Driver Genius Professional Edition 2007 is designed to eliminate the time and effort needed to locate a required driver. The software will back up all the drivers on your system and copies them to a .exe auto installer, so that should anything go wrong with your PC it’s easy to reinstall them.

When we put Driver Genius to the test, we found the backup option quickly and efficiently found all the drivers on our systems, from mice, keyboards and monitors to the sound and graphics cards and even a mobile phone and digital camera. You’re also given the option to select a specific category of drivers you would like to back up. Choose from Currently Used driver, Windows Original drivers or Disconnected Device drivers. Within these categories you can also choose sub-categories such as mice, keyboards, monitors or processors.

Avanquest also claims that Driver Genius will search for updates and load new drivers on to your PC to ensure it’s always up-to-date. When we ran a search for updates on our machine, six different drivers were identified and they covered everything from our wireless mouse to the connected digital camera and also the processor.

Driver Genius also automatically searches its online database of 30,000 drivers and alerts you if there any updates to the drivers you currently use. This function can be programmed to take place every time the machine starts up, or you can engage it as you see fit. We also found the Device Diagnostics tool, which checks the drivers and devices for any problems and corrects them. Drive Genius is quick, easy to use and very helpful.

Driver Genius: Specs

  • Pentium class CPU with 64MB RAM
  • Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, XP or Vista
  • 10MB free hard-disk space
  • Pentium class CPU with 64MB RAM
  • Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, XP or Vista
  • 10MB free hard-disk space

OUR VERDICT

Driver Genius makes it easy to ensure that all your drivers are up-to-date and helps correct any problems so your system runs just that little bit smoother. In the event of a system crash, this piece of software is an invaluable time-saving tool. And at £19 it’s good value for money too.

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