Windows driver update service is sloppy at best. Although it offers to connect to the internet and automatically download the latest driver software for your hardware, it rarely comes up with anything useful. Device Doctor is a freeware which automatically scans your computer hardware and identifies driver updates available for your hardware.
Device Doctor’s database includes drivers for over 13 million individual devices. This equates to more than 3 terabytes of drivers. Device Doctor was designed to be convenient and straight forward. It provides only one option, which is to “Begin Scan”. Scanning is relatively fast and takes less a minute. In our test system Device Doctor found three available driver updates, all of which were valid.
Device Doctor supports Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 and was designed to work on both 32 bit and 64 bit systems. While there are plenty of applications to download driver updates, Device Doctor is probably the simplest.