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RadarSync PC Updater 2013

CNET Editors' review

RadarSync PC Updater 2012 might be the easy way to keep your PC's drivers up to date, but its free trial disables its primary functionality. PC Updater scans your PC to identify its software and drivers, and then scans the Internet for updates and applies them one by one or all at once. While it's a free-to-try PC Updater, you still must register the program to apply the updates it identifies. That costs just under $25 but includes technical support (the interface even displays a toll-free, 24/7 support number).

PC Updater's user interface has controls for scanning your PC, backing up your current settings, and managing driver downloads. The program started scanning our system as soon as it opened, scanning some 150 devices in about 45 seconds and listing 14 available updates in the main list view. Each entry was identified by name and type and included Installation and Available dates, a Learn More link to additional information, and an Ignore button to exclude it from subsequent scans. The Status heading showed when the driver in question was last updated, and each entry had an Update Now button.

We clicked Update All, but a nag screen told us we'd have to register the program to update our drivers. Experience has taught us to update drivers individually, anyway, and many of the drivers PC Updater flagged were for chipsets, host controllers, and ports, which don't always update the same way as your browser or music player. But when we tried individual updates, we got the same nag screen. It seems you can't actually try PC Updater without buying it; you can only view the scan results. This is unfortunate, especially since PC Updater 2012 should appeal to users who lack the skills or desire to tinker "under the hood."

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of RadarSync PC Updater 2012 4.1.0.14931.

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All User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "RadarSync is the best driver updater"

    July 17, 2013  |   By anni2014

    Version: RadarSync PC Updater 2013 4.1.0.15322

    Pros

    Detects old drivers that there is no way we could find them by ourselves.

    Cons

    Costs money..

    Summary

    I think RadarSync just extended my windows 7 laptop in extra 1+ year :-)

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Gives no information about the drivers you are using"

    May 23, 2013  |   By rrmram

    Version: RadarSync PC Updater 2013 4.1.0.14931

    Pros

    Works quickly and seems to find the latest driver for everything that uses a driver.

    Cons

    Provides no information about the drivers that are installed and up to date. I wanted to know the version number of a particular driver but since it was up to date, the program wouldn't tell me.

    Summary

    Proved to be a real asset when "side grading" from a failing XP installation to Win 7.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "ignores devices which have no drivers"

    May 14, 2013  |   By mauricev

    Version: RadarSync PC Updater 2013 4.1.0.14931

    Pros

    It generally finds the right drivers for devices with existing drivers and it installs mostly behind the scenes automatically.

    Cons

    Totally ignores devices which have no drivers, which is just bizarre.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent and very easy to use"

    April 12, 2013  |   By fhdagord

    Version: RadarSync PC Updater 2013 4.1.0.14931

    Pros

    Easy to use; updated all of my drivers seamlessly. I have been trying to find a driver I needed for my wireless and could not find the right one. This software found it and a bunch of others I didn't know I needed. Believe it or not, my wireless/internet is actually much faster. I had been complaining that it was my neighbors or comcast causing the slowness, but it was actually fixed by getting the new driver.

    Cons

    none that i can see. Maybe that the scan takes a while.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "VERY good software!"

    November 14, 2012  |   By damneddle1

    Version: RadarSync PC Updater 2013 4.1.0.11897

    Pros

    VERY easy to use and it works!

    Cons

    None I that I encountered.

    Summary

    This software is just what I needed! You just click "Start Scan Now" and all the drivers that have available updates will show up. And with one click, you can update them all! This is very ideal especially for those who are not very computer savvy!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Sub-standard product."

    April 13, 2012  |   By geoffreybegg

    Version: RadarSync PC Updater 2013 4.0.0.11897

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    1,000 character limit prevents accurate description of this product. In sum, poor product, poor customer service.

    Summary

    Save your money

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Non existant customer service."

    April 4, 2012  |   By larry r--2008

    Version: RadarSync PC Updater 2013 4.0.0.11898

    Pros

    There is nothing good to say about this item.

    Cons

    The full version was paid for, but I was given the trial version. My e-mail requests for the full version were ignored 3 times. This is not worth the time and headache.

    Summary

    Don't waste your money.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Just Teaseware"

    April 4, 2012  |   By OGRastamon

    Version: RadarSync PC Updater 2013 4.0.0.11898

    Pros

    Scans for outdated drivers.

    Cons

    Doesn't really do anything until you get out your credit card.

    Summary

    I don't understand why anyone would give money to companies that use such a dishonest business model.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not too responsive when suggesting updates"

    April 1, 2012  |   By baketone

    Version: RadarSync PC Updater 2013 4.0.0.11897

    Pros

    I could not find any real useful words to give it credence.

    Cons

    gave many suggestions but was not helpful in updating drivers, only wanted to be paid for to update. Gave many suggestions for drivers that were up to date.

    Summary

    Got rid of it, not useful for average computer.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "RadarSync is a fantastic fantastic product"

    February 23, 2012  |   By MarcNaviel

    Version: RadarSync PC Updater 2013 3.7.0.17

    Pros

    Updates EVERY driver.
    User inteface that I UNDERSTAND
    Cheap..

    Cons

    Only one year subscription

    Summary

    RadarSync works for me - it detects my very many out-of-date drivers, and suggested new version for that, which is a huge time saver. I highly recommend!

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