Even if you your computer is running as smoothly as ever, it’s always a good idea to have a backup copy of important documents, emails, photos, etc. But have you ever thought about backing up your drivers?With Driver Backup! you can make a copy of all the drivers currently installed on your system in a snap. Simply unzip the program to a given folder (no installation required) and press on the “Start Backup” button. You can choose to back them all up or select specific drivers, though the latter may take a bit longer as there are no tools to select or deselect drivers massively. Driver Backup! includes filters to create specific lists for OEM drivers or third-party drivers. The program features another tool called command-line builder, but unfortunately it has not been translated from Italian to English yet.
USBDeview gives you information about all the USB devices you use – not only the ones that you’re currently using, but also all those you’ve connected to your computer at some point in the past. With USBDeview you can see a list of all the USB devices, including not only the device name, but also a short description, device type, and serial number. Other details in the list include information about when the device was used for the last time, whether it is currently plugged in, and whether it can be safely removed or not. The File menu in USBDeview includes options to interact with USB devices, like enabling or disabling them, and disconnecting all of them at the same time.
DriverMAGIC instantly identifies all of the required device drivers in your computer and enables you to download them quickly, without spending hours trawling the internet hunting for them. It’s a tiny download so you will be up and running quickly! It sits on your Windows desktop ready to go into action, so there’s no need to search your bookmarks or the internet to find it. It’s also very simple to use, so you will be able to start finding your drivers immediately.
Drivers probably aren’t most people’s favorite software subject, but they are important. That’s why it’s a relief when you find a driver management program that is so easy to navigate and simple to use, like Driver Robot. Driver Robot allows you to scan your system for outdated or missing drivers, the software that tells your computer how to interact with your hardware. It does this via a simple scan and, when it finishes, presents you with a report on the updates you require. Once it does this, a “Get Drivers” button will appear in the bottom right-hand corner. Unfortunately, once you click on this, you discover that Driver Robot suffers the same problem as many of its competitors – the trial version only scans for problems, it doesn’t fix them.