DriverMax

DriverMax

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3045 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
6.41
File Size:
5.53MB
Date Added:
February 14, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
13,201,664
Downloads Last Week:
27,640
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 3045 votes

    • 5 star: 1462
    • 4 star: 831
    • 3 star: 272
    • 2 star: 161
    • 1 star: 319
  • Current Version:

    4.1

    out of 66 votes

    • 5 star: 34
    • 4 star: 18
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 5
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  • 5 stars

    "I love it, help to find drivers fast"

    September 09, 2014   |   By Kispingwin

    Version: DriverMax 7.38

    Pros

    Easy to use, huge database, correct drivers

    Cons

    Old via chipset drivers cause BSOD

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  • 5 stars

    "great software low price and does a great job"

    September 03, 2014   |   By andre.carignan.1

    Version: DriverMax 7.38

    Pros

    find outdated driver and upload the most recent one with a revert option if something goes wrong

    Cons

    none that i could find

    Summary

    the interface is intuitive and very well put together nice job on the visual aspect clean and simple give it a try you wont be disappointed.

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  • 4 stars

    "Very good driver update program!"

    September 01, 2014   |   By cgphung

    Version: DriverMax 7.38

    Pros

    Easy to use and found all installed drivers.

    Cons

    The only draw back for the free version is the waiting time for downing more than one driver update.

    Summary

    If you only need to update a few driver, go for the free version. Get the pro version when many drivers needed to be updated.

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  • 4 stars

    "It fixed my video card problems"

    August 31, 2014   |   By JamesJames7

    Version: DriverMax 7.38

    Pros

    Device Manager is a way to manage devices and you can even attempt to update drivers, but even when it says your drivers are up to date, they are not. However, DriverMax did find more up-to-date drivers and it fixed a major blue screen of death problem I had with a video card.

    Cons

    The wait-time for downloading is unreasonable. Each time there is a download, an hour is added to the wait. At one point, I waited 6 hours get a driver.

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  • 1 stars

    "Beware. It often gives false information"

    August 28, 2014   |   By Vanillaman

    Version: DriverMax 7.38

    Pros

    It scans and find `possible' driver updates only.

    Cons

    Be extra careful what it recommends you to download. It cut off my Wireless connection and I have had to use the Ethernet cable ever since.

    Summary

    Dangerous and may cause damage to your computer.

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  • 5 stars

    "John Asada"

    August 28, 2014   |   By John_Asada

    Version: DriverMax 7.38

    Pros

    The best among driver support software. I have been using this software for almost 6 years. Every time I format a computer I don't worry about the hardware driver, I just only need a internet connection and boom I complete my installation though I only have a free user account, I just patiently waiting for the download time and sometimes I took days for finish.

    Cons

    No bad comments. Only because I have a free user account and limited only to download one of a time. The problem with unsupported driver it happens before to me while using drivermax, but now it is more improve to the new version.

    Summary

    I'm dying to have a Pro account. I wish someday I would be a Pro User of Drivermax.
    I recommend this software to all my friends. Thank you drivermax for giving me convenience on searching drivers.

    By the way my
    Cnet account email address is coolits023@yahoo.com
    Drivermax account email address is jxcoolbiz@yahoo.com

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  • 4 stars

    "Awesome Tool For Anyone's Toolkit"

    August 28, 2014   |   By Rowan-Mor

    Version: DriverMax 7.38

    Pros

    - Comprehensive drive analysis is a must for first time OS installs!
    - Restore point creates peace of mind

    Cons

    - Free version is SLOW. I signed up for the 30 day subscription to Pro which vastly speeds up up the process.
    - Some drivers did not install the first time requiring extra steps

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