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Update Your Synaptics Touchpad And Download Multi-Touch Gesture Drivers

October 17th, 2011 No comments

Owning a Mac is probably one of the coolest thing that could happen to you, especially now that almost everyone dreams of having one. One of the features that the brand boasts about is its multitouch gestures.

If you already have a touchpad but is not multitouch, you are definitely missing out a lot. The more you use a Multi-touch trackpad, the more you will feel like your old touchpad is wasting your time because of the multiple clicks and scrolls it needs before finishing one task.

If unfortunately do not own a Mac and cannot afford to have one, there’s no more need to worry since you can get multi-touch gestures for your touchpad.

How to get multitouch gestures for your laptop

You are just in luck if you have Synaptics touchpad because the company has been constantly releasing driver updates for standard laptops for the past few months. Since such updates are optional and not required, not everyone knows that they exist. If you want to update your touchpad to get multi-touch gestures, just follow the instructions below.

1. Check if you have a Synaptics touchpad by going to your computer’s Control Panel. Click on the Hardware and Sound Folder, and click the Mouse option. If you have the Synaptic mouse available in the dropdown list, you can download the driver compatible to the model of your laptop.

Synaptics however, proves generic drivers compatible with all Synaptics trackpads, regardless of the brand of laptop it is installed in. After successful download of the driver, the next thing that you need to do is install it to your computer.

2. The driver will need you to agree with the terms before it will start the installation process. For Windows to recognize the new driver to your system, you will need to verify its installation. This process will only take you a few minutes and will notify you if the driver has been installed successfully.

4. After installation, you will need to restart your computer to complete the process.

5. Once the driver is successfully installed, you need to go back to the Control Panel, click on the Hardware and Sound option, and select Mouse to open the device’s properties. Select the last tab with the label, ‘Device Settings’ , and make sure that the touchpad option is enabled.

6. Click on the Settings option to open your computer’s touchpad settings. This will open a number of gesture options, which you will need to select to activate. The most common options available in the driver update includes:

  • The classic two-finger scrolling, which is common to many devices
  • The option to rotate images by running your fingers in a circle in your touchpad
  • The three-finger press which allows you to open applications by pressing three fingers at the touchpad at the same time
  • The three-finger click, which is an option that allows you to change programs

If you are unsure of the settings available and what it can do, you can check the preview on the right side of the settings window.

The traditional non-multitouch gestures are still available but since multi-touch gestures are already available, it is next to impossible for you to settle on such an old-school setting. With a little practice, you will soon get over the weird feeling of multi-touch gestures in your touchpad.

Downloading the driver will be one of the best decisions you will make in your life. If you want a utility that will make it easier for you to locate and install the correct driver for your current operating system, you can do so by clicking on the link.

via dotTech


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Microsoft IntelliType Pro 8.2 Keyboard Software for Windows (32-bit) Driver Update

August 8th, 2011 No comments

If you are looking for an application that lets you modify the distinctive features of your input device, then Microsoft IntelliPoint is the software that should suit your needs. With this software, you can redefine the functions of each button or key of your input device in order to perform certain commands as well as to open computer files and web pages. This also allows you to disable certain keys that are accidentally pressed as we use the keyboard

The IntelliType 8.2 (release August 08, 2011) can also work in changing mouse settings, like the precision, scroll speed as well as the pointer speed. You can set up the program’s automatic updates and choose to participate in their customer experience improvement program.

Driver updates can be downloaded here. All you need is a PC that runs on 32-bit Windows XP, or later, with a free disk space of 100MB.


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SATA Driver Intel Driver Update

July 7th, 2011 No comments

The Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager in the SATA Driver Intel (updated July 07, 2011) is designed to give capability for Storage Controllers such as Intel(R) SATA RAID I/O Controllers, Intel(R) SATA AHCI I/O Controllers as well as Intel(R) SATA RAID Controllers.

This product is can be used on systems that run on
Intel(R) Pentium(R) Processor or Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo
Processor with the I/O Controller Hub listed below:

- Intel(R) 82801HEM I/O Controller Hub (ICH8M-E)
- Intel(R) 82801HBM I/O Controller Hub (ICH8M)
- Intel(R) 82801HR/HH/HO I/O Controller Hub (ICH8R)
- Intel(R) 631xESB/632xESB I/O Controller Hub (ESB2)
- Intel(R) 82801GHM I/O Controller Hub (ICH7MR)
- Intel(R) 82801GBM I/O Controller Hub (ICH7M)
- Intel(R) 82801GR I/O Controller Hub (ICH7R)
- Intel(R) 82801GH I/O controller Hub (ICH7DH)
- Intel(R) 82801FR I/O Controller Hub (ICH6R)
- Intel(R) 82801FBM I/O Controller Hub (ICH6M)

This driver exclusively runs on one of the suggested Windows operating systems:

- Microsoft Vista
- Microsoft Vista x64 Edition (NOTE 1)
- Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional
- Microsoft Windows XP x64 Edition (NOTE 1)
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web x64 Edition (NOTE 1)
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition (NOTE 1)
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition (NOTE 1)
- Microsoft Windows*Media Center Edition

This driver installation package supports almost every international language that the Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager software has been localized.

You can download the latest SATA Driver Intel Ver. driver by visiting this link.

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Fixing FireWire Compatibility Problems for Windows XP

June 10th, 2011 No comments

The IT and computer industries are forever changing the definition of fast, be it for computing, internet bandwidth, or transferring data from one device to another. One of the fastest data transfer interfaces in use today is IEEE 1394, which is more colloquially known as FireWire. When it was first invented in the mid 1990′s, it was meant to make transferring large files to your computer from devices such as video cameras much faster and convenient.

Since its original release, it has been undergoing constant improvement to further upgrade its capabilities, increasing not just transfer rates but also adding the support for wireless, fiber optic, and coaxial data transfers. These features make it attractive for all types of computer users, and you’ll probably want to have it installed on your PC as well. However, if you’re running Windows XP, you might run into some problems getting your device to work.

An Aging Workhorse

Windows XP is a decade old, but its continued popularity has seen to it that around 40% of all internet users still use it, even after the release of two successor operating systems. While Windows XP might still be able to support most programs, it is getting woefully behind in the area of hardware support, including that for FireWire devices.

However, you don’t necessarily have to upgrade to a newer OS just to get your device working. Below are a few steps you can try in order to use your FireWire device with Windows XP.

A) Update Your Copy of Windows XP

Even though it;s old, Microsoft still provides support for the os in the form of Service Packs and updates that add support for the latest devices and peripherals. You can visit this site and get the latest updates for your OS.

B) Verify Device Compatibility

Make certain that the device you bought can work with Windows XP in the first place. It’s a simple step, but one that’s often overlooked. All you have to do is visit this exhaustive list of devices and gadgets to find out for certain.

C) Replace or Upgrade your Hardware Drivers

All forms of computer hardware require some sort of program, called a driver, in order to properly interface with your PC. Even devices that don’t ship with driver CDs usually do so in the expectation that the generic drivers pre-loaded onto your OS will make it run.

If your device came with a driver CD, try reinstalling the software. If this fails, your drivers may be well outdated, or maybe even incorrect. To resolve this problem, you will have to visit the device manufacturer’s website, locate their support or downloads page, pick out the appropriate drivers for your OS/device combination, download it, and then install it.

If you’re like most PC users and have neither the time nor the inclination to follow such tedious driver-hunting steps, then you’ll be glad to hear that there’s a much faster and easier alternative. Simply download our Driver Scan Tool and it will do all the work for you, not just for your FireWire device, but also for all the hardware installed on your PC. Try it out and discover the joys of hassle free driver upgrading and installation.

Resolving Game Controller Compatibility Troubles for Windows XP

June 10th, 2011 No comments

The video game industry has grown larger and larger in the past decades, to the point that it now surpasses even Hollywood when it comes to generating revenue. As the gamer demographic continues to expand, so too does the demand for video game controllers for PCs, such as gamepads, joysticks, or even high-end driving simulator wheels complete with stick shift and pedals. However, while these more sophisticated video game controllers may enhance the gaming experience, they also have the tendency to be difficult to set-up initially, especially if you’re running a PC with a fairly old operating system such as Windows XP.

Windows XP: No Longer a Gamer’s Best Friend?

There was a time when gamers all over refused to part with the venerable old OS because it appeared to be much more reliable and stable than its immediate successor, Windows Vista. Windows XP also generally demanded less system resources to be able to run games, while both Windows Vista and Windows 7 demanded more processing power and as much as double the RAM. While Windows XP has done a great job of maintaining the ability to support even the latest games, it has become apparent that it hasn’t done as well when it comes to keeping up with the latest devices, game controllers included.

So do you need to finally bite the bullet and upgrade to Windows Vista or Windows 7 to get the most out of your gaming devices? Fortunately, you don’t have to just yet. Here are a few tips in order to get your hardware to work with Windows XP:

1) Make Sure It’s Compatible

The first thing you’ll need to determine is if your gaming device will even work with Windows XP. This relatively simple step often goes ignored, leading to many a headache come installation time. All you need to do is look up the device you want at this webpage, which contains Microsoft’s official catalog of Windows XP certified devices. The list is constantly updated, so check back for the status on the latest devices before going out to buy them.

2) Update Your Version of Windows XP

Some hardware requires that certain service packs or updates be installed on your computer in order for them to function properly. All three Service Packs and other upgrades for Windows XP can be downloaded for free from Microsoft’s official support page. Make sure you’re running with the very latest updates, not just for better hardware compatibility, but for better performance and security as well.

3) Get the Latest Drivers for Your Device

Most game devices, especially the more complex ones, come packaged with a CD containing the software needed to run and configure your new hardware. If you’ve installed them properly and still have impaired or no functionality, then your drivers could be out of date. To correct this, you’ll have to download the right driver off the manufacturer’s support page.

This task could entail some searching and verifying, something that you might not have time for. If that’s the case, you should download our Driver Scan Tool and let it do all the searching, downloading, and installing for you, giving you less hardware hassle and troubles for now and for all your future devices to come.

KbdEdit Driver Update

May 22nd, 2011 No comments

Windows can easily install a basic input driver to make most standard computer keyboards immediately functional. Input drivers for keyboards however don’t usually have additional programs that can extend the inherent limitations of the Latin character set and QWERTY lay out. This is where applications like KbdEdit come in. This program is what is known as a keyboard layout editor and it enables the user to reassign Unicode characters and functions to any key. Whether you’re using a Logitech Deluxe USB keyboard or an older device that still requires a parallel/serial port, KbdEdit can completely remap and make your keyboard conform to your preferences.

This program features a preview screen, a Unicode palette, and allows for numerous Undo/Redo actions that make creating and testing keyboard layout configurations a fairly easy process. It has support for ligatures and dead keys to extend a standard keyboard’s usage for languages that don’t use the Latin character set. The program is compatible with most other applications and actually allows drag-and-drop actions across the applications. It can also import files from Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator. Free demos and paid editions with full functionality are available. This latest version of KbdEdit is 1.1.11 released May 22, 2011. It is compatible with Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008.

Click here to customize your keyboard to exactly fit your needs.


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NetMos 9805 PCI Parallel Port Driver Update

May 2nd, 2011 No comments

There are still peripheral devices such as certain types of printers, scanners and external hard drives that require a parallel connection despite the widespread use of the USB and Firewire connection standards. In case your desktop didn’t come with a parallel port or needs to have more of this type, you can always add one through an expansion card like NetMos 9805.

The NetMos 9805 PCI Parallel Port is based on the IEEE 1284 standard and connects to your motherboard through the PCI slot. Among other features, this driver update allows for compatibility with the Centronics printer interface and other 1284 operation modes such as Extended Capability Port (ECP) and Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP). The mode selection can be done through programming. The NetMos 9805 is known for its low power need and comparably high speed. Its data transfer rates can reach about 1.5 Mbps. The current version available here is which was released last May 2, 2011. It is compatible with Windows 98, 2000, NT, and Windows XP.

Click here to get the latest driver for your NetMos 9805 PCI Parallel Ports.


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360 Advantage Driver Update

October 20th, 2010 No comments

The 360 Advantage application was designed in order to provide you a plain emulator for Xbox 360 games. This program enables you to use the Xbox 360 controller on your PC to get the most out of the game. Overall, it lets you play Xbox 360 games, browse the Internet and many more.

Since 360 Advantage can be used on any computer, it lets you enjoy most of the Xbox 360 games, if not all of them is compatible with the emulator. You don’t need to have the Xbox joystick since you can use your keyboard and mouse to control the game. It also lets you customize game profiles when toggling between numerous control combos and the capability to share your control combo.

To get the benefits of the 360 Advantage, you may start getting the driver updates here and install it on your PC. This program will work on Windows 7, Vista as well as on Windows XP. Updated October 20, 2010.


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Microsoft IntelliPoint (32-bit) Driver Update

October 18th, 2010 No comments

If you are looking for a way to enhance the performance of your pointing device, then Microsoft IntelliPoint version 8.0 can do just that.

The driver enables the computer system to detect and install any mouse that is connected to it. Even if more than one pointing device is connected to the computer, users can simply define the function of each button, including the mouse wheel button.

Aside from hardware configurations, users can also enhance the performance of each device, such as precision, pointer speed as well as scrolling speed and acceleration. The software also enables users to set its auto-updates as well as to join into the customer experience improvement program to get the most out of the software.

Microsoft IntelliPoint 8.0 was released on October 18, 2010 and it is still available for download on this site. This driver update can be installed on computers that run on 32-bit Windows XP or later. Smooth mouse scroll has been improved in various applications in this update. However, this driver update no longer supports PS/2 devices.

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Microsoft IntelliType Pro (64-bit) Driver Update

October 18th, 2010 1 comment

The keyboard is integral part of any computer and it is one of the most worked on peripherals whether at home and in the office. However, there are cases when users would have a hard time using different keyboard functions on various applications, leaving them wondering how to set the keys for a particular application.

In the meantime, there are computer units that run on 64-bit Windows instead of 32-bit. This adds to the frustration since there are software that are only available for 32-bit Windows but not for 64-bit. Leaving hardware drivers out-of-date won’t make the computer systems better.

While updating hardware drivers can be a daunting task for some people, there are those who keep theirs up-to-date on a regular basis. This allows them to reconfigure the behavior of their hardware and improve the overall performance of their entire computer system.

Therefore, if your PC is running on a 64-bit Windows XP, or later, and you’re searching for a driver that allows you to reconfigure the settings of your keyboard, then worry no more since Microsoft IntelliType Pro Driver Update 8.0 for Windows x64 can let you do just that.

IntelliType Pro x64 8.0 instantly detects and install any keyboard that’s connected to the PC. If a single unit is accommodating more than one keyboard, each device can have a different configuration. It also lets you reassign a specific function to a particular key, like open a file, program, web page, or even execute commands like copy or paste. The software also allows you to disable keys that are often pressed accidentally, such as the CAPS LOCK key. Furthermore, it can be installed on any PC that runs on 64-bit Windows, so you won’t be having any more trouble finding a software that’s compatible with your OS.

Aside from hardware configurations, IntelliType Pro x64 also enables you to turn on its auto-updates or even participate in a customer experience improvement program to make sure that you get the best out of your keyboard use.

Microsoft IntelliType Pro 8.0 for Windows XP x64 or later was released on October 18, 2010 and it is still available on this site. However, this driver update does not support PS/2 devices anymore, so it is still recommended to check your hardware before installing the driver.


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