Scanning driver online is an important part of PC maintenance. Scanning drivers will not only make your PC run stably but also fix device malfunctions like "unknown device" error, "USB device not recognized" error, sound problem and so on.
Driver is a special kind of software which enables your system and other applications to communicate with your hardware and send orders to the hardware. Drivers are as important as other components to Windows.
Every piece of hardware on a computer needs drivers, such as keyboards, audio card, mouse, video cards, printer, network card, modem and so on. When you add a new device to your computer, you must install a driver for the device to enable it to work properly.
But installing the drivers on your computer is not a once-for-all task. Because drivers will become outdated or get damaged as time goes by. Because both your system and applications are updated constantly, the working environment of driver software is ever-changing. To work properly in a new system environment, drivers should be updated regularly.
Many people realize that computer drivers must be updated constantly to make sure all of the devices function properly. So they use driver scanners to detect outdated and faulty drivers on their computer and keep all the drivers up to date regularly. Using an online driver scanner is a timesaving and easy way to update your device drivers.
But you need to very carefully when you are performing an online driver scan with a driver scanner. I have seen many people who use a third-class driver scanner and end up with their computer crashing down. So I want to let you know how to choose a good one and keep away from the incompetent ones.
The important aspects of a driver scanner that you should pay attention to are listed as below:
1. System Support. Installing a program that is not compatible with your system will result in problems much severer than device malfunctions. Let alone making your PC run stably and fast.
2. Scanning Effectiveness. Some driver software cannot precisely detect device models and outdated drivers on your computer. So you need to check this out if the scanning report 100% matches your device models.
3. Driver Database. To be able support up to 99% devices, it must have at least 100,000 driver entries. The more, the better.
4. Using Experience. Some programs are not very user-friendly. If you think it is hard for you to use, just uninstall it from your computer. Furthermore, the customer support is also very important. You need to make sure you can get quick assistance when you have difficulty in using the programs.