TopTenREVIEWS - Gold Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Driver Reviver has one of the largest driver database among all competing PC driver update software. It has over 10 million driver files from over 56,000 device vendors. It can provide drivers that are compatible with all Windows operating systems and for nearly 50 different device brands, including Dell, Alienware, HP, Sony and BenQ. We have reviewed this product a few times and are pleased to name it our TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award winner yet again.

This driver updater’s scan was able to find 18 out of 21 outdated drivers, which is an above-average scan result. The scan results told us the current versions we had installed and the installation date, as well as each suggested new driver's version number. Driver Reviver keeps driver files uncorrupted and safe by only retrieving drivers from OEMs, and a feedback system is in place so troubled drivers are reported and fixed immediately.

Features
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Driver Reviver has all the tools necessary to back up and restore your out-of-date drivers. Before you ever start downloading and installing new drivers, Driver Reviver will make a full backup. Restoring previous backups takes only a few minutes and will save you hours of hassle down the road. It does not include a scan scheduler, which would greatly simplify the use of this software. There are a number of different scan options; for instance, you can choose to scan for drivers every time you load the software or do it manually.

The scan process produces comprehensive results. The information includes the driver version and installation date, device type, provider and driver file size. Similar to competing software, it also has a graph that ranks each driver's age from old to ancient. Since many of our Intel drivers were from 2006, it marked them as ancient. A rating of ancient equals an automatic recommendation that you update your driver soon. If you require additional information, you can also see how many drivers are on your system and how many were checked. We were very pleased with the in-depth scan and number of drivers found by this driver update software.

Scan Results
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Since most driver updaters offer similar features and claim to be able to fix and update all outdated drivers, we had to really put them to the test to find out which ones could perform as well as they say they do on their websites. This driver updater software found 86 percent of the outdated drivers we tested for, including Intel, Dell and Nvidia drivers. The scan only missed three Intel drivers, which many of its competitors also missed. We tested Driver Reviver for 21 outdated drivers, and out of 65 system drivers it only missed three, which is actually quite good. We also compared Driver Reviver's scan results to the scan results of Windows, Intel and Nvidia to see if it would offer us similar version numbers; we discovered that it does offer you the latest drivers.

Driver Support
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Driver Reviver has access to over 10 million driver files and software updates for 56,000 vendors. The driver list is posted on the website, and it includes system drivers for nearly 50 computer types, including Dell, HP, Compaq, NEC, LG and ASUS. The drivers are compatible with Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7 operating systems. ReviverSoft continually adds the latest drivers to its library to ensure that your drivers are always current. This is one of the most important features, since new hardware comes out daily. Having the most up-to-date drivers will ensure that your system runs smoothly and is compatible with new software.

Security
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Driver Reviver only uses OEM drivers that it directly downloads from the original equipment manufacturers website to a driver library. All files are carefully checked for malware before they are offered to customers. We spoke with a company representative on the phone about the company keeps driver files safe and uncorrupted. First, only OEM driver files are used, and Driver Reviver takes those files and directly loads them to its own library, so you can be sure that you will not experience a bad link problem. Second, there is a feedback or reporting feature, so if you have a bad experience with a driver or question a driver’s integrity, you can report this to Driver Reviver and company representatives will look into to issue immediately. The privacy policy does state that ReviverSoft uses a third-party payment gateway for securing credit card transactions and that personally identifiable information is stored on secured servers.

Help & Support
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ReviverSoft's website that it responds to support requests within two hours. However, we sent two emails and never received answers to our questions. We did receive one response 10 days after our original email, and that email referred us to a different department that never answered our questions either.

Though we found the email support unresponsive, there is quite a bit of information online, including the driver list. The driver list includes version numbers, version dates and which operating systems drivers work with. ReviverSoft also hosts a blog and an active user forum which make getting common answers from the community quick and simple. The FAQs sections include a large list of common problems and ways to correct the issues. We would like to have seen support that is a little more personal from ReviverSoft; however, the software is so easy to use you really won't need much in the way of support.

Driver Reviver Summary:
9.7/10

Driver Reviver provides easy-to-use driver backup and restore tools and produces extraordinary scan results. Additionally, ReviverSoft has one of the largest databases of safe driver files available. Not only will you find most of your out-of-date drivers, but you can rest assure they come directly from the manufacture and are secure. We would like to have seen much faster email response times and a scan scheduler to tie everything together. However, even without these features we were extremely pleased with this driver update software. With Driver Reviver you can have your PC running fast and smooth within minutes.

 
 
 

Driver Reviver 2.1

Pros
Driver Reviver has an extensive collection of driver files.

Cons
They are slow to respond to email queries.

The Verdict
: 9.7/10

This driver updater produces good scan results and provides safe driver files.