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Free Driver Backup utility Copy drivers from W7 to W8.

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Free Driver Backup utility Copy drivers from W7 to W8.

    Hi all
    If you are installing W8 and you are having trouble with drivers --especially things like OEM internal card readers, webcams, Intel chip sets / unknown devices --showing up in your W8 install / device manager try using this FREE utility to back up the W7 existing ones BEFORE you install W8 and then restore those.

    It works 99% of the time and avoids those programs I REALLY HATE that work as sneakware --especially those that offer to FIND obscure drivers for you and then require you to PAY to use the application.

    This one is 100% free -- it just copies all your exiting drivers to a collection of folders which you can then use to install them again.

    DriverBackup! | Free Security & Utilities software downloads at

    won't solve all the probs but should fix 99% of them.

    Hi all

    another good one is Doubledriver since it also makes the restore easier

    Please don't use those "Find Drivers" SNEAKWARE sites -- they sucker you in and then to do anything useful you have to PAY to register.

    I think this is my PET HATE on the web. I can PAY for stuff if I am told in advance -- I don't like the conniving way DRIVERMAX and others like that site operate in the underhand manner they do.

    Last edited by jimbo45; 23 Oct 2011 at 02:51.

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    Agreed, SuperEasy is another one that sucks!
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Free Driver Backup utility Copy drivers from W7 to W8.
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