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Giveaway of the day — Driver Easy Pro 4.9.5

Driver Easy helps to fix all driver problems of your computer instantly.
$59.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 435 (80%) 111 (20%) 80 comments

Driver Easy Pro 4.9.5 was available as a giveaway on October 28, 2015!

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Driver Easy helps to fix all driver problems of your computer instantly. It makes a quick scan of your PC and detects all problematic drivers, and then downloads and installs the new ones. All your driver problems can be fixed with just 3 clicks. Supported by a database with over 8 million drivers, Driver Easy provides you whatever drivers you are looking for.

System Requirements:

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

Publisher:

Easeware Technology

Homepage:

https://www.drivereasy.com/

File Size:

7.78 MB

Price:

$59.95

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#44

serial?

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

How can I find out how many available licenses I have left?

Reply   |   Comment by Wilston Josephs  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

I got its real link on your easy platform. I think Driver Easy one of the best way to find the all missing drivers. Now i have update all drivers. Thanks for sharing it.

Reply   |   Comment by Dua Ahmad  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#41

This program is useless. I had all the update drivers and it still wanted to download useless drivers plus some here were not even available and it kept going back and trying again and again. Worst program i ever had to update drivers.

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

fred Mattera, I had the same experience. Now I use OSToto Driver Talent. The price is much more reasonable. The problem never happened on this tool.

Reply   |   Comment by Delan White  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#40

I believe that Driver Easy to be a pretty good product and judging so far by their replies to peoples comments or questions, appears to have GOOD Support from the vendor.

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I do not make a habit of reposting previous GOTD comments, but I thought I should include a comment by a User called Giovanni who used to make almost daily comments with suggestions for Freeware alternatives, and remembering other comments by Giovanni he appeared to have a good technical knowledge as well.

The "FREE Russian App" that Giovanni mentions near the bottom of his comment, now appears to offer both Free & Paid services and from a very very quick look I had today the download is now some 3.98GB smaller at only 2MB (not 4GB).

The product below had 56 Comments in total, during the GOTD Period, including 221 people who clicked YES on the "Did you find this comment useful?" question (+221):

-----Giovanni's-----Comment-----below-----

Well, compared to DRIVERMAX it could find just a few precentage of outdated drivers in my dummy machine (just 8 out of 25)...and I wonder why!

So it's a good software but in my view it's also pretty much overrated but if you use their BETA version you can enjoy the same functionalities as the PRo version for FREE b(but hey...pssssss this is a secret between me and you....LOL!).

BEST FREE ALTERNATIVES

The first thing to do in order to keep your PC in perfect shape is actually to update its INTEL drivers:

http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect
http://www.intel.com/support/oems.htm

Most important, besides Intel drivers, are also the VIDEO drivers:

http://www.geforce.com/drivers

And if you are a frantic PC GAMER:

http://www.razerzone.com/gamebooster
http://www.geforce.com/drivers/geforce-experience

Then, for the other remaining DRIVERS, best thing to do is to visit your PC manufacturer website and then download all of the right drivers there, according to the model and OS of your PC!!!

For instance, ACER users like me can go here to update the drivers of their machine:

http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers

And as final touch you may also use FREE driver updaters…

The most accurate one I found so far is DRIVERMAX, by Innovative Solutions: the only problem is that you need a PREMIUM (==> $$$) account to update ALL your outdated drivers, otherwise you can update only 2 drivers a day, which is better than nothing of course!

http://www.drivermax.com

Other excellent FREE tools are also these:

* Driver Easy
http://www.drivereasy.com

But if you don’t want to install anything, well no problem.

http://drivereasy.com/scannow

* (Portable) DUMO
http://www.kcsoftwares.com/?dumo

* (Portable) Driver Identifier
http://driveridentifier.com

* MaConfig
http://www.ma-config.com/en/detectoffline

* Slim Drivers
https://www.slimwareutilities.com/slimdrivers.php

There’s also an amazing FREE Russian app which automates the process of finding, installing and backing up the right updated drivers of your system with an unique and pretty infallible approach. The only problem is that it comes with an ISO file of 4GB in size.

http://drp.su

My 2 cents for today's giveaway! ^_^

Reply | Comment by Giovanni (Super King of Freebies) ^_^ – Aug 27th, 2014 at 09:25 am Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+221)

GiOVANNi's Original Comment URL [http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/driver-booster-pro-1-5/#comment-204296]

=====Giovanni's_____Comment_____above=====

Now for what it's worth:

The product on offer the day of GiOVANNi's comment was:
"Driver Booster Pro 1.5 was available as a giveaway on August 27, 2014!"
[http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/driver-booster-pro-1-5/]

There was also a Re-Run which received 19 Comments:
"Driver Booster Pro 1.5 (rerun) was available as a giveaway on September 2, 2014!"
[http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/driver-booster-pro-1-5-rerun/]


I wish You All the very best in finding the driver backup solution of your choice,

Peter C1

Reply   |   Comment by Peter C1  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#39

It is Truly WONDERFUL TO SEE a VENDOR WHO ACTiVELY COMMENTS so much during their GOTD Promotion

Perhaps it is a sign of a really good product - I do hope so.

QUESTiON #01: Do you offer a Lifetime License purchase option with this product?

By Lifetime License i mean a purchased License that: includes all Major Upgrades (eg: v4.x, v5.x v6.x etc) as well as all Minor Updates (eg: v4.01 thru to v4.99)

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QUESTiON #02: Are you running any purchase offers currently?

Many thanks - in anticipation of Your reply,

Wally

Reply   |   Comment by Grumpy Wally  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi Grumpy Wally,

Thanks for your trust in our product. I am not only trying to answer your questions, but also letting you know WHY.

Question 1. Both Driver Easy FREE and the Pro version, always have the LIFE TIME UPGRADE. The latest version is always available for the free and the paid customers.

BUT we do have not a LIFE TIME LICENSE, and I suggest you do not trust any driver product that sells a fake life time license. Because driver product is not like any other products, it is not a product itself, it is a service. A great product must keep the driver database always up-to-date, it is a huge of work, because there are thousands of manufacturers in the world and each manufacturer has hundreds or thousands of products. Can you imagine HP has how many laptops, how many printers and how many laser printers... and the best driver product such as Driver Easy must keep track their drivers, so if the company do not try their best efforts to update their driver database, do not trust them.

What’s more, Driver Easy offers a huge discount when you renew your license. It is the half price (50% off) of the retail price. Currently the license for 3 computers is selling at $29.95. On the next year, the price for renewal is just half- priced, it is $14.98. It is less than $5 for a computer for a year. You can image you pay $5, and hire a guy to help you keep track the driver for a whole year, and when you have any technical problems, there is a whole professional team standing by to help you resolve the problem. It is really WORTHY.

Question 2. We will launch Driver Easy 5.0 in next few months, and we are planning to have another promotion. Driver Easy 5.0 beta version has been released several days ago, you can feel free to have a try :
https://www.drivereasy.com/speedy-driver-easy-5-0-beta-1-version-released/
and more information about Driver Easy 5.0: https://www.drivereasy.com/story-behind-driver-easy-5-0/

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Are you kidding me... This software is fantastic. Scan all my drivers in seconds. found 22 drivers that needed updating and downloaded them as well.

2 thumbs up!

Reply   |   Comment by TerryB  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#37

Amongst others it reckoned my sound drivers needed updating. So I went ahead with the sound drivers as an experiment (over 200MB download) after doing a precautionary disc image in case there was an issue with system restore. End result - completely stuffed my sound system. Restored my sound system ok with system restore and uninstalled Driver Easy Pro.

Reply   |   Comment by David Nelson  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#36

i can't say nothing about this software as i have not tryed it but

a few months ago i used software like this on my Win 8.1 pc

i keep my Video drivers updated for gamming but the software said i needed a usb driver and all my other drivers where ok so i let it update the usb driver and restarted my pc 3 times all was ok so i thought

next day i turn on my pc to a reboot loop and Windows 8.1 is not easy to get to safemode and i was stuck in a reboot loop

i used a friends Win 8 computer and made the usb restore drive from

booted from that and reinstalled my computer

be careful when you update drivers

:)

Reply   |   Comment by lurkingatu2  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#35

Drivereasy looks and feels remarkably similar to driverdr (Driver Doctor) but I have not been able to find any official comparison or affiliation other than the fact that their homepages are very similar and they use the same picture on their respective 'About Us' pages.
Regardless, driverdr has worked very well for me and so far looking to get same value from drivereasy.

Reply   |   Comment by LBH  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#34

I installed this on Win 10 Pro and did a scan which found all of my drivers were up to date with the exception of the MS Keyboard and Mouse Utility Package. I was happy to see this because I use "Driver Booster 3" which has kept my PC that way and I already had chosen to ignore the MS Keyboard and Mouse Update. I went ahead and attempted to have these MS Drivers Updated until it was *unable to create a restore point!* I was able to create a backup of all my drivers to a folder, removed a driver and then restore it from there and generally found this program works quite well. I especially like the many PC informational & maintenance tools and put them all to a test and they worked. The user interface is exceptional in appearance and functionality. I would suggest that persons using this should create a system restore point prior to using it. The interface should be updated to allow selective choice of which updates offered are updated.

This Software is the result of the PC evolution process of trial and error over the computer age. I cut my teeth in 1970 operating the IBM mainframes of old and am a head banger. LOL With many battle wounds, a power user, WWW hosting company owner there comes a time when software that eases the tinker load, keeps drivers up to date thus improving performance has come for me.

The improvements I suggested are all present in Driver Booster 3 but I like this one too and will be using it to see how it improves.

Thank You

Rick Martin

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Martin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#33

I uninstalled and deleted. The i downloaded again and it installed and activated.

Reply   |   Comment by fred Mattera  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

Software that search for the most recent drivers are most often a fraud. Always download drivers from the manufacturers site.

Reply   |   Comment by Stefan  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#31

I'm running "Scan now" and near the end of progress bar :
"Accessing database, please wait ... " - and then "502 error - Bad gateway"

Reply   |   Comment by Marek  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#30

OK it just registered and did a scan. Some of the drivers are ether wrong or older then what I currently have installed. I also looked at the about area and found something funny as heck. This company claims this is for a full year license but low and behold it is only good for 352 days. Last time I looked at the calendar there are 365 days in a year. So not only are they charging yearly but they aren't even giving a full year but 13 days less. This is another warning sign from a company that does NOT do proper Quality Assurance before pushing out the product. So with that I am uninstalling this and never looking back.

Reply   |   Comment by Bsodcsi  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#29

Did a download all, but then when that was done, the download all should have changed to an install all, it did not.

Tried installing several drivers but they would not install, I got an cmd.exe box with The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000018). Click ok to close the application.

Then got a prompt asking if the install had worked correctly!!

I'm running windows 10 on a laptop

Reply   |   Comment by Raj  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Hello Raj,

I am Driver Easy Support Team member. I would love to help fix the issue you have encountered.

In order to assist you better, please send a message to our support email support@drivereasy.com. I would reply to you as soon as I receive your email. Sorry for the inconvenience caused by this issue.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#28

I have win 7 64bit, download and installed, with no problems. I compared Driver Easy scan with Slim Drivers scan. Driver Easy found 35 updated, 9 were usb unplugged devises (these can be ignored, if they aren't used anymore). The Slim Drivers found 9. Fairly easy and much faster than Slim Drivers (I did follow XP-Man's Advice and perform backup prior to use). Very pleased with the results.....This is a keeper!

Reply   |   Comment by Crazy Denny  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#27

Seemed to work OK but when I tried to back up my drivers it seems to hang up at the compressing stage - had to kill process in the end - despite my progress bar appearing full. OK button did nothing.

Reply   |   Comment by steveh  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#26

Arrrrgh massive fail! program detected my notebooks Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS chipset correctly but offered the DESKTOP driver not the NOTEBOOK driver! The M signifies it's a mobile chip not a desktop chip and nvidia maintain an entirely seperate driver package for mobile GPU chips as believe it or not the mobile chips are very different to the desktop ones!

http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/341.81/341.81-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-32bit-international.exe

It's bad enough skipping the Vendor specific signatures but getting the entire platform wrong is unforgivable!

The correct and final driver nvidia produce for this chipset is:

http://uk.download.nvidia.com//Windows/310.90/310.90-notebook-win8-win7-winvista-32bit-international-whql.exe

Which, oh what a suprise, is the one already installed!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Hi TK,

Just try out Driver Easy's suggestion, we can 100% sure the driver is correct.

You can download both notebook version and desktop version from nVidia's website, and then run a fc command, you will surprise both file are 100% the SAME.

This is our professional area, please trust me, or at least give me a shot if you find I am wrong.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

In case anybody interest in find some surprise, you can download and then compare below two files:

Notebook Driver: http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/358.50/358.50-notebook-win8-win7-32bit-international-whql.exe

Desktop Driver: http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/358.50/358.50-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-32bit-international-whql.exe

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Sorry you are entirely wrong, the last driver to support the Geforce 8400M GS is the one that Nvidia offer (310.90), the later drivers do not support that chipset and will not install. Read all the release notes of the various releases and you will see. Think about it, why would Nvidia not offer any newer version than they do if it still properly supported the chipset?

Guess what, this subject is part of my profession too, fixing the troubles caused by the use of improper drivers applied at the recomendation of developers that have a vested interest in suggesting that the last properly supported driver is in some way out of date because a more modern driver exists for a completely different OEM hardware configuration.

This program also offered Sony OEM version of Ricoh SD Bus host adaptor which although it installs, it removes the ability of the card reader to turn itself off when not in use and removes the safely remove/eject shell extension and removes the safely remove systray icon when a card is inserted. This is one of the dangers of mixing OEM drivers from different classes of machines from different manufacturers, some parts may still work and some parts may not anymore! It's a shame you could not find a more modern Ricoh SD Bus Host adaptor driver from a more modern HP laptop... that would probably have worked better and kept the power saving laptop features!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Error message registering and scanning. Hope this gets fixed soon. Ran three times, 3rd time as administrator, registered and scanned just fine. Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by Ramblin George  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Error message registering and scanning. Hope this gets fixed soon

Reply   |   Comment by Ramblin George  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#23

I update drivers when they cause Windows to crash. If Windows is unstable and a dump is created, I use (for example) the WhoCrashed program to determine the cause. If WhoCrashed indicates it’s likely a driver, it usually will NOT be able to determine the exact offending driver. In that case, I use “Microsoft Verifier” to determine which driver is the cause. Microsoft Verifier tests drivers at boot-up time in such a way that the offending driver will cause Windows to crash. I've documented my procedure for finding an offending driver here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yGAlRDr3N1Wty34onc1K59WBBrLWXcar4i7KwnufFck/edit?usp=sharing

Reply   |   Comment by Stu  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

The gotcha would be that when it's running properly, Windows won't give you a BSOD. Assuming it's running properly, *then* you later get a BSOD, what changed? Something had to. Finding driver [or more precisely device] X associated with a BSOD might mean a hardware problem, a conflicting software problem [including Windows] etc. If after a Windows update a driver has problems & that causes a BSOD, then updating that driver with a new version designed to correct that problem is the right thing to do. But if you don't track down at least the probable cause, updating drivers to fix a BSOD is a bit like buying a lottery ticket when you can't make a payment that's due. :)

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

That's why I use a program like WhoCrashed to read the dump to see if it is LIKELY a driver causing the BSOD. If it indicates it’s likely a driver, then I use the "Microsoft Verifier" to find the driver needing an update. I only mention all this because I believe most people are not aware of Microsoft Verifier to find offending drivers.

Reply   |   Comment by Stu  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#22

It seems there are significant connectivity issues for many users either with scanning or even with registering the package. I would have expected the donor to have allowed for increased web traffic especially for today. I will wait till much later today to attempt to register and then tomorrow to scan, but it these access issues continue, it seems to be pretty worthless piece of software if you can't run it successfully when you wish to.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#21

Always create a restore point first & remember, new is not always better.

For example, my Killer e2200 Gigabit Ethernet Controller will not work with the latest September driver, but it loves and works with the previous March release.... go figure.

Reply   |   Comment by blea101  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#20

After Install I attempted to register with the key from GOTD and I get a error to check my internet connection. When I attempted to do a scan in "Free Mode" it errors out at the end with a 504 gateway error.

If this is any indication of this software I can not in good faith consider this reliable and will be uninstalling it. It is rather interesting though that several people have commented on similar to exact same errors for several hours now and the manufacturer has said nothing about these errors nor have they even addressed these issues.

It seems to me that a manufacturer posts software like this on a site like this for several reasons, To publicize the product, to maybe test the product, to entice people to upgrade to the next version which often times comes out several weeks later and lastly to gain valuable input from the end consumer on problems and improvements that are needed.
With the above stated it is strange that the manufacturer has said NOTHING about these issues. Are they just too busy or do they not care for our input and if ether of these are indeed true then they picked the wrong place to post software.

I'm done with my rant for today.

Reply   |   Comment by Bsodcsi  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

Pass. Using Driver Talent that used to be drivethelife.cxx . Very fast & found Intel driver others didn't. Ver 6.4.34.120 was one I got via other site.
Free if do by Dec. 31 at their home site. now 6.4.35.122 small 10mb.

Reply   |   Comment by beergas  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Just a few notes from someone who has worked with just about every kind of computer system since 1969... and has written more drivers than I have hairs left!

One bad driver can ruin your day... week... as well as your system's functionality.

Assuming that your system works well as is, but you still want to identify any out of date drivers...

Make sure you have a full system or disk image backup on an external drive, just in case things go badly wrong. Do not presume that Windows will be able to revert to its previously working configuration. It has some capabilities in this regard, but it isn't what it does best. Anyone who has ever tried to perform a simple system restore from, say, a month ago, is now nodding their head in agreement.

When running a driver interrogator type program such as this one, my advice is to NOT summarily agree to an automatic update or replacement of your drivers which it has identified as being out of date. Rather perform each update manually, one by one. I personally prefer to make notes of each updated driver by version number, and then go to the manufacturer's own website to pull down the new software. In many cases, you will discover that there is a version even newer than the one suggested by programs such as this one.

So, in summary, I use a similar program to this one (Driver Genius Pro, which I believe is the benchmark product for reliable and accurate driver updates) but I do so only as a lazy man's way of being alerted to the fact that there are new drivers available. A quick visit to each website then gets me the latest software and I install them ONE BY ONE, with a reboot in between. In the event that something goes wrong, Windows has an excellent chance of getting me back to where I was prior to installing the faulty or misapplied driver. If you have installed multiple driver updates at once, the odds are far less in your favour and it becomes more difficult to track down the offending update. All common sense stuff, if you think about it...

So if you elect to install this product, I recommend maintaining control of your system through due diligence - don't just blindly abdicate control of the updating process to a program whose creators are not going to be helpful if and when your system no longer functions!

Finally, like many of us here, I hate the "annual licence fee" trend, so this one is not for me.

Reply   |   Comment by MW  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

@MW
thumbs up for your input ! Well said !
One is certainly asking for trouble when one subjects Windows to updating more than one critical driver at a time.
Use driver update software as source of information, and you cannot go too far wrong, because basically it has never been easier to update drivers safely. However it still requires the time to allow for a system backup.

I mildly smile at the thoughts put forward by some here that Microsoft (Windows) knows best. For whatever reason Win update insists that my Brother network printer needs updating. Stupid things is that the driver Win offers is outdated !
When a manufacturer offers autoupdate for his own specific hardware I recommend to give that one a chance. Usually works very well, especially when full rollback is guaranteed.

Reply   |   Comment by Sigrid.DE  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Are you sure you wanted to write 1969 and not 1996? Because if so, the the first computers you used were probably produced by Marty Mac Fly and his professor.

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

You said (among your other great comments) -
"Finally, like many of us here, I hate the "annual licence fee" trend, so this one is not for me"
I did not see that (and still can't see it)
But if you are correct, thank you very much for the warning
I will avoid it.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob Down Under  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#17

Driver Easy crashes with the error: An error occurred during scanning. Exception Details: The remote server returned an error: (504) Gateway Timeout.

Reply   |   Comment by Arnie  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Now is OK. The 504 gateway timeout error is solved. Users can use this software normally.

Reply   |   Comment by Frank  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#16

Unless you are having noticeable problem attributable to your drivers, you should never update just because there's a newer version. Newer versions exist largely to accommodate newer hardware, and with those changes new bugs surface, bugs which can set back a working system.

If you have driver related problems... first, go to the support site for your system (Dell, Lenovo, Asus, ACER, etc) and see if updated drivers are available. After that you may check the OEM sites (Interl, nVidia, Atheros, etc.) but that brings some risk for laptops and standardized desktops which use modified drivers. Never use 3rd party sites as the risk of harms is too great.

Reply   |   Comment by Lelko  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Before I join this company, I am an administrator on a company for years. I am totally agree the business computer do not need to upgrade to the latest drivers, until they have problem.

But I will install the latest driver each time, when I need to reload the system, because the latest driver will fix some bugs.

For home use computer especially for the game, latest driver will improve some game performance up to xx% to 200%* in some condition.

*The data is base on the official driver release note.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#15

Installed HP Z200 Workstation: Intel i5 650 @ 3.2ghz windows 7/64pro 8gb ram/500gb drive/interated graphics (test machine. Someone "borrowed" my monitor for the dual Xeon test pc so using the backup). Scans PC fine, but when it's "Accessing database, please wait.." This error is generated.

1. 1st scan: "An error occurred during scanning. Exception Details: The remote server returned an error: (504) Gateway Timeout."
2. 2nd scan: "An error occurred during scanning. Exception Details: The remote server returned an error: (504) Gateway Timeout."

A little searching gets this:
"A server (not necessarily a web server) is acting as a gateway or proxy to fulfil the request by the client (example: your Web browser) to access the requested URL. The server did not receive a timely response from an upstream server it accessed to deal with your HTTP request.

This usually means that the upstream server is down (no response to the gateway/proxy), rather than that the upstream server and the gateway/proxy do not agree on the protocol for exchanging data.

Try the site a little later and you should be able to get on."


Oh well, not sure if there's a problem or this is a 9 to 5, 5 day a week shop. Thumbs down here..

Now, my suggestion is to make it portable and you might get more takers. Not sure what the difference is between your PRO vs Tech version is but maybe you can turn your "tech version" into a portable one. If I'm supporting a few hundred machines, I would pay a little more for a portable version, that is if it worked. In my test(s), it didn't so it gets a thumbs down. Oh, and I tried this also on a laptop tethered to a cell phone. Same error. It's not my firewall or security software.

Have a nice day.

Reply   |   Comment by tc1uscg  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#14

After scanning, this stalls on "Accessing database...". Then and errot 504 appears. This software needs more work. I will uninstall it.

Reply   |   Comment by Jack  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#13

Windows Device Manager will do just fine equally in settings update device drivers.
No need for third party hook-ups.

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

But not Windows XP and Vista.

Reply   |   Comment by 79nibo1978  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

in most cases vista and earlier using windows update for driver source is a bad idea, MS released drivers had no decent information about the driver versions or vendor specific checking, one would invariably end up with a generic reference driver with dubious version numbering instead of a driver that was developed and tested on ones vendor specific hardware configuration, often resulted in reduced performance and reduced functionality in my experience.
3rd party driver database repositaries such as this have even greater potential to mess things up as they dig around for latest vendor specific drivers and offer them genericly to other vendors hardware users that may be incompatible with original vendors tweaks!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#12

Agree with support team, " we fight with IRQ for many years, until the Plug-and-Play appear" didn't we all during that period!!! Ouch!

I have had a lot of problems with my USB drives and card reader disappearing.. get the recognition sound but not in the computer drive list. Have been uninstalling and then the computer auto seeks and installs drive for "new USB" accessory. My old computer never had that problem. So I will give this giveaway a try. Thanks

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

Hey Donald what is your "Camera-Club"?
i saw your comment here http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/batch-picture-resizer-2 but since I couldn't reply to you there I asked you here
Cheers!!

Reply   |   Comment by Lojtari  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Levitiquetus said: "Downloading drivers from an unknown source can seriously mess things up..........By my opinion he is right.....but reading answer from the Driver Easy Support team member.......and I can believe them (him).......
Who is right?? Levitiquetus or member of the Driver Easy Support (team)???........
Best wishes to the Driver Easy -team !!!

Reply   |   Comment by duda  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

Levitiquetus point out it is better download the drivers from a TRUST source, this is what we are doing.

We only collect the drivers from the official website, and every driver uploaded to our server, must passed the WHQL.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#10

Tested on two Windows 10 64bit machines (Home and Pro) - both installed and registered successfully. However, both came up with the same error after the initial driver scan: "The remote server returned an error (504) Gateway Timeout". Tried it on alternate ISP just to be certain - same error.

Reply   |   Comment by fasstdak  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

It is OK. The scan need to connect the remote driver database server. And now this problem is solved.

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

No, it is NOT solved. I installed the app smoothly on 3 PCs and did the scan. My desktop, Win10 on a LAN, smoothly downloaded all updates. Two notebooks, different makes and OS versions (Win 8 and Win10) threw repeatedly a download error. One of them was tested both on the same LAN and wifi, no difference.

Reply   |   Comment by Martin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#9

Have run scan 3x, message "Accessing database...Please Wait". 30 seconds later:
An error occurred during scanning.
Exception details: The remote server returned an error: (504) Gateway Timeout.

Reply   |   Comment by Doug  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)

Same on my end as of 6:22am CST.

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

We have over 10 servers to service our plantform, this giveaway is so popluar, the traffic still over the server loading, our technical department are adding new scan servers, it will be available in few hours. Sorry for any inconverence.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

same here,

HTTP/1.1 504 Gateway Time-out
Server: nginx/1.2.1
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2015 13:16:30 GMT
Content-Type: text/html
Content-Length: 182
Connection: close

looks like they were not prepared for the influx of GAOTD traffic and their servers are not responding in a timely fashion so the gateway server that sits between the internet and their server times-out on the request.

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

A new server is live, please try again.

Additional server(s) is on the way.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

No longer getting 504 timeout error but now getting 502 Bad Gateway error.

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

Another server with 30GB RAM just live, the concurrence number break the record!

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#8

Personally I will not be downloading or installing today's giveaway as I have two 'similar' product's, Driver Booster 3 and DriverEasy. (I have both so I can compare scan results, mostly for entertainment purposes.)
1 - Use the program to scan for out-dated driver's.
2 - Use the entries in the 'scan list' as direct references as to what to look for.
3 - Open 'Device Manager' in Windows, go directly to the entries on the list and manually see if they need to be up-dated, if so, Windows will download the correct driver's.
It saves a lot of time running down the entire list once a year to see what needs to be up-dated.
Program's like this tend to get 1 or 2 right out of 10. If you do not have a Driver Updater, I'm sure this one will suffice quite nicely. Just don't use it for the actual up-dating, do that manually.
I hope this was helpful.
'Nuff said!

Reply   |   Comment by Bubba  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+45)

Thank you, Bubba, for your very helpful comment.

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

"Open 'Device Manager' in Windows, go directly to the entries on the list and manually see if they need to be up-dated, if so, Windows will download the correct driver's."

As politely as possible, incorrect...
Windows, or rather Windows Update, only knows about the drivers that manufacturers have given Microsoft. Often they don't give them anything, or give them partial rather than full versions, & often Microsoft wants to install older drivers than what's currently installed or available from the manufacturer. With 10 that turned out to be a real problem when Microsoft forced installation of a bad Nvidia graphics driver [that's one reason you can now sometimes delay or hide updates in 10]. That said, there are times, e.g. with some Intel drivers, where Windows Update or searching for updates through Device Mgr. is useful -- just be extremely careful & back up beforehand.

"Program's like this tend to get 1 or 2 right out of 10."

That's really highly variable depending on the app & your hardware. There are also cases where only one manufacturer bothers to fix the driver for a component, and that driver works just as well for other brands using the same component. An app like Driver Easy Pro *might* pick up on that & save you time searching & researching, &/or you might feel better using the software vs. visiting & trusting sites that can appear a bit sketchy.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#7

Installed and registered without any problems, on opening a clean interface.

Scanned my machine quite rapidly without any problems, helped me to identify the driver is required for my network connection. Which I downloaded into the a ZIP file in the hope that I can use them on my other drive which has lost its network connection files.

Apparently the biggest cause of the BSOD was faulty drivers; Microsoft put together information regarding the design of these drivers to reduce the problem.
Because of the havoc that drivers can cause I am very reluctant to use a program of this type to do an update.

Unfortunately where I really need to use this program, to repair my network connection on another drive but it is not possible because it is does not appear to be portable.

The only use I would have for this program is to let me know the drivers I need and the ability to do a backup/restore, but I would not be willing to pay $59 just to do that.

If you do decide to use it make a backup that can be restored before you do.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)

You can only use the same drivers for the other computer if they have the same network interface card.

Reply   |   Comment by 79nibo1978  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

79nibo1978.
Thanks for info, the drive is one of four in the same computer and I can switch between them.

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

No matter the free version or the pro version, you can scan your computer drivers when the Internet off. Get the pro version from here, you need not to paid $59. And it can helps you to backup and create system restore point.

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

Looking at the details for the Pro version on their site, the list of options looks impressive.

Automatic restore points created before driver installation.

Driver backup and restore.

Ability to download individual drivers.

Very fast download speeds.

The scan is quick

Also ran a scan with my usual driver update program, Iobit driver booster and driver easy free found 2 that Iobit didn't.

I was able to open the file location for the driver so that I can check it's validity before installing although on this occasion, whilst one of the drivers was valid for update, one was for the wrong OS and would have been a regressive installation, so like any program of this ilk, it will always pay to double check what you are installing first.

I shall keep it around for further testing to see how good it is in the longer run.

This is a 1 year licence and I would advice the website creators to look at the licence period for the technician version, which says 3 days.

That kind of mistake won't go down well with prospective purchasers.

Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)

Hi PhilS, The Technician Version is design for Computer Repair Shop (or some business like that).

They will repair customer's computer, reinstall the Windows, and install the latest drivers by Driver Easy, and customer may take computer to home 1 or 3 days later, so the license terms is just for them install the drivers. This giveaway is Professional Version, and it is a 1 year license.

And YES, Driver Easy was used by many many computer repair shop, Driver Easy is the *ONLY* software offer such license, because we are the only software they can rely to.

Other comments already telling the truth: Driver Easy is more powerful than other, we can find most accurate driver and most power driver database, so you (and the computer repair man) do not use Driver X to install device X's product, and then run another Driver Y to install device Y's driver.

Driver Easy is the One Stop solution. You man not need a Driver Software, but if you need one, this must be Driver Easy.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

Do not fix anything that is not broken!

Reply   |   Comment by neko  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+107)

Thanks for this reminder!

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

"Do not fix anything that is not broken!"

But how do you tell? Seriously...
Writing driver software costs money -- a great many devices would work much better [or in some cases, work] if the manufacturer wrote new drivers, but they save money & don't. So you have to ask, & by that I mean research, why a new driver was written in the 1st place. If it was to include a new model, or maybe fix compatibility with a game you don't play, then it's no big deal to skip it generally. OTOH it may be to fix a security related vulnerability, or get a feature working that has never worked properly, or fix compatibility issues with updated Windows or software etc., so installing the new version is a good thing.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

Agreed. May be useful for some, but I think I'll hold off on this one.

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

Nowadays this genre of software has become more aggressive. The software programmers want to force you to replace the drivers.
If you make the mistake of installing one and running a scan, then it wants to take over your PC.
Do note that although some such software says it leaves you the choice to replace the drivers, it does not tell you that what action it has taken (without your permission) during and after the scan.
What if the after the scan, the software has locked out your existing drivers, which it has identified to be replaced with "new" drivers from its own database of drivers? You PC will crash on your next boot up, unless you "update" the drivers.
I think that was what happened to me with Iobit Driver Booster. What a lousy experience.
You can look at Double Driver and DriverBackup! as both are portable freeware -- and CAN restore.
Beware of lousy trickery software that pretend to be "free" but quietly did not tell you that you can only backup the drivers.
If you want to restore certain important specific drivers, you have to PAY $$$ money to buy their "Pro" edition. I have come across a Semper Driver Backup that is based on this highly questionable business model.
Beware of other driver software that you have to pay money to buy, but which are designed to stop functioning after 1 year.
If you want to use the software to backup or restore after 1 year, you have to pay money again to buy usage for 1 more year.
Every year you have to pay $$$ money. Now, does that sound like a good deal to you?

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+82)

"Do note that although some such software says it leaves you the choice to replace the drivers, it does not tell you that what action it has taken (without your permission) during and after the scan. "

On the face of it you really don't know what installing *any* software will do. That's why you read reviews, use sandbox or virtualization apps or VMs to check it out, and above all keep backups current.

"What if the after the scan, the software has locked out your existing drivers, which it has identified to be replaced with "new" drivers from its own database of drivers? You PC will crash on your next boot up, unless you "update" the drivers."

It's a bit difficult to *lock out* drivers... The installation files for most every driver that's ever been installed is stored in a protected FileRepository folder in the Windows folder, & making it more difficult for some software to delete that stuff, the folder names are not explicit, i.e. they don't spell out which driver is stored in a folder. A bad, incompatible, or missing driver can prevent Windows from starting, since critical drivers load before Windows proper starts -- those drivers have to load before Windows starts so that Windows can talk to your hardware. As protection against that happening Windows stores a driver that you've just replaced & gives you the option of booting to Last Known Good on the same boot menu where you see Safe Mode -- the caveat is that works best when you've replaced a single driver before restarting Windows rather than a bunch of them. And of course it's safest to back up before installing or updating any driver, because driver-related problems may take a week or so to show up -- it may be a few days before you run a program or combo of programs that turn out to be incompatible with it. Been there. :(

"You can look at Double Driver and DriverBackup! as both are portable freeware -- and CAN restore.
Beware of lousy trickery software that pretend to be "free" but quietly did not tell you that you can only backup the drivers."


Actually you're better off restoring a full backup rather than relying on *any* software to put your old driver(s) back. That's because some drivers can have hundreds of files, & often not all of them will be removed or restored to an older version -- it may be near impossible to find all related registry entries -- some drivers work with .NET, which may have to be removed & reinstalled to get rid of their .net-related files & registry entries -- for the most part Windows only knows what hardware is installed based on the drivers that have been installed, so if a driver for the wrong hardware has been installed, you may have to know exactly which device that was for, & manually change it back -- and lastly if something gets missed in the registry removing or disabling a driver, & Windows won't start because of that, you can be looking at a lot of work to put things right, e.g. a repair install of Windows.

The only partial exception I'm aware of are graphics hardware drivers when you use a specialized app like DDU [guru3d.com], which is designed to remove every bit of a driver to help make sure that installing a newer or older versions will in fact work. I say partial exception because it does not roll back .NET stuff, & by the time I boot into Safe Mode, run DDU, then install whatever driver, I could have restored a disk/partition image backup.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
#3

Downloading drivers from an unknown source can seriously mess things up. Does this include where the drivers are coming from? If it's not from the specific manufacturer, I wouldn't download it no matter how "out of date" this claims they are. What's the safety protocol if it won't create a system restore point? If the drivers downloaded through this software mess things up, will they pay to fix it? (somehow, I highly doubt it) Use with caution and only install drivers downloaded from a very trusted source, otherwise, you could be seriously hurting

Reply   |   Comment by Levitiquetus  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+106)

Hi Levitiquetus, I am the Driver Easy Support team member. You can trust Driver Easy, because we only collect the drivers form the hardware manufacturer website, include: Intel, HP, Lenovo etc, and this software was release on 2009, it is already trust by over 3,000,000+ customers.

One more thing, Driver Easy is the member of Microsoft Partner and Intel Premier Elite Partner. You may knew Wintel.

Driver Easy's core team has over 10 years of experience in IT industry , we start to build up the ourself's computer on 80486, and many many many of other system, we fight with IRQ for many years, until the Plug-and-Play appear, so we are understand the risk and the important thing need to be take care of the driver.

Please note, Driver Easy has Free version and Professional version, Home user can download the driver on free version, but has the download speed limit, and professional has most advance feature, such as auto create restore point, driver backup, restore, uninstall feature, and technical support etc. This giveaway is the Professional version. Enjoy it.

Reply   |   Comment by Driver Easy Support  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+84)
#2

Here are the details of the crash............Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: setup.exe_DriverEasy
Application Version: 4.9.5.0
Application Timestamp: 53bcf615
Fault Module Name: StackHash_bf2f
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Code: c000041d
Exception Offset: 76d9d8f1
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: bf2f
Additional Information 2: bf2fad4f846e226167d9682fa24bb27c
Additional Information 3: eda9
Additional Information 4: eda91533b922338153a41c7d8cb2825c

Reply   |   Comment by Forensic Guy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#1

Installed, licence code inserted and registered. Did the scans but gave an error message three times on the very last scan and canned the whole scan just completed. Eventually it sorted itself out, but when I started to install the drivers, it had just done. . Eventually it got there. When I had downloaded the relevant drivers, I clicked on "Install" but before it started the installation, it recommended I upgrade to the "Professional version" to automatically create a restore point. I thought I had just downloaded the "Professional" version!! Is there another Professional version that I have to "buy". Puzzled!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Hughjocapivvy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+87)
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