Updating device drivers in Windows will improve the performance of your computer hardware. Most drivers update software that you’ll find on the internet are paid i.e you’ll have to purchase a license key before using them. Some of them are free. Today I’ll be reviewing Iobit Driver Booster 2, a free and one the best app to the update outdated drivers in Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 OS.

DB2 is a powerful software with which users can easily find or update outdated drivers on Windows. When you run it on your PC, this application will automatically scan driver files of the most important hardware of your computer.

Once scanning is complete, you’ll see a new window with two tabs, outdated and up to date. The 1st tab in DB2 features the list of outdated drivers. You can ignore the 2nd tab as it displays the information on the latest drivers.

driver booster 2.2 in action

Updating a driver doesn’t take much time. Connect to the internet, disable the antivirus firewall and just click on the update button. Update time will depend on the size of the driver installation file. Thus, don’t expect a quick action from this software if you’re using a GPRS connection.

Before any existing driver file is replaced or removed, this app will create a Windows restore point. Thus, if something goes wrong after installation, users can restore a backup that includes error free OS files and user data.

The download speed will be slow initially but after few a seconds, it will pick up. This software will prompt you to restart your PC once the installation is complete.

driver booster 2.2 free software for Windows 7, 8.1 or 8 OS

Other features of Iobit driver booster 2 are as follows:

UI Settings: Here you’ll see options to change the theme, window transparency, color or font size of driver booster 2 software.

User manual: You don’t need to be a software or computer expert to use the IOBIT driver scanner. If you’re not finding it easy to use this software or if you don’t understand some of its features, you should go through the online IOBIT manual by clicking on this menu.

Settings: With this option, users can change the default English language of this application. You can also configure DB2 to scan for the latest Windows WHQL tests passed drivers on a weekly, monthly, biweekly or daily basis. You can also enter proxy server IP address, port number, login credentials to allow internet access for this app. If you want to turn off driver scanning for some devices, you can do it easily through the DB2 settings.

Pros:

  • Clean user interface.
  • Fast and lightweight.

Cons:

  • Installs software that you might not find useful.

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