1.    29 Aug 2017 #1
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    driverquery output dates messed up


    Not sure when this happened but I believe it was before the Creators Update. The link dates for drivers shown by the driverquery command are no longer correct or useful. For instance, here are the first few lines of output from my 15063.540 Win 10 Pro X64 system.

    Code:
    Module Name  Display Name           Description            Driver Type   Start Mode State      Status     Accept Stop Accept Pause Paged Pool(bytes) Code(bytes) BSS(bytes) Link Date              Path                                             Init(bytes)
    ============ ====================== ====================== ============= ========== ========== ========== =========== ============ ================= =========== ========== ====================== ================================================ ===========
    1394ohci     1394 OHCI Compliant Ho 1394 OHCI Compliant Ho Kernel        Manual     Stopped    OK         FALSE       FALSE        4,096             204,800     0          12/10/2006 4:44:38 PM  C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\1394ohci.sys         4,096      
    3ware        3ware                  3ware                  Kernel        Manual     Stopped    OK         FALSE       FALSE        0                 81,920      0          5/18/2015 6:28:03 PM   C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\3ware.sys            4,096      
    ACPI         Microsoft ACPI Driver  Microsoft ACPI Driver  Kernel        Boot       Running    OK         TRUE        FALSE        155,648           405,504     0          10/1/2096 3:53:06 AM   C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ACPI.sys             24,576     
    AcpiDev      ACPI Devices driver    ACPI Devices driver    Kernel        Manual     Stopped    OK         FALSE       FALSE        8,192             8,192       0          12/7/1993 6:22:19 AM   C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\AcpiDev.sys          4,096      
    acpiex       Microsoft ACPIEx Drive Microsoft ACPIEx Drive Kernel        Boot       Running    OK         TRUE        FALSE        36,864            61,440      0          3/1/2087 8:53:50 AM    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\acpiex.sys           4,096      
    acpipagr     ACPI Processor Aggrega ACPI Processor Aggrega Kernel        Manual     Stopped    OK         FALSE       FALSE        4,096             4,096       0          1/24/2081 8:36:36 AM   C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\acpipagr.sys         4,096      
    AcpiPmi      ACPI Power Meter Drive ACPI Power Meter Drive Kernel        Manual     Stopped    OK         FALSE       FALSE        8,192             4,096       0          11/19/2006 9:20:15 PM  C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\acpipmi.sys          4,096      
    acpitime     ACPI Wake Alarm Driver ACPI Wake Alarm Driver Kernel        Manual     Stopped    OK         FALSE       FALSE        8,192             4,096       0          2/9/1974 7:10:30 AM    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\acpitime.sys         4,096      
    ADP80XX      ADP80XX                ADP80XX                Kernel        Manual     Stopped    OK         FALSE       FALSE        0                 1,101,824   0          4/9/2015 4:49:48 PM    C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\ADP80XX.SYS          4,096      
    AFD          Ancillary Function Dri Ancillary Function Dri Kernel        System     Running    OK         TRUE        FALSE        323,584           118,784     0          3/25/2096 12:36:43 PM  C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\afd.sys              8,192      
    ahcache      Application Compatibil Application Compatibil Kernel        System     Running    OK         TRUE        FALSE        147,456           12,288      0          7/29/2004 12:52:50 AM  C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\ahcache.sys          4,096      
    AmdK8        AMD K8 Processor Drive AMD K8 Processor Drive Kernel        Manual     Stopped    OK         FALSE       FALSE        90,112            49,152      0          6/16/2040 3:17:43 AM   C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\amdk8.sys            4,096      
    AmdPPM       AMD Processor Driver   AMD Processor Driver   Kernel        Manual     Stopped    OK         FALSE       FALSE        90,112            45,056      0          12/23/2077 4:48:10 PM  C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\amdppm.sys           8,192
    See the date ranges from 1974 to 2096. Yet if you look at them on the hard drive they are correct:
    Code:
    C:\Users\rrkurtz>dir C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\amdppm.sys
     Volume in drive C is Lenovo_C
     Volume Serial Number is FC29-1F8F
    
     Directory of C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers
    
    03/18/2017  04:56 PM           172,544 amdppm.sys
                   1 File(s)        172,544 bytes
                   0 Dir(s)  136,170,500,096 bytes free
    Where is driverquery getting it's information from and why is it so messed up?

    How do I get Microsoft's attention on this as it is a real hindrance to debugging BSODs.

    Note: This is not just my system, it is ALL WINDOWS 10 SYSTEMS.
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  2.    29 Aug 2017 #2
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Not sure when this happened but I believe it was before the Creators Update...
    Long before, apparently...

    Windows 7 IT Pro > Windows 7 Hardware Compatibility
    All the Microsoft in box drivers seem to report a Driver Date of 6/21/2006, which doesn't correspond to the dates reported in the properties for the corresponding .sys files...
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com...7itprohardware
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  3.    30 Aug 2017 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2014
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    Thread Starter

    It's gotten much worse in later Windows 10 builds with dates 20, 30, 40 or 50 years in the future. Why can't Micorsoft comment on this and why can't they fix it.

    The driver dates were being reported correctly for ther initial; Win 10 releases up through ther Anniversary update. I think it was after that they went completely screwy.
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  4.    01 Sep 2017 #4
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    Windows 10 x64 v1703

    yea. driverquery is broken. Use driverview from Nirsoft instead. (Under View, you can customize column output as well)
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  5.    02 Sep 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by ComputerGeek View Post
    yea. driverquery is broken. Use driverview from Nirsoft instead. (Under View, you can customize column output as well)
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    That works great. driverview /stabular drivers.txt gives a decently formatted output that can be sorted as needed.
    Driverview can be redistributed as long as nothing is left out or changed.

    Thank you @ComputerGeek.
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