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  1.    19 Jun 2016 #1
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    How to get a list of installed drivers?


    I had some weird problems after upgrading to Win10 so I did a clean reinstall. Most things got better, but some (very unexpectedly) got worse. I would like to compare the list of drivers I had installed prior to the reinstall to the list I have installed now. I doubt my new problems are driver related, but I'd like to be sure.

    For the "Now" list I know I can look at each device in the Device Manager and copy down the driver information, but that's pretty tedious. Is there a utility that lists them? And can I find that information in backup taken prior to the reinstall? I have an Acronis backup that I can browse, but I don't know how to identify the drivers. (I could, of course, restore my PC back to that level to collect the list, but I'd rather not do that unless I have to.)

    BTW, the problem I'm having is with a program that loads hundreds fairly small files from disk (SSD). Prior to reinstall the program would load them all with no noticeable pauses. After the reinstall it loads them in spurts with pauses in between. What used to take about 30 seconds now takes 3 to 4 times longer. On another PC - an old one I use for testing - this same problem showed up when I installed Win10 but was cured with a reinstall. It's frustrating to have the opposite happen on the PC I use daily.
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  2.    19 Jun 2016 #2
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    Not a full solution but you could always try Sysinternals Autoruns. You get a row of tabs across the top one of which is drivers. It's downloadable from here Autoruns for Windows

    It could be a good starting point for you. No installation is required you just create a directory and unzip Autoruns to it.
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  3.    19 Jun 2016 #3
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    Select start menu ,Type msinfo, select System Information, then Software environment, then system drivers.
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  4.    19 Jun 2016 #4
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    MSinfo shows lots of info


    Also re SSD stutter.... did you check you have the latest Chipset INF installed along with the Best AHCI or Raid driver for your system , W10 didn't get it right on my older Motherboards....

    http://www.win-raid.com/t25f23-Which...D-drivers.html
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  5.    19 Jun 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by DooGie View Post
    Not a full solution but you could always try Sysinternals Autoruns. You get a row of tabs across the top one of which is drivers. It's downloadable from here Autoruns for Windows It could be a good starting point for you. No installation is required you just create a directory and unzip Autoruns to it.
    Thank you. That was a great help. Not only did the Autoruns driver display show the drivers, it also showed the base registry key - HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ - that I needed and the image path strings I needed to look for: c:\windows\system32\drivers\ and c:\windows\syswow64\drivers\. (And there was only one wow64 driver so I don't need to programmatically extract that). In theory I can run Autoruns against an offline computer. If I'm lucky I may be able to convince it my backup is an offline computer. If I'm not lucky I can maybe use registry scanners.
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  6.    19 Jun 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by pokeefe0001 View Post
    Thank you. That was a great help. Not only did the Autoruns driver display show the drivers, it also showed the base registry key - HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ - that I needed and the image path strings I needed to look for: c:\windows\system32\drivers\ and c:\windows\syswow64\drivers\. (And there was only one wow64 driver so I don't need to programmatically extract that). In theory I can run Autoruns against an offline computer. If I'm lucky I may be able to convince it my backup is an offline computer. If I'm not lucky I can maybe use registry scanners.
    Pleased it is of some use to you
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  7.    19 Jun 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kbird View Post
    MSinfo shows lots of info
    I looked at that. I couldn't see a way of extracting a list of all the drivers, but it is easier than using the Device Manager.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kbird View Post
    Also re SSD stutter.... did you check you have the latest Chipset INF installed along with the Best AHCI or Raid driver for your system , W10 didn't get it right on my older Motherboards....

    http://www.win-raid.com/t25f23-Which...D-drivers.html
    You're not the first to point me to that (for a different problem.) I That's why I want to see what I had installed prior to my reinstall. I installed an Intel driver package (one suggested by ASUS rather than from that web site.) It didn't improve anything. Along with the driver it installed Intel RST. I uninstalled that and as near as I can tell, the driver went with it.

    I'm not actually sure my performance problem is a drive issue at all because no other program seems to be effected. On the other hand, I've got no other programs that reads hundreds of files and increases my RAM usage by 2GB in a very short time.
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  8.    19 Jun 2016 #8
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    You don't technically need IRST , just the Drivers which you can install manually via Device Manager and the Have Disk Button, a bit more info from another post.

    Intel Rapid Storage Technology Application - Do I Need It?

    and at WinRaid
    http://www.win-raid.com/t2f23-Intel-...QL-v-WHQL.html
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  9.    19 Jun 2016 #9
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    I sort of feel like I'm hijacking my own thread here, but I want to travel down the driver replacement path for a bit. As near as I can tell from Fernando's doc, I the best driver for my system is "64bit Intel RSTe AHCI & RAID drivers v13.2.4.1000 WHQL". That is definitely not the latest available, and at least one of the drivers - iaStorA.sys - is not the latest I've got installed (based on the module's timestamp). But I can't associate this driver with any device in Device Manager. What do I do now?
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  10.    19 Jun 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by pokeefe0001 View Post
    - iaStorA.sys - is not the latest I've got installed (based on the module's timestamp). But I can't associate this driver with any device in Device Manager. What do I do now?
    Have you looked under IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers?

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    Double click on it to get properties then the driver tab, driver details.

    The latest driver is not always the greatest, if that's the only reason you are updating it, it really isn't necessary.
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