DriverMax

DriverMax

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3083 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.5
  • Total Downloads:
    13,765,265
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 03, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.45MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    35,899
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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 4.4 update, the DriverMax Agent, which automatically scans for driver updates, works in Windows XP and Windows Vista 32-bit, but not 64-bit. 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

    3.9

    out of 33 votes

    • 5 star 11
    • 4 star 13
    • 3 star 5
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 3083 votes

    • 5 star 1488
    • 4 star 838
    • 3 star 274
    • 2 star 161
    • 1 star 322
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5 stars

"easy to use and reliable"

October 22, 2008  |  By le dilettante

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.5

Pros

automatic loading

Cons

There is no copy of the drivers as files on my PC

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4 stars

"easyyyyyyyyyyyyy"

October 21, 2008  |  By jmasouris7

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.5

Pros

easyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Cons

i like it is easy

Summary

i like it a lot

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2 stars

"I can never get the main screen interface to work."

October 21, 2008  |  By doowopmitz

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.5

Pros

After I have to go to the web page, I get it to work pretty well. But, that's a round about way to do it.

Cons

Can only update one driver at a time, and, a LOT of times the installation fails.

Summary

I like the program, but, I'd like it much better if it worked correctly.

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4 stars

"Free ~ But not novice friendly & that's a shame."

October 21, 2008  |  By PixFixTony

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.5

Pros

IT IS FREE!! No hidden fees. It doesn't scan your entire computer, give you a long list of drivers that need to be updated and then like so many "FREE" products have you click on the screen that leads to your salvation but at a PRICE!!!

Cons

The P.I.T.A is it scans,compiles & then wants you to select & install each update separately. Opening & closing multiple tabbed windows for each driver can lead to some confusion. Wouldn't want to try explaing to someone how to use it over the phone!

Summary

I would highly recommend this product to anyone who is unafraid of jumping in and doing their own updates. I wouldn't attempt using this if you don't have time to learn the curve, it's not steep but it isn't novice friendly. If they were able to build a installer that would accept multiple installs just as easy it does the compiling. Great software to have on all your computers.

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4 stars

"Excellent addition to the toolkit of any serious user."

October 19, 2008  |  By Pianosa23

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.5

Pros

Added peace of mind.

Cons

No problems detected.

Summary

Download and install this.

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3 stars

"Very useful but fiddly"

October 19, 2008  |  By bluearcher--2008

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.5

Pros

very easy to check whether drivers are up to date and good access to wide range of them. Installation usually simple.

Cons

Unable to quickly and easily select a whole range of new drivers to download - rather laborious process. Installation not very quick either and occasionally one will refuse to install.

Summary

Despite fiddlyness of interface this is better than any of the other driver utilities I've tried with better driver identification access and installation.

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5 stars

"better than other products i tried"

October 18, 2008  |  By KnooKie

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.5

Pros

gives good recent drivers that other sites do not

Cons

Links to websites

Summary

Having tried other products that appear to give driver updates only for the update to not exist i have found drivermax to be very reliable. I have been using it for quite some time now.

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4 stars

"At last a driver updater - Thank you God"

October 18, 2008  |  By Mycall Hall

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.5

Pros

It saves a lot of time and the usual inevitable heartbreak.

Cons

A bit confusing after you have downloaded your driver updates.

Summary

I have searched over the last few years for a simple way to locate hardware and software drivers and that search was in vain until I found DriverMax4. Thank you Innovative Solutions.

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3 stars

"still figuring it out"

October 18, 2008  |  By sleepy808

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.5

Pros

great for finding updates.

Cons

not so simple once they are downloaded

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4 stars

"it is user friendly"

October 17, 2008  |  By gfsoyo

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.5

Pros

it backup and restor all drivers

Cons

it is little slow and sometime does not nic driver

Summary

in general i like it

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.5
Version 4.5 is located on a faster server. An account activation bug is solved.
General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date October 03, 2008
Date Added October 03, 2008
Version 4.5
Category
Category Drivers
Subcategory Motherboard Drivers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
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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