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Iobit Driver Booster Pro Review

by February 19, 2016

Iobit Driver Booster Pro Review

It is a well-known fact that without a driver the car cannot be driven and moved from one place to another. The similar situation is applicable to the Windows operating system; without drivers it functions improperly. For example, without the Ethernet driver you cannot access the Internet or without the audio driver you cannot hear sound from the computer, and so on. The reliable and up-to-date drivers are very important for the proper functioning of the system; so it is highly recommended to update them after releasing newer versions. Of course, you can search for them on the Internet, but, unfortunately, it is a very boring and time-consuming process, or manually install required drivers, but not every computer user can do that properly.

I think that it is much easier for unexperienced PC users to download and install a special utility which will help them to update all drivers automatically without any problems with just one click of the mouse because sometimes dozens of different drivers required for correct working of the operating system and there is no need to say that it is very difficult to control and monitor the status of every driver and update them on time. Iobit Driver Booster 3.2 Pro is just that application with the help of which you can easily diagnose the current state of all your PC drivers and update them automatically.

Iobit Driver Booster 3.2 Pro is an advanced application which is specially created and designed for updating all the drivers automatically without your intervention. The program allows you to update all system drivers, for example, audio, video drivers, and so on. The main advantage of this application is ease of use. It is enough to run it and it will immediately scan your PC for outdated and obsolete drivers and generate a complete report on each driver. After that you can simply update all obsolete drivers by clicking on the “Update” button. That is all; after downloading the drivers from the huge Iobit driver database and installing them, you just need to restart the computer.

Iobit Driver Booster 3.2 Pro is just that tool that allows you to keep all the system drivers always up-to-date.

Download and Installation- if you want to have only the latest driver versions on the computer and keep them updated, all you need is to visit the official Iobit website and download the program. Fortunately, it is not big; only about 15 MB in size, so the download process takes seconds. Iobit Driver Booster 3.2 Pro is compatible with both 32 and 64-bit versions of the Windows operating system and available in more than 20 languages including English, German, French, and so on.

Currently the program is offered in two different versions- Free and Pro. The free version provides you with only basic features, i.e. you can automatically scan for outdated drivers on your computer and easily update them with just one click of the mouse. The Pro version, of course, is more functional and offers a lot of other features, for example, with the help of the Pro version, you have the possibility to update rare drivers, unlock the driver update speed limit, back up all the drivers, and so on. The full list of all Pro features can be found on the official Iobit website.

It should be noted that there is no trial installer for the Pro version. If you want it, you should buy Iobit Driver Booster 3.2 Pro to unlock all advanced features and possibilities.

The installation procedure is very straightforward and fast. After running the installer, all you need to do is to accept the terms of the license agreement and specify some installer options (for example, the installation folder, desktop shortcuts and taskbar icon). During the installation, Iobit Driver Booster 3.2 Pro offers to install Iobit Malware fighter free (it is checked by default). So, if you do not need it, just uncheck it.

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The Interface of the Program- like all other Iobit applications, Iobit Driver Booster 3.2 Pro has got a very good-looking and easy to use interface. After running the program, it will start scanning for all the system drivers. The window displays the current driver status (for example, old, very old, and so on) and info about the last scan. On the left side there is a button for scanning device drivers (for example, network, audio drivers, and so on) and on the right a button for scanning drivers for gaming components (for example, DirectX, Adobe Flash Player, and so on). Between these two buttons (in the center) there is a big button for starting or stopping the scan process.

After finishing the driver scan and identifying the driver status of the computer, the new window will be opened. It is divided into three tabs- Outdated (it provides you with a list of all outdated drivers), UpToDate (it displays info about up-to-date drivers) and Action Center (it contains info about other Iobit programs and download links to get them and install).

The interface of the program is highly customizable. You have the possibility to change the default black skin (there are two additional skins at your disposal- White and Interstellar), apply the desired transparency and font size. In addition, Iobit Driver Booster 3.2 Pro allows you to select your own background image and use it as a program skin (the program supports the following image formats- PNG, JPG, JPEG, BMP and GIF).

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Outdated driver details

The Main features of the Program- the main advantage of Iobit Driver Booster 3.2 Pro is in its simplicity; so even unexperienced users can easily understand its features and perform those simple steps which are required to update drivers. All you need to do is to scan for your system drivers, download the drivers and, finally, update them.

Scan for drivers- it is very easy to start scanning for the drivers; you do not need to configure complicated options or settings. Just click on the big button located in the center of the program’s interface. The scanning time is very fast; in less than a minute Iobit Driver Booster 3.2 Pro will give you the fullest report about each driver installed on your system, i.e. how many outdated device drivers need to be updated.

Download and Update- before downloading the newer drivers for your system, you have the possibility to view and configure some options. In the new window Iobit Driver Booster 3.2 Pro will display two tabs; in the first tab you can see all outdated drivers and in the second one all up-to-date drivers.

In the Outdated tab the fullest info about each driver is provided by the program, i.e. you can view the name of the driver, a new available version and the driver status (i.e. old, very old, extremely old, missing or faulty driver). Before updating the driver, you can view thorough info about it (for example, version, date, publisher and devices using this driver). In addition, you also have the possibility to uninstall and ignore the driver or export a driver detail list as a text file.

After applying all changes and viewing driver details, you can start the driver download. All you need is to click on the “Update” button and the program will start downloading and installing drivers.

It should be noted that the Pro version allows you to download and install several or even all drivers at the same time.

It is very important that before installing new drivers, Iobit Driver Booster 3.2 Pro creates a restore point, so you can easily restore the previous state of the system in the case of any failure. All you need is to access the System Restore window and click on the “Restore” button.

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Driver Backup- Iobit Driver Booster 3.2 Pro offers a very useful feature which allows you to back up all important drivers and restore them if anything unexpected happens.

Settings- Iobit Driver Booster 3.2 Pro offers some settings which allow you to perform several tasks, for example, you have the possibility to schedule the driver scan at a fixed frequency (i.e. daily, monthly, and so on), automatically scan newly connected devices or back up drivers installing, configure network options 9for example, proxy connection, and so on).

Drivers Settings

Scan Settings

Toolkit- Iobit Driver Booster 3.2 Pro contains five additional tools which allow you to fix some common Windows problems, for example, you can fix sound error, network failure, and so on.

Toolit 1

What is new in Iobit Driver Booster 3.2 Pro?

Added a new tool to fix various device errors and integrated all the 5 tools into Toolkit.

Optimized a lot features for better user experience.

Optimized the driver download engine for higher download success ratio.

Optimized the driver installation engine for smarter and safer installation.

Added driver updates for Realtek Audio ALC8xx, ALC9xx, ALC2xx and Intel, AMD, Nvidia graphics to improve audio & video performance.

Added more Windows 10 driver updates including Graphics, Net, Audio, etc.

Fixed minor bugs.

System Requirements

Windows XP- Windows 10

1 GB of free disk space for driver downloads.

Conclusion

I think that Iobit Driver Booster 3.2 Pro is one of the best programs for driver automatic download and update. It allows you to identify and search for outdated drivers on the computer and automatically download any necessary updates. The main advantage of the program is that it is very easy to use because every action performed by it done automatically without applying and specifying complicated options. It is enough to start Iobit Driver Booster 3.2 Pro and it will immediately scan the entire computer and generate a complete report about all the system drivers both outdated and up-to-date. After that you should simply click on the “Update” button and all the drivers will be downloaded and updated.

Now you have got Iobit Driver Booster 3.2 Pro installed on your computer and that means that your drivers will be always updated and the operating system will function properly without any errors and crashes.

 

Pros

1. Automatically finds and updates all outdated drivers with just one click.
2. It supports a lot of devices.
3. It creates restore points before updating drivers.
4. You can create a backup copy of all your system drivers.

Cons

None.

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