DriverMax

DriverMax

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3043 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.38
File Size:
5.53MB
Date Added:
August 19, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
13,166,084
Downloads Last Week:
28,174
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 3043 votes

    • 5 star: 1461
    • 4 star: 830
    • 3 star: 272
    • 2 star: 161
    • 1 star: 319
  • Current Version:

    3.8

    out of 5 votes

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

    "It fixed my video card problems"

    August 31, 2014   |   By JamesJames7

    Version: DriverMax 7.38

    Pros

    Device Manager is a way to manage devices and you can even attempt to update drivers, but even when it says your drivers are up to date, they are not. However, DriverMax did find more up-to-date drivers and it fixed a major blue screen of death problem I had with a video card.

    Cons

    The wait-time for downloading is unreasonable. Each time there is a download, an hour is added to the wait. At one point, I waited 6 hours get a driver.

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  • 1 stars

    "Beware. It often gives false information"

    August 28, 2014   |   By Vanillaman

    Version: DriverMax 7.38

    Pros

    It scans and find `possible' driver updates only.

    Cons

    Be extra careful what it recommends you to download. It cut off my Wireless connection and I have had to use the Ethernet cable ever since.

    Summary

    Dangerous and may cause damage to your computer.

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  • 5 stars

    "John Asada"

    August 28, 2014   |   By John_Asada

    Version: DriverMax 7.38

    Pros

    The best among driver support software. I have been using this software for almost 6 years. Every time I format a computer I don't worry about the hardware driver, I just only need a internet connection and boom I complete my installation though I only have a free user account, I just patiently waiting for the download time and sometimes I took days for finish.

    Cons

    No bad comments. Only because I have a free user account and limited only to download one of a time. The problem with unsupported driver it happens before to me while using drivermax, but now it is more improve to the new version.

    Summary

    I'm dying to have a Pro account. I wish someday I would be a Pro User of Drivermax.
    I recommend this software to all my friends. Thank you drivermax for giving me convenience on searching drivers.

    By the way my
    Cnet account email address is coolits023@yahoo.com
    Drivermax account email address is jxcoolbiz@yahoo.com

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  • 4 stars

    "Awesome Tool For Anyone's Toolkit"

    August 28, 2014   |   By Rowan-Mor

    Version: DriverMax 7.38

    Pros

    - Comprehensive drive analysis is a must for first time OS installs!
    - Restore point creates peace of mind

    Cons

    - Free version is SLOW. I signed up for the 30 day subscription to Pro which vastly speeds up up the process.
    - Some drivers did not install the first time requiring extra steps

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  • 5 stars

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    August 27, 2014   |   By rokodil

    Version: DriverMax 7.38

    Pros

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    Cons

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