Nothing is more frustrating and time consuming than having to install for the umpteenth time drivers which are not recognized by your family PC recently brought back to life. You search in all your drawers and rummage through the stack of files that pile up on your desk, but you can not get your hands on the right CD and to make matters worse, you do not have Internet access anymore (the network adapter being part of the famous network devices to reinstall).
Still, you promised yourself the last time it happened that you no longer will be fooled and always have at hand a USB device containing all the drivers necessary for the proper installation of your computer system. Unfortunately, because of a lack of time and maybe lack of willingness, you have not been able to complete this project that would have save you from a lot of troubles.
You tell yourself that it is high time you find a more permanent and above all much easier and faster solution to apply in case of an other sticky situation. So why not use an app capable of fully supporting this task and assist you in the complete restoration of all your missing drivers, like DriverMax, for example.
DriverMax is primarily an app whose main purpose is to keep when possible the most important drivers of your computer updated and avoid conflicts between different versions which are often the cause of system slowdown or instability, and even the blue screen of death.
If this has not already been performed directly on the publisher's website and to benefit from the full functionality of the app, you need to first create a user account. To create a new one, you only need to go to "Settings" in DriverMax then click on "User Account". You can change at any time the information contained in your profile or your password, among other things.
Once logged into your new account, you can run a full scan of your computer by clicking "Scan for updates now". A list of the main drivers on your system is then displayed with the drivers to update at the top and below them the currently updated drivers. Click on "Download" to download the new versions. These are viewed by clicking on "View" or by clicking on "Drivers and Downloads Info" and then "Downloaded drivers". DriverMax even lets you as an option choose if you want a different version of the one originally suggested or if you want to simply ignore this update in the future. However, if you're not a Pro user, it will not be possible to download more than 2 updates at the same time and per day.
Select the downloaded updates and click on 'Install' to complete the process. DriverMax, for security purposes, is able to create a restore point, if you wish, before the installation starts.
When you have finished installing the latest updates suggested by DriverMax, ensuring this way a perfect stability of your various devices, and are happy with the result. The app gives you the opportunity to export some or all of your drivers, in order to prevent a laborious and difficult reinstallation of your system.
To do this, click on the option "Driver backup and restore" of the app then click on "Back up drivers". Then simply select the drivers to save and click on "Backup". Choose from the export options the one that suits you best and a zipped file will be generated automatically. You then only have to return to the option "Restore drivers from backup" to restore the drivers, from your backup folder (folder which can be easily stored in a USB device for example).
The installation of an update went wrong? Click on the option "Driver rollbacks" to return to a previous version of the driver or "Restore Points" to restore your system to a specific state.
You have just bought a new device and you're not sure if it's working properly? Click on the option "Identify unknown hardware" to detect if there are missing drivers.
DriverMax is also able to advise you in the choice of some devices if you wanted to buy a new video card or a new processor for example (see the "popular hardware" section in the app).
In the options of the "Settings" section of the app, you can also schedule regular scans to find new drivers according to your preferences and let DriverMax notify you when it finds new ones.
With the multiple features of DriverMax, you are now ready to face any possible malfunctions of your devices and avoid many disappointments in the event of a complete reinstallation of your system.
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.
Note: 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.