Driver Booster

Driver Booster

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 216 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.5.0.60
File Size:
19.14MB
Date Added:
August 07, 2014
Price:
Free; paid upgrade available; $28.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1
Total Downloads:
5,931,525
Downloads Last Week:
218,245
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

IOBit's Driver Booster analyzes your PC for out-of-date drivers -- and updates them with a click.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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  • All Versions:

    4.4

    out of 216 votes

    • 5 star: 164
    • 4 star: 21
    • 3 star: 7
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 19
  • Current Version:

    4.5

    out of 11 votes

    • 5 star: 9
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5 stars

    "Not excellent, simply THE BEST"

    August 26, 2014   |   By geomazo

    Version: Driver Booster 1.5.0.60

    Pros

    The more I use it, the more I appreciate that it is a more complete products, not only for the Games drivers, it has a smaller
    footprint impact on the pc registry: 1 entry instead of 150 approx. for version 1.4.
    It is a very valuable product, better than any other competitors' so far used.

    Cons

    I do not see any so far

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  • 5 stars

    "pretty good freeware!!"

    August 24, 2014   |   By HussarGutmann

    Version: Driver Booster 1.5.0.60

    Pros

    My summary is this : This APP is fully awesome

    Cons

    I do not have any problem with it

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  • 5 stars

    "It's FREE and Saves Time"

    August 23, 2014   |   By SignedAdam01

    Version: Driver Booster 1.5.0.60

    Pros

    It's FREE,
    Saves Time

    Cons

    You do have to pay to upgrade for faster speeds, and a bigger data base

    Summary

    It's an amazing tool, to get your computer up and working again,

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  • 5 stars

    "Top program well build"

    August 22, 2014   |   By jodelo54

    Version: Driver Booster 1.5.0.60

    Pros

    Its easy to install
    Easy to use
    Uses nearly no system recources
    Its fast
    And off course its free

    Cons

    I can not think of one

    Summary

    What a very nice program this is. It took care of all my driver problems in a matter of 5 minutes. I can not believe this program is free to use. I used other programs before wich cost a lot of money and did not get the results i had with driver booster.
    I would recommend this piece of freeware to everybody out there.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works smoothly, works well, works without exception"

    August 20, 2014   |   By TariqOrton

    Version: Driver Booster 1.5.0.60

    Pros

    performs all functions i need.

    Cons

    I do not have any problem with it

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  • 4 stars

    "Awesome stuff. Impressive."

    August 20, 2014   |   By ctate78

    Version: Driver Booster 1.5.0.60

    Pros

    * Real fast.
    * Automatic downloads
    * Backs up the configurations before making any changes.
    * Eats far less RAM than other similar programs.

    Cons

    * Updated my audio drivers and they stopped working. Had to restore them to the previously configured state.

    Summary

    Much better than Driver max.

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  • 5 stars

    "New Driver Booster is faster then ever"

    August 19, 2014   |   By Doc121

    Version: Driver Booster 1.5.0.60

    Pros

    I/O Bit Utility's are the best for my gaming machine

    Cons

    Nothing at all negative with any of the Programs offered.

    Summary

    Highly recommend to all gamers to keep your machine fast!

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  • 5 stars

    "Awesome Technical Support!"

    August 14, 2014   |   By AJGaz1

    Version: Driver Booster 1.5.0.60

    Pros

    Technical support is extremely responsive and knows what they are doing. The new Beta version finds more needed drivers.

    Cons

    None that I can see any more.

    Summary

    I agreed to test the new Beta version. It worked fine on my WIN 7 and Win 8 computers. When I tried it on my XP computer is hung while trying to update 2 game drivers. I had to kill it with Task Manager. Also the "Feedback" button did not work. I emailed Tech Support and they asked me to run a program that collected data from my XP computer related to the problem. The next day I got an update and both problems were resolved. Keep up the good work. I have been using the released free version for a while and use there other products as well including Advanced System Care Pro. Thanks IOBit.

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  • 1 stars

    "Made dell laptop UNBOOTABLE"

    August 14, 2014   |   By dazle1

    Version: Driver Booster 1.5.0.60

    Pros

    none, nothing

    Cons

    I let driver booster update my laptop and when I rebooted , it refused to boot up. I cant roll back what it did unless I can get the laptop to boot so the unit is useless unless i wipe it !

    Summary

    Only use this program to see what needs updating, then manually check out if an update is for your computer, then manually update one driver at a time and reboot so if it screws up you will know what to roll back with a boot up disk.

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  • 5 stars

    ""VERY GOOD""

    August 10, 2014   |   By mpsrhavs.aravindhan

    Version: Driver Booster 1.5.0.60

    Pros

    I love it because the new appearance of driver booster is awesome and I have been using this for a long period of time and I found no problems and it does what it has to.It does not take up much memory while scanning and moreover I am pretty much happier with the beta version update and I now face no problem with updating my computer drivers manually...overall good, I am very much satisfied. And I am looking for the generic version ASAP...

    Cons

    I couldn't find any con's...

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