DriverMax

DriverMax

Free
Automatically updates the drives for the user's hardware
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Analyzes the drivers installed on your operating system, searches online sources for newer versions of any of them and notifies you when it found an update. Scans your hardware and attempts to find the necessary drivers for the devices or hardware that your PC doesn't recognize.

Device drivers play a very important role in your system as they allow it to communicate with your physical and virtual devices. So, keeping drivers appropriate and up-to-date is a very advisable action you should take to make good use of your PC or laptop. DriverMax is a handy tool that detects your faulty, outdated or missing device drivers, and helps you solve those problems.

The program offers a modern and pleasant user interface consisting of five sections. The most important one is probably "Driver updates" as it shows you the list of the device drivers that require to be installed or updated in your system. This task, in turn, can be done individually or you can select two or more drivers (or all of them) to be updated in a single operation. In this list, however, you will also see the devices that already have the latest drivers installed and work correctly. Of course, both the search for updated drivers and the updating process itself require an active Internet connection to be performed.

Besides searching for the latest drivers available for your devices, the program also allows you to backup your currently installed ones, so you can restore them later. This happens to be a very helpful feature if, for any reason, your device drivers get damaged or you need to reinstall Windows, as you won't loose a lot of time looking for your required drivers again. However, the program can restore your drivers from different sources: Windows restore points, your previously created backup, Windows' drivers rollback feature, or a previously downloaded driver. Both tasks can be performed from the "Backup" and "Restore" sections of the program, respectively.

In conclusion, DriverMax is all you need to keep your device drivers up-to-date and working correctly. The program is compatible with all Windows versions available at the moment, including the new Windows 10. Besides, the $19.90 cost is for a 30 days subscription, but you can also get a 1 year subscription for $34.90, a 2 years subscription for $44.90 or a lifetime subscription for $149.00. The free version of the program can be used indefinitely, but it includes several limitations like slow download speeds and limited number of daily downloads.

Ricardo Soria
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Review summary

Pros

  • Modern and pleasant user interface.
  • Allows you to backup your current device drivers.
  • Capable of restoring your device drivers from different sources.
  • Compatible with all Windows versions available at the moment.

Cons

  • The free version of the program includes several important limitations.
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