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Backing Up Drivers


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#1 mobil1_oils

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 10:03 AM

Hey,

Sorry if this is a repost which im sure it is, but no matter what i searched for i couldn't find what i was looking for:

I'm after a program that can hopefully back up all drivers for hardware components for a format. I need to format a friends computer and ofcourse he threw out those "useless discs" when he moved house, and there are a few drivers im having trouble finding on the reformat, so i was going to boot from the ghost of the original drive and do a backup to disc and transfer them across.

Does anyone know of a freeware/trialware program i might be able to use to do this?

Thanks heaps in advance,

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 12:31 PM

DriverGuide Toolkit
Driver Backup
Driver Magician
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Posted 01 October 2007 - 02:18 PM

Hi mobil1_oils.

Here is a driver backup that I have used successfully:

DriverMax

This one backs up a lot of drivers that XP installs on its own, too. Don't bother to reinstall them.

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 04:20 PM

This is my favorite. I backed up all my drivers as an .exe. No messing around trying to find the right .inf file.

You don't even have to have it installed to restore your drivers. The GUI is in the .exe. Just save the exe for later.

Limitations:

15 day Trial Period

(It may be limited by not allowing online updates of your drivers, but otherwise is fully functional for backup/restore. I couldn't find that on their website, but that's the way an older version that I used worked.)

http://www.driver-soft.com/

Nice screen shots here:

http://www.driver-soft.com/userguide.html



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Posted 02 October 2007 - 05:30 AM

Thanks heaps guys, they will help alot. Havn't got a chance to try it just yet but those will be great.

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 07:20 AM

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