Driver Magician and Vista

elegua

New Member
Hi Guys,
I just bought this software, i installed but it doesn't run, i tried compatibility winxp and nothing, any idea how to run this soft under vista?, i have vista ultimate.

Thanks in advance.;);)
 

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Dwarf

The Contemplator
Vista Guru
Gold Member
Sorry, but I don't have any experience of this program. In fact, I wouldn't recommend this sort of program anyway. They claim to be able to hunt through your system and locate your drivers and assemble them into a file which you can run to restore your drivers at a later date. Unfortunately, drivers are not merely located in easy to find places on your system. The vast majority of drivers reside in the System32 folder, but some also have certain support files located elsewhere. They also write numerous entries to the registry. As a result, the best driver installation routine will be that as supplied with the driver itself.
The best thing to do is to create a Vista Support Disk and keep it up to date. This is what I do. Download the latest drivers (preferably WHQL) for your system from the hardware manufacturers and save them to a removeable drive. You can also save other things as well, such as your IE7 favorites list and your Windows Mail settings. When you next reinstall your system, all your drivers will be readily available on the CD/DVD/flash drive you created.
Dwarf
 

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sidewinder

Vista Guru
Better yet, keep proper backups of your system so that you could restore it to a known good state at any time.

I have a folder on my main hard drive that contains all the installers I have used on a system. I back up my system every night, using Acronis TrueImage 11 Home, to another drive (another internal, eSATA, or USB drive would work here) who's main function is to store the backups. I do full backups (disk image) every week and differential backups every night. If anything happens to the system drive, I am 1 hour away from a running system with all software up and running. If the drive is bad and I don't have a spare, I am 2 hours away from running system.

Hard drives are cheap these days so it makes no sense not to have recent disk image backups available.

I went one step farther because I wanted a more "fail safe" setup. I bought a hardware RAID card and run a RAID 1 (mirror) setup. But what I outlined above is relatively inexpensive and easy to do. And it makes your life so much simpler if you screw up something big time or have a drive failure.

Scott
 

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pramodm

Member
no worries.. just right click on the icon of driver magician and choose 'Run As Administrator' option.. it'll work flawlessly.. :-)
 

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johngalt

Antidisestablishmentarianist
Vista Guru
Driver Max also works like this and is free - but the above suggestions (both the support disk as well as backups) are important things to remember as well.
 

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