DriverMax

DriverMax

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.92
  • Total Downloads:
    13,765,265
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 20, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.45MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    35,899
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Your computer system's drivers tell your hardware and software what to do. Without up-to-date drivers, your system won't perform to its full potential and might even experience problems. Obsolete drivers can sometimes even leave vulnerabilities and security holes that have been fixed in updates that you don't have, and why? Because updating drivers is a nuisance falling somewhere between an oil change and a dentist's appointment, that's why; and it's worse still if you're the sort of user who depends on a PC yet has no earthly idea what goes on inside the box (and like it that way, thank you very much). So, get DriverMax from Innovative Solutions. This free cloud-based tool helps you download and install up-to-date drivers practically painlessly. You'll need to create a free user account to make DriverMax work.

DriverMax scanned our PC during setup and displayed our drivers in a compact view, with up-to-date drivers marked in green and those with available updates in red. The scan found eight available updates. We simply had to click Download to get the drivers, select More Options to view an information box with links to other drivers and options, or click a Help icon to access related information. The drivers all come from a variety of sites and often download and install in different ways, too, so the ability to view other available drivers and documentation can make a big difference.

When you download a driver in the free version of DriverMax, a Web page opens with information and a download link. The Pro upgrade downloads drivers directly within the DriverMax interface, but we don't have a problem with an intermediate step since "slow, steady, and careful" (and plenty of info) add up to trouble-free upgrades and smooth sailing from then on. Of course, you can also use DriverMax as a guide for updating drivers individually using their own programs (where available). DriverMax also backs up and restores your drivers (backup = good). DriverMax proved superior to similar driver maintenance tools we've tried, with a quality look and feel; we recommend it for users of all skill levels.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 36 votes

    • 5 star 12
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    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 3
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    out of 3083 votes

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    • 2 star 161
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4 stars

"What do you want for free"

June 09, 2009  |  By ianmurray2009

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.92

Pros

for a free program i think drivermax delivers an excellant service to be able to keep my drivers up to date is spot on and all for nothing

Cons

at the moment you can only download one driver at a time but hopefully this will change this just goes to show how popular drivermax really is

Summary

if people arent happy with drivermax they can always pay for a program that will update your drivers i myself will continue to use and recomend drivermax

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4 stars

"It seems okay"

June 08, 2009  |  By lavinio66

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.92

Pros

It lists accurately the drivers that need updating . The whole package seems profesional and well laid out. and quite easy to navigate.

Cons

You can only download 1 driver at a time. ans although you can read users reviews of each driver before uploading as to minimize the risk. I still managed to come unstuck with 1 particular driver..

Summary

SEEMS ALL RIGHT BUT YOU SHOULD BACK UP EVERYTHING BEFORE AND IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO CHECK YOUR MANUFACTURERS PC DRIVERS LIST.. THE FORMAT AND LAYOUT IS GOOD BUT TAKES TIME TO FAMILIARISE YOURSELF WITH THE PROGRAM.. UNFORTUNATELY IT ONLY ALLOWS 1 DOWNLOAD PER DAY..I AM NOT SURE IF IT IS A GOOD POLICY TO UPDATE TO NEWER DRIVERS IF YOUR OLD ONES ARE WORKING FINE. WELL AS IT COSTS NOTHING MAYBE ITS WORTH WHILE GIVING DRIVER MAX A GO.

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1 stars

"Bad experience"

June 03, 2009  |  By bytesponge

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.92

Pros

Great to be able to update drivers on one site! I used to look all over the internet for stuff like this to get the latest driver!

Cons

After downloading a Via USB mastering driver, I lost the use of my computer!
It would not boot!

Summary

This was an earlier version! I don't know if it has gotten better, but I amnot willing to chance it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Be very wary if you don't want to re-load your windows operating system!
I contacted the people at Drivermax by e-mail on another computer, and never heard from them after repeated attempts!

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1 stars

"Wast of Time!"

June 01, 2009  |  By utahgary

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.92

Pros

I couldn't find any Pros.

Cons

It would never download and install any drivers for me. Even if did worked, it only allows one download per day. It would take me several days to update my drivers.

Summary

It's free, but what good is it if it doesn't work?

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5 stars

"ONE THE BEST DRIVER UPDATE PROGRAMS FREE"

June 01, 2009  |  By deguy50

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.92

Pros

it works it does all the work for you. if your driver does not work or things dont work right after you need to roll back the driver. so if you update something take note of what your downloading.

Cons

only 1 download a day but for free what do you want

Summary

it updated my old computer and everthing works well and faster. just make sure you know what your doing and take note just in case something goes wrong .you can always roll back the driver

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5 stars

"Every Vista PC Needs This. Only one of its kind."

May 24, 2009  |  By sdoxas

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.92

Pros

Scans and Updates all your hard to find drivers.
Amazingly simple.
Identifies devices you never knew you had.
Fixes a slew of driver related problems (USB-Hibernation problems).
Backs up all your drivers.

Cons

Very few drivers did not download correctly, but eventually did.
Installing drivers can be time consuming, although this is the fastest way I know of.
Interface could be spruced up.
Takes up its fair share of resources. Disable after you're finished.

Summary

My Vista PC runs great now. Especially my USB related problems. I have not found another program like this.

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3 stars

"See Pro's and Cons below"

May 23, 2009  |  By Ian086

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.92

Pros

Has a good search and find feature and the first driver was downloaded in reasonable time.

Cons

During the initial search 22 drivers were identified as being old and in need of replacement. However, the site only allows one driver update per day which means it is going to take me over three weeks to update my computer

Summary

If this problem is overcome it could prove a good programme for updating drivers

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3 stars

"FINDS ALL THE DRIVERS BUT ISN'T EASY TO USE"

May 22, 2009  |  By cybersenior01

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.92

Pros

It's FREE. Finds all your out of date drivers fast

Cons

Not easy to figure out or use. Plus, needs to describe what the updated driver adds. They claim they only want you to download one drive a day, but they upload all they can get off your computer. Didc I mention, this is a P2P program.

Summary

It's FREE (compare with other similar programs that cost $25 and up). It finds out of date drivers fast, but isn't easy to learn or use

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5 stars

"One of the top five programs on the Internet."

May 18, 2009  |  By luckylanny

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.92

Pros

Everything works as advertised.

Cons

Gotten overloaded. Quit advertising for a while.

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5 stars

"excellent works around"

May 14, 2009  |  By gamatron

 |  Version: DriverMax 4.92

Pros

jobs on my 5 machines no fails

Cons

May be a litle pesky driver download and installation.But is not painfull.

Summary

I wait versions for windows7 both x86 and x64. DriverMax is for any user profil.


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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Innovative Solutions
Publisher web site http://www.innovative-sol.com
Release Date March 20, 2009
Date Added March 20, 2009
Version 4.92
Category
Category Drivers
Subcategory Motherboard Drivers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
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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