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Changes for v14.0.0.337 - v14.0.0.364

  • Improvement:
  • 1. Minor GUI Improvements.
  • Bug Fixed:
  • 1. A 'File already open' error may appear when scanning driver update.

Changes for v14.0.0.328 - v14.0.0.337

  • Improvement:
  • Improved compatibility for Windows 8.1 system.
  • Bug Fixed:
  • Driver downloading path will reset to the default settings after updating Driver Genius main program by the Liveupdate Tool.
  • Error message apears when extracting driver installation package if the installer path contains special characters.
  • Program may crash when try to connect to driver download servers.

Changes for v14.0.0.326 - v14.0.0.328

  • Improvement:
  • 1. Added 7z format driver file support.
  • Bug Fixed:
  • 1. Minor bug fixes.

Changes for v14.0.0.323 - v14.0.0.326

  • New features:
  • 1. Brand new Windows 8 style UI.
  • Improvement:
  • 1. Reduce application size.
  • 2. Loading speed improvements.
  • Bug Fixed:
  • 1. Fixed hidden driver updates still show on Home screen.

Changes for v12.0.0.1328 - v14.0.0.323

  • New features:
  • Fully support for Windows 8.1 (32bit & 64bit) and Windows Server 2012 R2.
  • Enhanced hardware information inventory.
  • Improvement:
  • Expanded driver database includes over 100,000 hardware device drivers.
  • Speed up driver update scan by 20%.
  • Improved device detection in Windows 8/Windows 8.1 system.
  • Driver Download Manager: Improved the large size file download speed.
  • Driver Download Manager: Switch to the available mirror server automatically if download fails.
  • Added silent install parameter for driver update installation, one click to install drivers.
  • Speed up driver Backup speed by 50% in 64 bit system.
  • Used LZMA2 compressors to reduce driver file size conspicuously.
  • Bug Fixed:
  • Fixed program may crash on multi-core CPUs with inactive cores system.
  • Driver Auto-installer can't be loaded in Dutch language system.
  • Backup drivers incompletely in Windows 8/Windows 8.1 system.
  • Fixed some bugs in user interface.
  • Installation program: Driver database download fails may lead to the program can't be loaded successfully.
  • Installation program: The icon displays incorrectly in Start menu.

Changes for v12.0.0.1314 - v12.0.0.1328

  • Improved download server check speed.
  • Improved sensor monitoring for ASUS and Gigabyte mainboard.
  • Improved stability for hard drive detection.
  • Hardware Info: Support new NVIDIA GeForce GPU (NVIDIA GeForce GT 710M,755M, Quadro K510M,K2100M,K4100M, GRID K100 and GRID K200)
  • Bug Fixed:
  • Application may crash when downloading driver.
  • Application may crash on some Windows 8.1 systems.

Changes for v12.0.0.1306 - v12.0.0.1314

  • Added Windows 8.1 Preview support.
  • Optimized download server connection speed.
  • Improved compatibility for Apple computer.
  • Hardware Info: Added ability to detect USB hard drive information.
  • Hardware Info: Support new NVIDIA GeForce GPU (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M/770/780) and AMD Radeon GPU (AMD Radeon HD 7730/7990).
  • Bug Fixed:
  • Minor bug fixes.

Changes for v12.0.0.1211 - v12.0.0.1306

  • Improvement:
  • Improved compatibility for Windows 8.
  • Improved loading time for hardware info.
  • Improved hardware info. Support Intel Haswell and AMD Kabini. Support latest NVIDIA GeForce GPU and AMD Radeon GPU.
  • Bug Fixed:
  • Fixed program may crash or freeze on Windows 8 64bit and Windows Server 2012.
  • Minor bug fixes.

Changes for v11.0.0.1136 - v12.0.0.1211

  • New feature
  • Fully support for Windows 8 and Windows server 2012.
  • Enhanced hardware information detection.
  • Hardware temperature monitor --- temperature monitor for CPU, Display card and HDD.
  • New driver download manager --- faster download speed.
  • Improve
  • Optimized memory usage --- reduce 50%-60% memory usage.
  • Optimized database structure --- make driver update scan faster and more accurately.
  • Optimized driver backup speed.
  • Uninstall driver --- Remove old driver package completely.
  • Bug Fixed
  • Fixed system can't be rebooted when running Driver Genius if the Minimize main window to system tray option is enabled.
  • Fixed some drivers can't be backuped completely.

Changes for v11.0.0.1126 - v11.0.0.1136

  • Improvement:
  • Added Windows 8 Release Preview support.
  • Optimized Download-Time out settings to achieve more steady connection.
  • Hardware Info: Added new hardware support and optimized performance for sensor monitoring.
  • Added Bulgarian and Hungarian languages support.
  • Bug fixes:
  • Fixed Download missions load repeatedly problem.
  • Fixed Hardware Info can't load drivers successfully in scheduled task mode.

Changes for v11.0.0.1112 - v11.0.0.1126

  • Improved the stablity of driver downloading.
  • Improved SD/CF interface device identifying accuracy.
  • Improved compatibility for Window 8 consumer-preview Edtion.
  • Added more hardware devices support.
  • Added Arabic, Slovak language support.

Changes for v10.0.0.712 - v10.0.0.761

  • Bug fixes:
  • Program hangs when scanning Windows mobile device.
  • Improvement:
  • Speed up driver backup process.
  • Download the latest driver database during program installation process.
  • Improved uninstaller program.
  • Added Brazilian Portuguese, Serbian, Farsi language support.

Changes for v9.0.0.190 - v10.0.0.526

  • Driver scan scheduler schedule regular scans to ensure your drivers are always up-to-date.
  • Download Verification auto-checks downloaded drivers to ensure complete downloads.
  • Driver download location can be set by user.
  • Automatic removal of out of date drivers from download manager.
  • Driver scan accuracy. Now provides more accurate information about out of date drivers.
  • Thousands up updates and additions to the Driver Database.
  • One-click driver installation. Install multiple drivers with a single click.
  • Driver downloads are faster and more reliable.
  • User interface enhancements make Driver Genius easier and more convenient than ever.

Changes for v9.0.0.189 - v9.0.0.190

  • Fixed loading problem under Vista and above.

Changes for v9.0.0.186 - v9.0.0.189

  • Bug fixes:
  • The program may crash when downloading drivers.
  • Resume broken downloads may be ineffective sometimes.
  • Improvement:
  • Raise driver downloading speed.
  • Switch to another available server automatically if downloading drivers fails.
  • Minor tweaks.

Changes for v9.0.0.180 - v9.0.0.186

  • Device icons display incorrectly
  • Enhanced hardware identify function.
  • Accelerate the hardware scan speed.
  • Reduce the reconnection wait time after downloading fail.
  • Fixed the program will break when scanning some storage devices.
  • Lost some drivers when backing up drivers.
  • The updated database can't be loaded immediately.
  • Improved Windows 7 compatibility.
  • Added Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese(Brazilian) language support.

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