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    Unknown Devices

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    • Discontinued Last update was on June 2, 2007. See http://www.halfdone.org/ukd/
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    Driver Magician

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    Driver Updater

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    Commercial Windows

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    Driver Detective

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    AVG Driver Updater

    AVG Driver Updater automatically checks 127,000+ drivers to help give you: Less crashing Better graphics Faster browsing Richer audio Less...

    Commercial Windows

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    DriverPacks

    DriverPacks are collections of drivers intended to be integrated into a Windows installation disc/image (aka slipstreaming). This allows for automated installation of...

    Free Windows

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    Driver Reviver

    Driver Reviver is an industry leading PC Driver Update utility that will help you update your computer drivers in just a few clicks. Driver Reviver uses one of the...

    Commercial Windows

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    DriverIdentifier

    DriverIdentifier helps you determine the hardware installed on a machine without having to open the case. DirverIdentifier will scan your hardwares using a unique...

    Freemium Windows

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    Snappy Driver Installer Origin

    Snappy Driver Installer Origin is a portable Windows tool to install and update device drivers. It can be used offline to install drivers where Internet isn't...

    Free Open Source Windows

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    Driver Turbo

    Driver Turbo was designed to discover a new level of performance technology, detecting all drivers on your PC in seconds and matching them with the latest, most up to...

    Freemium Windows

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    Uniblue DriverScanner

    DriverScanner scans your computer to provide a list of drivers that need to be updated. With single click convenience, DriverScanner will then safely install each update...

    Commercial Windows

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    • Warning PUP and gives wrong update
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    Carambis Driver Updater

    Automatic searching for new drivers, downloading, installing, and updating existing drivers - all these actions could be made in few minutes and using just one program....

    Commercial Windows

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    RadarSync

    RadarSyncs service offers a free scan and recommendations of updates to device drivers and software applications installed on a computer running Microsoft Windows....

    Commercial Windows

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    Advanced Driver Updater

    Advanced driver updater helps to update outdated device drivers in order to improve the overall system performance and application response time.

    Commercial Windows

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    Driver Fusion

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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 mistaecko
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 mistaecko
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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