DriverMax

DriverMax

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3038 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.38
File Size:
5.53MB
Date Added:
August 19, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
13,125,706
Downloads Last Week:
28,224
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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    out of 3038 votes

    • 5 star: 1459
    • 4 star: 828
    • 3 star: 272
    • 2 star: 161
    • 1 star: 318
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  • 5 stars

    "Best Driver Update Software"

    August 20, 2014   |   By Flipbr

    Version: DriverMax 7.37

    Pros

    Best Drive Updater Software
    Fast with Pro
    Easy Using

    Cons

    To bad only 1 Month Update for 19,90$ the best option is 1 Year for 39$

    Summary

    The Best Drive Updater Software I Use

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  • 5 stars

    "Best Driver updater out there!"

    August 17, 2014

    Version: DriverMax 7.37

    Pros

    Fast
    Efficient
    Easy To Use
    User Friendly

    Cons

    Cant find any!

    Summary

    Brilliant download, does what it says on the tin, and does it very efficiently!
    Well worth getting hold of!

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  • 1 stars

    "Best driver updater"

    August 17, 2014   |   By rgrun

    Version: DriverMax 7.37

    Pros

    It is easy to use,
    Lets you back up and restore drivers if needed
    It will load with window and check automatically or shut that off and do it on your schedule

    Cons

    PUPS on install although they are easy to decline

    Summary

    I went paid with this as it is so good and I can update my drivers all at once. It is well worth the subscription

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy to use keeps all drivers up to date."

    August 17, 2014   |   By BrandonH2210

    Version: DriverMax 7.37

    Pros

    Takes the pain out of finding driver updates.
    Fail Safe: allows you to roll back drivers and or create restore points.

    Cons

    Free version is limited to updating one driver at a time.

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  • 5 stars

    "#1 Free hardware update software for a reason"

    August 15, 2014   |   By Dr. Roman

    Version: DriverMax 7.37

    Pros

    Just a small list of personal likes:
    1) Simple and easy-to-use user interface.
    2) Never bugs me with notifications.
    3) Fetches updates from reliable sources.
    4) Free version does an honest search and doesn't claim my laptop is from the Stone Age and only Pro version can bring it back to the present.
    5) Backs-up your drivers prior to installation of new ones.
    6) Get a quick and easy survey after installing a driver in order to rate the driver's reliability (less chance of downloading a corrupt driver for everyone).
    7) It's free.

    Cons

    A few cons:
    1) If not careful, installing this software will install other potentially unwanted software.
    2) If you're updating multiple drivers, free version users, get ready to put your patience to the test. After the first two downloads, the queue will become hours, not minutes.

    Summary

    Overall a great driver update software that has earned it's place at the top.

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  • 5 stars

    "5 Stars Considering it's FREE!!"

    August 12, 2014   |   By eViLAnGeL1

    Version: DriverMax 7.36

    Pros

    It really does a great job. It does not limit you as to how many downloads you can do either. The downloads do get slower with each consecutive one, but still it's better than what the competition is offering. It is one of VERY few programs out there that is NOT forcing you or tricking you into downloading their program, after giving you some sales pitch about how you can download as many drivers as you want for free. DriverMax and SlimDrivers have been about the best I've seen so far.

    Cons

    The downloads take progressively longer with each one, which kind of sucks, but what do you expect for FREE?

    Summary

    It's still definitely worth using this program, in my opinion. The driver updates were correct and the most up-to-date, the price was right (FREE!), and they weren't continually pushing their paid version on you.

    Updated on Aug 13, 2014

    I've continued to have great success with this awesome program. It has found some drivers that I had hunted endlessly for, and had come up with nothing. It has made my life much easier. This program may even be worthy of considering purchasing the full PRO version of! In my original review I had compared DriverMax along beside SlimDrivers, but I would have to say that while SlimDrivers had come up saying that all my drivers were up-to-date, DriverMax was reporting approximately 12 out of date drivers.

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  • 4 stars

    "Absolutly Great"

    August 07, 2014   |   By DarkLInku111

    Version: DriverMax 7.36

    Pros

    Always Keeps you up to date on all the software that you need for your hardware
    fast and easy
    quick download and installation times

    Cons

    the non-pro version waiting times for downloading are extremely long

    Summary

    A great program for anyone who wants their hardware software to always be up to date.

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  • 5 stars

    "Not a single issue - Windows 7 running like a dream!"

    August 07, 2014   |   By Treasuress4207

    Version: DriverMax 7.36

    Pros

    User-Friendly interface. Easy to follow instructions. Uses minimal system resources, and is unobtrusive in operation. Locates for you the most up-to-date drivers relevant for your particular system, without the need to hunt the internet for them. Lets you choose which drivers you really want to update/install and allows you to disregard any you don't feel are important. Quick download and installation of new drivers. Allows for the setting of a system restore point prior to installation of each and every driver, just in case there happens to be an issue, making it easy to troubleshoot if the need arises. I have never had to use system restore points to recover, as I have never had a single issue installing the suggested drivers.

    Cons

    The unpaid version I'm using has a short delay before download, but hey - for a product I've not paid to use, I'm absolutely not going to complain about waiting for a few minutes.

    Summary

    The highest possible recommendation for an outstanding product. Perfect for both advanced and novice computer users with an easy to operate interface and clear and concise instructions. Zero risk to your system, this program allows the setting of a restore point prior to installing each and every driver, so that if by some chance you do encounter a problem, it can be undone in a flash. Fast in all respects - download/setup of restore point/installation. Unobtrusive with no irritating popups, and takes up very minimal system resources. Definitely a product I would not be without!

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  • 0 stars

    "Installation has virus MalSign.Generic.AB7"

    August 05, 2014   |   By 7raivis

    Version: DriverMax 7.36

    Pros

    Do not hold on cnet infected files.

    Cons

    The file is infected.

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  • 1 stars

    "Totally screwed up my Windows 8.1 laptop"

    July 31, 2014   |   By de1565

    Version: DriverMax 7.35

    Pros

    NONE. My computer is no long working the way it was.

    Cons

    It's a scam. Tech support does not respond to emails.

    Summary

    Purchased the Pro version to update my drivers on my Windows 8.1 Laptop. Bad move on my part. Now none of my USB ports work. I tried to do a system restore and this also fails. My laptop is slower now then ever before. If you do this GOOD LUCK !

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