12:00:00 AM –” As I described in my InfoWorld post last week, Günter Born tore apart that patch and concluded that they installed “null” (do-nothing) drivers as placeholders for different motherboard components. He also warns against installing the patches – which are coming down the Automatic Update chute. Since then, there have been many reports of another INTEL – System driver, this one “INTEL – System – 10/3/2016 12:00:00 AM –” and a wide variety of driver updates have appeared, documented here. Poster jmwoods here made some more experiments, looking inside those patches, and another “INTEL – System” patch, dated 3/13/2016. Here’s what he reports: Set up a test environment, installed the 2 new Intel driver updates, and ran DISM to get the list of all drivers for the online OS… dism /online /get-drivers /all /format:table > “%userprofile%\Desktop\drivers.txt” The output will be created in the file “drivers.txt” on your desktop. The Intel driver INF files affected…by date – 3/13/16 – iccwdt.inf – version 8/19/2016 – haswellsystem.inf – version lynxpointsystem.inf – version 10/3/2016 – haswellsystem.inf – version lynxpointsystem.inf – version (appears to be a rollback) He also speculates: Could have something to do with this big list of bugs for 4th Gen Haswell chipsets… http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/specification-updates/4th-gen-core-family-desktop-specification-update.pdf See the Errata section. ch100 has speculated that the patches might be related to the Bluetooth problems with the KB 3172605 patch – the key July speed-up patch. http://www.infoworld.com/article/3136677/microsoft-windows/how-to-speed-up-windows-7-update-scans-forever.html He also speculates that: It may also mean that those somehow newer drivers can facilitate a better upgrade experience from lower versions of Windows to Windows 10 by having dual compatibility. Just speculation, I don’t know about anything documented in that sense. So my question is… does anybody know what’s going on? It took Microsoft more than a year to fix the driver/firmware bugs in the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, and that debacle is widely attributed to bugs in the 2015-vintage Skylake chipset. Are we seeing something similar for the older (2013) Haswell chipsets? If so, it doesn’t inspire confidence in the recently announced Kaby Lake chips, which will be at the center of a new round of Windows PCs that are just appearing on the market. Source: What’s going on with the “INTEL – System” patches? (AskWoody)
  7. DUMo Drivers Update Monitor Version : / December 27th 2016 Summary DUMo (Drivers Update Monitor) keeps your PC up-to-date & safe by using the most recent version of required hardware drivers! Features User-friendly driver updater Automatic detection of installed hardware Detects required drivers according to your version of Microsoft Windows More compatibility and less false positive than others Drivers Monitors (according to users feedback ;-) Internationalization support. History/Changelog Home Direct download link Download light version Download portable version
  8. Might be a memory blank, however some help will be appreciated please. I updated sound drivers, they are mobo related. I have my headphones plugged in and I get sound via the speakers too. Had this before and forgot how to correct problem. Can anyone help me sort out sound NOT to come out of speakers when head phone jack is being used.
  9. DriverMax Pro - 1 Year[365 Days] Promo by DriverMax Overview: DriverMax is a tool that changes the way you update your computer drivers. Remember how hard it was to search by yourself all the drivers you needed? DriverMax changed that. You no longer have to do this by yourself, DriverMax has got you covered. It scans your computer and identifies missing or outdated/faulty drivers, downloads them and installs them for you. More Info: Product Homepage FAQ: https://www.drivermax.com/faq/index.htm Links: Offer - 1: http://drivermax.de/magazin-registration/ Note: Limited Period Offer. Page in German. Translated Page here. Current Status: Open. Offer - 2: http://drivermax.de/magazin-registration-aktion/ Note: Limited Period Offer. Page in German. Translated Page here. Current Status: Open. Terms: No free technical Support No Updates. Steps: Please enter your First name, Last Name and Email address. Click "I'm not a robot" and complete captcha. Click on "Absenden"/"Send". You will then receive an Email with the serial number. This Email should arrive within five minutes. Install the application. Enter the registration code you receive by E-Mail, at the end of the Installation in the appropriate window and confirm the input with "OK". Afterwards, you will need to set up a new user account, to activate your account. Downloads: https://www.drivermax.com/soft/dmx/drivermax.exe - [Size: 5.7 MB] More Advent Kalender Giveaways:
  10. win 7-8.1 x86 http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/376.19/376.19-desktop-win8-win7-32bit-international-whql.exe x64 http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/376.19/376.19-desktop-win8-win7-64bit-international-whql.exe win 10 x86 http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/376.19/376.19-desktop-win10-32bit-international-whql.exe x64 http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/376.19/376.19-desktop-win10-64bit-international-whql.exe
  11. Gamers are accusing NVIDIA’s new drivers of spying on you, collecting more data with new telemetry services. But NVIDIA isn’t spying on you—or, at least, NVIDIA isn’t gathering more data than it already was, and most of that data is required for it to work properly. Those New Telemetry Processes Do Nothing (at the Moment) This whole subject started to take on a life of its own when people noticed the latest NVIDIA drivers add an “NVIDIA telemetry monitor”, or NvTmMon.exe, entry to the Task Scheduler. MajorGeeks even recommended disabling these tasks with the Microsoft Autoruns software. While many websites uncritically recommended disabling these processes, Gamers Nexus monitored these processes and found that “they appear to be inactive at this time and do not transact data, as far as we can tell.” In other words, those telemetry-named processes do nothing. Disabling them accomplishes nothing. It’s possible that NVIDIA is working on moving telemetry-related functions from the main GeForce Experience program to these processes, but that hasn’t happened yet. A future driver update that makes these processes functional will also probably re-enable them in the Task Scheduler. There’s no point in disabling them right now “just in case”. People Are Reading the Wrong Privacy Policy People on Reddit found the Privacy Policy on NVIDIA’s website and summarized it as such: “NVIDIA may collect your name, address, email, phone number, IP address, and non traditional identifiers and share this information with business partners, resellers, affiliates, service providers, consulting partners, and others. This information is combined with typical browsing and cookie data and used by NVIDIA itself or advertising networks.” That sounds bad. But that’s actually a summary of the privacy policy for your use of NVIDIA’s website. As Gamers Nexus wrote, there’s a separate policy that covers GeForce Experience and NVIDIA’s software. NVIDIA issued an official statement that said: “NVIDIA does not share any personally identifiable information collected by GeForce Experience outside the company. NVIDIA may share aggregate-level data with select partners, but does not share user-level data… Aggregate data refers to information about a group of users rather than an individual. For example, there are now 80 million users of GeForce Experience.” GeForce Experience Needs to Collect Data to Function The GeForce Experience application, by its very nature, needs to collect some data from you. Here’s what the GeForce Experience application, included with NVIDIA’s drivers, does: It checks for new drivers and downloads them for you. To do this, it has to check which operating system you’re using, which NVIDIA hardware you have installed, and which driver version you currently have installed. It scans your system for installed games and suggests optimal settings. To do this, it needs to know which games you have installed, how they’re currently configured, and what hardware you have in your PC. It also reports back basic information about how you use the application. For example, NVIDIA can probably tell how many people use the GeForce Experience application to optimize games, how many people use the gameplay-recording feature, and so on. NVIDIA says it hasn’t started collecting any new data recently, writing in a statement: “The nature of the information collected has remained consistent since the introduction of GeForce Experience 1.0. The change with GeForce Experience 3.0 is that this error reporting and data collection is now being done in real-time.” You Can Monitor the Data GeForce Experience Sends If you’d like to see every bit of data GeForce Experience sends, you can do so with Wireshark. Gamers Nexus monitored the data NVIDIA’s applications sent over the wire and found about what you’d expect. It sends: Your GPU’s specification, vendor, clock speed, and overclock information. Your monitor information and display resolution. Driver settings for some specific games, such as whether you’ve disabled G-Sync or chosen a type of antialiasing for a game in the NVIDIA Control Panel. The resolution and quality settings you’ve chosen for some specific games. A list of games and applications installed, so NVIDIA can see how many people have Origin, Steam, Counter-Strike: GO, Overwatch, and other games installed. How much RAM you have. Information about your CPU, motherboard, and BIOS version. This is the type of data we’d expect to see, given what GeForce Experience does. NVIDIA can use much of this data to suggest optimal settings for your hardware. Data about which games you have installed and how you’ve configured them can help NVIDIA know which games to focus development resources on, and point it in the right direction when automatically choosing graphics settings. These are good things, and what GeForce Expeirence has always been designed to do anyway. To Disable Telemetry, You’d Have to Break GeForce Experience You’re free to disable those telemetry services, but that won’t do anything for the time being. To truly stop NVIDIA’s software from phoning home, you’d have to break GeForce Experience by blocking its connections at the firewall level. But if you do this, GeForce Experience won’t automatically check for and provide you with graphics driver updates anymore. The game-optimization features would stop working. Other Internet-connected features would also break. In fact, if you block connections from GeForce Experience and it can’t connect to NVIDIA’s servers, it just kicks you back top a sign-in screen saying “We are unable to log you in at this time. Try again later.” This is a bad idea. Those graphics driver updates are important! The Mandatory Account Still Stings We’ve looked into it and found NVIDIA’s telemetry is really nothing to worry about. GeForce Experience collects as much data as it always does, and the data it collects makes sense for what it has to do. The new telemetry processes don’t seem to actually do anything. But NVIDIA has gamers on edge with its recent decisions. GeForce Experience version 3.0 requires you sign in with an account to use it—even just to get driver updates—which makes many gamers unhappy. However, you can just create an NVIDIA account for this purpose. You don’t have to link a Google or Facebook account. While we wish NVIDIA would offer more options, let’s keep our complaints tethered to the real world. Many of the claims going around online about NVIDIA’s new telemetry services just aren’t true. Article source
  12. It's been brought to our attention that nVIDIA now has telemetry included with its drivers. It also continues the bloat with nVIDIA Wireless Controller and ShadowPlay services, something many don't need. First, let's go over what these are. Telemetry is essentially considered spying by many as it is a way to send data back and forth. It's nowhere near that simple, but we'd like to know what it's doing in our video drivers when it's never been needed before. nVIDIA Wireless Controller requires you have, you guessed it, a nVIDIA Wireless Controller. ShadowPlay is a way to capture and record gameplay. The easiest way to check for, and disable these is to download Microsoft Autoruns. Autoruns is portable, so no installation is needed. Download it and unzip Autoruns.zip into its own folder and double click Autoruns.exe or Autoruns64.exe. Type nvidia in the filter box. You will find Telemetry in the Task Scheduler section and the nVIDIA Wireless Controller, and ShadowPlay services further down under the registry entries. Uncheck what you don't want, close and reboot. If you get an error, close the program and right click on Autoruns.exe or Autoruns64.exe and "Run as Administrator." Here is an image showing you how to get it done: Article source
  13. DUMo Drivers Update Monitor Version : / November 6th 2016 Summary DUMo (Drivers Update Monitor) keeps your PC up-to-date & safe by using the most recent version of required hardware drivers! Features User-friendly driver updater Automatic detection of installed hardware Detects required drivers according to your version of Microsoft Windows More compatibility and less false positive than others Drivers Monitors (according to users feedback ;-) Internationalization support. History/Changelog Home Direct download link Download light version Download portable version
  14. DUMo Drivers Update Monitor Version : / October 26th 2016 Summary DUMo (Drivers Update Monitor) keeps your PC up-to-date & safe by using the most recent version of required hardware drivers! Features User-friendly driver updater Automatic detection of installed hardware Detects required drivers according to your version of Microsoft Windows More compatibility and less false positive than others Drivers Monitors (according to users feedback ;-) Internationalization support. Changelog ================================ - 0004106: [Bug] Autocheck erroneous functioning (Kyle_Katarn) - resolved. - 0004093: [Refactoring] Updated German translation (Kyle_Katarn) - resolved. - 0004089: [Refactoring] Some items not available for translation (Kyle_Katarn) - resolved. - 0004088: [Refactoring] Updated japanese translation (Kyle_Katarn) - resolved. History/Changelog Home Direct download link Download light version Download portable version
  15. AMD has updated its Radeon Software Crimson Edition driver to version 16.10.1. As we have become accustomed to, the latest driver brings support for a couple of hot new games titles. This time around it's Gears of War 4 and Mafia III. Another driver improvement for gamers applies to those using CrossFire configurations to play Shadow Warrior 2 (DX11). There's some significant wrinkles ironed out with AMD Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.10.1 as follows; Paragon, Battlefield 1, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided all get CrossFire flicker/stutter cures, there should no longer be random or sudden FPS drops while playing The Crew, Radeon WattMan power limit adjustments should now always reliably be set, and Radeon RX 400 cards will now be able to adjust Pixel Format options. AMD is still working on several issues including; Raptr overlay problems, freezing in The Division (CrossFire), crashing in Rise of the Tomb Raider (DX 12), WattMan (CrossFire) issues, and H.264 P2P content streaming corruption. DirectX 12 multi-GPU Frame Pacing All GCN-enabled GPUs and AMD A8 APUs or higher with GCN now have multi-GPU frame pacing support to DirectX 12. In essence Frame Pacing provides more consistent, smooth gameplay. "In multi-GPU (mGPU) configurations, GPUs render alternating frames and push each frame to your screen. Each render can be created at various speeds causing differences in frame time," AMD explains. "With frame pacing enabled, frames are distributed evenly, i.e. with less variance between frames, creating liquid smooth gameplay". AMD says that its recently implemented DX 12 Frame Pacing can have a positive impact on a number of games/apps currently available including Total War – Warhammer, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and the 3DMark Time Spy benchmark. I've reproduced the ROTR Frame Pacing comparison graph example below but AMD has published more on its blog for you to look over. Article source
  16. How to Get the Latest Windows 10 Drivers for Your Computer Hardware After installing Windows 10 from scratch, and sometimes after updating from a previous version of Windows, you may need to locate and install the latest Windows 10 drivers for your computer's hardware. Because Windows 10 is Microsoft's newest operating system, manufacturers are determining what models of their hardware could work in Windows 10 and then (hopefully) regularly releasing Windows 10 compatible drivers. Never Updated a Windows 10 Driver Before? See How to Update Drivers in Windows 10 for a full tutorial. A free driver updater software tool is another option you might want to consider, especially if you're new to this. Important: Two different versions of many drivers are available, both a 32-bit and 64-bit version. Make sure you install the correct one based on which version of Windows 10 you have installed! Acer (Notebooks, Tablets, Desktops) Any Windows 10 drivers by Acer, for your Acer computer, are available via the Acer Download Drivers & Manuals page. Just search for your Acer PC model and then select Windows 10 from the Operating System drop-down box. If your Acer computer model does not have any Windows 10 drivers available, especially if it is listed on the Acer Windows 10 Upgrade page, don't worry - it just means that the drivers Microsoft includes with Windows 10 probably work just fine. Most Acer tablets, notebooks, and desktops that worked well with Windows 8 and Windows 7 will work just fine with Windows 10. If you do have issues, check Acer's Download Drivers & Manuals page regularly for new drivers. The Acer Windows 10 FAQ page answers a lot of other basic questions about Windows 10 and your Acer computer. More » AMD Radeon Driver (Video) The latest AMD Radeon Windows 10 driver is the AMD Catalyst 16.30.2311 Suite (Released 2016-07-28). These drivers are also called the AMD Catalyst Drivers and they include everything you need for your AMD/ATI video card to work in Windows 10. Most AMD/ATI Radeon HD GPUs are supported in Windows 10 with these drivers, including those in the R9, R7, and R5 series, plus others. This includes both desktop and mobile GPUs. AMD has also answered a number of basic questions about AMD video card compatibility with Windows 10 in their Windows 10 Driver & AMD Graphics Product Compatibility page. More » ASUS Drivers (Motherboards) Windows 10 drivers for ASUS motherboards can be downloaded via ASUS Support. Click Download, enter your motherboard model number, and then filter by your operating system - Windows 10 in this case. ASUS did a fantastic job of making it easy to find out how compatible your motherboard is with Windows 10 with their Ready for Windows 10 page. Just sort by Intel or AMD and then locate your motherboard model number. Windows 10 might be supported with a beta or WHQL driver and may or may not need a BIOS upgrade. Everything you need to know is right there. More » BIOSTAR Drivers (Motherboards & Graphics) BIOSTAR doesn't keep a list of Windows 10 compatible motherboards or graphics cards, but you can find any Windows 10 drivers they do provide via BIOSTAR Support. Expect most motherboards that work fine in Windows 8 to work equally fine in Windows 10, especially if you're using Microsoft's default drivers. I do, however, expect more and more BIOSTAR-developed Windows 10 drivers to make it into their support area as time goes on. More » Canon (Printers & Scanners) Canon provides Windows 10 drivers for a number of their printer, scanner, and mutli-function devices via Canon Support. Just locate your product using the wizard on the screen and then filter by Operating System for Windows 10. If you're just curious about Windows 10 compatibility for your Canon printer or other device, they put together a really easy to use Canon Windows Compatibility tool that makes that really easy. Find your printer from that page, tap or click the +, and check for a green checkmark or more detailed information about Windows 10 compatibility. If you didn't see your Canon device on the other list, check out the Canon Windows 10 Upgrade page, which lists every model that Canon will not be working to ensure Windows 10 compatibility with. Don't worry if your device is on that list - Microsoft probably supports your printer or scanner naively (i.e. with their own basic drivers). That, or the Windows 8 driver already available from Canon will also work for Windows 10. More » Creative Sound Blaster Drivers (Audio) The most recent Creative Sound Blaster drivers for Windows 10 are listed, along with download links, on their Windows 10 Software Availability Chart. Just scroll down until you find your sound card name or model number and then download the drivers via the link you're given. If no Windows 10 driver is available for your Sound Blaster device, you'll see instead an Estimated Available Date. Take note of that and check back later. If you can't find your Creative hardware anywhere on this page, please know that Microsoft's default Windows 10 audio drivers will probably work, but there's no guarantee. Note: Other Creative-made devices are listed on this page, too, with their respective Windows 10 compatibility details. As of the last update to this list, I saw external speakers, headsets, webcams, and even some Create software listed. More » Dell Drivers (Desktops, Laptops, & Tablets) Dell provides Windows 10 drivers for their desktop and laptop computers via their Drivers & Downloads page. Enter your Dell PC Service Tag or Express Service Code, browse for you device manually, or choose to Detect Product for the automated process. Once you've found the Dell device you want Windows 10 drivers for, select it and then choose Change OS and choose Windows 10. Most newer Alienware, Inspiron, XPS, Vostro, Latitude, Optiplex, and Precision branded Dell computers work great in Windows 10. See Dell's Computers Tested for Upgrade to Windows 10 page for a model-by-model list. Your Dell computer may work just fine even if it's not on the list but you won't know for sure until you install, or upgrade to, Windows 10. Some Dell PCs don't, and won't get, Windows 10 specific drivers from Dell. In those cases, and only with some computers, installing a Windows 8 driver is the right way to go. See Dell's Install Compatible Windows 8.1 Drivers for Computers Upgrading to Windows 10 for a tutorial. No matter how well, or not-so-well, your specific Dell PC supposedly supports Windows 10, please read through Dell's General Issues Upgrading Dell Devices to Windows 10 article for what to expect. More » Dell Drivers (Printers) Many Dell printer drivers for Windows 10 are available via Dell's Drivers & Downloads page and more will be added as they're developed by Dell. Dell also keeps an updated Microsoft Windows 10 Compatibility with Dell Printers page that should be very helpful if you already know your Dell printer model number. Printers are listed as either having Windows 10 Web Package Availability (i.e. you can download Dell-made drivers via Drivers & Downloads), Windows 10 Drivers in CD (i.e. Windows 10 drivers for this printer were included in the installation disc that came with the printer), or Windows 10 Drivers in OS or Windows Update (i.e. Microsoft included the best drivers for this printer in Windows 10 or they'll be downloaded via Windows Update when you connect the printer). Most Dell color and black-and-white, laser and inkjet printers are supported in Windows 10 via one of those methods. More » Gateway Drivers (Notebooks & Desktops) Windows 10 drivers for Gateway PCs can be had via Gateway's Drivers & Downloads page on their website. A complete list of computers that Gateway will support on Windows 10 can be found on their Windows 10 Upgrade page. Some LT, NE, and NV series Gateway notebooks are listed, as are some DX, SX, and ZX series desktop computers. More » HP Drivers (Laptops, Tablets, & Desktops) HP provides Windows 10 drivers for many of their tablet, laptop, and desktop computers via their HP Software & Driver Downloads page. There isn't an easy-to-reference list of HP computers that work well with Windows 10, like with some other computer makers, but HP does provide some help. Head to the Upgrade Your HP Computer to Windows 10 page and enter your computer's product number in the field provided and then tap or click Find my product. Tip: Don't know where you HP product number is? Check the sticker on the back of your desktop or under your tablet or laptop. If your sticker is worn out, execute CTRL+ALT+S on HP desktop PCs, or FN+ESC on HP notebooks and it'll pop up on screen. More » Recently Released Windows 10 Drivers 2016-07-28: AMD/ATI Radeon Catalyst v16.30.2311 Released 2016-02-04: Intel Chipset v10.1.1.14 Released 2015-07-29: NVIDIA GeForce v353.62 Released 2015-06-25: Realtek HD Audio R2.79 Released Can't Find a Windows 10 Driver? Try using a Windows 8 driver instead. This doesn't always work but often will, considering how similar Windows 8 and Windows 10 are. Source
  17. Open Source AMDGPU Driver Now Detects All Linux Kernel Supported AMD Radeon GPUs xf86-video-amdgpu 1.1.1 is now available for download According to the release notes, xf86-video-amdgpu 1.1.1 is the latest stable version of the driver, and the biggest new feature is that it's now capable of detecting all the AMD Radeon graphics cards that are supported upstream in the AMDGPU kernel driver. Additionally, it now offers support for X.Org Server version 1.9 to 1.18. "I'm pleased to announce the 1.1.1 release of xf86-video-amdgpu, the X.Org driver for AMD Radeon GPUs supported by the AMDGPU kernel driver. This release supports X.Org Server versions 1.9-1.18," says Michel Dänzer in the release announcement. "This is a stable point release containing only fixes and other minor changes." It also looks like over 20 issues reported by users since the previous maintenance release were addressed in xf86-video-amdgpu 1.1.1, and for that we recommend that you take a look at the full changelog attached at the end of article if you're curious to know what exactly has been changed. In related news, Michel Dänzer also announced the release of the xf86-video-ati 7.7.1 X.Org video driver for ATI/AMD Radeon graphics cards that are supported by the radeon Linux kernel driver. There are eighteen changes implemented in this new stable version, which now offers support for X.Org Server versions 1.9 to 1.18. Changelog: Source
  18. Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.8 RC4 with Skylake Power Management Fix Linux 4.8-rc4 is now ready for public testing The development of Linux kernel 4.8 continues today with the Release Candidate 4 (RC4) snapshot, and, according to Linus Torvalds, things are looking quite normal at this stage, but it also looks like this is the smalles RC until now. The biggest new feature being a fix for an Intel Skylake power management bug. However, there are also the usual updated drivers, arch improvements, and some KVM changes. "Everything looks normal, and it's been a bit quieter than rc3 too, so hopefully we're well into the "it's calming down" phase. Although with the usual timing-related fluctuation (different maintainers stagger their pulls differently), it's hard to tell a trend yet.," says Linus Torvalds in today's announcement. "Regardless, it all looks pretty small." Final Linux kernel 4.8 release to land at the end of September Now that we're able to take the fourth Release Candidate build of the Linux 4.8 kernel for a test drive on our PCs, its development cycle will continue, and next week we shall get our hands on the RC5 milestone. After that, there should be only two RCs left, RC6 and RC7, until the final Linux kernel 4.8 release hits the streets, which should happen at the end of September. Until then, we invite you to download the Linux kernel 4.8 Release Candidate 4 sources right now directly from kernel.org and report any bugs you might encounter. We should also warn you not to replace your stable kernel with this one, nor install it on a production-ready operating system. This is a pre-release build intended for testing purposes only. Source Related Alternate Source for "The Many Exciting Features To The Linux 4.8 Kernel" - Linux 4.8 feature overview
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  21. The round of updates is dated May 24, 2016, and for the first time we get detailed documentation There’s a new round of driver updates for the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4, rolling out a Windows Update chute near you. This is the third driver update for SB and SP4 so far this month, with a major release on May 9, followed by a smaller update on May 16, and now this update, dated May 24. If I count correctly, the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 have had 12 driver/firmware updates since their release last October: Oct. 23, 2015; Nov. 2; Nov. 18; Dec. 2; Dec. 17; Jan. 27, 2016; Feb. 17; Mar. 15; Apr. 19; May 9; May 16; and now May 24. Microsoft seems to have shaken off most of its debilitating Surfacegate hardware problems (see Paul Thurrott’s description) in April, but the complaints continue. Remarkably, as of very early Wednesday morning the Surface Pro 4 update history site has details about the patches: Microsoft driver update for Surface Embedded Controller Firmware - v103.1158.256.0 adjustments to system thermal tuning and optimizes battery utilization in connected standby and in low battery scenario. Microsoft driver update for Surface Management Engine - v11.0.11.1006 improves system stability resuming from sleep or hibernation and increased reliability of touch and pen capabilities. Fingerprint Cards AB driver update for Surface Fingerprint Sensor - v2.2.10.8 increases stability of fingerprint sensor when keyboard is resuming from sleep. Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. driver update for Marvell AVASTAR Bluetooth Radio Adapter - v15.68.9040.67 enhances Wi-Fi driver settings to support Gulf region. Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. driver update for Marvell AVASTAR Wireless-AC Network Controller - v15.68.9040.67 enhances Wi-Fi driver settings to support Gulf region. Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) Precise Touch Device - v1.1.0.240 improves touch stability. There’s an additional update for Surface Pro 4 devices that have a Samsung SSDs: Microsoft driver update for Surface NVM Express Controller - v10.0.4.0 improves stability of NVMe Storage. Dan Thorp-Lancaster at Windows Central relays a tip from one of WC’s twitter followers, Jesse Cook, that clicking on the More Info link in the Windows Update dialog takes you to a new Driver Information site. Although there’s nothing on the site (“Driver Information: Coming Soon”), it’s a tantalizing hint that maybe we’re going to get detailed changelogs for more of Microsoft’s drivers. Kudos to the Surface team. Communicating with customers is a good idea, eh? Source: More Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 driver updates roll out -- details included (InfoWorld - Woody Leonhard) InfoWorld - Woody on Windows AskWoody.com - Woody Leonhard's no-bull news, tips and help for Windows and Office
  22. There are a number of notable types of software which often prove difficult to uninstall completely and can, because of leftover files and/or registry entries, potentially lead to issues when attempting a re-install or installing a replacement. Antivirus software springs to mind as s typical example, in fact, we published a guide on that very topic just on 12 months ago: How To Completely Remove Antivirus Software. Printer drivers can also fall into this category, and definitely graphics drivers. I’m currently toying with the idea of upgrading my graphics card so was pleased to come across a free and portable software designed specifically for that very purpose. I must add that Display Driver Uninstaller has been around for some time now but I’ve only just discovered it… needs must. Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) Display Driver Uninstaller removes the current graphics driver and all previous versions archived in the Windows Driver store, plus deletes all associated software, services and registry entries. The tool basically returns your PC’s graphics to the same state it would be in following a fresh Windows install, so you can then download and install drivers from scratch, and without fear of potential conflicts. Download consists of a 1.22MB 7-Zip self-extracting archive. You don’t need to have 7-Zip installed, simply double click the downloaded executable, select your preferred location, and click the Extract button. DDU does not require installation so running the program is just a simple matter of double clicking the extracted executable. As is the case with most of these types of tricky uninstalls, you’ll generally achieve better results when performed from within Safe Mode. DDU covers this very nicely, with its opening screen providing a reminder plus a simple option to reboot into Safe Mode: Select Safe Mode from the drop down menu under “Launch option” and then click the Reboot to Safe Mode button. I tested this function in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 and it worked flawlessly with both. Once the system boots into Safe Mode you’ll be presented with DDU’s main interface: DDU supports NVIDIA, AMD, and Intel cards, and automatically identifies the currently installed brand and model. As you can see from the above screenshot, DDU is refreshingly simple to use with 3 clearly defined main function buttons: Clean and restart – used mainly when re-installing a driver for the same card. Clean and DO NOT restart – for advanced users [only] who may want to play around with something before rebooting. Clean and shutdown – perfect for when connecting/installing a new card. It should be noted that DDU is still in Beta mode and the developer, much to his credit, makes a point of not only mentioning this on the product home page but also includes an option in the software, which is enabled by default, to automatically create a restore point: On the right hand side of the main interface, toward the bottom, you’ll also see an option to “Set Windows Automatic Driver installation to default“. This will install a Windows generic driver, not the best driver but handy if you want to make sure you’ve at least got a functioning driver in the interim. I tested DDU on a perfectly good system with NVIDIA graphics and it worked flawlessly. The key aspect is that it removes pretty much all (if not all) traces of the driver, associated software and data, which may well be critical on a system where the installation has become corrupt or when installing a new graphic card, especially where a different brand is involved. DDU is great concept and I really appreciate that it is portable – kudos to the developer. Download DDU direct from the developer here: Display Driver Uninstaller Download Credit to
  23. Users who bought top-of-the-line Intel-based PCs a few years ago probably won't have Miracast support in Windows 10; video may not work right either Microsoft stirred up a storm of complaints when it announced earlier this year that effective July 2017 it will no longer support Windows 7 or 8.1 on the newest Skylake Intel processors. Reasons for the decision ranged all over the place, but came down to this: For Windows 7 to run on any modern silicon, device drivers and firmware need to emulate Windows 7's expectations for interrupt processing, bus support, and power states -- which is challenging for WiFi, graphics, security, and more. A similar situation -- but in reverse -- is now playing out with older Intel processors and support for basic Windows 10 features. In particular, it appears Intel will not issue Miracast (WiDi) drivers for its second-generation Sandy Bridge systems. The second-generation HD 3000 graphics card has limited OpenCL support, and other Win10 drivers for earlier-generation systems are questionable. This means if you bought a new Intel-based computer four or five years ago -- even an expensive, high-end PC -- you probably won't be able to use it for Intel's Miracast technology in Win10, and video may not work right on Win10. I'm not talking about dated Pentium or Celeron processors; I'm talking about relatively recent i3, i5, and i7 systems. Intel's support forums are ablaze with irate customers demanding to know why their four-year-old Sandy Bridge top-of-the-line PCs won't support Miracast in Win10. The answer, simply, is that Intel won't write the drivers. As Intel employee Bryce@Intel put it thusly: It has always been [Intel's] plan to fully support Windows 10 beginning from 4th Gen (limited SKU's) and newer products Intel's fourth-generation processors started shipping three years ago. If you have an older system, the existence of Win10 drivers is hit-and-miss. Details are complex, with specific combinations of processors, onboard graphics cards, and network adapters supported and other combinations not supported. Some drivers work fine under Windows 10, others require tweaking. And in several cases Win10 drivers don't -- and won't -- exist. On page 23 of the complaint thread, poster palmiris suggests that everyone concerned lodge a formal complaint with the Intel Corporate Responsibility team by following this link. Source: Intel draws fire for not writing Win10 drivers for older Sandy Bridge PCs (InfoWorld - Woody Leonhard) Discussion: Intel draws fire for not supporting Win10 drivers on “Sandy Bridge” processors (AskWoody.com)
  24. Nvidia Users Beware, Latest Driver May Harm Your PC – Allegedly Killing GPUs, Is Plagued With Issues Nvidia GeForce users beware, the latest 364.72 Game Ready drivers may damage your PC and/or windows installation, driver plagued with issues. Reports of issues from many disgruntled Nvidia users on the GeForce forums as well as on reddit & various other forums have been pouring in for the past couple of days after Nvidia released its Game Ready 364.72 driver. If you have an Nvidia graphics cards we’d recommend waiting this one out. As reports have been pouring in on Nvidia’s official GeForce forum and reddit from users who report running into all sorts of issues after installing the 364.72 Game Ready driver. Ranging from their systems failing to boot to crashes, blue screen crashes, gray & green screen artifacting, flickering, visual corruption, freezing, G-Sync issues, DSR scaling issues and there’s even reports of GeForce GTX graphics cards dying after driver installation. Nvidia users on the GeForce forum reporting various issues after installing the 364.72 Game Ready driver. It seems Nvidia has been facing some challenges getting Game Ready drivers out on time issue free as of late. Unfortunately this is the second time that a WHQL certified Game Ready driver has caused heartache for gamers in the past month. In fact so many users report running into the exact same issues that had afflicted the last game ready driver a little over three weeks ago. If you’ve already downloaded and installed the drivers and you’re having issues you could try using driver removal tools such as Display Driver Uninstaller and uninstalling the driver in Safe Mode. If you haven’t installed the the 364.72 driver it’s recommended that you stay on the last stable version you have installed until most of the more issues are resolved. Wccftech
  25. Who needs it? AMD looks close to killing off support for 32-bit Windows for its Radeon drivers. Techpowerup found a hint when it visited AMD's Drivers + Download Center on the company website, and tried clicking on the "32-bit" links of some of its Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 drivers, which redirected to an ominously-worded AMD knowledge-base article (Article #GPU-622). This knowledge-base article, intended for people looking for 32-bit drivers, reads: “A system running Microsoft Windows 10 64 Bit can take full advantage of the advanced visual and performance features of these graphics cards. However, AMD also provides 64 Bit drivers for Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Microsoft Windows 7 to accommodate those users who choose to use an older Microsoft Operating System.” But the knowledge-base article has no links for the drivers users are looking for. It looks like 32-bit versions of Radeon Software 16.3.2 are still there but you have to practically crack the webpage to find it. According to the download page, AMD's recently launched Radeon Pro Duo already completely lacks 32-bit Windows support, and the company is only providing 64-bit drivers. The move makes common sense. Most of AMD’s Radeon R9 and Fury series GPUs feature 4 GB or more of video memory, and 64-bit Windows users making up the most of the rest. Hard to find anyone who will run 32-bit Windows for games. View: Original Article