Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:02 PM
Hope I have chosen correct forum to ask this - apologies if not..
Can anyone recommend a good tool or method for driver backup/restore
Basically it is for deployment of lots of PC's - various different models etc
I want to restore an OS image and then be able to via command line or similar be able to run a tool that will automatically install drivers depending on model you choose
I have tried double driver which works okay and I can install one PC - backup drivers and then restore this backup to any other computers of same make/model to speed up deployment
Any other suggestions/ideas etc etc
Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:20 PM
Sort of like what the PnP util does inside the WinPE's...
Seems to me that double driver's just doing something similar - i.e. lets you select the currently installed drivers, and "stores" them so they can be used to re-install them...
Have you tried anything like that?
Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:25 PM
I have a windows 7 image created with imagex - which I then restore to all new computers - this just has basic drivers and all required apps on it
I then want to have an easier way of installing all drivers - currently we have to go through the setup routines for all the chipset, network, wireless, bluetooth, touchpad etc etc drivers
I tried double driver just because I had seen it mentioned on a website - and it worked well for me - I created a backup of the drivers from a working model of the desktop and a backup from a working laptop - and then as I deployed more desktops/laptops I simply ran double driver chose relevant backup (i.e. laptop or desktop) and it installed all the drivers in one go - without having to click next, next etc through 8 or 9 installation programs
I don't want to modify my image - as it is working fine, and just has drivers that are the same across all models of desktop and laptops I am deploying - I had thought of installing all drivers on the image, but this would mean the image would have drivers for several different makes/models of laptop/desktop and could have issues with conflicts and certainly wasted space storing drivers not needed on all systems
Hope this explains it better
Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:59 PM
Thanks I will take a look - I assume it will do it from a supplied set of drivers - rather than the internet though
EDIT: looks like it comes with driverpacks - so not really what I am looking for - as I already have the drivers I need and don't want gig's of unwanted drivers - just the ones for my set of machines - thanks for suggestion though
Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:12 PM
hadn't realised you could - just downloaded lite version and tried it and seems quite good - apart from some of it foreign language desptie choosing english
why not make your drivers the driver packs
Posted 04 May 2012 - 01:30 PM
It is okay, but missed some drivers and I don't like the fact it adds in its name and logo to the system information page in Windows - this will not be acceptable for my corporate customers unfortunately
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