How to Check Driver Version in Windows 10/11

By | December 17, 2021

If you want to check the driver version in your Windows 10 or Windows 11, then here is how to do it. There are several ways to find out which driver version is installed in Windows 10 and Windows 11. This article lists two methods that you can follow to get the job done.

There may be several reasons why you need to know which version of the driver is installed on your computer. Let’s assume that you have successfully installed updates on your Windows, but after that, your computer behaves strangely. At such times, you may need to tell the person repairing your computer about the things you did just before your computer behaved strangely. This is important because it is possible that the driver is causing the problem. Therefore you need to mention the updated driver along with the version so he can check for compatibility.

In another case let’s say, that you just found out that you haven’t updated your driver in a long time and there are some malware attacks happening around your driver. At such times, you need to know whether you have that version of the driver or not.

How to Check Driver Version in Windows 10 or Windows 11

To check the driver version in Windows 10 or Windows 11, you can follow one of the methods below. Or use the option according to your current condition.

1. Using Device Manager

This is the easiest way to find the driver version installed on your computer. Be it a network driver or an audio driver, you can easily find out the version of your driver. For that, follow the steps below.

  • Press the button Win + X to and select Device Manager from list.
  • Find the driver you want to know the version for.
  • later right click on drivers and select Properties. You can also double click to open its properties.
  • In the Properties window, switch to the tab Driver.
  • On this page, check the entries Driver Version.

This is the installed and selected version of the driver. You can repeat the same steps to find out the version of any driver using Device Manager.

2. Using Windows PowerShell

Windows PowerShell helps you get a list of all the drivers installed on your computer. The best thing is that you can find drivers online as well as offline in the list. Online drivers are drivers that are currently in use and offline drivers show drivers that are not currently in use. To use Windows PowerShell or Windows Terminal-PowerShell to find out the driver version, follow these steps.

  • Use Search Windows to find PowerShell, then right-click on it and select Run as administrator. Or if you are using Windows Terminal, then press Win + X and select the Windows Terminal (Admin) option. Make sure PowerShell is showing in Terminal, if not, click the arrow icon and select Windows PowerShell.
  • In the PowerShell window, enter command following and press Enter.

Win32_PnPSignedDriver| select DeviceName, DriverVersion

  • Find the driver version of all your devices in the DriverVersion column.

Steps and commands above, you can run in the PowerShell window or Terminal-PowerShell.

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