Locating and reinstalling drivers is one of the most frustrating experiences of being a Windows user. I do not know of a single PC owner who has not had to reformat their PC and ensue to spend countless hours finding and reinstalling drivers. I myself do this once a year with my PCs. Driver Detective aims to solve this unique pain point for PC users with its huge driver database. With over 27 million drivers in its database, the program aims to help users locate and install drivers from a plethora of hardware manufacturers. But is this driver updating tool worth it? Let's find out!
What I like most about Driver Detective is the amount of drivers in its database. To date, the software has an inventory of over 27 million drivers. The inventory also has a lot of drivers for older hardware that has either been discontinued or replaced by later versions. This is especially useful for computer owners running on old hardware. It is difficult enough to locate drivers through a manufacturer’s website---it is even harder to locate drivers for hardware that is no longer available.
Another great aspect of this driver tool is its streamlined process. This takes away the frustration of having to go find out who the hardware manufacturers are, what version of Windows the drivers are compatible with, and whether you have the latest drivers or not. This is fully automated as the program automatically scans your computer for all this information. In addition, the program has an extremely intuitive user interface. Whether you are a novice computer user or a seasoned pro, the program will get you going with just a few clicks of the button. The whole program is streamlined to basically do one thing well---and that is to find and install the latest drivers. This takes the headache out of having to spend hours figuring out how to use “advanced features” that many other driver scanning programs tout.
Having been a long-time user, I can say that the only bad thing about the program is the e-mail support. It takes the company a bit to respond via e-mail. However, their live chat support is amazing. The support staff that handles the live chat is extremely responsive to questions and concerns raised. So if you have a support question, it is best to initiate a live chat with their support services instead of e-mailing them. You will get your questions answered a lot quicker. If chat support is unable to help you, they will escalate the issue to their tech support team.
Other than the slow response time for e-mail support, I have no other gripes about Driver Detective. The e-mail support is not a big deal though as their chat support is tremendously helpful and quick to answer any questions I have. They also have a toll free number to call for support if you are unable to initiate a live chat.
Features of Driver Detective
Driver Detective uses a unique technology called Machine Intelligence. This unique technology enables the software to provide the user with the most accurate recommendations for the computer based on the specs of the PC being scanned.
Ever Expansive Database
With over 27 million drivers, you can bet that the company is always updating and expanding their driver database. As a matter of fact, the company has a 10 person department whose sole job is to locate, validate, and publish drivers on a daily basis.
Another important feature the software has is the automated virus scans. Each and every driver is scanned to ensure the drivers are virus-free and coming from official sources. This is extremely important with such a big database of drivers.
With Driver Detective there is no need to worry about ever losing your drivers again. The program allows you to copy all your drivers to the location of your choice, whether it is a flash drive or another partition on your computer. In addition, the program has a cloud feature that allows seamless access to your drivers by logging into your account via the internet.
If you are thinking about upgrading or downgrading your operating system, the software has an additional function that allows for easy migration to a new operating system. This saves plenty of time and frustration in worrying if your drivers are compatible with the new operating system. Driver Detective will automatically determine compatibility and download the appropriate drivers for you as you migrate to another operating system.
Compatibility won’t be an issue with this software. It is compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP. What if you a running on an operating system older than Windows XP? It might still work but my advice to you is to upgrade your operating system and/or your computer. You are putting yourself at risk by running on operating systems that have long been abandoned by Microsoft.
Do You Need It?
Research shows that the average person will reinstall or change their operating system every two year. Of course this is assuming that malicious software does not make the computer inoperable first. When reinstalling Windows, it is a tremendous pain to relocate driver software for all the hardware connected to your computer. It would take a lot of precious time away from you---time that can be spent doing other things. And of course, there will be hardware that you will not be able to locate drivers for, no matter how hard you try. Driver Detective solves all this. It is an all-encompassing solution to every PC owner’s nightmare. It will automate the whole process of reinstalling drivers, saving you countless hours of frustration. So in short, if you are a PC owner, you will definitely need Driver Detective. It is the best and biggest driver database out in the market right now. Even if you do not think you need it, there is nothing to lose; Driver Detective offers a free trial to those who are still not convinced they absolutely need it. To get your free trial, just go to their website at DriversHQ.com.