SlimDrivers Free

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Crashed my computer while loading Realtek driver"

    October 31, 2013  |   By nrkmann--2008

    Pros

    Creates a restore point (reason for two stars and not one star)

    Cons

    Does what you can do yourself

    Does not recover from errors

    Says you need to fix what is not broke.

    Tried to load AVG along with Slim Drivers... have to use custom install to avoid this. (this is worth zero stars, I come to Cnet to get error and clean software)

    Summary

    I have come to the conclusion that all the driver finding and loading SW is bogus or for the lazy and inept. Because computers are dated, and drivers are updated when new hardware is developed it is best to not fix what is not broaque (hopefully you understand the pun). If the manufacturer supports the new software they will put it on their website for download (Gateway in my case). Next is to check the hardware support site (Realtek & Intel in my case)and both had the same update just as you would have expected. None of these three worked so I tried Slim Drivers with the exact same result a crast when running alcxwdm.exe.

    Takes more work to DYI but you learn more. Use a restore point you can go back to.

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