The following article is a guide to backing up and restoring drivers on your Dell PC. Using the DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management) Utility in the Windows 10 Operating System.
Windows operating systems are the most common operating system that is used on Dell PCs. Your PC needs drivers to use Hardware or Software applications. However, downloading and installing each driver is a tedious, time-consuming job. So to resolve this problem, we are going to show you how to use the DISM.exe utility to backup and restore drivers on Windows 10.
The first step is to open a command-line prompt with administrator privileges
Right-click on the Windows start button and select CMD Prompt (With Admin) or Windows PowerShell (with Admin) from the menu that appears
Create a directory to back up the driver into. Type the following command, followed by hitting the Enter key:
md C:\X (Where X is the folder name you chose.)
Type the following command, followed by hitting the Enter key:
dism /online /export-driver /destination:C:\X (Where X is the folder name you created.)
Using the Windows Explorer tool, navigate to the folder you created, to see all the drivers you exported to the folder
Open the Device Manager utility
Click the Windows start button and type Device Manager and select the utility when it appears on the menu
Right-click on the selected unknown driver and choose Update Driver Software from the menu that appears
Select Browse my computer for driver software and then select the directory that you created in the previous guide
Select Next and the PC will find and install the appropriate driver from those in the directory you created
Repeat steps 2 - 4 for any additional unknown drivers or devices
21 Feb 2021