PnPUtil (PnPUtil.exe) is a command line tool that lets an administrator perform actions on driver packages. Some examples include:

  • Adding a driver package to the driver store.
  • Installing a driver package on the computer.
  • Deleting a driver package from the driver store.
  • Enumerating the driver packages that are currently in the driver store. Only driver packages that are not in-box packages are listed. An in-box driver package is one which is included in the default installation of Windows or its service packs.

Where can I download PnPUtil?

PnPUtil is included in the %windir%\system32 directory of every version of Windows Vista and later. There isn't a separate PnPUtil download package.

  • Open a Command Prompt window (Run as administrator).
  • Type pnputil /? to view command options. See PnPUtil Command Syntax for more information.