The complete solution to manage and monitor devices and their drivers. Install, uninstall, backup, restore and download drivers with ease. The effortless health check, with an automatic driver updater to update outdated drivers and install missing drivers, can scan and fix detected issues quickly.
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Release Date: Dec 23, 2014
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December 23, 2014

Driver Fusion 2.7 Update Released

Driver Fusion 2.7 has been released and is available for download. This release focuses on the new online service. Below you will find information regarding the old online service and the other changes.

New features:

  • [Premium] Health check - Added a progress indicator to visualize the device that is currently being fixed.
Changed features:
  • [Premium] Health check - Improved the ordering of missing and outdated drivers.
  • Desktop - Improved the performance of restoring the desktop icons.
  • Settings - The settings are now automatically saved after every change instead of only on close.
  • Service - The online service that allows you to gain access to several features, such as the automatic driver updated, has been completely rewritten. This new online service enables us to deploy new versions more easily without disrupting the service and is also more friendly to firewalls. The old online service will remain fully functional until February 1st, 2015. After this date only signing in with your email address and updating will remain functional for the old online service. As of Driver Fusion 2.7 the new online service will be used.
Resolved issues:
  • [Premium] Device control - Identify could in some cases not show any results.
  • [Premium] Device control - Reselecting a device could occasionally cause Driver Fusion to freeze or close unintentionally.
  • [Premium] Device control - The backed up driver text did not update after selecting another destination.
  • [Premium] Device control - Changing the sort order of online drivers could in some cases cause Driver Fusion to freeze or close unintentionally.
  • Desktop - Desktop icons could in some cases not restore to the correct location.

Everyone at Treexy would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. As this year is ending, we would also like to thank you for your continued support. We will be back with more releases and news on our latest projects in 2015.

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November 7, 2014

Driver Fusion 2.6 Update Released

Driver Fusion 2.6 has been released and is available for download. This release focuses on improving the user experience. Below you will find the release notes containing all the changes.

New features:

  • [Premium] Device control & health check - Added diagnostic logging to provide easier troubleshooting. The log files are automatically stored in the log folder in the installation folder.
Changed features:
  • [Premium] Device control - Moved uninstall from driver overview to device overview.
  • [Premium] Device control - Added a small delay before searching for a device to improve performance on low-end machines.
  • [Premium] Device control - Identifying devices and downloading drivers can now be cancelled.
  • [Premium] Health check - It is now possible to scroll through the health categories during fixing.
  • [Premium] Health check - Exclude is now hidden during and after fixing.
  • [Premium] Health check - Improved the progress indication of downloading drivers by showing the progress per file instead of per driver.
  • [Premium] Health check - Identical drivers are no longer downloaded multiple times for different devices.
  • [Premium] Monitor - Support has been added for the latest Intel processors.
  • Interface - Improved sorting performance in data grids.
  • Interface - Many changes to improve perceived performance.
  • Interface - Added auto focus to all dialog screens.
Resolved issues:
  • [Premium] Device control - Device enable or disable showed an incorrect failed message.
  • [Premium] Device control - Confirmation warnings no longer have a delay after choosing the action.
  • [Premium] Device control - Uninstall could in some cases be hidden, especially with devices without drivers.
  • Health check - Adding an outdated drivers could occasionally cause Driver Fusion to freeze for a moment.
  • Health check - Outdated drivers could in some cases never detect any drivers, with special thanks to Jorn for testing.
  • Localization - Chinese (Simplified) was not automatically detected.
  • Interface - The border could occasionally not show around the window when it was not focused.

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About This Software

Driver Fusion is the complete device and driver solution for your PC that can manage and monitor your devices and their drivers. You can install and uninstall drivers with Driver Fusion, including the ability to backup, restore and download drivers with ease. The effortless health check, including an automatic driver updater to update outdated drivers and install missing drivers, lets you scan and fix detected issues quickly. Furthermore, you can disable, enable and restart devices while Windows is running. With our cloud-powered removal engine you can delete the driver entries that are left behind by the normal uninstallers, which is especially useful when you are updating a driver or changing a device.

In addition, Driver Fusion can help you to identify devices that Windows does not recognize, generate a device and driver report, backup and restore your desktop icons and screen resolution, or read the sensor values of your devices. Driver Fusion provides you with all the information that you need to know about your devices and their drivers, allowing you to detect and solve problems or simply find your computer specifications in one place.

Get started today and take advantage of the wide and growing range of features that Driver Fusion has to offer and keep your PC running as efficiently and effectively as possible.

To try Driver Fusion, install the demo for free. Unlock the premium features by purchasing.

Demo Features

  • Smart Removal
    Intelligent system scan to get the best removal of drivers possible.
  • Desktop Resolution
    Save your screen resolution and restore it after system updates with ease.
  • Driver Database
    Delivers advanced detection of entries from your drivers.
  • Custom Filters
    Create your own or extend existing filters to remove any entry that you want.
  • Vendor Support
    Wide vendor support, including AMD / ATi, ASUS, Intel, NVIDIA, Logitech, HP, Microsoft, Marvell, Realtek and Creative.
  • Desktop Icons
    Backup or restore the desktop icon layout. No need for manual arrangement ever again.
  • History
    View or restore the performed maintenance actions, such as the removal of drivers.
  • Localization
    An interface that is available in 71 different languages such as English, Dutch, German, Japanese, Spanish and Russian.
  • Process Assist
    Automatically stops blocking processes and services to assist with driver removal.

Premium Features

All of the demo features, plus:

  • Device Control
    With device control you can view and manage the devices and drivers installed on your computer and check to see if they are working properly. You can view all device and driver information that you can possibly need for troubleshooting, including in use or reserved device resources and in use driver files. You can also use device control to install or uninstall drivers, disable or restart devices, and scan for hardware changes.
  • Health Check
    Everyone wants their computer to be reliable and run smoothly. Health check analyses your computer's health and helps you to easily fix detected issues such as outdated or missing drivers. It helps you to keep your computer up-to-date by automatically detecting and installing the latest drivers through the automatic driver updater. Our online driver database is constantly updated, ensuring that you have access to the latest driver versions. New drivers often improve stability and performance by fixing existing problems or by introducing new features. With health check you can also create a backup of all installed drivers at once. A driver backup can be used to easily revert to a previous version or to install all drivers automatically if you reinstall Windows.
  • Device Identifier
    If you discover an unknown device with a yellow question mark in your system, it usually means that Windows does not recognize the device or that a wrong driver is installed. But what if you do not know the manufacturer of the device or are unable to locate the required information? With device identifier you can identify the type, name, and manufacturer of any device by searching through our ever expanding device database. After the device is identified, you can immediately search online for the discovered information.
  • Driver Backup & Online
    If you install or update Windows it is likely that you invest a considerable amount of time and energy in finding the correct drivers. You can either use driver backup to create a backup of existing drivers first, or you can rely on driver online to download and install drivers for your devices with ease through our ever expanding online driver database. This feature is also helpful if you encounter problems with your computer or devices, or if you want to revert or update a driver to another version.
  • System Protection
    System protection is a feature that creates and saves information about your computer's system files and settings. This information is saved in restore points. The restore points are automatically created before key changes are made to the system, such as the removal of a driver. You can use these restore points in System Restore, which helps you to restore your computer's system files and settings to an earlier point in time. With system protection you can always decide to go back to a previous system configuration and it can even save your desktop icons and resolution for you.
  • Enhanced Removal Mode
    If you ever tried to delete driver family entries you might have noticed that there are usually several entries left behind. The demo version of Driver Fusion is not able to delete files, directories and registry entries that are currently protected, locked or in use by the operating system, other users, or programs. You can rely on Driver Fusion Premium to automatically take several additional measures through safe Windows procedures to delete these entries, ensuring that the driver families leave absolutely no trace behind.
  • Monitor
    Monitor gives you insight into your computer sensors, such as power usage, temperature and clock speed. You can monitor sensor information from your processor, graphic card, motherboard, hard drive and fans. The majority of devices from Intel, AMD and NVIDIA are supported but not all devices have sensors or can be monitored. Device support will continue to grow over time.
  • Reporting
    The reporting feature allows you to generate reports from your system or from maintenance actions. Reports are provided in an easy to read, formatted design that you can view and print using any web browser. The reporting feature is also ideal for doing analysis and can be easily used in papers or other documents. A system report is perfect for creating a reminder of the original configuration or for sharing your system specifications with others.
  • Top Priority Support
    We provide support in two languages (English and Dutch) for our users around the world. With Driver Fusion Premium all your support issues will be given top priority as well as any feature requests that you might have. And best of all, Treexy does not charge you extra for support.
  • Cloud Driver Database
    The cloud-powered database provides a flexible and powerful feature that significantly improves the analysis and detection of driver family entries for the cleaning process. It gives you direct access to possible new driver family entries instantly, without having to wait for the next product update. And perhaps best of all, Driver Fusion does it all automatically for you.

Upcoming Features

All upcoming features will be delivered completely free of charge to all customers!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any
    • Hard Drive: 60 MB available space
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33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
Driver Fusion Premium Review Summary

Driver Fusion Premium is by far one of the best utility programs available on Steam for pc. If like myself you have invested thousands of Dollars/Euro into your gaming rig, then Driver Fusion Premium should absolutely be in your software library. It will detect and resolve multiple driver issues that you were previously unaware were either missing/corrupted or outdated and I guaruntee after your first Driver Fusion Premium health check you'll be amazed at how many instrumental and obscure drivers begin populating the page. Driver Fusion Premium offers multiple driver maintainance features of which, I have listed in the lower portion of this review.

Simply put, I can't recommend Driver Fusion Premium enough. The combination of the softwares seamless functionality, accessable interface and excellent customer service support offered by the developers Treexy here in the Steam forums are more than enough to warrant my recommendation to anyone interested in computer maintainance.

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Treexy's Driver Fusion Premium customer service here on Steam is second to none

The custormer support being given here on Steam by Treexy is second to none. If you have an issue or a question in regards to Driver Fusion Premium, Treexy will answer your questions and offer guidance for those who need it. Simply put, where other developers here on Steam fail Treexy succeeds. Treexy communicates directly through the forums in a candid manner on a daily basis, answering any questions you may have including but not limited to product questions, technical support and more. If you have a question about Driver Fusion Premium, post a thread and I guaruntee they'll respond in a timely manner.

Why am I such a huge supporter of Treexy's Driver Fusion Premium?

Driver Fusion Premium solved the infamous MadCatz Cyborg R.A.T 7 issues that have plagued so many but, had previously gone unsolved even by MadCatz and Cyborg themselves. Their answer has always been that it may be a faulty laser issue and an RMA may be the only solution. This wasn't the case whatsoever and was due to a driver distribution issue on their homepage. Driver Fusion Premium succeded where a manufacturer couldn't within seconds.

If you are a MadCatz Cyborg owner and have experienced similar issues to what I explain in the thread below, more than likely Driver Fusion will resolve it. Due to space limitations if interested, please follow the link below to read my entire thread in regards to Driver Fusion Premium solving my MadCatz Cyborg R.A.T 7 issues here in the Steam forums.

Is the premium version worth 39.99?

No, it's worth far more than that and it issues you a lifetime Steam liscense to use on multiple computers. I like many in the forums questioned as to whether or not Driver Fusion Premium functionality warranted it's price. After running the health check feature for the first time I was instantly converted into a believer, after seeing how many drivers were either outdated or missing/corrupted. If you value your tech and consider yourself a true entusiast, you owe it to yourself to make the purchase, you won't be dissapointed that you did. Read below for my detailed overview of the features you recieve with Driver Fusion Premium.

Driver Fusion Premium Features Overview
  • Premium Health Check: The Driver Fusion Premium health check is what I and many other Driver Fusion Premium users consider to be it's most useful and more than likely most frequented feature.You will be presented with three available options to utilize during the health check, Driver backup, Missings Drivers and Outdated drivers which can all be selected either individually or as a group depending on your needs at the moment via check boxes residing next to each corresponding category. At the bottom left you will then be presented with the option to scan and once it's completed a fix option will replace it in the same location.

    Driver Fusion Premium edition will manage this section semi-automatically creating backups before anything is performed and then begin populating the screen with data in regards to missing and/or outdated drivers and offer available certified/signed driver to either replace them with. It will then ask if you wish to proceed with it's recommended fixes. Once the fix option is selected Driver Fusion Premium will begin downloading and installing the necessary driver file you have selected. Within minutes your installation is complete and you will then if necessary be prompted to restart your computer as with any driver installations, restart and everything will then be completed.

    I really can't praise the Driver Fusion Premium health check feature enough because it truly is something that any true enthusiast should own. If you like myself have heavily invested in your gaming rig or computer in general, this investment will pay for itself usually within it's first launch. Like myself most users proclaim an instant gain in general computer efficiency and some have even remedied ingame issues such as low fps, launch issues and more. I guaruntee if used correctly this program will absolutely be one of the most appreciated pieces of software in your library.

  • Driver Family: Driver familiy offers and much more efficient and effective method of creating backups, deleting installed driver entries such as files and registry keys. Simply put this feature eliminates the need for programs such as CCleaner anymore and the mistakes that come with it such as deleting incorrect reg files etc. All driver associated tasks can now be accomplished directly here in Driver Fusion Premium in an easily organized and stress free manner. Another fantastic feature of Driver Fusion Premium.

  • Device Control: Device control is basically access to windows device manager, although that can be achieved without Driver fusion Premium it is a welcome addition considering it makes management much easier with it being in this location as well.


  • Desktop: Desktop will allow you to backup different layouts and screen resolution for furture restoration with the press of a button.

  • Monitor: Monitor is exactly that, a hardware monitor that presents on the fly information in regards to functionality such as Processor, Graphics card, Hard drive and motherboard information.This is another nice addition that although may not be the most detailed monitor available, is fantastic to has such easy access to while working on maintainance.


  • History: History offers information that can be reviewed such as previously deleted/restored drivers which can also be rolled back to at this location. This is another essential feature in Driver Fusion Premium that shouldn't go unnoticed. Simply put it's a feature in the case you experience any issues after installation and need to revert back to a previous state.

  • Filters: Here you can create filters in regards to all driver maintainance actions.

Purchased Driver Fusion Premium and would like to learn more about it's functionality?

Check out the Comprehensive Driver Fusion Premium Guide (work in progrees) for a detailed explanation of Driver Fusion Premium and it's features. The guide will be completed by February 1, 2015 but, already offers quite a bit of information that may assist you.
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
115.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 13, 2014
I've been using Driver Fusion for about 8 months and overall I'm quite satisfied with my purchase. I was skeptical at first, but after reading some reviews on Steam I decided to buy it at full price, and I almost never pay full price for software on Steam. I'm by no means a computer enthusiast, but I keep my video card drivers and other basic stuff up to date. I was having some minor sound issues, which Driver Fusion fixed, and my computer (Asus G75VW; GTX670M) has continued running very well.

The beauty of having this on Steam is that you can use it on multiple machines, which is where I feel I've received the most value from this software. My girlfriend's 8 year old son had made a proper mess of his 6 month old laptop. Malware/anti-virus were not cutting it on his machine, but running this software had significant results (2014 Toshiba Win 8 low-mid range laptop). I also used it on my parents e-Machine, which must be atleast 10 years old. I did quite a bit of basic upkeep on that machine so I can't say for sure how well Treexy specifically worked, but it certainly saved me time and looked like some sort of wizardy to my folks.

Ultimately, what really sealed the deal for me was the commitment of the Treexy developers. I have yet to read a problematic/negative review or comment on Steam to which a Treexy developer has not constructively responded (usually within a day or so). I was a little worried about this software damaging or causing issues on my machine, and others have had issues in the past (I've never had any), but I was confident a Treexy developer would see me through any potential issues.

My only nit-pick is I wish they would solve the issue of certain drivers being 'unverified' and flashing a bright red Windows warning when trying to install them. I always click yes and haven't had any issues, but I never feel 100% confident clicking yes when that warning box pops up.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
Awesome software!
I purchase ages ago on sale but well worth the money.

I thought i had all the drivers for the system up to date as i work with computers and have done for the last 10+ years, but i was wrong.

It found a load of drivers that i didnt think needed ot be updated. After the program had updated my system i had a masive performance boost in the computer and many FPS more on games.

Really cant recomend this software enough for anyone that is interested.

Just in case you were wondering what my system was so you can see what drivers it can find i will post briefly what it is

AMD 8350 cpu
AMD 7970 gpu
ASUS M5A99FX Pro motherboard
1x 120gb sandisk ssd 1x 256gb sandisk ssd 1x WD1002FAEX hdd

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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2014
Fixed all of my performance issues!
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
I've been using Driver Fusion since the beginning and it keeps getting better and better. Since the first version the developers have been updating it constantly, with many new features such as monitor and health check to automatically update your drivers. All of this is done for free, where other developers would've asked money for (like a 2015 version). Like any other title you sometimes encounter some bugs but the developers are always quick to respond and help you out where they can. Great piece of kit for your drivers, it fixed a lot issues on my end. This is absolutely recommended for everyone.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
I thought this would be a waste of money. After all, I've been building computers for the better part of 2 decades now. I have a degree in Network Administration. I know how to update my own drivers.

Nope. Driver Fusion found 19 out of date drivers. Yes, they were mostly for HID devices and COM ports, but there were even a few chipset drivers that I'd some how missed.

The best part? It fixed my Dragon Age Inquisition! Before, the game was suffering badly from stuttering that I couldn't fix after trying every work around I could find. I was playing on the lowest of settings even though I was well above the recommended specs. Now the game plays flawlessly.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2014
Fixed my Sound Blaster Z issues in BF4. I never believed that sound drivers can impact game performance, but they did!
Updated sound, PCIe, and everything else EXCEPT my USB 'cause I got Asus z87-deluxe and when I allowed it to fix
those it really made my mouse and keyboard (LOGITECH 602 and Corsair K40) not work at all!. Did a system restore and
allowed it to FIX everything except USB stuff. Gotta use Asus provided drivers. My sound is BETTER and BF4 and other
games run a few FPS higher, REALLY. I got 4770k oc'd to 4.3 Ghz, 16 gig mem, gtx 680 FTW+, windows 7 home premium.
Made a significant difference to give my blessing on this utility. Worth $39 if you compare frustrating issues every game night.
Less BF4 crashes significantly to date, one week with no single crash so far. Not for very new people to PC gaming. At the very least learn to SAFE BOOT and go to Control Panel to do a System Restore if you screw things up beyond a normal boot. If you don't know what that means DON'T touch it. Other than that I'm glad I bought this, got on my other 2 pc's too, single license, Steam on all three. Sweet!
If you are a Device Manager pro, you can skip this utility and do the hard work yourself but this really speeds up the process, Launch, go for a smoke/drink, come back, select drivers, push FIX, done!!
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
Perfect program for the lazy!
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
Works great. Easy to use interface, updated all my drivers within 15 minutes.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
163.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
This is an awesome program that keeps your computer running smooth. If you think you have all the drivers for your system then you most likely do not since this program hasn't helped you yet. This program has helped so many people with their computers, it will find every driver that your computer needs and then some. The devs who work on this software are highly involved in the community and really listen to the consumer in regards to fixes and things they would like in the program. The achievements are fun and easy to get so if you want to 100% this game then check out my guide I made for it on Steam

I have used this on so many computers since I am an IT professional and it has saved me so much time in finding the right drivers that are needed to keep the systems stable and running great. If you are wondering what this program what this program can do for you then you don't need to wonder anymore, you just start it up and it will backup your current drivers and find missing and outdated ones. It will then download and installed the drivers for you.

Look no further to other driver update programs, this is the best one I have used. I have used other driver programs before and nothing compares to Driver Fusion. Keep your computer drivers updated and remove the drivers you aren't using anymore like display drivers. This can do it all for you and its highly recomended by me.
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2014
Great! very useful without Knowleage Driver Program.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Nice software!.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
Treexy Driver Fusion software is pretty incredible. I had gone to dell for driver updates before for my laptop, and they gave a few, but not nearly the range Driver Fusion offered to update. It corrected and updated the drivers on my laptop, I saw a noticable increase in performance when playing games. I gained atleast 10 FPS on Dragon Age Inquisition and alot more stable performance on my PS2 emulator. Highly recommend it to people who can't or won't hunt down all the drivers themselves for updates, it is worth updating and maintaining them.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Easy to use program, finds driver updates for hardware you thought was up-to-date.
Nice clean interface, ability to backup drivers, install older drivers for whatever reason.

I'll recommend this to my family/friends.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
71.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 15
I saw the store page, this App got like 'mixed' reactions.

It's not. It's a damn good software.

With some clicks you'll get most up to date drivers for your devices. I tried this app on PC I was having problem resolving which drivers for some weird peripherals, and it solved my problems within minutes. No hassle at all.

Developer also answered my question about license, of which he explicitly said it's a lifetime license including free upgrades. With one small price, I thought to myself, why not?

Overall, good weapon for many people even computer wiz.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
I have been using it just 20 min so far. I will update after a more extensive use. It works. It updated some old chipset drivers that probably will prevent future issues. Some items of note:

1) If you scan 1st, then you have to log in, and it requires you to rescan. I have a fast compouter and it only takes another 30 seconds or so, but for people with slower computers, this could take a some extra time.

2) I would like to see (or I cannot find it intuitively), an option to remove old drivers that are no longer using (such as AMD video drivers, old mouse drivers, etc). I know there are other products out there, but this would be a nice addition.

As of now, it worked, backed up my drivers, rebooted, and all seems to running well.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
I don't normally write reviews on Steam games, but I do think my experience is worthy of a review. I know that this particular software has had both good and bad reviews, so I wanted to share my experience.

I bought this software back when it was on sale. It seemed like a good idea, in theory, but I never actually used it. My philosophy on software drivers is: if it isn't broken, don't fix it! The last thing you want to do is install new drivers and break a computer that is otherwise working fine. But, the software was interesting and had a lot of potential, and Steam sales are great, so I bought it; thinking that I could always use it later (or use it on my wife's computer if she encountered an issue, etc.) Another tool in the toolbox, so to speak. I loved the Steam license that lets us use it on any computer we are willing to use with our Steam account: that is a very fair license for someone like me who is responsible for all of the computers in this household. I never condone piracy, but sometimes software licenses go too far the other direction and prevent legitimate use by the rightful owner. So kudos to the developers for that.

Fast forward a few months and I bought a new game on Steam during this winter sale. I think it is called Arch Mage or something. The game has an intro cut scene that was choppy as hell on my computer. Very strange, my computer is normally fine with any game, especially a cut scene. (Who ever hears of a cut scene lagging? Weird.) I did some Google research, and discovered that it was a common (enough) issue and the suggested solution was to update the audio drivers.

I almost never think to update my audio drivers. Once again: if it isn't broken, don't fix it. But, now I actually had something broken, so I decided to ry this Driver Fusion software. I installed it, and went through the slightly annoying registration process. Yes, you need to register and get another stupid account just to use this software. I take back my kudos, developers. I'm so tired of having a separate account for every damn thing. That is why I love Steam in the first place.

Anyway, no big deal. Everything requires a registration these days so I just sucked it up and registered. How did the actual software perform?

It worked. Exactly as advertised. It (very quickly) scanned my system and listed all of the out of date drivers. My sound driver was definitely out of date, along with a bunch of other weird drivers (mostly associated with the mother board) such as the PCI express driver(s), etc. It also listed my keyboard and mouse.

Now, this is important: It lets you uncheck drivers that you don't want to fix. I did unselect the keyboard and the mouse driver. Once again: if it isn't broken, don't fix it. I hate it when drivers update my keyboard and mouse, because then all of the mouse acceleration curves and keyboard macros, etc. get deleted/messed up. Have you ever upgraded your mouse driver and spent hours trying to get it back to how it was before? I have. It is painful.

So make sure you LOOK at this list and only check the things you actually want to update. For me, I updated the audio drivers, and the PCI drivers. Those seemed like logical candidates for fixing my cut scene stutter issue. The software did its thing, and it actually worked really quickly. It claims to have made backups (I assume it did, I don't want to test it) and gave a nice status bar for the progress. The status bar was even accurate and everything worked without hangups. So, the developers can have their kudos back.

Then, after rebooting my computer... I rebooted a second time. You can never be too sure especially when updating drivers. Afterward, everything seemed to be working fine. I also manually downloaded and re-installed the NVidia graphics card drivers. I already had the latest version, but after updating all of my motherboard drivers, reinstalling the video card from scratch seemed like a really, really good idea. So I did, and rebooted for a third time.

When I fired up the Arch Mage game again (the suspense is killing you, admit it)... it worked! The cut scenes play just fine and the driver updates did their trick. So, yes, I definitely recommend this software. It did what it claimed to do and it fixed my problem.

But: updating drivers is always risky. Don't do it "just for fun" unless you really don't care if you have to reinstall Windows. I highly recommend following the same process I did. Basically: Only update drivers if you suspect it will fix a real problem. Uncheck everything that you don't want to update. Be very careful and very specific, use this tool as just that: a tool that can help you find drivers that you would have updated anyway. And when it comes to big/important drivers like your video card: always get the full package directly from the manufacturer (NVidia or AMD). I would only use this product for more obscure drivers that are hard to locate. If you know the real source, use the real source.

Oh, and reboot often.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
I've been building and upgrading computers for almost 10 years now and DFP has made my life so much easier. Sure I know where to manually download all the drivers. I also know that it takes time to hunt them all down and you are bound to miss one (or a dozen.) With DFP I basically have a two click solution that take care of 95% of my driver issues. Sure the software isn't perfect, but I don't expect anything to be spot on all the time. So here are some Pro's and Con's to keep it simple.

-Saves time
-Saves effort
-Easy to use
-Simple to navigate
-Two clicks take care of most drive issues and or problems
-Incrediably easy to use driver back up and roll back functions (less complicated and less time consuming than Windows)

-Occasionally doesn't recognize some drivers or fails to install them properly (this only ever happens with Realtech drivers so I am further convinced Realtech is just garbage over all)
-Will occasionally whig out and say that I don't own the premium version even though I am booting it through steam (this has happened no more than once every three months) and all I have to do is click the manual login
-Some of the advanced functions are fluff and don't seem all that necessary (at least for me)
-It has twice shown me a driver that was an earlier version that what I already had and told me that my version was out of date. This has only happened twice and was quickly remedied.

Over all I would recommend this to anyone who don't care to take the time to do all the manual updating and doesn't mind spending a few dollars to keep all those drivers up to date. Considering you own the software for life (or as long as the company stays in business) then I don't think it hurts to throw down $40 (or less if on sale) for something that has saved me countless hours. With as much as I get paid per hour, that adds up real fast.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Does what it should. But omg the it from Google Translate?
I wanted to use it in Swedish but i couldn't understand the settings cause of very bad translation.
Other than that i think it's a good software and pretty much easy to use, and FINALLY i can get the latest drivers for my outdated hardware without putting my computer at risk on different sites that could spread viruses and save a great deal of time.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
I had thought I was doing a good job keeping up to date with drivers ... then I ran this and found dozens of entries that needed updates (and felt like a stupid kid breaking things on his Commodore 64 all over again)
So I ran it and it updated everything ... and then my USB ports didn't work anymore. The devs were very responsive, and jumped on the issue, which is awesome. It's nice to have devs who support any product, but it's so much more important when dealing with 'computer-breaking bugs' than just 'game-breaking'.
And speaking of the program doing it's job ... I had intermittent BSODs from a Nvidia GTX650. Sometimes it was just a driver crash and it would recover, other times it was a full freeze and that interminable hum of death. I looked around and found a lot of people having the same issue across various cards and builds. I found various 'solutions' or workarounds, none of which really did much (although it did get the frequency of the crashes down) The problem persisted through two motherboards and various other hardware changes, as well as endless rounds of driver testing.
This fixed it. I wish there was a word for how grateful I am. I'll be dumping the card soon anyhow, but for ages, I was plagued by that feeling of 'why can't I fix this?' Now I just feel like, why didn't I buy this sooner?
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