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As a network administrator I sometimes have to do a clean windows install on a system and I want to know if there is a way to backup up printers driver that were installed in on old version of windows (some of them are network printers)?

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I believe what you need is Microsoft Print Migrator.

You can export print queues, printer settings, printer ports, and language monitors, and then import them on another print server running a Windows operating system. This is an efficient way to consolidate multiple print servers or replace an older print server.


note: I have used this tool in the past and found it effective.

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You can do it from Windows 7 and above.
Pro/Ultimate versions will install drivers automatically using Windows Update.

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