DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3081 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.93
  • Total Downloads:
    13,765,265
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 29, 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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3 stars

"It is a pretty good program"

August 28, 2011  |  By wouwenaar35

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.93

Pros

It is easy to use

Cons

The free version is really slow.
It downloaded a bad driver for APC (Drivermax paid Version)
The paid version is too expensive to make mistakes

Summary

I would just as soon use System Mechanic and their version of driver update as part of the many things does

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4 stars

"Does what it says"

August 27, 2011  |  By vgraybeard

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.93

Pros

Scans; finds what you need; gives choices (I would recommend).

Cons

Free version is a bit awkward (but you get what you pay for).

Summary

I don't concider myself all that tech savvy and I was able to use it. Free version slow going if you are in a hurry and need a lot of drivers;
but still good. My guess is that the full version would be great.

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4 stars

"Free version worked for me, 2 per day x 3 days"

August 24, 2011  |  By RecklessRon1

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.93

Pros

Found 7 drivers that needed to be updated and updated them, 2 per day, without any problems

Cons

Limit of 2 per day plus I had to sign up (free) and didn't expect that.

Summary

What can I say? I updated drivers for my VGA card, my monitor, my ethernet card, 2 audio drivers and a couple of others. The updates worked as promised, although I did need to let it run in the background for several hours longer than the 24 hour period to get it to download, which wasn't a problem. It didn't cause any grief and now my drivers are all updated. Note: I did get all my drivers from authorized sources and they all installed seemlessly.

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2 stars

"It's like Malware - Ads pop up daily"

August 16, 2011  |  By Jump

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.93

Pros

None....................

Cons

What a convoluted POS. Never got this to work correctly AND I had to register to get this program to work IN ADWARE Mode!!!

Summary

If you like advertising popping up every day trying to sell you a product - load this program.

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2 stars

"Complicated pain- that's what you gert for free"

August 10, 2011  |  By NEVEITT

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.93

Pros

Only one is getting to slowing download the outdated drivers.

Cons

Although the pro version looked pretty nice and simple, the free version was a pain in the ass. It said two-a-day but after a few days you were lucky to get one to download.

Summary

While most companies will give you a taste of what you can get with a trail version, Driver Max spits on you an says look at what you could get. I fill like Rodney Dangerfield "No respect!"

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3 stars

"Working at least."

August 09, 2011  |  By uhada

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.93

Pros

I get the nice drivers which Windows 7 can't find

Cons

Ugly design and annoying advertise pup-ops once a week.
Every driver download is happening manually and so slow in this free version.

Summary

The application does what it's supposed to, but it does it slowly and clumsy.

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3 stars

"A good program but with errors"

August 04, 2011  |  By 12dave34

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.93

Pros

downloads updated drivers fine and states they are installed. 95% true

Cons

although it states the update drivers have been installed, no changes have been made and old drivers are still there

Summary

Reasonable program

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5 stars

"the only driver updater to use"

August 04, 2011  |  By fatmat8

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.93

Pros

one stop shop for updating all your drivers

Cons

none at all

Summary

really is the best driver updating program

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4 stars

"The paid version is an excellent product"

August 03, 2011  |  By DACrouch

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.93

Pros

This product does as well as I expected.

Cons

No significant negatives.

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5 stars

"DriverMax does what it claims. I'm happy!"

August 02, 2011  |  By Skydiver01

 |  Version: DriverMax 5.93

Pros

There's a robust community with DriverMax. DriverMax and the community help to ensure you use up to date drivers and drivers that work properly.

Cons

None I've seen so far.

Summary

I'm very happy with DriverMax. So far, it does what is claimed of it. It is very informative and seems to be thorough.

I purchased the DriverMax PRO version and I feel I'm getting my monies-worth from it.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.93
Version 5.93 improves driver quality for Windows 7 computers.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date July 27, 2011
Date Added July 29, 2011
Version 5.93
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
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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