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DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3165 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.67
  • Total Downloads:
    14,818,256
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 20, 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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  • Current Version

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5 stars

"Great tool, no nagging appearance."

August 20, 2015  |  By KenworthyLeete

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.67

Pros

Familiar feeling, very humane Simple appearance, gave me tremendous pleasure to work

Cons

None I can think of.

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1 stars

"I used this before and worked flawlessy....not so again"

August 18, 2015  |  By russrob84

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.66

Pros

This product worked great the first time I used it and bought a subscription.

Cons

The second, it did not authorize me for premium download, and charged me three times. I contacted support and they told me they refuse to refund me, knowing full well it was a mistake and even recognize it as a mistake. They sent me an email saying we refuse to refund you "best regards" Wow really!! Also their support is done by this fake call center type setup, which is actually most likely them hiding behind a "I just the middle man policy" which I why they belive ripping off customer is ok. Screw you avante gate and drivermax.

Summary

Their are much better alternatives than this junk software. I used another program that works great, and is much more reliable with the payment system. That was perfect updater and the company is clever bridge, they always treated me with respect and acknowledged my issues when I did contact them. Not play the run around game and that flat out deny my claim like I wasn't overcharged by their terrible proccess. Also driver max driver database is vastly inferior to perfect updater, perfect updater does take longer but get the exact manufacturer driver for you device even if is not native to the os, like when I upgraded to win8, with win xp and win 7 based computer. I was I didn't try driver max due to perfect updater being a little slower in downloading. I wish I stuck with the best instead of this trash. I never leave reviews on sites, but had to worn other,stay away from these scum, they literally care nothing about making customer feel right or honoring their mistake in overcharging.

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5 stars

"I always use DriverMax update all drivers."

August 17, 2015  |  By J.joes

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.64

Pros

Few error I thought.

Cons

Realtek PCIe GBE V10.002.0703.2015 can not work for my computer.

Summary

I'll use it ever.

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3 stars

"Needs Work"

August 16, 2015  |  By Hellfrost1

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.64

Pros

Onlny had this a week but I installed the two drivers allowed per day for a maximum of 10 for the month.
Finds Drivers that IOBit Driver Booster did not. However....

Cons

It does not check them as carefully as IOBit. Two drivers caused issues n had to be rolled back which makes me wonder about the System Drivers that are not as easy to check their functionality. Other drivers were the same as what i had installed but with the name written slightly different. One driver had a newer date but the version number was much older.
Every time you install a driver, it gives a popup which you can snooze for only an hour then it comes back insisting that you give feedback on the installed drivers. This is hardly enough time to thoroughly test the new driver. Also, I found a folder marked upload that had copies of my drivers that did not need updating. This would imply that they are getting their drivers from peoples computers rather than from the manufacturer's websites.

Summary

In short. Needs work on both the UI and the driver confirmation system. I prefer to know my drivers are correct rather than installing something that apreas to be close that someone else my have force installed on their computer that isn't even the right driver.

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5 stars

"I Love it!"

August 13, 2015  |  By CyndyHN

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.64

Pros

So easy to use.
Does exactly what I need it to do.

Cons

I haven't had any issues at all with the program.

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5 stars

"Excelente software y buena compatibilidad de drivers"

August 10, 2015  |  By miroku981

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.64

Pros

Es el unico programa de descarga de drivers con la bilbioteca mas amplia. Nunca tuve ningun problema. Además, cuando queres hacer backup de drivers no solo guarda los archivos .inf como otros softwares, sino que tambien hace backup de la interfaz que controlan los drivers, tales como paneles de control Realtek, Nvidia, Intel, Asus, etc.

Cons

En mi experiencia he encontrado 2 puntos en contra sobre este programa:
1. Los puntos de restauración son muy pesados.
2. Si no lo compras, solamente se pueden descargar 2 drivers por dia.

Summary

Mas allá de lo dicho antes, este programa es realmente muy bueno. Si podes adquirilo premium te a servir de por vida si sos técnico en reparación de PC.

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4 stars

"Great Software"

July 24, 2015  |  By culerus

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.63

Pros

Keeps my drivers up to date, it detect changes before Windows Update or any other standard tool. No Spyware, No malware, No Spam

Cons

Well... The free version allow me to download just 2 drivers per day... but I think thats fair :(

Summary

Must try

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5 stars

"The best of its kind that I've tried - quick and secure"

July 24, 2015  |  By Philip_Goddard

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.63

Pros

(paid for version)
** Fast downloads
** Straightforward trouble-free one-click batch installation
** Security - version of each found driver shown, and option to find alternative versions
** Security - the after-installation / reboot questionnaire ensures that any issues or doubts are reported at once, which suggests that Innovative Solutions are really on-the-ball in maintaining / developing this program.
** Program startup - option for it not to start automatically with Windows, which is great as I don't want it hanging around using resources when actually I want it to scan only once a week or month (haven't decided yet).

Cons

('free' version)
** Of course, the tiresome limitations of that version (limit on number of downloads per day / month and a crippled download speed)
** A rather shabby trick was, when I uninstalled the 'free' version during my series of trials of different programs, my browser was opened on a page offering me a supposedly unrefusable low-price offer to persuade me to buy a licence. That very low price turned out to be just the price for ONE MONTH - not a year as one would reasonably expect - so it was not at all a bargain, and I promptly closed that mischievous page! That behaviour was effectively dishonest, and Innovative Solutions should be ashamed of themselves sinking to that sort of shabby behaviour, seeking to trick people into purchasing.

(paid-for version)
** The price is a bit high for me really.
** I couldn't find a means of selecting a group of listed drivers for batch downloading, so had to successively click on the Download button for each required driver.

Summary

I'd run into a problem with SlimDrivers, which had started irretrievable misbehaving on my system (uninstall and careful clean-up, then reinstall failed to fix it), so then researched very carefully online before finally settling on DriverMax despite its being a bit pricey for me. Despite its slowness and obstructions in the 'free' version, I was impressed even then by the way it went about the downloading and installing, and giving proper details of the downloaded drivers.

With the paid version, it just sailed through the remaining fairly long list of drivers that needed updating, and with only one non-critical installation failure. I'd never had that sort of experience before with driver updates!

It would be most constructive for people to regard the 'free' version with good grace as simply a particular type of trialware, and it would be better if Innovative Solutions actually described it thus. Then there would surely be less criticism of that version.

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5 stars

"Me ayuda a encontrar los drivers correctos"

July 19, 2015

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.62

Pros

se encuentra drivers efectivos y rapidamente sin necesidad de buscarlos en toda la red y mas aun descarga rapidamente...!

Cons

en la version free solo se permite 2 descargas por dia y no todos contamos con version free por cuetiones de tarjetas de credito y otra cosa q se actualiza mucho el programa y no se nota mucho cambio de imagen..

Summary

DriverMax es la mejor herramienta para buscar los controladores o drivers correctos para tu pc y sobre todo q son garantizados de q funcionen en tu equipo y no te dan problema de uso y mas aun que sus descargas son muy rapidas su gestor de descarga y servidor son muy buenos no tienen ningun tipo de falla y no se han caido temporalmente como otro servidores..
Muy buen programa nos ayuda siempre y mas en momentos de apuros :D

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5 stars

"Great Program"

July 11, 2015  |  By Lonsumlvr

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.61

Pros

fixes outdated drives

Cons

free version you can only download two files per day.

Summary

it a great working program

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.67
Version 7.67 adds three new translations: Brazilian Portuguese, German, and French.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date August 20, 2015
Date Added August 20, 2015
Version 7.67
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.59MB
File Name drivermax_7_67_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,818,256
Downloads Last Week 26,749
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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