DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3082 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    13,765,265
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 11, 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

    3.8

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 3082 votes

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    • 4 star 837
    • 3 star 274
    • 2 star 161
    • 1 star 322
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5 stars

"would not be without this program"

December 19, 2011  |  By fatmat8

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.1

Pros

total pro's all the way

Cons

no con's at all

Summary

this is most definitley the bee's knee's of program's

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1 stars

"As with many great intrenet pomises...a fail"

December 19, 2011  |  By lethal57

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.1

Pros

Cnet editor must be mad. this looks nice and promises much, but fails...its solution to out dated driver is a messengerme icon program (read spyware)...Not happy cnet after you gave this 5 stars.

Cons

Cnet editor must be mad. this looks nice and promises much, but fails...its solution to out dated driver is a messengerme icon program (read spyware)...Not happy cnet after you gave this 5 stars.

Summary

spyware ridden or will lead to it

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4 stars

"pretty good"

December 18, 2011  |  By franjocumagun

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.1

Pros

drivers that are loaded don't usually crash the system

Cons

free can only download 2 a day. i remember when it wasn't like that

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4 stars

"Does the job"

December 17, 2011  |  By bob3160

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.1

Pros

Easy to use.
accurate
fast
secure

Cons

I'll let you know when I find something....

Summary

Great program if you're interested in keeping your drivers up to date.

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4 stars

"Simple to use for the beginner"

December 17, 2011  |  By Davenpat

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.1

Pros

No more doubts about which drivers are the right ones to keep your system up to date.

Cons

Have't found any yet

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1 stars

"New Version SUCKS"

December 16, 2011  |  By billpatti

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.1

Pros

None now that it requires login info

Cons

Now they've killed their older versions by dening access to their servers forcing you to upgrade to the new version.
Then after you upgrade you must register on their web site before you can download or install any driver updates.

DON"T LIKE IT ANYMORE !!

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5 stars

"Works really well"

December 14, 2011  |  By RecklessRon1

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.1

Pros

Updates drivers as advertised. Seamlessly recovered from a bad video driver install.

Cons

I wish they would remove downloaded drivers from the to-be-installed queue when you've run the installation and their quality control asks if it installed correctly (if it did I really don't need to have those files still in the queue where I might just try to re-install them!)

Summary

I've used the FREE version of this product for about 2 months and I love it. During that time I have updated about 12 drivers. Only 1 failed and it seamlessly backed out of the change. A couple of weeks later a newer version of that drive was out and it updated my video display properly. I find the limitation of two drivers per day something that I had no problem living with. When I first got it I NEEDED a driver for an old modem and got it first. After that I just updated a couple of drivers every few days until my system was up to date.

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5 stars

"Nice interface"

December 14, 2011  |  By Thomas_Burn

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.1

Pros

they recently changed the interface. the old one was confusing to me, the new one is much easier

Cons

they should have made the current interface from the beginning

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5 stars

"The fastest way I could find to get drivers"

December 14, 2011  |  By NetManiac1983

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.1

Pros

Very very easy. Downloads drivers fast!

Cons

Free version is good but you have to wait a bit.

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5 stars

"Very nice program"

December 13, 2011  |  By RobVillig

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.1

Pros

It always finds the BEST drivers. I have downloaded drivers for a device that didn't work for ages - DriverMax made it work.

Cons

I had to pay for the paid version, because I didn't have the patience to use the free version.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.1
Version 6.1 features a new download engine, a new design, and a lot of useful updates.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date December 11, 2011
Date Added December 11, 2011
Version 6.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, 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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