Hey everyone, Background info: My company uses blank CCID cards that store a name and number on them and we use them with our handset devices so clients and customers can vote and interact with our software. We have been using windows xp to read and burn our smart card's internally and externally on our laptops. We have just upgraded all producer laptop's to Windows 7 32bit and installed all our companys software. Problem: The 2 problems we are facing is the internal smart card reader on the laptop. Windows 7 is is trying to install a mini driver which is interrupting the process and coming up as failed all the time. We are also trying to work out how to keep the internal device driver appearing and installed on the device manager even when a card isnt inserted. Reason for this is when we take the smart card out all our programs dont register as it has been taken out as the device driver is turning itself off and not responding to the programs. (Windows XP always had the device listed for the internal card reader) The driver that installs the first time plugging our smart card is an Alcor Micro USB smart card reader. We have also reinstalled this software manually. Any help would be much appreciated thankyou.