DriverFix is a lightweight software solution created specifically for those that want to keep their PC in tip-top condition without wasting time performing operations such as accessing the Device Manager, or visiting each manufacturer’s website to downloads each driver manually.
Many PC-related issues can be caused by outdated or broken drivers, such as loss of sound, in-game framerate spikes, the inability to run certain programs, crashes, BSoDs, and more.
DriverFix system requirements
DriverFix is meant to be as lightweight as possible, and the only components you actually download and install on your PC is the driver scanner and the downloader.
The drivers themselves are stored in online libraries to reduce the program’s impact on your system, although this does mean that you need to have a solid Internet connection to run it.
- Operating System: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
- Processor: 1 GHz Intel/AMD or faster CPU
- Hard drive disk space: 100 MB of free space
- Memory: 512 MB or above
- Internet connection: Yes
- Detects and download the latest drivers
- Replaces missing device drivers
- Almost completely automated
- Straightforward user interface
- Repairs damaged drivers
- May need to be whitelisted by certain antivirus tools in order to work
Tweak your drivers faster, better, easier
Updating, fixing, and replacing your drivers has always been one of the fundamental skills that you would need to acquire if you used a PC for an extended period of time.
That being said, third-party driver updaters or fixers have not always been the go-to solution, as manual install, fixes, and repairs were the norm.
Even today, you could always opt to update your drivers via the Windows Update feature.
Additionally, you could also perform manual updates via the Device Manager, although it isn’t always capable of detecting the drivers that you need.
Lastly, those of you with a bit more experience that know their PC very well could always visit each individual manufacturer’s website and download the drivers from there.
The three methods mentioned above have 2 things in common:
- They leave you open to mistakes, such as downloading the wrong driver, or a driver that isn’t the latest available.
- All of the methods listed above are time-consuming
Well, with DriverFix, you don’t have to worry about any of that, since the program will always get the drivers right, and it will download them for you as fast as your Internet connection allows it.
An even bigger time-saver is if you opt to have DriverFix automatically install the drivers once you download them, which is just as fine.
Overview of DriverFix features
Always have the latest drivers available
Once you install DriverFix and use it, it is easy to forget about it, and probably never use it again until the next PC issue appears. That’s exactly when DriverFix is most useful, as you can set it to run on system startup, and perform periodic scans of your PC.
These periodic scans don’t have to be daily, or even weekly, but a monthly checkup of whatever drivers may be available at the moment will surely yield at least one or two results.
Does DriverFix work?
All things considered, we tested out DriverFix on our own PCs and laptops, and it did manage to find a lot of old drivers.
That being said, we consider that this tool is indeed very effective at what it does, and it should be a staple on anyone’s PC, especially if performance is their key-interest.
DriverFix is an excellent tool for those that have plenty of tasks at hand, and have no time for periodic system maintenance on their own.
Test it before you buy it
The last thing that makes DriverFix so appealing is that you can use it to scan your PC entirely for free.
This will give you an idea of how effective it is at detecting outdated, damaged, or missing drivers, and if you consider that the scan results are indeed serious, you can then decide to go along with a full license.
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