5 Best Free Driver Updater Tools 2020
DriversCloud (previously called Ma-Config) is a free web service locates detailed information about your hardware and software, including outdated drivers.
The process works by downloading a program that allows a web browser to gather information from your computer.
From the website, you can find categories such as BSOD Analysis, My Drivers, Autorun, Network Configuration, and other areas you can browse.
When you need to update a driver, inspect the new driver’s information compared to the currently installed driver—the version number, manufacturer, INF file name and date, and hardware ID.
Available for Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP, and Windows 2000.
DriverIdentifier is a simple but useful free driver updater program.
It scans for drivers if you don’t have an internet connection, helpful if your network card driver isn’t working. When the scan completes, DriverIdentifier saves the list of drivers to an HTML file.
Just open the file on a computer that does have an internet connection so the DriverIdentifier website can cross-reference the results with their databases. Drivers that need updating will have an Update link next to them.
There’s also a portable version of DriverIdentifier available.
DriverIdentifier finds Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP drivers.
Driver Booster runs automatically to find outdated drivers. When new updates appear, download them from inside the Driver Booster program to avoid downloading them manually.
Before you install a driver, you can see how the new driver version compares with the currently installed driver, which is helpful. Driver Booster creates a restore point before installing a driver in the event something goes wrong with the installation.
There’s an option in the settings to install drivers in the background, which hides installation wizards and other popup messages. This is handy so you don’t have to click through so many windows when installing new drivers.
Driver Booster works in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, and XP.