Best free Driver Update Software for Windows 10/8/7

Having proper device drivers for your devices is very important for the proper functioning of a computer system as well as the attached hardware devices. Drivers are a key component of a computer system, but we often overlook them which may create various performance issues in the long run. 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.

Free Driver Update Software for Windows

Here is a list of 10 best free software to update your drivers and keep your Windows PC running smooth. These software let you update the device drivers easily without any difficulty, and are especially helpful for those who don’t want to visit the manufacturer’s website to download the driver or manually check for driver updates.

1.      Double DriverFree Driver Update Software

Double Driver is a freeware to backup Windows Drivers. Some drivers are not easily available online, and there are times when we don’t have the Driver CD and want to back up some important installed driver, this is where Double Driver helps you. It is a very simple and useful tool which not just let you check the detailed information about drivers installed on your PC, but also helps you taking backups, restore and save the chosen drivers easily.

2.      Snappy Driver InstallerProfessionally Install and Update Drivers with Snappy Driver

Snappy Driver Installer is a handy tool which lets you install and update the drivers on your Windows PC. It is the best application to use if you have recently formatted your PC or updated the OS because it can work offline and you do not really need an internet connection to work. If selected the option, this software also let users know whenever an update is available.

3.      Intel Driver Update Utilityintel-drivers

Intel Driver Update Utility from Intel automatically identifies, finds and installs the updated drivers for your computer system and keeps your system up-to-date. The software checks the systems thoroughly, suggest the required driver updates on your PC and download them only after getting your permission. It collects no personal information and can be installed very easily. The simple and user-friendly interface makes it worth to be added to the list of free driver update software for Windows machines.

4.      Device Doctordevice doctor updates drivers

Decide Doctor is a free software for Windows PC which scans the computer hard disk and checks if there are some new updates available for the drivers. The software is best known for its detailed scan as it can locate unidentified drivers which are usually not detected by the default Windows Device Manager. The database of Device Doctor includes almost all major hardware device manufacturers and currently has drivers for more than 13 million devices and PCs.

TIP: Read our DriverFix Review. This driver update software can automatically identify corrupt or outdated device drivers and offer to updated them with their latest versions.

5.      AMD Driver AutodetectAMD Driver Autodetect

AMD Driver Autodetect scans the entire operating system as well as the graphics card of your Windows machine and sees if any update is available. The software also lets you download the official update with just a single click. Easy installation and auto detect tool are the major features of the AMD Driver Autodetect tool.

6.      DUMo Update MonitorDriver update monitor

DUMo Update Monitor is a Windows freeware which automatically checks if the most recent versions of drivers are installed hardware on your system and help you keep your PC up-to-date & safe. With Dumo installed on your PC, you do not need to check for the update manually; the tool sends you a notification whenever some update is available for the drivers on your PC.
It includes bundleware – so remember to download the Lite version.

7. Snail Drive promises to offer you the right driver updates.

8. Dell Update utility will help you download or update Dell Drivers

9. IObit Driver Booster Free is another good free Device Driver updater for Windows PC.

Do remember to create a system restore point first before you update your device drivers.

Windows machine needs to have updated drivers, no matter you have moved to a newer version of the operating system or not. Updating the drivers regularly helps you getting the best performance of your PC and other hardware devices attached. If you feel the need, you can refer to this post, to identify computer hardware problems. Go here if you need to Troubleshoot & fix Device Driver Problems.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.

10 Comments

  1. Gajraj Singh

    These all are Free??
    BTW thanks for these.Great Guide !!!

  2. Dan

    Thanks for these tips; I’ve got a Dell Inspiron Windows 8.1 64 bit (updated re cpu/graphics to modern 3d/1080p HD) on the way this week, and will wait until then to try these tips…on the Windows 7 Acers, though many drivers still say “2006 version”, it’s been sketchy trying to update any of them, and yes indeed restore points are necessary when attempting.

  3. Ian Williams

    I downloaded both DRIVE the LIFE and INTEL DRIVER UPDATE UTILITY after scanning with both utilities I found it odd that the Intel Scanner reported all drivers up to date. While the Drive the Life reported three new Intel Updates. Just wondering which Scanner to Believe.

  4. Shouldn’t IObit’s Driver Booster be part of this roundup? It’s certainly the product I’ve come to rely on.

  5. martinki

    Just wondering if these update java, flash player and drivers which you can manually update yourself or if they also update hardware manufacturer’s proprietary drivers for one Windows version only which do not update when you upgrade Windows?

    When trying that manually you have to search drivers from other manufacturers with similar HW and see if they work.

  6. Anonymity_x

    I downloaded and installed DriveTheLife. Seems it changed the name to Driver Talent. To be honest, I like Driver Talent just like you said it is a powerful driver update software. It could help to keep my Windows drivers in a good condition.

  7. It is no longer free, hence it has been removed from this list.

  8. Wally

    I know its a old review but Driver Pack Soution its also free and good, why it was not mentioned?

  9. 4llowed

    Thank you nice collection so helpful .

  10. mudith chanuka

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