DriverMax

DriverMax

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.3
  • Total Downloads:
    13,765,265
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 18, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.45MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    35,899
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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Behind a slick interface, this program backs up all your PC's drivers in case you mess up something fierce. From registration to implementation, DriverMax works fast, runs smooth, and does even more than mere backing up.

When you run the app, it asks you if you'd like to run the trial version or apply for a registration key. The key is free, though, requiring only an e-mail address and your name. Once you've entered the key, the program interface appears, with slick button navigation: Driver Operations, Updates and Identification, and Popular Hardware. Mousing over one reveals more choices, so you can export your drivers, import drivers, or view an installed drivers report.

Updates lets you update both the DriverMax software and the drivers themselves, although as of this writing there is a warning label on the DriverMax Web site that downloads are not currently functioning. The program can also identify unknown hardware and point you in the direction of popular hardware options, pointing users to a compilation of statistics about different video cards and processors.

The strongest features, though, relate to driver backup and reinstalls. They function smoothly, offering users the option to back up all drivers or compile a customized list. Reinstalling an "accidentally" deleted driver was as pain-free as could be. This is a great utility tool that should appeal to newbies, advanced hackers, and everybody in between.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.5

    out of 19 votes

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    4.0

    out of 3081 votes

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

"huh?"

February 06, 2008  |  By tioedong

 |  Version: DriverMax 3.3

Pros

useless

Cons

I downloaded it to find a missing driver after we reloaded windows. It didn't find me that information, and it merely told me my other drivers were out of date. Well, duh...as long as they work I don't care....

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4 stars

"Very useful software, easy to use, I love it."

January 30, 2008  |  By PeterHindmarch

 |  Version: DriverMax 3.3

Pros

The user interface is easy, it works as advertised what is ther not to like?

Cons

Only one thing and its not a complaint as they make it clear that it doesnt yet work - the download a driver function would be great to have.

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3 stars

"A neat application, simple and easy to use."

January 28, 2008  |  By john.gibson

 |  Version: DriverMax 3.3

Pros

Just a bit like a fire extinguisher, you get it and hope you never need to use it., although I haven't tried the driver update feature yet.

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1 stars

"not really a program"

January 27, 2008  |  By promytius

 |  Version: DriverMax 3.3

Pros

Well it installed and ran, which for free I suppose is good....

Cons

It's an add for their real program - other than a list of drivers that I can get from several other programs, it's functionality is 'zero'; it cannot at this time DO anything with that list, as it supposedly should. It can't go get the latest drivers for you. So it's gone. Nice advertisement, but even a crippled, "I'll get you ten updates" would be better than -sorry can't do that.

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2 stars

"So So "

January 26, 2008  |  By 13dano

 |  Version: DriverMax 3.3

Pros

Still waiting to be able to download updated drivers. They say it is coming but when?

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3 stars

"It's Free"

January 22, 2008  |  By George E Lynn

 |  Version: DriverMax 3.3

Pros

It works

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2 stars

"5 out of 10"

January 21, 2008  |  By amadaemon

 |  Version: DriverMax 3.3

Pros

tells you what you have and need

Cons

makes you look for it, giving user practice in using PC but waste of time

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4 stars

"DriverMax works great"

January 20, 2008  |  By bobscat

 |  Version: DriverMax 3.3

Pros

DriverMax does a good job finding and backing up drivers on your computer.

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3 stars

"Good to a point"

January 20, 2008  |  By stonehkm

 |  Version: DriverMax 3.3

Pros

Accuratley finds out of date drivers.

Cons

Still does not give the abilityy to download the drivers and sends you on a sometimes fruitless search for the new drivers it finds!

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5 stars

"Works and does what it advertises"

January 20, 2008  |  By mnelmes

 |  Version: DriverMax 3.3

Pros

Produces a Comprehensive list of drivers together with current version numbers and latest version numbers.

Amazing how many drivers on my PC are out of date, it shows that many hardware drivers which should be updated by Microsoft for Windows Vista are out of date!

Cons

Bad for Microsoft as it just shows how Microsoft fails us in NOT keeping windows vista drivers up to date.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.3
Version 3.3 features a new DriverMax Control Panel and solves a few minor problems.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date January 18, 2008
Date Added January 18, 2008
Version 3.3
Category
Category Drivers
Subcategory Motherboard Drivers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements Windows XP/2003 Server/Vista
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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