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Driver Genius

Editors' Review

by   / October 31, 2014

Driver Genius scans your PC for out-of-date drivers and updates them automatically or on demand. You can schedule scans, back up and restore drivers, monitor hardware, and even boost your system's performance for gameplay.

Pros

Back up and restore: Driver Genius can back up and restore drivers automatically. It's no substitute for a full system backup, but it might be able to restore missing or corrupted drivers without requiring a major system rollback.

Hardware monitoring: The Options dialog's Monitoring tab includes basic but welcome temperature monitoring and alerts for CPU, graphics cards, and hard drives.

Game Booster: The bundled Game Booster can temporarily optimize PC resources for gaming performance and return it to normal settings when you're done.

Cons

Scan only: The trial version of Driver Genius will scan your system and (probably) find out-of-date drivers. But to update them, you must buy the software, so you really can't try out the trial.

False positives: Some of the drivers that Driver Genius flagged for updates were already up-to-date, including our chipset and graphics drivers.

Bottom Line

If the idea of updating your PC drivers manually doesn't appeal, Driver Genius' automatic features and support options are very welcome. However, not being able to try the software first is a real drawback.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Driver Genius 14.0.0.361.

What do you need to know about free software?

Editors' Review

by   / October 31, 2014

Driver Genius scans your PC for out-of-date drivers and updates them automatically or on demand. You can schedule scans, back up and restore drivers, monitor hardware, and even boost your system's performance for gameplay.

Pros

Back up and restore: Driver Genius can back up and restore drivers automatically. It's no substitute for a full system backup, but it might be able to restore missing or corrupted drivers without requiring a major system rollback.

Hardware monitoring: The Options dialog's Monitoring tab includes basic but welcome temperature monitoring and alerts for CPU, graphics cards, and hard drives.

Game Booster: The bundled Game Booster can temporarily optimize PC resources for gaming performance and return it to normal settings when you're done.

Cons

Scan only: The trial version of Driver Genius will scan your system and (probably) find out-of-date drivers. But to update them, you must buy the software, so you really can't try out the trial.

False positives: Some of the drivers that Driver Genius flagged for updates were already up-to-date, including our chipset and graphics drivers.

Bottom Line

If the idea of updating your PC drivers manually doesn't appeal, Driver Genius' automatic features and support options are very welcome. However, not being able to try the software first is a real drawback.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Driver Genius 14.0.0.361.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 20.0.0.108

Version 20.0.0.108: 1. New System Cleanup: The System Cleanup helps you to clean up various junk files, log files and kinds of browser cookies in your system automatically to free up disk space and protect your privacy. The other function of System Cleanup is 'Uninstall Apps' that can help you to uninstall some per-installed apps you don't need from Windows 8/8.1/10. This tool can uninstall them to give you back a lightly system. Of course, you can also restore them at anytime. 2. System Booster: Add 30+ new optimization items to improve further system performance.

Improvements: 1. Extended driver database - Support for over 1,500,000+, optimized the data structure and increased the scanning speed. 2. Automatically clean up temporary files after updating drivers. 3. New user interface: fully support 4K / 5K HD resolution and high DPI. 4. Optimized download components, the maximum download speed can be increased by 100%. 5. All drivers will be updated to DCH driver to maximize the reliability and serviceability of your system.

General

Publisher DriverSoft
Publisher web site http://www.driver-soft.com/
Release Date February 04, 2020
Date Added February 09, 2020
Version 20.0.0.108

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/Server 2016/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 22.82MB
File Name DG_Setup.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 557,346
Downloads Last Week 38

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $22.95
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