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Driver Backup! 2 is a free, portable DriverMax alternative

I've been using DriverMax for a while, and it's a great tool - I included it in my 5 applications for a painless Windows reformat. One thing I don't like about it is that it's not portable and that the screens don't display properly on computers running at 800x600 or 640x480.

Driver Backup! 2 is a nice alternative. While it doesn't have DriverMax's extra features (like driver updating), the just-under-1mb application provides fast, simple driver file backups and restorations.

Two other features I enjoy are that it's fully portable and supports command line switches for fully automatic operations. Even better, there's an integrated builder that will help you create your command line easily - as long as you can read a little Italian.

English help files are provided, though, and fully document the available switches. Setting one up manually is easy enough that you don't really need the builder's help anyway.

Both backups and restores are quick and painless, and it had no trouble with my Windows Vista x64 install. It's well worth adding to your USB flash drive.

Tags: driver-backup, drivermax, drivers, freeware