Driver Genius

Driver Genius


Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 97 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
14.0.0.337
File Size:
12.89MB
Date Added:
June 20, 2014
Price:
Free to try (Update-disabled, scan only); $29.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
459,105
Downloads Last Week:
522
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

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  • All Versions:

    2.9

    out of 97 votes

    • 5 star: 20
    • 4 star: 19
    • 3 star: 15
    • 2 star: 13
    • 1 star: 30
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  • 1 stars

    "Waste of Money/Time/Support Stinks"

    March 10, 2014   |   By Tajatech

    Version: Driver Genius 14.0.0.326

    Pros

    It may have a few more drivers than free ones

    Cons

    Everything else. Cost is to great for the amount of updated drivers produced in one year.

    Summary

    All in all no better than the free versions of others. I paid for the program only to find out i had 3 updates for my system in an entire year and they were for network cards or usb devices. They are also rude as all get out when you ask a question. Shortly after i got the program someone stole my code that makes it go. I had no idea that had happened. I found out it had been installed on some 10 machines without my knowledge. Of course they shut the program off but i was then left with a program i paid for that didn't work. When i contacted them regarding the matter i basically got chewed out for something i had no control over. Very disappointing customer service. I do not know who hacked my network and stole it or if someone just figured out a crack or hack for it but i am out 30.00 for a program that never found anything anyways. So avoid it and go with slimdrivers free edition you will get just as many but you will not have had to pay for it. So its your choice. Not every driver on your machine requires updating. If your system is running and stable don't waste your time with this company and their program.

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  • 1 stars

    "Total Rubbish!"

    February 08, 2014   |   By xxxravin

    Version: Driver Genius 14.0.0.323

    Pros

    Does NOT Update Drivers so NO Pros

    Cons

    Total Rubbish

    Summary



    Updated on Feb 8, 2014

    This software now resides in recycle bin. I know for a fact that many of my drivers are out of date. Driver Genius(???) found ONE DRIVER out of date but could NOT find and install it!!!

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  • 1 stars

    "Driver Genius is TOTAL RUBBISH Doesn't Update"

    February 01, 2014   |   By xxxravin

    Version: Driver Genius Professional Edition 11.0.0.1112

    Pros

    NONE Waste of money

    Cons

    doesn't Work

    Summary

    I've just thrown money down the drain!!!

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  • 2 stars

    "Might Be a Thinly Veiled Scam"

    January 24, 2014   |   By Eyslie

    Version: Driver Genius 14.0.0.323

    Pros

    Scans for Driver Updates

    Cons

    Downloading Issues
    Updating Issues
    Pushy Customer Service

    Summary

    I am not exactly sure how I ended up purchasing this software. I needed to update my graphics card and I wasn't 100% how to do it and I eventually ended up at Driver Genius 11. I downloaded the software and realized, after it recognized certain drivers needed updating, that it was not going to do it for free. After this, I put off updating until I couldn't stand it any longer. I paid the $30 for the full version (which was my first mistake since the newest version costs the exact same). Once I had registered the key I tried updating my drivers and of course it did not work. Now I actually think this may have occurred on purpose to get me to contact them for support. I tried updating Driver Genius but nothing worked. So I found version 12 and tried to see if that would work but the key for Version 11 doesn't work for 12 so I was stuck and had to call customer service. I waited about 15 minutes before I got someone named "Andrew" to help me. He said he needed to use support.me to see what the problem was but if he didn't have a hidden agenda he could have simply given me a key for version 12 which would have most likely worked fine. Unfortunately, "Andrew" didn't have that information with him currently and had to access my computer to see the issue. After finding his real name was something else (not Andrew) I felt a little odd about the whole situation. However, I agreed to let him see what I was explaining but after he uninstalled version 12 and reinstalled version 11, it executed an error message. So he went somewhere I've never seen before to find all the error messages my computer has ever executed and said "Oh my God, this is insane, you have so many viruses..." etc etc which was a bunch of lies.

    After all of this here is the kicker for those who don't want to read my entire review: The guy on the phone says "Luckily we offer a service for you at a greatly discounted price that will speed up your computer. This is much cheaper than a professional would offer and it will be for the entire year unlimited. Only $250-regularly $499" To which I responded "No thank you I would just like a refund for the software that doesn't work on my computer" and he went on for another 10 minutes trying to push it on me and discount it further.

    At this point I know what he's trying to do and possibly what this software was created for to begin with. If it works, I have yet to see it and I'm sure there is better software out there. I made the mistake of not doing any research first but those of you who are smart, I say no to driver genius. I read some other similar reviews to mine out there about this software in all versions.

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  • 3 stars

    "A quite good program, seems slow."

    July 27, 2013   |   By muddy86

    Version: Driver Genius 12.0.0.1314

    Pros

    Ease of use, well described

    Cons

    Feels a little shaky in response

    Summary

    A reasonable program, but leaves me looking for an alternative.

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  • 1 stars

    "Not worth the download time,does absolutly nothing."

    January 05, 2013   |   By thepinkpantherlive

    Version: Driver Genius 12.0.0.1211

    Pros

    Finds update drivers?

    Cons

    Can not download or update driver unless you purchase product.This is just a big ploy to get you to buy it.I bought DG10.0 when it came out and it actually gave me some bad drivers.DO NOT RECOMMEND AT ALL.

    Summary

    REMEMBER ONE THING I SAID AND THEN YOU BOUGHT IT DON'T BLAME ME.PROFESSIONAL IT AND BUILDER.

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  • 4 stars

    "Driver Genius is genius! Quick and efficient."

    November 26, 2012   |   By Crazy-Case

    Version: Driver Genius 12.0.0.1211

    Pros

    Identifies and downloads drivers quickly.

    Cons

    Installs require individual attention.

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  • 1 stars

    "Buyer beware of this company"

    October 31, 2012   |   By Greg_Lyons

    Version: Driver Genius Professional Edition 11.0.0.1136

    Pros

    Installs without a fuss

    Cons

    Keeps listing the same drivers as outdated, even after the successful installation of the updated driver!

    Summary

    Beware of purchasing any software from Nova Development. If you require a future download of your purchased software and over 4 weeks has passed, your product key will no longer activate the product, UNLESS you purchase basically an insurance to keep your product key viable.
    This is unlike other companies that I have dealt with over the years who will actually assist their customers to reinstall their products.
    It would appear to me that Nova Development has no desire to maintain a repeat customer database, because I sure as %$*+^% won't buy any of their products in the future.

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  • 4 stars

    "Easy and comprehensive Driver Update Utility"

    April 23, 2012   |   By dejoyf

    Version: Driver Genius Professional Edition 11.0.0.1128

    Pros

    Easy to use
    Comprehensive system scan
    Compatibility with latest hardware and operating systems

    Cons

    Price
    Need to run several times to get all drivers installed

    Summary

    Spent days looking around for different drivers to optimize system and prevent browser crashes. This tool finally worked. Be sure to update software to latest version before updating drivers.

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  • 3 stars

    "Trial Version .. seems great so far"

    April 18, 2012   |   By hjc

    Version: Driver Genius Professional Edition 11.0.0.1128

    Pros

    Many driver updaters check 5-10-30-50 drivers. This says something over 300 and came back with more updates in the basics that others don't show.

    Cons

    Past reviews not very good

    Summary

    Maybe avanquest has got their act together as PowerDesk is so much better than in the past.

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