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backup drivers before reformatting

By dwtaylor ·
What do I backup using Windows 95/98/ME so I can backup the drivers for video, sound, modem etc. to a floppy or two before I format my hard drive. Some drivers are lost or mis-placed.

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by bohicam1 In reply to backup drivers before ref ...

You can't. Drivers are made up of many different files stored in different places in your windows system folders. Your best bet would be to find out what hardware you are using now, download the latest drivers from the manufacturer, burn them to disk......all before you reformat, then use them after you reinstall your operating system.
Good luck!

Mike

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by BobHo In reply to backup drivers before ref ...

I agree with bohicam1. What I usually do is go into the device manager and record what type of display, modem, sound and network adapter are currently installed. Then after formatting and reinstalling the os either go to the manufacturer's site (if nothing has been added/changed from when it was purchased) or to the site for the specific piece of hardware and download the drivers for reinstallation. Sometimes I'll do this first and burn it all to a cd (for future use).

DrBob:&gt

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by mai In reply to backup drivers before ref ...

Hi,
Try WinDrwExpert.exe from:
Website: http://busitran.n3.net

WinDriver Expert is FREEWARE, provides you the easy and fast detection, backup and restore of the entire hardware device drivers currently on your system.

Good luck; Mai

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