Backup all drivers in Windows 10

When Windows is installed on a clean hard drive it usually finds most of the needed drivers for our computer to run, but if we by any chance have any old unsupported hardware or some exotic one chance are very high that Windows will not be able to locate and install drivers for it.

And sometimes we do not even have drivers from where to download them, let’s say for example you have purchased a second-hand laptop with Windows on it, you wish to create a clean and fresh copy of new Windows installation but you do not have drivers, and let us say the model is not supported so you can not download them. In this case, this shown method will help you a ton and save you a lot of time and frustration.

So, in order to back all of your drivers from your Windows follow this simple guide step by step. Note please that this method will backup drivers themselves, you will not backup installation packages of drivers or similar stuff, only drivers installed in Windows itself.

Backing up the drivers

First thing first, create a folder where you want your drivers to be backed up somewhere in your HD and give it any name.

Second, press ⊞ WINDOWS + X to open the secret Windows menu.

keyboard with windows and x markedFrom the menu choose Command Prompt (administrator)

Windows menu command prompt adminWhen the command prompt is active type the next command in it:
DISM /online /export-driver /destination:C:\DriverBackup

where: C:\DriverBackup is the folder and the hard drive where you want to store your backed-up drivers.

Press ENTER

That’s it, you have now successfully backed-up all of your installed Windows drivers.

Now, save all of your drivers on USB and reinstall Windows.

In order to now return backed drivers do the following:

Press again ⊞ WINDOWS + X to open the secret Windows menu.

keyboard with windows and x markedbut this time choose Device manager

Windows menu device managerFrom decide, manager right-click on any device Windows has not been able to install appropriate driver and choose update driver

  • Click on the Browse my computer for driver software option.
  • Click the Browse button.
  • Select the folder with the driver backup.
  • Check the Include subfolders option.
  • Click the Next button.
  • Click the Close button.

Congratulations, you have just backed up all drivers in Windows 10 all by yourself. If you would like to read more helpful articles and tips about various software and hardware visit errortools.com daily.

Now that’s how you back up all drivers In Windows 10 on a computer. On the other hand, if your computer is going through some driver-related issues that have to get fixed, there is a one-click solution known as DRIVERFIX you could check out to resolve them.

This program is a useful tool that could repair corrupted drivers and optimize your PC’s overall performance. This is basically a solution that’s within your grasp with just a click. It’s easy to use as it is user-friendly. For a complete set of instructions in downloading and using it, refer to the steps below

Perform a full system scan using DRIVERFIX. To do so, follow the instructions below.

      1. Download and install DRIVERFIX. from the official site.
      2. Once the installation process is completed, run DRIVERFIX. to perform a full system scan. driverfix screenshot
      3. After the scan is completed click the “Update All” button
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