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Thread: Motherboard Drivers on a new XP install

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    lightshow's Avatar Asleep at the wheel
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    So if you wanted to fix a bunch of computers and you just wanted to do a backup of files, then do a fresh format and install of Windows XP, is there anything to help you get the proper Motherboard Drivers?

    Or do people look at the physical motherboard and try to find a brand and model number then download those drivers off of the manufactures website?
    I miss the days of random nut '03
    Click for more activation options, then activate by telephone. Run the keygen.
    if I call them, aren't they going to get me? (you know, down there)

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    peat moss's Avatar Software Farmer BT Rep: +15BT Rep +15BT Rep +15
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    There's programs to help like Belarc or UDI .

    http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html


    http://www.zhangduo.com/udi.html

    Say you fix a friends computer then reinstall XP but your missing sound or lan drivers , run UDI to find mobo name , device drivers and what not .
    Thats after strangling your friend for not saving the mobo cd .
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    i have yet to try either of those, but i'll recommend sandra over these for it will bench ur system as well.
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    http://www.drivermagician.com/

    Driver Magician offers a professional solution for device drivers backup, restoration and update in Windows operating system. It identifies all the hardware in the system, extracts their associated drivers from the hard disk and backs them up to a location of your choice. Then when you format and reinstall/upgrade your operating system, you can restore all the "saved" drivers just as if you had the original driver diskettes in your hands. After one system reboot, your PC will be loaded and running with the required hardware drivers.

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    is that shareware, zabjb? I was looking for a program that backed up drivers, such as "driver guide toolkit," but didn't know which was the best out there.

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    Thanks for the links

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    lightshow's Avatar Asleep at the wheel
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    Thanks for all your replies. I knew about sandra, but driver magician is sounding quite promising.

    Thanks!
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    if I call them, aren't they going to get me? (you know, down there)

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    driver genius is also a good program this will let u backup all your drivers plus once u hav scanned all the drivers on ur comp u can go online and it will download all the newest vertions of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by biggie944 View Post
    driver genius is also a good program this will let u backup all your drivers plus once u hav scanned all the drivers on ur comp u can go online and it will download all the newest vertions of them.
    I'll look into that one, too.

    is there an .nzb here for it?

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