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xp driver back up

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Crash893

"The man in black fled across the desert,
Joined
Mar 13, 2001
i just a huge spindle of cds for like 12 bucks

so its backup time

whats the easyiest way to back up all the drivers for xp?
 

zachj

Chainsaw Senior
Joined
Aug 19, 2002
Location
Redmond, Washington
The easiest way is to simply download the newest versions as exe and zip files and burn them to CD. That shouldn't take up too much space. If you want your current drivers, the best way is to check the date/version and go to the company's website and download the driver from their previously released/old/out of date/not supported driver database. I believe that most companies have all their older drivers on the web. If not, a google search could turn out to be very productive. If you're talking about keeping your current system, go for Norton Ghost. That way you won't even have to reinstall software upon re-installing XP.

Z
 
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Crash893

Crash893

"The man in black fled across the desert,
Joined
Mar 13, 2001
there is no dir in i can just plop on to the cd?
 

zachj

Chainsaw Senior
Joined
Aug 19, 2002
Location
Redmond, Washington
I don't believe so. Most drivers are stored in the INF directory (I think) but they are not located just in that folder, so I don't think you'd get the whole driver and some might make system changes that would need to be redone if you try to reload windows. I strongly suggest Ghosting your drive to get everything or just download the drivers and dump 'em on a disk.

Z