Driver Magician

Driver Magician offers a professional solution for device drivers backup, restoration, update and removal in Windows operating system. It identifies all the hardware in the system, extracts their associated drivers from the hard disk and backs them up to a location of your choice. Then when you format and reinstall/upgrade your operating system, you can restore all the "saved" drivers just as if you had the original driver diskettes in your hands.
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164 votes Vote

Remove the register button from the help menu once it's registered

The presence of the register button in the help menu once this software has been registered can be misleading. Uers especially novice users may be confused - that said, if you click the button it will tell you whether you are registered.
Whiterabbit-uk, 30.08.2011, 07:16
110 votes Vote

Include an auto-update facility so that when new drivers become available you are notified immediately without having to run a scan of your computer.

This could be accomplished by ensuring the program runs on startup.
Whiterabbit-uk, 30.08.2011, 07:22
109 votes Vote

Make software portable so I can use on multiple computers without having to install on all my computers.

Whiterabbit-uk, 30.08.2011, 07:20
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75 votes Vote

Include more information about each driver.

Whiterabbit-uk, 30.08.2011, 07:29
54 votes Vote

Having used driver magician a while ago it was a mixed blessing. While it`s good for backing up drivers it falls down on driver updates. Having used it to update drivers it completely screwed my system up. It found incompatible drivers and drivers th

corncobuk, 30.08.2011, 07:51
41 votes Vote

This program is telling me I need to update some drivers that are already updated to the latest versions.

I keep on top of my driver updating as I know how inportant it can be for a stable computer. Your database needs updating more frequently (maybe)
Whiterabbit-uk, 30.08.2011, 07:18
33 votes Vote

Update the GUI - it's starting to look dated

Include the ability to change skinsa and/or edit the interface and share with other users
Whiterabbit-uk, 30.08.2011, 07:11
32 votes Vote

The information pane included with Driver Magician is almost useless. The developer needs to update to include more details about all drivers.

This could be accomplished by enabling information from users to be uploaded to the developer for inclusion in the application.
Whiterabbit-uk, 30.08.2011, 07:43
31 votes Vote

Include the ability to expand all windows such as the 'Unknown Devices Detector; not just the main user interface (which is adjustable.

Whiterabbit-uk, 30.08.2011, 07:52
29 votes Vote

Create a cloud based (online) driver storage facility oveseen by the developer, so that users can automatically save their update executables in a safe place.

I'vce been using Driver Magician for over 4 years now and have sometimes forgotten to save/backup the executable off computer and then gone ahead and formatted my disc. On reinstalling Windows I've then not been able to access the...
Whiterabbit-uk, 30.08.2011, 07:38
27 votes Vote

Reduce the price of the software by at least half.

Whiterabbit-uk, 30.08.2011, 07:03
26 votes Vote

Include an auto updater that automatically updates the executable that you have created for updating a new install of your operating system.

This would take away having to remember to update the exe file every time you update your drivers.
Whiterabbit-uk, 30.08.2011, 07:27
23 votes Vote

Create a network version so that you can see if any computer on your home network requires updated drivers and be able to create the exe file for each one from the main computer

This would be really useful in case you had a problem accessing one of your computers due to a serious fault and wasn't able to access the faulty computer and which required a format. This would ensure you had the execxutable with the saved...
Whiterabbit-uk, 30.08.2011, 07:26
22 votes Vote

When selecting drivers to back up include a single checkbox that auto checks all checkboxes instead of having to check each one individually

It's easier to uncheck than have to individually check all boxes
Whiterabbit-uk, 30.08.2011, 07:57
21 votes Vote

make it automatically backup new driver installations when they happen, this would include driver updates as well.

SnipeDragon, 30.08.2011, 07:15
21 votes Vote

Change the compression parameters (from options) to actual figures not medium high low etc ie 50% compression etc

Whiterabbit-uk, 30.08.2011, 07:40
19 votes Vote

Will the live update work for the giveaway version of this software, or will we be required to purchase a licence to use it?

If we do use it will it invalidate the licence due to the terms and conditions which state "No free upgrades to future versions" Also, if I mistakenly press the button is there a fail safe so that I can cancel the update before it starts or...
Whiterabbit-uk, 30.08.2011, 07:33
17 votes Vote

Include the abilty to add more back up parameters to the 'More Backup and Restoration' option

You could include a full bac-up system not just drivers.
Whiterabbit-uk, 30.08.2011, 07:47
16 votes Vote

Include this program with a full suite of back-up tools such as imaging software and a fully-fledged back up service.

Whiterabbit-uk, 30.08.2011, 07:49
13 votes Vote

Expand the language options from the tools button. There are only 12 language options at present.

Maybe offer lifetime licences to anyone willing to translate to a newe language or dialect.
Whiterabbit-uk, 30.08.2011, 07:45
0 votes Vote

Give us the option to create a Windows system restore point.

Give us the option to create a Windows system restore point. It is always a good idea to create a restore point before you do anything on the computer that might potentially cause it to crash. I've crashed my system before while updating driver...
NRL, 30.08.2011, 13:49
0 votes Vote

Allow user to specify the folder name in the 'browse' dialog.

The default folder name:- 'Drivers backup' is not very useful. Even just adding the current date would be beneficial.
ebax, 30.08.2011, 12:43
0 votes Vote

Put a Cancel button on download when you go to download drivers

pchesels, 30.08.2011, 14:28
0 votes Vote

Add option to create a new folder when choosing backup location.

Need the ability to create a new folder when choosing the backup location.
Linda Smith, 30.08.2011, 14:31
0 votes Vote

download the drivers direct from the manufacturer not a 3rd party website. example would be intel drivers.

Its making me download the driver from some 3rd party website for Intel when you know that it would be many times faster geting it directly from intel.
pchesels, 30.08.2011, 14:34
0 votes Vote

Put all the driver info on one screen. Version and date of installed, and version and release date of the most current available.

Wayne in Indiana, 30.08.2011, 20:49
0 votes Vote

be able to create a directory to store the driver information I've created the present tool only permits you to brows to an established directory

rayond Klein, 30.08.2011, 22:12