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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- When the operation has been completed a message will appear saying: “The operation completed successfully”
- 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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