Backup Windows 10 Drivers And Restore Them Later


Before installing any new device drivers on your Windows 10 computer, it is always useful to backup existing drivers so that if the new installation of the drivers fails, you can always restore the older working ones. Here’s how you can achieve that;

In the Windows 10 start menu, type CMD and hover your mouse over “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator” menu option;

Create a new folder named as “driversbackup” and remember the drive where you created it. Next, in the Command Prompt, type this command and press ENTER;

dism /online /export-driver /destination:”i:\driversbackup”

All of your Windows 10 drivers will be successfully backed up in your newly created backup folder.

Restore Windows 10 Backed Up Drivers

Type DEVICE in the Windows start menu and select “Open” command next to “Device Manager”;

Right-click the driver category and name of the device and click “Update driver” menu option;

Next, click the option “Brows my computer for drivers”;

And select the “driversbackup” folder where you backed up your Windows 10 drivers.

Your target device driver will be updated to the older backed up drive.

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