Drivers Backup/Restore

Driver Genius can detect and quickly backup drivers installed on the system. It can compress the backup drivers to a zip file, self extracting file or an independent executable auto driver installer.

You should back up your drivers before reinstalling the Windows or updating drivers. To back up your drivers:
Click the 'Backup Drivers' icon. A list of installed drivers appears in the right window pane. To view details of a device driver, click the device item in the list. The details are displayed in the window.


 
Current used Drivers
These drivers that you have installed or updated, also called OEM drivers. If you need to reinstalling Windows, You should backup these drivers.
Original Windows Drivers
These drivers are included in the Windows installation CD and are installed automatically during the Windows installation procedure. They normally do not need to be backed up.
Disconnected Devices Drivers
These drivers belong to devices that are not currently connected to your computer. For example, a printer that is turned off. If you want to use these devices in the future, backup these drivers.

Select the drivers that you want to back up and click 'Next'.

Driver Genius can back up drivers to a ZIP file, a self-extractor, or an Auto-Driver Installer. Click the drop down menu to select a backup file type.

Please Note: Do not save the backup file in the partition where you install Windows. Save the file to D partition or E partition.





Backup drivers with command line
Driver Genius allow you to backup your drivers with command line.
Usage: DriverGenius.exe [/B|?] [/T|A] [/D|Z|E|I] Backup location

First parameter - Specify the action
/? - Show help for usage
/b - Backup drivers
Second parameter - Specify which drivers you want to backup
/t - Third-Party drivers (Recommend)
/a - All drivers
Third parameter - Specify the backup type
/d - Default backup type, backs up selected drivers to the specified folder.
/z - Backs up selected drivers and make them to a ZIP file.
/e - Backs up selected drivers and make them to a self-extracting file.
/i - Backs up selected drivers and make them to an Auto-Installer.
Fourth parameter - Specify the backup location

Example:
C:\Driver-Soft\DriverGenius\DriverGenius.exe /B/T/I D:\DriversBackup.exe

Roll Back Driver

Driver Genius will backup older version of driver before updating them. If you need to roll back to the previous version, click 'Roll back driver' --> Next. Find the driver in the list and click the 'Rollback Driver' button.

Restore drivers from a system restore point

Driver Genius will create a system restore point automatically before updating drivers. You can restore drivers to the previous version from the system restore point.


1. Click the 'Restore Drivers' icon.

2. Select a system restore point in the list, then click 'Next' to restore system.

Restore drivers from driver previous backup file

You need not install drivers one by one after reinstalling the Windows if you have backed up drivers by Driver Genius before.

1. Click the 'Restore Drivers' icon.

2. Click the 'Browse' button to choose the location for the driver backup file, then click 'Next'.

Restore drivers by the Auto Driver Installer



If you have backed up your drivers to an auto-installer, all you need to do is launch the auto driver installer file, then click the 'Start Restore' button install your drivers. You can also perform an unattended installation by using the command line.
Usage DriverBackup.exe /S/R
/S : Silent mode, restore all drivers automatically in silent mode. (No prompt dialog box appears.)
/R : Reboot computer after the installation has completed.

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