How To Backup And Restore Drivers In Windows

[Use Simple Commands For Driver Management]

Drivers are one of the most important components needed to run your computers. This is why it becomes such a headache to reinstall them every time you re-install your Windows. It become even more hard if you don’t remember where you downloaded all your individual drivers from.

To make sure that you don’t have to worry about these issues, you can make backup copies of your drivers, which can then be accessed anytime and on any system you like.

While most people resort of third party softwares to handle this job, you can also use simple command lines to do it yourself. All you need to do is follow these simple steps:

  1. Open Command Prompt as Administrator.
  2. Enter the following line – dism /online /export-driver /destination:D:\PcDrivers – to create a backup of your drivers.
  3. Wait for all the drivers to be saved.
  4. You can change the destination to any folder or USB drive of your liking.
  5. Once you reinstall the windows, open Command Prompt again.
  6. Enter the following line – dism /online /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\PcDrivers /Recurse – to automatically install all the drivers present in the backup file.
  7. Make sure the name of the destination folder doesn’t contain any spaces.

With these easy steps, you will be able to save all your drivers and keep them secure while you reinstall your operating system. This will make the process of updating your system quite easier.

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Posted on : 20 Jun 2016 @ 09:13

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