SlimDrivers Free

SlimDrivers Free

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 3094 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.20441
  • Total Downloads:
    8,574,476
  • Date Added:
    May 01, 2012
  • File Size:
    838.31KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    50,957
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Driver updates? "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," describes how many users feel about updating their system's drivers, but these important bits of software tell your PC's components what to do, and it's wise, sometimes critical, to update them regularly. SlimDrivers Free is a simple tool that uses cloud-based scans to identify, download, and help you install driver updates for your system. It creates a personal profile that remembers your drivers and downloads the right ones automatically when you scan your system.

SlimDrivers Free's simple, colorful interface advised us to begin by scanning our system, so we did. The process involves two steps, scanning for updates and reviewing the findings. SlimDrivers found two updates, which doesn't sound like much, but we keep our test system up-to-date. We selected the first update for downloading and chose to ignore the other for the time being. SlimDrivers not only downloaded the update but also unzipped and started it. Better still, it created a restore point and backup so that we could easily roll back any changes it made.

The update wizard is the same one we'd have downloaded had we visited the vendor's site. We needed to click OK now and then to complete the update process, but in no time we'd downloaded and installed both updates. Scanning again showed that our system was up-to-date with no more updates available. Running Windows Update found nothing SlimDrivers had missed. From the program's toolbar we could uninstall drivers, restore changes, back up our drivers, submit drivers for checking, and access the options, including scheduling automatic update scans and viewing the log files. Product support includes an online forum.

Updated drivers help keep your system running safely and smoothly. SlimDrivers Free certainly helps simplify what can be a complex, piecemeal process that some people find intimidating. Every driver's update process is different, and you'll need to pay attention during the process to click OK and allow the update to proceed at various points. Some updates may require a reboot, too. But if you simply follow each update's instructions, you'll be fine, with SlimDrivers Free's help.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.3

    out of 43 votes

    • 5 star 27
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 3094 votes

    • 5 star 2106
    • 4 star 670
    • 3 star 108
    • 2 star 72
    • 1 star 138
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1 stars

"Blue screen on first usage"

February 25, 2014  |  By greybeard33

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.20441

Pros

Looks good but ...

Cons

Risky to use. Internet search shows others have similar problems.

Summary

I intend to delete the program from my system.

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5 stars

"This is a must have, best way to update your computer"

June 22, 2012  |  By pnt7152

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.20441

Pros

reliable, and easy to use, it does all the work for you

Cons

I have no cons

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4 stars

"excelente me gusto mucho"

June 21, 2012  |  By dr_luis

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.20441

Pros

excelente me gusto mucho

Cons

excelente me gusto mucho

Summary

excelente me gusto mucho

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5 stars

"Wonderful, all problems are solucitioned."

June 20, 2012  |  By Xerxes_Tosta

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.20441

Pros

Fast, easy, clearing.

Cons

Very goog, no bad.

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5 stars

"This software is a must be when it comes to updates."

June 20, 2012  |  By Ushalldye

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.20441

Pros

It literally has every driver found when you hook or have connected to you p.c. It Finds Boost Mobile and other phone Software, It updates software managers and it even has support for when you can't find a driver or if you having a problem doing something.

Cons

There has never been a con to this software in my opinion.

Summary

A Software that must be on every computer. It should even be made for certain Linux based operating systems.

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1 stars

"I ran it and now get the blue screen of death!"

June 17, 2012  |  By leviathanticus

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.20441

Pros

It found updates for drivers

Cons

I updated the 1st driver it found and after reboot I now get the blue screen of death!

Summary

BEWARE YOU MAY GET THE BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH AFTER USING THIS!

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4 stars

"Great program. Beats Windows' checker"

June 13, 2012  |  By Drake_Master

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.20441

Pros

Fast scanning. Quickly found 5 outdated drivers (well, 21 if you count drivers in sets seperately)
When manualy checking for updates using windows, it said those drivers were up to date. Also used intel's checker and it found no out-dated intel drivers (wheras this program found a set of 17 of them)
Downloads and runs installers.
Clean, user friendly interface.
Easy backup and restore drivers to a location of your choice.
Interrupted driver downloads automatically resumed.

Cons

Installer is download-and-install type, doesnt ask if and where to put shortcuts and launches browser after install.
Program asks if you want to restart the computer after each driver update, and if you choose yes and restart the program it remembers what you haven't updated yet but you still need to rescan.
Closes to tray.

Summary

Very good updating program that updates drivers that Windows itself can't find newer versions of. Quick, simple, safe.

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5 stars

"works like a charm"

June 12, 2012  |  By vernor

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.20441

Pros

very easy to use

Cons

none that I could find

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4 stars

"slimdrivers is a great product"

June 10, 2012  |  By bigfishtodd

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.20441

Pros

I v been workink with slimdivers for a while now and say it works well for me and is good for windows users dont forget there are aca other slime downloads out ther or to come great product.
Todd Nordby

Cons

haven t really had ay snags yetand been building fr a hile with it .

Summary

all around good product and nly tobecom btter don foe to tryslimcleaner

Updated on Jun 10, 2012

Only flaw i v found is that the program dose not want close very easily. Any suggestions?

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1 stars

"Never worked..."

June 10, 2012  |  By PrashantGogoi

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.20441

Pros

Pleasant Interface

Cons

- Find incorrect drivers
- Takes a long time to download

Summary

I have been using SlimCleaner and it is a fantastic utility but SlimDrivers just did not work for me.

First of all, it correctly listed all the drivers for which updates were available. That, however, was the only thing that worked. Took me 15 minutes to download the Realtek NIC driver. When I installed, I found that it had actually downloaded the Belkin Motherboard driver! Still, I opened Device Manager hoping that maybe the driver was updated. It was still the same old driver. Tried it again with the same result. Next, I tried a IDE driver and this time it downloaded the ATI Display Driver! I thought maybe something was wrong on my system and restored one of my safe backups. Installed SlimDrivers and tried again sadly, without any success. Did not have the patience for another try...

SlimCleaner is such a great utility that I was expecting the same with SlimDrivers. But unfortunately, it somehow did not work for me maybe due to some issue and I went back to good, old DriverMax.

I have used DriverMax for some time and have found it to be extremely fast and dependable. I would advise users to use DriverMax until the SlimDriver guys clean up their act.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.20441
Version 2.2.20441 has more optimizations to the cloud communications system as well as further integration into Facebook, allowing for more real time communication between users.
General
Publisher SlimWare Utilities
Publisher web site http://www.slimwareutilities.com
Release Date May 01, 2012
Date Added May 01, 2012
Version 2.2.20441
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows
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
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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