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Standard User neathblue
(learned) Sun 27-Nov-11 13:58:18
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Windows driver backup


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hi does anyone use and can recommend a driver backup software package, i was told double driver was a good one to use??? The reason i need one is that im doing more and more installs and it would save me so much time to have all the drivers on a cd ready

steve
Standard User Deadbeat
(knowledge is power) Sun 27-Nov-11 14:54:26
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Re: Windows driver backup


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I use Everest to catalogue what hardware is present and then download the latest copies. Backing up drivers from an infected machine is not a good idea - Even if these driver backup apps do work.
Standard User neathblue
(learned) Sun 27-Nov-11 16:18:44
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Thanks handy piece of software

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Standard User Zadeks
(committed) Sun 27-Nov-11 16:54:13
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Re: Windows driver backup


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Not worth it. Win7 will take care of most of the drivers unless you're running XP. Always grab the latest drivers after a clean install.
Standard User micksharpe
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 27-Nov-11 17:55:31
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Windows 7 can restore device drivers from restore points. Just be sure to create a restore point before installing any new hardware or software.

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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Sun 27-Nov-11 18:21:44
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Except a clean Windows 7 install on my PC didn't install an network driver. If I hadn't done some preparatory contingency work and got some key drivers on a USB stick I wouldn't have been able to get on the internet to download a network card driver...

The on-board network driver is hardly obscure either.

Tony
Standard User Deadbeat
(knowledge is power) Sun 27-Nov-11 18:41:01
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There are or were several Win Driver collection DVD's available although I don't have links to any at the moment.
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