In the following tutorial I would like to show you how to backup Windows drivers so you can copy them over to another computer or restore them back onto the existing computer. This can save you lots of time, especially after a reload. You can also use this same process to backup Windows drivers so you can add them to your Windows unattended installation CDs.
Step 1: Download and install DriverMax on the computer you want to backup drivers from.
Step 2: Under the “Driver Operations” menu click “Export Drivers”
Step 3: The export wizard will now launch. Click “Next”.
Step 4: You will now see a list of all of the current drivers installed on the computer. You can either individually select the drivers you want to backup or you can click “Select All”. When you make your selection, click “Next”.
Step 5: Select your backup location. DriverMax will put each driver in an individual folder. When you are ready to start backing them up, click “Next”.
Step 6: You are now finished backing up your drivers. If you would like to import them onto your computer or another computer, click “Import Drivers” from the “Driver Operations” menu.
Step 7: The import wizard will now launch. Click “Next”.
Step 8: Choose the location of the drivers you would like to import. Click “Next”.
Step 9: Select the drivers you would like to import. You can also select all of them by clicking “Select All”. When you have made your selection, click “Next”.
Step 10: You will now see an overview of what you will be importing. When you are ready to import them, click “Next”.
Step 11: You will now see the import results. Click “Next” and restart the computer.
If you have any experience backing up and restoring drivers please feel free to share.