Driver Robot Review

Driver Robot Free scan

Rating: 4 Stars

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Review Summary: Driver Robot takes all the hassle out of updating your drivers, ensuring that your computer is always using the most up to date software available. Driver Robot features one of the largest driver databases, which means that you can easily find the correct drivers for all of your hardware and peripherals.

pros

Driver Robot is guaranteed to support all versions of Windows, including 64-bit editions.

Scans your entire computer to detect and identify all of your hardware devices and peripherals, which ensures that you only download drivers that are relevant to your hardware.

The user interface is attractive and simple to understand, so you don't need any specialist technical knowledge in order to use it.

Has a number of unique features that are not found in other driver updaters.

cons

The unique features makes Driver Robot more expensive than similar products from competitors.

Review Details

Key Features:

Free Scan

Yes – Driver Robot will scan your entire computer to identify drivers that are either out of date or faulty.

Download and Update Drivers

Yes – Clearly shows you which drivers are in need of updating, you can then choose whether to update or not.

Driver Database

Supports over 100,000 different devices

Driver Backup

Yes – Create a full backup or repair a previous backup

Schedule Automatic Scans

Yes – daily, weekly or monthly. You can even set the scheduler to run when the computer is started up or when a user logs on to Windows.

Offline Driver Analysis

Yes – Scan a computer without an Internet connection and save the driver analysis file then export this data and use a computer that does have an Internet connection to download the required drivers.

Integrated Technical Support

No – Support is offered through the website, not from within the application itself

 

The Good:
Able to scan your computer for free. The scanner automatically searches your computer for any installed hardware devices and identifies the manufacturer name, model name and version number and the associated driver. By thoroughly identifying your hardware, you are able to only download the drivers that you actually need.

The list of drivers that are out of date is clearly displayed, and you can then choose which of these you wish to update. You can update multiple drivers at once, or update the drivers one by one.

Identifies and updates drivers for all devices including sounds cards, webcams, video cards, DVD drives and many more.

Able to scan a computer that doesn't have an Internet connection. The results of the scan can then by exported to a computer that does have an Internet connection so you can ensure all of your drivers are up to date even if your computer isn't able to get online.

Supports all versions of Windows.

The Bad:

There are cheaper driver updaters out there, and although Driver Robot does offer some unique features, those people on a strict budget may find it hard to justify spending more than absolutely necessary.

Limited number of options may frustrate more advanced users.

There is no integrated offline help system. The help button simply re-directs you to the support section of the website, which could be troublesome for computers without Internet access.

Verdict:

A great choice for anyone who wants an easy, hassle free way of keeping their computer up to date. Recommends a manufacturer specific driver where appropriate so you can be sure that all of your devices will perform as effectively as possible. Features a number of unique features that are extremely handy, such as being able to scan one computer and export the list of driver updates to another computer.

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