DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3155 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.33
  • Total Downloads:
    14,607,334
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 14, 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

    4.6

    out of 32 votes

    • 5 star 22
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
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    out of 3155 votes

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    • 4 star 860
    • 3 star 276
    • 2 star 164
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5 stars

"AMAZINGLY AWESOME!"

June 20, 2012  |  By desilynn79

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.33

Pros

finds drivers that windows update doesnt, for example i just had an issue with my soound card and the disk that came with it said that it didnt support my platform.. ( windows 7 ) i previosly had the drivers and everything was working fine. idk what happened but i re-installed drivers with drivermax and everything works fine on the same old sound card! i was happy because i didnt have to llocate and purchase a new one that is compatible with windows 7...

Cons

not applicable

Summary

you wont regret downloading and using this product. its free and works. finds most rare or hard to find drivers. on the free program you get 2 driver downloads a day should be sufficient for the average home user... if not purchase a license ( small fee compared to the blessing this software provides and the relief of hassel and headache!) there are several license options. pick the one thats right for you or your budget. you will be pleassantly amazed by this product. i swear by it. i h would have been lost many times without it.

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5 stars

"Best free driver downloader I've found."

June 20, 2012  |  By sgenes

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.33

Pros

I have tried several other programs that claim to be free but they never seem to find a single driver to download. I have even paid for programs that can't seem to find anything more than what Windows Update provides for free. For most home users the two free downloads per day should be sufficient. If not, pay a little extra and download to your heart's content.

Cons

None really.

Summary

I highly recommend this service to everyone who wants to keep their computer running at its greatest potential. Always do a system backup just in case something goes wrong and you will be as pleased as I am with DriverMax.

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4 stars

"Simple to use and effective"

June 20, 2012  |  By kiwidruff

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.33

Pros

It provides a list of updates with a single button press. Working well on a Windows 7 computer running 64 bit

Cons

None that I have found yet

Summary

I would recommend trying this program.

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4 stars

"The Best of its Kind..."

June 19, 2012  |  By johnwhite71

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.33

Pros

1. Scans for out of date drivers, providing a list of previous, current, and in some case beta, or hard to find.
2. Consistantly updates the data base to provide most current drivers as well. In addition, the option to see reviews of reliability before download and installation of.
3. Ability to backup the drivers in zip format. Save hours of changing disks, hunting down drivers for simple install after reformatting your computer or if a driver has become corrupt.
4. Generously allows 2 downloads per day with the FREE Edition of the Program.

Cons

1. Still in constant development. Occassionaly provides links to incorrect drivers as a result.
However, this is where some common and inrw

Summary

As mentioned, so far, one of the best of its kind, S=s

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1 stars

"'Free' = Disappointing! Look elsewhere."

June 19, 2012  |  By jlmiller33

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.33

Pros

Have no idea. Maybe 'Pro' is ok, but not my experience with 'Free'.b

Cons

Register? - Yuk. 3-click operation to start a driver download - Why? Then download fails, everytime. And why have a wait time for 'Free'. A gimmick to get you to spend money. DriverMax should spend some to get a HP Gen8 server, or Sun M4000.

Summary

At least SlimDrivers Free works (most of the time).

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5 stars

"Simply the Best! Incredible!"

June 19, 2012  |  By JohnnyBee

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.33

Pros

DriverMax identifies all of my device drivers and finds the updates for all of them when they become available! It is a blessing to have such a high quality updater that I can always count on! I have tried a half dozen of DriverMax's competitors and NONE of them are as thorough!

Cons

It is confusing for a specific driver when it changes its version numbers to what may go from a 6.1.023 to a 1.012.204, for example. I would like to see a brief explanation given in these instances. However, over time, I have realized that DriverMax has NEVER steered me wrong! NEVER!

Summary

DriverMax is intuitive to use and straight forward. It is a tool that is a MUST for every computer, if you want to keep it running in tip top condition. My utmost congratulations to the develpoers of DriverMax!!!!!!! Thanks for being there for me!

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5 stars

"Great free utility software"

June 19, 2012  |  By gorropochito

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.33

Pros

Easy to use. It has all the drivers I'd need it. I have been using these software for over three years, since then I has been able to update, all of my laptops and hardware.

Cons

For the free version. Even doubt it only let you download two drivers a day, I was able to get my laptop up today in a few days.

Summary

If I was able to get the full version, I would buy it. It is a good software to have in hand.

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5 stars

"excellent software!"

June 19, 2012  |  By atunis58041

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.33

Pros

very fast and accurate. has large library of drivers to draw on.

Cons

none that i can find

Summary

the Cadillac of driver-update software!

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4 stars

"good software"

June 18, 2012  |  By jeshi4u2

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.33

Pros

nice application

Cons

good software 4 updating software installed on ur pc

Summary

good software 4 updating software installed on ur pc

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5 stars

"fantastic application"

June 18, 2012  |  By dreamingpeacefully

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.33

Pros

it finds and updates driver automatically for you and gives you a choice of drivers also finds any missing or incomplete drivers

Cons

the only cons i have with this program is the fact it doesn't have a page where you an download or see the specs of your computer

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.33
Version 6.33 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date June 14, 2012
Date Added June 14, 2012
Version 6.33
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.52MB
File Name drivermax_7_61_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,607,334
Downloads Last Week 23,693
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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