Drivers problems can manifest themselves in any number of ways. Most often users will experience a slowdown in their PC or even frequent ‘freezing’ and ‘crashing’ of PC and devices. Problems with audio or sound drivers, printer drivers and bluetooth drivers are among the most common. Among the manufacturers, most of our queries relate to missing HP drivers or problems with Lexmark printer Drivers. We always recommend users check the manufacturers website first for new Drivers releases. However, in many cases the Drivers may be no longer available or just very difficult to find or install.
If you have spent fruitless hours looking for Driver updates for your PC or device, then your best option is probably to use a Driver Update Tool. These tools are mostly free to try, this means they will allow you to run a free Drivers scan to establish the particular Drivers that are causing you problems. If you wish to download these Drivers (and get ongoing automatic Driver updates), then you will need to register the software. The costs vary but are usually just under $30 per year, so not a huge cost for the amount of time it may save you.
To make your choice easier, we have put together a list of the top 5 Driver Update Tools. All of the tools listed below offer a free Drivers scan and full money-back guarantee, download a few and run the free scan to see which one best suits your needs.
- Driver Downloader by Drivers.com – Call us biased but we think this one is the best Driver Update Tool out there! Driver Downloader covers a wide range of Drivers and offers good support and a money-back guarantee . Click here to download Driver Downloader >>
- Easy Driver Pro – Easy Driver Pro is a Driver Update Tool created by Probit Software. Good support and knowledgebase available. Click here for more details on Easy Driver Pro >>
- DriverScanner – A Driver Tool developed by Uniblue systems with good multi-lingual support so particularly popular in non-English speaking countries.
- DriverGenius – Created by Avanquest, DriverGenius is the first Driver Update Tool to offer support for Windows 8 Beta.
- DriverAgent – Access to over 17 Million Driver Files for all Windows Operating Systems. Click here to download DriverAgent >>
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