Driver Magician Lite 3.34

Driver Magician Lite is freeware, it identifies all the hardware in the system, extracts their associated drivers from the hard disk and backs them up to a location of your choice. Then when you format and reinstall/upgrade your operating system, you can restore all the "saved" drivers just as if you had the original driver diskettes in your hands. Driver Magician Lite works with all versions of Windows 98/SE/ME/2000/XP/2003/Vista/x64.

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This works really well, for backup up drivers before a reinstall. Though if they have a dell its usually easier just to go and back the drivers or the dell folder on C, which usually has all the drivers. But for home builds this is nice.

The only thing which the freeware version does is backup drivers. (according to the version comparison)

So backing up drivers with no way to restore them? Lame.

edit: Yup just tried it out. All it does is toss each set of drivers into a folder. There is no way to restore the drivers from within the app.

It works really well for saving the drivers on another partition or portable hard drive for use later. I used it when I formatted last time since I have a few drivers that I couldn't find online that came pre-installed with my computer.

Aahz said,
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So backing up drivers with no way to restore them? Lame.

edit: Yup just tried it out. All it does is toss each set of drivers into a folder. There is no way to restore the drivers from within the app.

It is called going into Device Manager and updating the driver with the backed up source.
I find it sad how some people depend so heavily on third-party functionality that they seem to forget about that which Windows provides.
Mind you, that statement does not apply to garbage like Internet Explorer or the default Notepad. :P

I don't want to go around manually pointing to driver files...I want my Driver F*cking Magician to cast a spell and do it for me :P

I was just hoping that they'd at least allow you to backup and restore in the free version since they took out one of the main draws of these apps = scanning and updating drivers.