Driver Talent Full Review. Keeping all the drivers in your PC up to date is very critical for optimal performance of your system. If the software and hardware connected to your PC were not installed with the correct driver, then it results in improper functioning of your computer. So naturally, it becomes important to match the drivers with the correct software or hardware.
This is where Driver Talent comes to your rescue as it eases your job of finding the latest releases for your drivers and updating them with the correct software. Driver talent frequently scans your PC to find the outdated drivers and updates them with the latest releases in a timely manner.
Apart from downloading and installing the latest drivers, the software can also find all the drivers issues present in your PC and repair them effectively. Thus the software ensures in the proper functioning of all the software applications and hardware components installed on your PC.
But remember, sometimes the security application installed on your PC might not allow the software to open and run. So in that case, you need to either remove the security application or add the Driver Talent software to the wishlist of your security application.
How simple is the installation of the software?
The installation of Ostoto Driver Talent is the most simplest one and can be completed with just a click. You just need to accept the terms and conditions and start the installation process by clicking a single button. The installation process takes only a very few seconds to complete. You can straight away start using the software once the installation completes.
What are the features and benefits of Driver Talent?
The software offers a number of features that help in finding and repairing all the driver issues and replacing the old drivers with the latest one. The users can enjoy a number of benefits by installing the software in their PC. Let’s take a look at all of them.
- The software can scan and find all the outdated, corrupted and faulty drivers and repair them in a timely fashion.
- The software can download and install the correct drivers for the software and hardware installed on your PC.
- One-Click repair can find and fix all the driver issues present in your PC.
- The software also allows you to backup, restore and uninstall the various drivers on your PC.
- The software can effectively search and find the latest version for all the drivers.
- The software can help you in pre-downloading the drivers to your PC and transfer them to other devices.
How simple is the user interface of the software?
The user interface of Driver Talent is very simple as it allows you to use all the functions and tools in a single screen. You need not be a tech expert to make use of the software for downloading or updating the drivers for your PC. The below guide explains how to make use of the different tools provided by the software.
As said earlier, when I tried opening the software in my PC for the first time, the Kaspersky security application crashed the software and it could not run in my PC. So later when I tried installing it on another PC where I do not have any security application installed, the software worked fine without any issues.
As soon as you finished the installation and started using the software, you can start scanning your PC to find all the drivers that need to be updated or repaired. Click on the Scan button at the center to start scanning your PC to check for any outdated or repaired drivers.
Peripheral will allow you to find drivers for the hardware devices connected to your PC. Pre-loaded lets you to re-download the drivers either for your own PC or for other computers. Windows assistant provides tools that can repair any driver related problems present in your PC.
Once the scan completes, you can see the list of drivers that either needs to be repaired or updated to work properly. You can either fix all the driver problems at once or select and repair a specific driver as per your needs. To repair or update a specific driver, click the corresponding fix option present at the side of the driver.
Once you click on the repair button, the repair process starts and the corresponding driver will be downloaded and installed to fix it.
Here you can access the backup and restore tools for your drivers. Under the backup driver tab, you can see the list of drivers that are either backed up earlier or needs to be backed up now. You can select the drivers that you wish to take backup and click on the start button at the top to take backup of all the selected drivers.
Under the restore driver tab, you can see the list of backed up drivers that you like to restore. You can then choose the drivers that you like to restore back to an earlier state and click on the restore button at the top.
Similarly, the uninstall drivers will list down all the drivers present in your PC and allows you to uninstall them.
As said earlier, the peripheral drivers allow you to find drivers for all the external hardware devices that were connected to your PC. The USB drivers tab will list all the drivers for your USB devices and also indicates the status of those drivers whether they are normal or needs any repair.
The printer drivers tab will allow you to find drivers for the printers if any connected to your PC.
As said earlier, you can pre-download the drivers in advance either for the same PC where driver talent is installed or for a different PC.
If you like to pre-download for the same PC, then click the For this PC tab and click the start button at the side of step 1. If you have already downloaded the drivers and wish to install them, then you need to start step 2.
After clicking the start button, now choose the OS of your PC and the target location where you like to save the downloaded drivers. Then click on the Scan button to start scanning for all the drivers present in your PC and then download them.
If you like to pre-download for another PC, then click on the For another PC tab. Please remember for downloading drivers for another PC, you need to create a hardware profile of that PC and then copy it to the PC where you are downloading the drivers. Ask for help tab will guide you how to create a hardware profile.
So, now choose the hardware profile of the target PC that might be saved in your PC and the download directory where you like to save the downloaded drivers. Then click on the scan button to start scanning all the drivers for the hardware profile that you have selected and then download them.
Here, you can get access to some additional tools that let you to repair your audio drivers, fix OS related issues, view your hardware information etc.
For example, the hardware detection tool collects the complete system information and displays it on the screen.
Here, you can access all the general and driver related settings of the software. The default backup folder and download directory can be selected under this settings area.
For any help on how to use the software, you can access the user guiders present under the menu button at the top right of the screen. Similarly, you can talk to their technical support team using the chat option at the top right for any issues you face with the software.
What is the word of mouth for the software?
The Driver Talent software has got some good reviews on the internet. Many reviewers have claimed it as a good to an above average software for managing and updating the drivers present in a computer. I could see that some reviewers have observed the same issue that I mentioned earlier regarding the software compatibility with security applications installed on your PC.
The user reviews were really great when compared to those of the reviewers. Though there were not many user reviews, the ones that I came across were really excellent for the software. I could not find any major user concerns or complaints about the software.
Please find below some of the positive testimonials that I came across on the internet about the software.
“If you need a simple and useful tool to regularly update your drivers on your PC, Driver Talent is one of the options to go.” – Tech Classy
“Driver Talent has been my must-install software for years. It is quite easy to use with the intuitive interfaces. It is helpful and has saved me a lot of time. Excellent software!” – User
What are the limitations of the trial version of the software?
There is a trial version of Driver Talent that the users can download and try before purchasing the Pro version. But there are certain limitations in the trial version of the software that will limit making use of the software to the full extent.
In the trial version, you can only scan your PC to identify the repaired drivers but you cannot fix them. Similarly, you cannot use the pre-download drivers and peripheral driver features in the trial version.
What is the price of the software?
The driver talent software is available only for the Windows PC. There are two different license packages that you can choose depending on your need. They are Personal and Technician.
The price of the personal package is $26.95, $39.95, and $59.95 for 1, 3, and 5 PC respectively. The price of the technician package is $79.95, $99.95, $159.95, and $259.95 for 50, 100, 200, and 500 PC respectively.
While the personal package provides lifetime license where there is no need for renewal, the technician license is valid only for 7 days and you need to renew the subscription again.
At present the there is a special offer for the personal license alone and the three personal license packages are available at an offer price of $19.95, $26.95, and $34.95.
The developers do not provide any information about the money back guarantee available for the software on their official website.
Verdict and Conclusion:
Overall, Driver Talent is a simple yet powerful software for easily finding the outdated and repaired drivers in your PC and fixing them to optimize their performance. The software also provides tools that allow you to pre-download drivers and automatically scan and update the outdated drivers with a single click. The simple user interface makes it a perfect fit for both the novice and technically proficient users.