Introduction

Health check analyzes your computer and helps you to keep it reliable and up to date by fixing the detected issues. The issues are separated into four different categories, namely driver update, driver backup, driver store, and disconnected device.

Checking for issues

You can detect issues on your computer by clicking Check 1. Each category will then list its issues.

Driver backup also allows you to change its configuration 2 before a check has 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Driver update checks all your devices for outdated and missing drivers.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 and available driver are listed in 1 + 2. The version and release date of the available driver are repeated in 3.


To find out why a driver is suggested, hover over 4 and 5.

Each driver update is classified to reflect its severity. The severity is shown as a color on the icon 4. A very outdated driver is red, an outdated driver is orange, and an almost up-to-date driver is green.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. It's recommended to change the destination 1 + 2 to an external drive to protect them from system failures. The destination is automatically used again next time.

You can restore the backups with device control or Windows' device manager.

Driver store

Driver store checks the Windows driver store for unused third-party drivers that can be deleted. Third-party drivers are drivers that don't ship with Windows. The source and provider 1 of a driver are listed when selected, while its version and release date are listed in 2.

Disconnected device

Disconnected device finds all devices that are currently disconnected. Disconnected devices are also known as unused, ghosted, or phantom devices. 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 it.

Fixing issues

You can fix the detected issues on your computer by clicking Fix all issues 1.

If you want to change which issues are fixed, you have two choices. You can either click 2 and uncheck the issues you don't want to fix, or you can select an issue and click 3 to fix just that issue.

Experienced users only
> If you don't want to see a device or driver anymore, you can also hide it per category.
> You can uncheck all issues from a category by right-clicking on the header, for example, on driver update.