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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Forcefully rooting out a bad hardware driver

"Sometimes you have to rip out a bad driver by its roots in order to install a new and better driver."

That's the lead item in my Q&A column for WindowsSecrets.com this week; tracking the steps sometimes needed to ensure that a malfunctioning driver is really, truly gone before you install a new one.

Other topics this week:

  • The dubious value of a RAID configuration on a desktop
  • Are two image/backup tools better than one?
  • Download and share MSE definition files
Here's the full issue rundown:

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