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christieb18

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Hi all,

 

I recently purchased a new SSD for my C drive (my old C drive SSD was too small). I have lost all my drivers when doing a fresh install of Windows 7. I recovered some of them such as the ones the allow me to access the internet. Is there a program or an efficient way to detect all the drivers installed on my old SSD and install them on my new one? I have both hard drives connected in the bay right now. I can locate the Drivers folder in system32. Just confused about how to install them on the new SSD since I can't literally drag and drop.

 

Thank you!

Christie


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Hi, I assume the older and smaller SSD will still boot up and run?

 

If so, one way you can do it is to install a driver backup software onto that drive, then burn a disk of the drivers. You can then use the disk to install them onto the new larger SSD drive.

 

Here is a review of several driver backup utilities so look through them all and choose the one you like best.

 

http://www.techsuppo...iver-backup.htm

 

Otherwise it means finding the missing drivers in the device manager, and then obtaining them from each manufacturers sites.

 

Nev.


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Ztruker

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Do several Windows Updates now that you have internet access. Windows 7 is very driver complete so the odds are pretty good it will download all the missing drivers. Do updates 3 or 4 times until no more are offered.


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