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Windows 7: Can you save your drivers before a reformat

12 Oct 2012   #1
Harlem

Windows 7 Home 64-Bit
 
 
Can you save your drivers before a reformat

Hi people, I was hoping for maybe some advice or software that can help.

For work, I reformat at lot of laptops, and acquiring the drivers after a format can be a slight pain.

Currently I use SlimDrivers to source them, and so far, it has seemed to work very well, but I am just worried that sometimes it may not install the correct drivers, although so far, device manager has always showed that all drivers have been installed fine.

I was just wondering if any of you have experienced any good software that you would recommend to either rip the drivers off before a format, or a good tool that can find them afterwards. Maybe SlimDrivers is a good piece of kit, so any opinions would be great

Thank you


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12 Oct 2012   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

look for something like this,it is possible

Free driver backup software, Driver Magician Lite

welcome to the forum
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12 Oct 2012   #3
Harlem

Windows 7 Home 64-Bit
 
 

Thank you, I will give that software a go
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12 Oct 2012   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

it looks like the free lite version is limited,
there are others around this one may be better,

Download Double Driver 4.1.0 Free - View which drivers are installed in your system and you can backup the drivers you choose, save and print the drivers list - Softpedia

however i have no knowledge of their abilities as i havent used them,
perhaps someone else on the forum can add some info from experience.
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13 Oct 2012   #5
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Big +1 for Double Driver. That saved me a lot of grief when I did a clean-reinstall of a Win7 laptop. That had problems initially finding all the right drivers. But by inserting a USB stick with the driver backups from Double Driver, I was able to simply point the system at the USB stick and reinstall all the missing drivers. What could have taken hours only took a few minutes.
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