DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3070 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.44
  • Total Downloads:
    13,493,001
  • Date Added:
    October 30, 2014
  • File Size:
    5.52MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    38,900
  • 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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5 stars

"Peace of Mind"

October 29, 2014

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.43

Pros

1. Free
2. Thorough
3. Virtually Ad-Free
4. Noninvasive
5. Does not install unwanted software
6. 2 Free driver downloads a day
7. Asks for feedback after download & installation
8. Premium and Free are not overly gaped
9. Offers trail version of premium for fair amount of time
10. Simple and easy to use (including GUI or Interface)

Cons

1. Must pay for certain premium features
2. Free version not "as" thorough as premium
3. Too simple for the more Tech advanced

Summary

10/3 In favor of "Pros". This program is; easy to use, has a simple and easy to understand menu and interface, is as thorough as can be, and is-best of all-free. There are those who would wish for more advanced options and features, and those who cannot wait 24-hours, but for keeping your drivers updated; you can't beat it. If I could honestly afford to pay for the premium I would,but not for the features. I would do so just out of respect for what the company has already done.

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1 stars

"Very intrusive software"

October 24, 2014  |  By hickoryshirt

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.43

Pros

Sure it finds more drivers than most others,but at what cost?

Cons

This software is not worth the time it takes to download. It finds lots of drivers and downloads quite fast if you buy the paid version. However my experience is that many of those drivers are non Windows certified and do not work. Many times the software wants to re-download the driver over and over again! Plus if you try to roll those updates back to the originals you end up with devices with no drivers at all! What a mess. I had to restore to get my system working properly!! Plus all the emails they send are equally hard to stop. The option to unsubscribe link leads you no where. I finally had to email their company and complain mightily My advice is to stay away from this company.

Summary

Shame on Download.com for recommending this trash!

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5 stars

"Most Reliable Driver Updation Tool"

October 22, 2014  |  By original crab

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.43

Pros

no other tool in market allows trust and updating 2 drivers per day for free.
almost all driver updation tools wants them to pay after scanning.
DriverMax am using for 6years thru various pc's ,n it stayed on as favourable n customer friendly for almost 6years now than many 1 year wonders that comes n go down in market.
it also made sure after gaining popularity not to put it as bundleware n carried on with the principle n its a brand now.
very simple but proper interface as I should put it comes with a direction to computer makers what are current trends of hardware to assemble.
I don't have that much money to roll out 35$ on a day flat out to buy a software,but DriverMax provides the opportunity for less fortunate people like us to update 2 drivers per day for free.10days 20drivers.

Cons

none from my part

Summary

brilliant tool for driver updates with good marketing mantra.

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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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5 stars

"It's a pretty good product"

October 15, 2014  |  By EckhardMays

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.42

Pros

It's a pretty good product

Cons

I can't think of one bad thing.

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5 stars

"Fabulous solution for me"

October 13, 2014  |  By KempelHandal

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.42

Pros

I loved the file format selection and the ease of use.

Cons

I have no cons on this program

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5 stars

"Worked flawlessly"

October 12, 2014

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.42

Pros

Updated drivers that showed errors in Device Manager that the MB manufacturer didn't update correctly.

Cons

none so far

Summary

Most of the driver managers that I have found are a combination of advertising, malware with the installation of the drivers as a side line. This product focus's on actually updating the drivers as its primary responsibility and it works.

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1 stars

"Used Drivemax to update driver on laptop Bad result."

October 12, 2014  |  By woodyee

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.42

Pros

Easy to install on Windows 8. Attractive desktop icon; CNET downloads set you free from worry. BUT-

Cons

During install of FIRST downloaded update, the screen went black, with no toolbars or mouse control visible. Tried to reboot in safe mode to no avail. HP screen comes up on boot, then goes black before logon screen comes up.

Summary

Not everything you find with high Editor ratings, will work the way you might assume. Use caution. I'll never use Drivemax again. I couldn't use it right now on my laptop, even if I wanted to.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.44
Starting with version 7.44 DriverMax features multilanguage support!
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date October 30, 2014
Date Added October 30, 2014
Version 7.44
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.52MB
File Name drivermax_7_44_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,493,001
Downloads Last Week 38,900
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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