A smart, convenient solution to ensure your PC is free of obsolete or outdated drivers
- Simple user interface
- One-click scan and update process
- Detailed report allowing you select which drivers to update
- Access detailed information on each driver
- Fast updating
- Features are quite basic in the free version
- Low priority given to free users of the program
IObit Driver Booster is a free utility for PC, developed by IObit, which will scan for and automatically update your drivers to ensure your PC is running most efficiently. It is available to download here as a demo version only. The full version is available for purchase on the developer's website.
Keeping your PC in Good Order
As computer users, we are often on our computers for hours at a time without noticing any significant differences to our PC's performance. Day by day, this might remain the same. Furthermore, so much of these processes are in the background that we will not notice them. Over time, however, if protocols have not been set up to regularly update the drivers used on our PC, it will inevitably result in a loss of performance due to our computer's attempts to compensate. For that reason, it is essential that we keep our drivers up to date with a simple, reliable solution for your PC - and IObit's Driver Booster 2 delivers on that front.
Overview and Features
While a lot of users might not be familiar with what is going in the background on their machines, Driver Booster will get to the heart of the matter and will initiate a scan of your hard drive. The program is extremely easy to use, with little or no learning curve, so it’s ideal for users who aren't familiar with the specifics of drivers. All that is required is that you install and launch the program. From there, Driver Booster will conduct an automatic scan when it is first launched and will provide a list of drivers currently in use. A report is then presented for the user to review. This process can be repeated as many times as you like over a long period of time to ensure the best results.
Once you have reviewed the findings of the program, you can begin the update process by clicking the 'Update' button next to the corresponding driver. This is best if you're aware of the status of some of your drivers and would only like to update a selection of them. If, however, it has been a long time since you have updated your drivers, it would be best to select the alternative 'Update All' option which will systematically scan for and update all drivers listed in the report.
Deciding what to update is a simple enough process. The report will provide very basic information, including driver names and how old they are (Old, Very Old, Ancient, etc.). The likelihood is that the older the driver is, the more likely it is that it will require an update. For supplementary information, users can click 'More Info'. This will provide driver download dates, version numbers, and other useful information. Most of the time, though, this is not necessary.
Once you have downloaded the updates, you will notice the results immediately. Whether you are consuming media on your browser or gaming online, your computer's performance will drastically improve in a very short space of time. Sound quality, graphical resolution, frame rate and overall performance will all be as they ought to be. Although the driver installations have to be done manually, they do not take that long and they are worth the wait.
The free version of the program will offer the basic scanning and updating package explained above. However, if you are looking for a much more comprehensive experience, you can check out the paid version. In addition to basic features, it will offer speed limits for driver updates, specialized driver tweaking for gamers, priority over other users looking to update drivers, backup drivers, online technical support and more. For most users, however, the free version will be more than enough.
Driver Booster 2 is a wonderful utility with a barebones set of functions for keeping your drivers up to date. It will automatically scan and place outdated drivers into a list for your review, from which you can hand pick which ones you want to update. The update process is fast and highly effective. You will notice the results immediately, whether browsing, watching videos, gaming, etc. Remove the unwanted hassle of managing your drivers and save yourself some time with IObit Driver Booster 2, a fantastic solution for keeping your drivers in check. Download the free version now and see for yourself.