The 5 best driver update programs
Atlantek Computers has served thousands of customers, fixing their laptops and desktop PCs. To expedite the work in certain cases our technicians used great tools like automatic driver installers. Here we will share our knowledge with you in order to help you in computer maintenance.
First of all, up-to-date driver versions for computer components have a positive effect on the stability and performance of the operating system. Unfortunately, many users neglect this issue due to lack of time. If we don’t want to browse through the technical support pages ourselves, we should use the possibilities offered by programs that can help us avoid this problem.
With the latest driver versions installed on the desktop, we can ensure that external components and devices (such as mice, keyboards, webcams, and multifunction printers) work properly. This is important for several reasons: not only does it allow you to improve the performance of components, making the whole computer faster and more efficient, but it also saves you valuable time by adapting various additional tools. With a good program with a large number of drivers, you don’t have to worry that connecting to a new headset, speaker, or wireless monitor will be an ordeal and take much longer than a few minutes. Special applications help speed up the process and keep all additions up to date.
Checking for updates yourself can not only waste valuable time but also discourage even the most persistent users. Fortunately, there are programs that can take care of downloading through your fibre broadband and installing drivers: let’s take a look at the ones that deserve your attention.
Driver Easy Pro
Driver Easy Pro is the best commercial software for finding and installing new driver versions. It searches for updates on the official websites of hardware manufacturers. By downloading certified drivers, you can be sure to avoid problems with your Windows operating system. Driver Easy Pro will save the installed components before starting the task. The program is also equipped with a driver removal module and a component that displays detailed information about the processor, motherboard, RAM, and graphics card.
IObit Driver Booster
IObit Driver Booster is a very popular driver update program for users. The developers of the application are constantly adding to the driver database: there are currently over 8 million entries. You don’t have to worry about anything going wrong, because the downloaded and installed components are Microsoft WHQL certified, which means they are fully compatible with Windows.
IObit Driver Booster is offered by the manufacturer in free and Pro versions. The second edition offers access to automatic updates for each program, as well as the creation and restoration of backups of installed drivers. In addition, with a single mouse click, it repairs malfunctions of the most common components and loads all the components needed for the PC game to run smoothly. Users of NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards will appreciate Driver Booster Pro’s priority mechanism for updating Game Ready drivers.
Driver Genius Professional
Driver Genius Professional is a versatile driver management software. Driver Genius Professional supports over 600,000 devices, including motherboards, hard drives, graphics cards, sound and network cards, mice, keyboards, optical CD/DVD drives, printers, scanners, and webcams. SSD also includes tools for real-time reading of CPU, graphics card, and storage temperatures.
Device Doctor is a free program that allows you to find, download and install the latest driver versions for Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10. The program has an extensive database of over 13 million records. Device Doctor provides the ability to update desktops and laptops from leading manufacturers, as well as individual components and external devices. Interestingly, the program can even find drivers for components that are not recognized by Windows.
At the tail end of the ranking is Innovative Solutions’ Advanced Uninstaller Pro – DriverMax, which has been used in more than 2 million cases. While this number may seem low compared to competing solutions, it should be noted that additional components such as device drivers and DirectX libraries are tested before installation. This ensures that your operating environment will work after the upgrade – you can back up existing components and create a Windows restore point before continuing to use DriverMax. The downside of the free version is that there are only two driver updates per day. DriverMax Pro has no limitations and automatically finds and installs new drivers, and you can specify the order in which they are downloaded.