Driver backup

By surfersaiyan ยท 6 replies
Jul 16, 2010
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  1. hi guys, i just need to do a re-install of XP and remembered that although the actual install is a piece of cake, faffing around with drivers can be a real headache.

    so i'm just wondering if there's a simple way to back 'em up or a utility to help me out, preferably free!!


    the saiyan..
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,123

  3. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    I just grab all the ones I need prior to reformatting and put them on a usb thumb drive.
  4. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    i've also used DriverMax. Use it's export function to backup.
  5. surfersaiyan

    surfersaiyan TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 100

    thanx guys.. of course its easy to look around on the net, i just wanted something which came recommended.

    in the end i found a program called 'double driver'. its free, it runs from a USB drive and will back up your drivers in a variety of formats including zip, RAR or an executable file.

    the reason i didnt want to "just grab the ones I need and put them on a usb thumb drive" is because mine are all over the shop, OEM discs, thumb drives, other hard drives, other CD's and so on. thats why i wanted something to make the journey simpler!

    thanx for the recommends and i'll post how i go with this one!
  6. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Thanks for the update surfersaiyan. The tool you found looks pretty handy. Will have to check that one out for myself as well! :)
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Hi surfersaiyan

    I happened to re-read your thread.. and it occurs to me there's a few other steps that can help when preparing for a full reinstall. Also see this post for some suggested [post=818014]steps to prepare before doing a full reinstall[/post]

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