DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3140 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.56
  • Total Downloads:
    14,383,801
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 23, 2015
  • 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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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Malware, malware, malware"

April 23, 2015  |  By SJVD1980

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.56

Pros

None so far

Cons

You need to install some maleware with the software. A big no-no.

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1 stars

"Contains Virus"

April 21, 2015  |  By ianleblanc

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.55

Pros

none i can think of

Cons

contains virus "Riskware/OpenCandy" in ocsetuphlp.dll

Summary

Dont install - let alone even download.

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4 stars

"DriverMAX found a driver that I couldn't find"

April 12, 2015  |  By roshamendra

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.54

Pros

finds driver quickly and accuratly

Cons

allows only two downloads per day.

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4 stars

"Driver Update Program That Does its Job"

April 10, 2015  |  By MrTheSuperMarioBros

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.54

Pros

Free version allows you to update 2 times per day( 24 hrs)
30$ for two years seems like a good price if you want to install more than 2 drivers a day
Huge Driver Database
Ignores Updates and lets you know how many drivers need updating
Pro version only, but if you have pro it allows you to view the source of your driver it found and it also has many other sources and older drivers so if a newer driver fails you can use them to install an older driver of your device

Cons

Sometimes finds the wrong driver for your computer and it will cause bluescreens if you install the mistake driver. If something went wrong you can always tell them and they usually correct the issue in their latest updates. Usually this happens when you install a new driver or device that hasn't been in your computer before( its a bug every program has those).
Every time you use this software it makes a schedule task that makes it boot up each time if you do not disable it making it annoying if you do not want it running 24 7.

Summary

Good program that has bugs but if you can forget it making some mistakes and it always wanting to increase your startup time, this software is good free or paid

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5 stars

"best software"

April 09, 2015  |  By studmatt1

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.54

Pros

download drivers in order to keep them going and keep them up to date.

Cons

not allowed to download unlimited drivers like the pro users.
only allowed to download 10 drivers per month.

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5 stars

"small resource user"

April 08, 2015  |  By planetaryqdsc

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.54

Pros

small resource user

Cons

Not too many words to say.

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5 stars

"Best software ever"

April 07, 2015  |  By DINESH7291

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.54

Pros

Detects all the drivers need by the computer without any hassle

Cons

2 downloads per day would be the con

Summary

A very good piece of software,Highly Recomemded

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5 stars

"Device driver updater? Drivermax. Period."

April 06, 2015  |  By marcelospera

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.54

Pros

Drivermax is the ONLY software that finds drivers for all my devices AND the drivers WORKS! And I have tried the competition, believe me. Driver Genius, Driver Booster, Driver Manager, all these... But some drivers doesn't work or some devices has no driver. Only Drivermax does it all. Only Drivermax worth your money. Don't trust me. Try it and see yourself. And then thank me. And Drivermax, of course.

Cons

The software is great but I would love it even more if it was 10 or 15% cheaper.

Summary

Excellent driver library. Fast download and installation. Safe and reliable.Backup your drivers. Asks you about the new driver funcionality.

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5 stars

"The best driver software ever"

April 05, 2015  |  By DINESH7291

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.53

Pros

The software detects all the hardware which needs driver update,saving us time by not searching for each driver individually.
Everything could be done in 1,the user interface is very simple and functional

Cons

The free users only get 2 downloads per day,if can get atleast 5 downloads per day would be very useful.And make the software really desireable

Summary

The best software i have used,been using this software for more than 4 years and never looked back not even once.Highly recomended.....

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5 stars

"Fuss free update"

April 04, 2015  |  By rattcatcher

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.53

Pros

Quick, easy and identifies outdated drivers I wouldn't have found manually.

Cons

UI is a little dated.

Summary

Found and updated 19 outdated drivers on my Asus P7P55D Pro based PC. Quick and easy thanks to the Pro version's batch mode. No fuss and no issues.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.56
Version 7.56 of DriverMax increases the download speed for both FREE and PRO users.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date April 23, 2015
Date Added April 23, 2015
Version 7.56
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.48MB
File Name drivermax_7_56_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,383,801
Downloads Last Week 34,147
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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