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Windows 7: Pre-installed drivers W7 stored?


05 Mar 2014   #1

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Pre-installed drivers W7 stored?

Is there an place in Windows 7 where the pre-installed drivers are stored, so if you want to install the pc/notebook again that you can run the missing drivers or copy a map or something?

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05 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Hi,

Drivers are stored in Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository. Please update your system specs with your notepad model no:. You can also download the drivers from your laptop's manufacturer's website.
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05 Mar 2014   #3

32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by archer View Post
Hi,

Drivers are stored in Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository. Please update your system specs with your notepad model no:. You can also download the drivers from your laptop's manufacturer's website.
If you install a notebook again then always drivers missing under the tab "Other Devices" like an ethernet controller. Can you then copy the FileRepository folder so you have all the drivers? Or do you have the missing drivers search on the manufacturer's website and run the .exe programs manually or else?
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05 Mar 2014   #4

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/64-bit
 
 

It is better if you keep the setup files, not the drivers them self.
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05 Mar 2014   #5

32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
It is better if you keep the setup files, not the drivers them self.
So copy this folder into the new folder and why is it better? Are the missing drivers also there?
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05 Mar 2014   #6

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/64-bit
 
 

Because they may not be reusable unless you install it with installer.
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06 Mar 2014   #7

32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Because they may not be reusable unless you install it with installer.
So you have to install the missing drivers manually again? Or what you suggest if you have an working laptop and want to install it again?
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06 Mar 2014   #8

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/64-bit
 
 

Get the driver files that you DOWNLOADED from your manufacturer's website and put it on a thumb drive. Then, you can run them from the reinstalled version of Windows in case the internet does not work on the computer. If it does, just get the drivers from the Internet.
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06 Mar 2014   #9

32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Get the driver files that you DOWNLOADED from your manufacturer's website and put it on a thumb drive. Then, you can run them from the reinstalled version of Windows in case the internet does not work on the computer. If it does, just get the drivers from the Internet.
So you still have to download all the drivers missing and if someone is hard to find then its a long way. But thats OK, then I close the topic.
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06 Mar 2014   #10

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/64-bit
 
 

Yes, but the setup files not the actual files. And download them before you do a clean install in case the Ethernet/WiFi doesn't work.
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