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Windows 7: How I might obtain drivers on a cd-rom for future use?

09 Oct 2013   #1
jrj350

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
How I might obtain drivers on a cd-rom for future use?

I purchased a Dell Inspiron laptop that came with Windows 8. I wiped Windows 8 and installed Windows 7. There were drivers missing and my wife took the laptop to my computer shop and had them install the necessary drivers.
I don't have a clue as to what drivers are needed or what ones were installed.
I would like to be able to download the drivers and write them to a cd-rom where I could use them if I ever have to reinstall Windows 7.
Is there a way to do this?
Thanks
James


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09 Oct 2013   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there ... It would be better to make a System Image to an External Drive .. That would be the easiest way
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09 Oct 2013   #3
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Macrium Reflect is an excellent free tool to carry out what Maxie has suggested.
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09 Oct 2013   #4
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

jrj350, Have you checked with Dell for the drivers? They have them by Service Tag code. Usually easy as pie..

rich
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09 Oct 2013   #5
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
jrj350, Have you checked with Dell for the drivers? They have them by Service Tag code. Usually easy as pie..

rich
This. The first thing I do when a new mobo or complete system is on its way to my house from Newegg is download and save all the needed drivers in advance. My Win 7 disc had no LAN drivers for my Gigabyte board, so I needed to download and save them to disc from the Gigabyte website before I took delivery.
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10 Oct 2013   #6
jrj350

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks to everyone for the replies. O.K., I took the "System Image" route. That was pretty simple solution. Thanks for setting me on the right track.
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10 Oct 2013   #7
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Most Welcome
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