DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3082 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.13
  • Total Downloads:
    13,765,265
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 29, 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

    4.5

    out of 159 votes

    • 5 star 108
    • 4 star 36
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 6
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    out of 3082 votes

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    • 4 star 837
    • 3 star 274
    • 2 star 161
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5 stars

"DriverMax is a useful and completely free tool"

July 28, 2013  |  By kris60

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.13

Pros

The free version more download drivers

Cons

Free full version allows you to download only two drivers a day

Summary

The program is very easy to use, and it is offering time-saving features that you would have to spend to search for the appropriate drivers or worse to reinstall your computer system resulting from incorrect installation and problematic drivers.

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5 stars

"I AM REALLY AMAZED WHEN GOT IT FOR FREE!!REALLY GREATE!"

July 16, 2013  |  By manojps_1995

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.13

Pros

1.IT IS EASY TO USE.
2.IT IS FOR FREE.
3.COMPATIBLE WITH ALL COMPUTERS RUNNING WINDOWS.
4.EXCELLENT IN FINDING DRIVERS THAT NEEDS TO UPDATE OR UPGRADE.
5.GOOD SERVICE AND GOOD CUSTOMER CARE SERVICES.
6.NO PROBLEMS IN INSTALLATION OR AFTER INSTALLATION.
7.VERY VERY GOOD USER INTERFACE.
8.FAST DOWNLOADING AND INSTALLING.
9.CREATE RESTORE POINT OPTION WHEN INSTALLING THE NEW OR UPDATING DRIVERS

Cons

I AM NOT FIND ANY PROBLEMS WITH THIS AMAZING DRIVER MAX SOLUTION
NO STARTUP PROBLEM AS USER REVIEWED BEFORE IT DOESN'T GIVE TROUBLE AT ANY INSTANCE

Summary

TOTALLY I AM HAPPY WITH DRIVERMAX SOLUTION. I GET IT FOR FREE I THOUGHT IT WOULD NOT GOOD BUT I AM AMAZED WHEN I SAW THE SOFTWARE THAT WAS TOTALLY GIVES HAPPY FOR ME.
THANK YOU,

Updated on Jul 16, 2013

wow I got really good nice software it is now again updated and make us to feel further better!!!!

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4 stars

"I am impressed! Great free software!"

July 15, 2013  |  By danellegibson

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.13

Pros

I am very much impressed with Driver Max.Although it is free the drivers fast!

Cons

Startt up problems

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4 stars

"Driver Max is Great!!!!"

July 13, 2013  |  By iceangel2003

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.13

Pros

It is easy to use and makes installing the drivers a breeze. I have tried to find the drivers individually and install them but never with any success until now. Thank you Driver Max. I haven't had any problems with drivers installing extra things on my computer. Gave it four stars instead of five because of the download min per day.

Cons

Only 2 downloads per day so it took me a min to install the 22 drivers needed on my computer. Now that they are updated though I should be OK with the 2 downloads per day.

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2 stars

"Brought along its friends"

July 12, 2013  |  By nrkmann--2008

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.13

Pros

Finds the necessary drivers

Cons

Only two driver downloads a day (free version)
Brought along a tool bar that was very hard to eliminate
Kept popping up for updates

Summary

Two stars because:
1) any program that loads a run time popup (wanting me to update/upgrade) is automatically three stars. To me this is malware that I have not explicitly authorized to use my computers resources.
2) Lower the rating one more star for bringing along its friends, i.e. a tool bar that tried to hijack all my browsers.

Deleted it and spent hours deleting the tool bar.

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5 stars

"Excellent PC driver updater!"

July 12, 2013  |  By JoA33

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.13

Pros

Several years ago I tried to update a driver and it crashed the computer. I spent several hours trying to recover from the crash. I did an online search and found DriverMax had excellent reviews so purchased the Pro Edition to keep 3 computers up to date. In several years, all my computers have been easily updated with new drivers with NO problems. This is great software for individuals that want to save time.

Cons

None. I have used this DriverMax Pro Edition for several years now and am absolutely sold on its reliability!

Summary

DriverMax is easy to use and is extremely reliable. Love it!

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5 stars

"Excellent Software for Driver updates."

July 11, 2013  |  By remo_phd9

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.13

Pros

Driver Max is the one of best driver update software.The software interface is user friendly and offers latest latest drivers after scan.Drivers download speed is very fast.It has very good features like Back up of drivers, restore drivers from back up, driver roll back. It creates restore point before any driver update if the driver is not working properly you can roll back.Although free software it does not bundled spyware.

Cons

The free version offers download of only two drivers per day.It offers unsigned drivers and installs silently by default.Some times it offers drivers from different manufactures For example, for Broad.com blue tooth driver it offers IVT Bluetooth driver Etc.The software installs AVG tool bar (it can be skipped by user by deselecting the options.) The software shows advertisement pop ups occasionally.

Summary

I am very much impressed with Driver Max.Although it is free the drivers download speed is very fast and it has very use full features like drivers back up , restore and rollback of drivers.For each driver installation the software creates restore point it is good aspect for security point of view.Although it is free there is no hidden spyware bundled. I have been using it from 3 years without any problem.

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4 stars

"DriverMax does the most of what one wants them to do."

July 11, 2013  |  By GamingUponGaming

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.13

Pros

Gives them great drivers!
Figures out the parts of the computer
Automatically gives drivers for your current Operating System

Cons

Only 2 drivers per day
Sometimes gives you older drivers than what you use to have
Kinda buggy

Summary

Overall, Drivermax is one of the best driver updating programs that are free but they could at least give us more drivers to update per day if you have your account linked up to other computers. They should also have a look at the drivers before posting them to make sure they are current.

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3 stars

"It does help some..."

July 10, 2013  |  By misosiru

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.13

Pros

It did help the graphic accelerator. Others', I have no idea.

Cons

It starts by itself and interferes at the start. It "updated" my sound chip or whatever and the sound system went dead--I had to restore.

Summary

If you know precisely what you need, I think it's better to go to manufactures' support sites. I'm a novice, so I just tried it. I might remove it as its auto-loading is very annoying.

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5 stars

"absolutely fabulous"

July 10, 2013  |  By henrythefirst

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.13

Pros

easy downloads easy installation works very smoothly

Cons

cannot think of any

Summary

this is a very worthwhile application for any person professional or not

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.13
Version 7.13 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date April 29, 2013
Date Added April 29, 2013
Version 7.13
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows 7
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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