Smart Driver Care Review – Update Drivers Instantly

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Last updated on May 30th, 2021 at 5:50 am

Most issues you face on Windows-based computers are due to incompatible and corrupt system drivers. Fixing them manually isn’t easy. Therefore, a tool that has thoroughly tested drivers added to its database, that can backup up old drivers, update outdated drivers automatically, lets you schedule the process is required.

Indeed, Windows update also updates system drivers. But most users keep it disabled, due to which drivers remain outdated.

In our previous post on the best driver updater for Windows, we covered all this in detail. You can check the list to know more about good driver updater programs.

In continuation of that, here we review one of the top 3 driver updater utility, i.e. Smart Driver Care.

Review – Smart Driver Care

Developer Description –

Systweak Software, the company behind Smart Driver Care, is a leading IT solution company for the last 20 years. It develops and distributes PC Optimization, security software, defrag tools, duplicates file finder, and remover, etc. for Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS applications.

Its outstanding products include Advanced System Optimizer, Smart Driver Care, Duplicate File Finder, etc. Today we will discuss in detail about Smart Driver Care.

What is Smart Driver Care?

Smart Driver Care, as the name implies, is a driver updater tool for Windows. It is compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP. Before adding any driver update to its database, the team behind it thoroughly tests updates on systems with different software/hardware/OS combinations.

The driver updater tool can check for outdated drivers and update them automatically. So, far it is the most popular driver update tool for Windows operating systems. With a vast database of device drivers from Intel, Nvidia, Realtek, etc. it guarantees a stable system performance without any BSOD error due to outdated drivers.

Moreover, it takes a complete backup of the old driver before updating them. You can update all outdated drivers in one click or can update each one separately. Both free and pro versions are available for use.

Specifications:

Vendor: Systweak Software
Compatible Operating System Windows 10 / 8 / 8.1 / 7 (32 bit and 64-bit versions)
Installation File Size 6.7 MB
Driver Database Size 50,00,000
Pricing $ 39.95
Money-Back Guarantee 60-days
Get it NowClick Here
License Annual (Subscription-based) / 1 PC
Extra Features Driver backup & restore, one-click updates, different themes, auto scan on launch, and more

How we reviewed Smart Driver Care?

With a market share of 72.34%, Windows 10 surpasses all the older Windows operating systems. This makes updating drivers on Windows 10 machine even more necessary.

Although drivers get updated when Windows updates are installed, yet there can be outdated drivers if Windows Update is disabled. Therefore, to keep drivers up-to-date a software like Smart Driver Care that specializes in driver update is required.

For reviewing Smart Driver Care, we are using a standard HP laptop with 64-bit Windows 10, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5-3210M processor of 2.50 Ghz, 240GB SSD, and a screen resolution of 1920*1080 (using extended screen).

speed test

In addition to this, we even tested the connection speed via SpeedTest, and we got 6.97 Mbps, download speed and 0.79 Mbps, upload speed.

To install this fantastic driver updater for Windows, you don’t need any special skills. Simply click here to get Smart Driver Care. Once installed, it will run an automatic scan for the first time to list down all outdated drivers.

smart driver care

However, if you uncheck Run automatic scan once the product is successfully installed, you will have to run the scan manually.

Scanning for Outdated Drivers

If scanning is performed, you will see the number of outdated drivers.

driver updates

However, if you skipped automatic scanning, you will have to click Scan Now under Scan Drivers to perform scanning. In our case, the first scan lasted for 25 seconds.

scan result

Once the scanning was done, we got a list of all outdated drives. For our laptop 36, outdated drivers were detected. We chose to update the HID Keyboard device driver, as I was facing some issues with that.

outdated drivers

Downloading and installing the single driver took 20 minutes.

Note: Time taken to download and install the driver depends on your connection speed.

keyboard device

Moreover, Smart Driver Care performed a full backup of the installed driver before updating the outdated one.

Note: Backup and Restore features are available only in the Pro version. Also, you cannot update all drivers at once in the trial version.

Once the backup was taken, the driver was installed automatically. Here, I faced a bit of a problem; my system restarted automatically. Therefore, before you use Smart Driver Care, we would suggest you save all your work or use the tool when the system is in an idle state.

As my system restarted, I was a bit annoyed so, rescanned the system to judge the problem. After rescanning now, there were 35 outdated drivers instead of 36.

usb input device

But why did the system restart? To get an answer, I consulted the technical support team. They informed me that a driver update is only applied once the system restarts. Therefore, my system rebooted. Alongside they apologized for no warning message and escalated the issue. I liked the way they assisted me.

Benefits, Pros & Cons

With an intuitive design, Smart Driver Care is the best driver updater for Windows 10,8,7. During testing, it became clear that this top driver updater uses an extensive database that includes both official and Microsoft signed drivers. However, we were unable to find specific driver updates to get an explanation about the same, we have contacted their support team.

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
Automatic scanning for outdated drivers No version available for macOS, or Linux
Large driver database The free version does not let you take backup
Takes a backup before updating drivers The one-click update is not available in free version
Quick and easy scanning  
60-day money-back guarantee  
Creates a system restore point  
Scheduler to schedule scanning  

Extra Features:

Backup and Restore are two amazing features as they help in times of crises, but they are only available for Pro users. Once you click the Backup option from the left sidebar, you get a list of drivers that you can backup.

To take the backup, simply select the driver and click Start Backup. Wait for the process to complete once done you will get to see all the backup details under the Backup window.

backup

Restore tab will show you a list of all the driver backups. You can restore them if you face any problem. Select the backup you wish to restore and click Restore Now.

Here in the screen below you can see Backup Location, date, and time.

restore

Settings – Smart Driver Care

Smart Driver Care is a user-friendly Windows driver updater. It gives you several options. Under the General tab, you see the following options:

Launch on System Startup – this will start the program each time you boot Windows.

Auto Scan on Launch– if you want to perform an automatic scanning every time you launch Smart Driver Care select this option.

Exit on close – you don’t want Smart Driver Care to sit in the system tray select this option.

Check periodic updates – this option is selected by default so that you can receive product updates regularly.

Language Settings – Currently, it is only available in English. But when asked if it will be multilingual, the company said soon; they will release it in 13 languages.

Not only this, Smart Driver Care even allows you to change the theme of the application.

For this select any of the themes under Theme mode:: Light, Dark, or Blue.

settings

Isn’t this amazing? I love Dark themes and seeing this feature in a product made me so happy. We tested the product in the Dark theme.

Driver tab

Want to know where Smart Driver care downloads the driver and stores the backup? Under the Driver tab, you can get all this information.

This helps upload driver backup if you accidentally delete it from the Restore tab. Further, you can also decide whether you want Smart Driver Care to create a restore point before installing a driver or not. By default, this option is selected.

We were amazed to see the security precautions, and this made us trust the product even more. Looking at all these measures, it is evident that the company knows what they are doing.

System drivers play a vital role in the smooth functioning of Windows. An incorrect update can make you lose all data; therefore taking these precautions is a must.

Finding these types of security measures in other driver updater tools for Windows was not possible. This is why Smart Driver Care is considered as one of the best driver updaters of Windows operating systems.

driver settings

Ignore List

Further, there is an Ignore List that helps exclude drivers that you do not wish to update. Many times it happens a driver update compatible with significant systems is incompatible with yours. In such cases, you can exclude it until a new update is available.

ignore list

Restore Point

Restore Point helps rollback driver updates. Here, you get the information if a System Restore Point is created or not.

Restore Point

Scheduler

Want to run Smart Driver Care automatically?

Use the Schedule tab for automatic scanning. You can set the schedule to run weekly, daily, or at a specified time of a day. Once you have set the parameters, click Apply to set a schedule. This will help run the Windows driver updater automatically.

Scheduler

About the Product

Know the product status, version number, and other important details from this tab.

sdc about

Menu

Click the three stacked lines to get the product menu, check for updates, Enter Registration Key, contacting support, etc.

FAQ

Is there a free version of Smart Driver Care available?

Yes, the trial version of the product is free. You can use it to scan the system and update outdated drivers.

Why do we need a driver updater?

When you install, Windows 10 update drivers are installed automatically. But when this update is paused, you cannot update drivers. Therefore, for the smooth functioning of Windows and to keep system drivers up-to-date a driver updater tool like Smart Driver Care is a must.

Is Smart Driver Care safe?

Driver updates shown by Smart Driver Care are 100% safe. Before adding them to the database, Systweak thoroughly tests them. Moreover, all the driver updates are obtained from manufacturers, not from third party sources.

So, this is all about Smart Driver Care and why it is considered as one of the best driver updaters for Windows. This is a must have a driver updater, do give its free version a try. Do share your experience with the product in the comments section.

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