Driver Booster 2

Driver Booster 2

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 303 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.2.20
  • Total Downloads:
    8,619,425
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 08, 2015
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $28.95 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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IObit's Driver Booster 2 scans your PC for out-of-date drivers and updates them for you. It can scan automatically when you launch a program or when you connect a device. Or you can set fixed intervals for scans and update drivers one by one or all at once with a single click. Updates to Driver Booster 2 include faster downloads and an all-new user interface with skins.

Pros

Safe: Driver Booster 2 can back up drivers, create restore points before installing updates, and show only WHQL-tested drivers. The Ignored list comes in handy when older PCs and components can't use the latest drivers.

Fast and easy: In our tests, Driver Booster 2 downloaded and installed drivers much faster than we could -- assuming we would even have been aware of all the updates our system needed.

Reboot: Not sure if or when to reboot when updating drivers? Driver Booster 2 will tell you and do it automatically, if you tell it to in the program's settings.

Game-centric: Driver Booster 2 can identify gaming components and tweak drivers for improved gaming performance.

Cons

Alarming: Warnings about the risks posed by some out-of-date drivers seemed a bit dramatic.

Double-check: Some drivers that had downloaded and installed as a package required updating individually, even after rebooting. Fortunately, rescanning is fast and easy.

Bottom Line

Less-experienced users may get the greatest benefit from IObit Driver Booster 2, but even advanced users will appreciate its ability to update system drivers with the greatest of ease.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 1
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  • All Versions

    4.4

    out of 303 votes

    • 5 star 235
    • 4 star 24
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 27
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5 stars

"Kit?n? program-sok id?t megtakarít keresgélésböl!"

January 25, 2015  |  By jozsefkaroly.nagy.5

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.1.2.20

Pros

Egy kattintással be lehet állítani,azóta frissek a drivereim.

Cons

manuálisan kell frissíteni.

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5 stars

"Does what it says on the tin!"

January 18, 2015  |  By spajones

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.1.2.20

Pros

After an initial installation problem Technical Support responded quickly to the bug report I submitted and the advice and link provided solved the problem. On a three month old pc it has updated 8 drivers! As far as I am concerned I think that this is an essential piece of software for all pc's

Cons

Other than the initial installation problem I have experienced no other cons.

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3 stars

"Performs mostly well..."

January 17, 2015

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.1.2.20

Pros

Thoroughly scans drivers and updating is very simple as it does all of the work for you. Very useful, especially for older computers where the owner has never updated anything.

Cons

Sometimes installs incorrect driver causing harm to the computer. On a few occasions, installation, or attempted installation of incorrect drivers crashed my computer and I believe it may have done permanent software damage to Windows 7 as now I'm having startup issues on a fairly regular basis. I've yet to identify which driver is causing the issue but it is definitely since I've been using Driver Booster 1 and 2. Short of reinstalling Windows, which is a major hassle due to the amount of time it takes, there seems to be nothing I can do at this time, which compounds to the frustration. I've already reinstalled my old drivers from the backup however, issues still persist.

Summary

I'm giving this 3 of 5 stars as it does what it claims however, with the risk of incorrect drivers harming the computer, I cannot recommend it. Risk of computer failure which can lead to countless hours of time is just not worth it. I'd recommend that if you're not having any issues with your current drivers, you DO NOT need the latest driver, no matter the claims anyone makes. As with any software that claims to repair and/or modify your computer in any way, use with extreme caution. Be sure to check that your old drivers are correctly backed up in a location you can easily refer back to.

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5 stars

"Outstanding software, has my PC acting like new again!"

January 11, 2015  |  By kbonanny

 |  Version: Driver Booster 2 2.1.2.20

Pros

Easy to install, very simple to utilize, very effective in cleaning up my PC, speeding it up and correcting a few issues I had with it.

Cons

None to date.

Summary

If you are in need of this type of software...I highly recommend this. I am amazed at how easy it is to use and how effective it has been with my PC. Night and day difference to say the least.
I am not a PC expert by any means, but have a relatively good working understanding of how to do everything with one that I need to do. Having software available like this allows me to keep my older PC humming....being disabled and on a fixed budget, this is a great way to do so and beats having to buy a new one every few years!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.1.2.20
A bug-fixing release.
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date January 07, 2015
Date Added January 08, 2015
Version 2.1.2.20
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.11MB
File Name driver_booster_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,619,425
Downloads Last Week 132,848
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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