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Driver Detective has over 1 Million Drivers in their Database!

Need help updating your device drivers?

Sure you could do it manually but it’s a pain- especially when you consider just how many devices your computer actually has. First, you have to determine who manufactured the device, track down their website, find the technical support pages, and search to see if any updated device drivers are available. Then you have to download and install the drivers themselves. Next, repeat the process for every device on your system. For optimal results, you should do this entire routine at least once per month. Who has time for that? 

Scan and update all your system device drivers automatically!

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Several different utilities automate this process. Driver Detective is one such product. This particular application provides you with manufacturer-specific device drivers. For example, if you own a Toshiba computer, Driver Detective will search for and recommend Toshiba-related device drivers. Driver Detective also gives you access to over one million different device drivers. With so many device drivers available, you can bet that Driver Detective has one to match your devices. Driver Detective is particularly useful if you’re considering a move to Windows Vista.

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The Windows Vista Upgrade Wizard tests your entire systems for compatibility issues with Vista. In addition, you can download Vista drivers right away and upgrade your devices so that they are compatible with the new operating system. You can also create a Vista device driver migration CD beforehand so that you can easily configure all of your devices once you’ve upgraded your computer to Windows Vista. 

Driver Detective has another wizard designed to make your life easier, the Driver Backup Wizard.


This little tool walks you through the driver backup process, allowing you to copy your device drivers to a removable storage device such as a USB flash drive or CD. Now, you’ll have a backup copy that you can use in the event of a system crash or corrupt device drivers. The user interface puts all of the information into an easy-to-understand display.

Across the top, you’ll find icons such as Home, History, Tools, Vista Ready, and Help.


Depending on which icon you choose, the main area of the screen will display different options. For example, the default Home setting shows you a graphical report detailing the results of your last driver scan, telling you exactly how many out-of-date drivers, devices with no drivers, up-to-date drivers, and system drivers you currently have. If you are running Windows Vista, the Driver Detective knows it and does not display the Vista Ready icon.

If you are considering an upgrade, click Vista Ready and let Driver Detective analyze your system for compatibility. Driver Detective also features built-in customer support with forms that you can fill out to get answers along with the standard help files. After the scan, you can view detailed information about the driver. A series of graphical icons give you a snapshot of each driver’s status. For example, a green checkmark lets you know that the driver is currently up to date while a red “x” tells you that the driver is out of date. If the driver is out of date, an icon that looks like a floppy disk is provided. Clicking this icon will start the download process.  

Driver Detective is packed with useful tools for managing your system’s device drivers. Overall, the graphics and links make using Driver Detective a simple matter of point and click.

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11 Responses to “Driver Detective”

  1. 001   Sandra Mutchler

    How do I get the key to register this program? I downloaded it and had to remove it cause I could not find out how to register.

  2. 002   Celeste Stewart


    After purchasing Driver Detective, did you receive an email confirmation (check the spam or junk mail folder)?

    Try checking under "Help" within the software as well.

    Finally, contact Driver Detective's developer directly. The Driver Detective's website registration page is:

    Let us know how this was resolved. Thanks!

  3. 003   brianlouishaddock

    what do you do with teh spam

  4. 004   Celeste Stewart

    I'm not sure about your exact question, Brian. If you're looking for the confirmation email from Driver Detective, it could be in a "spam" folder or "junk" folder if your email client supports routing of suspected junk mail to these folders.

    If you're curious about how to eliminate spam in general, you can add anti-spam software or possibly enable spam filtering in your existing email client. If you can clarify your question, we'll try to get you an answer.

  5. 005   Pat Mann

    I would like to purchase Driver Detective but the link on my desktop doesn't work. Could you send the link via email.

    Thank you,

  6. 006   Celeste Stewart

    Per your request:


  7. 007   Cindy

    I purchased this yesterday and today tried to sign in using the password sent to my email account but your system doesn't recognize it. I then tried to get in via "I forgot my password" but the response I get is that the email address is not recogonized. What is going on?

  8. 008   Celeste Stewart

    Here is a direct link to Driver Detective Support. They should be able to help you:

  9. 009   armando soares

    i am a customer and i cant download the drivers that i need be the file:C\users\armando\downloads\pc drivers headquarters\driver detective\ is read only and that i should close any program using this file . But all programs are closed and this driver detective use to work ...please help

  10. 010   Celeste Stewart

    Hmmn, try right-clicking and choosing "Properties." From there, remove the checkmark next to "Read-only."

    Otherwise, you might want to contact Driver Detective's customer support directly at:

  11. 011   Herokivi

    I found the way to correct the problem armando, you have to go in tools and in the settings, the first one is the one that you want to change (change the directories)

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