There are plenty of reasons why you would want to have a backup of all installed drivers. Maybe your PC’s manufacturer hasn’t provided a CD with all required drivers and your PC can’t be connected to the Internet without installing the important network drivers after performing a clean install; or maybe PC’s manufacturer doesn’t offer driver downloads.
It’s always important to have in place all drivers and Windows product key before beginning to install or reinstall Windows. As you may know, Windows doesn’t let you backup installed drivers and one needs to install third-party tools to backup installed drivers.
A couple of free software out there to quickly backup and restore drivers in Windows. Double Driver is one such free tool out there for Windows to quickly backup Windows drivers.
Double Driver is one such utility that allows you view, backup and restore all installed drivers in a jiffy. Using this tool also very simple. Just download, extract the contents and then run dd.exe file present in the folder. Once launched, click Scan Current System button to begin scanning for installed drivers and once the scan is complete, click Backup Now button to backup all listed drivers.
As you can see in the picture, it lets you choose and backup individual drivers as well, a handy feature for those users who’re looking for a specific hardware driver. This driver backup software also supports backing up software from other systems on the network.
Related: Scan your PC online for drivers.
Double Driver also supports restoring all backed up drivers when you reinstall the operating system. Switch to the Restore tab and then browse to the previously backed up drivers to start restoring drivers.
Here are the key features of Double Driver:
* List, save, and print drivers details
* Backup drivers from current Windows
* Backup drivers from non-live/non-booting Windows
* Backup drivers to structured folders, compressed folder, and self-extracting capability
* Restore drivers from previous backup
* Available in GUI and CLI application
* Portable (no installation required)
Download size is just 2.03 MB, and can be downloaded from below mentioned link. Supports both 32-bit and 64-bit systems. We recommend you integrate all drivers into Windows 7 setup DVD or ISO to avoid manually installing drivers.