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Monitor Driver Changes in Windows 7 and 8

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What are the "native" ways to monitor driver changes within windows 7 and windows 8 workstations.

I am looking for a static log entry that I can search for to indicate any driver changes.

This can be in the form of a registry change, or log file.
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Having written drivers, I've got some bad news. A device driver can technically change the contents of a DLL file; registry entry;  config data file; a bit or more in the NVRAM of a controller; a memory mapped location; a BIOS setting; controller firmware;  target device firmware; configurable settings in the target device itself [like a disk controller firmware can reprogram HDD settings]; O/S settings   ... just to name a few off top of my head.

You might as well be asking what the native ways are to monitor any change in the O/S or hardware.  There is really no way other than to ask the manufacturer the answer for your particular hardware, O/S, and firmware revision and hope you are getting the right story.
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