DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3140 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.40
  • Total Downloads:
    14,370,853
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 23, 2013
  • 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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  • Current Version

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    out of 43 votes

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3 stars

"DriverMax an interesting program for updating drivers"

February 05, 2013  |  By fimukas

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.40

Pros

Usually the issue with the drivers is solved by installing the program for automatic search and update. DriverMax is different from all the other tools in that it is free.

Cons

Although developers DriverMax periodically release new version, but the interface does not cause much excitement. If you want to see how the interface should look for updated drivers, then look at the screenshots Carambis Driver Updater.

Summary

. Let the design - not the strong point DriverMax, but perhaps he has a lot of useful functions? To access them, you first need to register, go to the e-mail and follow the link, which will confirm your registration. You can then get to work. DriverMax quickly scan the system and will provide a list of drivers, which you can download updates. The same list will all the other drivers installed on the system, but DriverMax noted that their update is not necessary. In fact, the list of updates that are offered to program sane. There was no device drivers, which I do not, and the current versions of drivers are shown correctly.

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5 stars

"Easiest way to Update Drivers I've found!"

February 14, 2013  |  By Ezrway

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.40

Pros

The Free version was great but I didn't want to wait to only update 2 drivers per day so I bought a 2yr license hoping it would be worth it. So far I'm very impressed.

Cons

I got confused by the email that read my license key was contained below and I couldn't find one. (I get confused easily sometimes.) I finally figured out I needed to copy the link in the email that didn't display as a hyperlink. All set, then I had DriverMax Pro.

Summary

Other than the registration process, this was great.

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4 stars

"Very good driver database but don't liike web login"

February 13, 2013  |  By Tunnylane72

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.40

Pros

Quick and good driver options - better than others - checked them

Cons

I never like software requiring web logins

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5 stars

"Does what it's supposed to do and does it well"

February 13, 2013  |  By wahuber

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.40

Pros

Keeps my system up-to-date on all drivers, including ones I didn't know were on the system.

Cons

Interface takes a bit getting used to. Periodic pop-up adds are annoying but no worse than others.

Summary

Worked well with windows 7 and brought me up-to-date on about a dozen drivers on new installation of windows 8

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4 stars

"driver updates you didn't think of"

February 13, 2013  |  By offerPop5726176

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.40

Pros

finds drivers needing updates that most of us would not think of. excellent, simple and easy way to help your machine run better

Cons

small wait time in free mode. Some updates when requiring reboot hung, not sure it they updated correctly

Summary

I recommend you "should try it" program.

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5 stars

"GREAT And Saves a Ton of time"

February 12, 2013  |  By ComputerRepairTech

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.40

Pros

I have been using Driver genius for over 2 years now and found out about this software about 3 months ago and every since I have been recommending it to my friends because its FREE To try and cheap to buy if you have a lot of drivers you need to update. Great program to keep your pc up to date I check weekly for new updates for drivers keeps your coming running top notch!

Cons

doesn't always find all the latest drivers that driver genius finds and vice versa/ I find driver genius updates their driver database more often which DriverMax needs to update their database and update it more often.

Summary

I would Highly Recommend this program to anyone with a computer that is worried about having it run at optimal speeds using the latest drivers updated weekly if there are updates for your hardware! Saves a lot of time and takes guess work out of finding the Correct drivers.

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4 stars

"Excellent hassle free Driver Updater"

February 12, 2013  |  By Ash7332

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.40

Pros

Its a hassle free excellent driver updater which takes the sweat off of finding and locating appropriate required drivers badly needed and it comes free too thats great.

Cons

free version allows only 2 driver updates per day(24 hours), thats not good and simply not enough. it should be at least 5 diver updates per day.

Summary

Am excellent and effective free product which takes the sweat off of finding and locating appropriate required drivers badly needed.

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4 stars

"Good product to get your computer up todate."

February 12, 2013  |  By azmit

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.40

Pros

I like this software because it gives the lastest drivers compared to other products on the market like driver genius, driver easy, iobit.

Cons

none unless you use the free version which only allows 2 downloads a day.

Summary

The best all around driver base software the free version and/or paid version.

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5 stars

"Smoothly running, hiccup-free program."

February 12, 2013  |  By Antonsurfer

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.40

Pros

Minimum time, maximum job; just a dream of a program to replace your out-of-date drivers...

Cons

Only 2 downloads per day for free users.

Summary

Professionally designed and extremely efficient product!

Updated on Feb 12, 2013

As I wrote in my previous review, this is an efficient and smoothly running program

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5 stars

"AWESOME! TRUTH IN ADVERTISING.."

February 11, 2013  |  By krisizretired

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.40

Pros

Easy to use for the not so tech savvy and helpful to some of us that usually are.

Cons

Free version only allows you to download 2 drivers a day but it worked so well that I bought the full version.

Summary

Does exactly what it says it will do. I had 12 drivers out of date that I wasn't having any luck finding updates for. One scan identified them all and found the new ones and in no time my laptop is running like a champ again. :)

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3 stars

"Great for a free product."

February 10, 2013  |  By ralphster1

 |  Version: DriverMax 6.40

Pros

It does what its supposed to do and it does it well.

Cons

I have found that it does contain some drivers that when downloaded to my cpu, cause my system to blue screen or crash altogether. The other downside is that they don't offer you enough of some of the older drivers to choose from and some of the older drivers work better than the newer drivers that are offered!

Summary

You can't beat it for a free downloadable product.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.40
Version 6.40 solves a few minor bugs.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date January 23, 2013
Date Added January 23, 2013
Version 6.40
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 5.48MB
File Name drivermax_7_56_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,370,853
Downloads Last Week 34,147
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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