Mar 1, 2017

Recovering drivers from old Windows (previous Windows Installation)




After installing a new windows, you will have a Windows.old folder inside C drive and it does have all the drivers you need for your new operating system. Windows.old folder only available to new installation without formatting the old windows partition.

1. Open device manager (Click start - on the search box type devmgmt.msc and press enter).
2. Right click on any devices you need to install and select update driver.
3. click browse my computer for driver software.
4. Click browse button and poit to C:\windows.old.

If there are few drivers still missing and cannot be found repeat STEP 1 to 3.

On step 4 try with the following location:

c:\Windows.old\Windows\inf


C:\Windows.old\Windows\System32\drivers

C:\Windows.old\Windows\System32\driverstore




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