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DriverMax

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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
out of 3174 votes out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.23
  • Total Downloads:
    15,333,324
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 09, 2016
  • Price:
    Free

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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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2 stars

"Problematic"

June 13, 2016  |  By prikryl

2016-06-13 23:42:01  |  By prikryl

 |  Version: DriverMax 8.23

Pros

One need not care about the drivers, at least this is stated by the manufacturer. Indeed, tghis is true but with rather many exceptions (read the other reviews).

Cons

It updates some drivers in such a way that the device stops working (my mouse). Sometimes (but only sometimes) it recognizes the situatiom amd gets the old driver back (my keyboard) but it does not stop trying to update to the bad driver. To update my NVIDIA video driver I went to the NVIDIA web pages to get a working driver eventually as the driver installed by DriverMax did not work.

Summary

Not recommendable but I still have not uninstall it as I have no better alternative at this moment. Anyway, if something works (driver) why to update it?

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.23
Version 8.23 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date June 10, 2016
Date Added June 09, 2016
Version 8.23
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 5.37MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 15,333,324
Downloads Last Week 18,366
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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