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Video drivers backup utility


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#1 Jaybird934

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Posted 16 January 2005 - 01:10 AM

Because occasionally I've been given an old computer to fix (which may require reformatting), and the video driver was something obscure enough not be found on the manufacturer's website or Driverguide, etc., I'm wondering if there is a freeware utility to create a backup of the video drivers already on the computer??

thanks much, Jaybird

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 01:53 AM

None that I know of unfortunately. What type of video card do you have?

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 07:33 PM

I have crappy integrated video :thumbsup: , which is easy to find drivers for :flowers: . I ask because while working on computers others have given me I've occasionally wished some shareware like that existed. Or, I thought maybe there was a way to manually back these up so that after formatting the same drivers could be put back to work. Almost always I can find drivers via the manufacturer, but not always. I couple of the drivers I sought had many b-board threads devoted entirely to complaining about how impossible to find they were. It's been a while or I'd share the name.

thanks for the reply, Jaybird

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 07:42 PM

Yeah the problem is that installs are usually spread all over the place so getting all the files together and backing em up properly would be difficult.

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Posted 18 January 2005 - 09:27 PM

Maybe this will help, jaybird
http://www.driver-soft.com/
and BTW, your assistance with the windows update problem was much appreciated.

Good research, well presented.

Thanks, that is exactly what makes this board work.

Good luck in the final stages of the fix you and groovicus are working on. :thumbsup:

Edited by phawgg, 18 January 2005 - 09:28 PM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 10:16 PM

Thanks phawgg for the compliment and the link. I might have to use that next time the situation arises. I found another here, in case someone searching this thread should want options. http://www.driverguidetoolkit.com/

Groovicus and I are actually fixing the computer of another friend of mine. (like my first HJT post Joe London fixed) I started not to even post this log, because I thought it may be reformat time...after running ad-aware (which I could not update) and finding 13,000 objects. :thumbsup: Literally. Housecall found 8 viruses.....and to think we've almost got it whipped already.




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