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Windows Driver Store

Windows 10 has a concept of the Driver Store. It is a write-protected directory where Windows keeps many drivers it has sourced from… wherever, because… reasons.

The Driver Store is located at:


I learned about it during the first attempt to enable the Windows 10 Core Isolation feature. There was a handful of drivers, most likely left-overs from my experiments with the embedded systems, which were not even loaded by Windows, but whose mere presence in the Driver Store would not let Windows enable Core Isolation.