Driver Booster PRO v4 Review (March, 2017)

Driver Booster PRO is by far my favorite driver updater program. The software is from IObit, a company with lots of awesome free and paid software.

Driver Booster PRO can automatically find new drivers and prompt you to update them. Driver updates are downloaded at max speeds and it always seems to find all my outdated drivers.

Driver Booster PRO Details

Supported operating systems: Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP
Current price: $24.95 USD
Purchase link: Driver Booster 4 PRO (1 year subscription, 1 PC)
Free version available: Driver Booster

Important Features of the Newest Version of Driver Booster PRO

  • Expanded driver database - Escalated database for more driver updates
  • Driver roll back feature - Easily restore drivers to previous version once unexpected happens
  • Faster download speed - Available for both PRO and FREE users, faster than any previous version
  • Brand-new UE & UI - Improved the GUI to be simple, concise, and easy for smoother user experience and supported font size adjusting
  • Online database update - This update method ensures drivers are always the latest
  • Smart Installation Mode - Enjoy gaming or other full screen tasks better without any interruption
  • Small size VS big space - More valuable space are saved with small program setup file and sharply reduced driver installation packages
  • Enhanced Rescue Center - Strengthen restore feature to maximumly ensure your computer's security once unexpected happens
  • Supported game components - Supported the scanning for game components for gamers and you can also set to not scan them
  • Supported unplugged devices - Supported the scanning for unplugged devices and pre-installing right drivers for easy plug and play
  • Improved feedback - Supported file attachment when submitting a feedback
  • Support 40 languages

  • The only thing I have to complain about Driver Booster PRO is that during setup, you must choose Skip to stop it from making unnecessary changes to your computer. This isn't a required step but it's recommended so you don't have unwanted programs on your system.

    How to Scan for Outdated/Missing Drivers with Driver Booster

    Note: The images in this review are currently for an older version of Driver Booster PRO, but the purchase/download links are for the newest version.

    When you first open Driver Booster PRO, the program will immediately start a scan for outdated drivers. Or you can click the big SCAN button if it doesn't start.


    Scans are always super quick when I use Driver Booster PRO. You can immediately being updating all the outdated drivers when you click Update All. You can choose individual drivers instead, if you wish, and only update specific drivers.

    Side Note: I recommend you update all the outdated drivers that Driver Booster PRO finds. It's important to have new, clean, updated drivers for your hardware.


    You can also ignore driver updates by right-clicking a driver name and choosing the Ignore option.


    Ignoring a driver will prevent Driver Booster PRO from checking for updates. You may ignore a driver if a newer version of a particular driver tends to cause you issues. However, most of us should choose to update all drivers. You can restore ignored devices from the settings.

    I really like that Driver Booster PRO has a Driver Details option. Right-click a driver and click Details to view the update details. This will tell you what the current driver version and year is as well as the updated driver's version and release date.

    This is absolutely wonderful for ensuring Driver Booster PRO is accurately finding a newer driver. I've used driver update programs in the past that have actually installed older driver versions and caused issues for me. Driver Booster PRO helps alleviate this by displaying these details.


    When you're ready, just click the Update All button to download the driver packages. Driver Booster PRO will automatically start the installers for the drivers, you just have to click through them to install the drivers.

    Some drivers actually install automatically and you don't need to click anything!


    How to Back Up Drivers Using Driver Booster

    From the Backups button on the menu of Driver Booster PRO is where you'll find the section for backing up drivers. Backup your drivers so you can reinstall them at a later date if you need to.


    I really like Driver Booster PRO because it's so easy to use. The design and interface isn't confusing and it's a practical way to update drivers from a clean and reputable source.