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I've got a new (well, used) laptop. I wish to format and reinstall the windows OS on it. On the machine I've got several drivers which I would like to transport to the new machine, but I don't have the original drivers CD's.

Is there a (FREE) software that can backup my drivers, and then later let me reinstall them on the new windows installation?


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See also: – Umber Ferrule Jan 24 '12 at 17:18

Yes, there exists specialized software for tasks just like that. DriverMax being one of an examples (but "google: backup drivers" reveals more).

I have not used it, so alas, I cannot tell how well it performs.

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I should have added the word free on my question. Thanks. – Tal Galili Jun 12 '10 at 23:12
DriverMax is an excellent program (mostly), and it is free. I used it successfully though two reinstalls on two different machines. it works! :) – studiohack Jun 13 '10 at 1:27

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