Driver Talent v188.8.131.52 Final (+ Portable) | 24.3 Mb
Driver Talent (formerly DriveTheLife) is an application that automatically identifies all drivers, finds the most recent updates online, and offers to bring them to the latest versions, in order to keep your computer optimal.
Setup and interface
The setup operation is speedy. However, although this isn't mentioned, the utility gets integrated into the Windows startup sequence to run every time you turn on the computer. This option can be disabled from the settings panel.
Driver Talent is wrapped in a pleasant and intuitive interface, where all main components are neatly organized in different areas.
Scan, download and install drivers
It auto-detects your Windows edition at startup and asks for permission to scan all installed drivers, in order to display the outdated ones. They can be filtered by status (stable or latest). The date, version and size of the latest drivers are shown and, if there are multiple versions available online, you can pick the preferred one.
The program can be instructed to auto-download and run the installer for selected drivers, or it can just download the latest edition to the computer, so you can take over the installation procedure from there.
Reinstall, uninstall, back up, and restore drivers
Driver Talent features extra tools. For instance, you can reinstall, uninstall, back up, and restore drivers. It's also possible to examine all peripheral drivers, along with hardware information, such as the processor, clock, cache, number of cores, installation and boot times, CPU, memory, disk, display adapter, motherboard, and monitor. This data can be exported to plain text document.
Customize application preferences
By default, it gets minimized to the systray on close and creates backups automatically before installing or uninstalling drivers, but these options can be disabled. As for other settings, you can enable auto-scans at program startup, modify the default download and backup folders, as well as change the proxy configuration and limit the download speed.
Additional options are available in the pro version, which gives you the possibility to remove leftover and corrupt driver files after uninstallation, and to add network printers.
Evaluation and conclusion
It carried out tasks swiftly in our tests regarding driver scans and downloads, along with backup and restore jobs. CPU and RAM usage was minimal. To conclude, Driver Talent facilitates a streamlined interface for downloading and updating drivers, accompanied by other useful tools.
All features are FREE now
Scan to find outdated, missing, corrupted, broken Windows drivers
Repair & fix drivers that have problems
Download and install the best-matched drivers for computer hardware and other connected devices.
Update to the latest drivers (offer several driver versions available)
One-stop manage: backup, restore, uninstall, reinstall, and more
Support driver downloads and updates for all hardware devices and manufacturers
100% compatible with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista