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I found out this really cool hack and there is a way to hack any of my drivers in my Device Manager. I would really like to try this out, but I have to make an Inf file in order to do this. But I am not sure at all on how to do this because this is complicated stuff. I also think that I have to go into my Registry editor and edit some changes there. Because I found this hack from this website. Here I will give you the link. it's here: The obsessions of an electronics freak: How To: Hack a driver to support your hardware. That is the link right there.

So I read this web page very well, but I couldn't understand on how to do this process at all! So can you please help me figure out on how to do this? Because I really want to see how cool this will work. Well anyway, check out that web page that I gave you, because it's a pretty interesting article, I must say. And also, don't forget to get back to me as soon as possible, when you can. Because I really would like to know much more about this important stuff. And I also would like to know on how to make an Inf file (Information system) file, that is. So I will be waiting for my response from you very soon as possible. So thank you very much now! :grin: :4-dontkno :sigh:
 

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First off, I would strongly suggest that you back up any files that you plan on editing. Perhaps create a system restore point as well.

I took a quick glance at the site you linked, and it looks like you just have to edit the .inf file in question. If that is the case, you can just edit it with Wordpad or Notepad.

Why don't you give the process a try and let us know how it works out. Feel free to post back with most specific questions.
 

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Be sure you understand that this does not make a driver compatible. All it does is allow it to be installed. If it is not compatible the results are unpredictable. This could mean a BSOD, system instability, inability to boot, or worse. Be sure you test the system thoroughly if you try this.

If at all possible you should obtain the proper driver.

Personally, I would consider the risks of doing this are too great.
 

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About hacking my drivers to support my hardware (continued)

Hey, thanks for getting back to me about this. I really appreciate it a lot from you. So how do I do this again? So I have to back up my files and programs, and stuff like that? But what I didn't get was the registry editor things that were on that site. Because I never fooled around with my Registry editor settings, and I don't think that's a good idea, because that could really mess up my computer probably. Is that right? So should I worry about the editor or that's not necessary right now? Like here is how this goes.

So I got this Inf editor program, and it looked kind of cool to use. But I wasn't sure what to do with it though, I got a little confused here. But after a while I got used to it, and then I knew what to do from there. So that was good for me. Now here comes the problem I want to talk to you about. Now on that Inf file (information system file) I right-clicked and I saw that it said Install there. That's when I right-clicked. So clicked on Install and it said that the installation failed. Why was that happening for to me? Hmmm.... that's confusing. I am probably doing something not right here. But what I really wanted to know from you was this. Can I hack any driver that I want like my processor chipset drivers and my motherboard drivers as well? That would be cool. Because I had my computer for a long time already, and it has been quite sluggish and slow.

I have a Dell Dimension 4600 with XP service pack 2. But my processor is a Pentium 4 which is not really fast enough for me. So I really would like to see how to hack my chipset processor drivers, and make a different processor work in it, like a Core 2 Duo or something with more than 2 cores. Now that would be cool to see! :smile: Because my processor is only single-cored. Oh well! That's how old my computer is. Well anyway, sorry about this, but that's how it goes right there. So thanks for getting back to me so soon, I appreciate that a lot. And don't forget to get back to me very soon. I'm still here, i'm not going anywhere! :grin: So thanks a lot now. :4-dontkno
 

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About the drivers

I guess you're right about that. So it has to be a driver that has to be compatible with my computer. So I see now what you're saying here. So I will create a system restore whenever I have time. But I guess the driver can be a chipset, motherboard, or anything else. So if I ever need help again with this issue that I am having, can I write back to you anytime if I need help? Because I wouldn't mind that at all. So that's all I want to know. So thanks a lot for your time. You're a big help to me! :grin: So remember, whenever I need help, I will talk to you then. Take care now, and thank you. :wink:
 
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