There are sometimes, mostly when you’re troubleshooting your PC, that you might need to see what drivers on your PC. Now, you can do this through Device Manager, but clicking through every item can be a bit of a nightmare. With that in mind, we’re going to show you how to quickly and very easily get a list of all the drivers on your computer.
Command Prompt and Device Drivers
Getting a list of drivers is really easy. First, you’ll need to open up command prompt, which you can do by simply typing “command prompt” into the search bar. In some cases, you may need to right click on it and select “Run as Administrator.”
Next, just type in driverquery. This gives you a list of drivers on your computer, complete with the module name, display name, driver type and the link date.
Now, if you’re looking for more detailed information on your drivers, such as the file location, you can type in driverquery /V. It’s worth noting that, depending on how many drivers are installed, it may take a little bit for the full list to be shown.
But, you might want even more detailed information than what that previous command can give you. Typing in driverquery /FO list /v will give you even more helpful information, such as whether or not a driver is actually running.
If you want to see these details in a more organized layout, such as in Microsoft Excel, you can simply use the command driverquery /v /fo csv > filenamehere.csv.
This information certainly isn’t helpful for the beginner, but if you’re an advanced user trying to chase down and troubleshoot a problem on your computer, being able to take a look at the device drivers in this way is a godsend.