Windows 10: Purge all added drivers?

Discus and support Purge all added drivers? in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; 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... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by nigelmercier, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. 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?

    :)
     
    nigelmercier, Feb 14, 2016
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  2. JJUK Win User

    Issue opening Skydrive files and notebooks from Office Hub on WP 7.10.8773.98 Nokia Lumia 710 Vodafone UK

    After (hours of) further investigation, phone resetting and SkyDrive purging I established that the failure was due to the OneNote file Personal (Web) in SkyDrive being corrupt. The solution I used was to purge SkyDrive and then allow Windows Phone to upload
    a new copy of Personal (Web) and other Windows Phone folders to SkyDrive. Then I copied back to Personal (Web) all the OneNote sections from a local backup copy that I had made.

    All worked fine after that! Now to upload 10GB of purged back to SkyDrive... Purge all added drivers? :(
     
  3. Only some photo tags working

    All photos in indexed locations? All photos indexed properly? If yes to both questions, try purging and recreating search index.
     
    RobertJWin, Feb 14, 2016
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  4. lx07 Win User

    Purge all added drivers?

    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[/quote] 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.
     
  5. Thank you. I'd already gotten this and had forgotten!

    Does it uninstall the driver, or delete it?
     
    nigelmercier, Apr 5, 2018
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