Keep Windows system drivers up-to-date with DriveTheLife

Your Windows system needs to have updated drivers, not only when you move to newer edition of OS., but also on the same device. Keeping drivers updated to the latest version helps you get the best performance out of your hardware. But it is true, most of us do not update drivers, unless they are offered by Microsoft Updates.

If you do not want to manually check driver for updates, then this post will help you. We’ve previously seen some driver update software. Today we will cover DriveTheLife tool.

Scan your Windows for Driver Updates


DriveTheLife has very simplified UI but powerful capabilities to check out and update device drivers. It helps you keep your system have compatible and updated drivers installed. It is capable of detecting corrupted, outdated and missing drivers.

We tested it on an old system with Windows 10 installed, and it found out someΒ  outdated drivers.

DriveTheLife basically performs driver verification on following driver families:

BIOS Bluetooth, Card Readers, Digital Camera / Webcam / Camcorder, DVD / Blu-Ray / Media Players, Firmware, Graphics Board, HDD / SSD / NAS / USB Flash, Joystick, Gamepad & Wheels, Keyboard & Mouse.

Following are the highlights of this useful program:

  • It can find the most suitable drivers for your PC intelligently
  • It is an all-in-one tool to update, repair and manage drivers easily
  • It is compatible with all recent versions of Windows, from Windows Vista to Windows 10, both 32-bit and 64-bit architectures.
  • It is totally free and has an intuitive easy to use interface.

As a Windows user, if you want to keep you device drivers updated always, you might want to check out this simple utility.

Do remember to create a system restore point first before you use the freeware.

UPDATE: Based on feedback and comments the home page link has been removed. Plus it is no longer free.

You may instead want to have a look at these free driver updaters:

  1. Driver Sweeper: Backup or remove drivers from Windows
  2. Double Driver: Freeware to backup & restore Drivers in Windows
  3. Update AMD Drivers with AMD Driver Autodetect for Windows
  4. Update Intel Drivers with Intel Driver Update Utility
  5. Free Driver Backup: Back up your Device Drivers in Windows easily.
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An Electrical Engineer by profession, Kapil is a Microsoft MVP and a Microsoft Content Creator. Please read the entire post & the comments first & create a system restore point before making any changes to your system.


  1. Lee AudioAddictz

    is this a typo ” We tested it on an old system with Windows 10 i”

  2. Ed

    Put it up against Driver Booster 2.2. Driver Booster tells me my drivers are up to date, and DTL tells me to update the drivers that I already updated with Driver Booster. Don’t know if I trust this, I’ll stick with Driver Booster.

  3. Seath

    DO NOT INSTALL this! It is completely inaccurate Chinese software. You should be ashamed for promoting this!

  4. Myothernamesagoodone

    All driver updaters are bad. Wouldn’t touch any one of them with a bargepole!

  5. ^^ Seems like both are contradicting each other 😐

  6. ^^ This is an awareness kind of post, not a promotion at all πŸ™‚

  7. Lee AudioAddictz

    i cant really see any usefulness in trying this software out on windows 10 … when it not even past a beta release yet …. would have been better to test it on xp / vista / 7 or 8 …. but as it is from the other comments it looks like its about as much use as a chocolate fire guard

  8. Yes, its home page link has been removed.

  9. Ed

    As I have stated many other times here, even though it may be an “awareness” article, once you put the software and it’s name on the web, it becomes searchable and indexable by search engines, hence yes it is sort of a promotion I beg to differ, sad part is some sad sack will download it and actually believe what it is doing is good when it really isn’t. Best thing to do when you come across software like this is not to write about it at all and if you do it needs to be negative.

  10. ^^ We appreciate your feedback and will implement it for sure πŸ˜€

  11. Wegexen

    As with my experience, it is excellent to install and update windows drivers for computer idiot like me. Plus, it is totally free. You removed the homepage and I got it from google by searching its name DriveTheLife.

  12. John_Sydney

    In general, the old saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” applies when it comes to drivers. Updating drivers on an older system – one that is not displaying any errors relating to drivers – is highly likely to create a problem.

  13. Mon_wmb

    Chinese Software, so what? Do you know that the Driver Booster is also Chinese software? But why so many people over the world are using it? The quality speak louder than your framed word! We use excellent software, no matter who develops it!

  14. Pkshadow

    I had this program installed and Malwarebytes blocked outgoing tcp from this program and said it was connecting to a malicious website.
    I think I would rather believe Malwarebytes so this program was uninstalled.
    I do not know why others who post/advocate/list this software have not found the same thing.
    Do not install.

  15. mobetoro

    Some guys said that the program didn’t work and it is malware. I don’t think so. It works well on my computer. Nothing wrong appear!!! Many driver problems in my computer were fixed by it!

  16. X_Robert

    I like this software because it solve some driver related issues for me. I am not an advanced computer user, so I need such a tool to keep my computer in a good condition.

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