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Driver Backup2 - free portable Windows Drivers backup and restore

Posted by ClifNotes, Dec 2008, permalink Backup Tools

 

I typically use DriverMax when I need to reinstall Windows. I've struggled lots of times trying to find drivers for old software when someone asked me to help them out. Usually, they've already wiped the system clean and any traces of the original drivers are long gone. Sometimes I can use a utility like UnknownDevices to help me locate the correct drivers.

 

You really need to remember to do this if you don't have the original system restore disk for a PC. Driver Backup 2 is a great way to back up drivers and I'll have a copy of this when I go to a friends house to help them out. It doesn't have as many features as DriverMax, but it seems to be faster. I haven't tried it but I've heard that Driver Backup can help you create unattended (automatic) driver installs. That might be good for system admins and IT departments that have dozens of PCs to restore.

 

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Fast and user-friendly free tool for drivers's backup, restoration and removal with command line options, automatic restoration from CD\DVD and path formatting. DriverBackup! includes also an interactive command line builder.

Website:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/drvback/