Is there a way to get a up to date report from my Windows 11 that tells me exactly what drivers I have for a planned reinstallation?


triangl3

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I used to just run Windows update and got my drivers installed. However, I tried a software called CCleaner which is really helpful to me. It found that several of my drivers were not up to date. Now when I install windows again, I would like to be in control of what those drivers are. I want to download them manually. Is there a way to get a comprehensive report on all my required drivers for a fresh installation? The manufacturer website for the motherboard usually has different recommendations from other software or even Windows Update.
 

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If ALL your drivers are now current, then just make a backup. You will then have a folder with all your drivers in it and not have to download them.

The command is: dism /online /export-driver /destination:"X:\path-to-folder"

Replace the info in the quotes with the path you want to use.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom built
    CPU
    Ryzen 5600X
    Motherboard
    ASRock Steel Legend
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GT 710
    Sound Card
    None
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23",24", 19" - flat panels
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    None - only M.2 SATA and NVMe drives
    PSU
    750W
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    Antec
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    Corsair gaming
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    Logitech M720
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If ALL your drivers are now current, then just make a backup. You will then have a folder with all your drivers in it and not have to download them.

The command is: dism /online /export-driver /destination:"X:\path-to-folder"

Replace the info in the quotes with the path you want to use.
Never knew about this command, tried it and it works great!! Thanks Mark!!!!
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made
    CPU
    AMD 2950X
    Motherboard
    ASRock X399 Fatality Pro
    Memory
    32gig DDR4 3600mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Water Cooled EVGA 3080TI Hybrid
    Sound Card
    Main Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 27 G7 QHD - Acer Predator 27 QHD
    Screen Resolution
    QHD
    Hard Drives
    1TB Nvme Sabrent Rocket 4
    2TB Nvme Samsung 970 EVO
    2TB Nvme Samsung 980 Pro
    2TB SATA Crucial MX500
    PSU
    Seasonic 1300 Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Meshify 2xl
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    Corsair Liquid capella Elite 150
    Keyboard
    Corsair K95
    Mouse
    Logitech G502X
    Internet Speed
    50 meg
    Antivirus
    Norton 360
However, I tried a software called CCleaner which is really helpful to me. It found that several of my drivers were not up to date.
I wouldn't rely on CCleaner to tell you which drivers are up to date and which aren't. Even Windows Update does a number of different checks to ensure that a newer driver package is applicable and actually compatible with your machine.
 

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    Windows 11, Windows 10, Linux Fedora Cinnamon
Freeware options ...
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Speccy (from CCleaner)
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 22H2 (latest update ... forever anal)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Slim S01
    CPU
    Intel i5-12400
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT730
    Sound Card
    OOBE
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 32"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    512GB KIOXIA NVMe
    1TB SATA SSD
    PSU
    OOBE
    Case
    OOBE
    Cooling
    OOBE
    Keyboard
    BT
    Mouse
    BT
    Browser
    Brave FFox Chrome Opera
    Antivirus
    KIS
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro (latest upadte ... anally always)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion 15
    CPU
    i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
    Hard Drives
    Samsung NVMe 512GB
    + numerous/multiple SSD Type C USB enclosures
    Internet Speed
    NBN FTTN 50
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    KIS
ok great, i'll try the command and also will look to see if I can find more info on compatibility to ensure it follows ms guidelines.
thanks.
 

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    windows 10 and 11, Ubuntu Linux
Tip: After you export all your drivers using the command provided by Mark, place the following code in a batch file (I use the name Install_Drivers.bat) and drop that batch file into the same folder that you exported the drivers to.

After you clean install Windows 10 or 11, simply double-click the batch file. All of the drivers will be automatically installed.

Note: When the graphics driver is installed, the screen may go blank for a little while. This is normal and expected behavior.

Code:
@echo off

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
:: Change to the directory where the batch file is run from ::
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

cd /d %~dp0

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
:: Check to see if this batch file is being run as Administrator. If it is not, then rerun the batch file ::
:: automatically as admin and terminate the initial instance of the batch file.                           ::
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

(Fsutil Dirty Query %SystemDrive%>Nul)||(PowerShell start """%~f0""" -verb RunAs & Exit /B)

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
:: End Routine to check if being run as Admin ::
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

:::::::::::::::::::::
:: Install drivers ::
:::::::::::::::::::::

cls
echo Drivers are being installed.
echo Please be patient since this process may take a while...

pnputil /add-driver *.inf /subdirs /install > NUL

cls
echo Drivers have been installed. Please be aware that a reboot may be needed.
echo.
pause
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro 24H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Kamrui Mini PC, Model CK10
    CPU
    Intel i5-12450H
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    No GPU - Built-in Intel Graphics
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP Envy 32
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    1 x 2TB NVMe SSD
    1 x 4TB NVMe SSD
    1 x 4TB 2.5" SSD
    PSU
    120W "Brick"
    Keyboard
    Corsair K70 Mechanical Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1Gb Up / 1 Gb Down
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
  • Operating System
    Win11 Pro 23H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo ThinkBook 13x Gen 2
    CPU
    Intel i7-1255U
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC3306-CG codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    13.3-inch IPS Display
    Screen Resolution
    WQXGA (2560 x 1600)
    Hard Drives
    2 TB 4 x 4 NVMe SSD
    PSU
    USB-C / Thunderbolt 4 Power / Charging
    Mouse
    Buttonless Glass Precision Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Backlit, spill resistant keyboard
    Internet Speed
    1Gb Up / 1Gb Down
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    WiFi 6e / Bluetooth 5.1 / Facial Recognition / Fingerprint Sensor / ToF (Time of Flight) Human Presence Sensor
I once backup all my drivers with the Dism command, this works great if you know which device you want drivers for. For example, to update your audio driver, you go to Device Manager, find your audio card under Sound video and game controllers, right-click, Update Drivers and then you browse to the appropriate folder. What about the chipset drivers? Surely is not convenient to expand the System Devices section and manually update all devices! It would be far better to download the latest chipset drivers appropriate for your computer (be careful, this is not always the latest Intel or AMD driver, make sure it works in your specific chipset) and just run the installer. I would backup my drivers, but manually download latest chipset drivers and latest graphics drivers to make sure I have the maximum possible performance my system can give.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 (build 22631.3880)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Extensa 5630EZ
    CPU
    Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T7250, 2000 MHz
    Motherboard
    Acer Extensa 5630
    Memory
    4GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500M (Mobile 4 series)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC268 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 - High Definition Audio Controller
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1
    Screen Resolution
    1280x800
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB SATA Device (250 GB, SATA-III)
    Internet Speed
    VDSL 50 Mbps
    Browser
    MICROSOFT EDGE
    Antivirus
    WINDOWS DEFENDER
    Other Info
    Legacy MBR installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, no WDDM 2.0 graphics drivers, cannot get more unsupported ;) This is only my test laptop. I had installed Windows 11 here before upgrading my main PC. For my main PC I use everyday see my 2nd system specs.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro v23H2 (build 22631.3880)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom-built PC
    CPU
    Intel Core-i7 3770 3.40GHz s1155 (3rd generation)
    Motherboard
    Asus P8H61 s1155 ATX
    Memory
    2x Kingston Hyper-X Blu 8GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics card(s)
    Gainward NE5105T018G1-1070F (nVidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti 4GB GDDR5)
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD audio (ALC887)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sony Bravia KDL-19L4000 19" LCD TV via VGA
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900 32-bit 60Hz
    Hard Drives
    WD Blue SA510 2.5 1000GB SSD as system disk, Western Digital Caviar Purple 4TB SATA III (WD40PURZ) as second
    PSU
    Thermaltake Litepower RGB 550W Full Wired
    Case
    SUPERCASE MIDI-TOWER
    Cooling
    Deepcool Gamma Archer CPU cooler, 1x 8cm fan at the back
    Mouse
    Sunnyline OptiEye PS/2
    Keyboard
    Mitsumi 101-key PS/2
    Internet Speed
    100Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Legacy BIOS (MBR) installation, no TPM, no Secure Boot, WDDM 3.0 graphics drivers, WEI score 7.4

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