Windows Vista

Windows Vista is an operating system by Microsoft for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, tablet PCs, and media center PCs. Prior to its announcement on July 22, 2005, Windows Vista was known by its codename "Longhorn". Development was completed on November 8, 2006, and over the following three months, it was released in stages to computer hardware and software manufacturers, business customers and retail channels. On January 30, 2007, it was released worldwide and was made available for purchase and download from Microsoft's website. The release of Windows Vista came more than five years after the introduction of its predecessor, Windows XP, the longest time span between successive releases of Microsoft Windows desktop operating systems. It was succeeded by Windows 7, which was released to manufacturing on July 22, 2009 and released worldwide for retail on October 22, 2009.

New features of Windows Vista include an updated graphical user interface and visual style dubbed Aero, a new search component called Windows Search, redesigned networking, audio, print and display sub-systems, and new multimedia tools including Windows DVD Maker. Vista aimed to increase the level of communication between machines on a home network, using peer-to-peer technology to simplify sharing files and media between computers and devices. Windows Vista included version 3.0 of the .NET Framework, allowing software developers to write applications without traditional Windows APIs.

Microsoft's primary stated objective with Windows Vista was to improve the state of security in the Windows operating system. One common criticism of Windows XP and its predecessors was their commonly exploited security vulnerabilities and overall susceptibility to malware, viruses and buffer overflows. In light of this, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates announced in early 2002 a company-wide "Trustworthy Computing initiative", which aimed to incorporate security into every aspect of software development at the company. Microsoft stated that it prioritized improving the security of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 above finishing Windows Vista, thus delaying its completion.

Behringer UMC404HD Drivers

Behringer UMC404HD drivers are available on the company website, and this is always recommended to get the latest drivers. Below are links to drivers for various versions of Windows.

Huawei Ascend Y511 Drivers

The drivers to connect the Huawei Ascend Y511 to a Windows PC are below. These drivers can be used to flash the firmware to a stock ROM removing bloatware and unlocking more potential.

If you connect your Y511 without using the drivers, it will just charge your phone, or it may come up as a mass storage device so you can backup photos etc. So if you only want to do a backup or charge your phone don't install the drivers.

X-KIM GPTL-00D Gamepad Driver

At the bottom of the page is the driver for the Windows compatible X-KIM GPTL-00D Gamepad. This USB gamepad is not recognized on some older Windows Operating Systems without the driver installation. Windows 8 & 10 should be able to pick it up.

Intel 82802 Firmware Hub Device Drivers

This system device shouldn’t need a driver as it is supplied by Windows. If it does have an exclamation mark next to it, you could remove the device in the device manager and then scan again and it will re-install. If you need the drivers manually, they are below.

Trigem Averatec D1002UHCE-1 All-In-One Desktop Drivers

The Averatec D1002UHCE-1 desktop features a 22-inch display screen and uses a NVIDIA GeForce 8400 graphic card to deliver a vivid gaming experience. Technical specs on this Averatec PC include PCI Express video output interface, Intel G35 chipset, 2 MB installed cache memory, and 800 MHz bus speed. In addition, the Averatec D1002UHCE-1 desktop features a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo central processing unit. Memory capacities on this Averatec PC are 20 GB hard drive and 2 GB of RAM supported memory that can be upgraded to a maximum of 4 GB.

High Precision Event Timer Driver

The High Precision Event Timer is a hardware timer used in personal computers. It was developed jointly by Intel and Microsoft and has been incorporated in PC chipsets since circa 2005. Formerly referred to by Intel as a Multimedia Timer, the term HPET was selected to avoid confusion with the multimedia timers software feature introduced in the MultiMedia Extensions to Windows 3.0.

Older operating systems do not support HPET and can only use older timing facilities, such as the programmable interval timer or the real-time clock.

HP Pavillion DV4000

  • Processor Sonoma 740, 1.73 GHz
  • 15.4 WXGA Bright View Widescreen
  • 128MB ATI MOBILITY(TM) RADEON(R) X700
  • 512MB DDR2 SDRAM (1x512MB)
  • 80 GB 5400 RPM Hard Drive
  • DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive
  • Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG WLAN
  • 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery with free second battery
  • XP Home Edition