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Iobit Driver Booster 2.4 update adds support for uninstalling drivers for unplugged devices
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Iobit Driver Booster 2.4 update adds support for uninstalling drivers for unplugged devices

by AshwinJuly 13, 2015

Iobit has released an update for the stable version of Driver Booster, last week.

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This bumps the version from 2.3 to 2.4.
So let’s take a look at what’s new in Iobit Driver Booster v2.4 update.

The company states that the Driver database has been expanded, to allow for scanning and installing more driver updates. The new version also supports for game components VC Runtime 2008 & VC Runtime 2012.

Uninstall drivers for unplugged devices:

Driver Booster v2.4 now allows you to uninstall drivers for devices which have been unplugged. This is a rather useful feature, especially considering that the device manager in Windows doesn’t support this.

If you have unplugged a Hard Drive, and wish to remove it’s drivers, you can do so easily.  This is also quite useful, as it allows the user to get rid of drivers for devices which are dead, or the ones which you no longer have. Go to the list of devices listed under the “UpToDate” section. You can only get to the screen by running a scan, which is slightly annoying. Though the scanning speed is quite fast, the app could certainly use an option to jump to the list of devices directly.

Once you are on the “UpToDate” devices screen, right click on the external device which has been unplugged. Such devices are displayed with an “Unplugged” text in the Device’s name, you will also find a USB Cable symbol, with a slash over it signifying its unplugged state. Right click on the device’s listing and select uninstall.

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Note: This option is not available when you are updating drivers for another device.

Driver Booster 2.4 also adds support for Bosnian language, and also fixes some minor bugs, though the change log does not state which ones were fixed.It also states that GUI of the application has been improved, but I don’t see any major difference.

In comparison, I find the GUI of Driver Booster 3.0 Beta to be flatter, and aesthetically pleasing to complement Windows 10 well.

Download Iobit Driver Booster 2.4 from Major Geeks.

Word of warning, if you have a prior version of Iobit Driver Booster installed, and you try to update it by downloading the latest version, the setup process will try to install Iobit Malware Fighter (if you don’t have it installed already).  The option to install Malware Fighter is enabled by default, so just uncheck it and proceed with the installation. The installer also proudly hints that the app is Windows 10 ready.

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