Over the years some of the most frustrating computer problems that I have encountered have involved drivers. I’ve found that it is a good idea to have a list of all the drivers that are on a PC. Fortunately, there is a free utility called InstalledDriversList that makes this easy.
The utility is from the well-known freeware developer NirSoft and is available at this page on the developer's site. There are both 32-bit and 64-bit versions and the two download links are near the bottom of the page. 64-bit operating systems require the 64-bit version. The utility is said to work on all current versions of Windows from Windows 2000 through Windows 8. No installation is required and the download is a small 67 KB ZIP file containing a portable executable, a CHM help file that is just a copy of the web page, and a read-me text file. You can unzip the executable anywhere convenient. A small configuration file is created on first use so I put the executable in its own folder. NirSoft is a reliable developer and the program gets a clean bill of health from VirusTotal.
The utility displays a tabulated list of the drivers installed on the system and provides a variety of information about each. An example of a partial display is shown in the graphic below. There are 20 columns of information, including Driver Name, Display Name, Description, Startup Type, Driver type, Driver Group, Filename, File Size, Modified/Created Time of the driver file, and version information. The entire table or selected portions can be exported to a HTML file.
And there you have it – how to get the details of the drivers on your PC.
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