Driver Booster

Driver Booster

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 240 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:
6,286,435
Downloads Last Week:
107,330
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IOBit's Driver Booster analyzes your PC for out-of-date drivers -- and updates them with a click.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 User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.4

    out of 240 votes

    • 5 star: 186
    • 4 star: 21
    • 3 star: 8
    • 2 star: 5
    • 1 star: 20
  • Current Version:

    4.7

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star: 29
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 3 stars

    "A Driver Updater That Actually Works?"

    September 19, 2014   |   By saif_msn

    Version: Driver Booster 1.5.0.60

    Pros

    A Driver Updater That Actually Works, Good Job IObit...

    Cons

    I'd Really Wanted The Software To Download The Setup Packages Of The Drivers, Instead It Downloads In Some Strange Format That Only This Particular Software Can Run... May Be I'm Missing Something?

    Summary

    Keep It Up...

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  • 5 stars

    "Quick and easy download, easy to use."

    September 18, 2014   |   By TsoVille

    Version: Driver Booster 1.5.0.60

    Pros

    Quick and easy download, easy to use.

    Cons

    No cons from what I can see.

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  • 5 stars

    "Another Winner!"

    September 14, 2014   |   By red_1953

    Version: Driver Booster 1.5.0.60

    Pros

    A really fantastic upgrade. I updated my system to Win7, and the built-in windows update missed some serious updates. Driver Booster 2 Beta cleaned up the misses, and my system is working better than new. Keep up the great work guys! I also have the ASC Ultimate 7 and that has never missed a beat either. Thanks again for the great work!

    Cons

    Nothing that I could find

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  • 5 stars

    "Best Driver Update Software Ever!"

    September 13, 2014

    Version: Driver Booster 1.5.0.60

    Pros

    This is by far the best driver updating program out there. It has a sleek almost futuristic design with one click
    updating. I updated 10 drivers at once with no problems, most driver updaters limit you to the amount of drivers
    you can do in a certain amount of time but iobit you definitely nailed this one.

    Cons

    No cons what so ever.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best driver updater I know"

    September 13, 2014

    Version: Driver Booster 1.5.0.60

    Pros

    Silent installation, download speed, efficient scan.
    I also tried the version 2 beta which will provide the best multiple driver update you can have.
    Seriously. You launch the scan, it says for example 8 drivers oudated, you click update, and it's done. There is really no way to make it easier.
    Also they give you other useful scan/update updates (java etc...) as a bonus.

    Cons

    If I have to think about a con, hum... I really don't know. It makes what I want and it makes it well. Sorry no cons detected.

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  • 5 stars

    "It works Great!"

    September 11, 2014   |   By boggsab

    Version: Driver Booster 1.5.0.60

    Pros

    It detects drivers other programs don't.
    Its very fast.
    It doesn't download old drivers just the new ones.
    It will auto update by your preferences or you can choose to do it manually.

    Cons

    None at this time.

    Summary

    This is the best, most accurate and fastest Driver Update program I have ever used and I have used many. As a PC Tech. running my own business my equipment must stay in great working order. I dont have a lot of time to spend hunting down drivers every time an update comes available. With alot of Driver Upate programs I have used in the past they detect what is suppossed to be out of date drivers and when trying to update them the drivers that the program tries to install are older than the current drivers I have installed, so I receive the old faithful error message, therfore I waste most of my time searching the internet just to find out my drivers are actually up to date. This program showed the drivers that were out of date and I just clicked it and went about my business while it updated. When I came back all my drivers were good to go. After a quick reboot (because I had it set to manual reboot rather than auto) I was worry free on my drivers. This is an absolute must have to make sure your computer is working top notch and will eliminate a lot of future problems and frustration caused by out of date drivers that can have one scratching their head trying to figure out why an issue is happening. I will definitely continue using this program and will reccomend it to all of my clients. You all have made a great product and made my life much easier, Thank you very much.

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  • 5 stars

    "Simply Amazing!!!"

    September 10, 2014   |   By trafou

    Version: Driver Booster 1.5.0.60

    Pros

    It works extremely well and is so easy to use. Keep up the GREAT work!!! Thank you!!

    Cons

    Truly Flawless!!!

    Summary

    Flawless...Thank you!!

    Updated on Sep 10, 2014

    Again...Simply Amazing!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "The best driver updater"

    September 09, 2014   |   By mycousinvinnyrx

    Version: Driver Booster 1.5.0.60

    Pros

    It is fast,efficient,accurate, and safe--I tried every driver updater on the internet-Driver booster is by far the very best

    Cons

    Can't find any

    Summary

    The best driver updater on the market--I installed it on all of my computers

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  • 5 stars

    "The greatest Driver Downloader!"

    September 09, 2014

    Version: Driver Booster 1.5.0.60

    Pros

    I love this program, not only Driver Booster, all iobit products are awesome and they get better within each update! My only suggestion to this program is just to expand the database for more driver update so it can easily detect the deepest drivers that are outdated...
    Daniel from Croatia

    Cons

    Absolutely NO cons!

    Summary

    The best version of this program is Driver Booster 2 Beta 2! even though it's a Beta, the program is much mroe powerful than any other Driver Updater I know! Best Product to optimize your drivers to the Maximum and have a smooth experience!

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  • 5 stars

    "Another Great product from Iobit !!!"

    September 08, 2014   |   By scorpion6919

    Version: Driver Booster 1.5.0.60

    Pros

    I havent tried the beta version of driver booster yet but I have several other free products you offer and im very pleased with them! One thing in particular is that when downloading any of your products im very happy that you dont try to sneak in software I dont need , many other sites are doing this and its really annoying . When I try to download a app and next thing i know is my home page has changed and search provider ........ when i didnt want any of these. But with obit you only get what you wanted to download , thank you , Peter

    Cons

    None that I know of.

    Summary

    Im very happy that I found Iobit !!They have many products that do a great job and are very easy to use !!!

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