FREE IObit Driver Booster 4 PRO (v4.50 for PC) @Sharewareonsale
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FREE IObit Driver Booster 4 PRO (v4.50 for PC) @Sharewareonsale

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Found 2nd Sep 2017
"IObit Driver Booster PRO is a ONE-CLICK driver updater offered by IObit to maintain hardware devices by updating and installing outdated, missing, and faulty drivers for common users. With a newly expanded online database, it can support more than 200,000 drivers which cover over 3000 driver factory brands; even rare driver data can be easily detected."

Features & Benefits

* Automatically Scan & Identify Outdated, Missing & Faulty Drivers
* Download and Update Outdated Drivers with One Click
* Smaller Driver Package with New Driver Compression AlgorithmNew
* Safer Updating with Qualified WHQL Drivers ONLY
* Unlock Driver Update Speed LimitImproved
* Larger Database to Update More Outdated & Rare DriversNew
* Reduce System Freezes & Crashes for Better Performance
* Improved Auto Download to Accelerate DownloadImproved
* Automatically Backup All Drivers for Safe Restore
* Auto Driver Download & Installation during System Idle Time
* Priority to Update Game Components for Better Gaming

This is a 1-computer 1-year license, for non-commercial use.
You get free updates for one year, but No free tech support.
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    You have to be very careful with software like this. Quite often it can install the wrong drivers if your PC or especially laptop requires specific drivers created by the manufacturer and not generic one's a program like this will often give you.
    Do NOT use this program because it's crap!

    Use Snappy Driver instead and Driver Pack Solution they are both free, I much prefer Snappy Driver as there's simple no crapware installed, you have to be more careful with Driver Pack Solution and go through each section and untick what you don't want.

    Snappy Driver is easy to use, as long as you have Internet access you can download just the program and download the indexes for your PC then it will tell you which packs to download. If you don't have Internet access then you can download the full snappy driver 12GB+ but I would just go on another PC and get the network drivers then download snappy driver and get the indexes, will save a load of downloading.

    Either way the above two programs smash the crap out of IoBit Driver Booster, btw I sell refurbished computers and work repairing them, couldn't be without those two programs I mentioned.
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    Already had the program but got the licence to make it pro this morning.
    good program, the licence gives additional options and makes the download fast
    You have to be very careful with software like this. Quite often it can install the wrong drivers if your PC or especially laptop requires specific drivers created by the manufacturer and not generic one's a program like this will often give you.
    rcom3 m ago

    You have to be very careful with software like this. Quite often it can …You have to be very careful with software like this. Quite often it can install the wrong drivers if your PC or especially laptop requires specific drivers created by the manufacturer and not generic one's a program like this will often give you.


    True, better set a System Restore point manually prior to installing any updates offered (if the program doesn't already do it by default).
    rcom3 m ago

    You have to be very careful with software like this. Quite often it can …You have to be very careful with software like this. Quite often it can install the wrong drivers if your PC or especially laptop requires specific drivers created by the manufacturer and not generic one's a program like this will often give you.


    Indeed would rather do it myself dont fancy problem solving the issues when it goes wrong
    Good program, only problem I have ever had with it is with graphic drivers so probably best ignoring those.

    Heat OP
    Have downloaded it for now however the only time I find I need a program like this is after a fresh install. Can I use the activation key then? Or will it allow me to use it now and later when I reset my laptop/others
    System restore point is automatically created and old drivers also backup first too, so pretty much all bases covered.
    hasan69581 h, 46 m ago

    Have downloaded it for now however the only time I find I need a program …Have downloaded it for now however the only time I find I need a program like this is after a fresh install. Can I use the activation key then? Or will it allow me to use it now and later when I reset my laptop/others


    Put it this way, as long as you KEEP the SharewareOnSale email that they send you, then ...

    I did just so, some x-days back (with a different SharewareOnSale Freebie I'd already both downloaded and installed onto a Windows Laptop, then day's AFTER that particular Freebie had ended, I referred back to the email they'd previously emailed me x-days prior (of which I'd not deleted to the trash can, or whatever?), as a result of that, I was then able to re-download the exact same day's later!, hehehe.

    But this time I downloaded it again, and installed it onto a Windows Tablet instead ...

    And alllll worked perfectly! (as if it was rather on my Windows Laptop instead, or something?).

    Simply put, both a download link + any necessary Serial Number's/Registration Codes etc are emailed to you ... (delete that, and your obviously screwed via it for a 'future date'?).

    Note to self, keep everything!, hehehehe, job done, lol. :-)
    Something weird... I just accidentally googled the serial number I was given and a whole load of foreign threads relating to this program came up with the exact same serial number...

    Anyone else get a similar serial number

    FCE2C-79470-2**2E-07A**
    jh78717 m ago

    Something weird... I just accidentally googled the serial number I was …Something weird... I just accidentally googled the serial number I was given and a whole load of foreign threads relating to this program came up with the exact same serial number...Anyone else get a similar serial number FCE2C-79470-2**2E-07A**



    Same code here. Looks like all these threads were just created as the promo started so I don't see a reason to worry really.
    There was once a time when I would have used software such as this.

    I stopped after a past partner never updated her operating system, didn't have any anti virus installed, and didn't check drivers. (after updating/installing all that it turned out nothing was wrong)!

    I lost the use of my scroll feature at the left edge of my track pad after a similar program installed some generic 'upgrade' drivers.

    It was hard work getting the original driver back to fix the mouse!

    Drivers; If they're not broken, don't fix them!
    Excellent program. Thanks
    amour3k7 h, 6 m ago

    Put it this way, as long as you KEEP the SharewareOnSale email that they …Put it this way, as long as you KEEP the SharewareOnSale email that they send you, then ...I did just so, some x-days back (with a different SharewareOnSale Freebie I'd already both downloaded and installed onto a Windows Laptop, then day's AFTER that particular Freebie had ended, I referred back to the email they'd previously emailed me x-days prior (of which I'd not deleted to the trash can, or whatever?), as a result of that, I was then able to re-download the exact same day's later!, hehehe.But this time I downloaded it again, and installed it onto a Windows Tablet instead ...And alllll worked perfectly! (as if it was rather on my Windows Laptop instead, or something?).Simply put, both a download link + any necessary Serial Number's/Registration Codes etc are emailed to you ... (delete that, and your obviously screwed via it for a 'future date'?).Note to self, keep everything!, hehehehe, job done, lol. :-)


    That's good to hear, thank you for that
    I tried the free version a while ago. It gave me blue screens of death. I'd recommend getting the drivers yourself.
    Personally I just feel this is another bit of crud creating more problems than it solves. Serious PC users update their own drivers manually, most others are blissfully unware of what a driver is or does and at best Windows updates do it. Auto updating drivers just mean problems crop up and you may not quickly find out why. Other than graphics cards what actually needs updaing regularly and makes a noticable difference, almost none I suspect for the average user.

    These along with memory managers, auto cleanup software and of McAfee are things that should be consigned to the recycle bin of history.
    Edited by: "spannerzone" 3rd Sep 2017
    reddit11 h, 48 m ago

    System restore point is automatically created and old drivers also backup …System restore point is automatically created and old drivers also backup first too, so pretty much all bases covered.


    This

    Have used this for years never had a problem
    oUkTuRkEyIII11 h, 54 m ago

    Good program, only problem I have ever had with it is with graphic drivers …Good program, only problem I have ever had with it is with graphic drivers so probably best ignoring those.Heat OP


    Agree never let it update graphics drivers
    I wouldn't recommend it. Third-party software like this is unnecessary, and often more likely to serve as bloatware which impedes performance and causes significant problems or minor annoyances (especially like popup ads) than fix any issues.
    It can be handy but dont set it to autoinstall new drivers, check what its found is right first. I find software like this useful for finding some of the drivers needed for older PC's.
    Do NOT use this program because it's crap!

    Use Snappy Driver instead and Driver Pack Solution they are both free, I much prefer Snappy Driver as there's simple no crapware installed, you have to be more careful with Driver Pack Solution and go through each section and untick what you don't want.

    Snappy Driver is easy to use, as long as you have Internet access you can download just the program and download the indexes for your PC then it will tell you which packs to download. If you don't have Internet access then you can download the full snappy driver 12GB+ but I would just go on another PC and get the network drivers then download snappy driver and get the indexes, will save a load of downloading.

    Either way the above two programs smash the crap out of IoBit Driver Booster, btw I sell refurbished computers and work repairing them, couldn't be without those two programs I mentioned.
    Excellent software never had a problem with it. Drivers always kept updated even my Graphics cards.
    Been using this for years and not a single problem with my drivers too
    signed up a few times and it's giving me the same code?? any1 else have this issue??

    FCE2C-79470-2692E-07A**
    ales19712 m ago

    Been using this for years and not a single problem with my drivers too


    That's also good to hear. :-)

    I installed it already some hours prior to this Posting, but temporarily sat on it (then the 'comments' came forth, hehehe, so decided to sit on it some more until a future date etc ... )

    I'm riding all with caution for now, but won't uninstall it just yet. :-)
    hasan69584 h, 32 m ago

    That's good to hear, thank you for that


    Your most welcome. :-)
    jh7876 h, 3 m ago

    Something weird... I just accidentally googled the serial number I was …Something weird... I just accidentally googled the serial number I was given and a whole load of foreign threads relating to this program came up with the exact same serial number...Anyone else get a similar serial number FCE2C-79470-2**2E-07A**



    signed up a few times and it's giving me the same code?? any1 else have this issue??

    FCE2C-79470-2692E-07A**
    jh7876 h, 4 m ago

    Something weird... I just accidentally googled the serial number I was …Something weird... I just accidentally googled the serial number I was given and a whole load of foreign threads relating to this program came up with the exact same serial number...Anyone else get a similar serial number FCE2C-79470-2**2E-07A**



    Kevlar.Engineer4 m ago

    signed up a few times and it's giving me the same code?? any1 else have …signed up a few times and it's giving me the same code?? any1 else have this issue??FCE2C-79470-2692E-07A**


    We're talking about 1 batch run of the same temporarily free Product base?.

    The actual paid for equivalent via IOBits own website will not base forth the same 1-time only generically generated serial number for sure ... lol. :-)
    Use to get all this do this do that software and had problems, just leave alone, MS does updating of drivers anyway.
    Kevlar.Engineer54 m ago

    signed up a few times and it's giving me the same code?? any1 else have …signed up a few times and it's giving me the same code?? any1 else have this issue??FCE2C-79470-2692E-07A**


    It's not an issue.
    The key given is a giveaway key.
    It is a shared key valid for 1 year from the start of the giveaway.
    The same key is given to every user of the giveaway.
    It is done like this to prevent abuse.
    Stops people farming keys to sell online or sitting on them for use at a later date.

    Btw this key can be used to activate the free version on Steam.
    rcom15 h, 35 m ago

    You have to be very careful with software like this. Quite often it can …You have to be very careful with software like this. Quite often it can install the wrong drivers if your PC or especially laptop requires specific drivers created by the manufacturer and not generic one's a program like this will often give you.



    You are right. It's changed my PC to blue screen frustation as it's updated incorrect drivers for USB3
    fishmaster6 h, 8 m ago

    Do NOT use this program because it's crap!Use Snappy Driver instead and …Do NOT use this program because it's crap!Use Snappy Driver instead and Driver Pack Solution they are both free, I much prefer Snappy Driver as there's simple no crapware installed, you have to be more careful with Driver Pack Solution and go through each section and untick what you don't want.Snappy Driver is easy to use, as long as you have Internet access you can download just the program and download the indexes for your PC then it will tell you which packs to download. If you don't have Internet access then you can download the full snappy driver 12GB+ but I would just go on another PC and get the network drivers then download snappy driver and get the indexes, will save a load of downloading.Either way the above two programs smash the crap out of IoBit Driver Booster, btw I sell refurbished computers and work repairing them, couldn't be without those two programs I mentioned.


    You failed to say why it's crap though.
    This is made my the developers who came up with Advanced Systemcare which constantly pings on most reputable AV and Anti-Malware software as malicious software. I use MBAM and Kaspersky and both removed this program for this very reason. It's a decent program if it wasn't loaded with bundled malware...
    fishmaster9 h, 4 m ago

    Do NOT use this program because it's crap!Use Snappy Driver instead and …Do NOT use this program because it's crap!Use Snappy Driver instead and Driver Pack Solution they are both free, I much prefer Snappy Driver as there's simple no crapware installed, you have to be more careful with Driver Pack Solution and go through each section and untick what you don't want.Snappy Driver is easy to use, as long as you have Internet access you can download just the program and download the indexes for your PC then it will tell you which packs to download. If you don't have Internet access then you can download the full snappy driver 12GB+ but I would just go on another PC and get the network drivers then download snappy driver and get the indexes, will save a load of downloading.Either way the above two programs smash the crap out of IoBit Driver Booster, btw I sell refurbished computers and work repairing them, couldn't be without those two programs I mentioned.


    Appreciate the heads up for these as I've never heard of them before. Snappy Driver looks interesting as its a portable install.

    I don't really have anything to say about IoBit one way or the other as most people have pretty much covered everything. I've tried it, it found the most recent driver and installed it without any problem.
    The only slight annoyance was that it inserts an entry in Task Scheduler which you've got to keep an eye out for (though this appears to be the norm with any program installed on Windows 10).
    jadamso9 h, 14 m ago

    Appreciate the heads up for these as I've never heard of them before. …Appreciate the heads up for these as I've never heard of them before. Snappy Driver looks interesting as its a portable install.I don't really have anything to say about IoBit one way or the other as most people have pretty much covered everything. I've tried it, it found the most recent driver and installed it without any problem.The only slight annoyance was that it inserts an entry in Task Scheduler which you've got to keep an eye out for (though this appears to be the norm with any program installed on Windows 10).


    I must confess, I've never heard of the above 2 mentioned software's either?, hehehe.

    But a good recommendation is a good recommendation I guess?. :-)

    Worth a shot at them 2 options too like ... lol.
    oh dear. it updated 20 drivers and now my system wont boot!
    cannycoyote3 h, 30 m ago

    oh dear. it updated 20 drivers and now my system wont boot!


    As has been mentioned here, you need to be very careful using tools like this as for the most part they are not needed. If your drivers already work, they rarely need updating. Updating for the sake of it is dangerous, as you have found out to your cost. I hope for your sake you have some backups to hand.
    rcom1 h, 16 m ago

    As has been mentioned here, you need to be very careful using tools like …As has been mentioned here, you need to be very careful using tools like this as for the most part they are not needed. If your drivers already work, they rarely need updating. Updating for the sake of it is dangerous, as you have found out to your cost. I hope for your sake you have some backups to hand.


    fortunately a restore point was created before the update so i had to go through system restore. i was lucky tho as that was the only restore point i have!
    cannycoyote26 m ago

    fortunately a restore point was created before the update so i had to go …fortunately a restore point was created before the update so i had to go through system restore. i was lucky tho as that was the only restore point i have!


    Consider that experience a lesson learned.
    Original Poster
    rcom7 h, 4 m ago

    As has been mentioned here, you need to be very careful using tools like …As has been mentioned here, you need to be very careful using tools like this as for the most part they are not needed. If your drivers already work, they rarely need updating. Updating for the sake of it is dangerous, as you have found out to your cost. I hope for your sake you have some backups to hand.


    if you go into the Settings dialog, and then click on the Drivers option (or scroll down to it), amongst the Tick Boxes are the following options:-
    - 'Automatically create a system restore point before a driver is installed',
    - 'Automatically back up a driver before it is installed'
    if you make sure both of these are ticked (and obv Apply/OK it!) then you shouldn't have any problems (famous last words?!?!)
    (you can also simply click on Recommended, where both of the above (and others) are selected )
    rcom2nd Sep

    You have to be very careful with software like this. Quite often it can …You have to be very careful with software like this. Quite often it can install the wrong drivers if your PC or especially laptop requires specific drivers created by the manufacturer and not generic one's a program like this will often give you.




    Good point and you do but I have used this for a while and its the ONLY one I trust and has never given me any problems over the time I have used it (about a year)
    Zebedee20171 h, 4 m ago

    if you go into the Settings dialog, and then click on the Drivers option …if you go into the Settings dialog, and then click on the Drivers option (or scroll down to it), amongst the Tick Boxes are the following options:-- 'Automatically create a system restore point before a driver is installed',- 'Automatically back up a driver before it is installed'if you make sure both of these are ticked (and obv Apply/OK it!) then you shouldn't have any problems (famous last words?!?!)(you can also simply click on Recommended, where both of the above (and others) are selected )


    That is useful but a) system restore is not always enabled on people's computers, and b) system restore is not that reliable (I've seen more failures with it than successes over the years). So having the driver backed up is of no use if you can't boot into Windows. Drivers really don't need updating like applications and games because most of the time they offer nothing new or different (apart from maybe gfx drivers).


    The.Crew.Designs27 m ago

    Good point and you do but I have used this for a while and its the ONLY …Good point and you do but I have used this for a while and its the ONLY one I trust and has never given me any problems over the time I have used it (about a year)



    You only have to look at this thread to see that more than one person has had a bad experience and updating drivers can be quite dangerous, much like the BIOS. The simple advice most sensible people will give is leave drivers alone unless there is a specific need to update. Simply updating because a program like this says you are out of date could put someone in a world of issues, and for what?
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