DriversCloud v10.0.5.3

A Full Review of DriversCloud, a Free Driver Updater Tool

Screenshot of DriversCloud.com
DriversCloud.com. © DriversCloud.com

DriversCloud (previously called Ma-Config) is a free driver updater tool that's a big unique in that it runs from within your internet browser.

It works by installing a program to your computer and then detecting the updated and outdated device drivers while providing a download link to get the most updated version of the driver for the device in question.

Because DriversCloud works in a web browser, it's really easy to share the information it collects with someone else, such as a technical support person.

Download DriversCloud
[Driverscloud.com | Download & Install Tips]

Note: This review is of DriversCloud version 10.0.5.3. Please let me know if there's a newer version I need to review.

More About DriversCloud

DriversCloud is a bit more than a driver updater tool, but it does that job just fine:

DriversCloud Pros & Cons

While manually downloading and installing drivers can still be a pain, the automatic finding of them is always the most time consuming, and DriversCloud solves that problem:

Pros:

  • Shows very detailed information on the drivers
  • Not difficult to use
  • Able to toggle beta updates on and off
  • Can show all drivers, not just ones that require updates
  • Can filter out drivers that aren't WHQL certified

Cons:

  • Must download and install the drivers manually
  • Doesn't support bulk downloading or updating
  • Detects more than just driver updates, which may seem overwhelming or cluttered

My Thoughts on DriversCloud

My favorite feature with DriversCloud is definitely its ability to scan for outdated drivers even if you don't have an active connection to the internet. Whether your network card's driver has stopped working or you just can't seem to get a valid connection, it doesn't matter - the offline version of the program will find the exact same information as the online one.

One complaint I have with other driver updater tools is that they don't seem to provide much information on the driver that is to be updated. For example, they'll show the date the driver was released but won't show the version number, which isn't very helpful when comparing it to the currently installed driver.

DriversCloud, however, shows the detected and proposed driver's name, manufacturer, version number, INF file name, hardware ID, and more.

Something I find disappointing about DriversCloud, which contributes to me not use this program as my main driver updater, is the fact that you have to manually download and install each driver. This can be a disadvantage for the average user thanks to the myriad of ways to fumble while trying to get the drivers installed.

Download DriversCloud
[Driverscloud.com | Download & Install Tips]

Note: The offline version of DriversCloud can be toggled on when you run the program.