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Avanquest Introduce Tips on Types of Software to Open 8XU, DRV, DSS, and DVD Files

  (February 25, 2013)

(PRWEB) February 25, 2013

File extensions 8XU, DRV, DSS, and DVD are associated with a variety of different file types and one of which is a system file. Taking into account the diversity of software for opening these files and that system files are essential to running a variety of programs and applications on different operating systems, Avanquest recently published the recommendations on the main types of software to open 8XU, DRV, DSS, and DVD file extensions.

File extension 8XU is a system file type which contains data that runs graphics calculator devices manufactured by Texas Instruments. The file stores data for operating the calculator in addition to performing operating system updates.

File extension DRV is a device driver file which works with the Windows operating system. DRV files foster communication between the operating system and a hardware device. The device can be built into the system or it can be an external device which is connected via a USB port or other type of connection. DRV files contain commands which provide instructions on how the device and operating system should communicate in order to establish a connection.


File extension DSS is designed for use with the screensaver in the Windows operating system. DSS files are a system file type which is defined as a DCC active designer file. The file adds screensaver designs to the list of options in the Screensaver feature in the Display panel for Windows. The files can be customized by the user to run an animation or slideshow when a PC is inactive for a specified period of time designated by the user.

File extension DVD is a system file which is used with the MS-DOS operating system. DOS was an operating system used prior to the inception of Microsoft Windows. DVD files are driver files which facilitate communication between hardware devices and the MS-DOS operating system. DOS commands are still used in some capacities for the purpose of computer repair.

File Extension 8XU, DRV, DSS, and DVD Software
Since system file types are an essential part of an operating system, it is important to use caution when opening these files. The best and safest way to open the file is by using the appropriate application which is associated with the file. In this instance, system files can be opened using a variety of other applications. The following applications provide a variety of methods which can be used to open 8XU, DRV, DSS, and DVD file extensions.

TI Connect: Texas Instruments TI Connect is a software application that provides a way to easily download and transfer data to a Texas Instruments graphics calculator. TI Connect will open file extension 8XU and is available as an unpaid download on the Texas Instruments website. You can use TI Connect with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X.

TI-GRAPH LINK: Texas Instruments TI-GRAPH LINK is a software application capable of providing updates and software installations to a graphics calculator. TI-GRAPH LINK will open file extension 8XU and is available on the Texas Instruments website. It is necessary to install the TI-GRAPH LINK software in addition to the necessary cable and adapter equipment. TI-GRAPH LINK is compatible with the Windows operating system and Mac OS X.

Microsoft Windows: File extension DRV should be opened using the Windows operating system. This is because the file is designed to facilitate communications between a hardware device and the operating system. Opening file extension DRV manually is not recommended mainly due to the fact some unknown DRV files have been known to store malware. Instead, if the file is not working properly it is best to uninstall the driver file and then reinstall a new version via Windows Update or by paying a visit to the device manufacturers website.

Windows Screensaver Display: Accessing the Windows Screensaver Display is the best way to open file extension DSS. Since DSS files are a vital part of operating the screensaver, the file can be opened by accessing the Display settings in the Control Panel of Windows. This can be accomplished by clicking on Start and then choosing Control Panel from the menu. In the Control Panel choose Display for Windows XP or Appearances and Themes for later versions of Windows.

MS-DOS: File extension DVD can be opened using the MS-DOS operating system. DVD files are related to hardware device drivers and facilitate communications between the device and the operating system. For this reason, the appropriate device in conjunction with MS-DOS should be used to open this file type. This type of DVD file is not associated with DVD movies.

These are some of the programs and applications Avanquest recommended to open 8XU, DRV, DSS, and DVD file extensions. For developers there is a number of software and program development applications which will also open these file extensions.

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