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 every version of Windows, starting with Windows Vista (in the
%windir%\system32 directory). There isn't a separate PnPUtil download package.
- Open a Command Prompt window (Run as administrator).
pnputil /?to view command options. See PnPUtil Command Syntax for more information.