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Windows 7: Saving Current Drivers with Windows Easy Transfer

05 Mar 2010   #1
iqak

Windows 7
 
 
Saving Current Drivers with Windows Easy Transfer

Is it possible to archive / save all of my current windows 7 evaluation hardware drivers prior to doing the clean install of full 7 ultimate?

Is there another method for Achieving the same goal?

Thank you for your support.....


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05 Mar 2010   #2
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

I've ready that if you save the contents of \Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository off to USB, you can later point the Driver Update function in Device Manager to that saved folder and it will find the drivers and reinstall all of them.

But ... I've not tested this and confirmed it works.
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24 May 2014   #3
Sheldon Falken

8.1 Pro x64, Win 7 Pro x64, Win 7 Ultimate x64, Server 2000, Server 2003
 
 

You are a genius sir! That method works. If you copy that folder (Windows/system32/driverstore) when you reinstall, all your drivers will match, and no restarts, or the proverbial mad driver search, just point it ti that directory, nice work!
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