Settings enables you to view and change your preferences. The settings are primarily intended for experienced users, as the default settings are set just right for most situations.
1 Open the about dialog with information such as the application version.
2 Create a diagnostics report to help us troubleshoot. You can send it to us if you need our help.
3 Change the interface language used by the application.
4 Change the theme used by the application.
5 Change whether the application is automatically updated to the latest version. If you disable this, you'll have to update manually.
6 Change whether the application update should include preview versions. This should only be enabled by experienced users.
1 Change whether system restore points should be created automatically before critical events. This should only be disabled by experienced users.
2 Change whether a backup of operations should be created automatically. You can restore these in history. This should only be disabled by experienced users.
3 Change how long operation and driver backups are kept. If only one driver backup exists for a device, it will never be deleted.
4 The scheduler is convenient and gives you peace of mind. A check is performed in the background every two weeks by default, but you can choose here from four different intervals.
5 Help to improve the detection of drivers by reporting anonymous information to us.
6 Change the minimum driver signature of the suggested drivers available online. This should only be changed by experienced users.
Driver Fusion distinguishes between two kinds of signatures, namely signed and WHQL. This setting is applied as a minimum and may therefore include drivers with a more restrictive signature. For example, if you have this setting on signed, drivers with WHQL signatures are also included.
Signatures are used to digitally sign software and confirm the identity of the software's author. These signatures are based on the code of the program, which means that if the code is altered, a signature no longer matches.
If a driver doesn't have a signature, it doesn't necessarily mean that it's unsafe, although no steps were taken to provide verifiable information about its origin. Signed drivers use an infrastructure of trusted entities to ensure that the driver comes from the stated publisher. Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) applies an additional testing framework for manufacturers to verify that their driver is compatible with Microsoft Windows. However, code signing and WHQL doesn't offer any protection from faulty code. This is also why we test drivers on multiple systems before we make them available to you.
Because of this, we decided to use signed as the default minimum driver signature.
7 Change the default Windows behavior when it's about to install or update device drivers. This gives you full control over the installed drivers and also allows you to keep the drivers you currently have installed.
8 Prevent automatic driver installation for a specific device. This will block driver installations for the device on your entire system, including Windows Update, device manager, and third-party installers. Driver Fusion's driver installations and updates aren't affected by this.