Introduction

With device control you can view and manage the devices and drivers installed in your computer. The devices available on your PC are listed on the left in 1. The actions in 2 affect all of these devices. The available information of the selected device is listed on the right in 3. The actions in 4 only affect the selected device.

Disconnected devices

By default, all devices are listed. If you only want to list devices that are disconnected, you can click 1 and Disconnected devices 2.

Device and driver actions

You can click the corresponding action in 1 to disable, enable, restart, and uninstall a device, and install, backup, and uninstall a driver. Most actions speak for themselves, but driver backup and driver install are described in more detail below.


You can show more actions by clicking 2.

To scan your computer for hardware changes, you can click Scan 3. This will take about a minute as Windows needs to look for all possible changes.

Device and driver information

If you select a device, you get all the information Driver Fusion can find about the device and its driver. The available device information 1, also known as device properties, is shown at the top. A lot of useful information is provided, such as the status, problem code, and PCI bus link speed.

In it you can also find the used or reserved resources (IRQ, IO, DMA, and memory) 2.

The driver information 3, also known as driver properties, is further down. This includes the files 4 that are used and the (authenticode) signature.

The available information depends on the selected device, as not all devices and drivers provide the same properties.

Device identifier

With device identifier you can determine the type, name, and manufacturer of your devices. Device identifier is automatically executed after you select a device. You can access the identified information 1 by scrolling all the way down.

Driver backup

After selecting a device, you can backup a driver by clicking Backup 1.

You can now select the driver you want to backup in 2. The available drivers include the installed driver, the drivers that are present in Windows, and a large number of the drivers that we have online. After selecting a driver, you can click Next 3 to select a destination.


The version number and release date are listed at the right side of each driver. The drivers are grouped by their source.

After selecting a destination, you can backup the driver by clicking OK 4.


You can click 5 to add a new backup destination.

Driver install

After selecting a device, you can install or restore a driver by clicking Install 1.

You can now select the driver you want to install in 2. The available drivers include your backed up drivers, the drivers that are present in Windows, and a large number of the drivers that we have online. After selecting a driver, you can install the driver by clicking OK 3.


The version number and release date are listed at the right side of each driver. The drivers are grouped by their source.

If you backed up a driver to a destination that has not been added to Driver Fusion, or if you downloaded a driver somewhere, you can click Open file 4 to add its INF.

Troubleshooting

To see if a device or driver is working correctly, the best place to start is by checking the status. The status is shown as a color on the icon 1. You can hover over it to see the corresponding description. If your device has a problem, you can try to restart it by clicking Disable and Enable 2. If it's a driver problem, you can try to install a different driver. You can also use the available information 3 to search online for solutions. The description, manufacturer, and hardware ids are best to start with.


You can click 4 to copy the listed information.