PCI-Z is a freeware lightweight system utility designed to provide information about (unknown) PCI (PCI-E, PCI-X...) devices and helps you find appropriate device drivers. Download now
PCI-Z is a freeware lightweight system utility designed to provide information about (unknown) PCI (PCI-E, PCI-X...) devices and helps you find appropriate device drivers.
PCI-Z is designed for detecting unknown hardware on your Windows based PC. It will help you determine vendor, device and certain details about device even if you don't have drivers installed. Software uses The PCI ID Repository, a public repository of all known ID's used in PCI devices: ID's of vendors, devices, subsystems and device classes. It is used in various programs (e.g. The PCI Utilities) to display full human-readable names instead of cryptic numeric codes. It is almost similar to lspci Linux command but with full Windows support.
You can find drivers for your operating system without a problem! Find drivers for your WiFi cards, audio cards, network cards or any other PCI peripheral.
PCI-Z 2.0 is compatible and works on: Windows XP SP3 Windows Vista Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 10 Windows Server 2003 R2 Windows Server 2008/2012/2016 (R2) Windows PE
For legacy purposes, you can use PCI-Z 1.31 on (in addition to OS'es listed above): Windows 2000 Windows Neptune Windows XP Windows Longhorn Windows Server 2000/2003 Bart PE/Reatogo ReactOS
Both 32 bit (x86) and 64 bit (x64) Windows versions are fully supported, where applicable. Both i386 and amd64 kernels of Windows PE are supported as well. PCI-Z 1.31 also works on Bart PE/Reatogo, "live CD" of Windows XP. In addition, you can run PCI-Z on ReactOS in full functionality. ReactOS is a free open source operating system based on the best design principles found in the Windows NT architecture - providing completely and in all ways legal and free platform for running PCI-Z without any Windows licenses necessary. PCI-Z will NOT run on Windows 95, 98 or ME.
It does not require any library but default Windows ones. No Visual Studio C++ redistributed, no .NET platform, no Java. WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) is required from PCI-Z 2.0 for motherboard and BIOS version detection..
There is no installation or configuration! Simply run the file and wait until you get the report. Afterwards, right click on the line to get options (copy all data or just a segment) or export the whole list.
The author of CPU-Z has granted me permission to use a name similar to his product. Thanks Franck!
Although PCI-Z is very simple to use, there are some considerations to be taken into account.
Verify From PCI-Z 2.0 there is an option to verify your PCI configuration and share it online. This way, you can help others find out if their hardware is compatible on certain combination of motherboards, BIOS'es and operating systems. Verification and access to online database is completely free! You can check out PCI-Z online database here (still under heavy development).
PCI-Z has embedded PCI ID database for redundancy and ability to work in the strict and closed environments. However, there are several options to load (not necessarily, but usually) newer PCI ID databases. When starting, PCI-Z checks current folder for 'pci.ids' of newer date. If there is newer PCI ID database in current folder, PCI-Z will automatically use it instead of embedded one. You can either use Update to check if there is newer pci.ids database online, or Load one manually from your PC. In case there have been changes in your PCI configuration, you can pick Refresh to reload database and rescan PCI devices.
PCI-Z has the ability to take screenshot of itself by clicking on Screenshot. Screenshot will be taken as 24 bit PNG.
You can export your PCI configuration in plain text, CSV or JSON by clicking on Export
By right clicking on listed device, there is an option for drivers search - Search for drivers. That option will run a simple Google query in your default Internet browser with vendor name and your operating system version. This does not guarantee that you will find your driver, nor am I responsible for any potential damage!
Up to version 1.31, PCI-Z has embedded both CLI and GUI versions of PCI-Z in one file. That will result in loading both GUI and "blank" console (CLI) window once you start PCI-Z. Except for the visual effect (console window should generally disappear momentarily) that all users are not accustomed to, GUI functionalities of PCI-Z have remained the same. PCI-Z has command line options for advanced users. Details about those can be accessed by running PCI-Z from console (CLI) with '/?' switch/parameter. These options are no longer available on PCI-Z 2.0 and up. However, previous version will provide basic features of PCI-Z and support for legacy systems.
From PCI-Z 2.0 there is an option to verify your PCI configuration and share it online. This way, you can help others find out if their hardware is compatible on certain combination of motherboards, BIOS'es and operating systems. Verification and access to online database is completely free!
All regular users can use "normal" (x86) version of PCI-Z. For users that are using Windows PE or any other Windows version supporting exclusively amd64 kernel, you can use x64 version. Both versions have exactly the same functionalities!
Download PCI-Z x64 2.0 (1.420 kB) (PCI ID version 2017.07.01) [SHA1: b7f3084e77c5629e84d660f0e4f9021374be4c3b] (yes, still fits on single "1.44 MB" floppy!)What's new (Release Notes)
Please report all bugs and comments to bubba (at) pci - z (dot) com
Software is free for both commercial and non commercial usage. You can review licence here.