DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3159 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.6
  • Total Downloads:
    14,672,174
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 18, 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

    3.7

    out of 50 votes

    • 5 star 16
    • 4 star 20
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 6
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    out of 3159 votes

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    • 4 star 861
    • 3 star 276
    • 2 star 164
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4 stars

"Not too bad a product. Not always successful however."

December 05, 2010  |  By glorynight

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.6

Pros

I guess it should be good. Never really noticed much difference after updating my drivers.

Cons

Pro version should be free.

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5 stars

"Very good i like"

February 15, 2011  |  By gerrywest

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.6

Pros

Good and with no problem

Cons

Ease of download for driver

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1 stars

"Free demo? A joke! Scam to force a purchase"

February 12, 2011  |  By skytop111

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.6

Pros

Automated path to trouble

Cons

A tease that produces only wasted time. Pass.

Summary

This is nothing but a scam to get you to purchase without even providing a genuine trial. Adware was also loaded which is a problem to remove. Nasty!!!!

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4 stars

"You heave the best program"

February 11, 2011  |  By robert_kappel

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.6

Pros

I like very much yours program's

Cons

I like very much yours program's

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1 stars

"Not recommended. It's not free!"

February 10, 2011  |  By Niepolecam

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.6

Pros

One thing he does well: Sends information about your computer configuration.

Cons

Bad drivers for Windows 7 64bit. See the users comments on his site.

Summary

Waste of time.
Freely and quickly updated SlimDrivers.

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4 stars

"Good software."

February 05, 2011  |  By longshorts

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.6

Pros

A ready resource to update old drivers

Cons

Only two a day?

Summary

If it is "freeware", then not let it be a "come on" for a paid software.

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5 stars

"excellent program"

February 04, 2011  |  By kelnert

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.6

Pros

does exactly want I need

Cons

none what so ever

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4 stars

"Very handy to keep upto date drivers"

February 03, 2011  |  By gaib

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.6

Pros

So for I've had no problems

Cons

None so far as I ascertain

Summary

The free version works well enough for me.

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5 stars

"Best Thing Since Microwavable Popcorn"

February 03, 2011  |  By DanJer21

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.6

Pros

Lost audio on my laptop almost 2 years ago and searched for the proper driver and installed many FAKES that DID NOT WORK. Found DriverMax, ran it, Fixed my audio problem and many more issues that i never payed attention to. AWESOME!

Cons

Free version allows for only 2 driver downloads a day but have some patience and let DriverMax do its thing. NO CONS from me!

Summary

Install this program and many issues on your PC/LapTop WILL be identified and solved by DriverMax. It also offers a few other programs, I am also using because I trust DriverMax, that are extremely usefull. I love love love this program so far.

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1 stars

"nerve-recking"

February 02, 2011  |  By oldsoutherngirl

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.6

Pros

not sure of the pros

Cons

Isn't giving (me) anything I need. Just taking up memory on my system.

Summary

It could use an overhaul. Free or paid, it should do GOOD, not only use space. This is not an attack. Have been unable to find any NECESSARY/USEFUL file.

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4 stars

"Very useful for keeping drivers updated."

January 31, 2011  |  By eogg

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.6

Pros

Easiest way I have seen for updating drivers.No searching for the right driver.

Cons

Sometimes gets the wrong drive or language and a rollback is necessary.

Summary

The pros outweigh the cons.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.6
Version 5.6 increases download speed and improves driver quality.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date November 18, 2010
Date Added November 18, 2010
Version 5.6
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.62MB
File Name drivermax_7_63_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,672,174
Downloads Last Week 22,202
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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