Driver Easy

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    Driver updaters
  • Best Price

    $29.95 /  Driver Easy Pro
  • Available on

    windows

about Driver Easy

Most Windows problems are caused by missing or outdated drivers.

With Driver Easy, you can update all your drivers with just 1 click, so Windows runs smoothly again.

If it doesn’t fix your problem, we’ll give you your money back. No questions asked.

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Driver Easy SUMMARY

Key features

  • 8
  • 000
  • 000 database
  • One-click update
  • Backup / Restore

Driver Easy PRICING

  • Driver Easy Pro
    30

    License

    • All drivers certified
    • Update drivers One-by-One
    • One click to update all drivers
    • High Speed Download
    • Automatically Create Restore point
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  • Driver Easy Free
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    • All drivers certified
    • Update drivers One-by-One
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Driver Easy review 2019

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Most of the issues on Windows-based computers are caused by incorrect work of drivers. We have written a guide on driver update methods, feel free to check How to update drivers. Driver Easy, as one of the tools among driver updater software, was developed in 2009 specifically to ease the task of device identification, driver search and update. With it one can update all necessary drivers in one click.

Easeware Technology Ltd., the provider of Driver Easy, conducts more hands-on tests than Microsoft, using popular hardware/OS/software combinations. They have amassed years of expertise in driver validation processes to ensure correctness, safety and stability.

VendorDriverEasy.com
Newest versionv5.6.12
Operating systemsWindows 7/8/8.1/10
Installation file size4.83 MB
Menu languages14
Driver database8,000,000
Extra featuresone-click update, backup
Pricingfree / subscription
License$29,95 1 year subscription / 3 PCs

Windows 10 uses its own driver library for all types of devices, but there could still be outdated drivers if service is disabled. Then manual update is required, or the use of specialized software like Driver Easy. If we look at Statcounter.com, we see that Windows OS users share is 35%, 60% of which is Windows 10, as of August 2019.

For our in-house tests we use a standard Asus laptop with 64-bit Windows 10, 12GB RAM, Intel Core I3-4005U processor of 1.70 GHz, 256GB SSD, and a screen resolution of 1366x768. Since in our review we take download time into account as well, we should state our connection speed to be fair. Via SpeedTest service we got: 425 Mbps download speed, 166 Mbps upload speed.

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Installation of Driver Easy does not require special tech skills - just download a file and launch it. In “custom mode” a user can select directory for installation, create a desktop icon and create a scheduled scan task. You can always start with a free version, find the link below.

Scan tab displays the number of drivers available for updating if scanning has already been performed and the “Scan Now” button is always available. In our case, the first system scan lasted 19 seconds.

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After scanning is done, we automatically get to the Update tab. For our laptop, 6 drivers were detected as out-of-date. We chose 1, namely Realtek audio driver, since it took up the most memory.

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Downloading this 312 MB driver took 1 hour 38 minutes, and given our connection speed, such a result is not impressive. The app, though, offers us to upgrade to Pro version to get 10 times faster download speed (which would be about 10 minutes). After downloading, you have to install a driver in automatic mode (available for Pro users only) or manual mode.

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When trying to install the audio driver (Realtek High Definition Audio 6.0.8787.1) offered by Driver Easy in manual mode, we ended up with “lack of necessary files to install the *.exe driver.” Consulting the Windows Device Manager then informed us that we were already having the relevant version.

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Via AIDA64 we found out the exact model of audio controller (ALC233). Nevertheless, we tried it out, restarted Windows and scanned with Driver Easy again. Afterwards, there were no notifications about Realtek update.

Users may view general information about system configuration in the Hardware Info tab. It is basically the same as in Device manager, but a bit more informative and convenient, plus it can also be exported to a TXT file (Pro version). For detailed and precise information about a device and components, we recommend special apps such as AIDA64, CPU-Z.

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Tools tab offers more useful options, but again, only for Pro users. This includes driver backups, restoration, scan drivers offline. Offline scanning, by the way, implies the ability to scan a PC without an Internet connection, export a file, run Driver Easy on another device, import a generated file, and download mentioned drivers - all in that order.

Driver Easy settings are user-friendly, straightforward and contain all necessary functions. Instantly switch the language, automatically start when the computer is turned on, or automatically scan for drivers when Driver Easy starts. There are also automatic scan calendar (scheduler), system backup settings, changing directories for downloads and restore points.

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Ways of contacting the support depend on the issue - for bug reports the default browser, for user feedback direct message. Automatic generation and sending of system information is optional. Driver Easy encourages users to find errors by giving away free licenses, e.g. 1 license for errors in translation, 3 licenses per 3 devices for application errors.

To be frank, the Free version of Driver Easy is practically useless, it can serve purely to try out things and to familiarize with the interface. For full effect, you will definitely have to purchase a PRO subscription. Meanwhile, here’s is how the app impacted our test laptop.

CPURAM
Background1%115 MB
Scanning30%135 MB

Driver Easy is a quality product with a proper user interface and a set of features necessary for this kind of software. The driver database is impressive and during our testing it became clear that it not only includes official drivers from manufacturers, but also custom user drivers with WHQL certification from Microsoft. However, we had doubts about certain of those drivers, and there’s no way to factcheck all of them.

Name of product Pros

  • Automatic driver checks
  • Large driver database
  • Low resource consumption
  • 30-day money back guarantee

Name of product Cons

  • No MacOS, Linux, iOS, Android
  • Ads in free version
  • Slow download speeds
  • Free version is close to useless
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Price0$30 / year$100 / 3 days
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Driver Easy  USER REVIEWS (14)

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  • TURN OFF Published at Dec 19, 14:12
    Published at Dec 19, 14:12
    2.5
    • Quality
      2
    • Functionality
      5
    • Ease of use
      1
    • Ability
      2

    Audio drivers cannot be updated with Driver Easy

    Hi. I have a problem with Driver Easy. I want to update my audio drivers (realtek high definition audio) and when trying to do this I get an error message: ?The remote server returned an error: (403) forbidden.? What could be the reason for that? I don 't use the free Driver Easy version, I have bought the pro version.
    • Pros
      • I haven 't found it yet
    • Cons
      • Audio driver update problem
  • Scalelord Published at Apr 28, 10:26
    Published at Apr 28, 10:26
    5
    • Quality
      5
    • Functionality
      5
    • Ease of use
      5
    • Ability
      5

    I recommend it.

    I highly recommend the program to use it when you need to get a new version of the drivers. I have the paid version of Driver Easy. I bought it when I had problems with the drivers. Some time ago my PC periodically failed and these crashing were stopped after I updated the drivers (with Driver Easy, of course).
    • Pros
      • Easy to use
    • Cons
      • No.
  • Moises The Entrepreneur Published at Nov 16, 22:29
    Published at Nov 16, 22:29
    4.75
    • Quality
      5
    • Functionality
      5
    • Ease of use
      4
    • Ability
      5

    Driver Easy is really good.

    I used various Driver Updater programs for a long time. One of them is Driver Easy and I really like it. It?s good, easy to use and small. With this program you can feel free and don't worry. But this applies to the paid version of the program, because the Free version is lol.
    • Pros
      • Easy to use
      • Small size
      • It does its job well.
    • Cons
      • Free version is lol
  • Crawityy Published at Apr 14, 05:07
    Published at Apr 14, 05:07
    3
    • Quality
      2
    • Functionality
      5
    • Ease of use
      3
    • Ability
      2

    It shows the available updates, but can not get them.

    There is something wrong with Driver Easy. It shows that there are several outdated drivers and I can update them. I do all the necessary steps to get the drivers but Driver Easy says that all drivers are the latest. I don?t understand anything. Also, I have to say that this issue is relevant for several years.
  • Leif Eriksson Published at May 29, 07:36
    Published at May 29, 07:36
    5
    • Quality
      5
    • Functionality
      5
    • Ease of use
      5
    • Ability
      5

    It resolved the issue that made hang and crash on my computer.

    There is the latest version of Windows installed on my PC (Windows 10). It is really good but even it updates the drivers not very well. One day, I had a problem with one driver (I could not find them). And by chance I found Driver Easy. I had never heard of this type of program and I am very glad I have found it. So I highly recommend this program if you have some problems (hangs and crashes) with your OS. But, in my opinion, only the paid version can resolve them, the free version is frankly weak. In addition, it is not expensive.
    • Pros
      • It's not expensive
      • easu to use.
    • Cons
      • The free version isn't good..
  • EASIER-FREE-BARCODE Published at Aug 19, 05:52
    Published at Aug 19, 05:52
    5
    • Quality
      5
    • Functionality
      5
    • Ease of use
      5
    • Ability
      5

    It updates the drivers without any troubles

    It?s great software. It allows you to install drivers for your hardware without any troubles: it?s easy to use, has a simple interface, does not require the installation CD. I like that I can click one button (the Scan button) and the program will find and install all drivers automatically. I recommend it.
    • Pros
      • Easy to use
      • A simple interface
      • Automatically download and install drivers
    • Cons
      • No.
  • customer Published at Dec 21, 09:22
    Published at Dec 21, 09:22
    1
    • Quality
      1
    • Functionality
      1
    • Ease of use
      1
    • Ability
      1

    The program works incorrectly!

    It?s terrible! The program works incorrectly! I used it to update the system (I mean - the outdated drivers of the system). And after updating my computer (Windows) froze and I could not do anything to resolve the issue! It was necessary to reinstall the OS. I thought I did something wrong and started updating again? I got the same result: broken OS. My computer is new (was bought a month ago) and I use licensed programs only. I'm going to ask for money back
    • Pros
      • No
    • Cons
      • OS is frozen after the drivers update.
  • PISGAH18 Published at Aug 12, 18:42
    Published at Aug 12, 18:42
    1
    • Quality
      1
    • Functionality
      1
    • Ease of use
      1
    • Ability
      1

    There are many better free programs.

    I do not like it. The free version is worthless, slowly downloads drivers and only manual installation of drivers. If you want to use this program then buy the pro version. But I strongly recommend going the other way: find another program because there are lots of free driver update programs.
    • Pros
      • Free version.
    • Cons
      • The free version is worthless
  • Max Konan Published at Sep 19, 20:34
    Published at Sep 19, 20:34
    3
    • Time used
      Free trial
    • Quality
      3
    • Functionality
      3
    • Ease of use
      4
    • Ability
      2

    Additional features more useful than basic.

    This program has a perfect installation: you have to select the interface language and choose a location of the shortcuts. The program will do the rest itself. I liked additional features (like drivers backup). Unfortunately, there are no more advantages. I know my computer needs to update drivers (all other similar programs indicate this). But Driver Easy said I have the latest drivers and there are no newer versions available… For example, DriverMax showed 12 available updates. therefore I can conclude its database of drivers is not sufficient for full use... I would not buy this program. 

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    • Pros
      • Ability to backup drivers
    • Cons
      • It shows that there are no updates, but they really are.
  • Rubik's Cube Cipher Published at Dec 23, 09:00
    Published at Dec 23, 09:00
    2.5
    • Quality
      2
    • Functionality
      4
    • Ease of use
      2
    • Ability
      2

    I don?t like Driver Easy.

    I have used different Driver update software, so I can honestly say I really don?t like Driver Easy. I want to recommend another program for this: Bit driver updater. Because it?s free and creates a folder (when you update them) where backups of your drivers are stored.
    • Pros
      • No for me
    • Cons
      • -
  • 2004mojo Published at Jul 1, 16:21
    Published at Jul 1, 16:21
    3
    • Quality
      1
    • Functionality
      5
    • Ease of use
      4
    • Ability
      2

    He could not help me with my printer diver

    Hello. I have an HP printer and no drivers for it. First of all, I tried to use standard Windows solutions from Microsoft to add the printer but nothing helped me to do that. Then I read about Driver Easy software I decided to try. It has successfully updated all drivers but it did not fix the printer problem. The latter method, I contacted HP support, and after 10 minutes I got the driver and set them. Now it works flawlessly. I use Windows 10 on my PC.
    • Pros
      • Easy to use. It installed all drivers
    • Cons
      • The driver of my printer did not work.
  • Alexander Published at Jul 16, 01:25
    Published at Jul 16, 01:25
    1
    • Quality
      1
    • Functionality
      1
    • Ease of use
      1
    • Ability
      1

    It caused problems on my computer.

    I wanted to update the batch of drivers. A blue screen appeared, after updating the two drivers and the computer did not boot. I had to rollback the system (there was the restore point created). Then I updated 22 drivers and got the issues: constantly the video card was overheated and VLC player started working incorrectly. So I have decided to restore the system and removed the programs. It is very strange that the program from the Intel website did not shows available updates for my system but this software found six new Intel drivers for the computer
    • Pros
      • No
    • Cons
      • A blue screen error
      • Overheating of the video card
  • Kristian Hicks Published at Dec 24, 21:23
    Published at Dec 24, 21:23
    2.75
    • Quality
      2
    • Functionality
      5
    • Ease of use
      2
    • Ability
      2

    It gets a deslike from me.

    Hi everybody. I can tell one thing to describe it: dislike, even - strongly dislike. Why do I think so?? That's easy to explain. I used the free version and thought that it should be enough to do the basic things I need. I think that they should be available despite the version you are using. But not in the case of this program: You must buy the Pro version to do the basic things.
    • Pros
      • Free version, if I can say so.
    • Cons
      • Very weak free version
  • EASIERSOFT AUTOBAUP Published at Sep 20, 02:26
    Published at Sep 20, 02:26
    5
    • Quality
      5
    • Functionality
      5
    • Ease of use
      5
    • Ability
      5

    It finds correct drivers

    I love that it has the ability to automatically download driver updates and almost all drivers are correct that don 't damage your computer. Only if you have an old pc, you may need to find and install the network adapter driver. Good program.
    • Pros
      • automatic driver downloads
    • Cons
      • No