Health check analyzes your computer and helps you to keep it reliable and up to date by fixing the detected issues.

Checking for issues

The issues that health check can detect are divided into four different categories, namely driver update, driver backup, driver store and disconnected device. These categories are always checked together in order to reduce the time needed to check for issues.

Health check will start checking for issues as soon as you use check 1. Once started, each category will automatically list the detected issues.

Some categories, such as driver backup, also give you the ability to change their configuration 2. These configurations can only be changed before a check has been started.

Experienced users only
> If you've ever hidden a device or driver, with search (top-right) you can show them again.

Driver update

Driver update checks all your devices for outdated and missing drivers. The version, release date, and provider of the installed driver is displayed 1 - if available - together with the driver that can be downloaded from our online driver database 2. The version and release date of the available driver is repeated in 3.

If you want to learn more about the reason why a driver is suggested, you can hover over 4 and 5.

Driver updates are classified by Driver Fusion in order to represent their severity. The severity is shown as a color on the device icon 4. A very outdated driver is represented as red, an outdated installed driver as orange, and an almost up-to-date driver as green. A purple color means that the installed driver is generic and a manufacturer issued driver is suggested instead.

Experienced users only
> You can include drivers that may lead to additional risk with search (top-right). Use at your own risk!

Driver backup

Driver backup automatically creates a backup of all installed drivers. The created backups can be installed with device control or Windows' device manager.

It is recommended to change the destination folder 1, before checking for issues, to an external hard disk 2. This enables you to easily access your driver backups and also keeps them safe from system failures. The last used destination is automatically remembered for the next time you use health check.

Driver store

Driver store checks the Windows driver store for unused third-party drivers that can be deleted. Third-party drivers are all drivers that are not included in the Windows operating system.

You can find the source path and provider of the unused driver at 1.

Disconnected device

Disconnected device finds all devices that are currently disconnected. A disconnected device is also known as an unused, ghosted or phantom device. The number of these devices continues to grow after you've used Windows for a while, and this can affect your boot time and the loading time of your devices.

If you've deleted a device, and ever reconnect it again, Windows will still automatically install a driver for it.

Fixing the issues

After all issues have been detected then you can let Driver Fusion fix all issues 1 at once.

If you want to change which issues are fixed, you have two options. Either you can use 2 and uncheck the issues you don't want fixed, or you can select an issue and fix 3 just that issue. The icon of 3 is different per category, but it is always the one most to the right.

Experienced users only
> If you don't want to see a device or driver anymore, you can also hide it. Keep in mind that if you hide a device it will be hidden in all categories.
> You can uncheck all issues from a category by right-clicking on the header, for example, on driver update.