Driver Genius Professional Edition 2009

Driver Genius Professional Edition 2009

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 98 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.0.0.186
  • Total Downloads:
    476,295
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 09, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (Driver download disabled); $29.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    12.97MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    832
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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The process of backing up and restoring numerous drivers is fairly simple with this application. Generally, we like to see a setup wizard for easy configuration, but this one isn't any different from its manual configuration. On the other hand, Driver Genius Professional only has a few features so its straightforward interface is easy to use. With it, you can backup, restore, and uninstall drivers. The program's functions are available in six languages for managing your currently installed device drivers and available updates, although you can't download drivers in this version. You can opt to store your backup folder as a ZIP or EXE; however, we discovered that restoration is limited to video and network cards in the trial version. Nevertheless, anyone looking to backup all or parts of their system should give this 15-day trial utility a try.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 10 votes

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

    2.9

    out of 98 votes

    • 5 star 21
    • 4 star 19
    • 3 star 15
    • 2 star 13
    • 1 star 30
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4 stars

"easy to use"

April 17, 2010  |  By khvaughan

 |  Version: Driver Genius Professional Edition 2009 9.0.0.186

Pros

simple to download and install for non-experts

Cons

total ease of installation of drivers . great advance on early product

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5 stars

"Amazing life saver"

April 16, 2010  |  By matthew_despain

 |  Version: Driver Genius Professional Edition 2009 9.0.0.186

Pros

Finds all drivers based on device hardware id.

Cons

nothing at all.

Summary

I've used this program on several computers ad it has save my life on all of them. I highly recommend it for all IT Professionals.

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2 stars

"good telling what is out of date - bad getting updates"

February 13, 2010

 |  Version: Driver Genius Professional Edition 2009 9.0.0.186

Pros

Good for backing up drivers before a re-format.

Cons

Very poor at retreiving driver updates (see below) Also lists drivers you don't need - such as touchpad driver updates when you are on a desktop machine and don't have a touch-pad

Summary

Generally speaking it will find a bunch of drivers that need to be updated. It tries to download these. It will check Download Site one - nothing doing. Check Download Site two - nothing doing. (it has never found anything on download sites one and two - ever). Spends a long time checking site three. It may locate the drivers, but nine times out of ten it will bomb out after a few percent, or will fail to start the download. It will not recover and maybe get them later (although you can try again from scratch later). I expect better from a paid-for utility.

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4 stars

"Easy to use. Does all the heavy lifting."

January 01, 2010  |  By rothcopy

 |  Version: Driver Genius Professional Edition 2009 9.0.0.186

Pros

Much better than trying to update drivers using the DELL service. It does what its name says

Cons

None for me.

Summary

Get it.

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5 stars

"Decent Company, Good Product"

December 29, 2009  |  By Nick_Ohio

 |  Version: Driver Genius Professional Edition 2009 9.0.0.186

Pros

For some reason, all the prior driver finder programs I've tried before were kind of shady - I mean the "companies" that were selling them had other software for sale, like one for example had Fire Fox for sale. =/

Plus this one works well.

Cons

What some others have mentioned, listing drivers as defunct when they weren't.

Summary

I would recommend it. Except my friends and family wouldn't begin to understand why they need drivers. They wouldn't understand the term "driver".

Updated on Mar 17, 2010

I bought the PRO in September, I reinstalled it today, for some reason, the registration code is wrong. I chat with Mitch at Avanquest (not too friendly -- anything else? anything else?) He gave me a new reg number that did not work. When I told him, he asked if I was putting the dashes in, a sentence or two earlier I told him I was copying and pasting from the chat window. So, he gave me two download addresses to get a new copy. Neither one worked. So, I have a product I paid full price for, a new download of the same product, and two registration codes that don't work. Mitch didn't want to wait to see if it all worked, even though I asked him to. Anything else? Anything else? Anything ELSE?

Updated on Mar 17, 2010

I bought the PRO in September, I reinstalled it today, for some reason, the registration code is wrong. I chat with Mitch at Avanquest (not too friendly -- anything else? anything else?) He gave me a new reg number that did not work. When I told him, he asked if I was putting the dashes in, a sentence or two earlier I told him I was copying and pasting from the chat window. So, he gave me two download addresses to get a new copy. Neither one worked. So, I have a product I paid full price for, a new download of the same product, and two registration codes that don't work. Mitch didn't want to wait to see if it all worked, even though I asked him to. Anything else? Anything else? Anything ELSE?

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3 stars

"It doesn't have all the features I need"

December 19, 2009  |  By slixis

 |  Version: Driver Genius Professional Edition 2009 9.0.0.186

Pros

It states that all my drivers are up to date. What can I say.

Cons

I like to be able to send a message to a person if the suggestions on their help list do not apply. This doesn't have that option.

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1 stars

"The download sites for the updates do not work"

December 19, 2009  |  By bailey08

 |  Version: Driver Genius Professional Edition 2009 9.0.0.186

Pros

The program gives a lost of the drivers that need to be updated

Cons

It is almost impossible to get the download sites to download the dirver updates

Summary

I would not recommend that anyone buy this product.

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4 stars

"It is easy to use"

December 18, 2009  |  By zoneman011

 |  Version: Driver Genius Professional Edition 2009 9.0.0.186

Pros

It is quick and easy and does an excellent job of finding drivers that need updating.

Cons

I have a paid version and it did not let me use my serial number to log in after I updated the version

Summary

I paid for my softwear and it did not let my serial number work after to updataing. I don't know if I still have the paid version or a trial version. My paid version does not expire until june of 2010. Not happy with how the update went.

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5 stars

"Finally someone created a Driver Updater that works."

December 16, 2009  |  By rando

 |  Version: Driver Genius Professional Edition 2009 9.0.0.186

Pros

In the past I have tried at least at least 4 of these Driver Updaters from various companies and have been disappointed every time. Usually they tried to update my drivers and crashed my computer...This one actually works. I love it and paid for it.

Cons

Nothing yet...works as advertised.

Summary

I like it...I use it and I bought it.

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5 stars

"Save yourself a lot of legwork ..."

December 14, 2009  |  By mwkirchner

 |  Version: Driver Genius Professional Edition 2009 9.0.0.186

Pros

One of the hardest things to do on your computer is to keep all the drivers up to date. Oh yeah ... you can go to every site, every day ... or you can use Driver Genius Professional Edition 9. Talk about taking the legwork out of updates.

Cons

I have been running this for about 2 weeks now and I have not had any problems. I can not find any cons to this program as of yet.

Summary

I downloaded this and was just using the trial version. Once I saw what it could do .. I immediately went back and got the Pro edition. Well worth the money. I just loaded Windows 7 Professional on my computer (clean install) and wanted to make sure I stay up to date on software & hardware. I was so pleased the way that DGPE9 was able to go online and find ALL my drivers that are compatible with this new OS. I am not saying I could not have done it without this program, what I am saying is why spend all that time going from site to site to get them? Why not just be one click away and everything is in front of you. I am very pleased with this program and think you will be too.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.0.0.186
Version 9.0.0.186 enhances hardware identify function, accelerate the hardware scan speed, reduces the reconnection wait time after downloading fail.
General
Publisher DriverSoft
Publisher web site http://www.driver-soft.com/
Release Date December 09, 2009
Date Added December 09, 2009
Version 9.0.0.186
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 12.97MB
File Name DG_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 476,295
Downloads Last Week 832
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Driver download disabled
Price $29.95

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