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Windows 7: How to back up drivers? Directory on Windows 7 Pro?

12 Jan 2016   #1
MSKHAN

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
How to back up drivers? Directory on Windows 7 Pro?

After discussing the recent issues I've been having with this accidental install of a fake mod of Windows, I have decided to do a clean install with a genuine copy. I wish to back up the drivers for my system. Is there a simple way of doing that? Originally, I used Lenovo's support software called ThinkVantage System Update do install bulk of the drivers for my system. It is because of that that I don't know where these driver files are.

Would appreciate some help.

Thanks


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12 Jan 2016   #2
ComputerGeek

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

How to backup your drivers (and reinstall them later when needed!)

But DON'T use it to do a full driver re-install OR use it to re-install any Windows drivers from Microsoft. Leave the Microsoft Windows drivers to Windows Updates. ONLY, if needed, you can use it to re-install 3rd party drivers that don't come as part of the Windows.
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12 Jan 2016   #3
MSKHAN

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ComputerGeek View Post
How to backup your drivers (and reinstall them later when needed!)

But DON'T use it to do a full driver re-install OR use it to re-install any Windows drivers from Microsoft. Leave the Microsoft Windows drivers to Windows Updates. ONLY, if needed, you can use it to re-install 3rd party drivers that don't come as part of the Windows.
Thanks.

If I can't take a shortcut like that, am I not better of by following this method:

- backup the wifi driver.
- install the wifi driver on new windows
- Use the ThinkVantage System Update software which updates everything from display drivers to Bios to download and update/install all the drivers.
- THEN run windows update.
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12 Jan 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You can download the drivers from the manufactures website
Save them to your Downloads folder transfer them to a flash drive.

Most will come in .zip folders
You can right click the zip folder once downloaded to the downloads folder and extract all to the flash drive as well.
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