DriverMax

Nikilet

Member
I downloaded and installed the free version of DriverMax because I am going to be trying to do an in-place upgrade of my Vista Home Premium 32-bit system. I wanted to save the drivers to my external hard drive.

I can not find where DriverMax has put the drivers. It almost appears as though they don't want you to be able to find them. I thought when I clicked the "Backup" tab it would ask me where I wanted to store them but it didn't.

Can anyone help?
 

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    Dell DXP061
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    4 GB
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    High Definition Audio Device
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    NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE DELL E207WFP [Monitor] 20"
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townsbg

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Personally I wouldn't use a program like that. I recommend that you go to the manufacturer's website and download the drivers.
 

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ilikefree

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
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    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
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    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
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    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
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Nikilet

Member
Thanks to both of you.

I've already uninstalled DriverMax.

I went to that Gizmo link already and downloaded the Double Driver.

Also, can I just go to my driver file in my system, copy it and put it on my external for safe keeping?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell DXP061
    CPU
    1.87 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory
    4 GB
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE DELL E207WFP [Monitor] 20"
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG HD321KJ [Hard drive] (320.07 GB)
    Internet Speed
    DSL
    Other Info
    Avast Internet Security 7 / Malwarebytes Pro / WinPatrol Plus / Secunit PSI /

Vistaar

Vista Guru
Have you ran Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor? Download Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor from Official Microsoft Download Center

Have you searched Dell support forums to see if other DXP061 owners had any success? It didn't take me long to find a discouraging thread: Dimension 9200 DXP061 is not upgradable to Windows 7??! - Microsoft OS Forum - Software & Operating Systems - Dell Community. (Of course the final post from someone running 64-bit Windows 7 had to be a clean install, not an in-place upgrade.) I would make an image before attempting to upgrade.
 

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System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
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    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

Nikilet

Member
Thank you for your answer. I had already run the update adviser. The only item on it was this:
Intel(R) 82566DC Gigibit Network Connection
Action recommended: Before installing Windows 7 go to device manufacturer's website to download the latest driver for this device. After installing Windows 7 install the saved driver.

I was advised I could upgrade to 32-bit Windows 7 Home premium or Ultimate. Because I want to do in-place upgrade I purchased Windows 7 Home Premium.

Also, on the link you included, the person posting was definitely having trouble, but the answer seemed to me to be saying that there should be no reason that the upgrade would not work. Maybe the problem was specific to his/her situation. I don't think the post indicates that this particular Dell computer in general is not upgradable. Anyway, I guess I will find out.

I do have Genie Timeline and should have a full backup of my entire computer on my external hard drive. I'll be checking that out to try and make sure everything is in order before I attempt this.

ilikefree: I can't follow this link: c:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data\Innovative Solutions\DriverMax\Agent\Downloaded Drivers

I go to C and there is no Documents and Settings.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell DXP061
    CPU
    1.87 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory
    4 GB
    Sound Card
    High Definition Audio Device
    Monitor(s) Displays
    NVIDIA GeForce 7300 LE DELL E207WFP [Monitor] 20"
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG HD321KJ [Hard drive] (320.07 GB)
    Internet Speed
    DSL
    Other Info
    Avast Internet Security 7 / Malwarebytes Pro / WinPatrol Plus / Secunit PSI /

Vistaar

Vista Guru
I go to C and there is no Documents and Settings.
That's because you're not running XP. I sometimes doubt that any of the gurus here are actually running Windows Vista. Unfortunately I don't know what point ilikefree was trying to make, but it probably doesn't matter if you have uninstalled DriverMax. Good luck with your upgrade!
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

ilikefree

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Yeah sorry it was in AppData/Local which in most cases is a hidden file
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed
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