This post will see how you can export and backup Drivers using PowerShell in Windows 10. Windows 10 comes with PowerShell v 5, a command-line scripting language and scripting language, built on top of .NET Framework, designed for system administrators, IT professionals, and developers. We have seen a series of posts where we have seen how PowerShell can simplify tasks’ execution. You can update Windows Defender definitions, Drives list, uninstall Universal apps, find scheduled tasks, create a System Image.

Back up Windows 10 Drivers using PowerShell

Here’s how to back up all Windows 10 Drivers using PowerShell.

Step 1: Open PowerShell as an administrator. To do so, right-click the Start button and then click PowerShell (Admin). Alternatively, type PowerShell in the Start search, right-click the Windows PowerShell entry, and click Run as administrator.

Click the Yes button when you see the User Account Control screen to run PowerShell as an administrator.

Step 2: At the PowerShell window, execute the following command:

Export-WindowsDriver -Online -Destination C: Backup

In the above command, replace C: Backup with the location to save the exported Drivers. You can choose any location on your computer.

To execute the above command, copy and paste or type the command, and then press the Enter key.

This command may take a few minutes to finish backing up the Drivers. Once done, you can use File Explorer to navigate to the folder to see the list of folders containing the Drivers. Now you can install the drivers again on the same computer or any other compatible computer.

Now you can close the PowerShell window.