DriverMax

DriverMax

Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3026 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
7.35
File Size:
5.04MB
Date Added:
July 11, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
13,003,956
Downloads Last Week:
31,149
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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    • 2 star: 161
    • 1 star: 315
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  • 5 stars

    "Driver Max Constantly Improving your Media to the Max!"

    July 11, 2014   |   By RayzorEdge69

    Version: DriverMax 7.35

    Pros

    Like the new free server constantly working on the free version.Notice the interface always changing meaning they are constantly trying to improve our media experience.@ Thumbs up on the effort.

    Cons

    Slow downloads on free version,I work on pc off and on restore feature on drivers sometimes you have to restore certain drivers in order or some fail even when they were previously working on pc.Maybe a order of importance on restore of drivers after putting on new op system

    Summary

    I constantly see Driver Max changing there interface learning like a Pc all the time the faults and errors of the growing media age. I am a dedicated Driver Max fan and constantly use it and refer it cause they are dedicated to finding out what make a pc work right and what makes it go wrong... so you get the best of both worlds knowing they are giving you the best drivers for your media products. 2 THUMBS UP DRIVERMAX KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

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