Here, are 5 free software to find device Drivers. These free software scan your PC to find any missing or outdated drivers. Then they provide options to download those drivers. Some of these software let you download drivers for free. Others tell you about missing drivers for free, but charge you money in case you decide to download drivers through the software.
If you have an old PC that is missing some drivers (sound drivers, wifi drivers, etc.); then it might become difficult to find those device drivers. These driver finding software are especially good in those cases. Do note that none of these is perfect. It might happen that one of these software is not able to find missing drivers for your PC. In that case, you can try another software in the list, and hope it works.
I tested these software with two computers: One a desktop, and another a laptop. One of those had wifi driver missing, and another had missing sound driver. Using all these software, I was able to find both the missing drivers, and it was worth the effort.
Driver Easy is a free software to find PC drivers. Driver easy is one of the best software that I found to search for appropriate drivers which supports your PC. The software even allows you to download and install the required drivers directly from the web for free. You just have to run a hardware scan and the software will start identifying your missing drivers. After completion of hardware scan, the software provides you the list of all the outdated and missing drivers for your PC. Now, roll over the list of missing and outdated drivers and select any one of them to download and install on your PC. Click on download button and start the download. After completion of download, just click on install button to install the appropriate driver on your PC. Driver Easy is completely free for personal use. It comes in a paid version as well for commercial use, and that has additional features to backup drivers, restore drivers, and uninstall drivers. Read our complete review of Driver Easy.
Driver Detective is another free software to search for PC drivers. Before I found Driver Easy, Driver Detective was my favorite software which I used to find outdated device drivers on my computer. Driver Detective software works like a charm on PC. You can easily run a hardware scan and find appropriate driver supported by your system. The software provides you the list of all drivers which are outdated, missing, updated, and other system drivers. You can select the required driver from the list and download it from the software itself.
I switched from Driver Detective to Driver Easy, only because Driver Easy provides the option to download the driver selected for free. But, downloading driver from Driver Detective is paid. For this, you can easily type the name and series of the driver and search for it via Google or on any other search engine. You can then download the free version of the driver software anywhere from the web. Apart from this Driver Detective driver scanner is one of the best and most convenient tool to use.
Rad our full review on Driver Detective software.
Uniblue DriverScanner 2013:
Uniblue DriverScanner 2013 is another free driver finder tool that we like. On running the software, it automatically identifies the drivers which are supported by your PC. After the completion of driver scan, the software provides you the list of drivers which are outdated. You can roll over the list and download the required one. Click on the driver to download it from the software itself. But downloading from Uniblue DriverScanner 2013 is paid. You can easily download the driver by searching it on Google or any other search engine.
The good part of the software is its info about driver age. Uniblue tells you the age of drivers and then you can take the action accordingly. You can also check for the current version and the newer version of the outdated driver software. This makes your search more specific and easier to find from any search engine.
Check out our complete review of Uniblue DriverScanner 2013 software.
Driver Genius is a free software for PC to scan and find drivers. This driver scanner software is a bit different software which provides you a unique interface with driver packages. The software scans your PC and find drivers which are listed in different driver packages. Now, browse among different driver packages and find the right driver which you require for your PC. But downloading the driver from Driver Genius is paid. Look the name and series of the driver and then search for it on Google like search engine.
Apart from driver scan, you can also backup, restore, and uninstall drivers. Like other driver scanner software, you can check hardware info with Driver Genius software too.
Rad our full review on Driver Genius software for PC.
DriverAgent is a free software which helps you to find device drivers on your PC. DriverAgent software works a bit different from all other software as discussed above. The software works along with your default browser. On launching DriverAgent, it scans your PC, and then shows results on your web browser. You will see the list of all hardware devices with the driver status of each hardware device.
The hardware devices with missing drivers are identified with a red cross mark and the devices with updated drivers are identified by green check mark. To download the missing driver, click on blue mark download button. But, remember that downloading the driver from DriverAgent is paid.
You can check out DriverAgent software reviewed by us.
All these are pretty good software to download missing drivers on your PC. If one or more PC functions have been limited because of lack of appropriate drivers, these software can help you put life back in your PC.
Let us know in comments if you have some other personal favorite driver finder.
Works With: Windows
Free / Paid: Free
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