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  • Snappy Driver Installer icon

    Snappy Driver Installer

    Snappy Driver Installer is an application for installing/updating drivers on PCs running Microsoft Windows using driverpacks or included folders with drivers.

    Free Open Source Windows

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    DriverPack Solution

    It's a program that runs directly from a DVD and updates the drivers on any desired computer. .

    Free Open Source Windows

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    SlimDrivers

    SlimDrivers automatically updates PC drivers with real-time scanning and cloud technology.

    Freemium Windows

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  • IOBit Driver Booster icon

    IOBit Driver Booster

    Outdated drivers may heavily affect your PC performance and lead to system crashes. Driver Booster scans and identifies outdated drivers automatically, and downloads and...

    Freemium Windows

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  • Driver Easy icon

    Driver Easy

    It scans your computer, tells you what drivers are missing or outdated, then updates them all, in one go. All you have to do is click Update All button, and all drivers...

    Freemium Windows Web

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  • DriverBackup! icon

    DriverBackup!

    DriverBackup is a lightweight driver-backup tool. The application is portable with a caveat: you'll need administrative privileges for full use. You can opt to...

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Double Driver icon

    Double Driver

    Double Driver is a very simple and useful tool which not only allows you to view all the drivers installed on your system but also allows you to backup, restore, save...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 4.1.0, released on August 2010, can be still downloaded from Softpedia.
  • DriversCloud.com icon

    DriversCloud.com

    Created in 2004, and continually improved, DriversCloud.com, formerly Ma-Config.com, has established itself on the web as a free service to PC users running Windows and...

    Free Windows Linux Web

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  • DUMo icon

    DUMo

    KC Softwares Driver Update Monitor searches for driver updates based on versions it detects in the cloud of users (same method as SUMo).

    Free Windows

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  • Unknown Device Identifier icon

    Unknown Device Identifier

    Unknown Device Identifier enables identify the yellow question mark labeled Unknown Devices in Device Manager. Reports a detailed summary for the manufacturer name, OEM...

    Free Windows

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  • Driver Genius icon

    Driver Genius

    Driver Genius Professional is a professional driver management tool that features both driver management and hardware diagnostics. Driver Genius Professional can backup...

    Commercial Windows

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  • 3DP Chip icon

    3DP Chip

    Enumerates main hardware (mainboard, processor, sound, network, graphics) and offers driver download from its own database. It offers also custom made drivers for...

    Free Windows

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    Driver Store Explorer

    Driver Store Explorer helps you manage your Windows drivers. Enumerate, add and delete drivers with ease. FEATURES Enumerate / List all the packages staged in the...

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • Driver Talent icon

    Driver Talent

    Driver Talent is a straightforward and totally free Windows application designed to download and install driver update, backup and restore drivers as necessary...

    Freemium Windows

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  • SnailDriver icon

    SnailDriver

    Snail Driver is a free desktop software which allows you to download, to update and to install Windows drivers automatically with one click.

    Free Windows

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DriverMax Comments

Forces registration for driver downloading

Comment by dog_funtom
about DriverMax · May 2014 · Helpful Not helpful

Just saying.

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Comment by RemovedUser
about DriverMax · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Btw driver backup and restore features are available without registration. Any download options require (free) email registration.

Driver Max will require you to share the drivers on your system with the 'community' that is upload them to their servers.

To download more than 2 drivers a day, you need pro.
Handy tool for driver backups, but I'm going to look for an alternative that is completely free.

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Comment by RemovedUser
about DriverMax · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

To sum up the comments on the website referenced by BosseWeb (Btw these comments date back to 2008.):

  • Users reported that Driver Max would install drivers for the wrong Windows version (e.g. Vista drivers on XP)
  • After installing drivers the PC would become unstable or slow
  • One user claimed that he received a phishing email after registering his email on the Driver Max homepage
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Comment by BosseWeb
about DriverMax · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Latest version: 5.5 (free program, paid update available)
Please read the comment on DriverMax @ Techsupportalert: ”by Hellsinger on Tue, 07/15/2008 – 01:40 (#4232) ”
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-windows-driver-backup.htm

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Comment by BobbyIII
about DriverMax · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

I don't know how well it works, but one thing I can tell for sure is that the free version is really annoying: you need to create an account, you get nag screens all over the place, as "duri" said limited to 2 drivers per day and the interface is just totally counter intuitive. That's not called free software but "nag" software.

I can definitely not recommend it for anyone unless you buy the pro version.

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Comment by duri
about DriverMax · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Great piece of software! Probably still the best one in the market when comes to updating drivers.

There's one catch though. Now it has a limitation to 2 driver downloads per day. It's bit irritating.

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Comment by Aerialsky
about DriverMax · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

Register then you can easily check update for newer version of your driver ^^

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Comment by Ola
about DriverMax · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

I like this! Better interface then RadarSync and feels a bit better. The only complaint was that you had to register to get a code. But it was worth it.

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