SlimDrivers Free

SlimDrivers Free

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 3108 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.22481
  • Total Downloads:
    9,626,741
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 09, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

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

    4.5

    out of 186 votes

    • 5 star 125
    • 4 star 44
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 3108 votes

    • 5 star 2117
    • 4 star 670
    • 3 star 108
    • 2 star 72
    • 1 star 141
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3 stars

"freeware is a big help thnx"

September 14, 2012  |  By jayo1134

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.22481

Pros

freeware is a big help thnx

Cons

freeware is a big help thnx

Summary

freeware is a big help thnx

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4 stars

"Good product."

November 17, 2012  |  By lamb6815

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.22481

Pros

It does the job well.It gave me 10 updates and my computer is only a like 5 months old.I was suprised and happy.I would not even know how to look up my driver updates.

Cons

None that I see.

Summary

Good product.Get it,use it and keep it.

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3 stars

"Changed updates for this item."

October 18, 2012  |  By Dar_rell1

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.22481

Pros

Three are OK.

Cons

but printer update and Alcor 2.0 card reader are not. It is a tawian reader. checked and it's ok

Summary



Updated on Oct 28, 2012

I had another one that installed a driver for a card reader from alco....tw. That was also not installed. I checked the status of it the card reader and it says the it working ok.

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3 stars

"Its easy to use"

October 14, 2012  |  By littleb50

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.22481

Pros

It finds all the drivers you need

Cons

it takes to long to download and you can only do one at a time

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5 stars

"Excellent free utility"

October 14, 2012  |  By Ozetwo

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.22481

Pros

Easy to use, clear interface. Easy roll back if there are problems.

Cons

None so far

Summary

A preferred program

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4 stars

"Seems-so far-to work good as claimed. Helped me."

October 14, 2012  |  By jess60901

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.22481

Pros

Updated 2 important drivers; and am anxious to use it more.

Cons

None that I am a aware of.

Summary

Please try this program; but as always: Think before punching buttons....

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4 stars

"Driver updates without searching- all in one place."

October 14, 2012  |  By fauna99

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.22481

Pros

Pretty good tool to find updates and source for downloads and apply them in your computer.

Cons

Had some useless updates and downloading is one at a time- which can take a long time compared to going to sources.

Summary

Worthwhile and useful tool for keeping your computer up to date.

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5 stars

"A breeze to use. Didn't have to chase all the websites"

October 13, 2012  |  By annebarwise

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.22481

Pros

Quick,easy to understand, not frightened to use. No hidden costs.

Cons

I haven't found any yet.

Summary

You have my vote for best programme I have found for a while.

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5 stars

"SlimDrivers is a life saver,get on board,its fantastic."

October 13, 2012  |  By cyrilt

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.22481

Pros

Dont Delay Join Today

Cons

It dose what it says in the add & its Free.

Summary

If I haden't found SlimDrivers Free I would be dead in the water.

Forget the rest, Join the best, SlimDrivers Free, Try it. Cyril T

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4 stars

"excellent A1 A1 A1"

October 13, 2012  |  By pfc01

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.22481

Pros

none that i can find

Cons

first class all round

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5 stars

"Awesome program!!!"

October 13, 2012  |  By beastofbangor

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.22481

Pros

Recently reinstalled the os system on my pc and had lots of drivers missing...SlimDrivers found them for me quickly and easily

Cons

Can't update all drivers on one click with free version, but well worth paying out for if you need it

Summary

Very impressive and would highly recommend to others

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.22481
Version 2.2.22481 includes minor bug fixes, improvements to the cloud communication system and tweaks for optimization.
General
Publisher SlimWare Utilities
Publisher web site http://www.slimwareutilities.com
Release Date August 09, 2012
Date Added August 09, 2012
Version 2.2.22481
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
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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