Easy Driver Pro
• Intuitive user interface
• Efficiently updates system drivers
• Provides decent backup functionality
• Customer support can be unresponsive
• Limited customization options
Easy Driver Pro is designed to be user friendly and it is incredibly easy to use for even the most novice users. The software effectively scans the computer for outdated drivers and provides users with the latest drivers to install on their computer.
Installation is quick and easy. The installation process takes a few minutes to complete and once it is complete the software automatically makes a backup of all existing drivers on the computer. Following the backup, an initial scan is taken of all the installed drivers and the user is provided with a report of all the outdated drivers.
The scanning process takes a few minutes and manages to find the majority of outdated drivers installed on the computer. During our scans, the software found 11 outdated drivers and missed 4 which is quite decent for a system utility of this class. The scan-results screen displays information such as the version of drivers and the release dates for new drive. The user is then provided with the option of choosing which drivers they would like to update.
It is important to note that the software has a tendency to label some drivers as outdated even if they are already updated to the latest version. Also, some of the drivers it offers as updates are not compatible with the computer hardware which can cause system instability. These are very rare occurrences and for the most part the software does a good job at providing the correct drivers for the user to download.
Easy Driver Pro has access to over 15 million driver files which are regularly updated to provide users with the latest drivers to download. It also has access to 2.5 million drivers that cater for specific computer manufacturers such as Toshiba, Dell and HP. The drivers are compatible with most major windows operating systems, including: Windows XP, Vista, 7 and an upgrade option to Windows 8.
Unfortunately there is limited information available in regards to where the driver database is obtained from and whether or not the drivers are tested for malware. The Easy Driver Pro website states that no personal information is shared. With the backup and restore features provided with the software there is a slim chance of system instability as the user can simply restore back to a previous version of a driver if necessary.
Driver Backup Wizard – This feature allows you to back up your computer’s drivers to an external media storage device via the driver backup wizard.
Ease of use
One of the most appealing aspects of this software is its incredibly easy to use interface. The software was clearly designed with user friendliness in mind as it is straight forward to use for even the most novice users. Navigating through the settings is simple and the software clearly guides the user throughout any processes involved in updating drivers.
Help & support
Customer support options are quite limited. Users can access a database of frequently asked questions on the Probit Software website and gain solutions to commonly encountered problems. The other option is to submit a ticket and get a response via email but this can be quite a lengthy process. Unfortunately, there is no telephone support or live chat option so it is difficult to get a prompt response to any enquiries you may have.
Easy Driver Pro is equipped with a decent range of features and is very easy to use for users of all experience levels. The scanning process is quick and easy with a full report of all outdated drivers provided for the user. If you are after a solid all round driver updated software then Easy Driver Pro is definitely worth your consideration.
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