We installed this software so you don’t have to — really, don’t try this at home. it will scan your computer for drivers for free, and then you can pay to receive free automatic driver updates for a year. The program starts out claiming to be by a “Microsoft Gold Certified Partner.” This doesn’t actually mean Microsoft has placed their stamp of approval on this utility.
It then attempts to install other junk software you won’t want.
We were impressed with how thorough the scanner seemed to be.
After installation, Driver Update ran a scan and informed us that our computer had 14 out-of-date drivers, many of which are considered “ancient.” This is on a fresh Windows 8.1 system — installed just a few months ago — with the latest drivers available from the manufacturer’s website at the time.