If you’ve ever re-installed Windows, you’ll know how time consuming it can be.
This is partly because you have to install numerous device drivers (if you can find all your hardware installation disks, that is).
With Driver Genius you can avoid this hassle by creating a driver auto-installer that will install all your drivers at once.
So, let’s get on with it:
Choose which drivers to backup
Fire up Driver Genius and click on Backup.
Now, the first thing to do is choose which drivers to include on the backup file.
I suggest selecting all of them.
Choose the backup type
Now choose the type of backup.
Select Auto-Installer Archive from the drop down menu.
Also choose a location.
If you’re intending to re-install Windows you’ll want to save it (or copy it) to another drive or disk, otherwise it’ll get overwritten.
My auto-installer file is approximately 72MB, so it’ll easily fit on a CD-ROM:
: but for now I’ve chosen to save it to my slave drive.
Driver Genius will now backup your drivers.
This process took about 45 minutes on my computer (mind you, it’s no spring chicken, so yours may not take as long).
Click Finish at the bottom of the confirmation screen to return to the Driver Genius main screen.
Check the auto-installer works
Navigate your way to the drive or folder you saved the auto-installer to and double click on the exe file to launch it.
You should see a screen something like this:
And that’s it. You’re done.
Next time you re-install Windows you can sit back and relax while Driver Genius does the tedious part.
P.S. Check out my Driver Genius review and give it a try, if you haven’t done so already.