Drivers are the software that lets your computer hardware - graphics cards, network cards, printers and so on - communicate with Windows. If you aren't using the latest drivers, you may not be getting the best performance from your hardware, and may even experience errors and crashes. DriverScanner will help you keep your Windows drivers updated so you always experience the best performance and stability.
You don't need a tool like DriverScanner to keep your drivers updated, but finding the correct drivers for your computer without it can be hard work. Windows Update only works for drivers distributed by Microsoft. Most Windows drivers are distributed by the hardware manufacturer. First you have to find the website, which is often on a slow server somewhere in China, and then find the part of the site where the driver downloads are located. Next, you need to determine which of the often confusingly similar drivers are the right ones for your system. Install the wrong ones and you could face disaster!
DriverScanner makes the whole job of updating drivers ridiculously easy. First, you Scan your computer to see how many drivers need updating. Next, just click the Download Driver button to get the most up to date drivers. DriverScanner knows where they are, saving you hours of searching.
Before installing the new drivers you can back up the old ones. DriverScanner lets you select which drivers to back up, or you can back up all of your current drivers in one go. A backup is handy if you ever need to reinstall drivers - there's no need ever to re-download them. DriverScanner lets you browse the contents of backups, from which you can easily restore a driver from a backup with just a few mouse clicks.
Installing new drivers once you've downloaded them is a simple matter of clicking Install Driver. You must install them one at a time, and you may need to restart Windows to complete installation - that's a function of the driver install procedure and not DriverScanner. DriverScanner creates restore points automatically before each update, so it's easy to undo any change.
DriverScanner can be set to run automatically at start-up if you want, and to scan your system automatically on loading. So you'll always know the moment new drivers are released for any of your hardware, and be just a few clicks away from installing them.
We recommend DriverScanner because there's no easier way to keep your Windows PC updated with the latest drivers.