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Development Engineer working with different technologies. Former Jakarta MVC & Eclipse Krazo Committer. All views are my own.

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Export Windows drivers from running systems

Today I stumbled over a usually hardly ocurring problem when installating a Windows system: How to install drivers in an offline environment when the distributor doesn't provide an actual archive?

Fortunately I had a pre-installed reference installation and could extract the drivers with this Powershell command: Export-WindowsDriver -Online -Destination [DESTINATION DIR]

It is important to have -Online enabled, so the currently running system is used.