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dugimodo
10-04-2007, 11:47 AM
Hi there, anyone know how to back up the drivers from a WIN98 installation so it can be re-installed without having to search for and download them all over again?

I know this is possible but google just finds a lot of sites trying to sell me software.

snoopy
10-04-2007, 11:52 AM
http://boozet.xepher.net/dd/index.htm

Robin S_
11-04-2007, 11:13 PM
http://boozet.xepher.net/dd/index.htm

Has anyone tried using this? I downloaded it last night (having seen this link) and tried it but it didn't work. The prog loads but just shows a blank table with no entries. Clicking the Scan button has no effect (the screen blinks, so it is not frozen, but nothing else happens). Maybe I got a corrupted download or install but before retrying I thought I would see if anyone has used this utility successfully.

Another gripe is that it the limited help info makes several references to the manual but I can't find any sign of one. More evidence of a bum download?

autechre
12-04-2007, 09:43 AM
Hi there, anyone know how to back up the drivers from a WIN98 installation so it can be re-installed without having to search for and download them all over again?

I know this is possible but google just finds a lot of sites trying to sell me software.

Best option is to go & download all of the drivers again especially if you want a clean install. There is no easy way to back them up with all their registry settings & .inf files etc.

snoopy
12-04-2007, 10:18 AM
Has anyone tried using this? I downloaded it last night (having seen this link) and tried it but it didn't work. The prog loads but just shows a blank table with no entries. Clicking the Scan button has no effect (the screen blinks, so it is not frozen, but nothing else happens). Maybe I got a corrupted download or install but before retrying I thought I would see if anyone has used this utility successfully.

Another gripe is that it the limited help info makes several references to the manual but I can't find any sign of one. More evidence of a bum download?

Works Ok on XP & Vista, but not 98 even though it mentions 98 in the help file, here's another one which states it works on 98

http://www.bestsoftware4download.com/software/t-free-driver-magician-lite-download-ygvdljgs.html

snoopy
12-04-2007, 10:35 AM
Works Ok on XP & Vista, but not 98 even though it mentions 98 in the help file, here's another one which states it works on 98

http://www.bestsoftware4download.com/software/t-free-driver-magician-lite-download-ygvdljgs.html

Just tested Driver Magician Lite 3.23, works OK on 98SE, XP Pro & Vista :thumbs:

Robin S_
12-04-2007, 03:30 PM
Ta very much, Snoopy. Much appreciated - the info should help Dugimodo too.

tweak'e
12-04-2007, 07:06 PM
just be aware that the programs don't back up all the apps that come with the drivers. its still best to download all the drivers and save them to cd.

dugimodo
13-04-2007, 12:33 PM
thanks for the suggestions, managed to fix the machine in question at this stage, but still good info