As you know, for the normal operation of computer hardware, device drivers must be kept up to date. For these purposes, it is better to use automated utilities. One of these is the Driver Booster program. Reviews about it among users, however, were divided. But consider the most common opinions without any bias.
Reviews about the Driver Booster program: what is this software?
To say that this application is an automatic tool for finding and updating drivers is an understatement. The fact is that this software package has a lot of features.
What is so interesting about the Driver Booster app? Reviews of experts indicate that the program compares favorably with a similar DriverPack Solution package in a smaller size. This is achieved due to the fact that this program does not have its own database of drivers, which, according to various estimates, can reach several gigabytes,especially when you consider all the devices and utilities for managing them that are being produced today. The search and update of drivers occurs exclusively through an Internet connection (this will be discussed separately).
There are at least two major versions of the Driver Booster app available today. User feedback at least indicates the presence of a free modification Free and a paid Pro package with advanced features in terms of supported (recognized) devices.
However, in most cases, a free version is downloaded on the Internet, which works quite stable and fast. An interesting fact is that you can first download the free Driver Booster package (reviews confirm this) and, after installation, upgrade to a professional modification from it, using a special hyperlink to enter the license number, which, however, will cost the user about 400-500 rubles per year (not counting illegal activation methods in the form of installing a cracked serial number or using key generators).
Basic operating principles
The process of searching and updating drivers occurs only with an active Internet connection. At the first stage, the program checks for installed drivers, after which it goes directly to the websites of manufacturers of specific equipment and looks for new drivers, if any.
But this is only one side of the Driver programbooster. User reviews, often very unflattering, suggest that the update occurs with the prior removal of the previous version of the driver, and the installation of a new modification itself can cause software failures, even with the appearance of a BSoD blue screen. But this, I think, is not a problem of the application at all, but errors of the system itself, although there is some truth in this.
Driver Booster 4: Free version reviews
Opinions about the free package are divided. Some argue that even at the stage of downloading and installing the regular Dr. Web defines the program as potentially dangerous and unwanted software. Others don't have this problem.
There are also more critical cases of Driver Booster behavior. Reviews on some forums say that the application behaves completely unstable on tablets with Windows OS on board, “killing” the system in the blink of an eye. But users of stationary systems treat the application quite favorably, noting stability, security, and update speed, not to mention the minimum load on system resources. But there is a small minus, which consists in the appearance of constant reminders to update the package itself, which is simply annoying for many.
But the adherents of the program, even in the form of a free version, pay attention to the fact that the application does not download everything (you can install only the most necessary updates). In addition, one can often find admiration for a tangibleperformance increase after installing a full set of updates. Some cite figures around 60% growth.
Now for the opinions on the paid version of Driver Booster Pro. Reviews about this modification in most cases look very flattering, and they are left mainly by specialists involved in repairing computers and setting up Windows systems professionally.
Most experts say that the main advantage of this package is the ability to search and automatically integrate drivers even for very outdated systems, for which it is not always possible to find the appropriate software on the Internet. It is also noted that the application can also find the latest drivers for some non-standard devices that are not in the Windows databases. Finally, almost everyone who used the paid modification speaks of high stability and correct operation, in contrast to the same free version of Free.
As you can see, opinions about the program can be found quite contradictory. However, in relatively new operating systems, as a rule, there are no problems. The exception is perhaps Windows 8, in which the application sometimes, for completely incomprehensible reasons, does not want to work. But in the seventh and tenth modifications, in most cases, the package functions like a clock. This suggests the simplest conclusion that it is undesirable to use the application in the G8.
And yet, no matter what the evil ones saylanguages, the program is quite simple and allows you to perform almost all operations in automatic mode, referring not to dubious resources to search for fresh drivers, but only to the official websites of manufacturers and developers, which allows you to keep your own system completely safe and at the same time quite seriously speed it up.
It remains to be added that everyone who has encountered this utility makes the decision to install and use it, but in most cases its installation will be justified, as they say, one hundred percent, despite the conflicting opinions of users, including you can meet quite a lot of complaints due to the inadequate behavior of the operating system.