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Driver Store Explorer

📅 2014-Aug-08 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ device driver, driver, driver store explorer, rapr, windows ⬩ 📚 Archive

Windows (Vista and later) manage device drivers in a location called the driver store. This makes it easy to manage both the inbuilt and third-party drivers on the system. When you face some driver problems, you may want to view and manipulate with drivers.

The Driver Store Explorer (RAPR) is an useful tool to view, add or remove drivers from the driver store. I found it useful to fix a recent problem where a newer driver was not being installed over an older one.

I opened RAPR with Administrator privileges, clicked Enumerate to view the list of drivers, found the old offending driver and removed it. I later installed the new driver using its installer.

Tried with: RAPR 0.5 and Windows 7 x64

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