DriverMax takes the hassle out of reinstalling drivers.
So, the last time you had to do a full re-install of Windows, (if you haven’t yet you will), you discovered that the most frustrating part of the process was the installation of all those device drivers.
Most of us tend not to think about device drivers until the time comes when we end up searching high and low for the original install CD’s following an operating system re-install, or worse, spending hours on the Internet tracking down those hard to pin down drivers.
Well, help is at hand. DriverMax is a free register ware program that makes it easy to search for, backup and reinstall all your Windows drivers. Using DriverMax, you simply export all of your current drivers to a folder, or a compressed file of your choice.
Even better, the latest free version (June, 2009) of DriverMax allows you to download the latest driver updates. No more searching for your drivers. No more frustrating Internet searches or inserting one installation CD after the other.
After reinstalling Windows, the Import Drivers wizard helps you install the drivers that you exported earlier. The entire operation can usually be done in 5-10 minutes, as opposed to the hours that the alternative requires.
All you need to do then, is restart your computer and all those drivers will be automatically reinstalled.
Wizard based user interface
Export drivers based on filtering
Export drivers to a folder or to a compressed folder
Fast exporting and importing of drivers
Free registration code required within 30 days
This is a great little application that should be part of your recovery toolbox.
Requirements: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2003
Note: You will be required to create a free account, and log in, before you can start downloading the updates that you need.
Download at: Innovative Solutions
Update: July 4, 2009 – One of my readers, Cappydawg, has pointed out that this application now restricts users to just 2 driver updates daily. You may find this to be an unreasonable restriction. Checkout RadarSync 2008 which apparently has no such restrictions – this is a free program.