DriversCloud (previously called Ma-Config) is a free driver updater tool that’s unique in that it runs from within your web browser.
It works by installing a program to your computer and then detecting the updated and outdated device drivers while providing a download link to get the most updated version of the driver for the device in question.
Because this tool works partly in a web browser, it's really easy to share the information it collects with someone else, such as a technical support person.
What We Like
Shows very detailed information on the drivers.
Not difficult to use.
Able to toggle beta updates on and off.
Can show all drivers, not just ones that require updates.
Can filter out drivers that aren't WHQL certified.
Lets you get email alerts about new drivers updates.
What We Don’t Like
Must download and install the drivers manually.
Detects more than just driver updates, which may seem overwhelming or cluttered.
This review is of DriversCloud version 188.8.131.52. Please let us know if there’s a newer version we need to review.
More About DriversCloud
DriversCloud is a bit more than a driver updater tool, but it does that job just fine.
It shows driver updates for Windows 11, Windows 10, and older versions of Windows.
It also functions as a BSOD analyzer and free system information tool, providing information on the network and installed graphics cards, PCI cards, peripherals, software, and more
Thoughts on DriversCloud
Our favorite feature is definitely its ability to scan for outdated drivers even if you don't have an active connection to the internet. Whether your network card's driver has stopped working or you just can't seem to get a valid connection, it doesn't matter—the offline version of the program will find the exact same information as the online one.
One complaint we have with other driver updater tools is that they don’t seem to provide much information on the driver that is to be updated. For example, they’ll show the date the driver was released but won’t show the version number, which isn’t very helpful when comparing it to the currently installed driver.
DriversCloud, however, shows the detected and proposed driver's name, manufacturer, version number, INF file name, hardware ID, and more.
Something we find really useful about this tool, which might contribute to you using it as your main driver updater, is the fact that you don't have to manually download and install each driver. This can otherwise be a disadvantage for the average user, thanks to the myriad of ways to fumble while trying to get the drivers installed.