Use PowerShell to show all Windows Drivers on Windows 8

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 7 May 2013 / Last Updated on 7 May 2013]

How to find all Windows Drivers on a Windows 8 computer.

Here's a tip from my colleague Ed Wilson (the Microsoft Scripting Guy) on how to find all Windows Drivers on a Windows 8 computer. Ed Wilson is the bestselling author of eight books about Windows Scripting, including Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step, and Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps. He writes a daily blog about Windows PowerShell call Hey, Scripting Guy! that is hosted on the Microsoft TechNet Script Center; for more PowerTips check out the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog.

Question: You are running Windows 8 and want to see all Windows Drivers. How can you do this using Windows PowerShell?

Answer: Open the Windows PowerShell console with elevated permissions by right clicking on the Windows PowerShell shortcut and choosing Run as Administrator. Once you have an elevated console, use the Get-WindowsDriver command. Make sure to include the –Online and the –All switches. This command appears here.

Get-WindowsDriver -Online -All

Mitch Tulloch is an eight-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization.  For more information see http://www.mtit.com

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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