Driver Magician Lite v5.01 Updated

billon on 12 Jan 2021
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jan 2021
  • 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.

Runs on: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.

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

Dave Bee 2019-06-15 10:40

I was just wondering what is wrong with backing up the drivers using Windows itself? That's what I've been doing for a long time. If I ever need to reinstall a driver, I just point Windows to the folder where all the drivers are backed up, and Windows will find and install the specific driver(s). Why would you even need this program at all? Make a new folder on your C drive (I find that easiest), then just run an administrator command prompt, and run the following command: dism /online /export-driver /destination:"C:\New Folder" Windows will back up your drivers, and you can then copy/cut/rename the new folder to whatever/wherever you want. Works for me.


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.


AndTheWolf 2016-03-07 17:42

Driver Magician Lite is currently at version 4.53


Checker 2015-03-11 18:47

@ AndTheWolf: Thanks ... and updated ;)


AndTheWolf 2015-03-09 20:44

Driver Magician Lite is currently at version 4.41


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.


rogerthedodger 2015-02-28 02:07

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


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.


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.


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