DriverBackup! v1.0.3

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

DriveBackup is a fast and simple tool to backup, restoration, and removal hardware drivers. Includes command line options, automatic restoration from CD\DVD and path formatting. DriverBackup! includes also an interactive command line builder.

v.1.0.3 seems to be the last release that does not require the dotNET 2.0 framework.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: None
License: GPL
How to extract: Download the ZIP package from "older versions" and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DriverBackup!.exe

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Lupo73 2007-03-29 04:03

Has someone try it?

Spongebob 2007-03-29 04:46

I did, I liked it :)

theboydanny 2007-03-29 05:33

I have used it too, on two different computers, and it does a really nice job.
One tip though for less computer-savvy users: Save the logfile in the same folder, so you know where which driver goes...
Maybe for future versions a simple rollback-function would be nice, if possible.
Anyway, nice and simple app to have!

shane 2007-04-19 16:56

Had a PC with an intel video driver. The driver files for the video were in two sub dirs of the intel driver folder and there were files that were also required which were in other folders. Also some of the files were named in ways the pc didn't understand (e.g. intelDriverFile_v_8_0.dll) and when the system driver update was loooking for them hey weren't found until renamed (e.g. intelDriverFile.dll) .
It does a nice job but in some cases lots of manual finding and fiddling required. I would prefer to have 10 copies of the same file (e.g. bios foundation type dll driver) in different folders as long as all files for one driver type (e.g. video) and their dependancies were found in just the one folder.

shane 2007-04-19 17:03

Further news ... I got sneakey, did a search for all files in the folder the drivers were backed up to, copied all files into my temp dir (with no folder structure) and pointed the driver install wizard from Windows to that location.
Worked perfectly. Having files in folders is ok, but there are times to mix them into one folder too :-)

AlanBCohen 2007-11-30 09:03

As of this moment, the 1.3 version is only available as source code; not a binary executable. I will wait until a binary is available.

Corbo 2007-11-30 09:07

How does this compare to Driver Magician Lite?
Also, is there any indication which drivers it backs up that are not installed by Windows XP already?

Burgenlander 2007-11-30 12:37

@ AlanBCohen

See the file DriverBackup1.3.zip, "Vista Ready"... http://downloads.sourceforge.net/drvback/DriverBackup1.3.zip?modtime=1177437781&big_mirror=0

Foot 2007-11-30 13:55

The application window title shows the version number as 1.0.3 and includes .NET in the application name. The online Help file states that "DriverBackup needs: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0".

spcor 2007-12-17 09:01

"The release 1.02 seems to be the last who does not need .NET framework"

There are more than one 1.03 versions - a version for XP and a version for Vista. The one for Vista is called .Net.
I installed the version for XP and it works fine. Perhaps it doesn't need .Net. Will somebody check?

drutt 2007-12-18 06:04

Indeed, version 1.0.3 appears to work and to the best of my knowledge I haven't succumbed to .NET yet

chocobo 2010-11-01 12:38

does this software working on windows safe mode

alan jones 2010-11-22 06:00

"double driver" works in safe mode and appears to be portable as i didnt need to install it

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