Driver Magician Lite

Driver Magician Lite

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 34 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.61
  • Total Downloads:
    103,259
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 07, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.57MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    138
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Driver Magician Lite lacks frills and showmanship, but the simple layout makes backing up your device drivers much easier than pulling a rabbit out of a hat.

The quick install and small memory footprint would lead you to hope that the rest of the program runs the same way. That's no sleight-of-hand: Backing up every driver on my computer, from Bluetooth and tablet controllers to Intel chip sets, took less than five minutes. Users can select drivers individually or hit the Select All button at the bottom of the spreadsheet-style layout. Hitting the Start Backup button opens a directory window, so you can choose where the drivers will be saved to, and then another click begins the process.

We recommend creating a designated folder for backing up your drivers, since Driver Magician will mimic your computer's folder tree and save each driver to an appropriate folder. Saving those to your desktop would be harder to clean up than splaying a deck of cards across a stage. It doesn't do much else. If you need to use the drivers it's backed up for you, you'll need to install them yourself. However, you'll be hard-pressed to find such a useful tool that's as easy to use as this, and that's no trick.

 
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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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What's new in version 3.61
Version 3.61 includes unspecified updates.
General
Publisher GoldSolution
Publisher web site http://www.drivermagician.com
Release Date March 01, 2010
Date Added March 07, 2010
Version 3.61
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Backup Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 98
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.57MB
File Name DML.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 103,259
Downloads Last Week 138
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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