Use PowerShell to show all Windows Drivers on Windows 8

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

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