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Dec
2016



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One of the most troublesome issues about Windows 10 (but all Windows versions indeed) is its inability to save all of the drivers once you decide to format and restore your computer. Majority of time, when buying a new computer, it comes bundled with a lot of drivers which are necessary and important in order to run its hardware without any issue. Sadly, there is not way nor any special option to save, back and restore it in case you decide to format your Windows 10. Let’s see how to solve it thanks to a quick trick, a command available in the command prompt! 

  1. In your Windows, open Command Prompt by pressing Win+X key. Alternatively,  you can find Command Prompt by pressing Start and typing in the search bar: CMD and pressing Enter.
  2. Now, run the following command: dism /online /export-driver /destination:C:\Users\Your_Username\Your_Folder    make sure to change the destination path to one of your choice that addresses to a easy to find folder.
  3. After hitting Enter, the command will start exporting and save all of your Windows drivers in the folder you specified in the path above. (that will be your driver backup)
  4. When the operation has been completed a message will appear saying: “The operation completed successfully”
  5. In order to restore all of your drivers, type the following command: dism /online /Add-Driver /Driver:C:\Users\Your_Username\Your_Folder/Recurse



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2 Comments to “How to Save, Backup and Restore All Drivers in Windows 10”

  1. Web Talk Says:

    Thank you so much! After a long break I am trying to start writing again. Bust it is hard and Google is not helping! God bless. Have a great XMas too!

  2. Robert Says:

    I would like to wish you and your family A Merry Christmas, And may God bless you and your family and keep you all safe. Amen Thank you so much with all the information you are giving us out here. To help us with our computer problems. Thank you again.

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