5 Free Driver Updater To Find and Install Device Drivers

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Here are 5 free driver updater software to find and install device drivers.

All these software will automatically start the scanning to find out outdated or missing drivers. Most of these software can automatically download and install those drivers without spending a single penny. Some of them can also help to repair the corrupted drivers, if possible. With updated drivers, your PC will run smoothly, and perform better than before. From BIOS to HDD, flash drive to mouse & keyboard, card readers to webcam, etc., these software are handy to find suitable drivers. You must restart your PC after updating the drivers. Lets start the with the first free driver updater software listed here ‘DriveTheLife’.

Note: This article was completely updated on 27th Feb 2015.

DriveTheLife

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DriveTheLife is my personal favorite driver updater software in this list. When you will launch this software, it will automatically start the scanning, find any outdated, missing, or corrupt drivers, and install the suitable drivers. One more interesting thing about this software is that it can also provide you the list of official and WHQL tested drivers. From that list, you can choose any driver for the installation.

Apart from these interesting features, this software could be useful to repair any corrupted driver. Moreover, it also provides feature to automatically backup your drivers before it starts updating them. So even if updated driver causes any problem, you can easily restore drivers from the backup. All these features have made it an advanced driver updater software.

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Driver Booster

Driver Booster

Driver Booster is also a great driver updater software. It automatically detects outdated drivers and installs those drivers in a single-click. Option to install drivers one by one is also available. Unfortunately, option to back up drivers is not available. However, it can automatically create system restore point before updating the drivers to overcome from any problem.

Other important features available in this software are: add devices to ignored list to escape the scanning for drivers, view detailed information of a particular driver, view list of UpToDate drivers, etc.

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DriverPack Solution

DriverPack Solution

DriverPack Solution is another handy software in this list. When the automatic scan is completed by this software, it will show the list of drivers that can be installed. You can install and update all drivers together or can select the required drivers.

Apart from this main feature, it supports feature to update the installed software which is not possible with any other software in this list. So your device drivers as well installed software or programs will remain up to date using this software. Feature to backup the installed drivers and restore Windows, whenever needed, is also available. While running it for the very first time, it provides a wizard to easily understand this software. You can follow or skip that wizard.

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Device Doctor

Device Doctor- interface

Device Doctor is also a good software to automatically scans your PC for outdated or missing drivers. However, it doesn’t let you automatically download and install the drivers from its interface. Instead of this, it opens a webpage, and let you download the zip file of the particular driver selected by you from the scanned results.

This software has feature to schedule scanning for a particular date and time which makes it different from other software available in this list. Moreover, you can also enable option to start scanning your PC for missing drivers in idle mode. There is no feature to create backup or system restore point using this software. So you need to manually create the restore point to handle any problem.

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DriverIdentifier

DriverIdentifier

DriverIdentifier (for non-commercial and private use) is the last software in this list to download device drivers for free. However, process to get drivers is a bit long. It first scans your PC by sending the information to servers and generates an HTML report of all drivers. After this, you have to open that HTML file in a web browser to see the details of all drivers that needs update and can be downloaded. Finally, you have to create a free account (or login with Facebook or Google account) to download the zip archive of required driver. Although, it is time-consuming, but not a bad option to get the free solution of outdated or missing drivers.

For a particular device, a huge list of available drivers from different vendors is presented to you. You can download the driver of any vendor.

Conclusion:

These all software worked absolutely fine for me and I was able to easily find and update outdated or missing drivers. However, if I had to recommend only software from this list, my answer would have been ‘DriveTheLife’ software. Almost all the features are provided by this software to increase the life of your hardware devices.

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  • Rachael Jones

    Thanks for wasting my time. Did you bother to research your article at all, or did you just base your article on product advertising? Not one single one of these downloads is free! Sure, they will all install and tell me what drivers are out of date, but then each and every one of them requires me to register and pay a monthly fee before they will download the drivers! The exact same plot as every other paid app. As an article writer myself, I am very disgusted with the lack of honesty and research performed in this article. If they were free at the time of publishing the writer has a duty to remove it, and is just as liable. Please be responsible for your work!

    Sincerely,
    Rachael M Jones

    • ishan_ilovefreesoftware

      @Rachel Jones: Hello :) Thanks for sharing this info. Yes, we check all the software before publishing, and we did same in this case as well. When we find out that the software is not free anymore, we update the article. Only way to find that out is from readers like you (we have written about thousands of software till date; I am sure you are not expecting us to keep checking all of them regularly). I will get all of these checked again and will get the article updated. Meanwhile, you can try Driver Booster ( http://www.ilovefreesoftware.com/26/windows/driver-updater-automatically-download-update-missing-drivers.html). This one I tested very recently and I know it is free (has some paid options as well).

      • liecyofc

        DriveTheLife seems totally free without paid option. I used it and it updated drivers, backed up drivers for me totally free. I think I love this software.

  • Marko Ljubevski

    Good job!

  • angry man

    fucking asshole….hope you die mother fucker….you faggot…shit on your mother cuz made an fucking idiot like you….where is the free one?????….bastard