How to list installed drivers in command prompt with the driverquery command

Do you want to see a full list of all the drivers you have installed on your computer?

Did you wish there was a simple command you could run in command prompt to show all installed drivers?

Are you a system administrator and need to check a driver on a remote computer?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then read on to learn more about the driverquery command.

Open Command Prompt as Administrator

1) Press the Windows Key
2) Type cmd and press return
3) Right Click the Command Prompt icon and select ‘ Run as Administrator’

Type the command

In the command prompt window enter the below command and press return


You’ll be presented with a long list of all installed drivers.

driverquery command options

The driverquery command has some advanced options that can be really helpful for running more advanced queries.

For example, if you want to run the command on a remote computer you can use the /s option followed by the computer name.

Here is a full list of paramaters that can be combined

DRIVERQUERY [/S system [/U username [/P [password]]]]
[/FO format] [/NH] [/SI] [/V]
Enables an administrator to display a list of
installed device drivers.

Parameter List:
/S system Specifies the remote system to connect to.

  /U     [domain\]user    Specifies the user context
                          under which the command should execute.

  /P     [password]       Specify the password for the given
                          user context.

  /FO    format           Specifies the type of output to display.
                          Valid values to be passed with the
                          switch are "TABLE", "LIST", "CSV".

  /NH                     Specifies that the "Column Header"
                          should not be displayed. Valid for
                          "TABLE" and "CSV" format only.

  /SI                     Provides information about signed drivers.

  /V                      Displays verbose output. Not valid
                          for signed drivers.

  /?                      Displays this help message.

DRIVERQUERY /S ipaddress /U user /V
DRIVERQUERY /S system /U domain\user /P password /FO LIST

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