DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3081 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.45
  • Total Downloads:
    13,665,547
  • Date Added:
    November 17, 2014
  • File Size:
    5.53MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    57,931
  • 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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    5.0

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5 stars

"Easy to use"

November 28, 2014  |  By Frazzledazz

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.45

Pros

Easy to use. Self explanatory.

Cons

No cons. I dont mind only being able to do two a day.

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5 stars

"Works Brilliantly, Very impressive"

November 14, 2014  |  By Pmac2k

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.44

Pros

It works nearly every time and for those times it doesn't choose the right driver the roll back procedure is faultless

Cons

Sometimes large driver files take a long time to download

Summary

I love this application I have used it on and off for sometime - there are occasional hiccups with the drivers it downloads but when it does pick something wrong it takes the feedback and doesn't seem to offer it again. Can't ask for more than that really!

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4 stars

"Pretty Good"

November 11, 2014

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.44

Pros

Works very well and back restore easy.

Cons

Limited drivers per day.

Summary

Software easy and functional to solve the drivers problems.

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4 stars

"It works for me"

November 10, 2014  |  By rscottbowman75

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.44

Pros

ease of use

Cons

None so far

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5 stars

"Great product, fast and easy"

November 09, 2014  |  By koshercol

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.44

Pros

Very easy to use and very thorough.

Cons

None I can think of.

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5 stars

"Pretty good"

November 08, 2014  |  By suomynonAx

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.44

Pros

Downloads and installs drivers that are pretty hard to find otherwise.

Cons

Only two downloads per day.

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5 stars

"For me, it is very suitable"

November 06, 2014  |  By kitschalti

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.44

Pros

Very needful application for my computer.

Cons

Nothing, its a great program!

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5 stars

"The best driver updater Todate.. and I've used them all"

November 06, 2014  |  By Reegan20

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.44

Pros

ease of use, quick and accurate

Cons

no real cons as such, occasional driver failure, but few and far between

Summary

Excellent value for money with peace of mind in keeping my pc up to date

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5 stars

"Easy to use"

November 02, 2014  |  By ladyrobina4

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.44

Pros

I have been a user of the free version of DriverMax for many years and found it to be a very reliable program. In all that time only about 5 driver installs were unsuccessful. The fact that the program offers to set a system restore point before installing a driver is a big plus.

Cons

The free version only allows 2 downloads per day, however this is not a problem for me.

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3 stars

"Free version is almost useless"

November 02, 2014  |  By Libra2u2

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.44

Pros

Two free drivers per day.

Cons

Cost to subscribe is too high. Sorry, for me it's no worth over $10/mo.
Most of the free drivers were old, incorrect, or part of a set of drivers for a device you rarely use. I took their list of outdated drivers and found newer or correct ones from the devices' websites. Some of the drivers rendered my hardware DOA. I had to go into the registry and remove the drivers then dl direct from manufacturers.
Annoying

Summary

I installed it then uninstalled it after 10 days.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.45
Starting with version 7.45 DriverMax features multilanguage support!
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date November 17, 2014
Date Added November 17, 2014
Version 7.45
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.53MB
File Name drivermax_7_45_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,665,547
Downloads Last Week 57,931
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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