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Windows 7: Driver Backup XP - W7


22 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
Driver Backup XP - W7

Hi,

I'm waiting for my Windows 7 Professional to be delivered and I was reading throught the helpful clean install guide. I'm going from XP - Windows 7

It states it would be good to back up your drivers before then transferring them back to window7 once it's installed.

But I can't seem to find a guide for doing that.

Can anyone help?

Thanks

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22 Oct 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RADICAL View Post
Hi,

I'm waiting for my Windows 7 Professional to be delivered and I was reading throught the helpful clean install guide. I'm going from XP - Windows 7

It states it would be good to back up your drivers before then transferring them back to window7 once it's installed.

But I can't seem to find a guide for doing that.

Can anyone help?

Thanks
Radical Hi and welcme to sevenforums

First win 7 will find most of the drivers for you during installation. Second XP drivers wont usually work in win 7. there is no way to back up a driver and transfer them. they have to be installed.

I have done about 25 win 7 installs and have had to look for under 10 drivers.

Hope this helps

Ken
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22 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks

I'll see what happens, just got my Windows 7 tonight, but found out my old comp is no longer working to transfer my files to back up. So off to the shops to get an external HD
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