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DriverMax 5.91 [suggestion To Be On Front Page]

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DriverMax is a new tool that allows you to download the latest driver updates for your computer. No more searching for rare drivers on discs or on the web or inserting one installation CD after the other. Just create a free account, log in, and start downloading the updates that you need. You can also export all your current drivers (or just the ones that work ok) to a folder or a compressed file. After reinstalling Windows you will have everything in one place! Most of the situations when Windows is running slower are caused by faulty driver installations. Windows stores all versions of older drivers just in case you want to go back; sometimes it messes up older versions with more recent ones. The Export Wizard will only export the drivers you select by copying the needed files to a folder or a compressed ZIP file. After reinstalling Windows all drivers will be back in place in less than 5 minutes - sparing you of searching, inserting disc after disk and losing precious time.

The Import Drivers wizard allows you to install all the drivers that you exported earlier. The entire operation might take up to 5-10 minutes. Just one single computer restart will be required after all drivers are reinstalled!

DriverMax is able to display a complete report of all drivers (versions, release dates) installed on your system. This feature can also be very useful when you want to analyze the differences between the drivers installed on different machines.

Drivers are used for interfacing with:

* Printers

* Video adapters

* Network cards

* Sound cards

* Local buses of various sorts - in particular, for bus mastering on modern systems

* Low-bandwidth I/O buses of various sorts (for pointing devices such as mice, keyboards, USB, etc.)

* computer storage devices such as hard disk, CD-ROM and floppy disk buses (ATA, SATA, SCSI)

* Implementing support for different file systems

* Implementing support for image scanners and digital cameras

Choosing and installing the correct device drivers for given hardware is often a key component of computer system configuration.

DriverMax only works on Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2003 (all service packs, both 32 bit and 64 bit versions). Driver downloads are *only* available for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP users.

Homepage - http://www.innovative-sol.com/drivermax/

Size: 3.69 MB

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Good tool, but has got flaws in being inaccurate and having limitations (without pro etc), so I'd say 50/50 as for front page. Not arguing that some on FP are even less good.

Thanks for heads up none the less!

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I agree with the inaccurate part. I uninstalled this very quick as I feared it would mess my PC.

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These driver update programs tend to be very inaccurate (as mentioned before) and at times they mess up people's computers... I don't think we'd want to list any of these programs, even though they can at times be useful. ;)

Of course we always appreciate suggestions, but we can't always honor them :)

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yup! old way is a good way- get SIW- then in Guides and Tuts page, select as which- one by one, but without risk...

Update regarding Slim: sooooo ssslllooooowwww... just hope it will not be some registry issue to get rid of :ph34r:

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Seems good to me. I'll be using it. Downloaded updates quickly and installed fine (all driver programs tell me I need them, but usually add ones I don't as well) It installed a couple that usually fail on the other updaters.

Have to say I like it so far, not sure why it's slow for you Atasas. Downloaded the Slim Cleaner, also seems decent for a free program. I'll add it to my many cleaners :D

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I've used just about every conceivable method for updating drivers, and for the price, Drivermax is hands down the best for me.

The thing with Drivermax is though that you have to learn it's pitfalls. For instance, I've had bad experiences using it for Nvidia chipset drivers. If you take a little extra time and use the web interface to pick the drivers as well, it becomes much safer, until you are more familiar with it.

You can also rollback drivers in case you mess up, but setting a restore point before doing the updates is pretty much a fool proof way to make sure you don't do anything tragic.

The only service I've found that is/was better is driveragent.com.

Expensive though.

I fooled around with the Slim Driver a bit, and found Drivermax to be much more useful. At $40 for two years of unlimited computer updates, it's a steal.

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Slow?- my PC specs aren't great and Internet connection is awful... all beside the point!

Efing Sound Driver is cocked up!- using windows driver restore thingy to get sound back! :angry:

1:0 to Win7 against Slim

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