DriverMax

DriverMax

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3081 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.7
  • Total Downloads:
    13,765,265
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 25, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.45MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    35,899
  • Platform:
    Windows
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    3.6

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    out of 3081 votes

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1 stars

"PLEASE PLEASE PEOPLE THIS IS JUNK"

January 07, 2009  |  By aaronsdadmt

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.7

Pros

NOT A ONE.......Don't always believe what you read, this is simply the worst excuse for software I've ever seen

Cons

Your pc doesn't need anymore crap installed on it, all your doing is giving them permission to bombard you with junk ads and spam galore, do yourself a favor & skip this one

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4 stars

"What every driver hater is looking for!"

January 06, 2009  |  By Highsight

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.7

Pros

Identifies unknown hardware.
FREE!!!!
Finds latest versions.
Downloads quickly.
Installs without need for user guidance.
Your choice of driver version to download and install.

Cons

Having to go through their site is a bit of a hassle, it would be nice if it was all streamlined within the program.
No 64bit support (yet!)
You need to make an account.

Summary

This program is a must have for anyone who hates searching everywhere for that one driver they need. It is quick, easy, user friendly, and best off all FREE. Keep it up guys, this app has the potential to be a household name.

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1 stars

"Waste of time, links you to scammeras and advertizers"

January 02, 2009  |  By artman10299

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.7

Pros

Appears to find drivers and updates

Cons

When you try to update, they link you to scammer websites.

Summary

I don't trust any software maker that has connections or links to scam websites.
Then you can't back out of their webpage.

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4 stars

"Easy to use. Best driver program - including my PCs mfg"

January 02, 2009  |  By o_daniels

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.7

Pros

I've a Dell PC. I've used Dell's driver program & another that's not free. The right path to take isn't as clear as what is presented by DM. I'll not be surprised if I get a bad driver with DM. But, I'm sure my success rate will be much, much higher.

Cons

Can only select one driver at a time. This is really more of a wish list being reported as a con. The program is not as intuitive as I think it could be - you must scan the help. Oh well...

Summary

Working with Dell's driver update service is much more difficult as far as determining if a given driver is for the hardware actually on your system. DriverMax, on the other hand, identifies the hardware and related drivers on your system and then recommends specific driver updates based on the information collected. Ditto for DriverAgent - plus it's not free.

Now, can one still run into problems? Definitely! But, isn't that the nature of driver updates, where driver manufacturing is not always subject to the quality control that we expect..

I'm no expert on this driver stuff. I just know correct updates came make a huge difference between hardware working appropriately or not; and having peak system performance or not. In that regard, I'm impressed by the ease with which DriverMax has enabled me to quickly and successfully install drivers - bringing my system completely up-to-date.

And it is free...! What a deal!

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5 stars

"" IT'S COME A LONG WAY" !!"

December 21, 2008  |  By mark bevan

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.7

Pros

Obviously, i love the fact it's free and it works!! Once you find your feet it's pretty straight forward to use.

Cons

As J.Wayne mentioned, do be careful, you might find some of the drivers are not compatible with your computer.

Summary

DriverMax has come a long way since last year. I did have it installed in the past but it failed to download many of the drivers, so i dumped it. Now, with this latest version, i thought "what the heck" I'll give it a try. Well, to be honest i wasn't disappointed. It takes a little while to scan your system but well worth the wait. In total i had 12 drivers which needed updating. All but one were quickly downloaded and installed. BUT, create a system restore point before you start and DO NOT download and install in bulk. What i did was one by one, this way you have better control over what your doing, and if one driver isn't compatible you know which one it was. Out of 12 drivers 1 wasn't compatible. Did an online check and it was for Vista system, I'm running XP, that's the only problem i had. All in all a great piece of software but use with care, and take notes of the non compatible drivers for future reference.

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5 stars

"Excellent driver finder"

December 16, 2008  |  By Barbaraannteacake

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.7

Pros

Its easy to use and as I am not a computer buff it saved my bacon. I got the graphic driver I was needing and also updated my other drivers. It also tells you the % rate of compatibility.

Cons

I have found nothing so far to dislike, its a no nonsense software.

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5 stars

"The best free driver update ever."

December 09, 2008  |  By time2line

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.7

Pros

Driver Max is a robust software unit, good job people at Driver Max.!

Cons

For free driver updates, it's the best going.

Summary

Driver Max is easy to use.
Importing and exporting is one of the thing is has going for this software,(DRIVER MAX)!
Ive been look for this kind of driver update for two years.
Could Driver max be able to some how have make also for BIOs update too.
Thank you DRIVER MAX.

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4 stars

"An excellent Driver finder."

November 29, 2008  |  By J.Wayne

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.7

Pros

Updated many of my drivers and found drivers for SD Card Reader that was not available on Driver Disks.

Cons

May provide drivers that are not completely compatible.

Summary

Great at finding and updating drivers. But it may provide a driver that is not completely compatible with the current setup. So be sure to check the operation after installing so it can be backed out if necessary.

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General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date November 25, 2008
Date Added November 25, 2008
Version 4.7
Category
Category Drivers
Subcategory Motherboard Drivers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows 2003 SP 1, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, Windows XP SP 1, Windows Vista, Windows 2003 32-bit, Windows Server 2003 x86 R2, Windows XP, Windows XP 32-bit, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004, Windows 2003, Windows XP SP 2, Windows XP Media Center Edition 2003
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 30-day trial
Price Free

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