DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3148 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0
  • Total Downloads:
    14,448,305
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 11, 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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

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    out of 13 votes

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1 stars

"Don't DL this"

March 13, 2013  |  By noreg

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.0

Pros

Ignore the comment astroturfing.

Cons

After you d/l, they force you to make an account on thier website. Program cannot be removed from startup folder. drivers download in their custom format, which it won't let you install; it says you can install 2/day, but there is no 'select' button, so you can't install them, and 'select all' button doesn't work. Also, there is a delay timer (!) on driver downloads on their website.

Summary

In short, this program should not exist, it's easier to go to the manufacturer websites and download any necessary drivers. Sheesh! what a waste of time. Did anyone from CNet actually try this program, or did you get comp'd the 'premium' version..? sucks, do not d/l.

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5 stars

"Couldnt ask for anything more outta a free program!"

March 17, 2013  |  By freehilton

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.0

Pros

catches out of date drivers that others dont, easy to ooperate, and many more perks.

Cons

only con ive found is the 2 downloads a day for free users..

Summary

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4 stars

"An excellent program"

March 17, 2013  |  By an_user

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.0

Pros

Easy to use, simple interface, fast downloading drivers and free backup.

Cons

Only allows to download 2 drivers per day in the free version, too many notifications.

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4 stars

"good pRogram to update drivers, it does have a flaw,,,"

March 16, 2013  |  By discwiz

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.0

Pros

very easy to use, updates in no time, fast,no waiting time for drivers,

Cons

waiting for downloads, only 2 per day not a good thing,should be able to download all drivers in day, not keep going back to redo the same thing

Summary

I wil continue to try this program drivermax, and see what the out come is,, if there are no improvements , them possibly look for another program, but in meantime,i;ll continue with DRIVERMAX,,HOPE THINGS INPROVE SOON...

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4 stars

"So far, So good"

March 15, 2013  |  By ciber_couger

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.0

Pros

Accurate updates

Cons

Only 2 updates a day for free version

Summary

very good, I recommend

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1 stars

"Might be good if I could register"

March 15, 2013  |  By Lenkerr

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.0

Pros

None, could not register it to use it.

Cons

After multiple attempts to try to register this program so I could at least try it, I gave up and uninstalled it. This might be a good program but their requirement to register and then not follow through on their end is unacceptable.

Summary

They should drop the "authentication by emails" requirement. At least then it would be accessible.

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4 stars

"DriverMAX on Vista-64, and able to get all drivers"

March 15, 2013  |  By nexus5x5

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.0

Pros

Fast, Easy to use, DriverMAX found all of my drivers even USB Bluetooth + ERD and video, system board drivers, SATA drivers, and memory card reader.

Cons

Free! Version only allows you to download two (2) drivers per day.
Has multiple screen that can be confusing to download the driver you need, then another screen pops up above the clock, 'view downloads' and then you have to click on it, the Intstall the driver.

Summary

overall, DriverMAX was stable and didn't crash my system, it prompts and asks if the driver worked or not, and it really helped fix my system and get it running faster since I have all the drivers that each componet needs to function.

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5 stars

"I depend on DriverMax for all my driver updates"

March 15, 2013  |  By deward1

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.0

Pros

DriverMax is a user friendly program for updatind drivers on my computer. As a private citizen I use the free version most of the time but on occasion, such as setting up my computer after a crash where I have to reinstall everything, I am able to purchase the professional version for a short period and can update all drivers quickly. There is also the feature for detecting an unknown device and locating the proper driver. The ability to create a Restore point before installing a new driver has proven very valueable when a driver causes problems and you need to go back to the origional driver, this is also possible with the roll back feature. I ythink, for me, the main thing about DriverMax is being able to use the free version and when necessary I am able to purchase the proffesional version at a reasonable price for a short time. Thank you DriverMax

Cons

One of the things I have a problem with is a driver that doesn't work and I have no way to mark this driver as not working for me and end up down loading and installing it a second time and have the same problem a second time. Although with the recent update of DriverMax it is possible something has been added. The latest update seems quite extensive and it takes me awhile to discover new features.

Summary

Overall I have used DriverMax for quite a few years and have been more than happy with the service. I actually won a 30 day free pass to the Professional version in the last contest. Thanks

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5 stars

"DriverMax really helped me fix my computer. :)"

March 15, 2013  |  By medab1

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.0

Pros

Couldn't find a feedback link, so I am posting here.
You have a very good program.
I was getting blue screen messages & I read the CBS file & saw drivers errors.
I bought your product (rented, actually) & updated 12 drivers & my
computer runs smooth as it should run.
Thumbs Up to you.

~~~ David

Cons

You rent it like a utility.

Summary

More pros than cons.

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3 stars

"The Old version was great.This one I am still watching"

March 14, 2013  |  By Bile_Gran_Vieira_Correa

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.0

Pros

The old version 6.0 was very good It didn't give me any problems with my update drivers. I might on future try use this version again to see how it is working. my rating is Okay

Cons

This version is really fast downloading drivers but I had lost my imaging device and my webcam was gone from my system.I had to uninstall it from my laptop and use my restore a early time.Maybe it was a just bad luck.my rating is Okay

Summary

I am going to give a second chance to this program on future. I hope the best for Drivermax

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1 stars

"One pile of ****!"

March 13, 2013  |  By MicaelLiberal

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.0

Pros

LOL .

Cons

Fake drivers that crash ******* system.

Summary

Pile of **** has written above.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0
Version 7.0 features a brand new user interface, improved download speed and a better user experience.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date March 11, 2013
Date Added March 11, 2013
Version 7.0
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_58_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 14,448,305
Downloads Last Week 23,272
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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