DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3080 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.9
  • Total Downloads:
    13,592,228
  • Date Added:
    April 28, 2011
  • File Size:
    5.53MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    35,916
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

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

    3.5

    out of 37 votes

    • 5 star 12
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 6
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    out of 3080 votes

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    • 4 star 836
    • 3 star 274
    • 2 star 161
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1 stars

"Useless and worthless"

June 21, 2011  |  By larrypgmr1

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.9

Pros

None what so ever.

Cons

Doesn't really work.

Summary

Skip it.

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2 stars

"Not the best"

June 21, 2011  |  By bhazzah

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.9

Pros

extensive drivers data base

Cons

limited freeware

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4 stars

"Keep your Drivers up-to date easily."

June 17, 2011  |  By sutt2m

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.9

Pros

Works with Win 7 and has a backup and restore feature.

Cons

Only two downloads a day for free users. Not all drivers work but its easy to role back to the previous installed.

Summary

This program takes a lot of hassle out of keeping your drivers updated.

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5 stars

"Es una utilería realmente sensacional."

June 16, 2011  |  By rgvaldelamar

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.9

Pros

Fueron detectados todos los drivers que mi computadora está utilizando y descargó en directorios individuales lo necesario para tener un back-up y/o poder restaurar alguno de ellos o incluso actualizar el S.O. y rápidamente reincorporar los drivers.

Cons

No he encontrado anomalías hasta el momento.

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3 stars

"Okay But Not Close To The Best"

June 16, 2011  |  By Music-Producer2010

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.9

Pros

It's not too much that I can say about DriverMax, I've used it for only a little while and it didn't really get the job done. A lot of the Drivers installed on my System it didn't even locate on my System at all.

Cons

Can't find all the Drivers on a System

Summary

I used this product for about a week or so and it just wasn't getting the job done when it came to detecting installed Drivers on my Systems. So far Driver Genius Professional is the best I've used this far. Unlike DriverMax full version it detects all the Drivers installed on my Systems and get the ones that need updating updated. What I like most about Driver Genius Pro is you can stop Driver downloads and always pick up where you stopped at every single time. Also you can download one Driver at a time or download them all in a single mouse click. In my own opinion Driver Genius Pro spank the pants off of DriverMax's full version at every single turn.

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4 stars

"Wonderful!"

June 11, 2011  |  By Rimootri

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.9

Pros

How wonderful to have a free product that automatically looks up the latest versions for ALL your drivers!

Cons

Only drawback is that there should be a caution for un-techie users about the fact that even though there is a new driver, it's not always recommended to install depending on their computer.

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1 stars

"You get what you pay for."

June 09, 2011  |  By zvweiss

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.9

Pros

None whatsoever.

Cons

Repeatedly unable to connect to database.

Summary

Don't bother. Save your time and energy.

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1 stars

"Forget it please."

June 04, 2011  |  By papa5100

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.9

Pros

It can scan for outdated drivers.

Cons

Too many to list.

Summary

When it first appeared it was nice, all attributes active; now they have decided to limit those attributes in the free edition and also limit the download of drivers to one a day.This app. went from the top of the hill to the very bottom in the blink of an eye.

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5 stars

"This is the best I found"

May 31, 2011  |  By Ronc303

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.9

Pros

Finds more updates than other free products

Cons

Not any I found

Summary

This is the best I found

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1 stars

"difficult and not free"

May 31, 2011  |  By ashadman

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.9

Pros

large driver database

Cons

not free, 2 drivers daily,account required,hell of trouble

Summary

difficult to use,requires a lot of work

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.9
Version 5.9 features improved virus protection.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date April 28, 2011
Date Added April 28, 2011
Version 5.9
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.53MB
File Name drivermax_7_45_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,592,228
Downloads Last Week 35,916
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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