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How to Easily Update Windows Drivers with Driver Booster 8

Your computer was running perfectly while performing the various tasks that you need to complete. Now, only a few months later, it’s getting slow, reporting errors, and sometimes getting stuck with the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSoD).

What happened?

Well, there is a very high chance that despite having a large number of gigabytes of Windows updates downloaded, some of your drivers were not updated properly. One solution is to manually search for and update drivers, one by one.

Does this seem like a waste of time to you? It is——which is why you should consider making use of a tool like Driver Booster 8 to automate the process.

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The problem with outdated drivers

Outdated drivers are a big problem.

Old internal components will fail to function properly. Hardware can malfunction, resulting in accessibility issues. For example, a wireless mouse may fail to function properly after a Windows update because there is a new driver that must be installed to accommodate the relevant change in the update.

Consider a similar scenario across all devices that connect to your desktop and laptop computer. Then think about the hardware inside — drives, processors, display adapters. It’s a recipe for disaster, amplified by the fact that you won’t have time to find and install all the new drivers you need.

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Driver Booster 8 simplifies the process of automatically updating and installing drivers. Most importantly, it’s free, and updating drivers is simple with a single mouse click. Drivers are downloaded from a huge database, one of the largest archives of drivers out there, which is updated daily.

For stability and security, Driver Booster 8 drivers are certified by WHQL. If they meet the specified registry requirements, the drivers are passed on to you. In some cases, this means that the Windows Hardware Quality Lab technology has tested the drivers themselves.

Do you need to fix common device errors? You need the latest drivers.

Smart Solution: Driver Booster 8

Available with a free trial at www.iobit.com/en/driver-booster, Driver Booster 8 can fix a whole host of driver-related issues.

Common device errors, such as lack of sound, or not being able to connect to a network (or maintain connection within a certain duration), can often be resolved with a single mouse click.

Compatible with all versions of Windows from XP to Windows 10, Driver Booster 8 supports over 4,500,000 drivers from all major manufacturers.

Furthermore, if you encounter a problem, IObit has a 24/7 phone support service.

Key Features of Driver Booster 8

Once installed, you can use Driver Booster 8 to scan for missing, damaged, and outdated drivers, and then search for alternatives. You can then download and install driver updates with one click.

Moreover, Driver Booster 8 provides details about new drivers so you can check their reliability and other information. Old and new version numbers, file size, and release date are all logged.

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Updating your system without precautions is always risky. Driver Booster 8 also automates the process of creating a system restore point — if something goes wrong while installing new drivers, you can simply roll your PC back to that restore point.

Driver Booster 8 will also scan for outdated components like Adobe Flash Player, Microsoft DirectX Runtime, and others.

Incredibly, there is even the option to download drivers without any internet connection. The Offline Driver Updater tool allows you to get the drivers you need for an offline system from a secondary device, using the exported device information file. All drivers you need can be downloaded from a computer connected to the Internet, and then copied to a computer that is not connected to the Internet.

How to check your PC’s driver status with Driver Booster 8

We’ve heard a little bit about Driver Booster 8’s “one-click” feature. But how simple is it, really?

Well, just click the button check up , then wait. Driver Booster 8 doesn’t take long to find your problems. On our test machine, everything from the Microsoft XNA Framework (for video games) to IDE drive controllers was waiting for new drivers. A quick check of the date column revealed that some devices were using 10 year old drivers (despite the computer being new).

With outdated drivers selected, you can click on the button “Update nowTo fix problems. This hides the auto update and auto backup options. It’s smart to leave the second option enabled. Alternatively, you can click Refresh on each item in turn.

The individual refresh buttons reveal more options and information. Details about the driver can be found, you can roll back the driver, or even uninstall it. There’s the option to ignore update requests, and back up your current drivers, while the export menu lets you keep a record of what needs updating.

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Be sure to check out the installation notification popups. Which will advise that you need to disable the security software if prompted, to save your work and exit other applications, and to be able to disconnect from the network. Note that there is an Automatically restart your computer check box that you can click at any time during the update.

How to Update Dell Drivers with Driver Booster 8

Let’s say you have a Dell computer and you notice that some drivers are not updated after updating Windows. Dell’s update tool doesn’t always detect the latest drivers, so that’s not ideal. Driver Booster 8 can help here.

To be clear, here’s a view of what’s available to update with Dell Update:

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Compare that to what Driver Booster 8 recommends:

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While you can easily update your drivers with Dell Update, it only gives you three outdated drivers to replace. Driver Booster 8 introduces eight new drivers.

Despite the quality of the Dell Update tool, Driver Booster 8 offers a superior solution for finding and replacing outdated drivers.

Automatically creating a system restore point ensures that any potential issues with an update on your Dell PC or laptop can be easily undone. In short, Driver Booster 8 is ideal for Dell systems.

Driver Booster 8 works on any Windows PC

Whatever type of Windows PC you’re using, if your hardware drivers are outdated or not working properly, you’ll need to update. Windows Update does not guarantee a successful driver update, while updating manually takes time.

Driver Booster 8 is a great alternative, a comprehensive Windows driver update solution that works on PCs by any manufacturer. Are you worried that it won’t work? Driver Booster 8 automatically creates a system restore point.

Covering everything from CPU driver updates to gaming software framework updates, Driver Booster 8 should be your number one application to keep your Windows drivers updated.

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