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Windows 7: Copying driver from other laptop

21 Jan 2014   #1
PortgazHyde

Ultimate x32
 
 
Copying driver from other laptop

Hi, i planned to reinstall my windows 7 but i didnt have all of driver i need.
I planned to copy some driver from my friend laptop (same model) but idk which i should copy.
Is there a software that let me copy specific driver from other laptop and use it in mine.
Before i forget, my laptop is customly made.


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21 Jan 2014   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Windows will install many drivers. Some will be generic (e.g. the generic HD Audio Codec for sound) and others the actual device driver. Which ones you will need ??? I suggest you install Windows 7 and then see which ones you need to copy from the other PC.

However, you will need the actual driver and can't copy installed drivers. Since this is a custom built PC, unless the other PC has the actual driver install program, your best option is to go to the motherboard vendor's site and download whatever is needed there.
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21 Jan 2014   #3
ComputerGeek

Desk 1: Win 7 Pro x32; Desk 2: Windows 10 x64
 
 

This is a re-install? All your current drivers work fine? Just create a backup of the current drivers. See HERE
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21 Jan 2014   #4
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Getting drivers from another computer is not a good idea; IMO.
Quote:
9. The installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. So after install connect to your network after installing LAN driver if necessary, enable hardware driver auto-updating, install all rounds of Important and Optional Updates.

10. Any drivers still missing in Device Manager after all Updates are installed can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer or device, along with possibly needed hotfixes - which you can also wait to see if you need. Driver Install - Device Manager
Source: Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Still, as a precaution, better you obtain the necessary drivers before formatting the HDD to install windows.
Follow Drivers - Find and Update Outdated Drivers
It will give you an idea about how to find your necessary drivers.
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