This article will specifically discuss the device driver download procedure featured by Driver Detective. We will briefly mention the technology that makes sure that the recommended updates are correct, how to check driver details, and the steps you need to take during and after you download any device drivers through the aid of this software.
Ensuring and Checking the Correct Driver Updates Before Downloading
After scanning your computer and its hardware devices with Driver Detective for free, the next thing that you can consider is to download the recommended driver updates. You can rest assured that the recommended updates are the correct and latest available drivers for your hardware device. The reason we can say this is that Driver Detective uses a special technology called "Machine Intelligence." This technology assures that you will be provided with the most accurate recommendations for your PC.
However, you can still check the details of the recommended updates before proceeding to download them. In the Scan Results window, just below the Next button, you can click the Driver Info link which will open a new window. The newly opened window will provide the details, both for the installed and recommended drivers. The details include hardware device description, manufacturer, and the version and date of the device drivers.
After checking the details of the driver update and ensuring that it is the correct one for your hardware device, you can now click the Next button to download the recommended device driver. Take note that you must register Driver Detective first before proceeding with the downloading process.
The downloading time depends on the size of the drivers to be downloaded, and if you do not know how to install driver updates on your computer, you can click one of the provided links in the portion of the downloading process window labeled as "Solution Articles / Videos For: your Device. " The knowledge base articles include "Zip File Installation" and "Chipset Driver Installation" instructions.
Once the download is finished, you will be provided with a message stating that the driver file is successfully downloaded, and that you can install it now if you would like to. If you click the Yes button, Driver Detective will extract the downloaded file for you automatically. After the file has been extracted, the device driver installation wizard will be displayed, and all you need to do is to follow the on-screen instructions to install the driver update. There are also cases when the readme file of the driver update will be displayed automatically.
If you will not install the updates right away, you can access them by clicking the History tab. Under the History tab, you will find the list of the previous downloads, including the complete location / path of the downloaded files. You can also just search for the folder named PC Drivers HeadQuarters on your computer to access the downloaded files.
As you can see, the device driver downloading procedure of Driver Detective cons of just a few clicks, and the updates for your hardware devices will be downloaded automatically for you. After checking the details and ensuring that the recommended updates are correct, you will only need to click the Next button to download the drivers.