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DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3165 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.7
  • Total Downloads:
    14,787,450
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 15, 2011
  • 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

    2.9

    out of 35 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 14
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 12
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 3165 votes

    • 5 star 1535
    • 4 star 861
    • 3 star 277
    • 2 star 164
    • 1 star 328
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1 stars

"Sucks ****! Cannot get it to work."

March 22, 2011  |  By windago7816

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.7

Pros

Can't get it to work

Cons

Thought it would do what it is advertized to do. It doesn't

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4 stars

"good 4 the price"

March 15, 2011  |  By dark41969

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.7

Pros

has many drivers 4 the computer. & it will automatically locate them just 2 keep the computer updated. & it is ez 2 use. not complicated w/ 2 much tech jargon.

Cons

it didn't have the driver 4 my hp printer that is about 5 years old. i lost the disc & i thought this would solve the problem.

Summary

u can't argue cuz it's free(even tho it prompts 4 a premium version @ a cost). very useful software.

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5 stars

"DriverMax 5.7"

March 10, 2011  |  By leedgilbert

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.7

Pros

it does what it said it will do . fix your drivers.

Cons

no cons: no cons:

Summary

it fixed my 2 dell laptops . and now they are running better

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4 stars

"Easy to install, use, recommend"

March 07, 2011  |  By birdofparadise2

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.7

Pros

Quickly identified out of date drivers, listed them, gave me options about what to do. Effortlessly downloaded new drivers. Secure knowing up to date. Help information excellent!

Cons

None so far, only used it for a day and on the free system can download and install 2 drivers per day!

Summary

Well worth installing for peace of mind optimal running.

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4 stars

"Free version does what it's supposed to"

March 06, 2011  |  By golfgirl8350

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.7

Pros

Straightforward, good instructions, usually finds the most current driver download

Cons

>Not all downloads are successful.
>Program asks immediately if there were problems but there isn't a -way to know
>After install, It's not simple to go back and re-run the check for driver updates to see if your installs show up as the most current

Summary

DriverMax helped me update 90% of my drivers. I tried another free upload program (Drivers For Free) and it was only moderately successful, showing several outdated drivers as up to date, and installation was difficult to complete. DriverMax is far superior, even when you can only upload two drivers a day for free.

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5 stars

"Beyond any expectations!!!"

March 05, 2011  |  By Will_Hoffmann

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.7

Pros

This program found all my drivers including windows was having a hard time to identify. Solved all my drivers problems with a few clicks.
You can backup all your drivers

Cons

None at all

Summary

Another pro is that the PRO version allows you to use it on ANY number of computer so you can even split split the price - with is only U$ 39.00 for 2 years - less than $ 2.00 a month.
And you can save a lot of time and money - I was going to buy a new router cause the connection wall crashing all the time but all I needed was to update my drivers.

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4 stars

"easy to use"

March 05, 2011  |  By debbee96

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.7

Pros

easy to use

Cons

wish did more

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3 stars

"Could be useful"

March 05, 2011  |  By CalLMeCoors

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.7

Pros

Lets you save a backup of your drivers

Cons

Would not go to download site

Summary

The best thing I could see is that you can backup your drivers but that is all I could get the program to do and it did not solve my problems

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1 stars

"Not worth your time.."

March 03, 2011  |  By mypurpleplace

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.7

Pros

If you run the FREE version you can go into your Device Manager and update the drivers yourself since DriverMax will show you which drivers need updated.

Cons

I bought the Pro version & updated all my drivers. Or so I thought. I keep getting some drivers that will not accept the update. There is NO phone to call this company & they do NOT answer emails. Money back guarantee? Don't think so.

Summary

Cons...Drivers I updated keep saying they are out of date. If I go through my device manager it says the driver is already updated. SO I keep getting conflicted suggestions. Also DriverMax will say one version is needed to update. After I update a driver that version it will jump to another update version. SO then you switch & it goes back & forth non-stop. I emailed company to get my money back. It slowed down my system & totally messed it up. I am having to do a total restore! Still waiting to hear back form the company. No phone to call. SKIP THIS ONE!!!!

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4 stars

"Easy to use: you ever will find the newest drivers"

March 02, 2011  |  By Ernestorw

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.7

Pros

It is very easy to renew drivers.

Cons

In the free edition you can only download two drivers a day which is boring when you reinstalled hardware.
Boring, too is the advertising.

Summary

Reliable renewal of all drivers so I would recomment DriverMax

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.7
Version 5.7 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date February 15, 2011
Date Added February 15, 2011
Version 5.7
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 5.59MB
File Name drivermax_7_67_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,787,450
Downloads Last Week 26,432
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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