Driver Magician offers a professional solution for device drivers backup, restore, update, and removal in Windows operating system. It identifies all the hardware in the system, extracts their associated drivers from the hard disk, and backs them up to a location of your choice. Then when you format and reinstall/upgrade your operating system, you can restore all the “saved” drivers just as if you had the original driver diskettes in your hands. After one system reboot, your PC will be loaded and running with the required hardware drivers. Download Driver Magician for Windows PC today!
Driver Magician has a built-in database of the latest drivers with the ability to go to the Internet to receive driver updates. It saves lots of time to find the correct drivers and mature drivers will obviously increase the performance of hardware. If there are unknown devices in your PC, the app helps you detect them easily and quickly with its built-in hardware identifier database.
Test your backups to make sure they will get you back up! Because a backup failing is just as bad as failing to backup! – T.E. Ronneberg
The user interface of the program is very standard. Once you have initiated Driver Magician, it will automatically list all the installed drivers on your computer.
The ones listed in red cannot be found in the Windows installation package, so if something bad were to happen to them, you would probably have a hard time getting them back from other sources.
||Windows XP/ Vista/ Windows 7/ Windows 8/ Windows 10
||Pentium 166 MHz
||32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended)
||30 MB of available disk space for installation
||Driver Magician V 5.30 For Windows
||GoldSolution Software, Inc.
Driver Magician Backup And Restore Software Features
- Back up device drivers of your computer in four modes.
- Restore device drivers from backup in one mouse click.
- Update device drivers of your PC to improve system performance and stability.
- Uninstall device drivers
- Live Update device identifier database and driver update database.
- Detect unknown devices.
- Back up more items such as My Documents and Desktop.
- Restore more items from backup.
- Get detailed information of the hardware drivers.
- Clone all drivers to an auto-setup package (.exe), so you can restore drivers without installing DriverMagician.
Pros and Cons
Driver Magician clearly possesses a number of useful features. While driver backup is its primary function, and one it does moderately well, the additional features it provides are an excellent touch. Indicating available updates for your drivers can be a useful way of keeping your computer up to date since Windows will not indicate when non-Microsoft drivers need updating. Even if you have not registered Driver Magician, you will still be able to identify which drivers need updating and act accordingly.
Driver Magician is an easy program to use, but in some ways, it is too easy. A click of a button is all it takes to remove critical drivers from your system, and if for some reason this happened before you had a chance to backup your drivers, this could leave you in a very dire situation.
Q: What’s the difference between the “Search All Drivers” and the “Search Non-Microsoft drivers” submenus of the Backup button in the toolbar?
A: The former searches all device drivers, including those packaged within Windows, while the latter only searches drivers not contained in Windows. Because device drivers that are contained in the Windows operating system are automatically installed when detected, it is NOT necessary to back them up. Microsoft provided drivers are shown in black, whilst Non-Microsoft provided drivers are shown in red.
Q: The driver version of some device drivers is null, why?
A: The installation files of these drivers don’t include the driver version, so this tool can’t extract it. This often happens in Windows 98 and Windows Me.
Q: Can I uninstall any device drivers with Driver Magician?
A: Please be cautious about uninstalling drivers. If you uninstall some system device drivers, your computer may crash. Only advanced users who know what they are doing should use this function.
Q: Why does my computer seem to be unresponsive during the driver restoration process?
A: Device drivers are in the lower layer of the operating system, so during driver installation, settings of the Windows operating system change according to the drivers being installed, and this may make the PC unresponsive.
Driver Magician software does an excellent job when it comes to handling computer drivers and it has some very useful backup and restore capabilities, the driver update feature also works a treat so this software can easily be one of the recommended choices from its category.