Device Doctor 2.1

An easy to use utility that automatically updates hardware drivers.
Downloading, installing and updating drivers is quite a risky job unless you're a more experienced user, that's for sure.

And that's exactly the kind of issue Device Doctor tries to tackle, offering a user-friendly approach to make working with hardware drivers a breeze.

The application has been designed with a single goal in mind: allow users to easily download and install new drivers for every single piece of hardware hidden underneath their PC cases.

And it does that with ease, mostly thanks to a straightforward interface that automatically scans the existing hardware and lets users pick the drivers to update. Device Doctor downloads and installs new packages regardless of how many devices you pick, so it can be used for updating one or multiple items at the same time.

What's more, thanks to its rather basic settings screen the application can also initiate a scan at system startup and detect if any driver update is available automatically. Plus, you can set up scheduled scans, either daily, weekly or on specific days.

While everything sounds like milk and honey, it's not, and Device Doctor lacks some critical features that could play a key role in such an application.

For example, it doesn't create a restore point or a backup to make sure everything is fine after updating the drivers, so you need to perform the whole task manually every time. Which is quite comfortable when setting up scheduled scans.

All in all, Device Doctor is indeed a handy piece of software but, as you can see, there are still some areas to be improved here and there. It does what it says though and works like a charm on all Windows versions.

Reviewed by on March 26th, 2012


our in-depth analysis
Editor's Review
VERY GOOD
last updated on:
November 11th, 2011, 7:31 GMT
file size:
6.8 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Device Doctor Software Inc
license type:
Ad-supported 
operating system(s):
Windows XP / XP 64 bit / Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit
category:
C: \ System \ System Miscellaneous
download hub:
Drivers Manager

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softpedia rating

4.0/5

user rating 77

UNRATED
4.4/5
 

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2 Screenshots
Device Doctor - Device Doctor will scan your hardware and display a list of drivers that need updateted.Device Doctor - From the Settings tab users can set the application to run a scan at startup or at scheduled times.
What's New in version 1.0
  • Wrapped installer and EXE with new security certificate
  • Improved the way certain system devices are detected
  • Changed the way unknown GUID devices are handled
  • Many more drivers added to the database
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Application description

Device Doctor is an application that scans your computer hardware and checks to see if there are new driver updates av...

Users are advised to pay attention while installing this ad-supported application:

  • Offers to change the homepage for web browsers installed in the system
  • Offers to change the default search engine for web browsers installed in the system
  • Offers to download or install software or components (such as browser toolbars) that the program does not require to fully function

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