Backup And Restore Windows Driver With Double Driver

The driver backup and restoration software Double Driver was recently updated to version 4, reason enough for us to take another look at the software program (see on ghacks Backup and Restore Drivers). Double Driver can scan a system for drivers that can then be backed up by the user to be able to restore them at a later point. This can be handy before installing a new operating system or reinstalling the old one.

Double Driver 4.0 comes with a new interface that makes use of Windows Aero. It will automatically recognize if the program has been started by a user or administrator of the system. The available options differ depending on that.

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The options that the program provides are accessible in the program’s header. Here it is possible to backup and restore drivers or save and print the driver list.

A click on the Backup links opens the driver backup page. The user can start a driver scan on the current system or on another system which is a new feature in Double Driver 4. The screen will then be populated by a list of drivers that the program found on the target computer. Drivers are listed with their name, provider, version, date and class among other information.

Checkboxes are provided to select the drivers to backup. Double Driver seems to automatically select all drivers that are not standard Windows drivers so that these can be backed up with a click on Backup Now. The Select link in the top navigation menu can be used to quickly select all drivers, invert the selection or select none for a fresh start.

The backup now button leads to a new window where the destination directory for the driver backups and the output format can be configured. Supported are structured folders, compressed folders or single self extracting files.

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The restore button can then be used at a later time to restore a previously created backup. The single self extracting files install the drivers on the target system without Double Driver while the two other options require Double Driver to do so.

Double Driver 4.0 is a portable software program for the Windows operating system that can be used to efficiently backup and restore system drivers. The program is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the Windows operating system.

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