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Missing drivers for unknown devices

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After installing and setting up a fresh copy of Windows, more likely you will find that some of the drivers are missing under Device Manager and you see the little yellow exclamation point meaning a driver hasn’t been installed for a device.

The device just shows up as unknown modem, or unknown media device without giving you any hint on what exactly it is.

What you have to do in order to find out which driver you are looking for is to check the properties of the device, find out its vendor id and Google it. In Device Manager, right click on the unknown device and select Properties.  Go to the Detail tab and select Hardware Ids from the drop down list.  The image below shows what you should expect to see.

The Hardware Ids includes a Vendor code and Device code.  In this case, the Vendor code is 8086 and the Device code is 10DE. Simply Right-click on shortest one and paste into Google search box. You will get a search result with sites that should have the right driver for your unknown device.

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November 15, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Free cases for all iPhone4 users

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The iPhone maker and Apple boss Steve Jobs has decided to offer free cases to iPhone4 customers, who are having reception issues. The case will help solve a widely reported issue in which phone signal strength was drained when the phone was held a certain way.
Apple will offer free cases to all iPhone4 customers if they want those. For all people who have already bought those, will receive a refund.
Free cases will be offered until 30 September. Apple has also decided to offer a full refund if you return your iPhone within 30 days of purchase.

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July 18, 2010 at 10:55 am

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Cocotec – Laptop Repair & Computer Support Services

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Cocotec – Birmingham, West Midlands based company specialise in laptop repair and computer support services screen replacement, dc socket / power jack soldering, data recovery. Cocotec has rapidly grown, covering greater parts of Birmingham and its surrounding outer areas, with faster responses and providing best computer services ever. We understand that our clients just want their Laptop, PC or Apple Mac to work. We quote before we repair and communicate with you during the entire repair process. Our standard service turnaround is faster than most of our competitors and our same day service may have you up and running in hours, not days.

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July 16, 2010 at 11:14 am