These tools will help you keep your PC’s drivers up to date

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Drivers help your PC maximize its performance and work with various hardware components. Windows 10 does a good job when it comes to managing driver updates, but there are times when it’s worth considering a third-party tool. If you have a PC setup that isn’t very common, or you want to ensure that you have the latest drivers, read through the tools on this list.

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AVG has earned a solid reputation when it comes to helping your PC run well. Its driver updater scans over half a million drivers to optimize your system. AVG has worked with over 100 major brands, including Microsoft, NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD.

$40/year at AVG

This piece of software can automatically scan and identify out of date, missing, or faulty drivers. It has a silent mode, so it won’t interrupt you when a window is in full screen. There is an unlimited version of Driver Booster that is free, but there is also a free version that lets you install up to two drivers per day.

$23 at IObit

This tool automatically scans the status of your drivers to determine which ones are outdated or wrong for your system. It can delete outdated drivers from your PC to help reduce clutter. You can also use it to back up your drivers as an executable file.

$60 at Avanquest Software

The makers of this piece of software focus on delivering safe drivers for your PC. It can scan your system when Windows starts, helping make sure that your drivers are always up to date. You can also use it to create a restore point so that if anything goes wrong, you can go back to when you know your system worked.

$30 at ReviverSoft

This driver updater can back up driver versions, scan for fault drivers, and utilizes a vast library of drivers. It can update all your drivers at once, so you don’t have to click around to get things done.

$40 at Smart Driver Care

Which driver update software should you use?

The first port of call you should go to when it comes to managing drivers is the built-in setup available through Windows 10. This might cover your needs just fine and won’t cost you anything extra. If you do, however, have specific hardware that needs a driver updater, there are some excellent options in this collection.

AVG has earned a solid reputation for helping PCs run well, and its AVG Driver Updater can you help update and manage your PC’s drivers. AVG has a large library of drivers and the company works with major tech companies such as Microsoft, Intel, and AMD to help keep things up to date.

If you want a free piece of software to manage your drivers, Driver Booster is a good option. The free version of Driver Booster lets you install up to two drivers a day. That isn’t a lot when compared to paid software, but it is nice when compared to many free pieces of driver update software. You can also pay to upgrade to the pro version of Driver Booster if you need more from it.

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