DevCon DriverNodes

Lists all driver packages that are compatible with the device, along with their version and ranking. Valid only on the local computer.

    devcon drivernodes {* | ID [ID ...] | =class [ID [ID ...]]} 


Represents all devices on the computer.

Specifies all or part of a hardware ID, compatible ID, or device instance ID of a device. When specifying multiple IDs, type a space between each ID. IDs that include an ampersand character (&) must be enclosed in quotation marks.

The following special characters modify the ID parameter.

Character Description

Matches any character or no character. Use the wildcard character () to create an ID pattern, for example, disk.


Indicates a device instance ID, for example, @ROOT\FTDISK\0000.


(single quote)

Matches the string literally (exactly as it appears). Precede a string with a single quote to indicate that an asterisk is part of the ID name and is not a wildcard character, for example, '*PNP0600, where *PNP0600 (including the asterisk) is the hardware ID.

Specifies the device setup class of the devices. The equal sign (=) identifies the string as a class name.

You can also specify hardware IDs, compatible IDs, device instance IDs, or ID patterns following the class name. Type a space between each ID or pattern. DevCon finds devices in the class that match the specified IDs.


The DevCon DriverNodes operation runs only on the local computer.

The DevCon DriverNodes operation is particularly useful for troubleshooting setup problems. For example, you can use it to determine whether a Windows INF file or a customized third-party INF file was used for a device.

Sample Usage

devcon drivernodes *
devcon drivernodes *miniport*
devcon drivernodes =usb pci* usb*


Example 10: List driver packages by hardware ID pattern

Example 11: List driver packages by device instance ID pattern