Driver Resources

Anchor Link Adaptec Drivers
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-06-18
“Updated Drivers and Configuration Utilities for Adaptec Products. To find the downloads for your product, select the category that describes it best.”
Anchor Link ATI Catalyst Drivers
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-25
Version: 13.4 – Released: 2013-04-24 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 135 MB Requires: .NET Framework
“This unified driver has been further enhanced to provide the highest level of power, performance, and reliability. The ATI CATALYST software suite is the ultimate in performance and stability. This download includes the Display Driver, ATI WDM Integrated Driver, and Catalyst Control Center.”
Anchor Link Computer Drivers
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2012-06-18
Categories include: ADSL, Controllers (IDE/SCSI/RAID), Digital Cameras, Drives, Hard Disk, ISDN Adapters, Linux Driver Database, Modems, Network Adapters, Printers, Tape drives, Scanners, Sound/Multimedia, Video Adapters, CD-ROM, and more.
Anchor Link DOS USB Drivers
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-06-18
“There are several ways folks are getting their USB CDroms, Hard Drives, and other drives to work in DOS. One is using what’s known as DUSE driver system. The second method is using what looks somewhat like standard CDrom driver files and a USB driver. Both methods appear to require loading an usbaspiX.sys file first in config.sys in most cases. The third method is a bootdisk from a USB vendor. Method 4 is getting good reviews also.”
Anchor Link Driver Genius Professional
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-11-13
Version: – Released: 2012-11-13 Windows: All, incl 8
File Size: 14.2 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“Driver Genius is a professional tool for backing up or restoring drivers. It can quickly detect all the devices in computer and backup the drivers, and it can make the drivers into the zip-compressed format or self-extractor format files. When you reinstall the operation system, you can use restore-drivers function to restore all the drivers. You need only click the mouse and then the drivers will be installed into your system automatically. You can also make the drivers into an auto-install package. This way, the drivers installation is as simple as the other software installation. It has the simple wizard mode and even beginner can also use it easily.”
Anchor Link Driver Guide
License: Membership is free Last Reviewed: 2012-06-18
“Here is what The Driver Guide will do for you:
¤ Provides an easy step-by-step process for finding and installing drivers.
¤ Offers a huge searchable archive of over 100,000 driver files, manufacturer information, and links.
¤ Includes discussion boards that give members the opportunity to interact with others with their hardware type, and learn from their experiences (very useful!).
¤ Offers a drivers found area where members can upload new and hard to find drivers for others to download.
¤ Provides a driver request board where members can make requests for specific drivers.
¤ Includes resources for Windows, Mac, Unix/Linux, and other platforms.
¤ Provides links to helpful tutorials, valuable utilities, and other resources.
¤ Offers a great collection of old, out of date, and hard to find drivers.
¤ Membership is absolutely FREE! Members are given lifetime access to this site.”
Anchor Link Driver Magician
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-27
Version: 3.8 – Released: 2013-04-26 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 4.18 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
Portable version available on-site
“Driver Magician offers a professional solution for device drivers backup, restoration, update and removal in Windows operating system. It identifies all the hardware in the system, extracts their associated drivers from the hard disk and backs them up to a location of your choice. Then when you format and reinstall/upgrade your operating system, you can restore all the saved drivers just as if you had the original driver diskettes in your hands. After one system reboot, your PC will be loaded and running with the required hardware drivers.
“What’s more, Driver Magician has a built in database of the latest drivers with the ability to go to the Internet to receive the driver updates. It saves lots of time to find the correct drivers and mature drivers will obviously increase the performance of hardware. If there are unknown devices in your PC, Driver Magician helps you detect them easily and quickly with its built in hardware identifier database.”
Anchor Link DriverAgent
License: Free Scan – Membership $39.95 Last Reviewed: 2010-07-29
Version: 2.2010.2.24 – Released: 2010-02-24 Windows: All
File Size: 560 KB
“Fix Your Driver Problems Instantly. Stop the searching and scan your Computer for instant driver updates with DriverAgent. Our Scan Technology is 100% Guaranteed Adware Free, Spyware Free, and Virus Free.
“A $39.95 (US) one-year membership fee includes the following features:
♦ INSTANT access to the most CURRENT Device Drivers for your computer.
♦ NO COST for downloading Drivers as a Driver Agent member.
♦ UNLIMITED use for ALL your computers.
♦ Driver Agent instantly provides the correct and current Driver to you for immediate download.
♦ TRUST that our Driver Agent engineering staff is constantly working to locate new Driver updates for your hardware.
♦ GREAT SUPPORT: If you need assistance our Driver Agent support staff is a simple telephone call away.
♦ 30 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE Use Driver Agent for 30 days. If we fail to deliver, you get a FULL refund.”
Anchor Link DriverEasy
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-21
Version: 4.5.0 – Released: 2013-03-21 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 2.87 MB Requires: .NET Framework 2.0
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“DriverEasy scans your computer for outdated drivers and provides you with links to download the newer versions. The program supports audio drivers, video drivers, printer drivers, Bluetooth drivers and many other device drivers. Once the scan has finished, you can choose which drivers to download and install.”
Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Does not provide version information or links to the manufacturer for additional information; no driver backup
Anchor Link DriverMax
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2013-04-30
Version: 7.13.023 – Released: 2013-04-29 Windows: XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 9.42 MB Requires: Free Registration
Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“DriverMax is a new tool that allows you to download the latest driver updates for your computer. No more searching for rare drivers on discs or on the web or inserting one installation CD after the other. Just create a free account, log in, and start downloading the updates that you need.
“You can also export all your current drivers (or just the ones that work ok) to a compressed file. After reinstalling Windows you will have everything in one place!”
[ Beware of Toolbars during installation. Ed. ]
Anchor Link DriverView
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-07-04
Version: 1.41 – Released: 2012-07-03 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7
File Size: 39 KB Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“DriverView utility displays the list of all device drivers currently loaded on your system. For each driver in the list, additional useful information is displayed: load address of the driver, description, version, product name, company that created the driver, and more.
“This utility is a standalone executable, so it doesn’t require any installation process or additional DLLs. Just run the executable (driverview.exe) and start using it.”
Anchor Link Intel Network Adapter Driver for Windows 7
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-17
Version: 18.1 – Released: 2013-03-17 Windows: 7
File Size: 29.3 Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“Installs base drivers, Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager, Advanced Networking Services for teaming and VLANs (ANS), and SNMP for Intel network adapters for Windows 7.”
Anchor Link Intel Network Adapter Driver for Windows XP
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-17
Version: 18.1 – Released: 2013-03-17 Windows: XP
File Size: 18.32 Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“Installs base drivers, Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager, advanced networking services (ANS) for teaming and VLANs, and SNMP for Intel Network Adapters for Windows XP. These downloads do NOT support Microsoft Windows XP for Intel Itanium processors.”
Anchor Link NVIDIA Forceware Drivers
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-03-25
Version: 314.22 – Released: 2013-03-25 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 177 MB Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“This is the first WHQL-certified driver from the R295 family of drivers. It is the recommended upgrade for all GeForce users, especially those playing the latest hot PC games like Battlefield 3, Diablo III, Mass Effect 3, or The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. These drivers come packed with GeForce-exclusive performance and quality enhancements and are now Microsoft WHQL-certified.”
Anchor Link Perfect Drivers
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2009-10-24
“The most up to date source for printer drivers, video drivers, modem drivers and more. We’ve worked hard at in order to make your life a bit easier. We’ve dug into every corner of the web in search of those drivers you so desperately need. Our motivation you ask? We’ve been there. This site is created and maintained by people just like you. We’ve searched in vain for the video drivers of some obscure card while on a job with our only access to the internet being on a low end modem. We’ve felt your pain. That’s why we’ve kept the design of the site lean and mean, the bottom line…you just need the drivers.”
Anchor Link SlimDrivers
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2013-02-10
Version: 2.2.27236 – Released: 2013-02-09 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 589 KB
“SlimDrivers uses crowd-sourcing to spider and aggregate millions of devices. Using our cloud-based system, SlimDrivers not only detects when a driver needs updating, but also identifies the proper executable for your system and initiates the driver install automatically.
” Note: Individual Driver updates are free. The Plus version, called DriverUpdate, allows for ‘Download All’ and advanced automation functionality.”
Anchor Link Sound Blaster Drivers
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2009-10-24
“Welcome to our Download section. Before you begin your search, please note that if you are not experiencing any problems with your product, there is no need to update your drivers.
“Try our new Creative Software AutoUpdate feature! This feature will automatically detect updates for the list of currently supported products and you will have the choice of installing them now or later. If your products are not in the currently supported product list, you can still find the file you need. Just search our archive by Filename, or Product and Operating System.”
Anchor Link Totally Drivers
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2009-10-24
“Totally Drivers offers device drivers for download directly from our site. To find the drivers, click on device drivers. If we do not offer the drivers, you can try to locate them by visiting the device drivers section of the site, or try requesting driver support from the driver forum. Finally, if you have drivers that others are looking for let Totally Drivers know and we can offer them for others to download.
“The device drivers section of Totally Drivers provides information on the files and manufacturers of computer devices. By clicking on the letter corresponding to the manufacturer of your device you can find drivers we have in our database as well as information about the manufacturer.”
Anchor Link UpdateMyDrivers
License: Shareware – $9.95 monthly Last Reviewed: 2012-09-12
Version: – Released: 2012-09-11 Windows: XP, Vista, 7, 8
File Size: 6.7 MB Both 32- and 64-bit compatible
“UpdateMyDrivers is designed to eliminate driver problems for both internal and external devices. It does this by automatically analyzing hardware and finding the most up-to-date and suitable driver for it. UpdateMyDrivers uses of a large driver database that is updated daily with drivers for various types of devices. Key Features:
• Access to over 10,000,000 device drivers
• Ability to make individual search queries for exotic drivers
• Driver backup wizard
• Highly intelligent engine which finds only drivers that are completely compatible
• High scanning speed with detailed results
• Simple and user friendly interface
• Highly-qualified technical support”
Anchor Link USB Drivers
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2009-10-24
“This site maintains listings of USB driver files available on the web, organized by company. Includes links to useful resources.”
Anchor Link VIA 4in1 Drivers
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2009-06-09
Version: 5.24a – Released: 2009-06-09 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
File Size: 12.6 MB
“The 4-in-1 drivers are a collection of periodically updated drivers that provide enhanced VIA chipset support under Microsoft Windows. All VIA chipset users should install the 4-in-1 drivers to improve performance, fix issues, and minimize any incompatibilities.”
Anchor Link WinDriversBackup
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2012-06-17
Version: 1.0.9 – Released: 2003-06-03 Windows: 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP
File Size: 2.4 MB
“WinDriversBackup is a free utility provided by JerMar Software Corp. specifically for backing up your Windows system driver files. WinDriversBackup can identify all of your Windows driver files and save them to a secure location in two simple mouse clicks. Once your drivers are backed up they will be available to you the next time you need to reinstall the driver or the whole operating system.”
[ This is the last free version of this utility. WinDriversBackup has changed to DriverGuide Toolkit – commercial version. Ed. ]