DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3083 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.36
  • Total Downloads:
    13,765,265
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 05, 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

    4.2

    out of 99 votes

    • 5 star 51
    • 4 star 35
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 3083 votes

    • 5 star 1488
    • 4 star 838
    • 3 star 274
    • 2 star 161
    • 1 star 322
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5 stars

"ok app reliable"

November 26, 2012  |  By tats4u2

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.36

Pros

no mistakes on my computer

Cons

slow if not a buyer

Summary

great app,will recomend

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4 stars

"is very good."

October 21, 2012  |  By Maradiagag

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.36

Pros

compared with other drivers are specific to the pc and give no compatibility problems

Cons

The free version is very limited only two drivers per day

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5 stars

"This is a realy great product"

October 20, 2012  |  By Serzie

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.36

Pros

- The userfriendly interface, makes it very easy to use
- I havent encountered any driver errors yet
- I've used it so far for 2 laptop computers and a stationary
- The driver recognition is very accurate

Cons

The 2 driver per day limit, I had around 18 drivers to be updated, so it took me 9 days to get done..

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5 stars

"DRIVER MAX wow give it a go."

October 18, 2012  |  By keithgarford

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.36

Pros

very easy to use just follow on screen instructions,i tried the free version found it good.

Cons

free version only down loads 2 drivers per day, butthat`s ok if you don`t mind ,

Summary

i only downloaded it to give it a try, and found more drivers that i didn`t realize that was out of date, would highly recommend to try.

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4 stars

"Quickly and Accurately scans."

October 17, 2012  |  By anchormann661

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.36

Pros

Accurately identified all drivers and indicated outdated drivers which can be updated. Found right drivers for my Dell Inspiron 1721 running windows 7. Older paid version worked great.

Cons

Free version downloads slowly and limited to two drivers per day . . . annoying daily pop-up ads for other products. Overpriced considering free alternatives. Updated to newer version and lost my license . . .

Summary

Good product, but license didn't carry over to newer version. Free version is too annoying to bother with . . . I won't buy it because of the irritating tactics.

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1 stars

"Not recommended"

October 17, 2012  |  By gord1959

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.36

Pros

I used this program on 3 computers.
1.An older IBM Thinkpad (upgraded 21 drivers only 1 was wrong)

Cons

2.An emachine (updated 22 drivers none were right had to reinstall from backup and it still won't work right. It doesn't really backup all the drivers it changes)
3.An older Acer computer (updated 22 drivers some worked)
It seems to not recognize the USB ports correctly. It puts the wrong drivers in every time.

Summary

All 3 machines run windows xp.
I would not recommend this software as it does not do what it claims.

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4 stars

"Driver updater."

October 17, 2012  |  By bertramthereat

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.36

Pros

Easy to use and scans fast...

Cons

im using the free edition and i find the installation of drivers very slow.

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3 stars

"Quick download and installation for up to day drivers"

October 17, 2012  |  By joemilio04

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.36

Pros

rollback the driver if it is not compatible and backup of drivers very easy

Cons

none, only the most better driver downloader

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4 stars

"Most up to date drivers"

October 16, 2012  |  By aquaman1502

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.36

Pros

no associated risks or problems

Cons

Limited to 2 downloads per day

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5 stars

"Very powerfull"

October 15, 2012  |  By Emile139

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.36

Pros

Easy to use, good results, no risks

Cons

None , no risks

Summary

I use it and I like it

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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, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.45MB
File Name drivermax_7_47_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,765,265
Downloads Last Week 35,899
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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