Without a doubt Driver Detective is one of the industry’s leading driver software download and update tool online at the moment. One of the key features that sets Driver Detective apart from the rest is it’s proprietary “machine intelligence and auto select IQ” otherwise known (by me) as system information identification intelligence scan.
The first time you launch Driver Detective after installation, you will see a message that reads like this “Driver Detective has identified your machine as a Dell Inspiron 1545” (see pic). This is the result of driver detective’s machine intelligence and auto select feature.
If you are manually trying to locate and download a set of drivers for your specific machine from a manufacturer’s website such as Dell, Toshiba, Compaq etc, you are usually required to enter some details about your pc. This information is what is used to recommend the correct drivers for your system. If you enter the wrong information, you risk downloading the wrong driver for your system’s devices which can cause instability issues. This is where driver detective’s machine intelligence and auto select feature comes handy. Once launched driver detective instantly recognizes your pc make, model and important information that are required to recommend only the drivers specific to your machine, eliminating errors and the headaches that come with it.
Whether you are trying to locate a missing device driver or simply want to update a driver already installed on your system, driver detective will help you accomplish the task with less effort.
With driver detective, there are essentially 3 steps involved in locating, downloading and installing the correct up to date device driver for your system. The 3 step process starts with a scan. During the scanning process driver detective identifies all your system’s installed devices and collects information about its associated drivers. The tool then connects to pc driver headquarters database of over 11 million device associated drivers. A scan summary shows you details of missing drivers, out of date drivers including direct driver download links.
The second step involves reviewing the driver details result to choose which device drivers that you would like to download and install. Right beside any reported missing or out of date driver is a direct download link. Clicking on the link initiates the driver download. Your downloaded drivers are stored in a folder specified by you.
The third step is the installation process, which is pretty easy. Your downloaded drivers comes in either self extracting, self-installing, or in a compressed format. Driver detective uses the file extracting utility that comes with your system to extract the compressed file. Once extracted, you simply click on history on driver detective’s interface where you can select the driver and commence installation.
If your system is custom built, driver detective’s machine intelligence may not be able to detect a make and model like in branded computers. If this is the case in the tools section you can select Use Driver Detective Universal Match Intelligence.