DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3085 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.15
  • Total Downloads:
    13,765,265
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 16, 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 55 votes

    • 5 star 38
    • 4 star 10
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 2
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 3085 votes

    • 5 star 1489
    • 4 star 839
    • 3 star 274
    • 2 star 161
    • 1 star 322
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5 stars

"Great Product!!"

August 14, 2013  |  By jrclemo

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.15

Pros

Keeps all of my drivers up to date!

Cons

None that I have found

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5 stars

"No more outdated drivers"

August 14, 2013  |  By mike1041414

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.15

Pros

Helps you identify if you have outdated drivers

Cons

The only downside I have found is the limit to 2 drivers per day with the free version.

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4 stars

"It's great"

August 14, 2013  |  By vicent11

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.15

Pros

It is very convenient to use

Cons

I have find no cons

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4 stars

"This Is The Greatest Driver software"

August 13, 2013  |  By Raptor38

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.15

Pros

There Are Some Good Drivers That Work All The Time

Cons

There Are Some Drivers That Are Old Drivers And Some That Don't Work At All

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5 stars

"Easy to use"

August 13, 2013  |  By magneesr

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.15

Pros

Very fast download and installation.
Finds all the drives.

Cons

I have no cons

Summary

Very usefull

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5 stars

"Simply fantastic, easy, and amazing"

August 13, 2013  |  By Mark2208

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.15

Pros

Its always up to date. Its easy to use, and much faster than a manual update. I always know when I can improve my PC. It is easy and comfortable to use, and doesn't take up much of my time. The "popular hardware" section is fantastic, and saves up browsing the net for hours, looking for the best drivers. Best of all, it's free!

Cons

Not many, honestly. Probably the 2 downloads per day for a free license. The icon can be made better.

Summary

This app was completely worth it. 5 stars from me. Thank you cnet, for displaying this app. Looking forward to updates.

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5 stars

"Couldn't be an easier piece of software..simple & fast."

August 12, 2013  |  By RamblingRam

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.15

Pros

This is a good software, it's fast and very simple, even a person that doesn't know that much about computers can use this software and not be afraid of making a mistake that would mess up your computer.

Cons

None that I know of.

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5 stars

"This program found new drivers others couldn't!"

August 11, 2013  |  By Madseason3232

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.15

Pros

It works well finding drivers for sure.

Cons

the free version has a max two downloads a day :(

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5 stars

"Saved my sanity"

August 11, 2013  |  By SassySissie1

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.15

Pros

My speakers stopped working after an update! No matter what I did, I couldn't listen to my music. I went to CNet and it suggested DriverMax. Was easy to download. Found my problem quickly and I was able to download a couple drivers for free. My speakers started working again!

Cons

Only can download 2 drivers a day for free. My PC needed more than 2 to fix other driver issues. It really hasn't been a big problem for me overall.

Summary

Highly recommend this product. It saved me more than once. My first experience was with my speakers not working and when nothing else worked, DriverMax did. That sold me immediately on the product.

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3 stars

"Easy interface"

August 11, 2013  |  By sanjaz82

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.15

Pros

Helps to know if you have outdated drivers

Cons

2 downloads a day and no choice of selecting digitally signed drivers

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.15
Version 7.15 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date July 15, 2013
Date Added July 16, 2013
Version 7.15
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 7, 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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