Since it first became popular, one issue with Windows has been drivers for the various hardware elements that make up the computer. Microsoft provides code that enables Windows to install, but that isn’t always the latest version or the best release for the optimal running of the computer.
And, if you use any technology that isn’t mainstream, you could find that critical functionality is missing from the operating system. The solution is a dedicated driver updater for windows 10 application bound to a service where the latest driver releases are tracked and then automatically installed.
Many of these products also bundle drivers into installation packages that can be placed on a USB key or centralized server for easier distribution. Here are a few drivers update solutions that we’d recommend for keeping your system in the best possible state.
DriverMax free driver updater version is outstanding compared to other apps as it performs automated installations. It also can be pre-set to execute scheduled scans. The features we found in this driver updating software were impressive for a free version. With that said, the major turnoff is in the limited number of drivers that the user is allowed to download per day or month. The limitation is so extreme that only 2 drivers can be downloaded per day.
Snappy Driver Installer
Snappy Driver Installer is another freeware driver updater tool that’s a bit like DriverPack Solution. Download several drivers at once for many different types of devices. After they’re downloaded, the program gives you immediate access to install the updates—with or without an internet connection.
Snappy Driver Installer is easy to use and doesn’t even need to be installed. Use something like an external hard drive to transport and install the downloaded drivers to any other computer. Snapper Driver Installer doesn’t advertisements, doesn’t limit download speeds, and can install as many drivers as you need without any limitations.
Avast Driver Updater
Avast Driver Updater v.2.4.0 is a small simple software to update drivers on a Windows PC. It is light, operates fast and smoothly, finds missing, corrupt or drivers that require an update. All you have to do is to press a big green Start Scan button and get results in a matter of seconds, literally. All the features one would need in a driver updater tool are implemented in it, the only issue with Avast Driver Updater is that it’s only partially free – you can scan for free, but to install updates you have to pay $49,99 for a one-year subscription.
Driver Genius 19 Platinum
As the title suggests, this is the nineteenth version of Driver Genius, by Avanquest Software. What Avanquest offers is a small but effective tool that manages driver updates on the PC that tracks more than a million hardware drivers to make sure that the right ones are on your computer. The level of user intervention is very low, as this solution is practically fire-and-forget.
Once installed, the application scans the drivers installed and matches these against a driver versioning database, and then downloads and installs the latest ones. When these activities are scheduled is controllable by the user, so that it doesn’t repeat the typical Windows irritation of initiating a reboot while you are using the system. And, it notifies you of new driver releases.