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DriverMax

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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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  • All versions:

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    out of 2,961 votes

    • 5 star: 1409
    • 4 star: 813
    • 3 star: 270
    • 2 star: 160
    • 1 star: 309
  • Current version:

    4.5 stars

    out of 73 votes

    • 5 star: 53
    • 4 star: 11
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Me parece excelente este programa lo recomiendo a todos"

    October 1, 2013  |   By johacks

    Version: DriverMax 7.16

    Pros

    Facil de usar.
    Actualiza todos los drivers.
    No pesa mucho.
    Aplicativo muy amigable.

    Cons

    La version free solo deja instalar 2 drivers por ves.
    Precio un poco elevado

    Summary

    Programa muy util, amigable y facil de usar.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very good, work well"

    September 30, 2013  |   By edisonncjr

    Version: DriverMax 7.16

    Pros

    Easy to install and get updates. You can choose in a list of drivers those that you wish to install.

    Cons

    On freemode you only can install 2 a day. Then can leave some time to update all the drivers.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Does what it says it will, bowever I have barely used."

    September 29, 2013  |   By GabRenee3

    Version: DriverMax 7.16

    Pros

    Clear explanations, does not rush to download, and/or the downloads you are not seeking but all free download sites must 'push'.;

    Cons

    I am not aware of any. I downloaded it today and have gained 13 downloads from Driver Ex.

    Summary

    My educated guess is that I will be very happy with my decision to download the software.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great Product for updating drivers."

    September 28, 2013  |   By RFAurora

    Version: DriverMax 7.16

    Pros

    Easy to use to update my drivers.
    It has a large database of drivers.

    Cons

    You have to be a pro member to see driver details now.
    It doesn't use drivers released by the manufacturer of the pc/laptop.

    Summary

    I was a user of DriverMax when everything about it was free. I am still a fan of it being able to keep my drivers up to date. However, I dislike the fact that you have to be a pro user now to see driver details, and the fact that it uses the generic drivers by device manufacturer instead of by the manufacturer of the pc/laptop or the motherboard. By installing only the generic drivers, you lose out on the interfaces for the devices and rely on managing them through windows itself.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Has a very large database of drivers."

    September 26, 2013  |   By BryanBirchmeier

    Version: DriverMax 7.16

    Pros

    Large database, easy to use and powerful restore features.

    Cons

    2 a day free member download limit.

    Summary

    I recommend this driver utility.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very responsive"

    September 26, 2013  |   By robertpcampbell

    Version: DriverMax 7.16

    Pros

    Even free it's good.

    Cons

    It slows start up.

    Summary

    ^^^

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best driver update I have used"

    September 26, 2013  |   By JCKdoo

    Version: DriverMax 7.16

    Pros

    The download all drivers at the same time is an outstanding feature in DriverMax. Saves a lot of time over others that I have used where you download one at a time. It finds the latest drivers very quickly, and keeps your computer up to speed with the very latest drivers. I would not use any other driver program, after using Drivermax

    Cons

    As of not I could not find any. You are well protected by the system backup before installation.

    Summary

    In my opinion DriverMax is simple to use and the best.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "You are the Best!!!!!"

    September 26, 2013  |   By Salaraujo

    Version: DriverMax 7.16

    Pros

    I been using diferent programs, and DriverMax is the most safe and dependable.

    Cons

    I have not find it any!!!!

    Summary

    Thank You for this program it's been help Me for many years.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Flawless downloads every time."

    September 25, 2013  |   By greycat969

    Version: DriverMax 7.16

    Pros

    I have been using DriverMax for 15 days now. I had to reinstall windows on my HP Pavilion dv7 18 days ago. Lots of drivers to update since I had gone over a year with my laptop. Attempted to use some other free ware to help out. None provided the speed and ease of download that DriverMax offers. Very fast downloads that are not throttled. Free version limits users to 2 driver downloads a day. Upgraded for a fee and got them all in one short session. This is a must have utility that is unobtrusive and functional. I am not a true computer expert however; I have not detected any spyware or malware associated with this program.

    Cons

    No cons as to ease of download, installation, functionality or, ease of operation.

    Summary

    DriverMax spotted drivers that other software programs designed for updates missed. This amount was far more extensive that other programs. Is it double dipping? I am not sure therefore I just download what they show on their list. My computer is running much smother now that I have a ally in DriverMax.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very good,easy to use program."

    September 25, 2013  |   By cjone782000

    Version: DriverMax 7.16

    Pros

    Easy to install and then you scan for updates. it gives you a list of drivers to install. in freemode you install 2 a day. when you download it it doesn't bundle up spyware or tool bar crap. which is always good.

    Cons

    I haven't encountered it but i think once in a while it installs the wrong driver.

    Summary

    overall easy to use and not spammy.

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