Essential Software: Driver Backup Solutions

Here’s a real gem for you guys..
Whenever you perform a full system install, those of you that don’t use imaging or scripted installation have to look forward to the monotonous task of installing (maybe even downloading) the drivers that you had before. 

Driver Magician

This software from GoldSolution Software Inc. will save you so much time by allowing you to back up all detected drivers on your system to a location of your choosing. 

Driver Magician Driver View

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Driver Magician has a built in database of the latest drivers with the ability to go to the Internet to receive the driver updates. It saves lots of time to find the correct drivers and mature drivers will obviously increase the performance of hardware. If there are unknown devices in your PC, Driver Magician helps you detect them easily and quickly with its built in hardware identifier database.

 

Note: This version of the software is a 15-day trial – the Lite version of Driver Magician gives you only the backup features, and is free to download here: Driver Magician Lite
For other free driver backup tools; look under Other Free Driver Backup Solutions at the bottom of this article.

Features of the full version of Driver Magician include:

  • Driver files can be backed up to an auto-setup package and you can restore all drivers automatically without installing Driver Magician:
  • Driver Magician Backup Options
  • Update device drivers to improve system performance and stability:
  • Driver Magician Update Drivers
  • Detect unknown devices
  • Uninstall device driver
  • FREE upgrades
  • Priority technical support

Version at the time of writing: 3.4
Supports: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/x64

Here is the URL:
Driver Magician
For the Lite version go here:
Driver Magician Lite

 

Other Free Driver Backup Solutions

These lack the driver update feature, they’re just for backing up drivers into their respective folders.  Very simple to use – still very handy. 

Driver Backup:
Driver Backup allows you to backup non-Microsoft drivers. 
Supports: Windows NT,2000,XP,2003
Requires: Microsoft .Net 2.0 Framework

Here is the URL:
Driver Backup

Driver grabber:
Supports up to Vista 64-bit 

Here is the URL:
Driver Grabber

More importantly, there is also a portable version of Driver Grabber here:
Driver Grabber – Portable

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One Response to “Essential Software: Driver Backup Solutions”

  1. […] Software: RadarSync Recently, I wrote an article on the essential software; Driver Magician (which includes the Lite Edition).  The Lite Edition of Driver Magician allows you to backup […]

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