Need help reducing DriverStore size in Windows 8.1 RTM

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by spidey180, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. spidey180

    spidey180 MDL Novice

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    Well as the title suggests, my DriverStore size is around 10.4GB. Notice NvCplSetupInt.exe repeating itself in different folders in the attached screenshot.
    I do have an nvidia card, running on windows 8.1 RTM.
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  2. KNARZ

    KNARZ MDL Addicted

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    dism /online /remove-driver /driver:XXXX.inf

    get a list of superseded/outdated drivers best with:
    dism /online /get-drivers /format:table > X:\Drivers.txt

    replace X: with any driveletter e.g. C:

    you can remove more than one driver at a time with additional /driver:YYYY.inf /driver:ZZZ.inf /driver:eek:emX.inf parameters.

    and use the oemXX.inf name.
     
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  3. spidey180

    spidey180 MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the help!
    Found a tool which did the job!
    Tool: DriverStore Explorer [RAPR](found this on CodePlex)
     
  4. MSMG

    MSMG MDL Developer

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    In Windows 8.1 the Disk Cleanup tool , now comes with an option to remove old Device driver packages.