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    A nice little article on the subject here:
    How Do I Back Up My Drivers? - PC World

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    [quote name='AlanMiller' post='773940' date='06-May-2009 16:29'][/quote]
    I'm not sure I'm entirely impressed with what his BATch file does...
    xcopy %windir%\help /y
    xcopy %windir%\inf /r /y
    xcopy %windir%\system /r /y
    xcopy %windir%\system32 /r /y
    xcopy %windir%\system32\drivers /r /y

    but I suppose if you back up over half a gig of files, there's a good chance you'll have got all possible drivers there.

    (In passing, I've never needed to backtrack on drivers, but I suppose YMMV...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BATcher' post='773953 View Post
    I'm not sure I'm entirely impressed with what his BATch file does...
    (In passing, I've never needed to backtrack on drivers, but I suppose YMMV...)
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    The author admits it's quick & dirty. I think the free Drivermax utility he mentions is the more polished solution. I always do a driver backup as part of a reinstall... partly as a safeguard, partly to avoid laborious reloading from a stack of dusty CDs!

    Alan

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    [quote name='AlanMiller' post='774008' date='06-May-2009 18:48']The author admits it's quick & dirty. I think the free Drivermax utility he mentions is the more polished solution.[/quote]
    I didn't check this when you first made the post, but I just discovered that there is more than one web place that uses the name "DRIVERMAX." I don't know if there's any connection between the two sites, but I think I got the second one from somewhere in The Lounge a long time ago.

    The article links to: DriverMax - FREE driver download for Windows XP & Vista

    My bookmarked one: DriverMax - free driver updates

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    [quote name='AlanMiller' post='774008' date='06-May-2009 18:48'][/quote]
    More info. Here is the thread I was thinking about: Post 696503. Evidently I did find a link between the two, so there you have it... (my old brain has trouble remembering what I had for supper last night!)

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