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DriverMax

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.14
  • Total Downloads:
    15,166,185
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 08, 2016
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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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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1 stars

"This app (DriverMax) can be your trap !"

February 06, 2016  |  By hrakleitos

2016-02-06 08:22:59  |  By hrakleitos

 |  Version: DriverMax 8.14

Pros

Occasionally and by accident, this app (DriverMax) can upgrade a few drivers.

Cons

DriverMax can lead you to a trap. In my case, I excepted to upgrade the
default Bluetooth driver of Microsoft. So I installed the Bluetooth driver of
Bluesoleil, which BT Driver had been by DriverMax introduced. After the
installation Bluesoleil's BT driver I was surprised. A " warning " window of Bluesoleil opened and I was informed, that I had to pay during the next
30 days. After the uninstallation of Bluesoleil's BT driver I realized, that
I couldn't use again the default Bluetooth module of my OS. The same
problem you can face, if you download the Bluesoleil's BT driver
from any web page.

Summary

After that, I can't understand, how is possible DriverMax to get four stars to five!

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1 stars

"Just try to uninstall this. See what happens...nothing."

January 11, 2016  |  By domino3665

2016-01-11 12:17:02  |  By domino3665

 |  Version: DriverMax 8.14

Pros

I wish I had some good things to say about this. It gave me some false hope. I guess THAT'S something.

Cons

DriverMax loaded some bad updates. I had to do a Windows recovery to reset me video driver. (Try doing THAT when your display is jacked up.)
When I tried to uninstall DriverMax, it simply would not go away. It kept coming back with little reminders to reinstall it.
I Googled this program to find how to uninstall it. I found MULTIPLE references describing DriverMax more like MALWARE than helpful software.
But my BIG question is: why does the Download Editors' Rating give this questionable software 4.5 STARS?!!

Summary

PASS on this one. Run away!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.14
Version 8.14 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date January 07, 2016
Date Added January 08, 2016
Version 8.14
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.83MB
File Name drivermax_8_other_clean.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 15,166,185
Downloads Last Week 3,808
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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