DriverMax

DriverMax

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3038 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
6.35
File Size:
5.53MB
Date Added:
August 01, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
13,117,445
Downloads Last Week:
28,224
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 3038 votes

    • 5 star: 1459
    • 4 star: 828
    • 3 star: 272
    • 2 star: 161
    • 1 star: 318
  • Current Version:

    4.4

    out of 97 votes

    • 5 star: 65
    • 4 star: 19
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 5 stars

    "Best Driver Update Software"

    August 20, 2014   |   By Flipbr

    Version: DriverMax 7.37

    Pros

    Best Drive Updater Software
    Fast with Pro
    Easy Using

    Cons

    To bad only 1 Month Update for 19,90$ the best option is 1 Year for 39$

    Summary

    The Best Drive Updater Software I Use

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  • 5 stars

    "Best Driver updater out there!"

    August 17, 2014

    Version: DriverMax 7.37

    Pros

    Fast
    Efficient
    Easy To Use
    User Friendly

    Cons

    Cant find any!

    Summary

    Brilliant download, does what it says on the tin, and does it very efficiently!
    Well worth getting hold of!

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  • 1 stars

    "Best driver updater"

    August 17, 2014   |   By rgrun

    Version: DriverMax 7.37

    Pros

    It is easy to use,
    Lets you back up and restore drivers if needed
    It will load with window and check automatically or shut that off and do it on your schedule

    Cons

    PUPS on install although they are easy to decline

    Summary

    I went paid with this as it is so good and I can update my drivers all at once. It is well worth the subscription

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy to use keeps all drivers up to date."

    August 17, 2014   |   By BrandonH2210

    Version: DriverMax 7.37

    Pros

    Takes the pain out of finding driver updates.
    Fail Safe: allows you to roll back drivers and or create restore points.

    Cons

    Free version is limited to updating one driver at a time.

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  • 5 stars

    "#1 Free hardware update software for a reason"

    August 15, 2014   |   By Dr. Roman

    Version: DriverMax 7.37

    Pros

    Just a small list of personal likes:
    1) Simple and easy-to-use user interface.
    2) Never bugs me with notifications.
    3) Fetches updates from reliable sources.
    4) Free version does an honest search and doesn't claim my laptop is from the Stone Age and only Pro version can bring it back to the present.
    5) Backs-up your drivers prior to installation of new ones.
    6) Get a quick and easy survey after installing a driver in order to rate the driver's reliability (less chance of downloading a corrupt driver for everyone).
    7) It's free.

    Cons

    A few cons:
    1) If not careful, installing this software will install other potentially unwanted software.
    2) If you're updating multiple drivers, free version users, get ready to put your patience to the test. After the first two downloads, the queue will become hours, not minutes.

    Summary

    Overall a great driver update software that has earned it's place at the top.

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