DRIVERS: Windows - Updating, removing, 64 bit versions, etc

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The latest GEAR driver installer will install drivers that do not require or include the gearsec.exe service. This driver installer will remove gearsec.exe and the GEAR Security service from Windows 2000 and Windows XP systems, if these older drivers are present. The installer will ask you if you want gearsec.exe removed, but it will not attempt to remove it from systems running Windows NT. Unless you have reason to believe that your system requires the gearsec.exe service (see below), you should use this version of the GEAR drivers.

The gearsec compatibility driver installer is only meant for users of iTunes 4.2, Ghost, or software that requires gearsec.exe to be present, regardless of the OS being used. This driver installer will update gearsec.exe if an older version is being used. This installer includes gearsec.exe It does not remove the gearsec.exe driver or the associated GEAR Security service. If your system previously included gearsec.exe, and you found a problem when you installed the latest GEAR drivers, you should reinstall the GEAR drivers with the gearsec compatibility driver.

Beta Versions & 64 bit

Driver installer for 32bit Windows systems

Driver installer for Windows running on AMD64 and Intel EM64T systems

Driver installer for Windows running on Intel Itanium systems

Please Note:
These drivers are beta versions, and users may download and install them at their own risk. GEAR Software is not responsible or liable for any damage to a user’s system caused by downloading, installing and/or uninstalling these drivers.


Note that completely removing the GEAR driver set from your system may result in GEAR software applications and any applications using the GEARwrks API not being able to "see" any recorders.

Use the GEAR Driver Remover to automatically remove the GEAR drivers.

To manually remove the drivers from your system:

Windows 2000 and Windows XP Windows NT Windows 9x

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