Driver Booster

Driver Booster

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 382 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.0.477
  • Total Downloads:
    12,923,757
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 07, 2014
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $28.95 to buy (Buy it now)

Editors' Review

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IOBit's Driver Booster analyzes your PC for out-of-date drivers -- and updates them with a click. Cloud-based resources track the latest updates. Driver Booster is available in two versions: Driver Booster Free, which can automatically identify new updates and install them individually or all at once, and Driver Booster Pro, which does all that and more, including offering licenses and technical support for up to three computers. We tried Driver Booster Free in Windows 7.

Driver Booster's dark-toned user interface displayed all our system's drivers in its scan results, with those needing critical updates at the top of the list. It found updates for seven drivers, though most were chipset drivers that only required a single download, plus a timely update for our graphics card. Driver Booster's recommended mode downloads, unzips, and installs drivers in the background, minimizing the open windows and pop-ups that come with doing it the hard way. Updating our chipset drivers required a reboot, and Driver Booster can shut down your PC when it finishes, too. After rebooting, we rescanned our PC and got the all clear from Driver Booster. To keep it that way, we could launch Driver Booster at startup, schedule regular scans, add drivers to the Ignore List, and enable proxies and network log-ons in the Settings (check the User Manual for more information and support). The driver backup tool isn't active in the freeware, but that's OK because you back up your entire computer regularly, right? (You don't? Houston, we have a problem...)

It doesn't get much easier than this to make sure your system's drivers are up to date. IOBit's Driver Booster is a great addition to any user's toolbox -- even those who aren't sure what a driver does.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.0

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5 stars

"fixed all my drivers no problem very good software"

January 11, 2014  |  By everton44

 |  Version: Driver Booster 1.2.0.477

Pros

very easy to use does all the work for you

Cons

i havent found any problems as of yet

Summary

i have to say i have used a few driver scanners to update my pc drivers and this is far the best one with no effort and most
important no errors and anyone thinking of buying this i would say download the trial see what you think as i did and i purchased
full version same day as i was very happy

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5 stars

"Very good product to update your programs!"

January 10, 2014  |  By DamianGpl

 |  Version: Driver Booster 1.2.0.477

Pros

Driver Booster is a very good program which can help you to keep your files up to date. There's only one thing you have to do: click "SCAN" and Driver Booster will automatically find old programes and download newer versions. It simple to use!

Cons

I haven't found any problems yet.

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4 stars

"All-In-One Driver Update Solution."

January 10, 2014  |  By liveflow

 |  Version: Driver Booster 1.2.0.477

Pros

Quick scan. Easy to use interface. Driver rating system. All-in-one type of tool. One click download and install of driver updates.

Cons

Annoying roll back to previous driver version needed when certain driver update fails.

Summary

Good product. Few improvements needed though in order to get an outstanding rating status.

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5 stars

"The Best on Their Field"

January 10, 2014  |  By Lugo_Coll

 |  Version: Driver Booster 1.2.0.477

Pros

EASY TO USE JUST ONE CLICK AND ALL DRIVERS WILL BE UPTODATE
GOOD LOOKING INTERFACES
NO NEED COMPUTER EXPERIENCES FOR USING
VERY INFORMATIVE ABOUT DRIVERS
OVER ALL AFTER UPDATES YOU WILL GET GOOD GAME PERFORMANCE
FAST DOWNLOAD SPEED AND INSTALLITION
BETTER THAN SLIMDRIVER

Cons

needs database enhancement
When you want to download it want to install "IObit Toolbar" I think they should stop this toolbar installition in their best programs

Summary

Let's give it a try, I guarantee you you cannot leave with it :-)

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3 stars

"Sometimes works well"

January 08, 2014  |  By kfmachinisu

 |  Version: Driver Booster 1.2.0.477

Pros

Clear interface if you can ignore the obtrusive ads for the paid version. Software works efficiently when its database of drivers is accurate. Apparently, the authors are working to improve the accuracy of the database. Greatly eases the process of updating drivers (when it works properly). Automatically creates a restore point before updating a Windows 7 machine.

Cons

The nags contained in the free version make it difficult to notice that the software is doing anything during the driver update process, potentially leading the user to abandon the update in the middle. Although the driver updates installed by the software on my HP desktop appear to have worked flawlessly, an earlier version of the program installed updates to my custom Windows 7 machine that disabled the sound and video. Driver Booster correctly identified my hardware components, but probably its database is unaware of whatever customizations some mainboard manufacturers have made to those components, resulting in an update that did not work. The restore point created by Driver Booster made it easy to roll back the system to its pre-update state; but the fact remains that the software worked for only one of two of my machines. The version of Driver Booster that failed me is not the current one, and the Driver Booster folks claim they have since refined their database, so ....??

Summary

Automatic driver update packages are tricky to create because of the extreme number of small variations between different implementations of various components that utilize drivers. My past experience with driver update packages has not been encouraging. Driver Booster has done better than the one or two others I have tried in the past, but a user may still need to be knowledgeable about how to roll back his or her system in case a driver update turns out not to work for their specific machine.

Driver Booster is more likely to find driver updates for a machine than one will ever learn about from the machine manufacturer. So, if you are interested in improving your drivers, this package might be worth a try, especially since it's a big job to seek out driver updates on your own.

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1 stars

"Has numerous junk add ons."

January 08, 2014  |  By mwjeweb

 |  Version: Driver Booster 1.2.0.477

Pros

Don't know. Quickly uninstalled after seeing all of the junk associated with this software.

Cons

Download of updated driver was "extremely" slow unless one upgrades (assume at a cost). Stopped update 1% and uninstalled
Be careful with the initial install otherwise you will be changing your internet home page and have other unwanted changes.

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5 stars

"Fixed so many annoying problems with my win 7 64 bit"

January 07, 2014

 |  Version: Driver Booster 1.2.0.477

Pros

I have a lot of hardware and software and have been running this machine for years. A lot of usb stuff and three monitors kind of made it unstable and no amount of Glary could fix it. Installed this Driver Booster skeptically and tried on update. It went fine so I gambled and did them all. Seems to have fixed all problems. Hard to believe but so far so good.

Cons

Typical Adware dodge.

Summary

Awesome and I will remember to use it from time to time.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.2.0.477
  • Greatly Enhanced the Success Rate of Driver Installation by Employing the Brand New Driver Installation Engine
  • Added White Skin and Improved other GUI
  • Expanded the Database with Higher Matching Accuracy
  • Added More Driver Details Information
  • Optimized the Algorithm of WHQL Test Identification
  • Optimized the Download Error Judgment
  • Fixed the System Matching Error in Compatibility Mode
  • Fixed the Compatibility Problem with Dolby Home Theatre
  • Fixed the Backup Failure Problem
  • Fixed Minor Bugs
  • Added Support for Hebrew, Thai, Ukrainian, and Hrvatski
General
Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date January 07, 2014
Date Added January 07, 2014
Version 1.2.0.477
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.25MB
File Name driver_booster_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,923,757
Downloads Last Week 452,621
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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