1.    15 Feb 2016 #1
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    Purge all added drivers?


    Dell Inspiron 15R N5110 with clean Windows 10 install. I had a problem with drivers for an Alfa Wi-Fi device, tried alternative Alfa devices and drivers, then settled on one from TP-Link.

    I would like to make sure I have removed all the drivers I tried, is there a way to purge them?
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  2.    15 Feb 2016 #2
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    From elevated cmd prompt pnputil -e > %userprofile%\desktop\drivers.txt will list all third party drivers to file drivers.txt on your desktop. Looks something like this
    Code:
    Published name :            oem13.inf
    Driver package provider :   Apple Inc.
    Class :                     System devices
    Driver date and version :   02/23/2015 5.1.4.0
    Signer name :               Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher
    
    Published name :            oem20.inf
    Driver package provider :   Broadcom Corporation
    Class :                     System devices
    Driver date and version :   01/10/2014 1.0.0.256
    Signer name :               Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher
    
    Published name :            oem14.inf
    Driver package provider :   Intel
    Class :                     System devices
    Driver date and version :   07/07/2015 11.0.0.1157
    Signer name :               Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher
    You can then use pnputil -d oemnn.inf to remove them (replacing nn with relevant number.

    Alternatively you can use DriverStore Explorer - Home which does the same thing.
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  3.    20 Feb 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    Alternatively you can use DriverStore Explorer - Home which does the same thing.
    Thank you. I'd already gotten this and had forgotten!

    Does it uninstall the driver, or delete it?
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