DriverMax is a tool designed to keep the drivers of our computers completely updated so that we do not suffer incompatibility problems such as those that usually appear when they become obsolete. But unlike similar applications, it is more of an assistant that will take care of an exhaustive control of these contents by itself.
The first thing DriverMax does as soon as we install it on our computer is to detect all the devices we have installed on the computer so that we know which are the necessary drivers. After that, it downloads all the drivers in the most recent versions that it finds so that you can use the previous devices without any limitations.
Once the above process is finished, DriverMax invites us to make a series of backup copies of all the downloaded drivers so that in case something bad happens with our computer, we can recover them in seconds. We recommend that you take the trouble to make a backup copy of the drivers at least once a month, as this will prevent you from more critical losses in the future.
In the first menu of DriverMax, you will then find the possibility to check every time you open the application if there are driver updates available so that you can always keep them at the latest version. You will also be able to recognize new devices that you have recently connected or get detailed reports about your computer's hardware.
Anyway, you should know that this application loads in your computer's taskbar, and keeps running in the background, always checking for driver updates periodically so you can access them. In case it detects that an update is available, an instant pop-up message will appear, and you will be able to download the file right then or whenever you want.
As far as the second menu of DriverMax is concerned, you will find a series of security functions essential for creating your backups in case you wish to do so. You will also be able to revert to older and sometimes more stable versions of the drivers, generate reports of the drivers you have installed, set restore points, and so on.
And also, we already said before that the program works in the background, looking for possible updates of your drivers. What we liked the most is that it remains in the same situation even with the downloads already running. That means that the DriverMax window will only have to be open when you want it to be, and in the meantime, you can always use your favorite programs.
Of course, once you start using this program, you can forget forever about accumulating those installation CDs in your shelves or drawers, waiting for the moment you need to reinstall a program's driver. This utility will do all the work for you, and all you need to do is install it and leave it working in the background, just waiting for the notifications it might show you.
Finally, the interface of DriverMax is undoubtedly one of the highest points of this application, considering that it is attractive but also functional since we find each of the available options or tools in seconds. Its navigation system employing a kind of tabs is very well achieved. According to what we experienced testing other similar applications, it is undoubtedly one of the best in the segment.
Suppose it comes to analyzing the main positive points or advantages that DriverMax has over other similar programs. In that case, we will have to talk about the fact that it can automatically detect all unknown devices and allow us to make a backup copy of the drivers whenever we want. To that, you have to add that it allows you to set restore points and download updated drivers whenever you want.
DriverMax has also disenchanted us about a very particular issue that we can rarely criticize in other programs. It is related to the fact that the software has the habit of using many of its functions, sending us directly to the developers' web page, which can sometimes be very annoying. It is perhaps the only negative point we have found about this platform.
To finish with the review itself, and as a conclusion, we can say that without any doubt about it, DriverMax is one of the best utilities we have available for when we want to update all the drivers needed on our computer. Aspects such as establishing security points to recover them in case of loss, or the fact that it has a very well-achieved design, are decisive in this recommendation.
Finally, we did not want to fail to mention that there is a Pro version of this application, which costs $57.75. However, we can usually buy it for less money thanks to the promotions of its developers, which adds several additional interesting features, so you should not fail to consider it either.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is DriverMax downloadable for Windows 10?
- Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows 10.
- What operating systems is it compatible with?
- This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista.
Here you can download the 32-bit version of DriverMax.
- Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
- Yes, although there is no special 64-bit version, so you can download the 32-bit version and run it on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
- What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
- To install DriverMax on your PC, you have to download the drivermax.exe file to your Windows and install it.
- Is DriverMax free?
- Yes, this program is free so you will be able to use it without any limitations, and without additional cost.
- Are there alternatives and programs similar to DriverMax?
- Yes, here you can see similar programs and alternatives.
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- Operating Systems
- Windows 11
- Windows 10
- Windows 8.1
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Vista