SlimDrivers Free

SlimDrivers Free

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.25845.18395
  • Total Downloads:
    8,574,476
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 12, 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

    4.4

    out of 29 votes

    • 5 star 20
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 2
  • 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

"updated drivers other programs missed"

December 17, 2012  |  By athena627

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.25845.18395

Pros

determined if drivers were out of date and also provided download to complete update

Cons

not many options

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5 stars

"excellent and outstanding"

December 17, 2012  |  By johnstraubinger

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.25845.18395

Pros

every aspect is covered

Cons

none that I can think of

Summary

a terrific product

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5 stars

"does a great job"

December 17, 2012  |  By motorcycleman1600

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.25845.18395

Pros

detects and installs on my computer with no problems

Cons

haven't seen any yet

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5 stars

"This works well."

December 17, 2012  |  By gowireless

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.25845.18395

Pros

I have actually purchased a different driver scanner software and this one is free and works far better. This found the drivers I needed and made it very simple to download and install.

Cons

Can't think of any

Summary

If you need to try a driver scanner try this one first.

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5 stars

"works great"

December 17, 2012  |  By kadjihas

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.25845.18395

Pros

easy to use

Cons

cant complain about Slim Drivers, does what it's supposed to do.

Summary

every computer needs this

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5 stars

"free, effective and easy to use"

December 17, 2012  |  By hrzacks

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.25845.18395

Pros

it is free, updates drivers effectively and easily

Cons

I have no issues

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5 stars

"Excellent product"

December 17, 2012  |  By ml3115

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.25845.18395

Pros

Free above all !

Cons

seems slow ?

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5 stars

"Great for those not sure how to keep pc running great."

December 17, 2012  |  By unorthodoxmuse

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.25845.18395

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

None that I have found

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5 stars

"Easy to use and with little input from you."

December 17, 2012  |  By Paulew

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.25845.18395

Pros

The program it self is fairly accurate.It catches most but not all up- dates.

Cons

You will have to search for some up-dates on your own.

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4 stars

"very useful tool"

December 17, 2012  |  By northca707

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.25845.18395

Pros

When driver identified, it is easy to download and install

Cons

Only one driver at a time. After a few drivers were downloaded, it indicated everything had been updated. As quite a few were from different vendors (than those downloaded), this seems suspicious.

Summary

A good free tool that may be working too hard at driving the user to the paid version.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.25845.18395
Version 2.2.25845 brings SlimDrivers into full Windows 8 compatibility. This major update has new interfacing and performance tweaks to guarantee reliable driver analysis and updating on all platforms of Windows 8.
General
Publisher SlimWare Utilities
Publisher web site http://www.slimwareutilities.com
Release Date December 12, 2012
Date Added December 12, 2012
Version 2.2.25845.18395
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP
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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