When did graphics drivers get so massive? Take the latest ones from NVIDIA, 416.34, which hover around 500MB. That's half a gig! While there's not much you can do about the download size, it is possible to slim down the installation itself, leaving you with only the core, necessary files on your system.
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Since Christmas Eve, Charlie’s* only had five days off of work.
For eight years, he’s been dedicated to his job. He loves his job. It’s challenging and mentally demanding but Charlie knows it inside out. Yet lately, excessive overtime and an increased workload has left him feeling dispirited and disillusioned.
Charlie is a Sydney Train Driver and he’s exhausted.
I can't fathom the number of quirky tricks Microsoft likely has to employ to make Windows work as well as it does... perhaps even going so far as to skip a version number so the world doesn't explode. Speculation aside, there is one odd behaviour we can put to bed -- why do "new" drivers from Microsoft have dates as far back as 2006?
As everyone knows, it is illegal to park your vehicle across a residential driveway -- but what if it's your driveway? There are numerous circumstances where parking across your driveway is more convenient than pulling inside it; from quickly popping inside the house to dropping off another family member. If the driveway belongs to you and nobody else is blocked in, it should be legal. Right?
You probably check your Uber drivers' ratings before you hop in their car, but those drivers pay attention to your rating as well. And a bad rating can make grabbing a ride a lot harder in the future. To keep your passenger rating as high as possible, you need to know what drivers look for in passengers, too.
If your Windows chops extend in any capacity beyond novice, you've no doubt encountered the ever-cryptic Windows Registry, DLL files, User Account Control and other tools with seemingly dark and mysterious powers. Here, we'll explain some of Windows' most confusing features, so you know exactly what's happening when you go to edit them.
Recently we covered the then-upcoming release of a new driver update for Intel's Ivy Bridge integrated GPU, which promised performance gains and lowered power consumption. With the drivers now available for download, I decided to see if they were able to deliver.
If you've been intrigued by Apple's pricey Magic Mouse but run Windows, or want its multi-touch scrolling powers to work in a Windows installation in Boot Camp, you're in luck. Windows-compatible drivers have been extracted to install at your leisure.
Windows only: DriverBackup2 is a lightweight driver-backup tool. The application is portable with a caveat: you'll need administrative privileges for full use. You can opt to backup one or all of your drivers, the backed up files are dumped into a tree structure based on driver name. DriverBackup2 also allows you to restore and delete unnecessary drivers. If you ever hunted for obscure drivers online, when installing legacy or obscure hardware for instance, DriverBackup2 will save you the hassle of searching them out again. For other driver viewing and backup solutions check out DoubleDriver and DriverView. DriverBackup2 is freeware, Windows only. DriverBackup2