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The Windows 8 Device Manager looks a lot like its counterpart from earlier versions. On the Driver, tab, you can still see the exact version number of the currently installed driver, which is often useful troubleshooting information.
But this version has a new Events tab, which offers a historical view of what you and Windows have done with that device over time. Previously, you would have needed a Windows black belt to find these details in the Event Viewer. Now, you can just click to see when each driver update occurred.
In this example, I can see that Windows installed the original driver for this device on March 20 at 4:47 PM, and I manually updated the driver less than 10 minutes later. The View All Events button takes you to Event Viewer, where a custom view shows all relevant events. No ninja skills required.