You might encounter a lot of issues caused by outdated drivers in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. A solution to find them and update them is DriveBooster, read to find out more.
DriveBooster has recently been updated to take full support of Windows 8.1, so now you can safely use it to find outdated drivers not only in Windows 8, but Windows 8.1, as well. Developed by IObit the latest version of Driver Booster, 1.1 (126.96.36.1996), brings compatibility with the new Windows 8.1 operating system, along with some other new features.
You can now download and use Drive Booster to detect and update drivers on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 for even more hardware components, according to Bogdan Popa from Softpedia who first spotted the update. The late version also brings enhanced driver downloading and updating speed. Here are some other improvements released by IObit:
- Driver backup and shut down & restart options
- Fixes for bugs found in older releases
- WHQL test identification process for all supported drivers
- User feedback function has been improved
Here’s how its official description goes:
Driver Booster is a brand new driver updating tool. It protects your PC from hardware failures, conflicts, and resolves system crash problems caused by outdated drivers. All old drivers can be detected by simply clicking on the “Scan” button, and then you just need to click “Update All” button to refresh these outdated drivers. Compared with other driver updating tools, IObit Driver Booster can improve your PC performance for gaming as well.
One thing that you need to be careful at, and which IObit was kind enough to point out, is that the free Driver Booster program is advertising supported and may offer to install third party programs such as a toolbar or even changing your default search engine. So,be careful when installing. Other than that, the free version of Driver Booster will do wonders for your Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 systems.
Driver Booster Free vs Driver Booster Pro
Here’s a comparison with the Pro version of Driver Booster, which is now 70% OFF, in case you might need any of these options.
In case this is not the best driver updater for you, we also recommend you TweakBit’s Driver Updater which technology is approved by Microsoft and tested by Norton. This tool will safely search and install the right drivers thus protecting you from damaging your system by downloading the wrong versions.
Try it now for free and let us know if the tool helped you somehow.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2016 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in November 2013 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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