DriverBackup2 Copies Your System Drivers

Jason over at Lifehacker had this great little find.  If you, like me, tend to reinstall Windows from time to time…  (Huh, that beta software really *was* beta… doh) this little application might be a great help.

DriverBackup2 is a lightweight driver-backup tool. The application is portable with a caveat: you’ll need administrative privileges for full use. You can opt to backup one or all of your drivers, the backed up files are dumped into a tree structure based on driver name. DriverBackup2 also allows you to restore and delete unnecessary drivers.

With newer OS’s (XP SP2/3, Vista, etc) driver installs tend to be a bit more friendly.  However, a great example is my older IBM laptop that runs WinXP.  Every time I reinstall, I need to get new vid, ethernet, etc drivers from them.  (Since I can never seem to find the backup folder on the external drive where I save them after downloading.)

Try it out and see what you think – could be quite the handy util.

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