DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3069 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.43
  • Total Downloads:
    13,454,339
  • Date Added:
    October 17, 2014
  • File Size:
    5.52MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    37,569
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8

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

    3.6

    out of 5 votes

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1 stars

"Very intrusive software"

October 24, 2014  |  By hickoryshirt

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.43

Pros

Sure it finds more drivers than most others,but at what cost?

Cons

This software is not worth the time it takes to download. It finds lots of drivers and downloads quite fast if you buy the paid version. However my experience is that many of those drivers are non Windows certified and do not work. Many times the software wants to re-download the driver over and over again! Plus if you try to roll those updates back to the originals you end up with devices with no drivers at all! What a mess. I had to restore to get my system working properly!! Plus all the emails they send are equally hard to stop. The option to unsubscribe link leads you no where. I finally had to email their company and complain mightily My advice is to stay away from this company.

Summary

Shame on Download.com for recommending this trash!

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5 stars

"Most Reliable Driver Updation Tool"

October 22, 2014  |  By original crab

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.43

Pros

no other tool in market allows trust and updating 2 drivers per day for free.
almost all driver updation tools wants them to pay after scanning.
DriverMax am using for 6years thru various pc's ,n it stayed on as favourable n customer friendly for almost 6years now than many 1 year wonders that comes n go down in market.
it also made sure after gaining popularity not to put it as bundleware n carried on with the principle n its a brand now.
very simple but proper interface as I should put it comes with a direction to computer makers what are current trends of hardware to assemble.
I don't have that much money to roll out 35$ on a day flat out to buy a software,but DriverMax provides the opportunity for less fortunate people like us to update 2 drivers per day for free.10days 20drivers.

Cons

none from my part

Summary

brilliant tool for driver updates with good marketing mantra.

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3 stars

"Good stuff, does what it says and simple to use, Kudos!"

October 18, 2014  |  By Alonznet

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.43

Pros

easy to use and always works great.

Cons

only 2 downloads a day dispite the fact that on the upgrade to pro page it says unlimited daily downloads for both free and pro (a blue check mark in both collums), that typo needs to be fixed its missleading ;). example: http://www.drivermax.com/driver/buypro.php?drivermax_version=7.43&sit=0&promotion=DRIVER-INSTALLER

Summary

so fix your missleading info and increase daily downloads for free users to a few more per day and id give this 5 stars, but as is only getting 3.

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4 stars

"Helped a lot, worth the price"

October 18, 2014

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.43

Pros

Updated 16 drivers in no time. Easy to use.

Cons

Caused one driver to stop, but it was easily fixed.

Summary

I was getting a lot of BSoDs in Windows 7. Some were due to old drivers in my 2 year old machine. DriverMax took care of it easily after I reloaded Windows. Buy the Pro upgrade to save a lot of time.

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5 stars

"Great product, works perfect"

October 18, 2014  |  By coenepat

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.43

Pros

Drivermax finds a lot more updates than other software. I bought Driver Booster just before i found this program and DriverMax found 10 more updates. Even in the free version it's a god product, you only need a bit more time because of the download limit of 2 downloads a day.

Cons

Found no cons so far. Ok, there is a max downloadlimit of 2 a day but hey ... it's free.

Summary

Great product, eayse to use, works perfect.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.43
Version 7.43 allows everyone to download driver updates without the need to create and validate a user account.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date October 17, 2014
Date Added October 17, 2014
Version 7.43
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.52MB
File Name drivermax_7_43_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,454,339
Downloads Last Week 37,569
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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