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Windows 7: How to tell which drivers are installed

15 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
How to tell which drivers are installed

Hi Guys

So I was wandering - how can you tell in Windows what drivers you have installed on your PC, if they are the most up to date ones and how to remove old drivers that you don't use anymore - in order to remove conflicts and errors.

Thanks for your help

Aryan

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15 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) You can check in device manager. Right click on each device and in properties check driver details and location. Alternatively, use something like double driver (freeware) to backup installed drivers. Double driver will clearly show all installed drivers, both MS and 3rd party.

2) To update drivers, you can either use windows update/device manager or use a 3rd party tool like driver magician or manually navigate to the manufacturer's website and download the latest drivers. The last method is recommended since the first two can throw up obsolete drivers or not show a new driver because it dosnt exist in their respective database.

3) Installing a new driver will automatically supersede the older one. You can also remove old drivers yourself.

Guru3D - Driver Sweeper

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15 Jul 2011   #3

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If you just want a list of drivers you can get it from System Information. Just type System Information in the windows search box. and open it.

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Press the Advanced button.

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and expand the Software Environment->System Drivers

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