I am mantaining some PCs with small SSDs and the
Windows\System32\DriverStore has grown a bit on some of them. I know there are some procedures for checking whether it can be cleaned up, but by the time we want to maybe simply link them to the secondary HDD.
What I'd like to know is: is the DriverStore used for storing the live copies of the drivers in use, and so when Windows boots it loads the drivers from that store? Or is it simply a store of drivers to install and is queried only when installing new hardware, and Windows loads the drivers at boot time from other directory?
Thank you in advance.