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Driver Genius 14 (Version:14.0.0.328) -- 11th Apr, 2014

Improvement:

1. Added 7z format driver file support which will reduce download time substantially.

Bug Fixed:

1. Minor bug fixes.

Driver Genius 14 (Version:14.0.0.326) -- 4th Mar, 2014

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.

Driver Genius 14 (Version:14.0.0.323) -- 22th Dec, 2013

New features:
1. Fully support for Windows 8.1 (32bit & 64bit) and Windows Server 2012 R2.
2. Enhanced hardware information inventory.

Improvement:
1. Expanded driver database includes over 100,000 hardware device drivers.
2. Speed up driver update scan by 20%.
3. Improved device detection in Windows 8/Windows 8.1 system.
4. Driver Download Manager: Improved the large size file download speed.
5. Driver Download Manager: Switch to the available mirror server automatically if download fails.
6. Added silent install parameter for driver update installation, one click to install drivers.
7. Speed up driver Backup speed by 50% in 64 bit system.
8. Used LZMA2 compressors to reduce driver file size conspicuously.

Bug Fixed:
1. Fixed program may crash on multi-core CPUs with inactive cores system.
2. Driver Auto-installer can't be loaded in Dutch language system.
3. Backup drivers incompletely in Windows 8/Windows 8.1 system.
4. Fixed some bugs in user interface.
5. Installation program: Driver database download fails may lead to the program can't be loaded successfully.
6. Installation program: The icon displays incorrectly in Start menu.

Driver Genius 12 (Version:12.0.0.1328) -- 29th Sep, 2013

Improvement:

1. Improved download server check speed.
2. Improved sensor monitoring for ASUS and Gigabyte mainboard.
3. Improved stability for hard drive detection.
4. Hardware Info: Support new NVIDIA GeForce GPU (NVIDIA GeForce GT 710M,755M, Quadro K510M,K2100M,K4100M, GRID K100 and GRID K200)

Bug Fixed:

1. Application may crash when downloading driver.
2. Application may crash on some Windows 8.1 systems.

Driver Genius 12 (Version:12.0.0.1314) -- 15th July, 2013

Improvement:

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

Bug Fixed:

1. Minor bug fixes.

Driver Genius 12 (Version:12.0.0.1306) -- 16th May, 2013

Improvement:

1. Improved compatibility for Windows 8.
2. Improved loading time for hardware info.
3. Improved hardware info. Support Intel Haswell and AMD Kabini. Support latest NVIDIA GeForce GPU and AMD Radeon GPU.

Bug Fixed:

1. Fixed program may crash or freeze on Windows 8 64bit and Windows Server 2012.
2. Minor bug fixes.

Driver Genius 12 (Version:12.0.0.1211) -- 13th Nov, 2012

New features:
1. Fully support for Windows 8 and Windows server 2012
Driver Genius 12 now can fully support for official Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Driver Genius can offer the most recent version drivers for Windows 8 system.
2. Enhanced hardware information inventory
Enhanced Hardware Info can support for the newest Intel/AMD CPU and GPU including nVidia Quadro K1000M, K2000M, K3000M, K4000M, K5000M, GeForce GTX 650M ,GeForce GTX 680M, nVidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti, GeForce GTX 650 and Tesla K10, Quadro K2000, K2000D, K600, NVS 510, K5000, VGX K1, VGX K2  / AMD FirePro V3900, V4900, V5900, W600, W5000, W7000, W8000, W9000. It can support for more hardware sensors and offer more accurate hardware temperature. Optimized hardware detection speed---increase 40%.
3. System health monitoring
The High temperature will reduce the stability and performance of hardware devices, even damaged.
Driver Genius 12 can monitor the temperature of CPU, Video card, HDD est. in real time to prevent system damage from overheat in advance.

Improvement:
1. New driver download manager
The new Driver download manager has increased download speed---12% faster and fixed the download window flash problem.
2. Optimized memory usage
Driver Genius 12 takes up few system resources than Driver Genius does---reduce 50%-60% memory usage normally, but works faster.
3. Support 80,000 plus hardware devices.
Optimized database structure makes driver update scan faster and more accurately. Driver Genius now can support for over 80,000 hardware devices and the number is still increasing. It is very important to keep drivers updating. Not only for enhancing the stability of system, but also for bringing full hardware performance.
4. Optimized driver backup
The speed of back-up drivers now has increased 50%. It only takes less than 1 minute to backup all drivers. Added driver package integrity scan, fixed the ‘cat file’ missing and no signature driver warning problem when restoring drivers.
5. Optimized driver uninstaller
Improved uninstall driver module. Now the Uninstall driver program will delete the old drivers from ‘Driver Store’ entirely.

Bug Fixed:
1. Fixed system can't be rebooted when running Driver Genius if the Minimize main window to system tray option is enabled.
2. Fixed some drivers can't be backuped completely.

Driver Genius Professional Edition 11 (Version:11.0.0.1136) -- 2nd July, 2012

Improvement:
1. Added Windows 8 Release Preview support.
2. Optimized Download-Time out settings to achieve more steady connection.
3. Hardware Info: Added new hardware support and optimized performance for sensor monitoring.
4. Added Bulgarian and Hungarian languages support.

Bug fixes:
1. Fixed Download missions load repeatedly problem.
2. Fixed Hardware Info can't load drivers successfully in scheduled task mode.


Driver Genius Professional Edition 11 (Version:11.0.0.1128) -- April 19, 2012

Improvement:
1. Improved the stablity of driver downloading.
2. Improved SD/CF interface device identifying accuracy.
3. Improved compatibility for Window 8 consumer-preview Edtion.
4. Added more hardware devices support.
5. Added Arabic, Slovak language support.

Driver Genius Professional Edition 11 (Version:11.0.0.1112) -- Dec 14, 2011

New features:
1. Added Windows Server 2008 R2 (32bit & 64bit)/Windows 8 (32bit & 64bit) support.
Driver Genius is the first driver manage program that can support Windows Server 2008 R2 (32bit & 64bit)/Windows 8 (32bit & 64bit). Users can manage and download drivers for the two new beta version Windows systems.

2. New hardware detect function offers detailed hardware information.
The new hardware Info is capable of getting in touch with all pieces of hardware to provide detailed information about each one now. hardware Info can display almost all your computer hardware specification such as CPU , Motherboard, Memory, Bus, Video Adapter, Monitor, Drives (Floppy, hard disk, CD/DVD Rom), Audio, Network, Port (Serial, parallel, USB), also information about your laptop’s battery. hardware Info also has another additional feature, that is access to computer censor to show the current Voltage and Core temperature of CPU and battery.
3. Support Export/Import user settings and driver updates, restore program configuration quickly after reinstalling system.

Users can export/ import the downloaded driver updates to/from a file. Driver Genius can import the update data to install new drivers again or continue downloading them after reinstalling the program.

Improvments:
1. Support more than 60,000 hardware devices.
New Driver Genius can support more than 60,000 devices , nearly includs all hardware devices of the world. A suitable driver can improve hardware performance by 30% or more , especially for video card and motherboard chipset.
2. Optimized program loading speed. Accelerate Driver Genius loading speed. With Driver Genius 11, you’ll reduce program loading times by up to 50%!
3. Optimized driver scanning speed. Improved program algorithm. With Driver Genius 11, you’ll reduce driver scanning times by up to 30%!

Bug Fixes
1. Fixed download the driver again after downloading a driver completely.
2. Fixed some drivers can't be installed automatically.
3. Fixed can't load the download driver list.

Driver Genius Professional Edition 10 (Version:10.0.0.761) -- May 25, 2011

Bug fixes:
1. Program hangs when scanning Windows mobile device.

Improvement:
1. Speed up driver backup process.
2. Download the latest driver database during program installation process.
3. Improved uninstaller program.
4. Added Brazilian Portuguese, Serbian, Farsi language support.

Driver Genius Professional Edition 10 (Version:10.0.0.712) -- Jan 10, 2011

Improvement:
1. Improved scan accuracy for ACPI/HDA device.

Driver Genius Professional Edition 10 (Version:10.0.0.526) -- Aug 10, 2010

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

Driver Genius Professional Edition 2009 (Version:9.0.0.190) -- Apr 21, 2010

Bug fixes:
1. Fixed loading problem under Vista and above.

Driver Genius Professional Edition 2009 (Version:9.0.0.189) -- Apr 18, 2010

Bug fixes:
1. The program may crash when downloading drivers.
2. Resume broken downloads may be ineffective sometimes.

Improvement:
1. Raise driver downloading speed.
2. Switch to another available server automatically if downloading drivers fails.
3. Minor tweaks.

Driver Genius Professional Edition 2009 (Version:9.0.0.186) -- Dec 08, 2009

Bug fixes:
1. Device icons display incorrectly

Improvement:
1. Enhanced hardware identify function.
2. Accelerate the hardware scan speed.
3. Reduce the reconnection wait time after downloading fail.

Driver Genius Professional Edition 2009 (Version:9.0.0.182) -- Oct 21, 2009

Bug fixes:
1. Fixed the program will break when scanning some storage devices.
2. Lost some drivers when backing up drivers.
3. The updated database can't be loaded immediately.

Improvement:
1. Improved Windows 7 compatibility.
2. Added Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese(Brazilian) language support.

Driver Genius Professional Edition 2009 (Version:9.0.0.180) -- July 15, 2009

Bug fixes:
1. Fixed the program will break when scanning some USB devices.
Improvement:
1. Accelerate the program boot up speed.
2. Improve HD Audio detect mechanism.

Driver Genius Professional Edition 2009 (Version:9.0.0.178) -- June 25, 2009

Bug fixes:
1. Fixed can't creat scan log.
2. Fixed some program interface can't be displayed completely
3. Minor tweaks.

Improvement:
1. Added Arabic, Slovak language support.

Driver Genius Professional Edition 2009 (Version:9.0.0.176) -- June 12, 2009

Bug fixes:
1. Lost some cat files of drivers when backing up them.
2. The Program hangs when scan driver updates.
3. Still prompt to update drivers even they have been installed.
4. Fixed some software conflict problems.

Improvement:

1. Added Windows 7/Windows 7 x64/Windows Server 2008/Windows server 2008 x64 support.
2. Changed the default backup and download path to My Documents folder.
3. Display backup time list in restore driver window.
4. Accelerate scan driver update process.
5. Display What's new information of updated drivers.
6. Auto-detection of fastest download server to improve download speed and stability. Auto-switching to another server if a download fails.
7. Guide users to install drivers, the program can extract and install drivers by itself. New Install Interface to simplify installing downloaded drivers.

Driver Genius Professional Edition 2008 (Version: 8.0.0.316) -- August 02, 2008

Bug fixes:
1. Prompt file damage after open drivers downloaded by Drivers Download Manager.
2. Program hang when downloading drivers update.
3. Create Auto-installer fails if the backup file size is more than 100 MB.
Improvement:
1. The backup file will be named adopt date & time format when backup automatically.
2. Display current version and the latest version of driver.
3. Support connecting by proxy server with password.
4. Support choosing the fastest mirror server to download driver update.
5. Drivers Download Manager support multithread download technology.
6. Drivers Download Manager support retry and resume the unfinished download mission if connection is failed.
7. Adds hide driver update to prevent prompting to download driver update repeatedly.
8. Adds some new hardware support.

Driver Genius Professional Edition 2007 (Version: 7.1.0.622) -- June 16, 2007

Bug fixes:
1. Improved compatibility for Windows Vista.
2. Fixed a problem that cause out of memory.
3. Fixed program hang when restore some drivers.
4. Fixed too high CPU usage when backing up drivers.

Driver Genius Professional Edition 2007 (Version: 7.0.2358) -- February 15, 2007

Bug fixes:
1. Fixes the 'Out of memory' issue.
2. Program freeze when backup some especial drivers.
3. Removed bad drivers download link.
Improvement:
1. Added support for Windows Vista/XP x64/Server 2003 x64/Vista x64.
2. Improved use interface, make the program easier and more friendly to use.
3. Added Device Diagnostics.
4. Improved drivers update function.
5. Added drivers download manager, make user download and manage drivers easier.

Driver Genius Professional Edition 2006 (Version: 6.1.2518) -- May 18, 2006

Bug fixes:
1. The program hangs when restoring some especial drivers.
2. Missing backup NVIDIA Network Bus Enumerator driver.
3. LiveUpdate program has no response if the server is busy.
4. Fixes an installation program issue.
Improvement:
1. Optimized drivers install process.
2. Optimized drivers searching speed.
3. Improved drivers uninstall function.
4. Added mange drivers update manually function.
5. Added language support for Czech, Danish, French, Hungarian, Portuguese Brazilian, Slovak, Spanish.

Driver Genius Professional Edition 2005 (Version: 6.0.1882) -- November 21, 2005

Bug fixes:
1. Fixed some small bugs.
Improvement:
1. Improved drivers update function, support more hardware.
2. Extended database, over 30,000 hardware records.
3. Our new drivers download site now is available, the download speed will be faster.
4. Improved drivers backup function. Support backup drivers in command line mode
5. Improved drivers uninstall function.
6. Italian language interface is available now.
7. Some fine changes.

Driver Genius Professional Edition 2005 (Version: 5.2.728) --September 15,2005

Improvement:
1. Arabic language interface is available now.
2. Korean language interface is available now.
3. Malay language interface is available now.
4. Some fine changes.

Driver Genius Professional Edition 2005 (Version: 5.1.915) --August 29,2005

Bug fixes:
1. The program hangs when backing up some types printer drivers.
Improvement:
1. German language interface is available now.
2. Added 3 mirror sites into the drivers download list, the download speed should be faster.
3. Improve drivers backup function.
4. Some fine changes.

Driver Genius Professional Edition 2005 (Version: 5.0.1082) --April 30,2005

Bug fixes:
1. Unable to backup drivers in Windows 98/ME safe mode.
2. Unable to backup the peripheral's drivers if the device is unplugged.
3. Fix for some small bugs.

Improvement:
1. Improve the compatibility of program in Windows server 2003.
2. Scanner, Printer drivers upgrade function is available.
3. Driver auto-setup program command line support.

 

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