SlimDrivers Free

SlimDrivers Free

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 3095 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.24428.29547
  • Total Downloads:
    8,574,476
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 14, 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

    4.6

    out of 211 votes

    • 5 star 152
    • 4 star 52
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 4
  • 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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4 stars

"Works great most of the time"

December 11, 2012  |  By coreyadavis

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.24428.29547

Pros

Very easy to update drivers, great interface, backs up drivers in case of a problem.

Cons

Sometimes it will give me the wrong driver and cause all kinds of havoc on my system.

Summary

All in all a great program but sometimes it tends to spaz out and give me a driver that is totally wrong for my system.

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5 stars

"The best I ever used."

December 11, 2012  |  By MessiDom

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.24428.29547

Pros

It simply keeps the system pretty updated. No hassle, no conflicts, nor loss of time.
I highly recommend it.

Cons

Got no against. You only have to login.

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4 stars

"Very good software"

December 11, 2012  |  By edamanor

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.24428.29547

Pros

As a freeware this is the best I have found

Cons

just perfect for use

Summary

It's just wonderful

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5 stars

"Great Tool"

December 11, 2012  |  By Michael_Hybl

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.24428.29547

Pros

Easy to use with a simple interface. One of the best features: It's Free!

Cons

It is a bit of a memory hog and doesn't like to share the system with other applications.

Summary

I strongly recommend this utility to everyone I know. Anyone who maintains their own system needs a utility like this. You should definitely give this one a try!

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5 stars

"SlimDrivers"

December 11, 2012  |  By slimjim119_119

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.24428.29547

Pros

I Like Everything about it

Cons

None so far

Summary

Works like it says

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4 stars

"The best and FREE!"

December 09, 2012  |  By visisufi

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.24428.29547

Pros

The database is always up-to-date and I always use this program to update all the drivers

Cons

need to restart and recheck after update one driver to another because of the free version limitation.

Summary

Recommended!

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5 stars

"Great program, it does exactly what it clams"

December 09, 2012  |  By cwfrorg

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.24428.29547

Pros

If you can use a mouse you can use this program

Cons

It is not automatic

Summary

I would recommend it to anyone that's not afraid to do a little reading and I mean a little.

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5 stars

"The very best of the best.Excellent product."

December 09, 2012  |  By dessie1962

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.24428.29547

Pros

Free and quickly finds your updates.

Cons

None that i can think of.

Summary

Brilliant.

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5 stars

"SlimDeivers is fantastic, easiest and efficacy software"

December 09, 2012  |  By Smail550803

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.24428.29547

Pros

SlimDeivers is fantastic, easiest and efficacy software

Cons

SlimDeivers is fantastic, easiest and efficacy software

Summary

SlimDeivers is fantastic, easiest and efficacy software

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5 stars

"best i have seen in years"

December 08, 2012  |  By HumilityPhil

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.24428.29547

Pros

fast, accurate, reliable, best i've seen.

Cons

no complaints

Summary

keep it up

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.24428.29547
Version 2.2.24428.29547 includes minor bug fixes, improvements to the cloud communication system, and updates to the Privacy Policies and End User Licence Agreement.
General
Publisher SlimWare Utilities
Publisher web site http://www.slimwareutilities.com
Release Date October 14, 2012
Date Added October 14, 2012
Version 2.2.24428.29547
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 8, 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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