Inject drivers - x360Recover

Written By Heather Hootman ()

Updated at July 15th, 2021

If you are performing a Bare Metal Restore (BMR) to a system with dissimilar hardware, you will need to inject drivers into the offline system.

To inject drivers:

  1. From the desktop, click to launch the Disk Manager utility from the desktop.
  2. In the Disk Manager utility, find the volume containing the C: drive of the Protected System.
  3. Mount this C: drive volume. For example, if you restored C: to /dev/sda, and the second partition contains the C: drive data, select that partition and click the Mount button.
  4. From the desktop, click the Launcher Menu, point to Recovery Tools, and select Driver Injector.
  5. In the Driver Injector screen, configure target settings:
    1. The Select target Windows Operating system drop-down menu will automatically discover the mounted system. If not, make sure the volume containing the C: drive is mounted.
    2. In the Select the folder containing your Windows Driver files section, click the Browse button to select the location containing the Windows drivers you would like to install.
  6. In the pop-up window, select the location containing the Windows drivers you would like to install.
    1. To use the basic set of Windows drivers that have been included on the Recovery ISO, select /root/Windows-Drivers.
    2. Select Auto scan the System32\DriverStore\FileRepository option to scan the native Windows driver library for device matches.
  7. Wait for the Driver Injector to read through the provided driver files. Verify that driver matches have been located for all critical hardware, such as storage controllers.

    You can choose to manually add specific drivers by selecting the Add button. Please note that the Driver Injector does not validate manually selected drivers. Ensure that you select only drivers that are valid for this Windows Operating System and Architecture.
  8. When you are finished adding drivers, click the OK button.
  9. Click the Next button to continue.
  10. The selected drivers will now be installed. Click Finish when the installation process completes.


After performing a full system recovery or virtualizing a system in Live Mode, x360Recover will automatically perform a new Full Backup at the next scheduled time in order to synchronize the recovered system with the backup image. This Full Backup will only write changed data, but it is essential to ensure that the backup image remains in sync with the Protected System.