DriverPack Solution Reviews

DRPSu: Hands away! Installation of Russian programs + 2.85GB

Review by em4020
about DriverPack Solution and Driver Easy, DriverMax, Device Doctor Jun 2011

Hands away from DRPSu: Installation of Russian programs and 2.85GB-files on C without asking!
Driver Pack Solution (version 11) seems to be a very good Driver Update software, if it would not do automatical installations and updates in Russian language on Drive C, although DRPSu until version 10 was a portable app:

  1. My German Mozilla FireFox was updated to a Russian version
  2. An application "Punto Switcher" was installed in a Russian version without asking or explaining the purpose of it . The uninstallation procedure was also in Russian language: very difficult for non-Russians.

  3. The 3rd disadvantage of version 11 (not version 10) in my eyes: Download of 2.85 GB driver-files in C:\Users\UserName\Documents\DRPSu11-Final (not selectable). A portable app should not install or download so many files in a C-folder, which you cannot select.
    Because of this I uninstalled all DRPSu-files, removed my like for DRPSu and the tag "portable" for versions 11 and later. I prefer driver update solutions, which download only the drivers from internet, which are needed on my computer, e.g. DriverMax (1), Driver Easy (2) or Device Doctor (3).

  4. I do not like apps, which update BOTH drivers AND some apps, as DRPSu does, because such programs take over the control about your computer. It is not transparent, which apps are updated automatically.

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