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Drivers for VGA displays and Driver location on the computer

I am looking for VGA drivers for a Nexar computer and also for the older Compaq desktoop model.

Also, where on the computer can you locate the folder with drivers so I can back them up to avoid this problem in the future?

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You can't

There's no real way to back up installed drivers. You have to back up the installation program for the drivers.

I've never heard of Nexar, but assuming they're still in business, their website is probably the best place to look for drivers. Same goes for Compaq systems, though generally speaking the best thing to do with those is take them out back and put a bullet in them to finish what nature intended.

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Actually, you CAN...

by using the DriverGuide Toolkit:

For the Nexar, it appears that nexar (originally oriented to Government sales only but actually manufactured within Compaq facilities) now refurbishes other makes and possibly slaps their own branding on them ( ). Would need to know much more about the specific computer before being able to point to where you might locate drivers. You could open a command prompt on the computer and use DEBUG to locate the type of video card and we could go from there. In preference to that though I would suggest downloading and installing AIDA32 which you can locate here:

Use the USA Florida mirror to download it because it is generally quicker. once downloaded, install and then run it and it will tell you everything you might want to know about the computer including components and software.

The Compaq requires specific info also such as model, and possibly serial number. This link would (or should) lead you to drivers and even manuals needed:

AIDA32 will also work on it which will allow chipset drivers to be used if Compaq/HP no longer supports the PC.

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