Keep drivers in Windows 10 reinstall?

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Nyestuer

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Is there a way to keep all the drivers when you do a Windows 10 clean install? If so, how? I've tried searching around, but nothing else than "Disable automatic driver install" shows up..

Appreciate all answers, thanks in advance!
 

Slashgeek

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There is no way to keep all your installed drivers in a clean install, as the clean install moves the original Windows folder out of the way and installs itself in a new Windows folder. It is not aware of the contents of the old Windows folder. This is a good thing for the most part, because a clean installation is the recommended course of action for people experiencing severe driver issues. You can of course download the latest Windows 10-compatible drivers and use them, or use previously-downloaded drivers.
 

Slashgeek

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There is no way to keep all your installed drivers in a clean install, as the clean install moves the original Windows folder out of the way and installs itself in a new Windows folder. It is not aware of the contents of the old Windows folder. This is a good thing for the most part, because a clean installation is the recommended course of action for people experiencing severe driver issues. You can of course download the latest Windows 10-compatible drivers and use them, or use previously-downloaded drivers.
 
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