I’ve always been skeptical about these things, because from my past experience, they always screwed something up. But apparently as time progressed, companies got it right.
I was forced to use this tool when I’ve reinstalled Windows 10 clean on my ACER Iconia W4 Windows tablet and bunch of controllers weren’t detected and half of the stuff just wasn’t working. I’ve installed some drivers using Driver Talent, but it failed to recognize bunch of stuff. I had no audio and none of content like movies would play. Plus, Driver talent was super clumsy in free version because you have to manually download and install all found drivers.
But after firing up Iobit’s Driver Booster, it found them all and tablet is working like new. And even in free version, it’s super easy to use, automated and it just works. I was so impressed I now have it on all my systems. It didn’t do anything wild with the drivers and you can even opt to only install WHQL certified ones.
Plus, it can keep a lot of other stuff up to date for you, like Microsoft Visual C++ redistributables, Adobe Flash, OpenAL and PhysX along with many other things needed for problem free gaming. And you really have full control over it. Paid version offers fully automated updating and few other goodies, but free conveniently doesn’t do that by default. Most people don’t like that anyway. I know I prefer vetting installation of every driver myself. You avoid a lot of problems this way….
It also has bunch of safety features like driver backup and System restore points prior driver updating so there is really minimal chance of things going wrong.
I really like it and if you’re having problems finding specific drivers for your PC, laptop or Windows tablet, that only show us a very cryptic entry in Device Manager give it a try. It certainly (pleasantly) surprised me.