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AKzGR8

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Hello Everyone,

I've installed Microsoft Windows 8.1 Version 6.3.9600 Build 9600 on my HP 430 Notebook PC with 1 GB RAM and Pentium CPU @ 2GHz 2 Cores.

Display drivers are not working properly (i.e., everything appears bigger and unclear), earlier I'd successfully updated the display drivers and made it work using Device Manager. Can anyone help me making a backup of the drivers (may be in .inf format) from the installed drivers so that I don't have to update it every time I re-install it.

Thanks
 

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Mooly

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Not quite what you are asking but my suggestion would be to make a system image of your newly installed installation, then you have a super quick way to clean install at any time.
 

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CountMike

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Not quite what you are asking but my suggestion would be to make a system image of your newly installed installation, then you have a super quick way to clean install at any time.
That's quite different ballgame and a good idea for whole system/drive/partition but in case of drivers only it's like shooting a fly with a cannon.
 

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Mark Phelps

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Second the recommendation for Double Driver. I've used that to save off the current drivers and it's very easy to then restore from the saved drivers.
 

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Mooly

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.................only it's like shooting a fly with a cannon.

:roflmao:Well yes, I suppose so. Mind you the driver is no use on its own, it needs the OS to go with it... at some point.

Actually being able to extract drivers does look a useful tool to have in your armoury.
 

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    Intel i5 internal/NVidia GEFORCE GO 6100
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CountMike

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.................only it's like shooting a fly with a cannon.

:roflmao:Well yes, I suppose so. Mind you the driver is no use on its own, it needs the OS to go with it... at some point.

Actually being able to extract drivers does look a useful tool to have in your armoury.
Yes, specially if one has to experiment with drivers, a System restore point just before switching drivers can get you out of the jam most of the times. Having a stash of ready drivers safely tucked away can make reinstalling windows a snap. I have been in all of those situations many times.
 

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    Windows 8.1 Pro
    Name
    Mike
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home made
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen7 2700x
    Motherboard
    Asus Prime x470 Pro
    Memory
    16GB Kingston 3600
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus strix 570 OC 4gb
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 960 evo 250GB
    Silicon Power V70 240GB SSD
    WD 1 TB Blue
    WD 2 TB Blue
    Bunch of backup HDDs.
    PSU
    Sharkoon, Silent Storm 660W
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    Retired
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    CCM Nepton 140xl
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Mooly

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Yes, it does make sense, I can see that. Drivers can be a real pain sometimes, I know that only to well when first trying 8.1 on the old Acer laptop. Could I get a wireless driver to work... could I 'flippin heck, despite W8.1 showing it in the list of compatible hardware. I must have spent a couple of hours of trying all sorts but in the end stumbled on an old Vista one that did the trick.
 

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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86
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    Laptop
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    Dell Vostro 3750/Acer 9301
    CPU
    Intel i5/AMD Turion 64
    Memory
    4Gb/2Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel i5 internal/NVidia GEFORCE GO 6100
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Hard Drives
    250Gb SSD and 120Gb
    Mouse
    HP Z4000
    Internet Speed
    76 down, 20 up
    Browser
    MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Country Flag
    UK

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