DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3067 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.43
  • Total Downloads:
    13,437,831
  • 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

    4.0

    out of 3 votes

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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 13,437,831
    Downloads Last Week 37,569
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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