Improving the performance of the computer should always be a priority for everyone. After all, its performance naturally decreases over time, making applications slower in loading and making startups take more minutes. Some may even be forced to replace their computer just because of this. The good news is that users can improve the performance of their PC with easy steps. One of these is to simply update the drivers of their hardware parts. This can be done either manually or with a driver updating application such as DriverFix to make it easier.
Drivers are files used by the hardware to connect itself to the computer. Without it, parts such as the video card, monitor, and the keyboard will not be able to function. Upon first connecting these devices to your computer, a basic form of it will be installed to make the hardware functional. However, users should know that the manufacturers of these parts constantly update these drivers. This is to remove issues and bugs of these parts and to make it functional with newer applications. This is why drivers are very important for maintaining the computer.
DriverFix is an application created to simplify the whole process of updating the drivers. Without it, you would have to rely on two things to update the drivers. First, there is the Windows updater that occurs about once a month which is not always able to download all the required drivers for your computer. Next, you can manually check for the status of the drivers through Windows’ Device Manager. From here, you can look for the latest versions of its drivers online, download these, and install each one yourself. Keep in mind that this will take about 30 minutes for each driver which makes a long and excruciating process. Not to mention, you would have to do this a lot since drivers are released regularly.
With DriverFix, users can simply allow the application to do all of the work for them. They simply have to download, install, and then run the application. With just one usage of the app, they can successfully and safely install new drivers into their system. The application is built intuitively to make it fast and easy to use. It also comes with a free and a paid version to make it accessible for many.
DriverFix has three steps in updating the drivers of the computer.
Upon first launching the app, the application will start a full scan of the computer’s drivers. From here, it will sort out the drivers that are updated and those that are not. It will also show important information such as for what hardware part the driver is for, the name of the manufacturer, and its current version. From here, users can then decide to either update all of the outdated drivers or choose only specific ones. This is handy in case you want to save space and your hard drive and if you won’t be using all of the outdated hardware parts.
Next, the application will start downloading the drivers to your computer. It will download it directly from their online database that contains millions of these files. These are certified to be genuine and safe for your computer. The application has a download manager that will show you the progress of your downloads, its file size, and more. In case the computer has not been updated for a long time, it may need gigabytes of files to finish updating every driver. This is why regular updating should be observed by the user.
Lastly, it will install the drivers to your computer. This is the most important part which ensures that the drivers will finally be usable. This process will take up to 30 minutes at most or more depending on the number of drivers. This process is guaranteed to be safe because of the driver backup feature which will be explained later. After fully installing the drivers, users are advised to do a restart of the computer. This is to ensure that the downloaded drivers will be usable.
After updating the drivers of the computer, users can generally expect their hardware parts to work seamlessly and with less errors. For example, any Bluetooth connectivity issues will be fixed. Graphics drivers, which are used for showing applications and for video games, will also be able to run newer applications and with faster frame rates. Audio systems such as speakers and headphones will also have better sound quality. Keep in mind, though, that what the new drivers can do for your hardware will entirely depend upon the manufacturers of these parts. There are also some hardware parts that are considered discontinued by some manufacturers which means that it will no longer provide drivers for them.
The application has multiple features to make the whole process of updating the drivers easier. In our tests we found that DriverFix safely and quickly updated all the drivers that we had out of date on our system.
As mentioned, they have a driver backup system. Here, the users can recover their old drivers. First, it can be used in case their driver updating fails. Next, it can be used if the user simply wants to use an older version of their drivers.
Next, the application also has an update scheduler. Through this, users can set the application to run automatically on a schedule for them to always have the most recent drivers without manually opening the app.
DriverFix is an application that simplifies the whole process of updating the drivers. With only a couple of clicks, users can download and install drivers. It comes with important features such as the driver backup, update scheduler, and more. It comes with both a free and a paid version.