Of course, every PC user knows that for normal operation of programs and connected equipment, you need to constantly update the driver. This function is performed by default by Windows Update, but sometimes it starts to make mistakes, and it has to be disabled or restricted in the tools. Often, it cannot automatically download some packages, you have to search for them manually, and this is inconvenient. And then DriverHub comes to the rescue.
Setup and use of the program DriverHub.
What is DriverHub
You probably already knew about DriverHub that it is a program for tracking, downloading and installing current update packages. The user does not need to search for them on different sites and lose time - just configure it once and you don’t have to worry that the drivers will become obsolete. The distribution package of the program is distributed free of charge, on the developer's resource.
How to download and install on PC
Downloading and installing is not particularly difficult:
- Go to the official site.
- Choose the appropriate bit depth: 32 bits for PC and 64 bit for laptop.
- Download the distribution kit (there is a button with the corresponding signature) and run the Installation Wizard.
- Please note that at the “Installation type” stage, it is better to choose not recommended parameters, but custom ones, because you will be asked to install a completely unnecessary program in the appendage. Uncheck it so that it is not installed.
- Choose Russian (or any other, which is more convenient for you).
- Select a folder to store files.
- Wait until all items are copied and then installed.
How to install drivers
When you open the Driver Hub, you will see several sections on the left:
- The first and main "Drivers", where you configure updates for Windows XP, 7, 8 or 10.
- "History", where you can see the chronology of the program.
- "Restore" - from here you can roll back drivers if an error occurs with the new version.
- “Useful programs” - a tab where you can quickly get to such important OS functions as “Command line”, “Task manager”, “Equipment”, etc.
To check for updates and install drivers, you need to click the large “Find Now” button located in the first section. This will take some time, and the entire analysis process will be displayed in the form of a gradually filling blue bar. After that you will be provided with a list of all found packages. Just above the slider is located, by moving which you can switch to the expert mode, it is necessary for selective installation, if you do not want to load everything found. The list can also display two variants of drivers for the same equipment. In this case, you need to choose some one - look at which companies both come from, and also check the dates of their release. After you have made your choice, press the green button “Install”. Wait for the installation completion notification and restart the PC.
Perhaps you also need additional features of the program. In the “History” you can see the complete information about when, how and from where the update was installed, this is very useful if an error has occurred in the system and you have a suspicion that the driver is to blame. You can also see which folder it is stored in and open it. It often happens that the new driver versions are incompatible with the OS or contain incorrect codes, then you can return them to a working state through the “Restore” tab. There will be a list of connected equipment and programs - select the problem, and click the "Restore" button. After completion, restart the OS.
Also in the tab "Useful programs" are collected various services that often have to contact. To find them in the system, you need to use hot keys and go from one section to another for a long time, since everything is in different places. But using DriverHub, it can be done much faster. Here is:
- Task manager, which displays all current active processes that can be configured or canceled, as well as a graph of their absorption of system resources.
- System restore, where you can reverse all changes in the system by selecting the date when the computer was working normally.
- Programs and features, where you can remove the installed program and all its elements.
- System, which contains various information about the PC: the capacity and version of the system, type BSVV, RAM capacity, physical memory, processor frequency and much more.
- Screen settings, where you can change the brightness, resolution, size of letters, icons and other screen settings.
- Power supply, which contains the parameters of saving energy (they often provoke errors in the software and even failure to launch certain programs).
- Network and sharing management - Internet connection settings, options for creating new connections and setting up existing ones.
- Command line, from where you can set different commands to obtain information, improve the performance of your PC, restore damaged files and fine-tune OS settings.
- Control panel, where all parameters of user accounts, autorun, devices, synchronization, date, time, fonts, etc. are collected