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Driver Fusion 7.1

May 14

Today, we're thrilled to announce the release of Driver Fusion 7.1. This update contains several quality and reliability improvements. Please try out these improvements share your feedback with us, we like to read and use them!

Responsiveness

In the previous update we've mentioned that switching between features can take some time to render if there's a lot of content loaded, such as the results from driver cleaner. In this update, we've greatly reduced the time and memory usage required to switch between the features. Furthermore, loading driver entries is now completed in almost half of the original time for large drivers.

History

Viewing the details of an operation now includes a summary on top to make it easier for you to see and remember what you've selected.

Device monitor

The graphs' axis from top to bottom will no longer always start at zero to make it easier to see small differences. The labels are also more compact to make it possible to draw slightly larger graphs.

Driver cleaner

The cleanable drivers received new entries to be up-to-date with their latest versions.

What else?

The issues that you've reported have all been fixed.


Driver Fusion 7.0

March 5

We're pleased to announce the release of Driver Fusion 7.0. With this release, we've made it possible to switch between features without having to start over. Please send your comments and suggestions to us, we like to read and use them!

Usability

Driver Fusion will now remember the state of your opened features. For example, you no longer have to recheck for issues in health check after you've switched to device control and can immediately return to the results you were looking at. Switching between features can take some time to render if there's a lot of content loaded, such as the results from driver cleaner.

Scheduler

The scheduler will no longer show a fixed popup at the bottom right corner but instead use an automatically closing Windows notification. On Windows 10, this notification will not be shown if you've enabled Focus Assist. Futhermore, you can change in the settings which issues you want the scheduler to check for.

Health check

You can uncheck any of the three issue categories again before you're checking for issues.

Device control

The time required to load devices is greatly reduced and is now completed within a second on most systems. Other features that use devices, such as health check and driver cleaner, also benefit from this change.

Driver cleaner

The cleanable drivers received new entries to be up-to-date with their latest versions. Searching for entries also take less time, which is especially noticeable for drivers with many possible entries. In addition, we've added support for cleaning UWP apps on Windows 10.

Driver backup

We've improved support for backing up Universal Windows drivers, which enable developers to create a single driver package that runs across multiple different device types, from embedded systems to tablets and desktop PCs.

High-DPI scaling improvements

Support for per-monitor scaling has been added and we've increased the rendered resolution of most icons.

.NET Framework

Starting with this release, you need to have at least .NET Framework 4.7.2 installed. Almost everyone will have it installed through Windows Update or otherwise, but if not, then our installer can automatically download and install it for you.

What else?

We've added support for more devices in device monitor and the issues that you've reported have all been fixed.


Driver Fusion 6.2

November 1

We're excited to announce the release of Driver Fusion 6.2. With this release, we've improved various areas based on your feedback. Please send your comments and suggestions to us, we like to read and use them!

Usability

Driver Fusion will now remember and reopen your last used feature. We've also added a description to the toggle switches to make their state clearer.
Furthermore, you'll now immediately receive visual feedback when you enter invalid data in the account and activation dialogs.

Steam

The follow us button is now always visible to make it easier for you to unlock the corresponding Steam achievement.

Localization

The number of officially supported interface languages has been slightly reduced. Driver Fusion will continue to detect the files located in the languages folder, so you can still add your own translations.

Treexy & Steam account

If you sign in, or out, Driver Fusion no longer reloads the current feature and automatically updates the content instead.

Performance

The start-up time has been reduced and the overall responsiveness has improved.

Scheduler

The scheduler can now be added to, and executed on, multiple Windows user accounts.

Driver cleaner

The cleanable drivers received new entries to be up-to-date with their latest versions.

What else?

The issues that you've reported have all been fixed.


Windows 10 October 2018 Update

October 3

As we received several questions about Driver Fusion's compatibility with Microsoft's Windows 10 October 2018 Update, we just wanted to let everyone know that Driver Fusion is of course completely compatible.

This also applies to any future Windows updates, unless we state otherwise.

Want to learn more about the Windows 10 October 2018 Update? You can read all about it on Microsoft's website.


Driver Fusion 6.1

August 8, 2018

We're pleased to announce the release of Driver Fusion 6.1. With this release, we've improved various areas based on your feedback. Please send your comments and suggestions to us, we like to read and use them!

System restore

Restore points are now created with a more detailed description so you can find out which feature in Driver Fusion it was created for.

Driver backup

A driver that has been localized will now, if available, also backup files from languages other than your Windows language. This makes it easier for you to use your backups after you've changed your system language.

Driver cleaner

The cleanable drivers received new entries to be up-to-date with their latest versions. Intel's display adapter driver received the largest number of new entries.

Treexy & Steam account

Driver Fusion will no longer sign you out if you make changes that affect your internet connection, such as updating network drivers. A number of features will be limited, or unavailable, as they rely on working internet.

What else?

We've added support for more devices in device monitor, reduced the total memory usage, and the issues you've reported have been fixed.


Driver Fusion 6.0

June 6, 2018

We're thrilled to announce the release of Driver Fusion 6.0. In this release, we've added a dark theme and made optimizations in a lot of areas. Please send your comments and suggestions to us and we hope you enjoy it!

Dark theme

We've added a dark theme to help ease your eyes. To switch to the new theme, simply open settings and select the dark theme. Driver Fusion will automatically use your default app mode on Windows 10, but you can also override it in the settings.



Memory usage

The amount of memory used by Driver Fusion has been greatly reduced. This will help users run Driver Fusion on machines with a small amount of available memory.

Driver cleaner

The cleanable drivers received new entries to be up-to-date with their latest versions.

What else?

The issues that you've reported have all been fixed.


Windows 10 April 2018 Update

May 3, 2018

As we received several questions about Driver Fusion's compatibility with Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2018 Update, we just wanted to let everyone know that Driver Fusion is of course completely compatible.

This also applies to any future Windows updates, unless we state otherwise.

Want to learn more about the Windows 10 April 2018 Update? You can read all about it on Microsoft's website.


Driver Fusion 5.6

April 5, 2018

We're excited to announce the release of Driver Fusion 5.6. With this release, we’re expanding your options to take control over driver installations from Windows. Please send your comments and suggestions to us, we like to read and use them!

Windows driver installations

We've added an option in advanced settings to prevent automatic installation of drivers for specific devices. This will block driver installations for the device on your entire system, including Windows Update, device manager, and third-party installers. All driver installations made through Driver Fusion are unaffected. Together with the option to change the driver installation behavior from Windows Update, you now have full control over driver installations.

New website and logos

The links used in Driver Fusion have been updated to reflect our brand new website. We've also added a new logo for Driver Fusion.

Driver cleaner

Experienced users can now select and deselect all entries from a category by right-clicking on the category header.

.NET Framework

Starting with this release, you need to have at least .NET Framework 4.6.2 installed. Almost everyone will have it installed through Windows Update or otherwise, but if not, then our installer can automatically download and install it for you. This newer .NET Framework version enables us to support longer file paths and its performance is also improved.

What else?

The issues that you've reported have been fixed, such as the issue that some devices aren't correctly identified as disconnected on Windows 7.


Driver Fusion 5.5

January 30, 2018

We're pleased to announce the release of Driver Fusion 5.5. With this release, we’re providing a major update to Driver Fusion and its web service. Please send your comments and suggestions to us, we like to read and use them!

Health check

You can now search for drivers that typically require a deeper understanding of drivers. For example, storage controller drivers were never searched for and you would need to download drivers for these devices through device control. This change is opt-in, you first need to enable these drivers by accessing the search options on top.

Furthermore, you can now delete all disconnected devices - also known as unused, ghosted or phantom devices - in health check. The number of these devices continues to grow after you've used Windows for a while, and this can reduce your boot time and the loading time of your devices. If you've deleted a device and ever reconnect it again then Windows will still automatically install it for you.

Scheduler

Much like antivirus software runs periodic scans of your system, you can now run periodic scans of issues in health check as well. This automated feature is convenient and gives you peace of mind, as all you ever have to do is fix the issues whenever Driver Fusion tells you an issue is detected. A check is performed every two weeks by default, but you can choose from four different intervals in the settings.

Web service

If you scan for driver updates in Driver Fusion, it will now detect drivers a lot faster (nearly four times as fast!). The number of drivers that can be found has also been doubled for most computers. We've also improved which drivers are suggested, giving you not only access to newer drivers, but also how these drivers are matched against your devices. Previously, a driver that originated from another manufacturer could've been suggested (this is also done by Microsoft's Windows Update and competitor products). We're now actively filtering these generic drivers out. This ensures that you receive better drivers.

We continue to check all drivers before we make them available, in order to provide you with drivers that are safe and working correctly. A driver that isn't up to our standards will not be suggested by Driver Fusion.

In device identifier you will find results that are more closely related to your devices. This is very noticeable for devices that are closely related to each other, such as GPUs that are merely rebadged.

Driver cleaner

We've added a percentage while loading the software and driver entries, in order to make it easier for you to find out how long it will take. The entries that can be cleaned have been updated to include the latest driver versions, such as AMD's Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition and NVIDIA's display drivers.

Device control

The list of devices is now automatically reloaded once a change has been detected, including changes made outside of Driver Fusion. For example, if you connect a device to your computer then device control will automatically reload the devices. The time required to reload has also been greatly reduced. Furthermore, we've increased the number of suggested online drivers.

What else?

Driver Fusion's memory usage has been slightly reduced and the issues you've reported have been fixed.


Driver Fusion 5.1

November 23, 2017

We're thrilled to announce the release of Driver Fusion 5.1. In this release, we've worked on a lot of varied areas, making your experience with Driver Fusion better. Please send your comments and suggestions to us, we like to read them. We hope you enjoy Driver Fusion 5.1!

Localization

To provide a localized experience for everyone around the world, we've greatly improved the quality of the supported languages. Our translators have been hard at work to make sure that the majority is now correctly translated. If you are keen on having Driver Fusion translated into your own language, or if you want to improve it, please contact us.

Steam account

Driver Fusion now integrates seamlessly with Steam and uses their authentication system to sign you in. This will significantly reduce the number of steps that are required to get started, as you no longer have to activate it with a third party key. All third party keys that have been given out by Steam will be revoked once we are sure that everyone received the update through Steam.

Driver cleaner

We've always relied on predefined processes and services, that need to be stopped, in order to clean driver entries that are still in use. This works great, until you have something installed that isn't on this list. Driver cleaner is now able to detect which processes and services are using an entry and will automatically stop them before the entry gets cleaned. The stopped processes and services will be restarted once the entry has been cleaned.

.NET Framework and operating systems support

Starting with this release, you need to have at least .NET Framework 4.5.2 installed. Almost everyone will have it installed through Windows Update or otherwise, but if not, then our installer can automatically download and install it for you. This is also the first version that no longer supports Windows XP and Windows Vista. You can continue to use Driver Fusion 5.0 if you rely on these operating systems. The content service behind Driver Fusion will continue to work with it for the foreseeable future.

What else?

We've added support for more devices - along with additional information - in device monitor. The issues you've reported have been fixed and the start up time has been reduced. Furthermore, you can now easily invite a friend to Driver Fusion.