Drivers are one of the essential pieces of software on your computer. As the name suggests, a driver essentially helps every system component to interact with the Operating System.
To keep your computer fresh, up and running well, you must update drivers regularly. If you want to know quick and easy ways of installing drivers, here are the 10 best free driver update tools that will make your life easier.
1. Snappy Driver
Snappy Driver is entirely free software that makes updating drivers easier and faster. It can detect broken, missing, and outdated drivers and downloads the essential files needed for the updates and let users update accordingly.
Some of the other vital functions of this freeware are the ability to install drivers quickly online as well as offline, display the system information. Unlike other freeware out there that do not work with Windows XP, this one does, which is a good thing.
Snappy Driver, unlike other driver update software, offers unlimited downloads, which makes it one of the best free driver update tools on this list.
2. Driver Easy
Driver Easy is yet another powerful tool that can be used in both personal and commercial computers. It scans for issues in the drivers and automatically ‘fixes’ problems. The application supports a wide variety of Windows OSes and also comes with useful features like downloading drivers without the use of browser, Displays hardware information, etc.
The UI of this software is pretty good, and we experienced no issues while using it whatsoever. Additionally, you can also buy the pro version in which Driver Easy creates automatic restore points to use if something goes wrong while updating and a lot more features. Overall, this is our favorite best free driver update tool on this list.
DriverIdentifier is more of a driver finder, which, after identifying the drivers in your device, provides you links of OEM websites using which you can download the drivers and manually update them.
The reason why we included this driver is, apart from the manual update mechanism, DriverIdentifier still makes your life easier by displaying every driver that needs to be updated. Or else, you would need to go through each driver, search them on Google, find a source that you can trust, and download it, which is still a lot of work.
This tool requires users to register on their website only; then, one can download the executable file. Apart from that, everything works well. So, this is one of the best driver updater tools on this list.
DriverMax is a free driver updater that works well when compared to other apps on this list. One feature that we liked about this application is the automatic installation of drivers. Apart from that, you can also schedule the driver updates.
But, the driver downloads are limited to 2 per day, and you need to purchase the Pro version for $14 for two years. Some of the other key features are the ability of the tool to list all the drivers with and without issues, backing up your drivers to ensure the system can be restored if something goes wrong, and this makes it one of the best free driver update tools on this list.
5. Driver Talent
Driver Talent scans for outdated or missing drivers and installs them automatically. Apart from that, it also detects corrupt drivers and fixes them automatically. Some of the features that make Driver Talent stand out is, it detects and updates the drivers of printers and other USB peripherals that you’ve connected.
The driver installation process was speedy and quick. The only thing that we didn’t like about the driver is its inability to load corrupt drivers, which is not a big deal for freeware but, still worth mentioning. Overall, this is one of the best free driver update tools on the internet.
There are a lot of driver updater tools out there; most of them claim that they’re entirely free but, there’s always a catch. Most of them either offer just trial versions or require you to pay after using them once or twice. Not every tool mentioned in this list is free, but you can still use them to some extent and keep your drivers updated.
For example, if a tool lets you download only two drivers per day, you can still use it as no OEM pushes driver updates daily. Yes, it will take time, probably a couple of weeks, and that’s even better than falling for false commitments. That said, do let us know about how you prefer to update computer drivers in the comments section below.
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