DriverStoreExplorer [RAPR]

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  1. Posts : 2,735
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #11

    Hi,

    It's very intuitive and straightforward really. I feel no need for a user guide here.
    Give it a go @Ztruker, it will grow on you raprly.

    Cheers,
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  2. eLPuSHeR's Avatar
    Posts : 2,169
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       #12

    Well. It would not hurt to create a backup or restore point before using it, but it is usually safe. You select SELECT OLD DRIVERS and then DELETE PACKAGE. It should only delete those packages that are not in use.
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  3. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 10,230
    Windows 10 Pro X64 1909 18363.815
       #13

    eLPuSHeR said:
    Well. It would not hurt to create a backup or restore point before using it, but it is usually safe. You select SELECT OLD DRIVERS and then DELETE PACKAGE. It should only delete those packages that are not in use.
    should only being the key words.

    I just did a Macrium backup last night so I'll give it a try. Thanks.

    It only selected:

    intcdaud.inf
    Sound, video and game controllers
    Intel(R) Corporation
    6.16.0.3197
    5/10/2016
    2 MB

    I guess because there was a newer version:

    intcdaud.inf
    Sound, video and game controllers Intel(R) Corporation 8.20.0.950
    6/27/2016 3 MB
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  4. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 5,255
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #14

    eLPuSHeR said:
    Well. It would not hurt to create a backup or restore point before using it, but it is usually safe. You select SELECT OLD DRIVERS and then DELETE PACKAGE. It should only delete those packages that are not in use.
    I do that then rank by size. I only delete large drivers (e,g, GPU) since deleting old drivers size few MB saves hardly any space and risks problems if the drivers are needed.
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  5. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 10,230
    Windows 10 Pro X64 1909 18363.815
       #15

    I don't see the point. The drivers are not being used and don't take up a lot of space. If I'm getting so short on space that deleting drivers makes a difference it's time for a larger drive.

    I think it's good for information purposes but that's about all, at least for me.
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  6. Posts : 983
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       #16

    I followed another thread to this thread, all the while wondering what this app does. No luck finding out.

    So I downloaded the installer. No instructions. No readme file.

    So I downloaded the source. Still nothing!

    Are developers today so lame that they can't even finish a project?
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  7. ddelo's Avatar
    Posts : 1,825
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #17

    margrave55 said:
    I followed another thread to this thread, all the while wondering what this app does. No luck finding out.

    So I downloaded the installer. No instructions. No readme file.

    So I downloaded the source. Still nothing!

    Are developers today so lame that they can't even finish a project?

    RAPR is a driver viewer/installer/uninstaller.


    More details from the application's readme file:


    Code:
    GitHub - lostindark/DriverStoreExplorer: DriverStore Explorer [RAPR]
    
    Release: 0.9.21 	17/11/2018
    
    Overview
    --------
    DriverStore Explorer [RAPR] makes it easier to deal with Windows [driver store]
    (Driver Store - Windows drivers | Microsoft Docs). 
    Supported operations include enumeration, adding a driver package (stage), 
    adding & installing, deletion and force deletion from the driver store.
    
    Features:
    ---------
    * Enumerate / List all the packages staged in the current driver store.
    * Export the list as CSV.
    * Add a driver package to the driver store (called staging)
    * Install & Add a driver package to the store.
    * Delete a package from the store. Force deletion supported.
    * Deletion of multiple driver packages (batch mode)
    * Full fledged GUI Supports grouping / sorting on any column.
    * Supports re-arranging of / Selecting specific columns.
    
    Requirements:
    -------------
    .NET Framework 4.0
    
    Tested Operating Systems:
    -------------------------
    Windows 10 64 bit
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  8. EdTittel's Avatar
    Posts : 3,752
    Windows 10
       #18

    Frank (@fdegrove): you might find this MS Docs article illuminating: Driver Store.
    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  9. Posts : 2,735
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       #19

    Hi,

    Thank you @EdTittel.
    I'll send you a virtual Belgian brew for this one.

    Cheers,
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  10. EdTittel's Avatar
    Posts : 3,752
    Windows 10
       #20

    @Fedgrove: and I'll reply with a virtual "Erg Bedankt. Proost! " RAPR/Driverstore Explorer is a great tool. I've written about it repeatedly, including this bit for Win10.Guru: Toolkit Item: DriverStore Explorer (aka RAPR.exe).
    HTH further,
    --Ed--
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