Device Drivers in Windows 11/10 make sure all the connected hardware work fine when used by the operating system. While Windows offers Device Manager to locate and list all the device driver details, it’s too cumbersome and time taking. In this post, we have listed some free software to list installed Drivers on Windows 11/10/8/7.
How to list installed Drivers on Windows 11/10
This list of software to list installed Drivers is entirely free so that you can choose any of them. I would suggest reading about each of them and using what works best for you.
- PowerShell method
- DevCon command-line tool
- Driverquery command
- Driver Store Explorer
- NirSoft InstalledDriversList
If you need to do it often, make sure to save the list of drivers. In the future, if you need to find which driver has been updated or recently installed, it will be easy to find, especially the driver version number.
1] PowerShell method to get driver list
PowerShell is an incredible part of Windows, which comes with a lot of commands. One such command is Get-WindowsDriver. It can create a list of installed drivers for you. The details include Class Name, Boot Critical status, and more. You can use PowerShell to get the drivers list.
2] DevCon command-line tool
DevCon is a free command-line utility that not only can list drivers but also lets you manage them. You can get a brief list of all names, search for any hardware changes, find devices even if they are not currently online, and so on.
3] Driverquery command
Driverquery is an in-built command line, too, which lists of drivers installed on the system. It will show the module name of the driver, along with the display name, driver type, and link date.
4] Driver Store Explorer
This one tops our list of software because of its user interface, which is well done. Not only does it list the drivers on Windows 11/10, but it can also load drives from a folder that contains drivers. The latter is also called an offline driver store, which comes in handy to analyze drivers before they are installed.
Using this can add drivers to your offline store, and use it elsewhere. When it comes to exporting, it can export the list in CSV with grouping and sorting. While in the software, you can rearrange columns, so post exporting, you can view the columns you require first. You can download it from Github.
If you are looking for software which can not only make a list of all the drivers, but also quickly stop, start, restart, pause, and more, then ServiWin is what you need. The list of drivers can be saved as an HTML report of installed services/drivers in your default browser.
DriverView is a free software from NirSoft, which displays a list of all device drivers available on Windows. You can view information like the address of the driver, description, version, product name, company that created the driver, and more.
7] NirSoft InstalledDriversList
Nirsoft has a lot of software for drivers, but this comes with much better features when it comes to exporting the list of drivers. You can export Driver Name, Display Name, Description, Startup Type, Driver type, Driver Group, Filename, Version, and more.
The icons next to the driver names tell you the status; you can open registry entries directly from here, and sort the list using secondary sorting support as well. You can download it from NirSoft
Read: How to create a list of installed Programs with PowerShell on Windows 11/10
How do I see what drivers I have installed in Windows 11?
To see what drivers you have installed in Windows 11, you can use any of the seven methods mentioned above. However, the PowerShell method is the easiest way to get it done. To use this method, you need to open the PowerShell with administrator privileges and enter this command: Get-WindowsDriver.
How do I find recently installed drivers in Windows 11/10?
To find the recently installed drivers in Windows 11/10 PC, you can use the NirSoft InstalledDriversList app. This is a portable application that helps you open up a list of all the drivers in one place. From there, you can sort lists as per your requirements. That being said, you can sort the installed driver’s list by the installation date.
We hope this list offered you a lot of options to export a list of drivers installed on Windows 10 PC. Make sure to export the drivers in a place where you don’t lose them. Most of the software are standalone tools.