DriverIdentifier

 DriverIdentifier

Somewhat weird driver updater tool compared to other in the field, though with a library of 25 million device drivers DriverIdentifier could fit for all computer users. The app displays a precise message comparing present drivers installed in your computer vs. the proposed updates. After you click Scan, it will display results and drivers to download in a separate web page.

Key functions:

  • Compatible with both 32 and 64 bit Windows versions
  • Scans for drivers to update, then displays links where to get driver files and install them manually
  • The download page displays the driver’s ID and date of release
  • Provides download links from OEM sources

 

  • Pros:
  • Displays vital information concerning updates
  • Works offline and is portable
  • No settings required
  • DriverIdentifier is small in size
  • Cons:
  • Requires user registration before downloading the setup file
  • Cannot perform scheduled scans
  • Requires user to manually downloads updates from the proposed links

Tips. To avoid installing the wrong update, make sure to check the presently installed device drivers details and compare them to the proposed update.

Verdict. We find this software easy to use. Although it requires the user to go through the hustle of manually downloading driver updates, it satisfies that the majority of the links presented are OEM sources. This makes DriverIdentifier a little bit safer than most of the free driver updating software.