Installing new software and drivers after a fresh install of Microsoft Windows is kind of daunting task. Searching new software and drivers, surfing amuck through websites requires a great deal of time. Though, users can install latest software from their respective official sources, but with drivers, it is better to have a backup. Why? Will tell you later. So here are some utilities using which users can backup drivers without having to follow any manual.
Free Tools To Backup Drivers
With not many options to choose from, here are some free tools to backup drivers in Windows 7.
Driver Backup! is the simplest tool to backup drivers, user-friendly interface allows users to backup drivers without having to follow any tantrums. A simple scan lists all the drivers used by your computer system and offers functions to backup/restore drivers even from offline or non-booting system. Not to mention, Driver Backup is fully compatible with 64 bit systems. Not only it backup drivers but at the time of restoration, also generates autorun files for drivers’ restoration. It’s light weight and requires no installation.
Download – Driver Backup!
Though, the one mentioned above does what it says, that is, simple backup/restores of drivers. But DriverBackup provides some much needed features which allows users to backup drivers with online storage, allows users to roll back to previous stable versions at the time of risks along with the simple backup/restore functionality. But to upload your drivers online, users to need to register for an account. At their official source, users can also look for drivers they want to use on their computer system too.
Download – DriverBackup
Another worth mentioning utility to backup driver is DriverMax, which apart from simple backup/restoration of drivers, provides a detailed report of drivers being used on user’s computer system. Works on both Windows OS(32 bit & 64 bit edition). Users can check for updates too. Detailed knowledge about drivers and other hardware is a recommended thing for novice buyers. On top, if they want to share their drivers information with their friends too.
Download – DriverMax
How To Backup Drivers In Windows 7
- Simply, pick one of the above mentioned tool to backup drivers. I choose, Driver Backup!(first option) to backup drivers
- Just download it from the above mentioned link. As said earlier, no installation is required. Simply unzip the file, look for the application DrvBK, click to run.
- Tool will scan and offers the list of drivers to backup, feed in the path where you want to store the back up files. It is also recommended to check Generate Files for automatic restoration. And click on Start Backup. Viola its that simple.
Driver Backup is truly an important step for all Windows users. Having a backup file of drivers saves a lot of time searching and downloading again at the time of fresh install or reformat of Windows OS. And I know what a royal pain it could be, to search and download all the drivers to be used on a Windows PC.
Which utility you are using to backup drivers. Do share with us.