Driver Magician Lite

Driver Magician Lite

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 34 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.3
  • Total Downloads:
    105,234
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 31, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.57MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    128
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Driver Magician Lite lets you easily back up all of your computer's drivers.

Pros

Most of the work is done for you: All of your drivers are listed as soon as you open the software. The software even highlights those that aren't included in Microsoft Windows, and advises you that these are the ones that should be backed up. Checkboxes let you choose the drivers you want to back up, or you can Choose All to back up every driver in the list. After that, you just need to indicate where the drivers should be saved.

Cons

Really lite: Driver Magician Lite does one thing and one thing only. If you want to update or otherwise manage your drivers, you'll need to upgrade.

Bottom Line

Consider the cost (in time or money) if something goes wrong with your computer, and you need those drivers and don't have them. Stack that up against the fact that Driver Magician Lite will save them for you for free, and it's an easy sell, whether you upgrade or not.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Excellent product, could not do without it."

November 30, 2011  |  By KandoNYC

 |  Version: Driver Magician Lite 3.81

Pros

small size
quick installation
clear instructions
fast

Cons

none, it does what is advertised

Summary

I carry it on a flash drive and use it when I have to reinstall the non-Windows drivers. I work with a company that restores donated computers and this is best way to get all of the drivers needed that do not come with Windows:

1. create a folder on the flash drive and name it the model of the computer
2. install DML
3. select the drivers in red, we ignore the printers and monitors.
4. start the backup and select the folder you created on your flash drive

When it is done you have a copy of the drivers for that model of computer and it makes restoring much quicker. No it won't install the drivers for you, but it never said it would. Just go into Device Manager and update the drivers manually by navigating to the folder you created. All of the driver folders inside are clearly labeled.

Best bit of software I have come across in a long time.

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3 stars

"It backs up, but can't restore drivers"

December 28, 2010  |  By Syrbal

 |  Version: Driver Magician Lite 3.7

Pros

It identifies no-system drivers and can back them up. I'm not sure how useful this is.

Cons

It can't restore drivers in case of a problem - I suppose a copy using a file utility might help.

Summary

It has some functionality and is free, and it does what it does properly.

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4 stars

"Am hopeful Driver Magician Lite is working well."

December 12, 2010  |  By gullycan

 |  Version: Driver Magician Lite 3.7

Pros

On the basis of ''No news is Good news'' this product is alright as no adverse effect was noticed.

Cons

None whatsoever.

Summary

My comment is not worth the while as am daft teckwise.
Thank you.

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4 stars

"ease of use"

December 09, 2010  |  By killrazor6e

 |  Version: Driver Magician Lite 3.7

Pros

easily finds new or non backed up file. back them to which ever drive /file you choose to.

Cons

not enough control / options

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1 stars

"Who cares about backing up already downloaded drivers?"

October 28, 2009  |  By kostas anestis

 |  Version: Driver Magician Lite 3.56

Pros

it's free but...

Cons

it's practically useless

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1 stars

"Not a free software. Only back-up drivers. Big deal!!"

October 25, 2009  |  By larryg241

 |  Version: Driver Magician Lite 3.56

Pros

Nothing unless you pay

Cons

Not a free software

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1 stars

"a useless program and a waste of time"

June 22, 2009  |  By Heikle

 |  Version: Driver Magician Lite 3.52

Pros

I liked nothing about it.

Cons

t just backs drivers up but doesn't restore them. You have to buy the paid version in order to be able to restore them. Wnat can you do with backing up without restoring.

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4 stars

"Very good and Fast...Does what it says"

May 17, 2009  |  By Darkness111

 |  Version: Driver Magician Lite 3.51

Pros

Excellent Driver Back up. Quite Fast and Simple. Have not used the Registry backup option but its there if someone wants to use it.

Cons

Noe at the moment.

Summary

Try it. Safe to use. Works with Vista.

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2 stars

"Driver Magician limitations - not worth installing"

March 09, 2009  |  By barbaragord

 |  Version: Driver Magician Lite 3.49

Pros

Simple
Easy to use
Good potential

Cons

only one out-of-date driver was found

Summary

mmm... only one out-of-date driver was found. No good, I have at least 6 old drivers in my PC. I do not recommend this utility. There are other, free, and better:
RadarSync
Filihippo
DriversMax
Driversguide.com

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2 stars

"Scary to restore"

February 17, 2009  |  By johndinz

 |  Version: Driver Magician Lite 3.47

Pros

simple look

Cons

hard to understand what to do
scary

Summary

scary - what if it does not backup well? What if the restore will "forget" an INF or two or somekind of latest settings/configurations?

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher GoldSolution
Publisher web site http://www.drivermagician.com
Release Date October 31, 2014
Date Added October 31, 2014
Version 4.3
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.57MB
File Name DML.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 105,234
Downloads Last Week 128
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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