Scanning System for Outdated Drivers
During the scanning process, the drivers for the following devices are checked.
Disk Drives or Hard Disk Drives are the data storage devices of system. WinZip Driver Updater scans through the disk drives to point out the associated out-of-date drivers.
DVD/CD-ROM Drives are removable data storage devices. WinZip Driver Updater scans for the out-of-date drivers used for these removable devices.
The keyboard is an input device, with multiples arrays of buttons to help you type characters and perform certain functions. WinZip Driver Updater will scan through the drivers used for this device.
Monitors are electrical devices that display images generated by computers. WinZip Driver Updater will scan through the drivers used for these devices.
WinZip Driver Updater will scan through the existing drivers used for other important system devices.
SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) is a set of standard commands, protocol and electrical interfaces that help the peripheral devices to connect to computers. RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is technique of storing the same information in multiple disks on the system.
WinZip Driver Updater checks through the drivers supporting their function and identifies the out-of-date drivers if any.
System Devices include chipset and controllers, BIOS, cache, etc. which control data transfers within the computer between the processor, cache, system buses, and peripherals. Updated system device drivers positively impact a PC's operation and performance. WinZip Driver Updater reads through all system device drivers and point out the ones which are out-of-date.
Display Adapters are plug-in cards that support the functioning of Monitors. They determine the maximum resolution, number of colors that can be displayed and many more things. WinZip Driver Updater examines the drivers associated with Display Adapters and points out the outdated drivers if any.
IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers
IDE (Integrated Development Environment) are software applications that give facility to programmers for software development. ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) are mass storage device interface and ATAPI (Advanced Technology Attachment Packet Interface) are ATAs to attach SCSI devices.
WinZip Driver Updater thoroughly checks the drivers associated with IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers to find out the out-of-date drivers.
Mouse and other pointing devices
Mouse and other pointing devices like joystick, light pen, or trackpad control the movements of the cursor for a visual computer.
Network Adapters provide interfaces to connect the computer to a network connection. WinZip Driver Updater scans through the drivers used for Network Adapters to identify the outdated drivers.
Processors such as CPUs (Central Processing Unit) or Microprocessors are electronic circuits that help to execute computer programs. WinZip Driver Updater checks the existing drivers to find the total number of outdated drivers associated with processors.
Sound, Video and Game controllers
WinZip Driver Updater also checks for the drivers related to sound, video and game controllers to identify the outdated drivers if any.
Universal serial bus controllers
Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a standard to connect devices and computer peripherals like mouse, keyboard, printers, digital cameras, external hard drives to the host computer. WinZip Driver Updater scans for the out-of-date drivers associated with USBs.
Once the scan is through, the out-of-date drivers would be listed for different devices. Additional details like actual driver Installed date and Available update date are also given with each driver. Against each driver, a “Download/Update Driver” link is provided which simplifies the task of downloading the updated driver for individual devices on your system. A facility to update the selected drivers in one go is also given; you may just click on “Update Selected Drivers” and get all the updates in one shot.
Click on “View Summary” button to view the summary after scan and driver updation.
You may report the feedback about the experience you had using the application by clicking on the link “Report feedback”. The information of the issues you faced can be passed on to us and this will help us make the application bug-free and error-free. (This is optional)
On clicking the link, a new window opens which asks for your email address and also gives you few common problems to choose from the dropdown list and you may also brief out the problem faced in words in the blank space provided. Prior to submitting details, you may preview them by clicking on the “Preview Feedback” button and then click on the “Submit” button. You may choose to close the window by clicking on the “Cancel” button.
After downloading is completed for the selected drivers, or for all the drivers together, WinZip Driver Updater will prompt you to install the updates on your system. Before installing the changes, the backups of the old drivers are made. In case, the system does not respond well to the changes or updates, the system can be reverted to the last configuration. This operation is done as a precaution to prevent the system from any bad installations.
To install the updates, you may click on “Install” button or click on “Don’t Install” to discontinue.
On installing the updates successfully, it is important to restart the system such that the old drivers are replaced by the new ones. Working on a system with installed updated may lead to system related issues; hence, WinZip Driver Updater will prompt you for a restart. Depending upon your choice, you may either choose to restart the system immediately and click on the “Restart button or you may choose to restart the system manually later and click on the “Cancel” button. It is recommended to restart immediately.
Note: Prior to initiating restart, the work you were doing on the system should be saved so that you do not lose your hard work.