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IObit Driver Booster 3 User Manual


About Driver Booster 3
Driver Booster 3 is a new generation of the easy-to-use and efficient driver updater from IObit. It
provides 1-click solution to rapidly & securely update outdated drivers, install missing drivers, and fix
faulty drivers, keeping your PC away from problems such as system crash, BSOD, no audio, bad
resolution, and network failure.

System Requirements
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10
50 MB of free disk space

Install Driver Booster 3


Click here to download the latest Driver Booster 3.
Double-click the downloaded driver_booster_setup.exe to start installation.

Activate Driver Booster 3 PRO


Note: A valid license key is required to activate the PRO version. You can click here to purchase one.
Already have one but forgot? Go here to get it back.
Click the
icon on the top right of Driver Booster 3 interface, enter your license key, and click
Activate. Or visit here for step-by-step activation with screenshots.

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Update Driver Booster 3


PRO users enjoy automatic update. FREE users can manually update Driver Booster 3 with either of the
options below:
Click the

icon on the top right, and select Check for Updates.

Right click the

icon in the system tray, and select Check for Updates.

Glance at Main Interface


When opening Driver Booster 3 for the first time, you see Driver Status of the last scan and an eyecatching Scan button.

Driver Booster 3 supports updates for the following:


Device Drivers, including Graphics Driver, Audio Driver, Network Driver, Chipset Driver, Printer
Driver, etc.
Game Components, including PhysX, DirectX, VCRuntime, Unity Web Player, Adobe Flash Player, Java
SE Runtime Environment, OpenAL, etc., which provides games with necessary support, effect
enhancement, and performance tuning.
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Note: Game Components only works in PRO edition. So if you are PRO user, you may see Game
Components outdated.

Scan for Drivers


Click SCAN to start. You can stop scanning and re-scan anytime.

Note: By default, Driver Booster 3 scans automatically when its launched. Go to Settings and disable
automatic scan if you dislike it.

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Display Scan Result


Scan result depends on your PC condition. And Driver Booster 3 scans for 3 driver issues:
Outdated drivers, marked as Extremely Old, Very Old, and Old
Missing drivers, marked as Missing Driver
Faulty drivers, marked as Faulty

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Update Drivers
Do either of below to start update:
Click Update Now on the top right to update all drivers selected.
Click Update at the right side of each driver line to update this driver only.

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Generally, there are 3 stages for driver update:


1. Create a restore point.
2. Download drivers. With breakpoint resume technology, you are allowed to stop anytime and it will
continue the download next time instead of starting over again.
3. Install drivers.

Note: For PRO users, there may be one more stage automatically backing up a driver before its
installed. Check it in Settings:

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The completion time depends on driver size and download speed. Click the
icon on the top right,
leave it, and forget it. After its completed, you may get a message to reboot PC for the updates to take
effect.

Automatic Download
Once Driver Booster 3 detects that your system is idle with few tasks pending, it will automatically
download the outdated drivers in the background, to get them ready for installation. When loading
Driver Booster 3 to update drivers, you skip the most time-consuming Download drivers stage.

Note: This is PRO exclusive feature. Go to Settings and take a look.

Solve Common Device Problems


Driver Booster 3 automatically detects and fixes some common problems like no sound, network failure,
and wrong resolution. And you can manually do the check in the Feedback window anytime.

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Unplugged devices are those flagged with the icon


in the driver list, which means they are not
plugged into your PC at this moment. It is not a problem and needs no fix. But, if you are sure you
wont use them any more, click the
button, and select Uninstall. Too many good-for-nothing
unplugged devices and sick of uninstalling one by one? Click Clean Unplugged Devices above for batch
uninstall.

Restore Driver Updates


To minimize the possible troubles caused by driver updates, Driver Booster 3 provides 3 strategies to
easily prevent and repair.
Driver Roll Back
Go to the UpToDate tab where the up-to-date drivers are sorted by update time. If you know which
driver update might have caused problems, search it by name or scroll to find it, click the
button at
the end of the driver line, and select Roll Back. Then this driver returns to the previous version.

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Driver Backups

Note: This function works for PRO users only.


Click the
icon on the top right to open Rescue Center. If you backed up drivers before, you will see
Restore at the right side of driver lines; if nothing there, back up now. Click Restore to re-install the
backed up (also the previous) version.

System Restore

Note: Restoring system will undo all changes made after that restore point.
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Driver Booster 3 creates a restore point before updating driver. Check the creation time and choose a
restore point to restore the system to the previous good state.

Ignore Unwanted Updates


Click the

button at the right side of a driver line, and select Ignore.

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The ignored drivers wont be scanned for updates until recovered from Settings:

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More IObit Products


Click the Action Center tab after scanning, and quickly learn how your other IObit products are running.
If you havent installed them yet, its strongly recommended that you do and keep them updated:
Advance SystemCare for system cleanup and optimization
IObit Malware Fighter for anti-spyware protection
Smart Defrag for disk defragment
AMC Security for Android protection
Visit our website to view more IObit software. In addition, clicking Hide at the bottom left can keep them
out of sight.

Configure UI
Click the

icon to quickly change Skin, Transparency, Font Size, and Background.

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Set up Functions
Click the
icon, select Settings, configure each function as per your needs, and never forget to click
Apply to save the changes. Clicking Recommended can restore default settings.

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Technical Support
Every feedback from you is valued. To ensure you can reach us in time, we provide several feedback
channels:
Built-in Feedback
Click the

icon, select Feedback to open the Feedback window. Make sure your E-mail address is

correct, choose proper Request type, and specify it in Description. Besides, clicking the
icon to send us screenshots of error messages, if any, will be much more helpful.
Online Feedback
IObit Forums

Thank You
Thanks to all Driver Booster users who motive us to make this product and make it better and better.
Thanks to IObit Forum Administrators, Super Moderators, and Moderators who selflessly dedicate to let
every forum visitor feel like home.
Thanks to the following volunteer translators who greatly help improve Driver Booster user experience
and introduce it to more users worldwide:
Enis zsaruhan, x-agon Co.Ltd, JaeHyung Lee, Hevesi Jnos, Adrian Prisacariu, ,
Wiesaw Jurgielewicz, , H.-Peter Haberhausen, Egon Jkel, Ilija Komljenovi, Anthony
Borg, alan@stable, Maro ula, Veikko Muurikainen, Rejmond Jensen, MiH Litvin, o c Bo Huy,
Daniele Carraro, Petr Bouka, Marjan Mirai, Jadran Rudec, Gonalo Silva, , Abi Arbjas,
Khairul Agasta, Antikythera Gear, Normunds Jakuss, Roland LALIS, Emir, Roberto Paiva, Indo, P.R.JAYA
KUMAR, , Saba Khmaladze, Thanapon Namjittrong, Igor Ruckert, Rob Stienen, Ernie
Wong, , Yutthaphon Inchaiya, Claudio M. Vieira, Jaume Mullol Garca, Pedro Laxe, Patrik
Petersson, Wellington, Omri Guez, Eli Ben David, Awadh Alghaamdi, Yutthaphon Inchaiya, Cristian
Silaghi, Annelie Pernheden, and Mahdi KamaliPour.

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