DriverMax

DriverMax

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3053 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.3
File Size:
5.52MB
Date Added:
July 08, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
13,300,029
Downloads Last Week:
34,896
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Windows XP/2003 Server/Vista

Editors' review

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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  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 3053 votes

    • 5 star: 1469
    • 4 star: 832
    • 3 star: 272
    • 2 star: 161
    • 1 star: 319
  • Current Version:

    3.8

    out of 27 votes

    • 5 star: 10
    • 4 star: 7
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 5 stars

    "Worked flawlessly!"

    September 30, 2014

    Version: DriverMax 7.40

    Pros

    Identified all drivers out of date and updated everyone of them without issue.

    Cons

    It was a little confusing getting the Pro version started.

    Summary

    Worked kike a charm!!

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  • 4 stars

    "My problem solver !"

    September 30, 2014   |   By vancock

    Version: DriverMax 7.40

    Pros

    Very user friendly and safe.

    Cons

    When using the free version and you try to download a driver it shows you that it's going to take more than 50 min. This is just a trick for you to give up on the free version and obviously use the paid version To solve the problem you have to go to the previous window and back again hitting the free download button, and now it shows approx. 3 min to finish the download.

    Summary

    I've been using DRIVERMAX for many years now, and it solved many of my driver problems. Newer versions are more user friendly and suitable for beginners.

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  • 5 stars

    "So Goood !"

    September 27, 2014   |   By modimagic

    Version: DriverMax 7.40

    Pros

    - It can install and update all kinds of drivers
    - Displays already installed drivers with full details
    - Can identify unknown hardware too !
    - Provides multiple versions of any driver to install
    - Can rollback drivers if a problem occurs
    - Creates a restore image before installing a driver
    - I can backup and restore my drivers
    - Totally clean with NO ads
    - Its FREE !

    Cons

    None at all

    Summary

    We Love you.
    Drivermax is totally awesome.

    Please keep up the good work.

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  • 5 stars

    "Safe and easy to use!"

    September 25, 2014   |   By TehAgeless

    Version: DriverMax 7.40

    Pros

    Multiple versions of newest driver available.
    Ability and prompting to create a restore point on each new driver installation
    Very user friendly
    Ad free

    Cons

    Hefty wait time in between drivers as free user.

    Summary

    Good driver update utility software, I use it on every computer I work on. Even with the terribly slow wait time in between drivers I still recommend this to everyone I talk to.

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  • 5 stars

    "un des rares à détecter et remplacer les pilotes,RAS"

    September 23, 2014   |   By jeamarbq

    Version: DriverMax 7.40

    Pros

    seul gratuit du genre,détecte des nouveaux pilotes là où pourtant windows les "dits" à jour via le gestionnaire de périphériques,la version payante doit-être sympa et je l'a prendrai lorsque j'en aurais les moyens financiers....

    Cons

    le temps de recharge du compte gratuit,les deux 1ers vont vite,ensuite le temps s'allonge,mais c'est la contre partie de la version gratuite,et on peut très bien faire avec un peu de patience .. .

    Summary

    bien,complet,efficace...

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  • 5 stars

    "Great software to keep hardware up-to-date!"

    September 22, 2014   |   By solyrref

    Version: DriverMax 7.40

    Pros

    - Simple but nice interface
    - Smooth downloading
    - Simple installation
    - Makes it easy

    Cons

    - Driver backup should be normally accepted, not to be asked for (just in case you accidentally chose not to backup and it goes wrong

    Summary

    Years ago I already worked with DriverMax, but wasn't the piece of software it is nowadays. Too difficult, not as simple as it is now, too much work for updating. Updating drivers is made very simple! I've gone from another piece of driver-software to DriverMax (i thought it was the same uneasy piece of software it was years ago) and it found already more updates the other software didn't tell me. I had 6 driver-updates and in the Free version it made me a couple of hours because of the waiting time. Now i've updated those drivers it's easy to keep the others up-to-date. It's a simple and quick process, so now, after the negative thoughts years ago about the difficult processes within FriverMax, i'm fan of this software right now! Just easy and quick keeping my hardware up-to-date! Nice work!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Did the trick"

    September 18, 2014   |   By r007kit

    Version: DriverMax 7.40

    Pros

    Found unknown devices.
    Easy install all button if you like.
    Prompts for system restore points.

    Cons

    No Download All Button.
    User Interface could use an update.

    Summary

    Managed to install the Windows ActiveSync Driver that Microsoft was having a hard time with. All said I'm quite happy with my purchase.

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  • 5 stars

    "Very good software"

    September 17, 2014   |   By lahavyanai

    Version: DriverMax 7.40

    Pros

    You can get the latest hardware updates,You can easily go back to the previous driver,There's plenty of information of computer hardware that drivermax provides
    .

    Cons

    In the past I did not know how to use drivermax to update drivers in a safe way, today it is clear.

    Summary

    Thank you Innovative Solutions for enable hardware updates.

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