Can I copy driver downloads to CD or HD?

  Stressed Mum 09:35 29 Nov 2009

Just reinstalled XP on kids pc - again!! This time however I forgot to backup the drivers :(( Consequently I cannot connect to the internet at all to even download them. so can I download them to my PC and copy the driver to install on their PC. XP Dell Inpsiration 2350. First appearances on XP install seem fine - but really stuck without internet. The PC can't even do plug and play now. Drivers badly needed!

  Sparkly 09:41 29 Nov 2009

HiStressed Mum just download them and save to a memory stick and then run them on the other PC.

  Stressed Mum 10:15 29 Nov 2009

ok - that's what I want to do - but when I click 'download' it asks if I want to save file - but not where to??

  jack 10:15 29 Nov 2009

and other bitz n bobz I have stored in a dedicated folder on my external drive.
Saves a lot of hassle when a reload beckons.

  Stressed Mum 10:17 29 Nov 2009

sorry - no it doesn't - it says - intall? Don't install? Obviously I don't want to install on my PC - is there another way? I am using Dell downloads

  Stressed Mum 10:19 29 Nov 2009

I entered the Tag number in Dell downloads and it has located 9 driver downloads needed - what else will i need when you refer to other bits and bobs?

  dastardly mutt 10:20 29 Nov 2009

Use Double Driver.

It is freeware and will store the drivers on your computer in .exe form.

After re-installation, double click on the .exe file stored on a USB stick or safe partition.

  Stressed Mum 10:26 29 Nov 2009

Ah - think I'm ok at the moment - clicked 'install' and was then asked where to save - thought it would install immediately - will be back later no doubt - thanks. SM

  Stressed Mum 11:11 29 Nov 2009

So far so good - now have internet access so should be able to download hardware drivers and software directly - lexmark are a bunch of 'silly people' though - can't provide drivers for their printers?? Plug and play can't find it either. Tra la la.

  sharpamat 11:49 29 Nov 2009

Just make a folder on your system you can save to that folder then transfer them to disc Etc you will than keep a backup

  beeuuem 11:52 29 Nov 2009

The UK site seems a bit 'iffy' click here
slow to open. The US site is quicker click here
Which driver are you looking for?

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