DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3111 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.51
  • Total Downloads:
    14,114,928
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 18, 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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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 4 votes

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    out of 3111 votes

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5 stars

"Simple and effective"

March 01, 2015  |  By WatkinsSlight

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.51

Pros

Free,practical,no errors,very good.

Cons

Have not seen.

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1 stars

"TERMINATED MY COMPUTER!"

March 01, 2015  |  By Jayden#1

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.51

Pros

Simple cosmetic display

Cons

I could never get my computer to boot up again after updating my drivers with this program. I took it to a technician but to no avail. It's a mystery to me how Innovative Solutions makes another excellent program called Advanced Uninstaller that I have used regularly, yet this program is so destructive.

Summary

After updating my drivers with this program my computer started acting crazy. It also updated certain drivers that I did not authorize updating. Therefore, I rolled the drivers back to put my pc back the way it was. When I did so that was the end of my computer as it is now toast. If you want your computer to continue working PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THIS PROGRAM!!!

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4 stars

"Great product until"

February 23, 2015  |  By wizmann66

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.51

Pros

I have used this product for years and it has never messed up my computer. If driver doesn't work it uninstalls.I have used other driver programs and have always come back to driver max.

Cons

I was buying the year package but won't anymore because the have packaged with another program that i would not like. If they would make it available for there product alone again i would resume purchasing.

Summary

Until they go back to allowing you to purchase just their product i will purchase again.

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5 stars

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February 22, 2015  |  By vladish3

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.51

Pros

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Cons

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4 stars

"Seems to do what it says it will"

February 16, 2015  |  By radworks

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.49

Pros

Finds, downloads and installs drivers.
creates restore points

Cons

crippleware if you don't buy pro

Summary

It seems to be pretty good software

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5 stars

"Excellent tool for those who have technical knowledge"

February 14, 2015  |  By hhechter

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.49

Pros

Very simple to use.
Most of the time very accurate.
I have realized that most of the drivers that were installed in my quite old PC and laptop, were outdated.
It helped me to rejuvenate my computers.

Cons

Might install incompatible drivers, that might cause some problems.
An incompatible USB driver has caused that I was not able to access my PC with my USB based keyboard and mouse.
An immediate solution was to use PS2 based keyboard and mouse (which are not so common today, and most new computers are even not including PS2 sockets). Fortunately, my computer still contains these sockets, and I was able to find a PS2 based keyboard. Rolling back the incompatible USB driver has solved the issue.
Better solution would be to enable RDP in advance, before drivers update (assuming that you have at least 2 PCs/Laptops. And certainly, don't update both at the same time). Then, in the above case it would be possible to access the inaccessible PC via RDP.

Summary

I would strongly recommend it for those who have basic technical understanding and capabilities. Otherwise, you might have to spend some money on your computer technician.

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5 stars

"Invaluable & ever so simple to use"

February 11, 2015

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.49

Pros

accurate, fast, reliable, ituitive

Cons

that I did have use of the product, 10 years ago

Summary

I would recommend DriverMax to anyone who owns & runs a PC, as it is one of the most valuable tools for keeping my PC running smoothly.

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5 stars

"I've been able to do 2 updates a day for a week or 2!"

February 10, 2015  |  By courteauron

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.49

Pros

I get to update drivers for free!

Cons

I've had one that had to be rolled back out of countless others!

Summary

This has been by far the best Free Driver updater that I've used! It's quick & every day I can install 2 more if my drivers need updating! AWESOME PRODUCT!

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5 stars

"I haven't had a Blue Screen error since!"

February 08, 2015  |  By deb_gold

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.49

Pros

DriverMax finds all of the drivers that need updating on my 4 year old Lenovo laptop. It does it easily and quickly and the interface is clear and easy to understand and use.

Cons

I really don't have a con to provide!

Summary

I had started having blue screen errors, and I knew that was the beginning of the end! I learned about DriverMax and downloaded it more than a year ago. I downloaded every suggested driver update and I haven't had a blue screen error since! Truly amazing!

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5 stars

"A great tool that looks for something that you need"

February 07, 2015  |  By starwars

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.49

Pros

We all forget about our drivers, it takes too much time to look to make sure they are the best and most current available

Cons

Have not found one yet

Summary

a good program that saves you time and requires minimal effort.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.51
Starting with version 7.51 DriverMax features multilanguage support.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date February 18, 2015
Date Added February 18, 2015
Version 7.51
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.45MB
File Name drivermax_7_51_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,114,928
Downloads Last Week 29,035
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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