Drivers are small programs or files that act as interpreters between Windows and your devices (video card, sound card, printer, keyboard, mouse, etc.).
Sometimes Windows changes the way it speaks to hardware. Each time this happens, your drivers need to be updated so they can translate the new commands properly, and your devices will understand them. Also sometimes your devices need to learn to do new things. e.g. Your aging video card may need to be taught how to display a 3D drawing that was created with new technologies. To teach it, your video card manufacturer will simply release an updated driver that explains to your card how to display the new type of drawing. Without the latest driver, your video card will be unable to do it properly.
Driver Easy is a tool that automatically updates all your drivers to the latest correct version, with just 2 clicks. It scans your computer, finds any devices with an outdated or missing driver, and automatically installs the right one for each.
Yes. But it’s very time-consuming and quite risky. First you have to figure out what drivers you need to update, and identify the manufacturer and model number of each. Then you have to visit the manufacturer’s website, and find their driver download page. Then you have to find the right driver for your device and operating system, and make sure it’s newer than the one you already have. Then you have to download and install it. And you have to do that for every single device your computer talks to, both inside and outside your PC. It can take hours – even days – and if you do something wrong, or install the wrong driver, your computer problems could get even worse!
No. Windows isn’t good at identifying outdated drivers. Particularly Windows 10. It categorizes driver updates as either ‘critical’, ‘automatic’ or ‘optional’. And it doesn’t usually concern itself with the ‘optional’ ones. So long as you have the necessary ‘critical’ and ‘automatic’ updates, it’s happy. It won’t, for example, install a new ‘optional’ update, if it already has an old ‘critical’ update installed. Here’s a quote from Microsoft itself:
“Windows ranks critical or automatic drivers highest. If a matching driver is not found, WU looks next for optional drivers. As a result, an older critical driver of otherwise equal rank takes precedence over a newer optional driver.”But all driver updates are important, even when Windows calls them ‘optional’. If they weren’t, the hardware manufacturers wouldn’t go to all the trouble of coding and releasing them. Sometimes these ‘optional’ updates include just a new, nice-to-have feature. And you can arguably do without that. But sometimes it’s an important bug fix – perhaps the old driver is causing your device to stop working or your computer to crash. Windows often categorizes these updates as ‘Critical’, but definitely not always. So when Windows fails to install a new ‘optional’ driver update, just because it has an older ‘critical’ one already installed, it’s doing you a disservice. You’re definitely missing out on functionality, and you may be suffering through completely unnecessary computer problems! Driver Easy works differently. It flags and installs ‘critical’ and ‘automatic’ driver updates, just like Windows. But it doesn’t stop there. Once they’re installed, it also installs the ‘optional’ driver updates whenever they’re available. And it does all of that automatically, for every device. So you know your drivers are always truly up-to-date, and you’re far less likely to experience computer problems.
No. Windows Device Manager doesn’t tell you when a driver is out of date; it only tells you when a driver is missing or faulty. That’s what it means when you see this: Unfortunately, there’s no flag to tell you when the driver is simply out of date. To find out if Windows thinks a driver is out of date, you have to right-click on each device and click ‘Update driver’. (When you look at how many drivers your computer has, you’ll see why this isn’t a very friendly way of doing things…) And even when you do click ‘Update driver’ for every device, you’re still relying on Windows correctly identifying when a driver is out of date. Unfortunately, as described in the previous question, this is something Windows isn’t very good at. So even if you manually update every driver with Device Manager, you usually still won’t get the latest driver for every device. Driver Easy works differently. It flags and installs ‘critical’ and ‘automatic’ driver updates, just like Windows. But it doesn’t stop there. Once they’re installed, it also installs the ‘optional’ driver updates whenever they’re available. And it does all of that automatically, for every device. So you know your drivers are always truly up-to-date, and you’re far less likely to experience computer problems.
Yes, of course. All our drivers come straight from your hardware manufacturer, and they’re all tested and certified, safe and secure. It won’t install anything dodgy in the background, either, nor will it try to trick you into installing some random antivirus program, or something else you don’t want or need.
Yes! We update Driver Easy pretty much every day, with new drivers, new features and regular improvements to the user experience.
There are two different versions for Driver Easy: a Free trial and paid Professional version. Visit our home page to compare these two versions.
With the paid Professional version of Driver Easy, you can:
- Update all your drivers to the latest version with just 1 click
- Back up and restore drivers before updating them
- Automatically create a Windows restore point
- Run scheduled scans
- Uninstall drivers for removed devices
- Get answers to your driver questions from our Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) support specialists
- Get faster downloads of updated drivers
- Get your money back if you don’t like it, no questions asked
No. Driver Easy just looks at hardware and system software info to determine what drivers you need.
Driver Easy supports the 32bit and 64bit versions of Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP.
Yes, Driver Easy supports even very old devices. We guarantee it will support your device, or your money back.
Yes. Whether it’s a driver problem or you need help with Driver Easy, our Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) support specialists will be happy to help. Usually they’ll get back to you within 1 business day, but during busy periods, it can take up to 2 business days.
Definitely! We use MyCommerce services for our online order and payment processing. With its industry-leading technology, MyCommerce spares no efforts in providing you the most convenient & secure shopping experience online. During your payment process all data exchanged is SSL-secured. Your security and confidentiality are our top priorities.
Driver Easy comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. If, for any reason, you’re unhappy with the program, simply send it back within 30 days, and we’ll give you a full refund, no questions asked.
Step 1: Go to our purchase page: http://www.drivereasy.com/buy.php. Step 2: Choose the license type you want. Step 3: Go to the order page, choose your payment method, fill in the payment information and confirm your purchase. Step 4: Your license key will then be emailed to you (and displayed on the confirmation page).
A Technician license is specially designed for computer repair shops or computer maintenance companies. You get just one license key, but you can install Driver Easy on up to 50 PCs, and use it for up to 3 days on each. You can extend your license to cover more PCs if you wish. A Professional license is for anyone else who wants the full suite of Driver Easy features. You can use it on up to 3 computers (whether personal or work computers) for up to 1 year, and you can install or uninstall it as many times as you want on those computers.
Driver Easy offers renew license service for Customers. When the license is expired, Customers can renew license key so as to continue use. Get more details in How to Renew License. What’s more, for the time-limited promotion now, Driver Easy offers 50% discount in renewing license key. Why not to have a try to renew your license and keep enjoy using Driver Easy?
An “Unplugged” device is any type of plug device that is currently not attached to your computer. Devices like cameras, MP3 players, TV, Mobile device and USB drives that are unplugged will show up in “Unplugged Devices” in the download screen. Driver Easy could recognize unplug device and download drivers for unplug device.
Step 1: Click Start, which is at the bottom-left of the screen. Step 2: Through “All programs”, you can find the “Driver Easy” from the list, expand it, you should see the “Uninstall Driver Easy”, click it and follow the instruction to uninstall the program.
Driver Easy offers technical and product support. If you have any question or any driver problem, Please feel free to contact us through this contact us form Our technical support experts will give you a prompt reply regarding the driver problem you mentioned in the email and help you resolve the problem as soon as possible.
Yes. Both 32bit & 64bit Windows editions are supported by Driver Easy.
It is very easy to let Driver Easy run on your computer: Minimum System Requirement – Windows XP or Vista or 7 or 8 or 8.1 or 10 (both 32-bit & 64-bit) – Pentium III or higher – 128 MB of available RAM – 25 MB of free Hard Disk space – .NET Framework 2.0
Till now Driver Easy supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Window 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Mac, Linux or other operating systems are still under discussion and research.
In order to view more new driver’s information, you can click the device name on download screen, Driver Easy will give you a full report of the new driver and installed driver. Also you can get more detail in viewing Driver Information window.
Please no worry. It’s easy to retrieve license key for Driver Easy. If you forget Driver Easy License key, please use the following to resend your license key http://www.drivereasy.com/resend-license-key. Of course you can choose to send email to our support team asking them to help you find your license key, they will help you resolve the license problem once they get your email.
There are two versions for Driver Easy: Free version and Professional version. The download speed for Professional version is about 500KB/s, most our Customers keep telling us the download speed for Professional version can reach 300KB/s to 20MB/s. Of course, the download speed would be influenced by your network. However, the download speed for free version is a little slow. It is about 30 ~ 50KB/s. Therefore, we recommend you to use the Professional version. A little more money will save you much time. Why not have a try?
Computer Technician License is specially designed for computer repair shops or computer maintenance companies. The license edition is suitable for Business. It comes in Packs: 50 Computers Pack and 100 Computers Pack. What’s more, you can use single Computer Technician License key to activate all computers and also you can extend the license number as you wish.
Consumer/ Business License are designed for personal/family usage. You can install or uninstall unlimited times on same computer. What’s more, Consumer License users enjoy 30 days money back guarantee.
Yes, backup and restore tool are available in Driver Easy professional version. Using backup and restore tools, you can roll back updates if something goes wrong. The backup and restore tools present in Driver Easy make it really easy to switch computers when the need ever arises. You can back up all of your drivers to a specific location and restore them at a later date when you needed.
The Customers purchasing Driver Easy enjoy a 30 Day “100% refund guarantee”. If for any reason you are unhappy with the program, simply send it back within 30-days for a full refund.
Driver Easy does not automatically charge or renew Customers’ account when license key is expired. When the license key is expired, Driver Easy will remind you to renew your license key when you try to run it. To renew or not to renew license key, that would depend on you. What’s more, as a return, we will offer you 50% discount in renewing license key in Time-Limited promotion. Do not lose chance to enjoy the discount.
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Driver Easy is compatible with Windows 10. After upgrading your system to Windows 10, you can use Driver Easy to help update drivers.
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Driver Easy Professional (Speed Limited) is not an official released version. It is a version that has been modified and released on the Internet by a third party, which, in some places, is called a cracked version. We believe the Professional (Speed Limited) version was provided by some people out of good faith, and there is currently no evidence showing that Professional (Speed Limited) version will damage your system. However, we have found out that some websites have repackaged Professional (Speed Limited), with a file size that has exceeded the size that it should be. We are unable to verify if these repackaged products include other harmful software, viruses or other malware. As we must pay for expensive server bandwidth fees, we can only offer the dedicate server with the paid Professional Version, for users to enjoy high-speed download services. All Professional (Speed Limited), Cracked and Free Version utilize a similar download server and bandwidth. Their speed is controlled on server side. We strongly recommend that you buy our paid version to enjoy high-speed download services.