Device Doctor Portable
Keeping the hardware drivers up-to-date is very important, since such outdated files might result in crashes and security issues. In order to maintain the performance of the hardware components, the latest drivers are required. Device Doctor Portable is designed to help you achieve this goal by scanning the system and detecting the available driver updates.
Designed with simplicity in mind, the main interface only consists of a single window that comprises all the options. Before starting the scanning process, you have to make sure that all the external devices are plugged in and properly functioning.
Device Doctor Portable comes with a large driver database and provides support for all the major computer hardware manufacturers.
The application scans the system, looking for available updates by comparing your driver version to the one in the manufacturer’s database. The scan speed is rather fast and the results are displayed within the main window. For each device that requires a driver update, a download link is provided, for your convenience.
In order to grab the latest version, the computer must be connected to the Internet. Nevertheless, if online access is not available, Device Doctor Portable exports the scan results to a file, which can then be moved to an Internet-enabled PC in order to download the necessary files.
On the downside, the application does not provide information about the currently installed driver versions or the source of the downloaded files. Therefore, it is advisable to create a restore point prior to installing a new driver version, just as a precaution.
The portable version of Device Doctor can be carried around on any removable device, which allows you to scan any computer for driver updates. Although it could use some improvements, it comes in handy for checking whether the drivers are up-to-date or not and since it does not come with a price tag, it is worth a try.