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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jdemnyan1116, Sep 19, 2006.

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  1. jdemnyan1116

    jdemnyan1116 Thread Starter

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    This is a just incase problem. If I ever reinstalled windows for one reason or another, I have both the one installed on the computer drive and a set of 7 disks also. Anyway, is there a way to backup your drivers that you installed? I have a scanner that required a driver update 4 yrs ago. Also a printer driver. If I reinstall windows for some reason, I will lose the driver updates. Cannot find the original/updated drivers for the items. All are HP items and over 4 yrs. old.
     
  2. lehatche

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    Did you look anywhere other than the HP site? Did you try Driver Guide? Unless you saved your drivers as a file when downloading to your HDD or other storage device I do not think you can make a copy of installed drivers. If there is a way, I too would be interested in finding out how.
     
  3. DFW

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    There is a way, not free, have looked at myself some time ago, but now have them all safe on a cd, but have a look. it backs up your drivers to a folder on C, guess you would have to save to a cd/dvd just in case of system meltdown.

    http://www.driverguidetoolkit.com/
     
  4. DFW

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    you should still be able to get the drivers and updates from HP, then download as a install later file (hp words) and burn to cd.
     
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