DriverMax

DriverMax

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3053 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
6.24
File Size:
5.52MB
Date Added:
March 19, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
13,300,029
Downloads Last Week:
34,896
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 3053 votes

    • 5 star: 1469
    • 4 star: 832
    • 3 star: 272
    • 2 star: 161
    • 1 star: 319
  • Current Version:

    1.9

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 5
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  • 5 stars

    "Worked flawlessly!"

    September 30, 2014

    Version: DriverMax 7.40

    Pros

    Identified all drivers out of date and updated everyone of them without issue.

    Cons

    It was a little confusing getting the Pro version started.

    Summary

    Worked kike a charm!!

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  • 4 stars

    "My problem solver !"

    September 30, 2014   |   By vancock

    Version: DriverMax 7.40

    Pros

    Very user friendly and safe.

    Cons

    When using the free version and you try to download a driver it shows you that it's going to take more than 50 min. This is just a trick for you to give up on the free version and obviously use the paid version To solve the problem you have to go to the previous window and back again hitting the free download button, and now it shows approx. 3 min to finish the download.

    Summary

    I've been using DRIVERMAX for many years now, and it solved many of my driver problems. Newer versions are more user friendly and suitable for beginners.

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  • 5 stars

    "So Goood !"

    September 27, 2014   |   By modimagic

    Version: DriverMax 7.40

    Pros

    - It can install and update all kinds of drivers
    - Displays already installed drivers with full details
    - Can identify unknown hardware too !
    - Provides multiple versions of any driver to install
    - Can rollback drivers if a problem occurs
    - Creates a restore image before installing a driver
    - I can backup and restore my drivers
    - Totally clean with NO ads
    - Its FREE !

    Cons

    None at all

    Summary

    We Love you.
    Drivermax is totally awesome.

    Please keep up the good work.

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  • 5 stars

    "Safe and easy to use!"

    September 25, 2014   |   By TehAgeless

    Version: DriverMax 7.40

    Pros

    Multiple versions of newest driver available.
    Ability and prompting to create a restore point on each new driver installation
    Very user friendly
    Ad free

    Cons

    Hefty wait time in between drivers as free user.

    Summary

    Good driver update utility software, I use it on every computer I work on. Even with the terribly slow wait time in between drivers I still recommend this to everyone I talk to.

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  • 5 stars

    "un des rares à détecter et remplacer les pilotes,RAS"

    September 23, 2014   |   By jeamarbq

    Version: DriverMax 7.40

    Pros

    seul gratuit du genre,détecte des nouveaux pilotes là où pourtant windows les "dits" à jour via le gestionnaire de périphériques,la version payante doit-être sympa et je l'a prendrai lorsque j'en aurais les moyens financiers....

    Cons

    le temps de recharge du compte gratuit,les deux 1ers vont vite,ensuite le temps s'allonge,mais c'est la contre partie de la version gratuite,et on peut très bien faire avec un peu de patience .. .

    Summary

    bien,complet,efficace...

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  • 5 stars

    "Great software to keep hardware up-to-date!"

    September 22, 2014   |   By solyrref

    Version: DriverMax 7.40

    Pros

    - Simple but nice interface
    - Smooth downloading
    - Simple installation
    - Makes it easy

    Cons

    - Driver backup should be normally accepted, not to be asked for (just in case you accidentally chose not to backup and it goes wrong

    Summary

    Years ago I already worked with DriverMax, but wasn't the piece of software it is nowadays. Too difficult, not as simple as it is now, too much work for updating. Updating drivers is made very simple! I've gone from another piece of driver-software to DriverMax (i thought it was the same uneasy piece of software it was years ago) and it found already more updates the other software didn't tell me. I had 6 driver-updates and in the Free version it made me a couple of hours because of the waiting time. Now i've updated those drivers it's easy to keep the others up-to-date. It's a simple and quick process, so now, after the negative thoughts years ago about the difficult processes within FriverMax, i'm fan of this software right now! Just easy and quick keeping my hardware up-to-date! Nice work!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Did the trick"

    September 18, 2014   |   By r007kit

    Version: DriverMax 7.40

    Pros

    Found unknown devices.
    Easy install all button if you like.
    Prompts for system restore points.

    Cons

    No Download All Button.
    User Interface could use an update.

    Summary

    Managed to install the Windows ActiveSync Driver that Microsoft was having a hard time with. All said I'm quite happy with my purchase.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very good software"

    September 17, 2014   |   By lahavyanai

    Version: DriverMax 7.40

    Pros

    You can get the latest hardware updates,You can easily go back to the previous driver,There's plenty of information of computer hardware that drivermax provides
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    Cons

    In the past I did not know how to use drivermax to update drivers in a safe way, today it is clear.

    Summary

    Thank you Innovative Solutions for enable hardware updates.

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