Driver Genius Professional Edition 10
Publisher: Driver Soft Inc.
Version: Professional Edition 10
Pros: Has a great list of features to update, backup and restore device drivers.
Cons: Some tool are not very user-friendly.
The verdict: Driver Genius Professional Edition is a reliable driver management program that would best suit experienced computer users.
Driver Genius is an all-inclusive driver management package with all the necessary features. It also has a familiar Windows XP-style interface. The software consists of menus that strongly remind of the Windows XP Control Panel and can be used to perform the following driver maintenance: driver backup and restore, driver updates, and uninstall drivers. The settings menu and the help manual are also easily accessible.
Features: In a way, Driver Genius Professional Edition is more than just a driver updater - it's a comprehensive driver management package. The software allows you to update, backup and restore, and uninstall device drivers. There are also flexible scheduling options and a handy security scan feature. Driver Genius offers full command line support, which is especially handy for advanced users and IT managers.
Ease of use: Even though the software has familiar Windows-style interface, it can be a bit uncomfortable to use for an average computer user. The only reason for this is that the software's features are very advanced and it doesn't offer one-click maintenance. Fortunately, Driver Genius has an easy to follow help manual that will help the user if any problems occur.
Effectiveness: A complete system scan with Driver Genius Professional Edition showed more outdated drivers than some of the other similar programs. Unfortunately, two of the detected drivers were false positives. Backup and restore options worked great, as well as the Uninstall Drivers feature.
Help and Support: Driver Genius Professional Edition has a really good offline help manual. In addition to that, the publisher's website has a lot of support options - there is a very thorough user guide, a Q&A section, and an option to contact Support by email or via a website contact form. We didn't find a phone number we could call to get support.
Summary: Driver Genius is a very comprehensive driver management package that we highly recommend to experienced computer users. However, both its reliability and GUI can be improved.