DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3085 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.5
  • Total Downloads:
    13,765,265
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 05, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Your computer system's drivers tell your hardware and software what to do. Without up-to-date drivers, your system won't perform to its full potential and might even experience problems. Obsolete drivers can sometimes even leave vulnerabilities and security holes that have been fixed in updates that you don't have, and why? Because updating drivers is a nuisance falling somewhere between an oil change and a dentist's appointment, that's why; and it's worse still if you're the sort of user who depends on a PC yet has no earthly idea what goes on inside the box (and like it that way, thank you very much). So, get DriverMax from Innovative Solutions. This free cloud-based tool helps you download and install up-to-date drivers practically painlessly. You'll need to create a free user account to make DriverMax work.

DriverMax scanned our PC during setup and displayed our drivers in a compact view, with up-to-date drivers marked in green and those with available updates in red. The scan found eight available updates. We simply had to click Download to get the drivers, select More Options to view an information box with links to other drivers and options, or click a Help icon to access related information. The drivers all come from a variety of sites and often download and install in different ways, too, so the ability to view other available drivers and documentation can make a big difference.

When you download a driver in the free version of DriverMax, a Web page opens with information and a download link. The Pro upgrade downloads drivers directly within the DriverMax interface, but we don't have a problem with an intermediate step since "slow, steady, and careful" (and plenty of info) add up to trouble-free upgrades and smooth sailing from then on. Of course, you can also use DriverMax as a guide for updating drivers individually using their own programs (where available). DriverMax also backs up and restores your drivers (backup = good). DriverMax proved superior to similar driver maintenance tools we've tried, with a quality look and feel; we recommend it for users of all skill levels.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.2

    out of 92 votes

    • 5 star 23
    • 4 star 29
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 22
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 3085 votes

    • 5 star 1489
    • 4 star 839
    • 3 star 274
    • 2 star 161
    • 1 star 322
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1 stars

"driver download requires windows restore."

February 07, 2012  |  By chseder

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.5

Pros

The free program did find one driver I needed and it did work.

Cons

Afraid to install drivers it says I need as my experience is bad with each driver install attempt. It says the driver was installed, so I have no sound at all and on another occasion I have no keyboard and mouse.

Summary

Only install a driver you don't have and can't get anywhere else and never install drivers they suggest you need. The $29.00 I spent for Driver Pro is a tolal waste-don't throw your money away.

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3 stars

"very good product to update drivers"

November 16, 2010  |  By ih spector

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.5

Pros

found it very easy to install and update abd good way to update drivers

Cons

found a little problem with a section where it tells me updates vista and i have windoows 7 installed

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5 stars

"Excellent program. Full value!!"

November 16, 2010  |  By grmunn

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.5

Pros

Finds updates for drivers quickly and easily

Cons

Really haven't found any cons.

Summary

I think this is an excellent program, essential!

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5 stars

"Excellent produit de mise à jour"

November 15, 2010  |  By keltia_95

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.5

Pros

Mise à jour et utilisation du logiciel très simple et utile à condition de connaitre l'anglais !!!

Cons

Dommage que le site et les produits ne soient pas disponible dans une autre langue que celle d' origine : l'anglais ! car c'est sans doute se qui limite l' utilisation pour beaucoup !

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5 stars

"Superior product"

November 05, 2010  |  By senosen

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.5

Pros

Solved a major headache with Nokia drivers in 2 min...And I was using a unsigned driver downloaded from...Nokia itself!
Highly recomended but I think to think twice before upgrading system drives that are working ok.

Cons

I took me hours to find this superior product - I was looking for correct drives for my phone.

Summary

I logged in to recomend this software because it managed to solve a serious problem within Vista in just a few seconds.

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1 stars

"unnecessary piece of crap"

November 04, 2010  |  By chaz32048-2009

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.5

Pros

I thought it sucked.

Cons

It had me download driver" updates" that obviously were wrong for my PC.

Summary

After letting the scan run, I followed the instructions to update 2 drives. Upon doing so, things that had been working fine, weren't. So I promptly went to an earlier restore point which conveniently got rid of this crap-ware.

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2 stars

"Very limited "free "version""

October 29, 2010  |  By fitzmartin

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.5

Pros

Excellent online database.

Cons

Constant interruptions about buying the PRO version. The free version allows only 2 downloads per day. Interface somewhat confusing between the resident "agent" and the online database.

Summary

Severely limited free version of the program. Either pay up for the pro version or find a better alternative, if one exists.

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4 stars

"Most downloads are very good."

October 29, 2010  |  By marsman22

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.5

Pros

its fairly easy to use as i am an older user.

Cons

It is not easy to tell whether the download has always loaded,as screens over lap.

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4 stars

"a rare match: very professional AND great UI"

October 27, 2010  |  By sunlightforever

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.5

Pros

does what it should do, in a somewhat cumbersome way for the free use.

Cons

Awfully ridiculous 30 sec waiting time for every download with the free use. Gimme a break, that's not even remotely covering the fact that they regret (?) having free use around :P "Now we make you wait for 30 sec." is closer to the truth.

Summary

Would still think that this is the most impressive site out there if you want to get those drivers for free.

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5 stars

"Free and seems to do the job"

October 22, 2010  |  By jbakerr

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.5

Pros

The only free program I found that installs drives, too. No problems with the 4 updates so far.

Cons

None that I know of.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.5
Version 5.5 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date March 05, 2010
Date Added March 05, 2010
Version 5.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.45MB
File Name drivermax_7_47_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,765,265
Downloads Last Week 35,899
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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