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Giveaway of the day — Driver Magician 3.4

Professional solution for device drivers backup, restoration and update.
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User rating: 929 (72%) 354 (28%) 140 comments

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Driver Magician offers a professional solution for device drivers backup, restoration and update 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.

Driver Magician has a built in database of the latest drivers with the ability to go to the Internet to receive the 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, Driver Magician helps you to detect them easily and quickly with its built in hardware identifier database.

Key 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.
  • Live Update device identifier database and driver update database.
  • Detect unknown devices.
  • Get detailed information of the hardware drivers.
  • Clone all drivers to an auto-setup package (.EXE), so you can restore drivers without installing Driver Magician.

System Requirements:

Pentium 166MHz; Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/x64; 32 MB of available RAM (64 MB recommended)

Publisher:

GoldSolution Software

Homepage:

http://www.drivermagician.com/

File Size:

3.75 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#136

This program is okay. It doesn't show updates for most of my drivers and it just sends you to another website to download them, so it's not much more than a driver search engine.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron Cohenov  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#135

What a piece of junk this Magician is. I tried it and I had to re-install windows all over again bc of it.

Reply   |   Comment by Nathan Lu  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#134

This program works just as it claims - no problem installing or using it. It updates what needs updating and you have a choice of how you want to archive your drivers. The self-installer works flawlessly. It can't be any easier. Many computers users don't realize they need to back up their drivers until they neglect to do it....after they reformat their drive and reinstall the OS. I give Driver Magician an A+ and encourage others to give it a try - even if it's not free anymore.

Reply   |   Comment by Arthu rGlazer  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#133

check the key features and shadow all drivers

Reply   |   Comment by devlin19  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#132

mmm... only one out-of-date driver was found. No good, I have at least 6 old drivers in my PC. I do not recommend this utility. There are other, free, and better:
RadarSync
Filihippo
DriversMax
Driversguide.com

Reply   |   Comment by Barbara Gordey  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#131

I'm not a big fan of this product at all -- it's really the work of amateurs! If you're looking for something free, try radarsync ( www.radarsync.com ) or drivermax (www.drivermax.com)

Reply   |   Comment by sean  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#130

I highly recomend this program to all people that has a computer. If the computer breaks it makes live easier for the technition to get the drivers.

Reply   |   Comment by Willem  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#129

I downloaded this program last time and it told me i needed to upgrade some drivers, which I did. problem was they weren't the correct drivers. I'll pass this time.

Reply   |   Comment by Reb  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#128

#116, PCMAN2, if you were referring to my comment #103, I had tried this in the past, and I did try it again. It doesn't see my external TV tuner's drivers at all, but they don't show up in the Windows Device Manager, either. A couple of drivers it recommended updates for were already up-to-date; for one it was recommending an all-in-one package rather than a device-specific package, but the version was the same. The big problem is that you don't get the documentation (including changes, improvements, bugs, limitations, etc.) and installation instructions that you get on the websites, and you don't get to check for related utilities and downloads (especially common for video and audio cards/chips). It's OK just to see if newer drivers are available, among the ones that it sees. I assume that it doesn't list beta drivers, which I sometimes use (depends on the developer, some are as reliable as the released drivers).

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#127

I was busy today and I was late getting to this one.... and missed it. Any advice on how I can get this again or a similar product just as good?

Thanks,

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#126

Whew, I got it and installed it on 2 computers and 1 flash drive. Glad I have it. Seems to work slicker than a whistle. Hope we have some more great software this weekend. And, hoping that it is NOT a screensaver!

Reply   |   Comment by chuck  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#125

This is an app I will use...mostly because I have better things to do with my time than to mindlessly search for a driver buried deep in some website; or pick through my system files for hours on end. Download and install to my Vista Home Premium 32-bit system were uneventful. Registration went as always...no problems. Software updated from the vendor's website on first opening. Backed up drivers in autorun format and individually to my USB external in around 5 minutes. Also ran the driver update module. It found one nVidia mainboard driver bundle and one Realtek HD Audio driver bundle that I've been needing for a while. It did give an incorrect update for my LifeCam though. A quick comparison of driver versions is recommended if only to spare one the hassle of installing what is already there. Both driver updates that I installed were digitally signed authentic versions, downloaded from nVidia and Realtek Semiconductor, respectively. Both were also bundled with the necessary utilities for their corresponing device(s). I'm not sure why anyone wouldn't want an app like this in their repertoire. Plus...IT"S FREE. I'll give it a 9.5.

Reply   |   Comment by Scotsman  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#124

Concern about the silent reinstall/auto-setup package. There are three parameters needed according to the help file.

My concern is about the "/i" parameter:
/i: enter your registration information with this parameter, so all drivers can be restored. The format is' /i name code'. The name and code must be marked with double quotation marks.

What should I fill in for name and registration code for this GOTD license? Without this it won't run.
Thanks in advance.

Reply   |   Comment by Jaz  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#123

I am an IT professional and have used the "lite" version of this program for a long time when I needed to help friends or family members format their hard drives with as little headache as possible. The full version is outstanding, and really, you can't beat the price. Highly recommended whether you have almost no technical experience or, like me, are always working on somebody's computer.

*However*

I should note that it is always wise to back up your current configurations before letting an automated program "update" your drivers for you. I have run into problems with this program downloading an incorrect driver, and it is not fun to fix. All things considered, I'd give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Reply   |   Comment by Psych  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#122

Another quick note: It's nice to have a self executing driver library, but it's not like you can't back up these drivers individually and update them from a disk after a reinstall. It's just, of course, making that kind of backup disk is a lot more work.

Reply   |   Comment by watcher13  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#121

For me, this was a little bit of a tough decision. Both sides mostly make good points. Imaging is the best way to restore, but not everyone has a safe target for the image. On the other hand, you really should get another drive, portable or whatever. True, you can update your drivers after a fresh install, but this software can be, of course, a time saver. On the other hand, the longer it's been since you've checked for driver updates, by whatever method, the less likely you're self executing package is going to be up to date. However, the contrary to that is: the older your machine gets, the less likely somebody's developed a new driver for it. Manufacturers don't spend the rest of eternity developing drivers for old machines.

When I went to uninstall 3.2, which was only the 15 day trial that I didn't get around to using, Revo Uninstaller hung on both Advanced and Moderate modes. I installed 3.4 in my virtual environment and analyzed it. I got a Windows message saying the uninstaller was corrupt - first time I'd ever seen something like that - but I believe that was a false notice. The analysis didn't come up particularly dirty looking, from what I could understand, but still.... I'm not convinced that this needs everything the software installs. For drivers, it just reading the same data that Device Manager reads, for example. So, because I like standalones or REALLY clean installs, I'll relunctantly pass up the useful functionality of a self executable driver library. Maybe I'll try a subsequent version if it's offered here in the future.

Still overall a useful and worthy GOTD offering. I'm just a little too picky for this one.

Reply   |   Comment by watcher13  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#120

Nice program, found a couple of drivers I had managed to miss updating.

The only problem I see is that one of them still shows up as outdated even though I've updated it.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#119

To # 81, about how to create an image of a drive or partition. One of the best resources is Gizmo's Tech Support Alert: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-drive-imaging-program.htm.

- Bruce Fraser

Reply   |   Comment by Bruce Fraser  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#118

I downloaded and installed on a Gateway Laptop w/Vista Home Premium and a Compaq Presario Desktop w/XP Media Center 2005. Both installs and registrations went smoothly. When I ran DM on my Compaq, it found a boat-load of non-windows drivers and backed them up. On my Gateway with Vista HP it found no non-Microsoft drivers and nothing needed to be backed up.

Now, I would like to know how to image my hard drives. My Compaq let me create 2 DVD disks just one time. If something happens to those disks, bad news. I have a gazillion new programs and files since that time. How could I create an image of my hard drive right now and burn to DVD?

Reply   |   Comment by Ivan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#117

I DON'T Like Junk...Common...give me something good GAOTD ;-)

PS: This is Junk in IMO.. for the following reasons.

1. I always download the drivers from the Mfrs site, when I rebuild my PC...coz they are the latest ones
2. If I change the OS this backup may not work.

Jeeper.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeeper  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#116

This program is rubbish. I used it just before I had to do a reinstall, and half of my drivers didn't work, including the simple motherboard drivers.... DriverMax is MUCH better -- and FREEWARE!

Reply   |   Comment by Brother Bryce  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#115

Thank's to GOTD & driver-magician This is very good work well test on last one go to new and get out the backup driver's in exe & fit sound not work one driver missing, I had allso backup in to a folder told windows to look for the driver & all fix in next to no time,P S info If driver files are backed up in an auto-setup package, you can run the package like installing a software without installing Driver Magician first.so backup and backup.

Reply   |   Comment by hotdoge3  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#114

Have you people ever heard of a blank cd? Burn your drivers on a blank cd. But like it was said before this is targeted for numb brains. I wish I had a quarter for every numb brain pc user, I could retire. ROTFLMAO....

Reply   |   Comment by buford  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#113

Too solve the reinstallation program:
1) Run setup.exe
2) run activate.exe
3) export registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Softwae\Driver Magician to f.e. BU_DM.REG
4) copy installation files of Driver Magician + saved registry backup to a backup device.
After a clean windows install:
5)Double click on BU_DM.reg to import saved registry settings
6)Run setup.exe
7)Dont run activate.exe

You just reinstalled the software.

This trick works with a lot of GAOTD software, but not all of them.

Reply   |   Comment by Carl  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#112

Just because a piece of software installs, is no indication it works or does what it says it does, or does it well.

In my opinion, it would be most useful if users would actually try the software, in this case, backup drivers, then re-install from the back-up file to see how well this actually works.

This is most important with any backup/restore software. I have found major commercial packages (like Paragon 2009) will backup just fine. Restoring, however has been a deep disappointment. Users (and buyers) beware.

Reply   |   Comment by PCMAN2  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#111

-->#102 Your very long and verbose opinion might actually carry some weight if you actually tried this software before commenting. :)

Reply   |   Comment by PCMAN2  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#110

Although I did try this offer as a means to backup my drivers & it seemed to do a decent enough job, I'm not so sure I'd trust this or any other like application to update my installed drivers. I have them all in a data backup & burned to a cd as it is & those, I'm positive are the correct & newest ones.
Anyone using Vista knows how easy it is to cause yourself grief so I'll pass today & continue to do mine the old fashioned way. It's easy with a Dell PC as new drivers are readily available at the Dell website. Downloading then per my service tag is a breeze. I hate reformatting!
Those with older computers might find this a handy program as some old drivers might no longer be supported either by the PC manufacturer or the hardware components manufacturer. For those folks I say, what have you got to loose? But, I'd do them as a file backup instead of a self extracting EXE. I'd also burn them to a disk asap just to make sure you have a spare copy.

Reply   |   Comment by Charkes K  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#109

Not so happy, I installed it, registered it and all looked good. Then I ran the program, it told me some files were missing - I used "cancel" to get over that problem. Then, the program ran, I backup up my current drivers to a designated folder. Stopped the program, only to find out my Microsoft Natural Ergonomic keyboard and Skype was not working anymore! System Restore got me out of this mess! Be careful, people!

Reply   |   Comment by Maurice  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#108

just to clarify my earlier post #87

If the programme is not registered you cannot reinstall all of your drivers, even if you made an auto-setup package (exe). Without registration it will only reinstall the video adapter and network adapter drivers (it asks for name and serial # for full driver restore).

Others are posting to the contrary, unfortunately this is incorrect.

Hope that makes more sense.

Reply   |   Comment by rezidue  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#107

For those having problems with the readme file, activating, etc., I think the problem can be resolved by telling WinZip to unzip only. Make sure you don't select "unzip and install." When you look at the unzipped files, you'll see one marked activate. That does the trick.

Reply   |   Comment by bringayelve  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#106

#64, as far as I have always struggled, MS Device Mgr always takes you to MS Dnload Center and tries to dnld MS Advantage on you, then keeps a log of the CANCEL ABORTS...It looks for upgrades on your supplied disk and doesn't go to vendor websites for drvrs; and my disk is 2004; and I could bearly dnld XP Pro v.2002, sp2 and Media Player 11 (all req'd ); had to Google on vendor site to dnld sp2 because MS had me clicking in circles like a silly compact dictionary using a word to define it self; and to launch Craig player(iPod counterpart, except has video & audio& builtin converter...no, a disk supplied converter...but Media & Real Players handle much, & for 1/10 the cost of iPod & 2GIGs good for much music and some FEARnet vids + USB mic port + charge. That's why this product should be used...you don't have to bow to the Advantage over you at an independent dnld site...that feels good...only a few such feelings of choice left to US_.

Reply   |   Comment by eli  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#105

BAD (Personal Opinion)

I had heard many positive reviews about this app so decided to give it a try.
Backup up all my drivers.
Ran update, it found a couple, downloaded.
Ran then, most installed fine, one said that it only runs on Win98? (Not good at detecting newer versions obviously)

After installing and rebooting I had no sound...
Restore backed up drivers...

Lose everything, running an 8bit display at 800x600 currently trying to restore my pc :(

Stick to doing it manually!

Reply   |   Comment by Upset  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#104

Installs and works on
98 SE
XP x32
XP x64
XP IA 64
XP Media Server
XP Media Center Edition 2005
Vista Ultimate x32
Vista Ultimate x64

With that out of the way:
The good. It can back up drivers.
Very easy to use for a novice user.
In theory an advanced user could use this to get around the bloat applications that come with some devices driver install applications. So you could plug in that scanner and point to the driver without the extra picture and text applications and excessive shell integration. On the other hand you could also then miss out on all the beneficial software that comes with, say, your X-Fi sound card or your cool new GF280 video card and not be able to figure out why you can no longer decode DTS audio!

Beyond that, the biggest issue I can see just at the start is that is does NOT pick up all your drivers. That could be a big problem if, like it did on my 6-week old HP Pavilion system, it misses the motherboard drivers. Sad! BTW; my HP DID come with a restore partition but NOT a restore CD. Despite a backup, corruption happens. I could have just backed up a corrupted restore partion and not know it 'till I make a recovery. Maybe someone didn't make a backup or restore kit, and lost everything and is starting over.

If you're on a system, running, I won't say ancient, but older versions of Windows such as 98o, or have one of those custom gamer rigs you can get from iBuyPower or old pre-Dell Alienware systems with all sorts of bizarre modifications, this could be useful.

I have an old Aptiva, for example, that came with Win 95 and was upgraded to 98SE. IBM/Lenovo no longer supports the system. The drivers no longer are available and this would make a good stop-gap to get the system up and running prior to tracking down all the remaining missed drivers on the internet.

Despite the obvious disdain some have not-so-eloquently hidden in their posts, older systems are out there, in very large numbers. For whatever a person's or company's reasons, many of these older systems are being used.

So here's my advice. If you want to use this program, then use it. If you would rather use the free variants head on over so sourceforge and download a free program. Or buy a restore package from your local computer shop or big-box store. Or pay your OEM for a backup CD/DVD kit.

Just keep in mind it's always good to check the manufacturer's own web page for updates if they are still supporting your OS and/or product, assuming they are still around at all. Another good place to look for the latest versions of old drivers and drivers for old equipment compatible with new OSs is drverguide.com. They had working, hand-made Vista x64 drivers for the original X-Fi long before CL got around to making them.

This software is useful and has its place; just don't make this your ONLY restore option.

Reply   |   Comment by lostinlodos  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#103

To those asking how to make a drive image backup. Theres several ways but in the several years of doing so, the only successfully recovered image I've ever been able to recover is/was on my Vista Ultimate system using it's built in imaging utility. It's called "Windows Complete PC Backup.
Now I'm not knocking any imaging software, be it free or paid, all I'm saying is whats worked properly for me. First, you'll have to decide on what application you like & second, you'll need a destination drive as a place to store it. IE: an external hard drive or a second internal. Either works but the internal is faster in both creation & recovery, at least thats how it is for me.
There are several commercial applications in this catagory. Norton Ghost & Acronis True Image are almost assuredly the most popular but Ghost never recovered a stable system for me, either Vista or XP. all I can say is, be prepared to spend about $50 on the application & at least $80 on a decent sized external hard drive, less on an internal if you buy on line.
be prepared for some trial & error as well as going through a learning curve & don't forget to write a bootable recovery disk which is neccessary to recover an image. L:astly, good luck & I hoped this helped a little. Sorry to GOTD for this off subject post.

Reply   |   Comment by ww2vet56  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#102

Good stuff, even if just to keep tabs of drivers and their behaviors and so on.
Thumbs up from me.

Reply   |   Comment by Kiwikel  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#101

This is fantastic, for those times when I have to reload the system and I use so many different things installed that it's really bothersome to look for them later :)

Reply   |   Comment by webbie :)  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#100

Some remarks:
1. The drivers backup operation is ultra slow, apparently while searching for driver files.
2. On my computer it found 4 driver "updates", which actually were identical to the drivers already installed. Drivers version identification should be improved. However, I remark that this is already much more reliable than another such program I tried that destroyed my machine with spurious driver updates.
3. Creating a restore point is essential before any driver update, as is having a boot cd available just in case. This goes also for any system update, whether by this program or by Windows Update or by manual download from the manufacturer's site.
Conclusion: A very useful program - thumbs up high.

Reply   |   Comment by Harry  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#99

To #81: How do you save an image of your drive? By using backup imaging software, of course. The best, most versatile imaging software aren't free. However, Paragon and Macrium Reflect both offer excellent freeware versions. The full version of Macrium Reflect was previously offered here on GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by AnnoLiberatis  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#98

I've commented on this class of software and this particular software in the past. I notice that people who know what they are talking about are getting thumbs-down, and those who don't know what they are talking about are getting thumbs-up.

Since many people here are running truly ancient versions of Windows, they may not have installation files for their drivers, and something like this may be useful. Most OEM computers come with re-installation disks or partitions which contain drivers for all of the OEM devices. Windows XP and newer will generally automatically locate drivers for devices, but it's up to the manufacturers to provide Microsoft with the drivers, and not all do.

As for updating drivers, if you're competent, I strongly recommend locating and installing them yourself. As many have mentioned, many devices require applications which these types of driver backups don't know about. Even when Windows Update supplies drivers, many times the device manufacturers haver newer, better, or beta drivers, and various utility applications. How hard is it to keep a folder with your driver installation files? How hard is it to bookmark the websites of the device manufacturers? Sometimes, your computer OEM has drivers which aren't available elsewhere. Those you should download and keep a copy of, if possible. If they have their own update routine, you may want to keep a copy of that. If you're installing a newer version of Windows, drivers for an older version may not work. Finally, some device manufacturers have really cool drivers and utilities on their websites which you simply can't find elsewhere, and none of the automated driver-finders will tell you about. If you're using a newer and better driver, and Windows Update wants to install an older version, don't install that update, and hide it.

I would never use any of these types of applications to find newer drivers. There's also a security risk if the drivers aren't digitally signed by the correct OEM. These types of applications simply aren't going to know enough about some of my devices, especially external ones. Many devices require matching firmware and device drivers, and none of these types of applications can check the firmware level, and they have no way to backup the firmware. As for installing newer drivers, I always do that. Generally, bug fixes outweigh new bugs. As for successfully updating, in some cases you need to fully uninstall older drivers before installing newer ones, it depends upon the manufacturer and the changes between the older and newer versions. Also, you generally need to check and adjust device settings, and you need to know about the applications and property pages which do that. Device OEM websites will generally have documentation and will tell you about all sorts of issues which you won't know about unless you go to their websites. For some devices, such as video cards, you may want to choose between using the card OEM's driver and utilities, and the chipset manufacturer's driver and utilities. Newer versions of Windows can rollback drivers, which is separate from System Restore.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#97

Based on the overwhelming positive reviews I installed and registered it on Vista 32 bit without any problems.
Program is very intuitive and fast.
But, I have a few questions that I'm hoping someone can help with.
When, and why do I need this software?
Doesn't Vista have a built in driver install tool?
In other words...if I do an image restore won't all the drivers be automatically installed?
Please enlighten me on when , how and why to use this software.
Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Techless  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#96

I am having problems unzipping this file, anyone have problem????

Reply   |   Comment by G  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#95

#64: "whats wrong with simply re-installing Windows, and have Windows check for driver updates? "

Most manufacturers have a lot of resources invested in their driver software, & are unwilling to share that code with anyone, including Microsoft. Because of that, what they give MS to include with Windows set-up is ***Very*** minimal -- just enough in many cases to get whatever device working. In most cases MS also does not include or store the latest versions... when MS update does show a driver update, in most cases you should avoid it like the plague.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#94

This download makes no sense to me. Isn't a registered version of the app required to reinstall the drivers? If so, doesn't that mean that the GAOTD version will only work if you decide to reformat/reinstall TODAY? After all, if I reformat tomorrow I've got to reinstall driver magician tomorrow, it won't successfully register, right? Meaning that my driver backup will remain unusable until I buy a registered copy of DM. Ahh, I just saw that someone above already raised this issue. Even so, a download of this nature on GAOTD is just kind of silly.

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#93

Well, many drivers are updated periodically by the manufacturer -- ATI & Realtek monthly -- so if Driver Magician helped keep you on top of things by getting those updates for you, I could see it being pretty useful to a lot of people.

On the downside, if you have ATI (motherboard chipset &/or graphics), most of the time you pretty much need to run their install program. The same for Creative (SoundBlaster) hardware, which tailors what's installed to the product you've got. And if you've got Dell, HP, or similar, too often they'll use special hardware versions (read usually cheaper), so the manufacturer supplied driver updates may or may not work.

One important thing to remember, botched driver installs can cost you a bunch of work... always backup your Windows install.

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#92

For those who have problem with it is still a trial version!

I simply didnt update the program, since GAOTD say in read me file`no future updates`. So when it ask just after the installation if it shall update just press no.
One last thing I ran activate.exe before I did install the softvare(setup), and it is working.
Thanks :o)

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#91

Thanks GOTD ! This was easy to download and activate - and works wonderfully ! Having a backup disc of my drivers gives me much peace of mind !

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#90

Hi Guys and Gals !! I just downloaded (tried) this freebi !! I went through the steps and at the end got a message saying something like I downloaded a "trail" version. Pay 29 dollars !!!

This was a free copy ?? I have downloaded from this site before and most times it was free !!

Can someone post the steps necessary on how to download the free one ?? Would appreciate if you would send a copy to my email address ghalesan@yahoo.com. My 78 year old body has problem,s on when and where I ask for help and can dot get back to it !!

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#89

@#23 Ashraf -- Don't bother if you have to drag us off to go somewhere else to your website. Just put the info HERE please. Or like I say, don't bother. We can get the comments from others.

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#88

thanks, this is a keeper or at least the backups are :)

Reply   |   Comment by thomasalan  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#87

I would like to run this program from an thumb drive.It is possible?

Reply   |   Comment by tal  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
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