Driver Store Explorer - makes it easier to deal with the Windows Driver Store

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  1. mood

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    Driver Store Explorer provides an easy way to add/delete/enumerate drivers from the Windows Driver Store.
    It is detecting drivers which have a corresponding Oem*.inf file in the windows\inf folder.
    Administrator rights are needed else it is running in "non-admin mode" (some of the features are disabled):
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    Current version: Driver Store Explorer v0.8.4.2 (September 20, 2017)
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    DriverStore Explorer: manage the Windows Driver Store
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    https://www.ghacks.net/2018/01/31/driverstore-explorer-manage-the-windows-driverstore/
     
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    Yep, and you can gain a lot of disk space especially for deleting of old NVIDIA drivers (on Win10 >500MB for each old driver)
     
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    Driver Store Explorer v0.9.4 Released (February 13, 2018)
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    Driver Store Explorer v0.9.5 Released (February 15, 2018)
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    Driver Store Explorer v0.9.6 Released (April 12, 2018)
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    Hello,

    I also gave this software a try and find it very useful. It found 22 old driver packages that restored 882 MB of disk space when removed. It seems safe to use as it will not delete an active driver package unless you "force" it. I removed the 22 old driver packages (after doing a system backup to be safe) that the software found. After approximately 48 hours and several reboots, I have not noticed any side effects. It seems that this software may be a keeper.
     
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    Driver Store Explorer v0.9.10 Released (April 17, 2018)
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    Minor update:
    Driver Store Explorer v0.9.21 Released (November 17, 2018)
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    Driver Store Explorer v0.9.35 Released (November 27, 2018)
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    Hmm. Interesting program. Thanks
     
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    Hello,

    A new version of Driver Store Explorer has been released, 0.9.39.0.
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    Driver Store Explorer v0.10.9 Pre-Release (February 21, 2019)
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    Last edited: Feb 20, 2019
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    Driver Store Explorer v0.10.10 (February 28, 2019)
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    Btw, you can do everything this program does using pnputil, just saying :D (It's what the program uses) It's just a GUI for that
     
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    Hello,

    A new version of Driver Store Explorer has been released, 0.10.12.0.
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    I gotta check this new functionality out, maybe it's something that pnputil can't do (heh, get it?)
     
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    Hello,

    A new version of Driver Store Explorer has been released, 0.10.13.0.
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  20. Floyd 57

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    Whato_O The changelog is the same as the one in 0.10.12.0
     
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    Driver Store Explorer v0.10.21 Pre-Release (April 24, 2019)
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    Driver Store Explorer v0.10.28 Released (June 7, 2019)
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    Driver Store Explorer v0.10.35 Released (June 11, 2019)
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    Driver Store Explorer v0.10.39 Released (June 13, 2019)
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