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  • Snappy Driver Installer icon

    Snappy Driver Installer

    Snappy Driver Installer is an application for installing/updating drivers on PCs running Microsoft Windows using driverpacks or included folders with drivers.

    Open Source Windows

  • SlimDrivers icon

    SlimDrivers

    SlimDrivers automatically updates PC drivers with real-time scanning and cloud technology.

    Freemium Windows

    • Bundleware The installer contains adware and possibly other malware as well. Be careful during the installation: http://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • DriverPack Solution icon

    DriverPack Solution

    It's a program that runs directly from a DVD and updates the drivers on any desired computer. .

    Open Source Windows

    • Warning Reported bundleware, may contain malware: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/27378c5c72ed4f4013c94824a7685bbcfe3c839b56736b2fa47c366413b5aa54/analysis/
    • Bundleware Contains Yandex.Elements and other ad applications.
  • IOBit Driver Booster icon

    IOBit Driver Booster

    Outdated drivers may heavily affect your PC performance and lead to system crashes. Driver Booster scans and identifies outdated drivers automatically, and downloads and installs the right update for you with just one click, saving...

    Freemium Windows

    • Bundleware The installer contains malware, including adware: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/9f885b742973bcb5c221c737de975f7c1ee8d51b35223e06ebaec30297348f50/analysis/1451580953/
  • Driver Easy icon

    Driver Easy

    It scans your computer, tells you what drivers are missing or outdated, then updates them all, in one go. All you have to do is click Update All button, and all drivers will be downloaded and installed automatically.

    Freemium Windows Web / Cloud

  • Unknown Device Identifier icon

    Unknown Device Identifier

    Unknown Device Identifier enables identify the yellow question mark labeled Unknown Devices in Device Manager. Reports a detailed summary for the manufacturer name, OEM name, device type, device model and the exact name of the unknown...

    Free Windows

  • Double Driver icon

    Double Driver

    Double Driver is a very simple and useful tool which not only allows you to view all the drivers installed on your system but also allows you to backup, restore, save and print all chosen drivers simply and reliably. Double Driver...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 4.1.0, released on August 2010, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.
  • Driver Genius icon

    Driver Genius

    Driver Genius Professional is a professional driver management tool that features both driver management and hardware diagnostics. Driver Genius Professional can backup, restore and update all your drivers in several mouse clicks.

    Commercial Windows

  • DriversCloud.com icon

    DriversCloud.com

    Created in 2004, and continually improved, DriversCloud.com, formerly Ma-Config.com, has established itself on the web as a free service to PC users running Windows and Linux operating systems. The service is designed to work with the...

    Free Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • DriverBackup! icon

    DriverBackup!

    DriverBackup is a lightweight driver-backup tool. The application is portable with a caveat: you'll need administrative privileges for full use. You can opt to backup one or all of your drivers, the backed up files are dumped into...

    Open Source Windows

  • DUMo icon

    DUMo

    KC Softwares Driver Update Monitor searches for driver updates based on versions it detects in the cloud of users (same method as SUMo).

    Free Windows

  • 3DP Chip icon

    3DP Chip

    Enumerates main hardware (mainboard, processor, sound, network, graphics) and offers driver download from its own database. It offers also custom made drivers for older devices, e.g. ATI Catalyst versions for legacy products.

    Free Windows

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  • Driver Talent icon

    Driver Talent

    Driver Talent is a straightforward and totally free Windows application designed to download and install driver update, backup and restore drivers as necessary, uninstall/remove unused hardware drivers for all users.

    Free Windows

  • SnailDriver icon

    SnailDriver

    Snail Driver is a free desktop software which allows you to download, to update and to install Windows drivers automatically with one click.

    Free Windows

  • Unknown Devices icon

    Unknown Devices

    Unknown Devices helps you find what those unknown devices in Device Manager really are. By checking Device Manager for unknown devices and extracting information from it, this program attempts to figure out what the device is. You...

    Free Windows

  • Driver Magician icon

    Driver Magician

    Driver Magician Lite is freeware, it identifies all the hardware in the system, extracts their associated drivers from the hard disk and backs them up to a location of your choice. Then when you format and reinstall/upgrade your...

    Freemium Windows

  • DriverPacks icon

    DriverPacks

    DriverPacks are collections of drivers intended to be integrated into a Windows installation disc/image (aka slipstreaming). This allows for automated installation of drivers during the installation process. Your (standard) Windows...

    Free Windows

  • Driver Reviver icon

    Driver Reviver

    Driver Reviver is an industry leading PC Driver Update utility that will help you update your computer drivers in just a few clicks. Driver Reviver uses one of the largest and most comprehensive Driver libraries available, ensuring...

    Commercial Windows

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  • Driver Updater icon

    Driver Updater

    Carambis - System utilities which can help you to update drivers for Windows XP and Vista. With test version only scanning, no driver download. Multi-language support. You do not need to waste your time and looking for the new drivers...

    Commercial Windows

  • Driver Turbo icon

    Driver Turbo

    Driver Turbo was designed to discover a new level of performance technology, detecting all drivers on your PC in seconds and matching them with the latest, most up to date version available. The free version of Driver Turbo...

    Freemium Windows

  • DriverIdentifier icon

    DriverIdentifier

    DriverIdentifier helps you determine the hardware installed on a machine without having to open the case. DirverIdentifier will scan your hardwares using a unique technology. It will indicate the name of the manufacturer, version...

    Freemium Windows

  • Uniblue DriverScanner icon

    Uniblue DriverScanner

    DriverScanner scans your computer to provide a list of drivers that need to be updated. With single click convenience, DriverScanner will then safely install each update on your PC. DriverScanner was developed to provide the...

    Commercial Windows

    • Warning PUP and gives wrong update
  • Driver Detective icon

    Driver Detective

    Windows Drivers are easy to locate and download when using the Driver Detective software and service. Drivers HeadQuarters is the first and only driver update service providing manufacturer specific drivers for your computer system....

    Commercial Windows

  • Carambis Driver Updater icon

    Carambis Driver Updater

    Automatic searching for new drivers, downloading, installing, and updating existing drivers - all these actions could be made in few minutes and using just one program. Fast and powerful Driver Updater will install all the drivers...

    Commercial Windows

  • RadarSync icon

    RadarSync

    RadarSyncs service offers a free scan and recommendations of updates to device drivers and software applications installed on a computer running Microsoft Windows. RadarSync does not store driver or software files on its servers...

    Commercial Windows

  • Pc Booster Plus icon

    Pc Booster Plus

    PC Booster plus helps you to Boost your Computer By closing all Non essential application Running in the Background.

    Free Windows

  • DriverHive icon

    DriverHive

    80% of PC crashes are caused by outdated or conflicting device drivers. Out of date and incorrect system drivers can lead to driver conflicts, system errors, system crashes, poor operation, and slow PC performance. In the old days...

    Commercial Windows

  • Free Driver Backup icon

    Free Driver Backup

    Free Driver Backup, a device driver backup utility, offers a professional solution for device drivers' backup and restoration in Windows operating system. It identifies all the hardware in the system, extracts their associated...

    Free Windows

    • Warning Multiple malware threats detected: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/c1b195792ca7cf4a2fc381b9a5a6dc4622b5d5caa457083ceced32e8cef39e26/analysis/
  • Driver Fusion icon

    Driver Fusion

    Driver Fusion lets you manage and monitor your devices and their drivers as well as automatically update drivers. Optimize your computer and solve problems Driver Fusion is the complete device and driver solution for your PC that...

    Commercial Windows Steam

  • Updatestar Drivers icon

    Updatestar Drivers

    Keep your device drivers up to date 97% of all computer problems are caused by missing, corrupt or outdated device drivers. To solve these problems, you most likely need to download new device drivers. However, not just any driver...

    Commercial Windows

    • Warning Contains malware, including adware: https://www.virustotal.com/en/url/2ea6453ab000e7325bebfd3c40fbdb7495daa1622779de213d4f4e03d812dbf8/analysis/1462730508/
  • Advanced Driver Updater icon

    Advanced Driver Updater

    Advanced driver updater helps to update outdated device drivers in order to improve the overall system performance and application response time.

    Commercial Windows

  • AVG Driver Updater icon

    AVG Driver Updater

    AVG Driver Updater automatically checks 127,000+ drivers to help give you: Less crashing Better graphics Faster browsing Richer audio Less device problems Always up-to-date Our dynamic online driver...

    Commercial Windows

  • Driver Robot icon

    Driver Robot

    Driver Robot has the industry's best hardware detection. It correctly identifies 100% of all consumer hardware devices. If it's in your computer, Driver Robot can see it.

    Freemium Windows

    • Warning This software contains adware: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/a4fa567457dfbecddf89fc9d23605b9bd3b280f53e7cb1f6dca1715b4abae3d7/analysis/1471203859/
  • Free Driver Scout icon

    Free Driver Scout

    Free Driver Scout is free software for updating your installed drivers. Automatic driver scans + user-friendly interface. The top features at a glance 1-click maintenance practical 1-click maintenance to quickly...

    Free Windows Windows RT

    • Warning The installer contains unwanted programs and some antiviruses detect it as malicious. See VirusTotal results: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/e65fcf210f2dca53d12c7d9fd626ca49d4164884aac55e9eb33a66a8d10fa0d2/analysis/1419009036/
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DriverMax Comments

Forces registration for driver downloading

Comment by dog_funtom
about DriverMax May 2014

Just saying.

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Very reliable

Positive Comment by bopperjr346
about DriverMax Mar 2014

So far this has been the most reliable driver updating program that I have used. The only feature that would be great to have is a portable version that works offline so that it can be used on multiple systems without having to re-download the same content over again.

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Not existing driver version

Negative Comment by luminex
about DriverMax Jul 2013

It suggests officially not existing newer version of intel video driver.

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Btw driver backup and restore features are available withou ...

Comment by mistaecko
about DriverMax Jun 2011

Btw driver backup and restore features are available without registration. Any download options require (free) email registration.

Driver Max will require you to share the drivers on your system with the 'community' that is upload them to their servers.

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To sum up the comments on the website referenced by BosseWe ...

Comment by mistaecko
about DriverMax Jun 2011

To sum up the comments on the website referenced by BosseWeb (Btw these comments date back to 2008.):

* Users reported that Driver Max would install drivers for the wrong Windows version (e.g. Vista drivers on XP)
* After installing drivers the PC would become unstable or slow
* One user claimed that he received a phishing email after registering his email on the Driver Max homepage


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Latest version: 5.5 (free program, paid update available)Pl ...

Comment by BosseWeb
about DriverMax Jun 2011

Latest version: 5.5 (free program, paid update available)
Please read the comment on DriverMax @ Techsupportalert: ”by Hellsinger on Tue, 07/15/2008 – 01:40 (#4232) ”
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-windows-driver-backup.htm

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I don't know how well it works, but one thing I can tell fo ...

Comment by BobbyIII
about DriverMax Jun 2011

I don't know how well it works, but one thing I can tell for sure is that the free version is really annoying: you need to create an account, you get nag screens all over the place, as "duri" said limited to 2 drivers per day and the interface is just totally counter intuitive. That's not called free software but "nag" software.

I can definitely not recommend it for anyone unless you buy the pro version.

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Great piece of software! Probably still the best one in the ...

Comment by duri
about DriverMax Jun 2011

Great piece of software! Probably still the best one in the market when comes to updating drivers.

There's one catch though. Now it has a limitation to 2 driver downloads per day. It's bit irritating.

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Register then you can easily check update for newer version ...

Comment by Aerialsky
about DriverMax Jun 2011

Register then you can easily check update for newer version of your driver ^^

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I like this! Better interface then RadarSync and feels a bi ...

Comment by Ola
about DriverMax Jun 2011

I like this! Better interface then RadarSync and feels a bit better. The only complaint was that you had to register to get a code. But it was worth it.

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