Driver Magician Lite v4.78 Updated

billon on 13 Aug 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 Aug 2018
  • Suggested by Carl

Driver Magician Lite identifies all the hardware in your system, extracts the associated drivers and backs them up to a location of your choice. Later, when you need to reinstall/upgrade Windows, you can restore all the saved drivers just as if you had the original driver diskettes in your hands. This is especially useful if you inherited an old machine or bought a white box system and did not receive all the original driver discs.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Windows registry. It remembers the folder that you last select to write the backup files to, which does not affect portability.
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the portable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Driver Magician Lite.exe.

24 comments on Driver Magician Lite  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Gary 2006-10-12 15:12

Driver Magician Lite will only back up, not restore, drivers. Driver Magician, available at the same site, restores drivers, but has a 15 day trial period.

Haunted 2006-10-12 23:59

Too bad actually, because it would've been really helpful with backups and things like that. However, there is always some scriptkiddie around who's selling cracks and patches for them

Andrew Lee 2006-10-13 06:17

Since the INF + driver files are copied to the backup folder (with the files for each device in its own named subfolder), you can simply specify a particular folder when Windows asks you for the driver disk. Granted this is not as convenient as whatever "Restore" feature the paid version provides, but it's still quite useful IMHO.

Erind 2006-10-13 07:02

Simply amazing... I never even thought of a program that would consolidate your drivers all into one place. Great idea! Takes a bit to copy all of the drivers, but that's ok.

mdboyd 2006-10-13 08:26

Erind, just as a hint, make sure you aren't backing up ALL of the drivers, just the ones marked in red. The others are included in the windows xp installation CD

Chris L. Franklin 2007-04-18 04:04

Why would any one pay for something like this, when theres a GPL version available ?

Website :

Xandub 2007-08-02 09:09

Thanks Chris L. Franklin, just checked out Driver Backup on Sourceforge... It works, its free, its easy, its portable and its now on my USB :o)
Dont bother with Driver Magician Lite as it only does half a job and you have to pay for the other half!!

Thor 2007-08-02 16:02

Nice Tool. Saves a lot of time.
It's no fun, searching for my driver-disks/-CDs etc. ;)

Michael 2007-08-08 06:12

The problem with the Driver Backup! program on SourceForge is the .NET requirement, this kind of kills it's portability to me.

Lupo73 2008-01-14 08:21

version 3.34 available

Bizgo 2008-05-01 14:05

I also checked Driver Backup! but I can't see any Restore functionality. Am I blind? Tried Non-.Net version on windows vista.

Boonie 2008-09-28 10:13

The lite version does the back-up. But you can NOT install the drivers without the full program. I'm over to "driver backup"

Midas 2012-03-09 15:00

Not trying to revive this dormant entry, but... everyone complaining about a lacking restore option, please, do READ Andrew Lee comment!


Midas 2012-03-09 15:02

Download link seems to be dead...


I am Baas 2012-03-09 15:29



Emka 2013-12-16 13:11

According to juvera's link, it's now at 4.05, on the app's website it says 4.0.


Guido76 2014-09-14 09:29

In Lite version, the program is irrelevant. In full version, it's not better, because it detects on my machine drivers never installed !! Moreover, downloads are available on sites that are not those of the manufacturers, generating risk of incompatibility. Anyway, many motherboard manufacturer offering drivers "homemade".
DriverBackup! proposed by Chris L. Franklin, now in version 2.1.07, is more comprehensive and more effective in identifying its drivers.


rogerthedodger 2015-02-28 02:07

According to the website, the lite version will NOT restore drivers.


webfork 2015-03-06 00:07

roger: I can't figure out if it just won't AUTO-restore drivers or what. I think you can manually utilize the drivers it saves, otherwise I'm not sure of the point of the program. Anyway, a message to the devs wasn't answered so I'm not sure how to write this up.


AndTheWolf 2015-03-09 20:44

Driver Magician Lite is currently at version 4.41


Checker 2015-03-11 18:47

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks ... and updated ;)


AndTheWolf 2016-03-07 17:42

Driver Magician Lite is currently at version 4.53


gbrao 2018-06-28 08:11

With 4.76, I did not find any entries in the registry. Nor did it remember the last backup folder.


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