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6 Best Free Driver Updater Tools 2020 


The only function of the driver updater app is to update or install drivers. It allows users to scan the whole system to check any outdated or missing drivers and fix them all at once. These six-driver updater tools will make it easy for you to keep drivers updated without any hustle. Use any from the list, and I bet you don’t need to look for any other driver from your hardware maker.

1. Driver Booster

Let’s start with its benefits first. Below is the description of the things mainly which we liked and don’t. 

The Good side The not so okay side
Restore is created before updating drivers Scan for updating can’t run without the internet.
No specified limit for drivers downloading and updating The chances of installing another program during setup are very high.
Downloads drivers from the program Popping of button to go for the pro version is visible every time.
Scanning of outdated drivers on time  

Driver booster is so far one of the best free updater tools for drivers. It has compatibility with all the versions of windows. It works in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP.

When any new update is available, it can be downloaded from the driver booster program itself. So, this way, you don’t need to visit each manufacturer’s website to get them manually. It finds out an outdated version of drivers by running automatically.

We have observed that the driver booster creates a restore section before installing a driver to rescue from the wrong events if it happens with the installation.

2. Driver Easy 

The Good side The not so okay side
Scans are quite fast Not all features are free
Downloads updates directly from the software Bulk downloading is not supported
To update the driver automatically, it supports the scheduling. Downloading of the driver is low.
  Need to install updates manually

Driver easy works with Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista. 

Driver easy downloads drivers from within the software only. Hence you don’t need to open an external web browser. It finds updates for drivers in windows.

It allows users to schedule a scan daily, weekly, monthly, PC in an idle state or even when you log on to Windows. There are a few additional features with this driver. These include hardware information display and scanning of updates. It can be done without an internet connection.

3. Driver Talent 

The Good side The not so okay side
Software is easy to use Not all shown features are free to use
Back up of drivers before installing/uninstalling them Limits downloading of more than one driver at a time; you need to download one by one.
Installing is fast No customization of the scan scheduled for outdated drivers
Not require manual downloading of drivers.  

Driver Talent is compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP.

The old name of driver talent was ‘Drive the Life.’ You don’t need to dig out official download links for device drivers with this classic driver, meaning it downloads for you. In addition to updating outdated and missing drivers, driver talent also fixes corrupted ones. Finally, it took a backup of all installed drivers.

4. Drivers Cloud

The Good side The not so okay side
Display of many useful details on the drivers Can’t download or update drivers in bulk
Possess the option to show only WHQL certified driver updates Manually downloading of drivers.
Allows to install a beta driver update  

Driver Cloud is compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, and Windows 2000.

This driver tool operates by downloading a program that lets the web browser fetch your computer’s information. This way, it collects detailed information about your hardware and software, which also includes outdated drivers.

One piece of advice is that, before updating a driver, check for the new one’s features compared to the current one, for instance, no. of version, name, and date of INF file, hardware ID, and manufacturer.

5. Snappy Driver Installer 

The Good side The not so okay side
100% portable (doesn’t require installation) The program is not as easy to use in comparison to other similar software
Offline driver installation is possible It doesn’t support scan schedules
Absence of any advertisement  
Downloads drivers from within the program  
No limitation of drivers for installation  

This driver is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

You don’t need to install the Snappy driver installer to use. Moreover, you can transport and install downloaded drivers to any device using any external drive like a hard drive. The best part is that it immediately gives you access to install the updates without any requirement of an internet connection once it downloads drivers for different devices.

Read this informative post about updating driver softwares for more insights. Snappy Driver Installer doesn’t advertise any content and has no limit for installing drivers. For example, you can install as many as the drivers you want.

6. Driver Max 

The Good side The not so okay side
Back up of all device drivers Sometimes, accuracy problem to find out the right driver.
It downloads drivers from within the software. It can download only a single driver at a time.
Option to install only signed drivers Some antivirus tools recognized it as a potentially unnecessary program.  
There is no limit to check for outdated drivers. It limits the downloading of drivers, for example, 2/day and 10/month.

Driver Max is compatible with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP. It is a free tool that updates outdated drivers, although having a limitation in a few aspects. Additionally, it backs up currently installed drivers and restore the backed up ones. It can also recognize unknown hardware in addition to updating old drivers.

Driver Max identified quite a larger number of old drivers than any other programs on this list. For this, we tracked the version against the current version of drivers that are already installed. It seemed that all the updates were valid.

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