Solution for GetHwIdDrivers.exe

I’ve received many emails from people who cannot get it to run…

For anyone still having trouble running GetHwIdDrivers.exe (from the official MS Beta for Vista) from the command prompt, and cannot even get the batch files to run, then you should use this exe. It’s a GUI that anyone should be able to use, no problem.

  1. Put GetDrivers.exe in the same directory as GetHwIdDrivers.exe
  2. Run it
  3. Type a name to use for the xml file to be generated
  4. Press OK
  5. Your Done! (32 kb)

Hope it helps.. You need .NET 2.0, you shouldn’t need anything extra to run it on Vista…

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  • 3 thoughts on “Solution for GetHwIdDrivers.exe

    1. And what about running it from XP?
      It worked fine on my PC but I can’t make it work on any other PC with XP (logged as admin, .NET 2.0 installed)

    2. I use network printer HP Laser Jet 5L from my PC, the other PCs don’t use any printer. What’s wrong with HP printers?

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