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DriverScanner: Automate System-wide Driver Updates

Gordon Kelly


DriverScanner: Automate System-wide Driver Updates

With the almost limitless amount of apps, tools and programmes on the web it is virtually impossible to know if this software is truly unique, but it is certainly one of the most useful products I've seen in a very long time...

Uniblue's logically named 'DriverScanner 2009' automates an age old, laborious yet potentially rewarding monthly chore: making sure your computers drivers are completely up to date.

Far from a quick superficial scan the DriverScanner will check everything from your graphics card to display adaptors, drives (optical and storage), monitor(s), CPU, IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, network adaptors, connected system devices (printers, scanners, etc), sound and game controllers, USB and even motherboard chipset (though not firmware).

Even better, once scanned you don't have to go and find these new drivers, DriveScanner will offer to download and install them automatically for you - as well as let you know whether replacing each driver represents a 'Safe to install', 'moderate' or 'risky' procedure to your system. Happily all changes are logged by the software and a full backup and restore system is in place should any driver update not go as planned. In theory, this is all your driver hassles solved.

A simple tabbed interface should also mean even the most technologically inept can find their way around, and a complete scan requires just a single click meaning - low and behold - a time consuming system health check usually only performed by those with some IT savvy is available to all.

Topping things off, DriverScanner 2009 is available immediately and launches with a special offer cutting the already reasonable $39.95 RRP to $29.95 with free trials and scans available for the cynical. If you ever wanted a quick way to save time every month, here it is...


DriverScanner 2009 Homepage

Eddy Hall

October 27, 2008, 1:59 pm

Hmmm... a good idea, in the vein of the File Hippo Update Checker. But can it be trusted not to utterly brick your PC? Although really like the idea, I know that drivers are one of the trickiest things to get right and maintain system stability while upgrading.

ALso, does it have the ability to roll back drivers that don't perform well?

Are beta drivers supported?




October 27, 2008, 4:18 pm

@Eddy - think most of this is actually explained in the article ;) Driver roll-backs are supported so it shouldn't 'brick your PC' while the software advises how risky each potential driver update is to system stability.

The one point that wasn't: beta drivers are not currently supported, probably with good reason.


October 27, 2008, 4:36 pm

These things have been around a while and there are many other products like this such as DriverAgent, Driver Detective and Radarsync.


October 27, 2008, 4:43 pm

@Xiphias - fair enough, this is the first I'd heard of it. You roll your dice and take your choice :)

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