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Driver Easy Pro 5.1.5 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Driver Easy Pro 5.1.5

Update all your missing drivers with just 1 click!
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 152 (82%) 33 (18%) 99 comments

Driver Easy Pro 5.1.5 was available as a giveaway on December 21, 2016!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.99
free today
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Are you lost in the driver-searching journey? Are you struggling whether or not to download certain drivers? This is where your headaches stop now! Driver Easy will take care of all the driver problems for you automatically and instantly. From detecting drivers to updating drivers, everything will be done in just a couple of clicks!

Please note: the program includes one year license!

System Requirements:

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

Publisher:

Easeware Technology

Homepage:

https://www.drivereasy.com/

File Size:

8.22 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#1

Hi GTODers, this is Kevin, a member of the Driver Easy team.

This is the second time we join the GTOD campaign. Before we launch this campaign, I have read each and every comment on all the driver updaters on GTOD. Not just comments of Driver Easy campaign from last year, but all driver updaters’ comments.

I agree with some of the comments saying that driver updater is not a tool that fits everyone's need. But we do hope that Driver Easy is the first option that you choose when you feel like a driver updater, just like you first go to Google when you want to know something.

Before I joined Driver Easy team, I have over 15 years of experience in IT industry, and I had fought with the IRQ/DMA jumpers and tired to find a corresponding driver for the hardware for many years. Frankly speaking, it was really not a pleasant job to do. So Windows introduction of the Plug-and-Play technology really saved us from the IRQ/DMA conflict issues. And that is what we want Driver Easy to do on the any driver related issue: a simple and easy solution without costing much time or energy.

We are working hard to make Driver Easy become the all-in-one solution to the driver problems. Not only can Driver Easy help you keep the driver problems away, it is also very easy to use: just follow the big green buttons to get everything done! Even a five year old can update drivers with it.

We must agree that nothing can be all perfect, and there are indeed some improvements that can be made on Driver Easy. That is what our team is doing everyday: we work harder everyday to make sure Driver Easy to be your first choice.

But as we all know, two heads are always better than one. Since we are all here now, please allow me to make some humble suggestions:

We have Driver Easy technical team, developing team and customer care team here. Please feel free to let us know what do you want Driver Easy to become in the near future?

You can tell us exactly what you have in your mind, for example, how would you like to change the design, what features and tools you expect to see on Driver Easy, and any other changes that you want to see in Driver Easy by leaving us comments here or send us an email to . You will receive our reply in no more than two working days.

We are here to listen and serve you better.

P.S. If you cannot get the email containing the license key, please visit https://www.drivereasy.com/resend-license-key/.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+58)

Dear GTODers,

If you run into problems such as 404 or time out when you are using Driver Easy, please shut down Driver Easy completely and then try running it again.

If the problem persists, please send us an email with the screen shot of the error to .

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Dear DTODers,

It seems that our email address failed to show on this page. Please find it in the email that we send you if you need our assistance on your driver problems.

We look forward to helping you solve the problems.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Driver Easy Support, down loaded Driver Easy, but did not receive license-key.

Reply   |   Comment by Doreen Thorne  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

Hi
Have not received the key.
I also tried the link you provided

Reply   |   Comment by Rob Crombie  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Rob Crombie,

So sorry for trouble the we brought.

If you haven't sent us an email, please download Driver Easy free version now, and then send us an email with your problem description, we will take care of this for you.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

People usually have a problem of a few unrecognized devices on old versions of Windows, and if they can't find them on the internet or other places, chances are no driver updater will.

Reply   |   Comment by ew  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

I will use this STRICTLY for driver backup and driver restore.
NOT for driver "update".
Especially NOT for scanning hundreds of drivers and "Updating all those drivers with 1 Click".
That is asking for trouble.
If you have to update, do it 1 at a time so you know what went wrong when things go wrong after a driver update.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#41

GUESS it works..........no issue installing, etc.......then the "ISSUE" - it found supposedly 29 updates I need.......could be.........BUT clicking the update button, every one produces an ERROR message and the program closes........4-5 do-overs same thing........oh well

Reply   |   Comment by iwontell  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

Hi everybody. :-)

Comparison:
- driverdetails.com (pcvark softwares) driver updater 1.0.0.16358 showed 4 old device drivers (10 Dec 2016).
- iobit driverbooster free 4.1 shows 7 old device drivers (5 intel, 2 realtek).
- kcsoftwares dumo free 2.8.1.50 shows 8 old device drivers (7 intel, 1 realtek).
- driverDR shows 9 old device drivers (7 intel, 2 realtek).
- intel driver updater shows 1 new device driver (and wants to substitute it with one older).
- windows device manager didn't find all the suggested drivers from all previous software, i.e. it "said" always "the best driver software for your device is already installed".

Conclusion: get one of these software for free as a second opinion and to have a list at a glance. If microsoft windows device manager doesn't find anything and if intel driver updater isn't correct about their own driver software, how could another software be correct?

Thanks drivereasy/Easeware Technology Limited, but no thanks.

Thanks anyway to the GAOTD team.

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#39

Installed routinely on W10 x64. Found three drivers that my existing competitive program hadn't found.

Don't appreciate the fact that it installed a scheduled task; this is the sort of program that I want to run manually when I decide to do so.

And GOTD wouldn't transmit the email link request until agreeing to receive the newsletter. That's rather presumptuous.

Reply   |   Comment by Art Shapiro  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Followup to above: installed on a number of machines and found obsolete and missing drivers on all with no problems. Had one issue: on a dual-boot 10 / 7 machine, after the Windows 10 had installed 11 new drivers, and restarted, all the desktop icons had been right-justified on the primary monitor. Re-sorting them by name restored them to the intended left side of that monitor. And the Windows 7 side blue screened during the update process and was left in an irreparable state. I'll have to restore that partition from Windows Home Sever.

Reply   |   Comment by Art Shapiro  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Art Shapiro,

Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

Regarding the desktop icons issue, we were wondering whether you have used Driver Easy to update your display card driver.

Display card driver can cause the change of the resolution of your screen, thus change the way to arrange icons on your desktop.

If there's anything more that we can do, please feel free to ask.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#38

FFS... as long as I've been working with computers (30 years), I have ALWAYS relied on the drivers the hardware vendor provides, as well as equivalent drivers provided by Microsoft. When I see ANY piece of software that purports to "keep your drivers up to date", I shudder in disgust, because this sort of thing reminds me of the click-bait ads I see throughout the world-wide-web. If any of my clients ever installed BS like that, I'd slap their face so hard I'd knock them into next week.

Reply   |   Comment by George Taylor  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

George Taylor,

You do realize that the driver updates provided are vendor specific, right? This software takes the pain away from having to use multiple other applications to keep your drivers up to date. This vendor doesn't write its own drivers for hundreds, or even thousands of components and peripherals out in the world, that's nearly impossible task to do. You should be encouraging your clients to use this software instead of slapping them. Updated drivers make your system more stable and secure.

Reply   |   Comment by Eddie_M  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Eddie_M, I don't lose any sleep if my drivers aren't up to date. As a matter of fact, I prefer Not to update them so my system can run more efficiently. Case in point; I updated my nVidea display driver because it kept nagging me about an update when the tray icon was running, now I can't close the tray icon, meaning that nVideo tray app is now taking up additional system resources. I am a firm believer that when a system is initially set up with the optimum drivers for the hardware being used, leave it that way. Even software updates scare me.

Reply   |   Comment by George Taylor  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#37

Driver Easy is not so easy. 8 out of 10 systems this was installed on today crashed (BSOD) after using this program to update them. Only 1 of the 10 managed to get the Pro license to activate, the other 9 could not connect to the server for validation.

This program sounds like a good idea but the developers really need to look at server communication and the driver database they are drawing from. For now the best way to update drivers is to go to the manufacturers website and manually check for updates. It may be slower than using this type of software, but it is also much safer.

Reply   |   Comment by SilverDragonSys  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

The program seemed to work well on my Windows 10 machine. 20 drivers were updated (122 others were deemed okay). It was nice to see what drivers were to be updated. The only glitches that I noticed were 1. - my solar hot water controller com port was lost until the second reboot and 2. - all my desktop icons from 2 monitors ended up on my main monitor, even overlapping. Took a couple minutes to rearrange but all is back to normal.

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

dancour,

Thanks for choosing and trusting Driver Easy.

We would like to help you with the missing com port and the desktop icons disarranged issues that you mentioned, but we can not yet provide you with much help due to limited information. Would you please send us more information via the feedback interface so we could better assist? Please do tick the box for "Export system information".

Looking forward to helping you with these issues.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#35

Ran this proggie and it identify 31 driver updates. 12 of these were Intel related. I went to the Intel site and downloaded/ran their Driver Update Utility. It found ZERO update requirements and noted that my graphics driver had been customized for the OEM. It said my chipset drivers were current (as well as the other drivers declared outdated by Driver Easy.

Now I'm glad I didn't allow DE to mess with my system, particularly at a motherboard level. As others have stated this type of software is dangerous. Use it only to identify potential updates, but ALWAYS go to the driver source for the final word. Better yet... make no changes unless your current driver is causing problems.

Reply   |   Comment by Anna  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

Cannot install in Vista Home Premium 32 bit???

Reply   |   Comment by Alan J Babey  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Alan J Babey,

Driver Easy can be installed on Vista operating system.

If you find it impossible to install, please send us an email with the screen shots of the notification, ans we will help you take care of it asap.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

Thank you for breaking my Logitech Unifying receiver. No more mouse. Device not recognized. No solution yet. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Logitech  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Logitech,

So sorry for any inconvenience that this has brought you.

We do believe that this is a problem that we can help you solve, and we would be more than happy if you give us this chance to help you with it.

Please check to see if the following post helps:

https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge/fixed-logitech-mouse-no-unifying-receiver-detected-or-found-in-windows-7/

If the problem can still not be solved, would you please send the description of your the problem that you had with Logitech unifying receiver via the feedback interface in Driver Easy?

We will help you with this issue as soon as we could.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

Installed easily on Windows 10 Pro and found 17 updates. I like the fact you can compare the version numbers and authors.

One problem though. I have tried the "Driver Backup". It creates a backup directory of around 950MB. However, it hangs when creating the zip file. I have tried it twice, and it hung around 200MB when creating the file "DotNetZip-4vvr1ew4.tmp" - both times around the same size.

Reply   |   Comment by RK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

RK, The same thing happened to me twice. Seems to backup but hangs when "compressing".

Reply   |   Comment by dancour  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

RK,

So sorry for any inconvenience that we have brought.


We have located the problem of restoring. From what we know for now, some problems will occur when there are some non-English characters when restoring certain devices.

We have notified our developing team about this issue, and they will get this taken care of real soon. And this problem is expected to be solved in future versions.

Thanks so much for your trust in Driver Easy.

Have a good day.

Sophie

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Email link would not work with my hotmail address, but worked immediately with gmail address. Installed/activated.
Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Paul Harris  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#30

I just ran a scan for the first time, and when I clicked to update the drivers, I recieved an error. System runtime interop Services 0x80040154 Exception from HRESULT. Microsoft said there is a hotfix for this, but won't give it to me because it is a third party application. I am using windows 7 32 bit. Maybe the developer or the team knows what happened.

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

Eddie,

So sorry that you ran into problem like this.

But don't worry, we can help you fix it eventually.

However, we have not yet able to provide you with a solid solution right now due to limited information.

We would be highly appreciate it if you could send us more information (such as the screen shot of the error message, your system information etc.) via the feedback interface in Driver Easy so we will better help you fix this problem.

As a temporary fix, it is suggested that you turn off the Create Restore Point function first. Then try the scan and update again.

We look forward to hearing from you and helping you solve this problem.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Dear Driver Easy Support,

Your driver update server "dow2.drivereasy.com" is TOO MUCH HARD to access!

I have tried to update the driver and download them in different time period for many times, but it still too much slow (it's about 10-20 KB/s) or can not be connet to the server directly!

Would you please consider to add a "CDN service" (such as cloudflare, akamai, etc...) for your update server?

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

Tiger,

Sorry that you ran into this problem.

We noticed that since many users flashing in the servers since the beginning of the giveaway. We have added more new servers on our side, and the slow speed problem should be gone now. Please have a try to see if the problem persists.

Usually, you can expect the speed to be 500 kb to 20 MB. But the actual download speed will depend on many a factor, such as broadband speed, ISP, the country that you live in etc.

If you cannot still get a fast speed now, please feel free to contact us.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

After doing several driver updates and restart successfully , I started the Intel driver updates on my laptop - I restarted, again, but now I cannot key-in my password to get passed Win 10 security. Locked Out? What to do?

Reply   |   Comment by lockedout  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

lockedout, Similar problem. I had to reimage to yesterday's backup. I won't be trying this a second time.

Reply   |   Comment by Anna  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

lockedout,

Thanks for using Driver Easy.

So sorry that you are having this problem.

It is suggested that you use the on screen keyboard to login for now. Use your mouse to perform the following steps please:

1) On the logon screen, on the bottom right, click Ease of Access icon.

2)Find On screen keyboard option and click it.

3) You should be able to see a keyboard display on your screen.

4) Use your mouse to enter the password and try to log in again.

If you are having some other problems, please feel free to send us an email via the feedback interface in Driver Easy, and we will reply as soon as we can.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Driver Easy Support,
I have spent 1/2 a day. nothings solved the problem. Cannot us laptop keyboard. Must us usb keyboard which defeats using laptop. I have gone to Lenovo reinstalled pak, check the keyboard drivers, re-installed drivers, confirm the driver are good????. Nothing. I am not very happy...Daniel Chambers
Lenovo ideapad 100s

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel Chambers  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

The install, registration, and driver update worked well on my Win10 system. It found several Intel chipset drivers and some audio drivers that needed updating. The updates ran fine and when finished I got a message saying the system had to reboot - which I expected.

When I rebooted I did expect DriverEasy to automatically restart, but it did not. So I restarted it and it said there was still 1 audio driver that needed updating. I did that and got the message that everything was up to date.

I saw that I had 3 different sets of audio drivers (Intel, RealTek, and nVidia). Since my motherboard has a RealTek audio controller I used the Delete Driver function to remove the Intel and nVidia drivers. This is a nice capability to have since it lets you remove old drivers for hardware that you may no long have on your system.

Driver updates are tricky to do sometimes but based in my experience so far I rated DriverEasy 5 stars.

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

Birk Binnard,

Thanks for using and trusting Driver Easy.

Regarding the audio driver issue, we would like to help you find out what exactly went wrong since you got different notifications from Driver Easy.

If it is not too much to ask, would you please send us an email via the feedback interface in Driver Easy? Please feel no pressure doing this, we are always here when you want to talk to us.

We would be thrilled if we are to help you solve this problem.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#26

Thank you for the nice software. The download from GAOTD did not seem to contain Driver Easy install (setup.exe would not actually do anything) but did provide a link to get activation key. I downloaded Driver Easy from CNET, and activated with this key. Driver Easy ran just fine on my Dell Latitude E5540 with latest Win10. Updated 15 of my drivers nicely. The UI was a little glitchy, but performed the task well enough.

Reply   |   Comment by tim  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Installed and activated without issue. I have two other driver updaters. So when I ran Driver Easy, it found only one driver to be updated. But find one it did. Driver update went smoothly. All in all, it was a positive, painless experience. And a full years license is very nice. Thumbs up from me. Thanks Driver Easy and GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Injeun  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#24

The problem with this sort of software is that it doesn't give you a choice as to which drivers you want to update.
Automatically updating drivers (unless it's done by your operating system) is guaranteed to cause problems.
I steer well clear of driver update software.

Reply   |   Comment by Derek  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Derek,

Thanks for sharing you view with us.

I think there is some misunderstanding about Driver Easy here.

Driver Easy will first help you scan for device drivers that require updates. You can choose from the list of the missing or outdated drivers which driver(s) you want to update.

The update-all feature comes in handy for users who want all of their drivers updated in just one click. You can still choose as per your own needs if you don't want to update the drivers detected all at once.

Just perform a scan with Driver Easy, you don't need to update or download anything. You will see that I'm telling the 100% truth.

If you are looking for more detailed information, please feel free to contact us.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#23

I allow that finding a driver was a big deal, some time before. But tarting with Windows 7, Microsoft had improved its drivers delivery via Windows Update, and it's got better in Windows 8, 10. I remembered how I had to use another computer do download broadcom ethernet driver after I finished clean install of Windows 7, when I was doing a clean install of Windows 8, it was installing that driver itself. So the only advantage of auto driver updater that I see is that you can update all drivers all at once, why would you want you to do that is another question.

Reply   |   Comment by ew  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#22

From long time experience with drivers, I can tell you this:
DO NOT MESS WITH THEM if your system works fine.

Updated and or new drivers will not speed it up your system. I have seen third party driver updates insert adware, viruses, malware and other perils on the same drivers that are already running in your system or replace them with not compatible drivers.

The driver updates should be done if you install new hardware only, new drivers on an old motherboard or hardware is a call for disaster.

If an original hardware manufacturer does not have new drives for updates, probably you are dealing with modified drivers that may render your computer useless. It may work on some but not all computers.

Before you update drivers, look first at the manufacturer site and if not available, you are very brave person to installed unproven drivers.
The reason is this, some drivers use same IRQs and or memory addresses after the computer already started and the OS is not aware of those calls before a driver starts later on and can not prevent a crash.

IRQs sharing is allowed in windows, but the OS must know ahead of time what and which drivers do that. If your video driver uses IRQ 125 and memory allocation at A00B1000, how would you know that the new drivers you just installed for sound or north/south bridge do not use the same IRQs calls and or memory allocations as your video drivers?

And there you have, most will experience blue screens and or frozen computer after the updates.

Reply   |   Comment by martin  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

martin, Right on. It is risky to update a driver for a program or device unless you are having problems with it. In the case of devices you go the Device Manager and if a device is not working there is usually a yellow mark beside it's listing. In that case you click on Properties/Drivers and follow the tabs. There's a good chance it will tell you you already have good drivers, then you might have to use google to investigate.
In the case of programs go to the tool's website and/or follow up by googling a forum that will usually have thousands of instances and solutions that match yours.
Get a good freeware driver backup tool to backup all of your drivers to a file --then if a device won't show and asks for a driver you just refer it to that file. www.freedriverbackup.com/

Reply   |   Comment by beans  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

martin, Exactly, and thank-you.

Reply   |   Comment by George Taylor  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Hi GTODers,

This is Driver Easy support.

We will stop the technical support for now, since it is pretty late in HKT.

We will continue our support very soon. If you run into any problems or you have any suggestions you would like to make, please feel free to email us or leave us comments here. We will reply you as soon as we can.

Wish you all have a nice day.

Driver Easy Support

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#20

If so many folks are having problems, why screw with this download? Seems to me the developer needs to do some major problem solving. The one year license is another reason to take a pass on this program.

Reply   |   Comment by Walt  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#19

Ran a scan which updated 12 drivers, unfortunately my touch screen does not work now. Tried system restore but that failed. Tried your driver restore but that failed as well. A total disaster.

Reply   |   Comment by Graham  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Graham,

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this problem could bring.

The problem you are having now is totally able to be solved. Please feel relax.

Please provide us with the detailed information regarding the issue via the feedback interface in Driver Easy. Information such as 1) the information of your touch screen driver in Device Manager and 2) your system information (we will only use it for tests and nothing more) will be much appreciated.

If you are not sure where to find the information we need, send the description of the problem to us and we will try everything we can to to help.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Graham, as the old saying goes; if it ain't broken, don't fix it.

Reply   |   Comment by George Taylor  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#18

I installed this one the last time it was on giveaway and it has always worked smoothly - well, until some features expired. (They should not, right - this is supposed to be a full-fledge lifelong license?) After that the sotware was still downloading new drivers but forced me to install them manually (never seemed to work). And recently, it forced me to update to a new build - something which is not allowed under the giveway license, - but when I declined, the software shut down.

All in all, a great tool as long as it works with full its functions.

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

Martin ,

Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

We should make something clear here before someone is mislead.

As for the life-long license you mentioned, maybe we should have been more clear on the post for the last giveaway that the license is valid for one year, not life long.

As I have mentioned when replying Allen, free and professional version of Driver Easy allows you to upgrade to the latest version of Driver Easy any time you want for free. Therefore, there is no such thing as a certain version (or build in your way of saying) of Driver Easy stopping you from using the key getting from giveaway.

During the period of validity, you can enjoy all features of Driver Easy professional version. After it expires, it will revert back to free version, and you can choose to renew your license key at a 50% discount.

But if you find it more comfortable to keep using Driver Easy for free, that's okay too. Free version of Driver Easy also allows you to scan, detect and download the needed and missing drivers on your PC.

If the manual installation of your device drivers fail to work properly, please feel free to contact us via the feedback interface in Driver Easy. Screen shots of the failure will be highly appreciated.

Looking forward to helping you with the problem that you mentioned.

Sophie

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Thank you for clarification Sophie. Will need to be more careful with GOTD next time to avoid installing extended trial versions.

Good to know about the updates too. Just as a side note, the .txt instruction file bundled to instal file - even the today's instal file - says clearly, 'No free upgrades to future versions'.

Martin

Reply   |   Comment by Martin  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Martin ,

So sorry for the misunderstanding that we brought.

The 'No free upgrades to future versions' in the 'read me' file should be deleted.

We do provide free updates to future versions, as mentioned above.

You can totally have a try when we release Driver Easy 5.1.6.

If you see more problems, please feel free to contact us.

Thanks again for your trust and choosing Driver Easy.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

I am using the latest public build of Windows 10 with Bitdefender security and vpn/proxy running. The application downloaded with no problems. I followed the instructions for activation and completed activation in less than a minute. I ran Driver Easy, which identified 19 outdated drivers requiring 708mb of downloads.

I began the download and installation process using the update all feature. The first 10 installations were flawless. To test things out, I decided to try to bypass the next driver, which was currently downloading. I pressed Pause and declined to reboot. I unchecked the driver in mid-download and then proceeded to individually press the Update button for the remaining drivers. No problems!

This looks like a very solid application. If things continue to go well, I will be renewing in a year. Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Douglas  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#16

Dear GOTDers,

We notice that some of you have mentioned the Drives Easy online version here.

As the developers of this version, we do feel sorry to say that this version is currently not available now.

The online version of Driver Easy relies heavily on the Click-Once technology of Microsoft. Basically, this technology runs automatically on IE with Windows 7 operating system. And we did adore this technology.

Unfortunately, Microsoft has not released the newer version of this technology for the past few years. Click-Once technology was originally able to be used on browsers such as Firefox and Chrome by ways of plugin or extension. But later, Google Chrome removed the plugin and it is unclear whether Firefox will follow suit. What's more, Microsoft has now turned to Edge instead of IE, all these make it very unlikely for us to keep the online version of Driver Easy going. We hate to see this version go too.

However, there is a silver lining to it: now we can concentrate more on developing more features on Driver Easy program.

Hope you all have great experience using Driver Easy.

Sophie

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#15

why no reply to the win 10 users problems ?, does it not work on win10 which would make it pretty useless since everyone will be on win10 eventualy.

Reply   |   Comment by sa55  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

sa55,

We totally understand your concern.

Driver Easy is fully compatible with Windows 10. And we have replied Sim regarding the solution to his problem.

If you have some other questions that you want the answers to, please feel free to ask.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

Trying to activate the pro version but keep getting "unable to connect to remote server error" Have disabled AV and firewall but no luck. IS the activation server swamped?

Reply   |   Comment by Jim King  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Jim King,

So sorry for the inconvenience that we have brought.

Please give us a chance to help you solve this problem.

1) Restart Driver Easy again. This time, don't jump into getting it activated.

2) Press the Scan Now button in the middle of the interface.

3) If the scan goes well, please use the key to activate your Driver Easy now.

4) If the scan goes south, please contact us via the feedback interface built in Driver Easy with the description of your problem, our technical team will assist you with it asap.

Looking forward to helping you with this issue.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Driver Easy Support,

Cannot contact you through the program interface as it will still not connect to server. Pinging the server (app1.drivereasy.com) works but program still fails to connect. This is only the second program given away here on GOTD that I've ever had an issue with (been coming here almost since the beginning).

Guess its time to uninstall and seek a program that works without hassle.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim King  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

Smooth and quick install on Win 10 64. No problems.

Reply   |   Comment by Sheila  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#12

Downloaded from email link. Registered ok from key given in 2nd email. Windows 10.
Driver Easy found 5 outdated drivers. Success downloading new drivers but all failed to install.
May be Windows 10 didn't appreciate trying to change drivers?
Reverted to backup Windows 7 and invited Driver Easy to try again.
This time it found 11 drivers needed updating plus 2 drivers for plug in stuff.
Amazing did the lot in a jiffy. Tested and found no faults or instability do far.
Seems to do what it says. Thank you Driver Easy!

Reply   |   Comment by Sim  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Hi
I downloaded and installed the software and went to the directed page to get the serial number but the page is not loading.
Can anyone help?

Reply   |   Comment by Mikal  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Mikal,

So sorry for the trouble the you have met.

Please try to load the landing page again, the problem should be gone by now.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Mikal, You get the activation key by request for 2nd email

Reply   |   Comment by Sim  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#10

Which CPU is there in this laptop:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/DriverEasyPro515_20161221/Info.png
And how many drivers need a update?:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/DriverEasyPro515_20161221/Scan.png
Very handy: test a PC without internet and check the log on a PC with Internet:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/DriverEasyPro515_20161221/OffLine.png

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

Ootje,

Thanks for sharing your questions with us.

Regarding to the first screen shot, if you click to view the detailed information of the device that you pointed out, you will see that this is a device driver for PCI Express Controller, not the driver for your CPU.

As for the second screen shot, please scroll down a little bit to see if there is another category saying Unplugged device(s) or some other categories. Drivers in the different categories combined should reach a total number of 21.

Thanks for your complement on this tool of Driver Easy. We really appreciate it.

Hope I'm answering your questions clearly. Please feel free to reply if I'm not making myself clear enough to you.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Driver Easy Support, The total number of drivers: I did scroll down and I found a driver in the Unplugged section. Thanks for the info.

About the detail of the CPU: I did ask for details about the CPU and got the wrong CPU-ID:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/DriverEasyPro515_20161221/Nieuw.png

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

Installation does not start. Only message that it is activated?
Anders

Reply   |   Comment by Anders  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Anders, I did use the Free version, an offer of the site to get a key:
https://www.drivereasy.com/giveaway/giveawayoftheday/
The site:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/DriverEasyPro515_20161221/CodeAanvraag.png
I did use the Free-verion to install:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/DriverEasyPro515_20161221/CodeAanvraagVervolg.png

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#8

Don't want to write about drivers updating again, but SlimDrivers does this for free, no drivers download speed limit, direct download link is below the big DOWNLOAD from Download.com banner on their site, if someone squeamish about download dot com.

Reply   |   Comment by ew  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

ew, Slim Drivers/DriverUpdate/AVG Driver Update does a very bad job of finding driver updates. It will often find no driver updates on a computer that Driver Easy or Driver Booster will find valid driver updates on. Driver Booster and in particular Driver Easy have a much larger database of drivers/

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

Roger, i didn't notice any bad job when i was using SlimDrivers, i have no experience with DriverUpdate / AVG Driver though. Windows 10 can find drivers as well, that's why i'm not using any driver updater currently.

Reply   |   Comment by ew  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

ew, Slim Drivers will find some driver updates, but a number of other driver update programs with find more driver updates (sometimes many more).

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

Tried It out on Windows 10. Advised that 5 drivers were out of date. Clicked "Update All" but all failed!
AMD High Definition Driver [1726 The remote procedure call failed]
Realtek High Definition Audio [1726 The remote procedure call failed]
AMD SATA Controller [1726 The remote procedure call failed]
AMD PCI IDE Controller [1726 The remote procedure call failed]
Realtek PCle GBE Family Controller [1726 The remote procedure call failed]

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

Sim,

So sorry that you encountered this problem while using Driver Easy.

It seems that there was something wrong with the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) on your Windows 10 operating system.

Please follow the steps below to set it to Automatic and Running:

1) Press Windows logo key, then type in "services"(no quotation marks) on the search box. Then choose "Services" from the list of choice.

2) Locate Remote Procedure Call (RPC) services and double click it.

3) On the newly opend window, check to see if the Startup type is "Automatic". If the Startup type is not Automatic, press the down arrow on the side and choose "Automatic" from the drop down bar.

4) Then check to see if the Service status is Running. If the status is not set at Running, press the Start button under Services status. Then hit Apply and OK to save the changes and exit.

If the above steps can still not helping you with this issue, please contact us via the feedback interface built-in Driver Easy, and we will send you more detailed information to help you with this problem.

Thanks for sharing this problem with us.

Have a good day.

Sophie

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#6

Unfortunately, I have no shares in Driver Easy, which I got aware of, when I saw their online service. Yes, they give you the ability to update your drivers online. I had a good experience, and I tried the program - maybe 3 years ago now. I feel safe, whilst every driver, it finds, can be examined for signatures - and scanned for virus/malware as well. Even I know, where to find my drivers at the manufactor's home page, I will take use of Driver Easy. My only concern is, the program won't serve me at all, if it can't be updated. Since the developers are kind enough to joint the thread, I'll ask, if it will be updated during a certain test period (1 year licence) ?

Well, again, thanks to the team behind GAOTD and today, DriverEasy, for the generous offer.Cheers from Denmark

Driver Easy online service : https://www.drivereasy.com/online-scan/

Reply   |   Comment by Allan  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Allan ,
drivereasy are making their software free today so that people can use it, hopefully like it then eventually buy it.
You claim to have used it, liked it, so why didn't you buy it. Why do you need the free offer.

Reply   |   Comment by ceegee  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)

Allan , I have the best experience with their online service too, and I had Driver Navigator from the same developer. It's a lot like Driver Genious, if some of you are aware of their "suite". Thanx GATD and Driver Easy.

Reply   |   Comment by Hari  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

ceegee, Thanks a lot for making me aware of that. I would never have figured that out by my self ;-)

As I Mentioned, I'm quite aware to find my drivers manually. This tool or their online service is just for convinience. Btw, you can use the service for free - as you might know..

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

Allan ,

Thanks for sharing your experience here.

We understand why you would have this sort of concern.

The giveaway version of Driver Easy allows you to have access to all the features in the professional version, you can update all the device drivers in just one click and enjoy tons of other features such as driver backup and driver restore.

Both professional and free versions of Driver Easy allow you to have have free upgrades to the latest version whenever we release a newer version.

When the license key expires in a year, you can choose to renew Driver Easy with a 50% discount if you are satisfied with it.

If I'm not making myself clear enough, please feel free to ask.

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

Driver Easy Support, Thanks for swift answer - that's very fair, indeed. Merry Christmas/Happy Cjhanukah :-)

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

Driver Easy Support,

Driver BackUp didn't work on my Windows 10 computer -- Driver Easy hungup when trying to compress my 150 drivers. I had to use the task manager to end your program :-(

Reply   |   Comment by dancour  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

Please , give me a key !! i did not see the key in my email .

Reply   |   Comment by Nopromises15  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Nopromises15,

So sorry for the inconvenience that we brought.

Please go to this website to get your license key back:

https://www.drivereasy.com/resend-license-key/

If you still can't get the email containing your key, please go to this website to contact us and we shall reply you asap:

https://www.drivereasy.com/contact-us/

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

please give to me key

Reply   |   Comment by NgoBio  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

NgoBio,

Please go to this website to type in the email address that you used to get the key:

https://www.drivereasy.com/resend-license-key/

If you still cannot get the key, please contact us via the following method:

https://www.drivereasy.com/contact-us/

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#3

I also regarded as an old user, with the Driver Easy 2 years, its performance has been satisfactory to me. Give the thumbs-up!

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

**Update all your missing drivers with just 1 click! **

Having been "bitten" by far too many 'driver update' programs when all I'm trying to do is actually *find* and install drivers that have been destroyed or 'lost' on any number of 'puters - & this is especially aggravating when Windows doesn't even show the item(s) missing their driver(s).... I wonder if this program *CAN* identify missing device drivers when the devices are not even listed in the "Device Manager".

Kevin - please respond to my comment - Thanks from a rainy "Pearl of the Orient". a.k.a. Commie Running Dog infested Hong Kong. S.A.R. [S mall A rea of R epression].

Reply   |   Comment by Old China Hand  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

Old China Hand,
Sorry to hear about your tragic experience with other driver updaters.

We define “items with missing drivers” as devices that have not yet equipped with appropriated device drivers. Usually, there is a yellow exclamation mark next to the name of such device in Device Manager. They can be listed under Other devices category with the name Unknown device. For more information about this, please visit: https://www.drivereasy.com/knowledge/how-to-fix-unknown-devices/

In terms of Driver Easy’s capability of finding such devices, I can guarantee you that it totally can.
By the way, some unplugged devices are usually cannot be seed in Device Manager unless you plug the devices into your PC. Driver Easy can help you identify them as well, under the category Unplugged device(s).

If you don’t have such devices, Driver Easy is not able to detect them out for you.

If you have any other questions,please feel free to ask.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Old China Hand, I good advise is, never update more than one driver at the time. If tou take use of the one click option, it'll be very hard to find the problem - if it occures. Further more, you can check each driver before you install it. I'm sorry, you've had that bad experiences in the past. There are a lot of kitchen developers out there - stuffing their "drivers" with malware.

Reply   |   Comment by Anna  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Anna, I'm yet to see any drivers which come with malware. That's just an unproven myth based on my exeprience.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
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