DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3080 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.3
  • Total Downloads:
    13,592,228
  • Date Added:
    July 08, 2008
  • File Size:
    5.53MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    35,916
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista

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. As of the version 4 update, the DriverMax Agent, which automatically scans for driver updates, only works in Windows Vista 43-bit. Nevertheless, 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

    3.8

    out of 27 votes

    • 5 star 10
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 3080 votes

    • 5 star 1487
    • 4 star 836
    • 3 star 274
    • 2 star 161
    • 1 star 322
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1 stars

"Freeware hmmm?"

October 30, 2008  |  By techman734

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.3

Pros

Sounded promising

Cons

Not Freeware just free to download. It does list your drivers ..........

Summary

The only thing I found useful with this product is it createss a nice list of currently used drivers on your PC, thats it.

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5 stars

"hebat lo to ye"

September 01, 2008  |  By hariscakep

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.3

Pros

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Cons

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3 stars

"Good, but it fall in the register to use it"

August 19, 2008  |  By hvasquez28

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.3

Pros

It's very easy to use and competed in the information that give

Cons

if don't have the network dirver you can't do anything because you nedd conect to internet to use it

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5 stars

"Works fine, easy to use and it FREE"

July 29, 2008  |  By Artist69

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.3

Pros

My PC is getting old and some drivers are hard to find. But thanks to DriverMax I have found and updated my drivers. Using this FREE software I have already made a huge difference to the running of my PC. It now works better and faster.

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2 stars

"not very friendly"

July 25, 2008  |  By 7sons

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.3

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5 stars

"Very Nice"

July 25, 2008  |  By cevers

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.3

Pros

Now my drivers are updated. My dektop and laptop are actuallised! It works very well!

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5 stars

"good, better than the rest"

July 25, 2008  |  By mendel129

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.3

Pros

I like this software.

It's better than the rest because

1) it's free

2) it looks nice

3) it works

4) it has extra's, like the things on driveragent.com but free!

Cons

Perhaps proxy-support can be included :)

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5 stars

"Right to the top"

July 25, 2008  |  By linksfield

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.3

Pros

I have been using Driver Max on my PC Windows XP for many month now, to identify out of date drivers

> and was delighted to find that I can now download and update my

> drivers. There were about 6 out of date and, once I realized that

> different drivers may have the same version number, which confused me a little, I managed to

> bring them all up to date. Moreover I can 'export' the drivers to My Documents -> My Drivers for subsequent easy monthly back-up. Driver Max must be congratulated on the

> ease of operation of this program.

I have tried a number of others, but there was always a problem of either finding the drivers or especially installing them. I have suggested they needed an installation Wizard instead of very detailed instructions, which sometimes did work. Driver Max appears to have overcome this problem. It was well worth the wait.

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4 stars

"Improved system performance with updated drivers"

July 23, 2008  |  By ebax123

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.3

Pros

Does a pretty good job of identifying updated drivers. Quick and very easy to use, unobtrusive automatic update notifier. Nice interface. Able to do what Windows update doesn't. Identifies correctly current version and provides options for updates. Make driver backups and restores. Creates system restore points in case wrong driver is selected.

Cons

Program identifies all ports that use same driver (eg USB ports) Also suggests you reboot after each update. My 1st run identified 15 updates which would have required 15 reboots. I didn't do this, only when I did last update and all went well. I 'carefully' only chose the manufacturers update when more than one update for same new release existed. Each update created a system restore point, so care must be taken not to run out of space allocated to system restore.

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5 stars

"An excellant program - and Free WOW!"

July 22, 2008  |  By chasmayxxx

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.3

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.3
Version 4.3 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date July 08, 2008
Date Added July 08, 2008
Version 4.3
Category
Category Drivers
Subcategory Motherboard Drivers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 5.53MB
File Name drivermax_7_45_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,592,228
Downloads Last Week 35,916
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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