Softpedia Editor's Review for Driver Detective
Update and optimize your system with the latest drivers
Written by Bogdan Popa on February 9th, 2012
Every computer out there needs drivers in order to work properly, so extra care is always recommended when it comes to keeping them up-to-date. And this is precisely the task that Driver Detective aims to assist users with. This application scans a computer in order to detect which drivers need to be updated, while also identifying whether there are issues with the existing drivers and fixing them.
Installing Driver Detective is a breeze and users do not need more than a minute before being able to run the application. The interface is very user friendly and is built around the main scanning function that enables the software analyze the computer and the existing drivers.
The scanning process can take as little as a few seconds, and if the scan results reveal that some of the drivers are outdated, this is the moment when Driver Detective can actually be put to use and download the more recent drivers. However, downloading does not actually occur until a license is purchased.
Additionally, the software can be used to get an overview of the percentage of updated drivers on the PC and the outdated ones, along with the system ones.
One interesting feature of the software is the EZ Migrator, which helps users prepare the computer for the next operating system they intend to install, be it the x86 or the x64 edition.
Assuming a user wants to install Windows Vista and they don’t have the time to search for new drivers for every single piece of hardware they have, the application can automatically download the appropriate Vista drivers and then burn them on a CD for easy installation on the new operating system.
Overall, Driver Detective does indeed help users save a lot of time, and it is especially handy if they do not have the PC skills required to handle drivers. If this is the case, spending some cash on a license can prove to be a long-term investment.
Driver Detective description
Here are some key features of "Driver Detective":
· New Database Design - Our newly redesigned database is the largest, most comprehensive database in the industry.
· New Improved Interface - The new interface was designed to be simple, smart and easy to use.
· Increased Customer Service - Contact Customer Support or Ask our staff a quick question easily from inside Driver Detective.
· Self Updating Software - Driver Detective now automatically keeps itself current with the latest version.
· Manufacturer Specific Drivers - If you own a Dell? computer Driver Detective will recommend drivers specifically for your Dell?.
· Industry Leading Scanning Technology - Most accurate and comprehensive Driver Scanning Engine (DSE) on the planet.
· Driver Backup Wizard - Never worry about losing your drivers again, Driver Detective has a built in wizard so you can copy your downloaded drivers to a CD, network drive or USB flash drive.
· 300MHz or higher processor
· 256 MB of RAM
· 22 MB of hard disk space
· Supported Browsers: Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher, FireFox 1.2 or higher, Opera 8 or higher
· .NET Framework
· Driver download is disabled