SlimDrivers Free

SlimDrivers Free

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.24428.29547
  • Total Downloads:
    8,381,943
  • Date Added:
    October 14, 2012
  • File Size:
    838.31KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    49,276
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

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 3094 votes

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

"A Simple, Elegant, and Effective product !"

October 14, 2014  |  By CrossettSaiz

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.32705.52095

Pros

I recommend this download.

Cons

I have no cons on this program

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5 stars

"Very needful application for my computer."

September 25, 2014  |  By DrakeThelin

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.32705.52095

Pros

Very needful application for my computer.

Cons

Nothing, its a great program!

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1 stars

"Lies and lies"

September 16, 2014  |  By BakHand

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.32705.52095

Pros

None, None, None.

Cons

Lies that I need to update my ICH7, Audio, LAN and other Drivers for my MB. I manually checked for drivers and I have all the latest drivers for my MB.

It apparently does not consider the MB or BIOS when determining the need to update, just based on General Date. Older MBs may not be able to use newer drivers.

Summary

Sucks for Older MBs.

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5 stars

"it seems to me that it works very good"

August 31, 2014  |  By ShyuBowyer

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.32705.52095

Pros

it seems to me that it works very good

Cons

I do not have any problem with it

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5 stars

"Very suitable for me to use, really"

August 26, 2014  |  By PakHire

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.32705.52095

Pros

Very suitable for me to use, really

Cons

No cons from what I can see.

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5 stars

"performs all functions i need."

August 14, 2014  |  By RandallBeery

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.32705.52095

Pros

Excellent product , even dummies like me can use it.

Cons

It is completely up to my expectation

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5 stars

"This is by far the best"

August 12, 2014  |  By PennerSchoenherr

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.32705.52095

Pros

My Old and Faithful (^_^)

Cons

No cons, quite happy with it.

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5 stars

"I enjoyed using this program."

August 11, 2014  |  By GrumetBellman

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.32705.52095

Pros

Simply the only converter you need

Cons

None, does what i want

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4 stars

"I like it, but it did confuse me a couple of times"

July 09, 2014  |  By mrmeach

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.32705.52095

Pros

Extremely simple interface. Creates restore points to enable you to undo updates.

Cons

Lists older versions of drivers in the list of possible updates. I didn't know I these to be old drivers until I tried to install one of them and was told by the Slim Drivers software that I may not want to install it since I already had a more current version of the driver. Well, if I already have a more current driver, then why list an older version within a list of suggested updates? This makes no sense.

The interface sometimes reports that you need updates when, in fact, you don't. The when you try to do the updates, it tells you that you are already up to date. Maybe this is just some minor confusion that accompanies the initial setup, but it is a bit confusing.

Summary

The jury is still out, until I use it some, but I'm willing to give it a solid 4.5 star rating. Were it not for the hiccups during installation and first use, I would have given it 5 stars.

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1 stars

"No more driver problems"

June 28, 2014  |  By cdonjdale

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.32705.52095

Pros

FREE & easy to use

Cons

No Problems with this app

Summary

I have used this for years with no problems

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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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 838.31KB
File Name slimdrivers-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,381,943
Downloads Last Week 49,276
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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