List Windows drivers with the command Driverquery.exe

There is an excellent command on the Windows systems to display all available information about the installed drivers . Most Windows users do not know the command, it is called


The exact description is from Microsoft

Allows an administrator to view a list of installed devices.

The ” driverquery command has several parameters , which we will briefly discuss below:

Parameter list:

  • / S System specifies the remote system to connect to.
  • / U [domain ] user specifies the user context under which the command should be executed.
  • / P [password] Specifies the password for the given user context.
  • / FO format specifies which output type should be displayed. Valid values ​​for the option are “TABLE”, “LIST” and “CSV”.
  • / NH Indicates that the column heading should not be displayed. Valid only for “TABLE” and “CSV” format.
  • / SI Provides information about signed drivers.
  • / V Displays verbose output. Not valid for signed drivers.
  • /? Displays the help message.

driver query parameters

The parameters are all self-explanatory. The parameter “/ v” We particularly want to go, because it expands the display to provide valuable information . The following information is then output per device for a Windows 10 system.

  • Module name
  • display name
  • description
  • Driver type
  • Start mode
  • status
  • break up
  • Stop
  • Outsourced pool (bytes)
  • Code (bytes)
  • BSS (bytes)
  • Link date
  • path

For example, if you want to export the current driver list to a .CSV file, the following command would be possible:

Driverquery.exe / v / fo csv> driver.csv

As we find a very underestimated and unknown command , but it can serve a Windows   administrator particularly well  when troubleshooting.

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