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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!


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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.




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



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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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