DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3159 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.63
  • Total Downloads:
    14,699,925
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 22, 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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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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5 stars

"Excellent Driver updater"

June 30, 2015  |  By ladyrobina4

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.60

Pros

I love this program. It makes updating drivers easy. The driver backup function is also excellent.

Cons

Occasionally a driver needs to be rolled back, but DriverMax handles that effortlessly.

Summary

Love it.

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1 stars

"FALSE INFROMATION ON UPDATES."

June 23, 2015  |  By QuentinTarantino

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.59

Pros

I LIKE NOTHING ABOUT THIS PRODUCT, NOTING AT ALL, IT LIES.

Cons

ITS TELLING ME I HAVE 35 DRIVERS OUT OF DATE, YEAH RIGHT, HA HA.ALSO ADDS FALSE PROGRAMMES AND ADS.ALSO TRIED TO AUTO START IN START UP.

Summary

NOT WORTH THE FALSE RISK, YOU CAN CHECK YOUR OWN DRIVER UPDATES EASILY.

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1 stars

"2 FREE DWNLDS A DAY? ... B/S!"

June 14, 2015  |  By kowan09

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.59

Pros

not bad so far

Cons

did NOT live up to promise of 2 free downloads a day. That's FALSE ADVERTISING!

Summary

After a few days and 8 downloads, I was stopped from further downloads. It demanded me to upgrade to PRO to get more that 10 downloads per MONTH!

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5 stars

"Excellent Driver Update manager"

June 10, 2015  |  By atunis58041

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.59

Pros

One must be VERY careful when updating drivers, as it is very easy to bork your computer by installing an incorrect driver (which I have done)..Drivermax seems to have one of the best archive of drivers of any similar service, which helps to prevent the installation of incorrect drivers..Plus, it's easy to use, even for a novice.

Cons

I would counsel everyone to be careful when updating drivers, and, if possible, use more than one service to identify the correct driver before initiating an update. Even Drivermax occasionally gets the wrong driver, which can easily happen as there are literally millions of drivers available.

Summary

Over the years, I have used nearly all commercially available driver update software products, and Drivermax has been consistently the best service available. When I get a new computer, reinstall an operating system or look for new drivers, I always go first to Drivermax.

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5 stars

"Excelente produto"

June 09, 2015  |  By V_harry

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.59

Pros

Downloads sem problemas, rápido, transmite segurança com as opções que apresenta, tais como backup, criação de pontos de restauração.

Cons

Na versão gratuita informa que é permitido até 2 atualizações mas muitas vezes só permite uma

Summary

Até o presente momento parece ser o melhor software deste segmento.

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4 stars

"For free it's pretty good - shame about the malware."

June 08, 2015  |  By Roger Riley

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.59

Pros

Very easy to download and install - easy to scan your system - easy to see new replacement driver options - easy to back up your system and finally easy to download and install new drivers. I also like the inquiry afterwards asking whether the driver update had been successful.

Cons

Why does it have to come with malware for goodness sake? There has got to be a better way to justify a free program.

Summary

I really like it - it has helped me sort out a computer upgrade from Windows XP to 8.1 where old programs and hardware were no longer supported by the drivers I had.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.63
Version 7.63 adds three new translations: Brazilian Portuguese, German and French.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date July 22, 2015
Date Added July 22, 2015
Version 7.63
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.62MB
File Name drivermax_7_63_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,699,925
Downloads Last Week 23,940
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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