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Windows 7: Clean re-install but forgot to save drivers

30 Mar 2012   #1
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Clean re-install but forgot to save drivers

I did a Clean re-install of Win 7 on an HP but forgot to save drivers. Now I can't get online to download them. Wen I did the re-install it created a folder called old windows, can I recover the drivers from that?

Thanks


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30 Mar 2012   #2
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I just went into my control panel, programmes and features and it's empty
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30 Mar 2012   #3
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TWardy View Post
I did a Clean re-install of Win 7 on an HP but forgot to save drivers. Now I can't get online to download them. Wen I did the re-install it created a folder called old windows, can I recover the drivers from that?

Thanks
Did you look in Windows.old and see if there is a Window/system32/drivers folder? That's where I think drivers live.
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30 Mar 2012   #4
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I found that folder but am not sure what to do. Copy n paste?
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30 Mar 2012   #5
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TWardy View Post
I found that folder but am not sure what to do. Copy n paste?
Yeah, I think that's all you can do. I don't know what one you would need to establish an Internet connection---I think that would depend on your motherboard.
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30 Mar 2012   #6
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

What computer are you online with now?

What model is the computer in question?
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30 Mar 2012   #7
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Ok. I got someone to download that driver and thats sorted, I am now back online and genuinely activated. What next?
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30 Mar 2012   #8
enjoylife1788

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

U can go to hp's support site. And surely will find all the drivers model wise..
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30 Mar 2012   #9
TWardy

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Ok will do that. Thanks

What about all my programmes? That is still empty
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30 Mar 2012   #10
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TWardy View Post
Ok. I got someone to download that driver and thats sorted, I am now back online and genuinely activated. What next?
Maybe nothing.

Are you having any problems? Does all your hardware work? Do you show any yellow exclamation points or question marks in Device Manager?

Windows 7 does a pretty good job of supplying necessary drivers.
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