Double Driver

Excellent driver backup software

Double Driver is an excellent free driver backup app that's seriously easy to use. View full description

PROS

  • Back up and restore drivers
  • You can select which drivers you want to back up
  • Save drivers to folder, .ZIP file or .EXE.
  • Print and save list of drivers

CONS

  • No help
  • No other configuration options

Very good
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Double Driver is an excellent free driver backup app that's seriously easy to use.

Drivers are pretty boring, but backups are really important. If you ever need to reinstall Windows, you'll have to manually find and install all the missing drivers that make your hardware work - unless you use an app like Double Driver to back them up before that happens.

Double Driver is a great app - it's free, portable and, most importantly, efficient. When you open it up, hit Backup. You can then choose to scan your current system or an alternative location. Once you've scanned, Double Driver will have automatically selected non-Microsoft drivers (the ones that will be missing if you need to reinstall your system). You can obviously change this if you want to.

Once you've chosen the drivers, you can then back them up to a standard folder, .ZIP file or .EXE. If you ever need to restore your drivers, open up Double Driver and click Restore. You can then choose the backed up file and load it, restoring your drivers. Just remember that if you do reinstall Windows, keep a copy of the driver backup somewhere safe!

If there is any complaint, it's that Double Driver has no help, but as drivers are a fairly easy area to deal with this shouldn't cause you any problems.

For simple driver back-ups, you can't find any better than Double Driver.

Changes

  • New engine: faster, removed dependencies (7-zip32.dll and msvbvm60.dll)
  • New Command-Line Interface (CLI) application (support command and switches)
  • New Graphical User Interface (GUI) in all dialogs
  • New Device Driver Installation Wizard
  • Ability to back-up non-live/non-booting Windows
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Double Driver 4.1

— User reviews — about Double Driver

  • fundif

    by fundif

    "Invaluable when restoring older machines"

    Brilliant piece of software, simple but effective. Does all you want for legacy drivers when you have a machine that yo... More.

    reviewed on January 3, 2012