Windows: Keeping all your data backed up is a smart move, but what about the device drivers that are sometimes hard to pin down after a re-install? Driver Magician, a free download today, backs up and restores your Windows drivers.
Driver Magician does its thing immediately upon starting up, asking you to update the driver database (which you should) and then scanning to find everything it can on your computer that makes your hardware work. You can back up everything whole-cloth, or just grab the drivers on your system that aren't provided by Microsoft, making it easier to pin down what you really need in case things go bad. That's just about all there is to this app, but it seems pretty smart at finding drivers and stashing them away for safe keeping.
As with any Giveaway of the Day download, you'll want to read the Readme.txt file included in the ZIP package for instructions on activating the software, and be careful when clicking through, because the Giveaway site wants to be your bestest browser friend. This free download, available until midnight tonight Pacific time (7pm AEDT), won't offer future upgrades or tech support, but will continue to grab remote database updates.
Driver Magician is a free download for Windows systems only.