Whenever I format my laptop I have to install the drivers manually all over again. Is there any way I can make an autorun laptop driver CD so that I can install all the drivers at once?
in my case it shows an option to select the drivers i want to install an then it restarts several times and all i select gets installed...
You can download all the drivers from supported website and make a CD using Burning tool.
You can use nLIte.
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nLite is a tool for pre-installation Windows configuration and component removal at your choice. Optional bootable image ready for burning on media or testing in virtual machines.
With nLite you will be able to have Windows installation which on install does not include, or even contain on media, the unwanted components.
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You can download all the drivers from related laptop website and burn CD.
Most new (or new-ish) laptops give you the option to create a driver disc along with the system restore set. If that's not available, you *could* use a driver backup solution, but I wouldn't recommend that. Instead, since manufacturers (an Microsoft too, come to think of it), often update their drivers over time, so you'll be installing obsolete drivesr.
My recommendation would be to back up just the most essential drivers (usually network card/wifi). Then, when you rebuild your PC, install those drivers, and let WIndows find the most up to date drivers for the rest of the hardware. If there's any device that would truly benefit from the manufacturer's driver (graphics & touchpad are common examples), download them at this stage and use them instead of the MS version.
no it isnt. all third party softwares may install all drivers at once for your convenience but only the manufacturers drivers are best for your computer.
Try one (or all) of these software for a guaranteed driver backup/restore solution : Double Drivers, Driver Max, Driver Magician Lite.
Makeuseof has recently mentioned a article in which you can backup and restore your installed drivers in a single click -
You can either use driver pack solution which have most of drivers in it . or you can also use software like driver genuis or many other driver backup softwares.
What they do is they takes backup of all drivers in your system and creates an exe file from it.
When ever you formatted your system and did a fresh windows installation all you need is just install that exe file and all your drivers will be installed
Why don't or didn't you use the recovery option that comes with pretty much every laptop? They usually enable you to restore the device to factory level which should be a fully installed operating system with all drivers.
Anyway, in my opinion it depends on how often you re-install your system and how old your device is.
If it's a rather new device and you format like once a year I wouldn't use any option but instead download current drivers from the manufacturer.
If the device is 1-2 years old and/or you format about twice a year I would use an option like the DriverPack suggested before.
If the device is old like 3 years or more and/or you format every other month I would rather create an unattended installation media with all drivers. It will also spare you to do a lot of other installation steps and configurations.
Well, the obvious answer would be - DONT format your lappy!
You can of course make a driver backup CD but the burning question has to be why you re-install so often?
Once you've installed everything including system updates, software and newest drivers clone the HDD to external drive using utility such as EaseUD Todo Free. Use clone as recovery disk after your next format.
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download DriverPack Solution DVD it includes almost any driver it is very useful :
I always found Driver genius to be a great product.