For Windows Users
In Windows you can launch the command line by typing “cmd” into the search box on the taskbar and hitting Enter, but for some of these commands you need administrator privileges. To get those, launch Task Manager (Ctrl+Shift+Esc), then choose File and Run new task. Enter “cmd” in the box, tick the admin privileges box beneath, and then click OK.
Some of these commands will throw up many screens of text, but you can use the “| more” flag after any of them to go a screen at a time (that’s the pipe character at the start). Alternatively, use “> c:export.txt” to send the output to a text file, changing its name and location as you like.
1) View installed drivers
If you’re troubleshooting hardware problems or just want to know if something’s installed successfully, seeing a list of installed drivers can help: type “driverquery”, hit Enter, and you get a list of all the current Windows drivers, alongside install dates and display names.