Drivers Backup  

  1. Posts : 173
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32

    Drivers Backup

    Hello,i have a compaq presario cq60 with win vista,and im to format,factory default or upgrade to win 7,but i need to backup my drivers,can i do it from the laptop itself?or maybe a free simple tool to backup all its drivers before i make changes,

    i need also something to scan my laptop and give me all data information regarding my machine,

    thanks for your help anyway,
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  2. Posts : 8,137
    Windows 10 64 bit

    The drivers, if you have the actual driver installation files, can be copied to some media such as a CD, flash drive, etc. If you are referring to drivers already installed, you can't copy them, you will have to download needed drivers so they can be installed. HP should still have the drivers, however if you install Windows 7, Windows will install many drivers and except for the actual sound driver you may not need to manually install drivers. Windows will only install a generic basic function sound driver and the reason the actual driver will have to be installed.

    Back up your user data (pictures, music, word processing files, etc) as that will also be deleted on the reinstall. You can't copy programs, they are like the drivers, they must be "installed" using the programs installation procedure.

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  3. Posts : 173
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32
    Thread Starter

    thanks m8,i already tried driver magician,i saved the drivers and im trying Belarc,then ill choose what to do,reinstall,upgrade or factory default

    and how can i save all Belarc found?
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  4. Posts : 173
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32
    Thread Starter

    hello,can i have more help on this issue,i cant find a free drivers backup setup

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  6. Posts : 173
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32
    Thread Starter

    hi,thanks ill try and see
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  7. Posts : 173
    Windows 7 Ultimate x32
    Thread Starter

    hi ok seems good and simple.

    thanks m8
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  8. Posts : 13,576
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    You don`t need a driver backup program, you need to go to HP and see if they have drivers for your PC for Windows 7, then you need to download and save them to something like a usb stick.

    A 4 or 8 GB is more then enough.

    The only one you really need is the network (ethernet) driver. After you`re done your W7 install, you just install that driver to get out to the web. Then you can get the rest of your drivers.

    You can get them all now or later, it doesn`t matter, as long as you know where to get them.

    Speccy will work to give you your PC info, or look at system information, or go to HP and look up your model.

    HP(R) Official Site | Laptop Computers, Desktops, Printers and more

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    Ask all your questions now, before you install W7 :)
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