How to view all drivers in Windows 10 without installing third-party applications

You can easily manage drivers in Windows 10 without third-party programs, using just one command. Although special utilities make the whole process much more convenient.

Technically, installing, removing or updating drivers is possible in Windows 10 from Device Manager, the interface of which has not changed much since the days of Windows 7, which means that many users are familiar with its capabilities. But if you want to see a complete list of drivers installed on your device, this manager will not help you, because allows you to manage drivers only for each specific component. How can you view information on all installed devices at once without installing a third-party application? 

It all boils down to one single command that you have to run in a command prompt window. After that, you can easily get a complete list of drivers on your computer. So, the first step in this matter comes down to running the command line. There are several ways to activate it: by typing the key combination Win + X and entering three “cmd” to search, or by pressing the key combination Win + R and then typing cmd.exe.

The command that displays all drivers on your Windows 10 device is as follows

driverquery

After launching it, the system will give you the entire list of drivers and the manufacturer. Scroll down the list to get an overview of all installed devices. Of course, this is not very convenient from a technical point of view, since does not allow you to find the device you are looking for, and not all components display the driver creation date.

More detailed information, including the path and name of the driver file that is stored on your device, can be output with advanced command options. This command looks like this:

driverquery / v

When it comes to finding signed drivers, you can easily get a lot of details using a dedicated command with a highlighted parameter:

driverquery / if

The command also supports a number of other parameters. To see them all, just launch the Help menu by typing the following command:

driverquery /?

It goes without saying that this command-line-generated list is not necessarily easy to read, especially when there are many drivers installed on the device. Fortunately, there is an alternative to this method, again without the need to install a third-party application.

The built-in System Information utility in Windows 10 provides a wealth of information about your PC, including installed drivers. To run it, press the Win + R keys at the same time and enter:

msinfo

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