DriverMax

DriverMax

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.34
  • Total Downloads:
    14,708,374
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 20, 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 102 votes

    • 5 star 63
    • 4 star 25
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 4
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    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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4 stars

"A lot easier to use than previous versions, Very Good"

June 23, 2012  |  By AcerAspire5920

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.34

Pros

So far, selecting, downloading and installing the drivers appears to be very clear and quick. Many Thanks Again.

Cons

At the moment, which is about two days after updating the drivers, I have had no problems so far.

Summary

Good Show, Keep up the great work.

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5 stars

"Effective, quick, and convenient driver program."

July 31, 2012  |  By George Voirol

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.34

Pros

* Good driver search engine for finding errors.
* Proper save point option.

Cons

Sometimes computer restart needed.

Summary

Overall pleasant to opperate and download drivers missing or updated.

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5 stars

"WORKS WITH WINDOWS 8!!! FINDS ALL MISSING DRIVERS!!!"

July 30, 2012  |  By MikeyJ18

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.34

Pros

FREE VERSION-
*ATTENTION!!!* THIS DOES WORK WITH WINDOWS 8!!!
*Updates all drivers 100% free
*All most current and newest drivers
*User friendly
*A must have freeware

Cons

FREE VERSION-
*Only allows you two downloads a day.
*You manually initiate the download and installation
All I can think of.

Summary

FREE VERSION- Great product does exactly what it says. IT FINDS UPDATES FOR EVERY OUT DATED DRIVER. *PLEASE NOTE* This free software download IS HANDS DOWN better than Uniblue's driver scanner. I subscribed to the wrong software... Let's put it that way. DriverMax has a very simple interface with several great tools! CCleaner and Defraggler work (in my opinion) exceptionally well together. ALL 3 WORK WITH WINDOWS 8!!! DRIVERMAX FINDS ALL THE NEWEST DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS 8 ALSO!!!

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5 stars

"awesome aweosome"

July 28, 2012  |  By sohamhunk

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.34

Pros

awesome aweosome

Cons

awesome aweosome

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5 stars

"So far it's the BEST Driver updater I've seen and used."

July 28, 2012  |  By jduce10

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.34

Pros

More driver(s)available. Installs with minimal effort on my part. The program itself is very user friendly, very easy to use.

Cons

No that I've come across.

Summary

I'd recommend this product to anyone who is looking for affordable and easy to use driver updater.

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4 stars

"IS A VERY GOOD SOFTWARE TO MAINTAIN UPDATED"

July 26, 2012  |  By Lufewert

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.34

Pros

SEEMS MORE UPDATED THAN OTHER COMMON DRIVE SOFTWARE LIKE DRIVER GENIUS

Cons

CAN'T MAKE A AUTO-INSTALL BACKUP FILE LIKE DRIVER GENIUS

Summary

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1 stars

"Not Impressive - And Not Free."

July 26, 2012  |  By Rattz

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.34

Pros

- Quick to check drivers.
- Initial interface seemed easy.

Cons

- LIMIT of 2 driver updates per day; not so bad if everything is up do date, but initially it isn't that great. Limit is removed if you pay.

- Redirects to Website to download, not directly through the program.

- Wait time to download unless you pay.

- Does not show DIGITAL SIGNATURE unless you pay for PRO version, although when it directs you to the website for downloading, it does say somewhere on the page.

Summary

Perhaps if the program had really been free, like it said, then it would have been worth something - however all it really is, is a gimmick to get you to buy the PRO version. The free version is limited, cumbersome, and its system of download ill- designed. I could just as easily search for the missing drivers on 4-Share or some other file sharing network than have this program fiddling about in the background of my computer.

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2 stars

"Bloat, bloat and more bloat"

July 26, 2012  |  By mss627

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.34

Pros

It's free.

Cons

The free version limits users to two updates per day. The user interface is intentionally confusing. It changed my browser homepage to AVG search (an aggressive program that lingers even after removal).

Summary

I'm not sure about the strategy of the manufacturers. Do they actually want users to purchase this product? Because it almost seems like DriverMax is just a ruse to get users to download other programs. The execute button for drivermax is noticeably smaller than the unzip advertisement on the webpage. Maybe these techniques actually work but it convinced me to look elsewhere.

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5 stars

"Simply superb!!!"

July 26, 2012  |  By LilythSrk

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.34

Pros

Very easy to use with great interface. Drivers' backup and restore points are most certainly a plus!

Cons

For some reason, there is still one unknown device...but I have not finished building the laptop...

Summary

Some weeks ago I decided to build a laptop using parts from three old ones to free some space in my workshop. All of them were quite old so finding drivers was really tough. That's where DriverMax comes in. It is a great tool and was a huge help!!! I'd probably still be looking for some of them if I hadn't used it. There's backup and restore options and it asks if the drivers work properly which means that somebody really cares. It is a fact that you only get to download two drivers per day, free version, but this is quite reasonable. In short, get it now. You will definitely need it at some point in the future!!!

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5 stars

"Cok memnun kaldim. Herkese tavsiye ederim."

July 26, 2012  |  By kutobero

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.34

Pros

cok cok profesyonel bir surucu indirme programi. Yanlis surucu indirme olasiligi cok dusuk. %1 civarindadir.

Cons

Ne diyeyim. cok begendim ve begenmeye devam edecegim.

Summary

cok cok guzel bir uygulamadir. Tebrik ederim.

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5 stars

"El mejor programa para descargar e instalar drivers."

July 26, 2012  |  By sinu_2s

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.34

Pros

Facil de usar y encuentra cualquier driver. Utilice varios programas que funcionaban bien pero siempre algun driver se le atrancaba y con este hasta el momento no he encontrado ninguno que se le resistiera.

Cons

La version gratis solo deja bajar dos drivers por dia, pero es normal alguna limitacion en la version gratuita.

Summary



Updated on Jul 26, 2012

Buen programa de recopilacion de drivers y de muy facil uso.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.34
Version 6.34 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date June 20, 2012
Date Added June 20, 2012
Version 6.34
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 5.63MB
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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