DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3159 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.31
  • Total Downloads:
    14,708,374
  • Date Added:
    May 09, 2012
  • 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

    4.4

    out of 164 votes

    • 5 star 106
    • 4 star 41
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 10
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 3159 votes

    • 5 star 1531
    • 4 star 861
    • 3 star 276
    • 2 star 164
    • 1 star 327
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3 stars

"Good software for driver updates."

May 17, 2012  |  By Ledesma20

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.31

Pros

you can get driver updates for free.

Cons

It's full of adware, popups that you can't get rid off.

Summary

I will use for now but might uninstall when I find a better software.

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5 stars

"Great product - Easy to use"

October 07, 2013  |  By caviarico

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.31

Pros

I keep all my computers and laptops up to date with DriverMax software. No guessing, no having to figure out anything. DriverMax does all the work for you. Just scan your computer and follow the directions DriverMax gives you. Couldn't be easier!

Cons

None that I know of

Summary

Easy to use and fool proof operation. Can't get better than this!

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5 stars

"Driver MJax is an OUTSTANDING software product"

September 21, 2013  |  By caviarico59

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.31

Pros

Easy to download, easy to use and scan my computer. Driver Max tells me exactly which programs I need to update. My computer was crashing. After Driver Max updating the drivers, the issue was resolved.

Cons

None known.

Summary

Incredibly easy and aficient program to use!

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5 stars

"Outstanding product...and it's free!"

June 12, 2012  |  By bsperlazzo

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.31

Pros

I already know how to update drivers, but DriverMax still finds things that I don't find! It makes it quick and easy to update my drivers with only a few clicks of the mouse. And it's free!

Cons

After updating, I usually get a brief feedback survey on what I just installed, but I don't always know yet if everything is working right. So, I don't always know what to say.

Summary

I wouldn't give it up -- it's a great program!

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1 stars

"Must have an account. No verification email sent."

June 12, 2012

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.31

Pros

No pros. Can't use.

Cons

They require an account. They require you to verify the account. Even after 10 request to send a verification email to me, no emails show up in the inbox or the spam box.

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4 stars

"It's really very helpfull"

June 11, 2012  |  By hasan1969

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.31

Pros

When I bought new PC with original Windows 7 Ultimate I got problem with Chinese-made PAD which drivers isn't supported by the system then I found DriverMax! It has helped me found the right driver which Windows 7 didn't. Now I can connect it to my PC. DriverMax, it's really very helpfull!

Cons

The only thing that I dislike about DriverMax that it's limit the free user to download only 2 drivers a day. As in my case I need not only 2 so I use other similar free with unlimited driver download like Driver Identifier!

Summary

That's really amazing!

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4 stars

"great program"

June 11, 2012  |  By Ian Hendry

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.31

Pros

keeps you up to date

Cons

nothing worthwhile

Summary

well worth the effort

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5 stars

"fantastic piece of kit"

June 11, 2012  |  By wouldyou

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.31

Pros

consistantly gets things very very right first time of asking by the scanning process programme built in, always felt easy about updating thro' this pc app although very rarely incompatibilties sometimes do occur with driver download installation, if this happens you can always identify the offending driver & do a system restore thro' the application.

Cons

nothing really to say albeit the above paragraph, needless to say i have complete faith in the app.

Summary

SUPERB PROGRAMME!

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4 stars

"excellent product"

June 11, 2012  |  By AAGUDELOG

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.31

Pros

Ideal to keep the drivers up to date

Cons

It requires a package of languages; Spanish in my case

Summary

Only lacks it the language pack

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5 stars

"Great way to update your drivers!"

June 11, 2012  |  By vpwdoc

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.31

Pros

--Easy to use
--Free version works great

Cons

--Only 2 downloads a day with free version

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5 stars

"Used for years with success and gratefulness..."

June 11, 2012  |  By zlicky4455

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.31

Pros

Reliable updates with more timely drivers than any other I have tried (or bought!) in the ppast. Would not do without-FAST AND ACCURATE AND KEEPS MY OLDER COMPUTER RUNNING AT MAX!

Cons

Once in awhile drivers can crash system or not really work (some audio deivers will not let you have sound and a wireless update stopped me from accessing the Internet!) But that is why you ALWAYS should backup before downloading, and this softwares rollback capability to previous versions is superb. 90% PLUS OF MY DOWNLOADS WORK JUST FINE-PAY ATTENTION TO THE RATINGS TOO WHEN DECIDING TO UPDATE A PARTICULAR Driver.

Summary

i HAVE FOUND NO OTHER SOFTWARE-FREE OR OTHERWISE, THAT IS AS GOOD AND ACCURATE AS THIS. A MUST FOR MY COMPUTING NEEDS! Used the free version for years on all my computers.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.31
Version 6.31 now groups hardware devices that use the same driver. This makes DriverMax a lot easier to use.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date May 08, 2012
Date Added May 09, 2012
Version 6.31
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.63MB
File Name drivermax_7_64_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,708,374
Downloads Last Week 23,940
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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