Updating your hardware drivers is recommended by most of the experts because it keeps your PC running at its best performance. But manually downloading and installing drivers is an ordeal in itself. You have to find the manufacturer of your hardware, lookup their website and go through hundreds of web pages to locate the appropriate driver. Fortunately, IObit Driver Booster can do this all automatically for you. It can automatically scan your system for outdated or old drivers and update them by downloading and installing the latest versions.
You can download IObit Driver Booster from the IObit website. It supports Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. After installing it in Windows, you can run it from its desktop shortcut, if it does not launch by itself. When it launches, it starts to scan your system automatically and shows you which drivers are outdated. But you can also manually click on the big Scan button to let it scan for old drivers.
After the scanning is done (which is extremely fast), it would show you the results in a list. All the hardware components with outdated drivers are listed along with the status of the driver as old, very old or ancient. You can click on the Update button to start the download and installation of the driver. If you are curious about what is going to be downloaded then you can click on the more info section for each driver to see the size of driver file and the version of driver that would be downloaded.
If you want to just update all of the drivers, then click on the Update All button at the top. You should note that the driver files are of many hundred megabytes in some cases and may take 20-30 minutes to finish downloading. After this IObit Driver Booster would initiate the driver update. You may have to reboot your system to complete the driver update process.
In the settings for IObit Driver Booster, you can choose to run it automatically at Windows startup, let it check for new drivers automatically at launch, select a folder for download drivers, create restore points prior to installing the drivers and more.
IObit Driver Booster is a free Windows application that can automate the driver updating process which may take many hours if you try to do it manually. Updating the drivers in Windows may boost your system performance and add many new features to your existing hardware. It creates restore points before installing the new drivers, so if anything goes wrong, you can always roll back your drivers to the older versions.
You can download IObit Driver Booster from http://www.iobit.com/driver-booster.php .