DriverMax is a new utility helping you to find and download the latest driver updates for your computer. The driver may get corrupted, or the new functional changes of the computer performance may require driver update.
In general, you need to spend unspecified time on the web to locate the driver version, which will be suitable for your particular driver. Note all the drivers are properly marked so there is a danger to download a wrong driver, which will affect the device performance, or even the evil Trojan hidden under the innocent driver’s clothes.
With DriverMax, the whole process of the drivers search and downloading becomes easy and straightforward, as the utility will take care of the most of the work.
Your computer software structure is kind of “aging”, some drivers became unstable or even corrupted with time after the software crashes. In vast majority of the cases of Windows inefficient and slow performance, the problem source can be traced to the drivers.
The Driver Backup option allows you to store the drivers in the compressed archive, so you can always restore the original driver for the particular device if needed. When you need to reinstall Windows OS, you will have a luxury of restoring all the drivers in no time, sparing you of the substantial research efforts. The Driver Restore option allows you to install all the drivers that you exported earlier in the compressed backup. The entire operation might take up to 5-10 minutes.
Computer restart is required after all drivers are reinstalled.
What are Device Drivers?
A device driver, or a software driver is a type of computer software, typically developed to make the hardware in your computer work. Typically, this constitutes an interface for communicating with the device, through the specific computer bus or communications subsystem that the hardware is connected to, providing commands to and/or receiving data from the device, and on the other end, the requisite interfaces to the operating system and software applications. Often called a driver for short, it is a specialized hardware dependent computer program which is also operating system specific that enables another program, typically an operating system or applications software package or computer program running under the operating system kernel, to interact transparently with a hardware device, and usually provides the requisite interrupt handling necessary for any necessary asynchronous time-dependent hardware interfacing needs.
The key design goal of device drivers is abstraction. Every model of hardware (even within the same class of device) is different. Newer models also are released by manufacturers that provide more reliable or better performance and these newer models are often controlled differently.
Computers and their operating systems cannot be expected to know how to control every device, both now and in the future. To solve this problem, operating systems essentially dictate how every type of device should be controlled. The function of the device driver is then to translate these OS mandated function calls into device specific calls. In theory a new device, which is controlled in a new manner, should function correctly if a suitable driver is available. This new driver will ensure that the device appears to operate as usual from the operating systems' point of view.
Depending on the specific computer architecture, drivers can be 8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit, and more recently, 64-bit. This corresponds directly to the architecture of the operating system for which those drivers were developed. For example, in 16-bit Windows 3.11, most drivers were 16-bits, while most drivers for 32-bit Windows XP are 32-bit. More recently, specific 64-bit Linux and Windows versions have required hardware vendors to provide newer 64-bit drivers for their devices.
What kind of drivers can DriverMax update?
Windows XP system drivers, Motherboards, Network Adapters, Video Adapters, Digital Cameras / Camcorders, MP3 Players, USB Devices, Modems, Keyboard, Windows Vista system drivers, VOIP (Voice Over IP) Phones, CD and DVD Drives, Sound Cards, Printers, Scanners, Webcams, Hard Disks, Wireless Devices, Mouse from different manufacturers like 3Com, Adaptec, AMD, Atheros, BenQ, Brother, Cisnet, Conexant, CXT, D-Link, Genius, Hauppauge, Hp, Intel, Leadtek, Lexmark, Logitech, Maxtor, MPC, Nikon, NVidia, Olympus, Philips, RealTek, Saitek, Sapphire, Sharp, Sony Ericcson , Toshiba, Western Digital
Professional version with enhanced functionality is available.
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