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Recovery disk

My son-in-law has a vintage 1998 Gateway PC that came with a recovery disk. The disk has the ability to selectively install the drivers for all the original hardware on the machine. This really worked great when I formatted the harddrive and upgraded to a later OS.

Does anyone know of a program that will create such a disk for ANY machine that will provide driver installation for all drivers on that machine? ie save all the current drivers and creat an installation macro for same.


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Not made with a program.
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Thanks. That's a lot of info to digest so it's going to take me awhile.

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there are a few but $$$, drivers only.

Burn to a CD, the windows folder and any other that appears to have drivers in it.
Install OS, point to windows\inf, sometimes "other" or cab files, and a few other places, to look for "updated drivers" with win hdwr wiz.
Note: some newer hardware still require the original installation copy which has XX.ex_ and other underlined files that change to normal after installation.

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Thanks. I'll look into this.

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