Inside the Windows 7 Driver Store–Part 2

Since I wrote my previous post Inside the Windows 7 Driver Store, I continued exploring the content of the Driver Store. The results are as following:

Classes & Unique Hardware IDs

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 Bit Windows 7 Enterprise 64 Bit
Class Description Hardware Ids Class Description Hardware Ids
61883 Device Class 4 61883 Device Class 4
AVC Devices 15 AVC Devices 15
Batteries 11 Batteries 11
Bluetooth Radios 69 Bluetooth Radios 69
Computer 2 Computer 1
Disk drives 31 Disk drives 31
Display adapters 499 Display adapters 500
DVD/CD-ROM drives 5 DVD/CD-ROM drives 5
Floppy disk drives 12 Floppy disk drives 12
Floppy drive controllers 1 Floppy drive controllers 1
Human Interface Devices 204 Human Interface Devices 205
IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers 87 IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers 87
IEEE 1284.4 compatible printer 100 IEEE 1284.4 compatible printer 100
IEEE 1284.4 devices 118 IEEE 1284.4 devices 118
IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers 17 IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers 17
Imaging devices 594 Imaging devices 594
Keyboards 136 Keyboards 136
Media Center Extender 4 Media Center Extender 4
Medium Changer devices 225 Medium Changer devices 225
Memory devices 1 Memory devices 1
Mice and other pointing devices 104 Mice and other pointing devices 104
Microsoft Common Controller For Windows Class 6 Microsoft Common Controller For Windows Class 6
Modems 3935 Modems 2695
Monitors 1797 Monitors 1797
Multifunction adapters 52 Multifunction adapters 52
Network adapters 3903 Network adapters 3641
Network Protocol 6 Network Protocol 6
Other devices 2 Other devices 2
PCMCIA adapters 98 PCMCIA adapters 98
Portable Devices 64 Portable Devices 64
Ports (COM & LPT) 100 Ports (COM & LPT) 92
Printers 2151 Printers 2151
Processors 55 Processors 55
SBP2 IEEE 1394 Devices 1 SBP2 IEEE 1394 Devices 1
SD host adapters 12 SD host adapters 12
Security Devices 4 Security Devices 4
Sensors 1 Sensors 1
Smart Card Filter 1 Smart Card Filter 1
Smart card readers 22 Smart card readers 22
Smart cards 4 Smart cards 4
Sound, video and game controllers 437 Sound, video and game controllers 413
Storage controllers 2085 Storage controllers 2086
Storage volume shadow copies 1 Storage volume shadow copies 1
Storage Volumes 1 Storage Volumes 1
System devices 1479 System devices 1448
Tape drives 303 Tape drives 303
Transfer Cable Devices 40 Transfer Cable Devices 40
Universal Serial Bus controllers 530 Universal Serial Bus controllers 530
Unknown device class 17 Unknown device class 17
Windows SideShow 6 Windows SideShow 6
Total 19’352 Total 17’789

 

Manufacturers

The below table shows those Manufacturers that have the most unique Hardware IDs within the Driver Store. I had to do some data consolidation, as some vendors seem to use several ways for writing their company name within the INF file. (Some room for improvement here).

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 Bit
Manufacturer # of Hardware Ids
Intel 1445
Marvell 1010
Hewlett Packard 936
ZyXEL Communications Corp 851
LSI 825
Broadcom 792
Atheros Communications Inc. 700
Conexant 670
Brother 623
Microsoft 496
EPSON 459
QLogic 429
NVIDIA 360
ATI 286
VIA Technologies 282
Emulex 240
Samsung 237
Compaq 231
Adaptec 227
Dell 221
NEC 217
IBM 208
Canon 192
Ricoh 173
Sony 161
EIZO NANAO 160
Philips 156
Lanier 138
Fujitsu 134
TOSHIBA 134
Savin 132
Gestetner 129
NRG 129
Nokia 126
Kyocera 122
Motorola 119
infotec 108
Lexmark 102
U.S. Robotics Corporation 100
ESG-SHV 89
ViewSonic 76
Logitech 72
Hauppauge 69
Hitachi 61
Advanced Micro Devices 60
Panasonic 52
Other Manufacturers (494) 4813
Total 19352

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