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My first post!!

I work in IT Support and had a user come into the office who wanted their laptop rebuilt. It should have been a simple task of using the recovery cd that came with the laptop to restore the OS – but of course these things never go to plan. The recovery CD was missing and this laptop was too old to have a factory restore option…

After a exhaustive search on the internet the only recovery cd that was available was the kind you had to purchase. Since I’m not one to throw away good money on something that would probably only be used once I directed the user to get their hands on a copy of XP and use that to rebuild the laptop. But not before directing him to a really great application which is the point of this post….

Driver Genius Professional – does one simple task really well. It backs up your currently installed drivers into a folder or self installing exe. Whats so great about that I hear you ask? Well have you ever tried finding drivers for discontinued hardware? home built PCs? or just wanted to rebuild your stone-age era PC and get it back to work fast? If you have then Driver Genius is a great tool to have in your arsenal of “little apps I can’t do without”

Try to avoid using Driver Softs site to download the app as their sites so slow it begins to feel like you’re downloading the tool from a web server connected to a 56k Modem.
Apart from that this tool works great so check it out and let me know what you think?

~ by Martin on July 24, 2009.

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