SlimDrivers Free

SlimDrivers Free

Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 3095 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.18283
  • Total Downloads:
    8,574,476
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 01, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 38 votes

    • 5 star 17
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 3095 votes

    • 5 star 2107
    • 4 star 670
    • 3 star 108
    • 2 star 72
    • 1 star 138
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5 stars

"It's Awesome! The Driver Updater You only Need"

March 07, 2012  |  By Sealdrenxia

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.18283

Pros

It lets you update all driver, software, and windows update easily ^^

Cons

The Like Us! Button, once opened it won't close. You need to exit it on the system tray or kill it's process in the task manager

Summary

Overall It's still awesome

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1 stars

"Utter pants. Are they really "Microsoft Partners"..?"

March 05, 2012  |  By sicknero

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.18283

Pros

- Wasted half an hour in the office for me.
- Gave me a reason to come on here and rant a bit.

Cons

- Falsely reports out-dated drivers.
- Slimware forum shows lots of unhappy users who have had their O/S trashed by allowing this prog to update their drivers.
- Opens its own webpage every time you use it.
- Slimware apps claim to be portable but they all run installation routines, write to the registry, create /User/ folders etc.

Summary

I tried this out, it installed itself (despite being supposedly portable) along with the usual attempts to include a browser toolbar and hijack my homepage. (AVG in this case).

It scans quickly but then lies to you. It told me that my GeForce Driver is 2 years old, when the NVidia app actually checks for updates itself so I know beyond doubt that the driver is just a couple of weeks old.

It reported most of my drivers as being out of date, but after the Geforce lie I didn't take a lot of notice.

I looked on the Slimware forum and found no end of complaints from users who allowed this app to update their drivers, and were then left with non-working hardware and crashing PCs.

Please remove this from your site, CNET, it's this kind of thing that gives you a bad name.

Updated on Mar 5, 2012

(I discovered that once the prog is installed, you then get a "Create Portable Version" in the Settings tab. What's the point of that then?)

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2 stars

"Much promise, less delivery."

March 03, 2012  |  By eezee_cnet

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.18283

Pros

Good idea! Looks good. And it's free.
The overall look and feel of the GUI is not too complex, any medium experienced user of a computer can use it. The results after a scan for available updates might result in a long list and could be considered somewhat overwhelming at first.
The list is neatly categorized in different sections of your hardware that needs updated drivers.
There's a back-up option when you try to install the new drivers, please use this option at all times.
Within the program you can specify into which location on your computer back-up's should be stored. I.e. you could use an external hard drive for this to keep the back-up on another location instead of your system's hard drive.

Cons

Bad execution!
The available updates list can change over night. With no actual new drivers in it. It's more like a deja vu and makes one wonder if the previous updates were even installed in the first place.
Back-up and restore? Yeah, that would be nice. Unfortunately this doesn't work 100%, which is needed. I had to redownload and reinstall some drivers for some of my hardware to get it working again. SlimDrivers made a mess of restoring.
It's free, but not free of ads. Nothing wrong with adds, but the way it's displayed was kind of annoying. Not a big problem, just annoying. Biggest problem is of course the malfunctioning of accurate restoring of drivers.

Summary

Promises a lot, and seems to deliver. But, it certainly fails on key components.

I wonder if it updated anything at all, I felt more like doing updates for the list in the program itself instead for my system. The list of available updates can change from 100% up to date to a list of driver updates that have already been installed (i.e. same driver versions and version update dates).

I only found out it has updated my drivers after an attempt to restore them; SlimDrivers failed to restore some drivers, leaving a mess on my system.

A lesson learned; don't mess with programs that promises to do the work for you, always do it yourself.

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1 stars

"Locks up my system"

February 22, 2012  |  By Jim Harmon

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.18283

Pros

It's free - that's about it.

Cons

After half an hour it still hadn't completed the system scan. And this is on a five month old LAPTOP - it's not like it's ancient and using legacy hardware. I haven't installed a bunch of cards in expansion slots (since there are none) nor have I installed additional hardware (since there isn't a lot of room for it).

Summary

I'm grateful I've installed Program Explorer as my default Task Manager. It actually kills a program when you tell it to.

I'm running Win 7 Pro, 64 bit version.

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5 stars

"Fixed everything, had 43 outdated drivers...fixed!"

February 21, 2012  |  By joshsnow

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.18283

Pros

Really works, checked my drivers manually to make sure it wasn't some sort of scam program. On install, click Custom and disable the toolbar and other additional software if you don't want it installed. My computer no longer crashes and freezes! At first I thought it would take forever to update each one, but a lot of them were sub drivers, and so I updated everything within 30 minutes. First review I have ever taken the time to write, that is saying something!

Cons

Can't update all at once, although I think the upgrade version allows this.

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3 stars

"Pretty decent"

February 19, 2012  |  By TexTrek

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.18283

Pros

Finds all drivers to be updated

Cons

Sometimes, the scan wants to install older driers than you have installed.

Summary

I'd look elsewhere for driver updates. I tried to install the 2.2.18283 both from here and the product website, but got an error: "avgAF5.tmp.exe has encountered a problem."

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1 stars

"fake dont mess with your drivers"

February 19, 2012  |  By kilzoo

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.18283

Pros

looks easy to use

Cons

fake instal old version

Summary

fake show that you have old driver and instal same or older
most of time i got warning message inform me that im about to replace new version for older with version number

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4 stars

"Works as advertised"

February 18, 2012

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.18283

Pros

Looks over all the devices, not just a select few

Cons

The free version only does one driver at a time.

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2 stars

"Just looking to get you to pay to upgrade."

February 15, 2012  |  By Padre2

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.18283

Pros

Easy to install

Cons

Found many unneeded updates

Summary

There are better programmes out there.

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5 stars

"Scans and updates outdated drivers perfectly - no muss"

February 14, 2012  |  By JohnF_PA

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.18283

Pros

Scan found many outdated drivers
Update link for each outdated driver worked instantly/easily
No charge

Cons

Default install changes homepage during install (Choose custom install)

Summary

Best free driver update utility out there. All of the rest scan but charge you like $30 to find and install your outdated drivers.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.18283
SlimDrivers 2.2.18283 includes a fix for minor bugs in the installation package and optimizations for cloud communications.
General
Publisher SlimWare Utilities
Publisher web site http://www.slimwareutilities.com
Release Date February 01, 2012
Date Added February 01, 2012
Version 2.2.18283
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 838.31KB
File Name slimdrivers-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,574,476
Downloads Last Week 50,957
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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