Category: hardware

One of the most common problems people have on PCs is having their computer set to the correct speaker, headphone, and microphone options when they need them.  I have written about how you can easily manage audio devices from the Taskbar, but sometimes you need…

Sometime you need to install a driver in Windows that’s not strictly compatible with Windows.  This could be for some older, or legacy hardware that you still really need to use, but the only driver available is for Windows 7, or perhaps even Windows XP.  You…

Sometimes you need to update the graphics driver on your PC before something will work, or work reliably. This can often if you use your PC for gaming, or if something like a DVD or Blu-Ray player app is juddering or not displaying a picture…

Sometimes you might find that you plug a USB Flash Drive, or external hard disk into your PC but it doesn’t appear in File Explorer, and is inaccessible.  This is a straightforward problem to fix, as sometimes Windows either doesn’t assign a drive letter to…

When you’re installing hardware devices on a PC there can be nothing more frustrating than having something as “Unknown device”.  What do you do then?  Windows Update can’t find the driver, and you don’t know which one you should install or download manually. Windows makes…