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Driver Tools – DriverView

April 11th, 2008 No comments

DriverView utility displays the list of all device drivers currently loaded on your system. For each driver in the list, additional useful information is displayed: load address of the driver, description, version, product name, company that created the driver, and more.

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System Requirement

This utility works under Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. Windows 98 and Windows ME are not supported. If you want to run this utility on Windows NT, you should download the ‘psapi.dll’ and place it in your system32 directory.

Versions History

  • Version 1.17:
    • Added ‘Google Search’ option, which opens a Google search of the current selected driver filename in your default Web browser.
  • Version 1.16:
    • Added new option: Hide Microsoft drivers.
  • Version 1.15:
    • Added new option: Mark Non-Microsoft Drivers.
  • Version 1.14:
    • Fixed bug: The main window lost the focus when the user switched to another application and then returned back to DriverView.
  • Version 1.13:
    • Added support for saving as comma-delimited text file.
  • Version 1.12:
    • Added support for x64, as a separated download.
  • Version 1.11:
    • The configuration is now saved to a file, instead of the Registry.
  • Version 1.10:
    • Find dialog-box
    • New column: Created Date.
    • Added support for translating to other languages.
    • Added support for XP style.
    • Save to XML.
    • “Copy Selected Items” now copy the items as tab-delimited text.
  • Version 1.00 – First release.

Using The DriverView Utility

This utility is a standalone executable, so it doesn’t require any installation process or additional DLLs. Just run the executable (driverview.exe) and start using it. There is only one exception: If you want to run this utility on Windows NT, you should download the ‘psapi.dll’, and copy it into the system32 folder.

The main window of DriverView utility displays the list of all loaded drivers on your system. You can select one or more drivers from the list, and then copy the details of these drivers to the clipboard, save them to text or HTML file, or watch them as HTML report in your browser.
In addition, you can change the order of the columns in the drivers table by dragging them to the desired position, or by using the ‘Choose Columns’ dialog-box.

Command-Line Options

Option Description
/stext <Filename> Saves the list of all drivers into a regular text file.
/stab <Filename> Saves the list of all drivers into a tab-delimited text file.
/scomma <Filename> Saves the list of all drivers into a comma-delimited text file.
/stabular <Filename> Saves the list of all drivers into a tabular text file.
/shtml <Filename> Saves the list of all drivers into horizontal HTML file.
/sverhtml <Filename> Saves the list of all drivers into vertical HTML file.
/sxml <Filename> Saves the list of all drivers into XML file.
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