DriversCloud v11.1.0.0

A Full Review of DriversCloud, a Free Driver Updater Tool

DriversCloud (previously called Ma-Config) is a free driver updater tool that's unique in that it runs from within your web 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It works by installing a program to your computer and then detecting the updated and outdated device drivers while providing a download link to get the most updated version of the driver for the device in question.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.
What We Like
  • 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.

What We Don't Like
  • 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.

This review is of DriversCloud version Please let us know if there's a newer version we need to review.

More About DriversCloud

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

  • DriversCloud shows driver updates for Windows 11, Windows 10, and older versions of Windows, as well as with Linux
  • A portable, offline version of DriversCloud is available, which lets you run the software without an internet connection and without installing anything
  • DriversCloud also functions as a BSOD analyzer and free system information tool, providing information on the network and installed graphics cards, PCI cards, peripherals, software, and more

Thoughts on DriversCloud

Our favorite feature is definitely its ability to scan for outdated drivers even if you don't have an active connection to the internet.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 we 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 we find disappointing about DriversCloud, which might contribute to you not using it as your 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.

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