Advice 1: How to check whether all the drivers are installed

Problems with any equipment in the computer can be associated with the lack of drivers. To check the availability and compatibility of some drivers, it is recommended to use additional utilities.
How to check whether all the drivers are installed
You will need
  • - Driver Pack Solution.
Instruction
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First, open device Manager. To do this, just right click on "Computer" in the start menu". Go to its properties and click "device Manager". View a list of connected equipment. Those devices that do not have any set of files will be highlighted with an exclamation mark.
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To install the drivers using the automatic mode Windows just right click on the device name and select "Update driver software". Select the automatic mode. Wait until the system detects and installs the appropriate files.
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If not, then open the website of the manufacturer of this device. Try to find there is needed for stable operation of the equipment files. Download them. Now repeat the procedure to upgrade files by selecting "Perform driver search on this computer". Select the folder in which you saved the downloaded files. It is advisable to extract them from the archive.
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Find suitable files for certain devices can be difficult. Install Driver Pack Solution. It is a collection of software for most popular devices.
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Install this software, restart the computer and run it. Immediately after that, it will start scanning for all connected devices. Simultaneously, it will identify the relevant programs and files.
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Open the tab "Driver" and check the package of files you want to upload. Pre-study comments to the drivers. Now click "Install". Wait until the process is completed, the program updates and files for the selected devices. Restart the computer and test the drivers by opening device Manager.

Advice 2: How to check computer compatibility

Sometimes you need to install on computer with new software to have additional opportunities to perform new functions. But, unfortunately, not all programs are compatible with various models of computeragents. Therefore, it is advisable to check computer for compatibility.
How to check computer compatibility
You will need
  • computer;
  • software;
  • - administrator rights.
Instruction
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Use to check the "program compatibility Wizard". To open the "Master", you need to go through several steps. Click "start". Select "control Panel". In the opened window, click the left mouse button on the option "Programs". You will see a window with new tabs. Go to the tab "Programs and features" and select the task "use an older program with this version of Windows". "Program compatibility wizard" is running. Now follow the prompts carefully reading each. In the first window after reading click "Next".
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Before you open a new window in which you want to set the check box against the action which you will perform. For example, "Choose from the list a program from a list" and click "Next" (this button is pressed all the time, as the system will ask for it). The wizard will load all the programs installed on your computerE. select a program that will work where you need to check.
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When a certain program has been selected, select the operating system from the list of recommended (it will open once you click the "Next" button in the previous step). Then select the screen settings for the check programs and run the "program compatibility Wizard".
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The test results will be displayed in a new dialog box with tips on how to proceed if the program and computer have incompatible configurations. In General we can say that the operating system will allow you to test virtually every program will work, so do not worry when you want to install the new software. It is also worth noting that developers often specify the settings for the programs that will be required for the correct operation of the computerand this program.

Advice 3: How to install network drivers

The computer includes a lot of different devices that perform a variety of tasks. This card, using which the image appears on the screen and sound card to recreate the sound and voice, and network card through which the computer can connect to the Internet and local network. All devices not listed! In order for the operating system can identify and interact, we need special software, called drivers.
How to install network drivers
Instruction
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If any of the devices your computer does not want to work, should first check, whether the computer a specific driver that matches your operating system.
To start in Windows XP, click the right mouse button on the icon "My computer" and select "Properties", then navigate to the Hardware tab and click device Manager. In Windows Vista or Windows 7 instead of the General tab, select the section "device Manager" in the left part of the window.
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Under "device Manager" shows all the devices on your computer. Here are shown both internal and external devices. Among the many devices can be devices that are marked with an icon with a question mark or exclamation point. These icons alert you to the fact that for this device are not installed necessary drivers or installed wrong.
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In this case, you must supply a disk with the right drivers to the computer drive, if not, then you need to download the drivers from the Internet. In the window click right mouse button on the selected device and select "Update driver software...".
Select the desired setting: with the drive or folder, do not forget to specify operating system folder or disk that has the drivers installed. Wait a few seconds until Windows installs the drivers, your problem device will begin active and work correctly.
As you can see, to install the necessary drivers is no big deal. The most important is to choose the right device that requires the driver installation and find a program that will fit exactly for your version of operating system. And, of course, don't lose the disks with the drivers are issued with purchase of the computer or other devices.

Advice 4: How to enable webcam on a laptop: detailed explanation

It's hard to imagine modern laptop without a webcam. You can use it to take photos, make video calls, organise web conferences. Actually camera is always on whenever the laptop, and power is supplied. However, to start using camera, it's not enough.
How to enable webcam on a laptop: detailed explanation
You will need
  • - notebook
  • - web camera
Instruction
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First you need to check if the camera driver. If the laptop is new and the operating system and main programs established by the manufacturers or the sellers, most likely the drivers are already installed. If you installed Windows yourself, drivers also need to install yourself.
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To check the availability and serviceability of drivers, you need to go to control Panel, select "System" and "device Manager". In the hardware list to find the item "imaging Devices" and expand it. Opens the title of the web camera icon, indicating its working or non-working condition. If the title of the web camera question or exclamation mark, you need to install the drivers. You can download them from the laptop manufacturer's website.
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If device Manager says that the camera is working, you can proceed to testing it. Unfortunately, Windows operating systems do not have special applications for working with a webcam, but the laptop manufacturers usually supply system is a proprietary program, for example, HP's "MediaSmart" Acer "Acer Crystal Eye Webcam". If the laptop is new, from the manufacturer, the application will likely be installed. If not, you need to install on your own.
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You can choose one of the popular applications, such as "WebcamMax". This program has a wide list of options allows you to work with video effects, adding pictures and videos. "WebcamMax" you can use with applications like ICQ, MSN, Paltalk, Camfrog, AIM, Skype, Yahoo, Stickam. You can configure the camera so that it included video recording when motion is detected. The user lots of special effects for video files, and photo processing. In addition, with "WebcamMax" you can work with one video in multiple applications at the same time.
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The program is very easy, it opens two Windows: the left will be a preview video on the right selection of effects and other actions. Using the buttons under the preview window, you can take a screenshot, start and stop recording.
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Another popular program for working with web cameras-"ManyCam". This app also allows you to use one camera in multiple applications simultaneously and add in video, text and special effects. There is still a powerful application "Webcam 7", allows you to record and process video, besides easy to set up.
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Choosing the application that will be more comfortable, you can begin to use the web camera of the laptop for chatting and video recording.
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