Show Drivers : Command-line Tool to List Drivers on Windows System
Show Drivers
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Show Drivers is the free command-line tool to list Drivers running on your Windows system.

It displays detailed information about each driver such as name, status, company, description, path etc. It also provides option to list different type of Drivers like,

  • All Installed Drivers
  • Only Running Drivers
  • Only Disabled Drivers
  • Only Third Party (Non-Microsoft) Drivers
  • Show more info about specific Driver

Listing third-party drivers helps you to quickly discover any rogue or suspicious drivers. In such cases you can just remove or rename that Driver file from the specified path.

It is very easy to use and being a command-line tool makes it suitable for automation.

It is fully portable and works on both 32-bit & 64-bit platforms starting from Windows XP to Windows 8.

How to use?
Show Drivers is very easy to use tool. It is command-line/console based tool, hence you have to launch it from the command prompt (cmd.exe).

Here is the simple usage information
    ShowDrivers.exe [-a | -r | -d | -t | -s <driver_name>]        
        -a     List all Installed Drivers
        -r     List Only Running Drivers
        -d     List Only Disabled Drivers
        -t     List Only Third Party (non-microsoft) Drivers
        -s     Show more info about specific Driver
Examples of ShowDrivers
//List all the Drivers
ShowDrivers.exe -a
//List Only Running Drivers
ShowDrivers.exe -r
//List Only Disabled Drivers
ShowDrivers.exe -d
//List Only Third-Party (Non-Microsoft) Drivers
ShowDrivers.exe -t
//Show more info about Driver 'cdrom'
ShowDrivers.exe -s cdrom
//Show this help screen
ShowDrivers.exe -h
ShowDrivers in Action
Release History
Version 1.5: 28th Aug 2013
Added new option to display detailed information about specific driver
Version 1.0: 17th Jun 2013
First public release of ShowDrivers.
FREE Download ShowDrivers v1.5

License  : Freeware
Platform : Windows XP, 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8

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