DriverMax

DriverMax

Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3029 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.35
File Size:
5.04MB
Date Added:
July 11, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
13,039,648
Downloads Last Week:
28,787
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 3029 votes

    • 5 star: 1453
    • 4 star: 827
    • 3 star: 272
    • 2 star: 161
    • 1 star: 316
  • Current Version:

    3.5

    out of 4 votes

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

    "TOTAL ********!"

    July 30, 2014   |   By AM171

    Version: DriverMax 7.35

    Pros

    NONE, THE WORST!

    Cons

    I was installed the program and it was trying to install the intel graphics (r) driver onto my Windows 8 Intel Premium laptop and it made the whole system not work. I was installing it when the whole screen went blank. The screen is forever BLACK! What's worse thing is that now my computer thinks its fine, so a system restore won't occur (WHICH IS THE ONLY WAY TO SAVE IT FOR FREE). Now I have to take it into best buy and pay a lot of money to fix it. ********!

    Summary

    DO NOT INSTALL! SCAM!
    DOES NOT UPDATE YOUR OS,
    IT BRINGS IT TO THE DARK AGES!
    TOTAL WASTE OF TIME AND ENERGY!

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  • 4 stars

    "Really good software for my old laptop!"

    July 24, 2014   |   By vijets18

    Version: DriverMax 7.35

    Pros

    Really easy to use!

    Cons

    Takes a bit of time to wait for the download queue!

    Summary

    Helped me to update my driver software and all for free!

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  • 4 stars

    "Easy to use free software to update hardware drivers"

    July 24, 2014   |   By pjeetun

    Version: DriverMax 7.35

    Pros

    The software is easy to install and to use. It is free and once installed it is easy to update the drivers for the hardware on your computer. This is a great piece of software to have to keep your hardware updated and also to update an old computer.

    Cons

    You might need a bit of patience as the download queue times after the first couple of installations can be quite long (a few hours) but you can run the software in the background.

    Summary

    A very handy free software to update your hardware.

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  • 5 stars

    "Driver Max Constantly Improving your Media to the Max!"

    July 11, 2014   |   By RayzorEdge69

    Version: DriverMax 7.35

    Pros

    Like the new free server constantly working on the free version.Notice the interface always changing meaning they are constantly trying to improve our media experience.@ Thumbs up on the effort.

    Cons

    Slow downloads on free version,I work on pc off and on restore feature on drivers sometimes you have to restore certain drivers in order or some fail even when they were previously working on pc.Maybe a order of importance on restore of drivers after putting on new op system

    Summary

    I constantly see Driver Max changing there interface learning like a Pc all the time the faults and errors of the growing media age. I am a dedicated Driver Max fan and constantly use it and refer it cause they are dedicated to finding out what make a pc work right and what makes it go wrong... so you get the best of both worlds knowing they are giving you the best drivers for your media products. 2 THUMBS UP DRIVERMAX KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

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