!!!NEW!!! Driver Finder Version 3.7.2

DriverFinder 3.7.2Hi all! We’re excited to announce the latest version of DriverFinder (Version 3.7.2).

So… what’s new?

We’ve massively improved how you experience using DriverFinder.

  1. ┬áIt’s easier now for you to access links to our program documentation. During installation, you’ll be presented with links to our EULA, and Privacy Policy.
  2. After installation – but before running DriverFinder – you’re now able to quickly decide if you want DriverFinder to immediately run a driver scan on your PC, and if you want DriverFinder to run or launch during Windows startup.

Also, you’ll notice that we’ve put up our McAfee Safe and Secure logos everywhere on the site.

These changes have all been done to ensure we are fully compliant with the Clean Software Alliance Guidelines!

Want to download the latest version of DriverFinder now? Click Here!

DriverFinder: McAfee SECURE Certified

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From the very start, DriverFinder has always been keen on providing users a program that’s safe to use.

To reinforce this commitment, we will be posting various certifications here form time to time to ensure you – our valued users – of the dedication we have to providing only the safest and cleanest software for your use.

NEW! Driver Finder Version 3.6.1

new-driver-finder-versionHey folks! We just released a new version of Driver Finder (version 3.6.1). So… what’s new?

UPDATE #1

Short story: We’ve made it even easier to install drivers on your PC.

Long story: Previously, drivers with the MSI extension had an Open button and you had to open that folder to get to the driver file to install it. Now, drivers with an MSI extension are shown with the Install button on Driver Finder. So you just click Install and the driver gets automatically installed on your PC.

UPDATE #2

Short story: Increased support for Windows 10 editions.

Long story: Since Microsoft kept releasing new editions to their Windows 10 OS, we modified Driver Finder so that these new editions will be properly recognized and supported. For example, if you have Windows 10 ‘Education’ edition, then you’ll see this reflected when you’re using Driver Finder.

 

How to Disable Automatic Driver Updates in Windows

By default the latest Windows versions automatically install new updates, including driver updates. And although updating your PC software in general is a good idea to ensure maximum security an performance, there are cases where driver updates are not desirable. Some hardware only operates with a specific driver version, other hardware devices need a specific driver version to ensure all functionality is available. You wouldn’t want a driver update to suddenly remove features.

If you find yourself in a situation where you want to decide which driver updates to install and which ones not, you can disable the automatic driver updates in Windows.

To do this, open the Control Panel and go to System and Security.

Next, select the System option, and click Advanced system settings.

In the System Properties windows, you need to select the Hardware tab.

Now click the Device Installation Settings button.

System Properties

This will bring up the Device Installations Settings window. Here you will need to change the option from Yes, do this automatically to No, let me choose what to do. And then select the option Never install driver Software from Windows Update. Next, click the Save Changes button.

Device Installation Settings

After this Windows will still install regular software updates, but no longer automatically update the drivers on you system.

Of course we recommend checking and updating your drivers with our DriverFinder sofware, so you can decide which updates to install and which not!

 

How to disable driver signature enforcement in Windows 10

When device drivers are not available (yet) for Windows 10, you can often install drivers that are meant for Windows 8, or even Windows 7. In most cases that works without any problems, but in some cases you need to run the driver installer in compatibility mode. This can be achieved by right-clicking the installer.

But when the driver does not install even when running the driver installer in compatibility mode, you might need to disable the driver signature enforcement. Basically the driver signature ensures that the device driver is original and reliable, since it is guaranteed to originate from the manufacturer that put the signature on it.

But in some cases a signed driver is not available, or even the signed driver fails to install on Windows 10.

To disable the driver signature enforcement in Windows 10, follow these steps:

  1. Move your cursor to the right top of the screen to bring up the menu bar.
  2. Click the Settings option in the bottom.
  3. In the Settings panel that comes up on the right-hand side, click the option Change PC Settings in the bottom.
  4. In the PC settings panel that comes up on the left-hand side of the screen, select Update and recovery, again in the bottom.
  5. The Update and recovery screen comes up, and now you need to click Restart now under Advanced startup.
  6. Once the PC has restarted, you will see a screen that says Choose an option. Here you click the Troubleshoot option.
  7. Under Troubleshoot you select Advanced options.
  8. Next, click Startup Settings, and then Restart.
  9. After restarting a list with Startup Settings comes up. In the list you select option 7 to disable driver signature enforcement. You can either press the 7-key or use the function key F7 for this.
  10. Your PC will again need to restart, after which you can install the driver.

When installing the drivers, make sure to continue with the installation, even if Windows shows a warning regarding the unsigned drivers.