SlimDrivers Free

SlimDrivers Free

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 3104 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.22117
  • Total Downloads:
    9,626,741
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 10, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

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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

    4.6

    out of 12 votes

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    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
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    • 1 star 1
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    out of 3104 votes

    • 5 star 2114
    • 4 star 670
    • 3 star 108
    • 2 star 72
    • 1 star 140
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5 stars

"GOOD FREE DRIVER UPDATER"

July 27, 2012  |  By palsdad1946

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.22117

Pros

finds all of your put dated drivers very quickly and lets you review
them before you download

Cons

the only con is all updates download very slowly. BUT IT'S FREE

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5 stars

"The BEST at updating drivers"

July 23, 2012  |  By iricoco

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.22117

Pros

Nothing compares to SlimDrivers. You will tear something up if you try anything else. Just do some research. SlimDrivers comes out on top every time.

Cons

Nothing. Period.

Summary

If you need to update drivers, use SlimDrivers. Everyone who knows anything knows to use SlimDrivers ALWAYS.

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5 stars

"the best <br />soft in the world"

July 22, 2012  |  By yogeshm911

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.22117

Pros

thwe best pros. yet

Cons

u must try this

Summary

best best best

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5 stars

"80-90% safe and accurate"

July 21, 2012  |  By MusicScoreOst4Life

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.22117

Pros

Install one driver and the rest will follow if it's included into one package.

Finds certified drivers from what i experienced.

Makes system smooth and stable when drivers are installed correctly.

Cons

Always be aware and keep making system restores and driver updates.
But that's not a con.

Summary

Driverpack solution plus slimdrivers made my asus laptop run like a dream.
Used slimdrivers with 4 computers and the program worked perfect on three computers.
The other one also did ok, but could not fix one certain hardware problem and so slimdrivers could not find this certain driver.
I also used drivermax, but that program is not really safe.
Suddenly had run.dll and searchprotocolhost.exe running constantly in the background (through task manager) after installing drivers with drivermax.

Be smart and use slimdrivers.

Updated on Jul 21, 2012

Correction: not updates but backups.

Always be aware and keep making system restores and driver backups.

Updated on Jul 23, 2012

I fixed the driver/hardware issue that could not be fixed through driver updaters through device manager.
I replaced the newer (was auto configured with windows 7 OEM) not so good functioning bus host controller driver (always a problem this type of hardware) with an older driver through device manager.
Now the problem is resolved, at least from what i now experience.
So if you cannot fix a certain driver with any program, just install an older driver.
Older drivers are already included in any windows OS, you just have to install them manual through device manager.

One more thing, there is something i want you guys to do after installing all new drivers if you have windows 7 or Vista.

Start>Right click on computer and properties>now you will see Windows Experience (or performance) Index and click on it.
Now perform windows index test and after test your hardware and settings etc. will be brought to high performance and now your pc is better then ever.

Good luck.

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5 stars

"The best free software"

July 20, 2012  |  By nhoccon1908

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.22117

Pros

It is helpful to me

Cons

wonderful software

Summary

Best! Best! Best!

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5 stars

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July 18, 2012  |  By takeouejo

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.22117

Pros

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Cons

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5 stars

"The only one that accually works!!!"

July 18, 2012  |  By super14man1

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.22117

Pros

Free to have with easy registration. Out of all of them it updated on it's latest version and all my drivers got updated.

Cons

Takes a long time to install the drivers.

Summary

Don't fall for scams like driver genius and driver reviver when you can get a program that accually works and Top Ten Reviews can kiss my butt when it tells me it is not good!!!!

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5 stars

"Excellent application"

July 15, 2012  |  By Epikurosz

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.22117

Pros

Works smoothly and saves time.

Cons

None really.

Summary

Highly recommended.

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5 stars

"I was pretty suprised when i used this Software LIKE!!"

July 14, 2012  |  By Whitebeards

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.22117

Pros

+Download as much as possible
+Almost all driver
+Fast and no stuffs like Premium Account or every day just 2 Downloads
+Everything is exactly detailed
+5 Stars are not enough!!!

Cons

-Maybe too good software?

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4 stars

"Good app for free."

July 12, 2012  |  By raymysterio619

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.22117

Pros

Above average driver freebie.

Cons

Download really crawls.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.22117
Version 2.2.22117 has improvements to the driver update selection that will accommodate faster performance.
General
Publisher SlimWare Utilities
Publisher web site http://www.slimwareutilities.com
Release Date July 10, 2012
Date Added July 10, 2012
Version 2.2.22117
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 958.59KB
File Name SlimDrivers-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,626,741
Downloads Last Week 50,340
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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