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Driver Booster for Windows

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Key Details of Driver Booster

  • Driver Booster Free handles various updates for your computer, keeping your computer to stay up-to-date.
  • This program is made for everyone. Whether you know a lot about computers or just starting, you can update all your drivers with a simple click.
  • Driver Booster Free won't slow down your computer. It's designed to work smoothly with Windows, making your experience hassle-free.
  • It tells you which parts of your computer need updates, preventing problems and ensuring everything works smoothly.

Editors' Review

Download.com staff

IOBit's Driver Booster analyzes your PC for out-of-date drivers -- and updates them with a click.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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Full Specifications

+ Expanded driver database to support more devices
+ Added more game driver updates for better game performance, such as THE FINALS, Squad, Fortnite Chapter 5, and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
+ Optimized install process for a smoother experience
+ More user-friendly UI
+ Fixed known bugs
January 16, 2024
Latest update
January 16, 2024
Operating System
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 11, Windows 7
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Developer's Description

Update device drivers, improve system compatibility, and boost gaming performance with one click.

Driver Booster is a must-to-have utility designed to update all outdated drivers on Windows. As we all know, those obsolete drivers may adversely affect the PC performance and even cause system crashes. Developed by IObit, Driver Booster provides the best one-click solution to rapidly and securely update outdated drivers, install missing drivers, and fix incorrect drivers. Apart from updating drivers, Driver Booster also introduces several powerful tools to increase the system compatibility and stability.

What makes Driver Booster so attractive?
  • Fully Supported Windows 11As soon as Microsoft introduces Windows 11 to the world, IObit makes Driver Booster fully support Windows 11.
  • Very Large Driver Database (8, 000,000+)While providing millions of driver updates, Driver Booster ensures all the drivers provided are from official websites or Windows and have passed WHQL and strict IObit Review Rules. These certified drivers can be updated without worries about system or security problems.
  • Automatically Scan and UpdateYou can create a scheduler to scan at a fixed frequency or at each Windows startup. Meanwhile, it saves you plenty of effort and time by checking the checkbox “Automatically update drivers while the system is idle”. It totally frees you from checking the status of drivers and driver updates one by one.
  • Powerful ToolsNo sound, bad resolution, and no internet connection are probably the headache for all PC users. With IObit cutting-edge technology, Driver Booster employs its foolproof Tools: Fix No Sound, Fix Network Failure, Fix Bad Resolution, Fix Device Error, etc. These tools must be one of the greatest achievements of Driver Booster. It becomes a child’s play to fix those general PC handicaps.
  • Mighty Backup & RestoreNo one can guarantee there would be never a problem if you update the driver. To minimize the bad effect of any unexpected troubles caused by driver updates, Driver Booster provides mighty strategies, including backing up the drivers, creating a system restore point. With these, you can reverse the update or restore the system to fix the troubles.
  • Offline Driver UpdaterWhat if a computer has no Internet connection? Driver Booster can also help you fix the problem caused by drivers. Offline Driver Updater is employed for those computers without internet connection, especially for newly installed Windows computers.
  • Ultimate Gaming ExperienceApart from fixing general problems caused by drivers, Driver Booster can also bring gaming experience to a higher level. It not only provides necessary game drivers, but also offers Game Boost which can optimize PC performance for better gaming.

In summary, Driver Boost is supposed to be the first choice when you need a driver update tool no matter whether it is used to improve PC performance or get better gaming experience.