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15-07-2010, 08:10 PM
Anybody know anything about Driver Max, It says free to download but does one have to then pay to get the drivers if any that are required?


15-07-2010, 08:43 PM
Ive Used drivermax to back up a persons drivers before wiping their drive, esp if its some sort of "odd ball" make/Model that may be awkward to locate the originals. BUT never kept it for longer than a week - But the trial does run out.

personally I wouldn't trust those sorts of programs to get the latest updates-- go directly to the manufactures site, where they would normally be free.

15-07-2010, 09:44 PM
I downloaded it once for some reason I forget, not to update a driver, might have been to see if it could find an unknown device.
It looked OK, never used it since.

15-07-2010, 09:47 PM
Ah, exactly as I thought, so it is shareware with a 30 day trial. Will let my friend know this. She swore it was all free and would fix everything on her computer. Some people will never listen!

Thanks wainuitech.


15-07-2010, 09:53 PM
Yeah, AS I mentioned -- I have used it to back up drivers, the program puts them in folders.

As for the rest of the functions -- Personally I'd rather work the "old School Way" get them from the manufactures.

would fix everything on her computer Great Tui's ad ;)

15-07-2010, 10:40 PM
I had a customer once claimed their brother living overseas had a CD that could automatically fix any PC problem & couldn't understand why they had to wait to get their computer fixed. If I recall correctly it had popped capacitors on the motherboard.

15-07-2010, 11:03 PM
Yes, I may use it to back up drivers, but I would rather go to the manufacturers to get get them to begin with. Will mention that to friend.

Thanks, LL

16-07-2010, 12:01 AM
A bit of Googling and use of the Web archive usually turns up hard to find drivers when I need them.

I try Driverguide.com as a last resort, and I've never tried some random driver program.