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New release: Driver Fusion 2.2

Driver Fusion 2.2 has been released and is available for download or update within Driver Fusion. This release features multiple performance improvements, improved health check results, and a more responsive interface. See below for a full list of all the changes made.

New features:

  • [Premium] Interface - Health check and driver family now show progress in the taskbar of Windows 7 and higher.
  • [Premium] Health check - The tooltip of the driver now includes the Windows error message when the driver install fails.
  • [Premium] Device control - Added a driver backup failed message in case the backup failed.
  • [Premium] Device control - The message shown when a driver install fails now includes the Windows error message.
  • [Premium] Device control - Added the authenticode information of the driver to driver overview.
  • [Premium] Device control - Community suggested feature - You can now also backup online drivers instead of only installed drivers. This enables you to download a driver without being forced to immediately install the driver.
  • [Premium] Settings - Community suggested feature - A new setting has been added so that a minimum driver signature can be selected for the drivers that are downloadable through health check or device control. The available options are none, signed, authenticode verified by a trusted publisher, authenticode, and WHQL.
  • Driver families - Added new categories and devices with a lot of new driver family entries to clean, such as devices and peripherals from Razer, Mad Catz, Synaptics, Dell, Epson, Lexmark, Kyocera, Brother and Canon. The existing driver families also have been greatly improved by adding a large number of new driver family entries.
  • Interface - All screens are now loaded asynchronous and do not block the user interface anymore during loading.
  • Interface - Longer lasting tasks, such as the health check and driver family scan, can now be cancelled.
  • Filters - Added a filter to show custom, existing or all filters.
  • Localization - Added 11 new languages: Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan) with special thanks to D. Hsieh, Yoruba (Nigeria), Punjabi (India), Nepali (Nepal), Maori (New Zealand), Lao (Lao P.D.R.), Khmer (Cambodia), Igbo (Nigeria), Hausa (Latin, Nigeria), Bosnian (Latin, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Mongolian (Cyrillic, Mongolia), and Marathi (India).
  • Health check - The tooltip of the driver now includes the provider, release date, version, and signature.
  • Health check - Changed the cursor of the driver backup destination icon to a pointer to better indicate that it is clickable.

Changed features:

  • [Premium] Health check - Drivers with a lower version number than the installed driver are now also allowed to be installed. This is especially useful when the older driver, such as the default Microsoft driver, has a higher version number than the newer driver shipped by the vendor.
  • [Premium] Health check - Increased the amount of drivers that can be downloaded for missing and outdated drivers through improved matching.
  • [Premium] Device control - Changed the color for missing devices and missing drivers in the colored bar.
  • [Premium] Device control - Improved the overall detection rate of device identifier by including the compatible ids of the device.
  • [Premium] Device control - The installed driver filter is now always located at the right side of the screen for consistency.
  • [Premium] Device control - Improved and the naming scheme and performance of backup.
  • [Premium] Interface - Renamed location at driver backup to destination to make it similar to health check.
  • Treexy account - It is now possible to register and sign in using your email address instead of a username. The existing usernames are no longer required and will be removed in the future. Remembered account details (if enabled) will automatically use your email address the next time you sign in.
  • Treexy account - Improved handling of sign in and sign out so that users have less chance of waiting for the server to reset existing sessions that are not closed correctly.
  • Interface - The filters and history data grid now automatically scrolls to the top when changing the selected item.
  • Interface - Screens that have success messages (such as resend email or reset password) now show a green notification upon success.
  • Interface - All dialog screens are now the same size.

Resolved issues:

  • [Premium] Health check - Updated the translations to give a more meaningful warning message. For example, no more driver install confirmation warning is given when only a driver backup is created.
  • [Premium] Product activation - The upgrade to premium label was not immediately hidden after license activation.
  • [Premium] Device control - Devices could in some cases not show any driver information even though there was a driver installed.
  • [Premium] Device control - Removing a backup in install driver did not refresh the content correctly.
  • [Premium] Device control - Install driver asked to select the online driver to install when the only available driver was hidden due to the active filter setting.
  • [Premium] Device control - Switching between the results of device identifier no longer has a delay.
  • [Premium] Device control - Reboot notifications could in some cases not show.
  • [Premium] Device control - The view all filter did not show phantom devices.
  • [Premium] Device control - The current search query was not reapplied after performing a scan.
  • [Premium] Device control - The state of related devices did not refresh when enabling or disabling a device that influences the state of related devices. For example, Bluetooth devices are usually related to a couple of other devices.
  • [Premium] Device control & health check - Driver backup could in some cases not detect all existing backups correctly.
  • [Premium] Device control & health check - The last used backup destination was not remembered correctly between device control and health check.
  • Interface - Localized dates were not displayed in accordance with the regional settings of Windows.
  • Interface - White pixels and lines shown on top of the window.
  • Interface - Inconsistent alignment of the text in the there are no items available entry.
  • Interface - Very slow sorting of columns in data grids with a large number of entries.
  • Driver family - The types of the driver families were not translated.
  • Health check - The first group in health check shifted up a few pixels as soon as the scrollbar appeared.
  • Health check - The animation of collapsing a group in health check could sometimes flicker.
  • Starting/closing - Unintentional closing due to invalid window positions being used to restore the window to.
  • Starting/closing - Sorting entries could in some cases, especially during an active scan, cause Driver Fusion to close unintentionally.


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New release: Driver Fusion 2.1

Version 2.1 of Driver Fusion is available for download or update within Driver Fusion. This release brings a fresh new look and more colorful design to the entire interface. We’ve also made the analysis feature, to find missing or outdated drivers on your system, available to free users after popular demand. Driver Fusion 2.1 also contains many other improvements. For a list of all changes, consult the full release notes below.

New features:

  • [Premium] Device control - You can now search for a device name to make it easier to find specific devices.
  • [Premium]Device control - Devices now show their own device icon instead of the device status icon. A colored bar, that represents the current device status, is now shown to the left of the device.
  • Health check - Community suggested feature - The analysis feature, such as finding all missing or outdated drivers on your system, is now available to free users. A premium license is required to download and install these drivers, or to create a backup of all drivers.

Changed features:

  • [Premium]Device control - Driver backups now store signature information in the backup information file (.3xy).
  • Health check - Community suggested feature - The last used backup location is now remembered. The backup location is also added to the backup locations of driver backup in device control.
  • Health check - Improved the algorithm for finding both missing and outdated drivers.
  • Interface - Health check is now the default screen when opening Driver Fusion.
  • Interface - The notification bar now automatically scales the text size in relation to the available space.
  • Interface - The menu has been redesigned to make it clearer and easier to use.
  • Interface - Slightly reduced the width of the resize grip on the edges of the window to make scrollbars easier to use.
  • Interface - On Windows Vista and higher, the native folder dialog is now used instead of the previous used folder dialog.
  • Manual - The manual shipped with the installer has been removed and replaced by an online manual.

Resolved issues:

  • [Premium] Device control - Selecting a device could occasionally select the parent of the device.
  • Health check - Performing a driver backup could in some cases freeze Driver Fusion.
  • Health check - Scanning for outdated drivers could in some cases freeze Driver Fusion.
  • Health check - A missing or outdated driver installation would sometimes fail to install.
  • Starting/closing - Several issues that caused Driver Fusion to close unintentionally.


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New release: Driver Fusion 2.0

This new release contains the most requested feature for Driver Fusion, namely an automatic driver updater! This feature can be found in health check under maintenance, together with the ability to automatically create a backup of all drivers. Driver Fusion 2.0 also contains many other improvements and resolved issues. Below you will find the release notes containing the other changes.

New features:

  • [Premium] Health check - Community suggested feature - Health check analyses your computer’s health and helps you to easily fix the detected issues. Its automatic driver updater is ideal for installing missing or newer drivers without having to worry about technical details. You can also use health check to create a backup of all installed drivers at once.
  • [Premium] Driver backup & online - Community suggested feature - The installed driver version is now displayed to easily distinguish between the different driver versions.
  • [Premium] Driver backup & online - Community suggested feature - Added a filter to hide the installed driver version from the available drivers that can be installed.
  • [Premium] Driver backup & online - Community suggested feature - The installed driver version and the backed up driver version (if any) is now displayed.
  • [Premium]  Device control - Driver files now includes the information file (.inf) and catalog file (.cat) from the installed driver.
  • [Premium]  Device control - Driver backups are now stored in an easy to understand folder name by including the device name and driver version.
  • [Premium]  Device identifier - Increased the amount of devices that can be identified as a result of multiple inquiries per device.
  • Filters - You can now use a file and directory browser to make it easier to select a file or directory.

Changed features:

  • [Premium]  Device control - Improved the performance of retrieving device and driver information.
  • [Premium]  Device control - Driver backups now store more data in the backup information file (.3xy) to improve filtering for devices.
  • [Premium]  Device control - Driver files now automatically wrap the text when it exceeds the available width.
  • [Premium]  Device control - It is now possible to enable and disable devices with encountered problems.
  • [Premium] Device control - Improved the performance of loading all devices by about 800%. This is especially noticeable on Windows XP and Windows Vista.
  • [Premium] Monitor - The interface is no longer disabled during initial loading of the screen. Loading is now also immediately finished when visiting the monitor screen again.
  • [Premium] Interface - In case of a network problem, the premium status is now only reset when going to another screen. This allows the user to continue with their current screen even though online features will be out of order due to the network problem.
  • History - The interface is no longer disabled during initial loading of the screen.
  • Interface - Improved the overall responsiveness of Driver Fusion.
  • Interface - The file sizes of empty files are now displayed as 0 KB instead of 0 B.
  • Settings - Renamed messages, located in the general section, to protection.
  • Settings - The system restore setting is now located under protection in the general section.
  • System protection - On Windows 8, system protection is now always executed regardless of the age of a previous restore point. This is now consistent with the behaviour from previous Windows versions.
  • Steam - Removed Steam Community Overlay integration as it was disabled by Valve.

Resolved issues:

  • [Premium] Device control - On Windows XP, a driver backup could in some cases not find a catalog file.
  • [Premium] Device control - On Windows Vista, driver information would sometimes be empty.
  • [Premium] Device control - On Windows Vista, a driver could in some cases not be downloaded.
  • [Premium] Device control - A driver backup was not saving the backup information file (.3xy) when the backup location was changed. This prevented Driver Fusion from automatically detecting the created backups.
  • [Premium] Device control - Several dates, such as the driver release date, were not displayed in accordance with the regional settings of Windows.
  • [Premium] Device control - Very short button flickering when selecting a different device.
  • [Premium] Device control - The backup and uninstall buttons were still visible when there was no driver installed.
  • Product activation - Adding an existing Driver Fusion Premium product code displayed the incorrect error message.
  • Starting/closing - Several issues that caused Driver Fusion to close unintentionally.
  • Steam - Fixed an issue with the Steam build that caused Driver Fusion to randomly close immediately after starting.


For all Driver Fusion Premium users, your installation will update automatically!

New release: Driver Fusion 1.9

Driver Fusion 1.9 has been released! The main changes of this release are the new driver online feature, many interface improvements and an improved driver backup. Below you will find the release notes containing the other changes.

New features:

  • Premium16 Driver online - In device control you can now download drivers for your devices with ease. This is not only useful for devices without drivers, but also if you want to update your existing driver. The online driver database is constantly updated with new drivers, but achieving a solid collection is going to take some time to complete.
  • Premium16 Driver backup - Community suggested feature - Driver Fusion will now ask you to select a backup location first. The last ten backup locations are automatically remembered.
  • Premium16 Driver backup - Backups made with device control now support information files with multiple platforms and operating systems.
  • History - The log and restore screen have been combined into a single history screen, allowing quicker access to common information.

Changed features:

  • Premium16 Device control - Devices are now sorted alphabetically for easier navigation.
  • Interface - Data grids now automatically wrap the text when it exceeds the available width.
  • Interface - The screen shown to users when premium is required now shows a link to activate a product when the user is signed in.
  • Interface - All dialog screens are now movable.

Resolved issues:

  • Starting/closing - Several issues that caused Driver Fusion to close unintentionally.
  • Interface - Several dates were not displayed in accordance with the regional settings of Windows.


For all Driver Fusion Premium users, your installation will update automatically!

New release: Driver Fusion 1.8

Driver Fusion 1.8 has been released! The main changes of this release are Windows 8.1 compatibility, many interface improvements and an improved driver family database. Below you will find the release notes containing the other changes.

New features:

  • Windows - Driver Fusion is now fully compatible with Windows 8.1.
  • Interface - Improved navigation to give you quick access to the controls in one convenient place.
  • Premium16 Device installation settings - In device settings you can now change if you want Windows to always install the best driver software from Windows Update.
  • Premium16 Device control - Improved design to make switching between devices and categories more visual and intuitive.
  • Premium16 Search engine - Added DuckDuckGo to the possible search engines within Driver Fusion.
  • Premium16 Monitor - Redesigned with a focus on improved readability and usability.

Changed features:

  • Driver family - The database of possible entries for NVIDIA display and AMD display has been updated.
  • Interface - The interface has been improved in many areas. Most notably are the Treexy account screens and the new menu for settings and signed-in users.
  • Premium16 Monitor - Support has been added for more hardware. This includes Intel Ivy Bridge E CPUs and the latest ASUS and ASRock motherboards.

Resolved issues:

  • Starting/closing - Several issues that caused Driver Fusion to close unintentionally.
  • Premium16 Device control - In some cases a backup could select the wrong digital signature.
  • Premium16 Device control - Driver information shows empty rows.
  • Premium16 Device control - File copy dialog shown when browsing a monitor.
  • Premium16 Driver family - Directory and file entries show incorrectly as lower-case.


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New release: Driver Fusion 1.7

Version 1.7.0 is here! This release of Driver Fusion focuses on improving the interface and user experience. The release notes below contain more specific details about the updates, changes and fixes that Driver Fusion 1.7.0 introduces.

New features:

  • Driver family - Driver inspection and driver overview have been combined into a single completely redesigned screen named driver family (named driver family because all driver versions are combined into one group, e.g. AMD display drivers). The redesigned interface includes a more spacious layout, icons and better navigation.
  • Category view - Instead of listing all drivers the driver family screen just shows the categories. This makes it easier to find the driver that you want to delete instead of having to search through the list of all driver families.
  • Details view - This view provides the list of all driver families just like you were used to but now with the new design of the driver family screen.
  • Notification bar - Hints and notifications have been combined into one simple notification bar at the top of the screen.
  • Steam - If you use Driver Fusion on Steam you can now launch Driver Fusion without having the Steam client running. To do so you need to run the Driver Fusion executable with the parameter “-nosteam” (without the quotes).
  • Hint navigation - It is now possible to pause hints. Previous and next buttons can be used to browse all the hints manually.
  • Premium16 Installed filter - Driver overview has been integrated with the new driver family screen. Installed drivers can now be filtered from the complete list by selecting the option to only show installed drivers.

Changed features:

  • No items available - Added an empty item text to lists that do not contain any items yet.
  • Manual and credits - Buttons have been added to the general settings to open the manual and view the credits screen.
  • Updated hints - Most of the texts have been updated, this also includes several new tooltips.
  • Verification - Resend verification will now return the user to the verification screen instead of returning to the main Driver Fusion window.
  • Multi removal - It is no longer possible to select multiple driver families by default. Experienced users can re-enable the selection of multiple driver families in the cleaning settings.
  • Progress indication - Backup and removal of driver family entries now indicates its progress in percentages.
  • Premium16  Monitor - Support has been added for more hardware. This includes Samsung SSDs, Intel Haswell and AMD Jaguar CPUs.
  • Premium16  Device control - Device control has been moved to the maintenance section instead of the computer section.
  • Premium16  Device driver backup - Backups made with device control now better adhere to the file structure as originally defined by the vendors.

Resolved issues:

  • Horizontal scrolling - Improved horizontal scrolling support, fixing certain settings being partially unreadable on small window sizes and devices having unnecessary horizontal scrollbars in device control.
  • Desktop backup - Fixed desktop backup showing ‘0 icons’.
  • Faulty log - Fixed a potential crash on Windows Vista when trying to load a corrupted log in the log screen.
  • Premium16  In-app update - Temporary update files would sometimes not be deleted. Driver Fusion now checks on startup if all temporary files from the last update were deleted properly.
  • Premium16  Device driver backup - Some files would not be incorporated in the restore procedure due to incorrect naming.

New release: Driver Fusion 1.6

Driver Fusion 1.6.0 has been released! The main changes include Steamworks integration and a new monitor feature. Below you will find the release notes containing the details about this release.

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New features:

  • Premium16 Monitor - The monitor feature gives you insight into your computer sensors, such as power usage, temperature and clock speed. The majority of devices from Intel, AMD and NVIDIA can be monitored.
  • Steamworks - We added Steamworks integration for the upcoming release on Steam.

Changed features:

  • Premium16 In-app update - Improved downloading algorithm for the updated files.
  • Social media - Added Facebook and Twitter buttons to the about screen.
  • Interface - The setting screens now automatically add vertical scrollbars when there is not enough horizontal space available.
  • Premium information redesign - The screen that is shown to free users when a feature is premium only has been redesigned for Steamworks integration.

Resolved issues:

  • Starting/closing - Several issues that caused Driver Fusion to close unintentionally.
  • Connectivity indication - The connectivity indication would incorrectly show internet access on some systems.
  • Interface - Dragging Driver Fusion would occasionally freeze Driver Fusion.

Release notes can also be viewed on the Treexy website here.

New release: Driver Fusion 1.5

Driver Fusion 1.5.0 has just been released! This release contains the much requested improved NVIDIA system driver entries. But that’s not all, for more information about the changes see the release notes below.

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New features:

  • Translations - We had a lot of help with improving the translations and we would like to thank the UGLTeam for improving the Georgian translation. Also, thanks to all previous translators for their continued support to improve the existing translations.
  • Premium16 Power information - In device control you can now find information about the power management state and capabilities of a device.
  • Premium16 Reporting - You can now generate a system report too. This report not only contains a summary of your system’s information and devices, but also all devices with their driver’s version and provider.

Changed features:

  • System drivers - The database of possible entries for NVIDIA display and NVIDIA PhysX system drivers has been updated! Thanks to everybody that contacted us by email or through the forum for helping to identify missing/new entries.
  • Enhanced removal mode - Improved the ability to delete protected, locked or in use directory entries.
  • Interface - All screens that require internet access now feature a uniform design.
  • Reporting - The maintenance action report is completely redesigned to improve print quality.
  • Premium16 Device identifier - Improved the ability to identify your devices. This is mostly noticeable for Intel processors.
  • Premium16 Device control - Improved the readability of several device and driver properties.
  • Premium16 Device control - Improved stability and performance. This is noticable mostly on Windows XP.

Resolved issues:

  • Starting/closing - Several issues that caused Driver Fusion to close unintentionally.
  • Custom filters - The buttons of the ‘add new filter’ dialog were not always visible.
  • Settings - Default values were not always set correctly.
  • Interface - Several small issues such as incorrect text wrapping and incorrect alignment.
  • Premium16 Enhanced removal mode - On some systems it was not possible to delete protected, locked or in use registry entries with Driver Fusion 1.4.0.
  • Premium16 Device control - Device and driver properties were shown even when they contained no information.
  • Premium16 Device control - Instability when quickly switching between two devices.
  • Premium16 Device control - Driver properties were not sorted correctly.

Release notes can also be viewed on the Treexy website here.

Driver Fusion review by FindMySoft

Frederick Barton from FindMySoft has recently written an extensive review of  Driver Fusion

Driver Fusion is the complete device and driver solution for your PC. It helps you to manage your hardware devices and assist with a complete uninstall of old system drivers in the easiest possible way. With Driver Fusion you can keep your PC running efficiently and effectively with advanced system driver removal, which even deletes those files, directories and registry entries that are left behind by the normal vendor uninstallers. By removing old drivers before installing new drivers you will ensure that your PC will reach its maximal potential and performance. Combined with additional features such as device driver backups, reporting, system protection, device identifier, custom filters and a desktop icon and resolution manager, Driver Fusion offers a complete solution to all your device and driver analysis and management needs.

He talks about what you can do with Driver Fusion and shares his thoughts on Driver Fusion. You can read the whole review, including the impression video, by opening the following link FindMySoft’s review of Driver Fusion.

Based on Driver Fusion’s interface, features and ease of use, it was rewarded with 5 out of 5 stars with an ESSENTIAL rating!

FindMySoft Driver Fusion 5/5 Stars Essential

How to translate Driver Fusion

Driver Fusion currently supports 57 different languages, but not all translations are complete yet. This guide describes how easy it is to translate Driver Fusion to your preferred language. The following steps are described in detail:

1. Prerequisites.
2. Adding a new language.
3. Translating into your language.
4. Submit to Treexy.

STEP 1: PREREQUISITES

Before you can start translating Driver Fusion, you only need to download these two items:

  • DriverFusionLanguages.zip, containing the translations currently used and a simple one-click converter (LangResX) to convert the translations file to the format used in Driver Fusion.
  • Zeta Resource Editor, a free application that enables you to edit the translation files.

Start by extracting the DriverFusionLanguages.zip file to a new directory, for this guide the directory C:\Languages is used. You also need to know the language code for the language that you want to translate. This can be found on the Microsoft website; several examples from that page are nl-nl, fi-fi, zh-hant-hk and en-us. We will use the xx-xx combination throughout this guide, where xx-xx is the language code you just looked up.

STEP 2: ADDING A NEW LANGUAGE

This step is only required in case you want to create a translation of a language that is not yet present in Driver Fusion. You can skip this step if you only want to update an existing translation.

To add new language to Driver Fusion, create a copy of the Language.resx file and rename it to Language.xx-xx.resx.

STEP 3: TRANSLATING INTO YOUR LANGUAGE

Open Zeta Resource Editor and click on open resources files, as depicted in Figure 1.

Figure 1

Figure 1Open resource files location in Zeta Resource Editor.

The easiest way to start translating Driver Fusion is to open Language.xx-xx.resx and Language.resx simultaneously. You can do this in the file opener by keeping the CTRL-key pressed and left-clicking both files. For this guide we opened Language.resx and Language.nl-nl.resx, as depicted in Figure 2.

Figure 2

Figure 2 – The English and Dutch language opened in Zeta Resource Editor.

The entries of the language you want to translate can be found in the right column, whereas the English language can be found in the middle column. Once you are done translating the entries in the right column, click on Save all files, as depicted in Figure 3.

Figure 3

Figure 3Save all files location in Zeta Resource Editor.

You can try your translation by running the LangResX application (found in the directory where you extracted DriverFusionLanguages.zip) to automatically process all resx files in the directory and generate the corresponding resources files. Copy the Language.xx-xx.resources file to the Languages folder of Driver Fusion. If Driver Fusion is not set to your language already, you can change the current language in the general settings.

STEP 4: SUBMIT TO TREEXY

If you want to submit your improvements to Treexy, you can send us an email at support+language@treexy.com with the resx file for your translation. We will include the translation in the next version of Driver Fusion and give you credit for your translation.

PRIMUS THEME by Treexy.