Export Device Drivers in Use by Windows

Windows 8.1 Update 1 includes a new Powershell cmdlet, Export-WindowsDriver, that allows one to export all the installed third-party drivers from the Driver Store.

Directories for each device driver will be created in the destination directory. The directory names will be based on the name of the device drivers corresponding INF file.

Note: The destination directory must be created in advance of running the command.

  1. Start Windows PowerShell, as an Administrator
  2. Create the destination directory: e.g. md “D:\DeviceDriverExport”
  3. Enter the following command at the PowerShell prompt:
Export-WindowsDriver -Online -Destination "D:\DeviceDriverExport"

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