Ashampoo Driver Updater Review – Old and outdated drivers often lead to system crashes and other critical problems on your computer or laptop. So it is important to keep all the drivers up to date for the optimal performance of your system. But most of the times, it is a tough task to find the right drivers for the devices and hardware connected to your system.
Ashampoo Driver Updater is a software application that can ease the job for you by finding the right drivers for all the devices installed on your PC. Their extensive database has information about more than 4 lakh drivers and keeps updated with all the new driver releases.
So with the software installed on your PC, you can now be free as the software can scan the system and identify the outdated drivers and update them automatically with the latest releases. Thus you can enjoy optimal performance from your system.
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How simple is the installation of the software?
The installation of Ashampoo Driver Updater is very simple and is exactly the same as that of other Ashampoo products that we have reviewed earlier. You just need to accept the terms and conditions and choose an output location before kick-starting the installation process. It takes only a few seconds for the process to complete.
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Ashampoo Driver Updater Features
The software apart from finding and fixing the outdated drivers also provides some effective tools that can help in taking backup of the drivers before updating them. Let’s see what features and benefits the user get from the software.
- The software can effectively scan and update outdated drivers with the latest releases.
- Their extensive database contains more than 400,000 drivers and provides support for more than 150,000 devices.
- The backup feature can effectively take backup of the device drivers before updating them with the new releases.
- The restore feature allows you to restore a device driver with the backup taken.
- While it is difficult to find the right drivers for the Windows 10 system, the software can help you in finding the right drivers within minutes.
- The software ensures an optimal system performance by constantly scanning and updating the devices with the latest drivers.
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How easy is the software to use?
The user interface of Ashampoo Update Driver is very simple and can be used with utmost ease. The user interface is neat and clean with all the features clearly segmented into different sections. Let’s see how to use the software for updating your drivers.
As soon as you open the software, it starts scanning your PC to find the device drivers installed on your PC and those that need an update.
After scanning, the software lists down the drivers that are up to date and those that are outdated and need an immediate update.
You can find the list of all drivers that are outdated and needs an update. Select the drivers that you wish to update by checking the respective checkbox and click on the ‘Update’ button at the bottom of the screen.
In the scan section software, you can run a scan to see if any driver needs an update. You can also view the complete information about your system at the bottom of this section.
In this section, you can take backup of the device drivers present in your PC prior to updating them. You can view the complete list of devices and their drivers installed on your PC.
To take a backup, select a driver by clicking the corresponding checkbox and then select the backup folder where you like to save the backup on your PC. Finally, click the ‘Start Backup’ button to start taking backup of the selected driver.
The backup process is very quick and is usually completed within seconds.
Please note that it is strongly recommended to take backup of the drivers before you try to update them using the software. So that you can restore them if the updated driver does not function properly and cause problems to your PC.
This section allows you to restore a driver back to its earlier version by making use of the backup taken in the previous step.
Because sometimes a new update to a driver might not be compatible with your PC and so it might cause problems to your PC. So at that time, the driver can be restored back to its previous version when it exhibited a normal performance.
To restore a driver, select the backup from the available list and click on the ‘restore’ button to start restoring the driver with the selected backup.
You can also restore your entire system back to a previous state before updating any of your drivers by clicking the ‘Restore System’ button present at the bottom of the screen.
This section allows you to access the driver folders, scheduler and other general settings of the software.
In the general tab, you can find options for choosing whether to start the software along with the windows startup and how to run the scan process.
In the driver's tab, you can choose the download folder and backup folder for saving the downloaded and backed up drivers respectively.
In the ignore tab, you can choose the drivers that you like to exclude from updating.
Scheduler tab allows you to set a schedule for running the scan process automatically. You can choose a specific time when you like the scan to run regularly. It is recommended that you run the scan weekly once to keep all your drivers updated.
You can access the connection related settings under the connection tab.
Help & Support:
If you like to access their help section, click on the ‘?’ button at the top right corner of the screen where you can find a complete guide on how to use the software. If you like to contact their support team, then send them an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the word of mouth for the software?
First I would like to tell you that I could find a number of reviews for the software but could not find any user comments even after an in-depth search. But almost all the reviews that I went through have mentioned Ashampoo Driver Updater as a great and excellent software for updating your drivers.
I could not find any major minus about the software from these reviews. So I would fully recommend you to go ahead and try using it for updating your drivers. Also, I will try to update if I come across any user comments in the future about the software.
Please find below some of the verdicts given by the reviewers who have reviewed the software.
“Ashampoo driver updater is an excellent program that allows you to install the latest drivers for your PC with just one-click.” – Tech Classy
“Ashampoo Driver Updater keeps your PC running smoothly by automatically downloading the latest hardware drivers.” – PC MAG
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What are the limitations in the trial version of the software?
Like the other Ashampoo Products, Ashampoo Driver Updater also offers a trial version for its users to try using it. But the trial version is valid only for a period of 7 days and after that, you need to buy the product to continue using it. Also in the trial version, you cannot change the download folder and create restore points before updating the drivers.
You just need to have any one of the following Windows Operating System installed on your PC to install Ashampoo Driver Updater.
|OS Supported||Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7|
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What is the price of the software?
Ashampoo Driver Updater comes only for the Windows PC and there is only one license package available for the users to purchase.
While the original price of the software is $29.99, the software is now available at a special offer price of $16. Please remember this special offer is valid only for a short period of time and can expire any time soon.
The above price you pay is valid only for 1 year and can be used on 3 different PC’s. So after one year, again you need to renew your subscription to continue using it.
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There is also a 30-day money back guarantee available for the software which allows you to claim for a full refund if you are not satisfied with its performance.
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Verdict and Conclusion:
Ashampoo Driver Updater is complete software for identifying the outdated device drivers on your PC and updating them with the latest versions for optimal system performance. The backup and restore feature can help you in backing up and restoring the drivers in case of any mishap. Thus the software offers complete value for your money.
- Provides support for over 400,000 drivers and 150,000 devices
- Simple, clean and a neat user interface
- Very quick backup tool that takes backup of drivers within seconds
- Free Trial Available
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