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Giveaway of the day — Driver Magician 4.8

A solution for device drivers backup, restoration, update and removal.
$29.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 196 (79%) 53 (21%) 28 comments

Driver Magician 4.8 was available as a giveaway on January 4, 2016!

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Driver Magician offers a professional solution for device drivers backup, restoration, update and removal on Windows operating system. It identifies all the hardware in the system, extracts their associated drivers from the hard disk and backs them up to a location which you choose. Then when you format and reinstall/upgrade your operating system, you can restore all the "saved" drivers just as if you had the original driver diskettes in your hands. After one system reboot, your PC will be loaded and running with the required hardware drivers.

Key features:

  • Backs up device drivers in four modes;
  • Restores device drivers from backup in one mouse click;
  • Updates device drivers on your PC to improve system performance and stability;
  • Uninstalls device drivers;
  • Live Update device identifier database and driver update database;
  • Detects unknown devices;
  • Provides with detailed information of the hardware drivers;
  • Clones all drivers to an auto-setup package (.EXE), so you can restore drivers without installing Driver Magician.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ ME/ 2000/ XP/ Server 2003/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1; HD: 20 MB for installation

Publisher:

GoldSolution Software

Homepage:

http://www.drivermagician.com/

File Size:

7.3 MB

Price:

$29.95

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#13

I activate this software, but I had to format et reinstall my computer, I keep the folders with files and .gcd, but he won't activate again.

Where can I found my registration information?

Reply   |   Comment by Seaone  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

I may get a ton of negatives for this but I have to ask: Where do all the excellent reviewers go to? Most recent to disappear is Karl, before him we also had Giovanni, and before them, we gad the wonderful Ashraf (I know there were others over the last few years.) I'm not an IT expert, so it is important to have the impartial opinion of someone we could trust. And while a given software is free for the 1 day, sometimes people miss it and like to see the list of free alternatives. I love Giveaway of the day, but I need the independent reviewers! Do I decide to download based on their opinion alone - No, many times I have gone against their recommendation, but I still valued their opinion. Are they being banned or scared off? Do they just walk away because of all the negative comments? Does anyone know?

Reply   |   Comment by Belinda  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Belinda
I suspect that in time, they become frustrated at receiving so little reward (positive feedback) after putting forth so much effort. Few show them any gratitude, and some even disagree with their opinions. It's easy to understand why this would wear on them after a while. (And I also suspect they are still around, but "incognito.")

Reply   |   Comment by Blowfish  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Belinda
I agree, also I think the redesign of the site may have drove some away. At least it has made me less of a user, I liked the old style. It seemed easier to read the reviews.

Reply   |   Comment by Joewataman  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

How do you register for free? What am I missing?

Reply   |   Comment by Dennis  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

Dennis The Activate.exe within the zipfile does that part. (On Vista and later, that program requires being run as administrator because to register today's giveaway, it needs to create registry entries for a different program name, something normally forbidden by these "newer" versions of Windows.)

In the case of today's giveaway, Setup.exe represents the shareware version, Activate.exe registers it.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#10

If it ain't broken it will be when you FIX IT.

Reply   |   Comment by Napoleon Van Hardridge  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#9

Do you need a driver update?

If you have a hardware device that isn’t working properly with your computer, it can be very helpful to update the driver. When suddenly you cannot hear any sound from the computer, or your ethernet connection drops occasionally, or your printer’s not printing properly, you may consider a drive update. In most hardware not working cases, say if you cannot connect your Android phone/tablet to the computer or your laptop cannot get access to WIFI, one of the first troubleshooting steps you should take is to update the driver, since these issues may be fixed in a new update.

You may hear of the golden role for updating drives: “If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It”. But things are not always 100% believed to absolute in all situations. Video drivers are updated more often with big performance increases, especially in new games while other drives are updated for bugs. To eke out every tiny bit of performance out of your system, you should make sure that your video card drivers are updated and up to date.

Reply   |   Comment by WormT  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#8

These kind of software should check outdated drivers and should offer to update them, but they shouldn't create incompatibilities.
They are only useful to check if there are updates, but I think it's better to use device manager and Intel Driver Update Utility to update drivers (in fact, they found nothing).
See the following comparison between DriverMagician and its competitors:

DriverBooster
1) Realtek High Definition Audio

DriverMagician
1) intel chipset device software - mainboard
2) realtek high definition audio driver - audio

DriverMax
1) intel hd graphics
2) intel management engine interface
3) intel 6 series/c200 series chipset family SMbus controller - 1c22
4) MS hid-compliant mouse and MS express mouse

DriverEasy
1) intel watchdog timer driver (intel WDT)
2) intel management engine interface
3) realtek high definition audio
4) MS express mouse
5) intel 82579V gigabit network connection

Dumo
1) Realtek High Definition Audio
2) Intel(R) 82579V Gigabit Network Connection
3) Intel(R) Management Engine Interface
4) Intel(R) HD Graphics
5) Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 1C2D
6) Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 1C26
7) Legacy device Intel

Reply   |   Comment by xilolee  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#7

If it aint broken, dont fix it!

Reply   |   Comment by JJVastiau  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#6

One thing I found useful is the update function allows us to choose a different target OS than the one that is running so we can prepare for an OS upgrade/change driver requirements in advance to ensure device operation.
Like all other Driver update tools this does have the risk of offering drivers that may not work on specific hardware/operating system configurations, but this is less zealous and does know the difference between obsoleted hardware that is no longer supported in latest driver packages and only offers the older final package that does support the particular chipset (in this case). It does offer to backup existing drivers, so one can restore from the backup later if needed. It also offers additional backup and restore options in the Tools menu | More Backup and Restoration. I much prefer this software to DUMo from KC Software.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#5

Restore point first ;)

Reply   |   Comment by blea101  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#4

Ran program and info stated i have one intel chipset utility update needed. D'loaded and on commence to install "intel window" stated do i wish to Downgrade driver as i have a more recent driver installed. ???

Reply   |   Comment by tommo  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#3

Activaton not running (Win 7 X64)!Maybe an idea?

Reply   |   Comment by Teo  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Teo
Activate.reg/.gcd will generate a registry key that contains the licence. But you should first install the giveaway, not run it. Then run Activate.exe and after that is done, you can run the installed giveaway.

It depends on what the setup.exe does. Sometimes you can run Activate.exe before Setup.exe. But if Setup.exe clears any registry key coupled with the giveaway, you should run Activate.exe Setup.exe. If Setup.exe does not interfere with the registry, it does not matter if you run Activate.exe first and then Setup.exe, or the other way around. My strategy is always Setup.exe first and then Activate.exe.
Most programmes will check the registry on launching. Once they are running, they do not check the registration key in the registry. That is why you should run Activate.exe before running the installed giveaway. If you made a mistake and started the giveaway already, no harm is done. Just close it down and restart it, run Activate.exe and ithe giveaway will be activated.
In some cases (Vista) you must run Activate.exe as Administrator.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Teo
right click the activator app, and run as administrator. that usually takes care of problems with 32 bit apps running in a 64 bit environment...

Reply   |   Comment by jack  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

krypteller
Thanks a lot for your time, i installed it and before the first run i right-clicked the activator and "run as admin" to make sure it will run.
But i see for a few secs the load circle and then nothing..
Not responding at all.I also reinstalled the programm after restarting my pc, and repeat the process but nothing again..I suspected the antivirus or something similar that stops the proccess.I disabled the av during the installation, but the problem still remains.
I posted here if anyone else has the same problem as i ran the programm in trial version and took all the backup..If you have any further idea i would appreciate..

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

Teo
When I ran Activate.exe under SandboxIE-protection on my W10 64 Home laptop, I had to right-click Activate.exe twice. The first time nothing seemed to happen. The second time the SandboxIE-version was activated/registered. I have Glasswire running, but that does not block Activate.exe.

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

Teo
Hangs with timefreeze running on both xp and win7. Works fine with timefreeze disabled.

Reply   |   Comment by someguy  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#2

Not Windows 10?

Reply   |   Comment by Dave K  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Dave K
I made a portable on a virtual XP and it runs fine on the real W10 64 Home laptop.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Dave K
See http://www.drivermagician.com/index.htm

"August 2nd, 2015 device drivers software - Driver Magician Version 4.7 released
1. Support Windows 10 "

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Dave K
Check the What's new section on their website, W 10 was supported from v4.7
http://www.drivermagician.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Dave K
Unless its changed from November it still does not like Windows 10

Reply   |   Comment by Doc  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#1

To save others the couple of minutes research, this is the same release as the November 26, 2015 GOTD offering.

On their website, the same package (v4.8) is downloadable with a release date of November 14th, 2015.

So if you got it last November, you are current and there are no new updates.

Reply   |   Comment by Casper  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

Casper
Link: http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/driver-magician-2/

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  8 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
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