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Lost or Damaged Driver CD s

Everyday we deal with very many visitors to this site who have lost the driver CD for the devices that they are using. Without drivers it becomes difficult to use the device. I have a suggestion to make in this regard so that we will not have to run helter skelter looking for drivers. The suggestion is as under.

Whenever we buy a device and receive a CD with it, we must copy the drivers to the HDD in a folder named, lets say, Drivers. You may like to argue that it will eat up disk space. Yes, I agree, but the question is how much disk space would it eat up? Let us calculate. Suppose we buy 20 devices. (You have to be a Nut to be buying so many devices). And each device uses 100 MB of software and drivers (not possible to use so much SW). That makes it a total of 2000 MB, or 2 GB space. In todays world when we are buying HDDs having above 160 GB capacity at the least, would giving away 2 GB mean very much. And that too giving away so that you do not have to run about looking for drivers. And this 2 GB is grossly over estimated as no one would buy 20 devices to be attached or installed to any PC/laptop.


And to guard against HDD crash (I hope not, but we should be prepared for the worst) we should burn a CD/DVD every six months.to ensure that the latest addition to the Drivers is safe from HDD crashes or viral attacks or Windows getting corrupted.


Now even if I loose my driver CD I am not worried as I have two backups.

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