It has happen to all of us. Windows has become corrupted after a virus attack or just because it wants to be a pain in the rump. Now you are faced with a clean install to fix the problem. Wouldn’t it be nice to have all of your updated hardware drivers ready to be reinstalled? This is where DriverMax softwre comes in handy. This free software will backup than reinstall your drivers at a later date.

On the DriverMax site they describe their software as:

Note: DriverMax only works on Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2003 (all service packs).

DriverMax is a new program which allows you to easily reinstall all your Windows drivers. No more searching for rare drivers on discs or on the web or inserting one installation CD after the other. Simply export all your current drivers (or just the ones that work ok) to a folder or a compressed file. After reinstalling Windows you will have everything in one place!

Most of the situations when Windows is running slower are caused by faulty driver installations. Windows stores all versions of older drivers just in case you want to go back; sometimes it messes up older versions with more recent ones. The Export Wizard will only export the drivers you select by copying the needed files to a folder or a compressed ZIP file.

After reinstalling Windows all drivers will be back in place in less than 5 minutes – sparing you of searching, inserting disc after disk and losing precious time. The Import Drivers wizard allows you to install all the drivers that you exported earlier. The entire operation might take up to 5-10 minutes.

Just one single computer restart will be required after all drivers are reinstalled!

DriverMax is able to display a complete report of all drivers (versions, release dates) installed on your system. This feature can also be very useful when you want to analyze the differences between the drivers installed on different machines.

So be safe and backup up your stuff.

DriverMax download is here.

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[tags]drivermax, hardware, drivers, backup, restore, reinstall, windows, [/tags]