DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3069 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.36
  • Total Downloads:
    13,427,318
  • Date Added:
    September 05, 2012
  • File Size:
    5.52MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    37,569
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8

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

    4.2

    out of 99 votes

    • 5 star 51
    • 4 star 35
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 7
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    out of 3069 votes

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    • 4 star 834
    • 3 star 273
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1 stars

"Very intrusive software"

October 24, 2014  |  By hickoryshirt

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.43

Pros

Sure it finds more drivers than most others,but at what cost?

Cons

This software is not worth the time it takes to download. It finds lots of drivers and downloads quite fast if you buy the paid version. However my experience is that many of those drivers are non Windows certified and do not work. Many times the software wants to re-download the driver over and over again! Plus if you try to roll those updates back to the originals you end up with devices with no drivers at all! What a mess. I had to restore to get my system working properly!! Plus all the emails they send are equally hard to stop. The option to unsubscribe link leads you no where. I finally had to email their company and complain mightily My advice is to stay away from this company.

Summary

Shame on Download.com for recommending this trash!

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5 stars

"Most Reliable Driver Updation Tool"

October 22, 2014  |  By original crab

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.43

Pros

no other tool in market allows trust and updating 2 drivers per day for free.
almost all driver updation tools wants them to pay after scanning.
DriverMax am using for 6years thru various pc's ,n it stayed on as favourable n customer friendly for almost 6years now than many 1 year wonders that comes n go down in market.
it also made sure after gaining popularity not to put it as bundleware n carried on with the principle n its a brand now.
very simple but proper interface as I should put it comes with a direction to computer makers what are current trends of hardware to assemble.
I don't have that much money to roll out 35$ on a day flat out to buy a software,but DriverMax provides the opportunity for less fortunate people like us to update 2 drivers per day for free.10days 20drivers.

Cons

none from my part

Summary

brilliant tool for driver updates with good marketing mantra.

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3 stars

"Good stuff, does what it says and simple to use, Kudos!"

October 18, 2014  |  By Alonznet

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.43

Pros

easy to use and always works great.

Cons

only 2 downloads a day dispite the fact that on the upgrade to pro page it says unlimited daily downloads for both free and pro (a blue check mark in both collums), that typo needs to be fixed its missleading ;). example: http://www.drivermax.com/driver/buypro.php?drivermax_version=7.43&sit=0&promotion=DRIVER-INSTALLER

Summary

so fix your missleading info and increase daily downloads for free users to a few more per day and id give this 5 stars, but as is only getting 3.

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4 stars

"Helped a lot, worth the price"

October 18, 2014

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.43

Pros

Updated 16 drivers in no time. Easy to use.

Cons

Caused one driver to stop, but it was easily fixed.

Summary

I was getting a lot of BSoDs in Windows 7. Some were due to old drivers in my 2 year old machine. DriverMax took care of it easily after I reloaded Windows. Buy the Pro upgrade to save a lot of time.

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5 stars

"Great product, works perfect"

October 18, 2014  |  By coenepat

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.43

Pros

Drivermax finds a lot more updates than other software. I bought Driver Booster just before i found this program and DriverMax found 10 more updates. Even in the free version it's a god product, you only need a bit more time because of the download limit of 2 downloads a day.

Cons

Found no cons so far. Ok, there is a max downloadlimit of 2 a day but hey ... it's free.

Summary

Great product, eayse to use, works perfect.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.36
Version 6.36 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date September 03, 2012
Date Added September 05, 2012
Version 6.36
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.52MB
File Name drivermax_7_43_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,427,318
Downloads Last Week 37,569
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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