DriverMax

DriverMax

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3047 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.40
File Size:
5.53MB
Date Added:
September 10, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
13,255,151
Downloads Last Week:
34,652
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

DriverMax Free Edition 7.29 scans, identifies, and updates your PC's hardware drivers automatically, one by one. It also backs up and restores drivers, keeps track of downloaded drivers, and identifies hardware without drivers. The freeware is limited to two driver downloads per day, at lower priority, and has other limitations compared to the Pro Edition.

Pros

Driver tune-up: A tune-up keeps your car running smoothly and reliably; updating your drivers does much the same for your PC. If updating drivers seems intimidating, DriverMax can take away some of the mystery.

Driver Ed: The freeware is fully functional, so the two-a-day limit is only an issue when you're updating drivers in batches. Nothing is stopping you from updating drivers the usual way (using the Device Manager), either.

Backup and restore: DriverMax can back up and restore your drivers, and it asks to create a Restore Point before installing new drivers.

Cons

Account required: You must create an online account to use DriverMax's Web-based tools. It's free, fairly unobtrusive, and relatively painless. But some users might care, so we're mentioning it.

Speed limits: Pro users have priority over free accounts in driver downloads. But a one-at-a-time, take-your-time approach to updating drivers usually means fewer crashes, conflicts, and blue screen errors.

Bottom Line

The free version of DriverMax has some limits compared to the Pro edition, but once you've updated all your drivers and set DriverMax on daily watch for new updates, you're unlikely to need to install more than two drivers at a time. For us, the most important thing is to know when updates are available, and DriverMax Free Edition does the job nicely.

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  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 3047 votes

    • 5 star: 1464
    • 4 star: 831
    • 3 star: 272
    • 2 star: 161
    • 1 star: 319
  • Current Version:

    5.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5 stars

    "Did the trick"

    September 18, 2014   |   By r007kit

    Version: DriverMax 7.40

    Pros

    Found unknown devices.
    Easy install all button if you like.
    Prompts for system restore points.

    Cons

    No Download All Button.
    User Interface could use an update.

    Summary

    Managed to install the Windows ActiveSync Driver that Microsoft was having a hard time with. All said I'm quite happy with my purchase.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very good software"

    September 17, 2014   |   By lahavyanai

    Version: DriverMax 7.40

    Pros

    You can get the latest hardware updates,You can easily go back to the previous driver,There's plenty of information of computer hardware that drivermax provides
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    Cons

    In the past I did not know how to use drivermax to update drivers in a safe way, today it is clear.

    Summary

    Thank you Innovative Solutions for enable hardware updates.

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