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Question About Drivers

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by putterplace, Aug 4, 2006.

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  1. putterplace

    putterplace Thread Starter

    Aug 4, 2006
    I have 2 PCs which are EXACTLY alike (hardware-wise). One of them began to have problems with the OS, so I reformatted that hard drive, and reinstalled Windows XP Home Edition onto it.

    My problem is that upon doing so, the drivers for my some of my system's components are no longer there. I was wondering if there was a way that I could get the drivers from my working computer, and copy them to a CD so that I could install these on my newly formatted disk.

    I no longer have the drivers CDs, which is why I was wondering where on my other computer are the drivers for the hardware located?

    Thank in advance for any advice you have.
  2. Old Rich

    Old Rich

    Jan 17, 2003
    You can download the drivers from the manufacturer . . and you will have the newest ones. I feel that installing old drivers on a fresh installation is like taking a shower and putting your dirty underwear back on
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Device Manager - right click on the device of interest - Properties - Driver tab - Driver Details gives the path and file name of the driver(s).
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