Windows 10: What is the best driver updater software for 2018? Solved

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  1. GalaxyGe's Avatar
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       23 Feb 2018 #21

    I recommend DriverBooster, wouldn't want to live without it.

    Free Version is fine but with paid Pro Version you can easily backup all your drivers, which helps perfectly to roll back to an older driver should there ever be an issue.

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  2.    24 Feb 2018 #22

    GalaxyGe said: View Post
    I recommend DriverBooster, wouldn't want to live without it.

    Free Version is fine but with paid Pro Version you can easily backup all your drivers, which helps perfectly to roll back to an older driver should there ever be an issue.

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    okay but which site give driver booster software free from malware.
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  3.    24 Feb 2018 #23

    Hi, this discussion has been had at length a few times before. Please have a look at those previous discussions.
    There is a clear conclusion. Do not use driver updaters.

    The only circumstance in which I would suggest one is when a driver is missing and is not found by other means. I have found DriverMax helpful a couple of times in that exceptional case.
    Last edited by dalchina; 24 Feb 2018 at 10:33.
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  4.    24 Feb 2018 #24

    Long time ago I tried, I believe, DriverMax. "25 drivers were outdated" ! I started with updating 2 drivers, and immediately my system broke down. So, first advice is: donot use these apps. Second advice: when you want to use it, start with making an image (Macrium Reflect) to be able to recover.
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  5.    24 Feb 2018 #25

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, this discussion has been had at length a few times before. Please have a look at those previous discussions.
    There is a clear conclusion. Do not use driver updaters.

    The only circumstance in which I would suggest one is when a driver is missing and is not found by other means. I have found DriverMax helpful a couple of times in that exceptional case.
    You said that this discussion has already came to some conclusion but can you refer me where like give me any link so that i can read what they said in that thread.
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  6.    24 Feb 2018 #26

    PiKo said: View Post
    Second advice: when you want to use it, start with making an image (Macrium Reflect) to be able to recover.
    what do you mean by that making image.........etc.
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  7.    24 Feb 2018 #27

    laoji said: View Post
    You said that this discussion has already came to some conclusion but can you refer me where like give me any link so that i can read what they said in that thread.
    - like you, I'd have to search the forum.
    Driver update tools vs. Manufacturer update sites? - Windows 10 Forums
    but there were some longer ones with examples of the inconsistent results obtained by using different updaters.
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       24 Feb 2018 #28

    laoji said: View Post
    what do you mean by that making image.........etc.
    Hi,
    Means create a system image before using any driver updater
    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect Windows 10 Tutorials

    You can try I wouldn't but using win-10 create restore point a little easier,
    Create System Restore Point in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
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  9.    25 Feb 2018 #29

    Hi, it's important you understand the utter and complete difference between System Restore and Disk Imaging. Have you researched that at all?

    System Restore deals ONLY with Windows things. Registry, system files, drivers, and program and update changes made relevant to a particular restore point. It does NOT protect your personal files. It does NOT protect the other partitions needed for Windows to function (4 for UEFI). It does NOT protect any other partitions. It IS unreliable. It IS turned off by default at every build upgrade.

    It does NOT help you if your disk fails. Disk imaging does.

    Disk imaging (normal version) creates compressed copies of the used space of the partitions or disks you select.
    These are stored (or should be) offline.
    Even if your PC is unbootable or fails you can use disk images to get you up and running one way or another.
    System Restore cannot do that.

    After a build upgrade, you have no restore points. They are and should be deleted. Your disk images remain.

    We constantly urge people to use disk imaging routinely - images can be updated by 'incremental imaging' - an image representing the difference between the initial image and the current state.

    It takes about 9-12 mins to 'update' a Windows image on SSD over USB3.

    Disk images let you go back to a previous good state. They also act as a backup from which you can extract files and folders.

    A fundamental difference in outcome between system restore and restoring a disk image: system restore will NOT change your data; restoring a disk image overwrites EVERYTHING on the partitions restored.

    A good recommendation is NOT to keep personal data on C:

    Plenty of helpful information on Macrium's site if you research it- videos and a tutorial on this site- youtube videos.

    Protect yourself. Start using disk imaging. Other options: Aomei Backupper (easier to use), Easeus ... (forget Acronis).
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  10.    27 Feb 2018 #30

    dalchina said: View Post
    - like you, I'd have to search the forum.
    Driver update tools vs. Manufacturer update sites? - Windows 10 Forums
    but there were some longer ones with examples of the inconsistent results obtained by using different updaters.
    Thanks..... it helped
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