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Driver Doctor 6.3.0 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Driver Doctor 6.3.0

Driver DR is a professional software for driver update and driver download.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 197 (75%) 64 (25%) 107 comments

Driver Doctor 6.3.0 was available as a giveaway on June 13, 2016!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.99
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Driver DR is a professional software for driver update and driver download. It has a database that includes more than 8,200,000 drivers. It will help you update drivers in your Dell, ASUS, HP, Lenovo, Acer and Samsung or other brands of computers to their latest versions. You can find the latest version of drivers for your graphics card, audio card, keyboard, mouse, touchpad, monitor, motherboard and network card as well as help you download them.

NB: The license provided is one-year license.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10

Publisher:

Driver Doctor

Homepage:

https://www.driverdr.com/

File Size:

2.2 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#51

I've decided to try Driver Doctor, downloaded, installed it, got my key, and registered it.
Here is my problem.
Almost every time I want to run it, Driver Doctor asks for my key until I got a message that "too many are using the same key".

UNINSTALLED IT.

Reply   |   Comment by indie  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

indie , Something like that happened to me , I had to uninstall it I don't know what went wrong

Reply   |   Comment by willy wayner  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

Driver DR requires the input of the Registration key for EVERY USERNAME you may be using on your PC (if you use more than one) As I discovered with the Inpaint program, this means you need to Log Off and log back into each of the Username profiles you may have on your PC and Register the program multiple times on your PC if you want the program to work in every profile.

I don't fault the programs for their security, but it would be nice if GOTD or the software publishers made this apparent in the Readme files...

Otherwise, MANY THANKS to GOTD and the publishers for the chance to try out their programs!

Reply   |   Comment by Jim C.  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#49

I downloaded it but when I hit retrieve key it asks for email I used when I ordered it. Hoe can I do that if it is from the free giveaway of th Day? Do I NOT need to register it?

Reply   |   Comment by Katy Valco  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Dear Katy Valco, the email address is for you to get the key. By using the email address, the key sent to you will be more secured and you are registered automatically in this way. We could only ask for your understanding. If you have any problem getting the key, please feel free to contact us. We are more than happy to help.

Reply   |   Comment by DriverDR Support  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

Dear GOTD Readers,

Sorry that we could not reply your questions one by one because the replies that we sent are all in the status of "awaiting moderation" and we are not sure how long it will take for the moderation to end. So we are replying your questions here. Please refer to the suggestions listed accordingly. Again, we apologize for this inconvenience that this issue might cause.

1) 404 Not Found Error. If you are having a 404 Not Found error, please contact us at < support@driverdr.com> with the following information: a) the screen shot of the error message; b) the name of the driver that you were updating when this problem occurred; c) the exported file of your system information. We will assist you in no more than 24 hours. We look forward to hearing from you.

2) To readers with the opinion of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". You might have heard of this saying: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Keep your drivers in their best shape could not only help you improve the performance of your computer, which should be very important to game players, but also make sure that your computer will be able to operate normally under certain circumstances. Manufacturers spend numerous time and energy on developing new drivers so as to make sure that their drivers will be able to function well in different situations and thus eliminate the trouble caused by driver issues.

3) To readers worrying about the third party driver manufacture problem. It should be made clear that Driver DR is a driver provider, not a driver manufacturer. We are not producing or making drivers but providing them to you. Hope I have made myself clear. Plus, Driver Dr prioritize in providing the best-matched drivers from manufacturers. When the best- matched drivers cannot be found, such as drivers for Windows 10 operating system, Driver Dr will provide drivers from chipset manufacturers, which are safe to your computer as they are approved by WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs).

4) For people who are comparing Driver DR with programs with similar functions, we would like to point out that it has been made clear in your own statement that Driver DR has found more drivers than the other program, yet you still prefer the program you mentioned, which doesn't seem to make sense. We could only wish that more of our users are like you with this loyalty to our product.

These four questions are the most mentioned ones on this page. So sorry that we could only reply you fast enough due to some unknown reason. But we are always ready to assist. If you are having any problem with your program, please send us email to our support email . Thank you for your reading. We look forward to hearing from you.

Reply   |   Comment by DriverDR Support  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#47

You "If it ain't broke don't fix it!!!!" guys kill me. We'd all be driving horse and buggy's if we left our world in your hands. Thanks to GAOTD, Drivedr.com and as always, thanks to our members who not only take these programs around the block and kick the tires but also take the time to tell the rest of us the good, the bad and yes, even the ugly.

Downloaded, registered and updated five drivers on windows 10 64 bit.

and yes, I do have to reload my computer every six months to a year but what the hell, if I never fixed it, what would I do when it broke? Take it to a shop. I used to do that 15 + years ago and when I got it back, I had no idea what half the crap they loaded was or why they put it in my computer until I saw their bill. It was all just window dressing to clean my wallet out. With a good back up system and today's prices, I can throw this laptop in the pool and get another one in two hours at half the cost of a shop. Have a good one.

Reply   |   Comment by John M  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#46

When requesting the key (just after entering email address) a web page appears with special offers -
1) Can we take up that offer say tomorrow (after I read the answer to my next question)
None of my PCs are new, so I have a few old ones, and don't know when I will need your program, thus this question -
2) If we purchase multiple license (say for 3 PCs), can we delay using some of those licenses ?
EG I purchase tomorrow, and do not activate some until say 14 months from now ?

Thanks,
Rob

Reply   |   Comment by Rob Crombie  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Rob Crombie,

1) The 50% discount offer was only available on the day after this campaign. Sorry for the inconvenience.

2) As to the second question, please feel free to contact us and we will help you figure out a way of maximizing your benefits after the purchase.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Reply   |   Comment by DriverDR Support  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#45

Downloaded program installed it then ran the scan. Scan found 8 drivers that needed an update. Could not download any of the drivers....Error message 404 Remote server not found

Reply   |   Comment by Robert Irving  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Robert Irving, the 404 Not Found error should be gone by now, we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this issue has caused you. Please run Driver DR again to see if the problem still persists.

If you still have the 404 error problem, please feel free to contact us with the information that we need so we could be of better assistance.

Have a nice day.

Reply   |   Comment by DriverDR Support  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#44

This installed fine on Win 7 64bit Ultimate, but: first driver I try to install, NVidia nforce PCI system management (it says) has been running a loading bar across the screen for ten minutes now. It shows no sign of doing anything else, doesn't bring up an NVidia install screen, and won't be minimized. It can't be moved to an unobtrusive part of the screen either, although it can covered up by a browser - otherwise I wouldn't be able to write this. It's stuck on Driver Installation, looks like permanently. I'll have to terminate it in Task Manager, but it's a hassle I could do without, and it does not dispose me favourably towards the program.
Twenty minutes later it's still trying to install.
Also installed on another machine with another email. Stuck on installing USB mouse software. Locked up machine. Had to hard reboot, and it is currently having to Startup Repair. When I get control back it's uninstalling. On both Win 7 PCs.

Reply   |   Comment by belmont  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

belmont, so sorry for the inconvenience that this issue may cause.


Please contact us at with the problem description and the screen shot of the status of the downloading drivers.

We will assist you as soon as possible.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Reply   |   Comment by DriverDR Support  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

I even went to their webpage help section and reported the 404 not found error and 12 hours later still no response. What is going on here. Not happy.

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Tim, so sorry for the inconvenience that we have brought. Please contact us at wiht the following information: a) the screen shot of the 404 error, b) the name of the driver that you were updating that this problem occurred. We will reply you in no more than 24 hours. We look forward to hearing from you.

Reply   |   Comment by DriverDR Support  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#42

Thanks Driver Doctor for such a fabulous gift today. The software found 18 drivers. This happened in two scans. The first scan, there were 11 drivers. The second scan there was a missing driver and 6 more that were outdated. The third scan said all drivers were up to date after downloading and installing the suggested drivers of course.

I found Driver Doctor easy to use. It definitely beats searching for the drivers :-). Thanks GOTD for all that you do. I gave Driver Doctor a definite thumbs up.

Reply   |   Comment by Paula Flinn  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#41

I have a fairly new HP laptop and it found 31 outdated drivers.
All of them updated just fine.

I must say this is the easiest way to check for new drivers, and by far the easiest to download and install them.

There were no comments when I installed the program and started updating drivers. I was nearly finished when I checked back.
The only 2 left were the video drivers - I have both Intel and Nvidia chips in this computer.
I checked the before and after version and date stamps, and both were newer versions.

Some of the problems mentioned could be the result of updating too many drivers before a reboot.
If you are prompted to reboot after an update, you should do it before installing any others.

Reply   |   Comment by Duane  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#40

Here we go again...I attempted to receive the magic numbers for Driver Doctor, following all the right steps starting at the readme file...I copied and pasted into my web browser, entered my email address on the resulting page, twice so they'd know it is a human, or at least reasonably close, that was at 4:15 this morning...A.M. - here it is 3:16P.M. and still no email...not in my spam folder, nor trapped by my ISP, nor in the phising folder...so...where is it? When I attempted to get a resend, I got an "This email address has already been used" message...this convoulted process, with no results, is more then wearisome...some say, "Ya' can't complain, it is for free." And I reply, "Yeah, but I didn't get anything but open, empty air...again." The program installed great...FAT lot of good that'll do me.

Reply   |   Comment by DrLongBear  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

DrLongBear, sorry for the trouble. Please contact us with the email address that you used to download the program and we will assist you right away.

Reply   |   Comment by DriverDR Support  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

With regard to this offer or any offer similar to this one, I would recommend to stay away from driver updating programs. Why? Because of the problems they can cause is the biggie.
So we are talking about driver updates and we all know they can happen and we need them to keep hardware working smoothly.
My thought is a simple one. What are the main components that need updating? Easy...
Motherboard, Graphics Card, whatever else you have added for hardware.
You should download a simple freeware program called CPUID HWMonitor Free 1.29. This neat little program and it will list all of what you have for hardware and give you all the info you need including brand name and model number (which is important info to have).
After you know all of what you have for hardware, go to the websites of each hardware item. For example, I have Gigabyte motherboard so I go to Gigabyte.com then look for my model number motherboard and see if there are any newly released driver updates. If there are, I run the driver update by downloading it and installing. Do the same with you graphics card and other hardware you have. This is the safest way to update your drivers without messing up you machine. It's the best failsafe method to use.

Reply   |   Comment by Drumpf  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#38

No problems downloading, registering and scanning. Like others mention, Driver Doctor found 17 updated Drivers needed (plus 2 devices missing drivers).

Tried downloading all and even just one and I cannot because of same errors which everyone else has. Incidentally, it found my ASUS needed these 'required drivers' in about 10 seconds: that is the fastest I've seen any updater working.

I already use SYSTWEAK "Advanced Driver Updater". I ran it yesterday and it reported drivers up to date. I ran it again today, after Driver Doctor and it still reports that I do not need any updates. It takes ADU about 13-14 minutes to run through my entire system. I have used many Driver Updaters but have stuck with ADU for 3 years [BTW., It is a Microsoft Gold Partner]. It works similarly to Driver Doctor (except for that amazing speed) and lists any updates needed. You decide which, it does a backup of drivers and then automatically installs whichever you choose. ADU updates are malware free.

So, to decide which is best? In this case I vote not for the fastest but the one I know definitely works. How can one programme say all okay and another say all definitely not okay. Had I not registered under GAOTD, Driver Doctor would presumably stop after the Scan and ask for Registration (and payment) before being able to proceed to do the main task of actually getting the drivers.

I'll keep it a little while and try it again but it seems to be erratic and one of these products appears to be wrong!

Reply   |   Comment by Billy  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#37

The developer may be interested to know that when I told Driver Doctor to download 4 Intel driver updates that it said needed updating I got an 404 error message - "not found".

KC4COP

Reply   |   Comment by kc4cop  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#36

To follow up on my earlier comment, I had to do a sys restore to undo the damage this caused. Uninstalled it quickly! I stick with Driver Booster GOTD gave away months back, that I actually bought.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike OD  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#35

Aplikacia po stiahnutí vypíše -Aplication not found!

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Doctor 6.3.0  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#34

DL and install/registration were a breeze. To test, on my Dell Latitude E6410 (I5 processor, 8 GB ram), I ran Driver Booster pro and found zero new drivers. Then I ran this after backing up my drivers with Glary Utilities pro (all have paid licenses). After the scan Driver DR said that I have 11 updates. I blocked the Dell touchpad update, (as Dell's improved touchpad driver makes it completely erratic. I don't think they'll ever get an Alp's tp right!) very easily using the program's context editor, and dl'd/installed the other 10 updates. Every one did a backup, and all went smoothly until reboot. A window popped up with a mystery warning of handler error- no idea which, as there was no report! I closed the pop up warning, and I then re-ran Driver Booster again, and found that three of the updates that Driver DR installed were old and outdated (Broadcom Bluetooth controller; Intel 82577LM Network gigabit controller <12/16/13>; and Synaptic SMBus <7/23/15>). I again used Glary's driver b/u, and then let Driver Booster Pro do it's thing. When it finished, I rebooted, and again the handle error window popped up, and again there was no error report! I am at odds at this point Driver DR did find updates that Driver Booster Pro did not, however, 3 of them were out dated. Then there is the mysterious start up error which I've never had before. It is definitely something Driver DR's updating created, I could go through the Driver DR restores one at a time and reboot after each restore until the error stops appearing, a long and tedious task, but at this point, I think for expediency sake, I'll restore the drivers with Glary's backup, and just uninstall Driver DR. I never had any problems with Driver Booster pro, and why fix something that's not broken? Thanks but no thanks. I've no time to repair mystery problems that I didn't have before!

Reply   |   Comment by Mike OD  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#33

Where is the registration key ? Usually with GOTD it's a snap but not this one... I am in France... Perhaps it is area restricted...

Reply   |   Comment by Jean-Bernard LEMAIRE  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

Downloaded program installed and ran scan. so far so good. Scan found 17 drivers that needed update. BUT uable to download any of the 17 downloads. Get error message 404 Remote server does not recognize...GREAT

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Dennis , same here

Reply   |   Comment by Jacob  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Dennis , the same here since the begining.

Reply   |   Comment by Zdenek  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Well downloaded, installed easy, THEN the pgm ran, came up with several "updates", chose to give it a try and NONE OF THE DOWNLOAD LINKS worked....all came up with a 404 error, server not found.........whew.........thank goodness for REVO

Reply   |   Comment by iwontell  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#30

Not sure what they sent to my email but the letter is stricken through and seems nothing will open it. Tried again to get code and their side doesn't send another email after trying 4 more times guess I'll miss this one.

Reply   |   Comment by nomadss1  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

nomadss1, You're better off. I had to sys restore to undo what it did!

Reply   |   Comment by Mike OD  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Mike OD, Well actually I got it off another computer and put it on mine this program is very good. I keep a running tab on my drivers the only one I don't mess with is my Flash BIOS so I thought it would find perhaps 1-2 drivers but it found 29 I was shocked so I looked them over they are legit drivers it even found my old hardware that I had taken out and replaced. The download and install was the easiest I have ever ever used to install drivers. I'll give this a 9.5 on good program it speed up my computer and fixed an annoying problem I had when I had manually installed my HD audio drivers. Kudos to the programmer on this software I won't be able to afford to pay next years license it's just too high but I do find this program as a need.

Reply   |   Comment by nomadss1  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

I would like to use Driver Doctor 6.3.0.

Reply   |   Comment by Vinod  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-21)
#28

If it ain't broke don't fix it!!!! Updating software (including device drivers) CAUSES PROBLEMS of many different kinds in many cases. Don't do it if you don't genuinely NEED the update! And certainly don't do it without creating a restore point and/or complete backup first.

"Always install every possible update" is very common and very BAD ADVICE!!!!! Only install updates of anything IF there are new features you need and/or if the current installation is not working to your satisfaction. EXPECT unexpected things to begin to malfunction after the update and be prepared to roll it back.

Doubly beware of "automated" updates because your particular combination of hardware and software is unique and just because a driver update works for others using similar hardware doesn't mean it will work for you. So you really don't want anyone or any process screwing around with key software without adult supervision.

DT

Reply   |   Comment by Doug  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+36)

Doug, I'm afraid that is not really a good reason to advise not updating drivers. The whole concept of an update is to correct issues or add functionality.

Just because something is running OK doesn't mean that it can't run even better in the background with an update.

The key, as you mention, is to create a restore point, which any self respecting driver update utility would do so as part of the norm of operation.

So it's not a case of updating software (including device drivers) CAUSES PROBLEMS, butuUpdating software (including device drivers) CAN cause problem, not WILL.

Reply   |   Comment by Ozarks  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

Doug, To not update your drivers can be an incredibly risky way of running a (VERY) probable unstable system. Updates are created for three reasons: improvement, security, and/or system stability. To ignore them is to do that ostrich act where if you can't see danger, it can't be there.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike OD  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Doug, while updating drivers can cause problems, it only happens rarely, so your dire warning is quite simply not needed.

To address your last point: "your particular combination of hardware and software is unique." While that is true, it actually does not matter what software you have installed on your PC. It's enough for driver update software to see that a driver is outdated. The software you have insalled on your computer will not affect any driver updates.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#27

I rather foolishly but very carefully allowed this program to update my 19 drivers- one at a time. Made sure I had ample backups 1st.
To my relief everything still works.
ASUS laptop, Win 10.

Reply   |   Comment by Graham  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

John, that is not true. I know this becuase I've been using driver update software for many years. Driver update software, never just updates the date of a driver, they actually install new drivers.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Graham, I think that might be a key point.
Update them one at a time, and restart every time it asks.

Too many people simply do a mass update with no thought.

Reply   |   Comment by Duane  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#26

It is so strange that there are so many comments saying nice things about this software could receive so many "No"s while the User rating on the top is clearly much over 50%. I wonder what happen... :-)

Reply   |   Comment by sam  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

sam, is because this kind of software are really good to find drivers windows cannot find by itself.

People who update all driver only search, and find, issue.

Reply   |   Comment by antonio  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Add me to the blue screen victims. Fortunately, Macrium restored my system. Some things are not worth messing with, drivers are at the top of the list.

Got a driver related problem? Begin with your PC mfr's support site, and then try the OEM. But 3rd party? No thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Khalidm  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

Khalidm, it is extremely rare for dirver updates to cause blue screens. Sure, it can happen, but it's unlikely, and you will never have to restore an image of your system like you did to fix the blue screen.

For the most part, driver update software is safe to use.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#24

Downloaded and installed fine on my Windows 8.1 converter to Windows 7 machine. I was looking to install a specific driver for my Gigabyte Ethernet device.

Before installing I scanned with the online DriverEasy version. It did not indicate the Gigabyte Driver was needed so I installed DriverDr thinking the large database would indicate the missing driver. It did not.

System restore rolled back the install of DriverDr.

I used DriverMax (free version) to find and install the missing Gigabyte Ethernet driver.

Reply   |   Comment by Ter  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#23

I tried it and found an update for Dell Wireless 1505 Wan minicard What was downloaded was this Dell Update package Wireless 1708 +Bluetooth at 641mbs. Checked Dell support and this update in not compatible with my machine

Reply   |   Comment by ChasB  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

ChasB,

Our professional support team would help resolve this issue. Please provide us with the detailed information regarding the issue at support@driverdr.com. Screen shot of the error would help us locate the problem more exactly.

Please forgive that we may reply to you a little late today due to the giveaway activity, but you can expect our reply within 24 hours.

Reply   |   Comment by DriverDr Support  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

DriverDr Support, Done

Reply   |   Comment by ChasB  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#22

Downloaded, installed and registered on Win 10 64bit without any problems ... On first run it found a few "outdated" drivers, which I'd only updated a few days ago from the manufacturer's website but decided to let it go ahead and update them anyway and got BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) and had to do a system restore because my PC wouldn't reboot.

Reply   |   Comment by Lenny  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Lenny,

Even drivers are from manufacturers, they may have some minor bugs. We are sorry that you met problem while using our product. Would you please provide us with the problematic drivers so we could make a further check?

Please send the information to support@driverdr.com. We would reply to you within 24 hours.

Reply   |   Comment by DriverDr Support  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#21

Another excellent here. Many thanks to all.

Reply   |   Comment by Beetzme  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#20

Worked fine for me. But I first ran my IObit Driver Booster program to see my driver status. It showed 3 drivers needed to be updated. Then I ran Driver Doctor and it found four drivers needing updating. They were USB, mouse(2) and sound drivers. These types have never caused any system wide issues after updating. So I let it download and update all four. It created a system restore before the installation. I rebooted and all is well. If this program has a fault, it's that it will install multiple drivers without reboot. To me, this is a recipe for wreckage. I'm no expert, but I think a reboot should happen by default after each one or two driver installations. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. Anyway I think that this program is a keeper. But I suggest you only install one driver at a time, then reboot, to be safe. Thank you Driver Doctor and GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Injeun  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Injeun,

Thanks for your very kind feedback.

Windows will reboot after some low level drivers are installed. If you used Windows 98 to install IMEI driver, after installation, Windows need a reboot. At the age of Windows 98, AGP Driver need to be installed before installing the Graphics card. Currently, common devices does not need a reboot . It is designed by Microsoft in order not to disturb users too much.

Reply   |   Comment by DriverDr Support  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

DriverDr Support, Thanks for the info. It is good to know.

Reply   |   Comment by Injeun  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#19

Does the program provide Guarantees OEM Drivers Only? If not it should. I would not be interested if they supply third party drivers because of possible conflicts.

Reply   |   Comment by cyclone  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

cyclone,

Driver Dr only provides official drivers from device manufacturers. Please believe it will keep your PC stay in safe. Besides, we offer free technical support guarantee. You can ask us for assistance if you meet any issue while using our product.

Reply   |   Comment by DriverDr Support  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

DriverDr Support, In an online review of Drive Software where yours was included, one of the points against your software was that you were not using OEM drivers.
Do you only use OEM drives for drive updates?

Reply   |   Comment by cyclone  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#18

I agree that, in general, if it isn't broke don't fix it. If you feel the need to optimize for a particular purpose, you should do so. But, critical graphics drivers update themselves, and windows updates cover most other situations (such as new WiFi devices).

What would be of greater interest to me is if there was a software that provided an complete inventory of my drivers, showing me what was current, what was not, why I might want to upgrade, and why I might not.

Beyond drivers, such an inventory should include CODECs, printer and USB drivers and other system level components needed to keep a computer functional.

Then and only then would I actually make a suggested change or update.

Reply   |   Comment by sj  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

sj,

Thanks for your very kind feedback. On the download page, you can click each device name to have a details report of your current driver and Driver Dr suggested driver.

Reply   |   Comment by DriverDr Support  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

sj, unfortunately what you whish for is not possible, as in the majority of cases, driver updates are released without any changelog. This means that there is no way to know what the update driver adds or fixes.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

I've tried these driver update programs in the past from GOTD and do not like them.
Most of them 'find' unnecessary drivers for uninstalled software - all find 100-200MB 'updates' for graphics card that are already installed.
Useless for me.

Reply   |   Comment by BillyB  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#16

Normally. such a driver update software, provides roll back ,
each time it installs a new driver.
This one does not- which is very dangerous cause- a new driver can
destroy any pc , by giving a Blue Screen of Death.

Reply   |   Comment by Winston  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

Winston,

Driver DR had the system restore function. So don't worry about problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Alik  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Winston,

Thanks for your kind feedback. Driver Dr does not have roll back feature currently. But it creates restore point before driver is installed. After installing drivers, if you need, you can use Windows to roll back drivers to previous version. Please don't worry if you meet any issue while using our product, as our support team are always here to help you.

Reply   |   Comment by DriverDr Support  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#15

I have just installed, activated and run DriverDR.
It scanned quickly and found a few updates.
My comment and suggestion for an improvement to the program is that the results announcement (Where it says "Attention Found 16 devices to update...") looks EXACTLY the same size and position as a web banner advert, so at first I ignored it completely (thinking it was an advert for something else) and did not even read it. I would suggest a change of look to move away from the banner advert look would make the program better.
Now to go and update some drivers!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Joe Bloggs  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Oh, I forgot to mention that the scroll bar in the results does not behave like most others. It does not scroll - it jumps down or up a page at a time.
Might be good to have it scroll like probably every other program on the planet...

Reply   |   Comment by Joe Bloggs  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)
#14

I download it and have already get the license. It is a good software. I can update drivers one by one or one time update all. Save more time to find drivers from official site. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Alik  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#13

Never quite understood the need for these type of programs. Windows users get driver updates when Windows is updated. I used this in the past and found many of the drivers were not compatible and caused more issues then they solved.

Reply   |   Comment by D Miller  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

D Miller,

I am also used Microsoft Windows automatically update drivers, but many times, it cannot provides the latest version of drivers. And sometimes, when you find there is a missing drivers or incompatible drivers in device manager, it does not provide one driver for you. It is so sad.

Reply   |   Comment by Alik  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

D Miller, recently windows update came out with a trashy update(KB 4130768?)- a cocktail of nine files, including AMD card and intel updates. I have about 30 entries in my Update history telling that the updates have failed. Windows update does not have a 'restore point'. When I contacted their expert, I was told that my PC hardware is NOT compatible for Win 10 pro. When I asked why I was given this OS, i was smugly told that MS only checks ELIGIBILITY and not COMPATIBILITY. If you check their FAQ for win 10, the answer is different. At my PC start up, the message is 100% configured. Then it says 'updates not installed, undoing changes'.

Reply   |   Comment by Vishwas  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#12

This installed fine on Win 7 64bit Ultimate, but: first driver I try to install, NVidia nforce PCI system management (it says) has been running a loading bar across the screen for ten minutes now. It shows no sign of doing anything else, doesn't bring up an NVidia install screen, and won't be minimized. It can't be moved to an unobtrusive part of the screen either, although it can covered up by a browser - otherwise I wouldn't be able to write this. It's stuck on Driver Installation, looks like permanently. I'll have to terminate it in Task Manager, but it's a hassle I could do without, and it does not dispose me favourably towards the program.
Twenty minutes later it's still trying to install.
Also installed on another machine with another email. Stuck on installing USB mouse software. Locked up machine. Had to hard reboot, and it is currently having to Startup Repair. When I get control back it's uninstalling. On both Win 7 PCs.

Reply   |   Comment by Col  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Col,

Our professional support team would help resolve this issue. Please provide us with the detailed information like regarding the issue at support@driverdr.com. Screen shot of the error would help us locate the problem more exactly.

Please forgive that we may reply to you a little late today due to the giveaway activity, but you can expect our reply within 24 hours.

Reply   |   Comment by DriverDr Support  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Col, driver update programs that advise name and accessibility of new or updated drivers are a very useful tool. However my free advice (worth exactly what it costs) is to NEVER use a third party when updating your graphics (NVidia) Card. Never ever do that! I'd give identical advice for motherboards and Bios updates. Programs like this one are great for the other stuff in your PC, but not those three. Always go to the mfr for those. Like the vendor said earlier to Winston, you should be able to roll back all but Bios with the Windows restore tool. Good luck my friend! -skd76

Reply   |   Comment by SKD76  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#11

Does it allow us full control ?
EG It scans and suggests updates, and we choose which to install ?
And more importantly (for me) - can it identify missing drivers, and offer to install those ?

Reply   |   Comment by Rob Crombie  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Rob Crombie,

Yes. It allows you full control. After scan completes, you can choose to install a driver that you wish to update.
Driver Dr will detect all missing drivers and outdated drivers in your computer. So you can choose to install the missing drivers.

Reply   |   Comment by DriverDr Support  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

DriverDr Support,
Thank you for quick and informative response.
That to me, makes your program heaps better than most similar programs

Rob

Reply   |   Comment by Rob Crombie  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

Windows 7, 64 bit, Packard Bell EasyNote TX86. The software installed and registered without problems. It found 19 outdated drivers on my machine. I let it download and install them all. After the installation completed, it required a restart for the machine. After the restart, the laptop did not start up anymore. Not even into safe mode. I had to use a system repair disc to roll back to prior the changes via the system restore. I won't miss with my drivers anymore. That's a promise :-)

Reply   |   Comment by baran jan  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+40)

baran jan,

We are sorry that you met such thorny problem while using our product.

Our professional support team would help resolve this issue. Please provide us with the detailed information regarding the issue at support@driverdr.com.

Please forgive that we may reply to you a little late today, but you can expect our reply within 24 hours.

Reply   |   Comment by DriverDr Support  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#9

Excellent, 5 drivers updated and working in less than 15 minutes, can't argue with that.

Reply   |   Comment by rik  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#8

I have been using it, drive the scan and download speed quickly, help me to solve a lot of questions. I heard that your company is less than 20 people, but can make such a good product, you are great!

Reply   |   Comment by Teddy  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#7

I like this type of softwares, as suggestion is all about PopUp action windows. They block access to program core UI as minimise for ex. So my suggestion is action to be on the same main window as progress or to have option to do this. Also option for download location can be good too.

Reply   |   Comment by Simeon Georgiev  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Simeon Georgiev, thank you so much for your feedback. You suggestion has been submitted to our colleagues in developing department. Again, thank you so much for your valuable advice. Have a nice day.

Reply   |   Comment by DriverDR Support  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

License Key - not receiving email? I’ve had similar problems several times but this time it’s a bit different.
I got the download link no problem at my xxx-xxx@ email address but not the License Key using the same address. So I used my xx.xx.xxx@ email address and received it straight away.
If this only helps one person, I’m happy to take the time.
Michael

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Michael,

I think Driver DR is nice. Many giveaway will block the ip address. So you cannot through change different emails to get many keys.

Reply   |   Comment by Alik  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

Michael, Same problem here, but still no key available. Cheers from France.

Reply   |   Comment by Jean-Bernard LEMAIRE  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Michael, talking to those having trouble. I left out my closing, clarifying remark: In other word if your email address has a hyphen - , you will not get the License Key email: BUT, if your email address has a dot . or two you WILL receive the email.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Dear Jean-Bernard LEMAIRE, please contact us at this email address with the email address that you used to get the key, we will reply you as soon as we can. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Reply   |   Comment by DriverDR Support  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

DriverDR is one of the better driver update tools. It has a a very large driver database, which means it does a good job of finding driver updates, and may find more driver updates than some of the other driver update software.

However, before using this, or any other driver update software, it's important to note the following:

More often than not the drivers your computer manufacturer has available for download are outdated. Usually, about 6 months after releasing a PC, the manufacturer will stop publising driver updates on their website, even though the actual hardware manufactures will continue to release updated drivers. This is why DriverDR and other driver update software will often find updates when the PC manufacturer shows that there are none avilalable.

While you can get driver updates from Windows Update. They are often outdated, and not all devices are supported. This is a good reason to use driver update software such as DriverDR.

Often updating outdated drivers won't lead to any noticable performance improvements. Because of this it is not important to keep your drivers updated. However, on occasion driver updates can lead to improved performance, or fix issues, so it's not a bad idea to update them.

Aside from updating old drivers, software like DriverDR can be very useful for finding and installing the needed drivers for devices with missing drivers. For example, maybe you don't have a bluetooth driver installed. This will mean you can't use bluetooth on your computer, as the driver is needed to tell the computer how to use the bluetooth hardware in your computer. DriverDR will quite possibly be able to find and install the needed bluetooth driver, after which bluetooth will work.

Sometimes driver update software will install an incompatible driver update which won't work or may even cause crashes. For example, you may update your sound driver, and then then you have no sound. This can be fixed by using Device Manager to rollback to the old driver (you can Google how to do this), which will fix the problem.

While you've quite probably never heard of DriverDR before, it is a rebranded version of the popular driver update software Driver Easy, and is released by the same company. However, Driver Easy has more features such as driver backup and restore. If you miss today's giveaway, there is a free version of Driver Easy.

Personally I prefer IObit's Driver Booster to DriverDR, as in my opinion it works better. It is often avilable as a giveaway too. However, DriverDR is one of the better driver updates, so is worth grabbing before the giveaway ends.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

Roger, Thanks for a detailed description and "how to" when updating drivers. I do agree, and I only have one more concern. If it is possible to check out the digital signature of each driver before you install, there should be no problem using these tools. I remarked, the same company is behind, Driver Easy, I have tried as online version with a reasonable result. However, I wonder, how comes the same company produce two driver updaters ?

Anyway, thanks a lot to, Driver Easy, and the team behind GAOTD. I'll give this one a try, since I have a good experience with Driver Easy.

Reply   |   Comment by Allan  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Roger, You mention twice; "DriverDR is one of the better driver update tools". How do you explain dat the name don't show up in ANY test or comments about driver update tools I googled in Englisch, French, German and Flemisch? The many problems I read here and on the Flemisch GAOTD don'r matter to you?
"If it isn't broken don't fix it" still is a wise action.

Reply   |   Comment by herkato  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

herkato, it's a rebranded version of Driver Easy, which is the 8th most download program at download.com. Driver Easy has some more features, but they both find the same driver updates.

I've used this and Driver Easy and they both work well.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

Eazy installed, eazy using, this is nice and clean software if you need to update for your drivers.Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by cumhur  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#3

Dear All GOTD Readers,

Please click Download Now button to follow the on-screen instructions to download Driver Doctor and get free license key.

Our support team will be here waiting to solve any question you might have. And help resolve any problem that you might encounter while using the program. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please also let us know.

Please feel free to contact us at support@driverdr.com if you need.

Reply   |   Comment by DriverDr Support  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

DriverDr Support,

Is the life of this program limited or will it work for life?

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Nigel, in the readme text it says 'Please note: The software provides a 1-Year license.'

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Nigel,

The license is valid for 1 year. When it expires, if you satisfy our product and want to use it again, you can renew your license. We would offer 50% discount for your renewal. Alternatively, you can write review about our product and post it on Facebook, Twitter or some websites, in return, we would extend 1 year to your license.

Reply   |   Comment by DriverDr Support  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Nigel, it's a 1 year license. After which you could use switch to their free product Driver Easy, which has both a free and a paid Pro version.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Roger, .....and an online version as well : https://www.drivereasy.com/online-scan/

Reply   |   Comment by Allan  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#2

Brilliant! Easy to reg. FAST working. An excellent product. And yes My machine did have some outdated drivers that I knew of for certain before I installed this. Quite tedious trying to install them manually. This giveaway couldn't have came at a more convenient time. Thank you very much.

Reply   |   Comment by Naq  –  4 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
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