DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3081 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.17
  • Total Downloads:
    13,765,265
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 02, 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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  • Current Version

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4 stars

"Great Program & Very user friendly!"

October 03, 2013  |  By jjs0412

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.17

Pros

Nice program. Useful and user friendly.

Cons

It's just that it is limited only to 2 updates per day. But still a nice and useful program. Thanks!

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2 stars

"Three big negatives"

October 02, 2013  |  By nrkmann--2008

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.17

Pros

Uploaded & installed drivers

Cons

Says I should update drivers that Intel says are up-to-date.
Added startup scans without my permission
Only two drivers per day

Summary

Just another piece of teaser software. It says it is free but only a bit of it is free. Cnet... take this off the free list.

Intel's software says my drivers are OK but DriverMax says they need to be updated... go figure!

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4 stars

"great program, PLEASE download it is great"

October 02, 2013  |  By fifamaniac576

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.17

Pros

fast response time
good updates
overall great program
simple

Cons

you can only download two updates per day

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5 stars

"does as it says"

October 02, 2013  |  By bcbouler

 |  Version: DriverMax 7.17

Pros

Works as directed

Cons

free version is limited to 2 updates per day per account

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.17
Version 7.17 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date October 02, 2013
Date Added October 02, 2013
Version 7.17
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000
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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