SlimDrivers Free

SlimDrivers Free

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.27236.15154
  • Total Downloads:
    8,574,476
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 11, 2013
  • 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

    4.5

    out of 201 votes

    • 5 star 130
    • 4 star 52
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 3
  • 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

"Quick neat program that does a job ."

March 31, 2013  |  By jwogea

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.27236.15154

Pros

fast working and to the point.

Cons

misses some drivers that are not real popularize.

Summary

A small program that does a great job when you don't have a lot of time to run a more in depth program.

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5 stars

"Great for keeping drivers updated"

March 31, 2013  |  By fletchek

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.27236.15154

Pros

Easy, does it without much user input.

Cons

Free version only allows one update at a time - time consuming.

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5 stars

"It seems to be easy to use."

March 31, 2013  |  By smortazavi

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.27236.15154

Pros

It seems to work.

Cons

nothing so far.

Summary

It works.

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5 stars

"Excellent driver software"

March 31, 2013  |  By danleep

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.27236.15154

Pros

Easy to use. Always go to "options" before using any software.

Cons

No cons that I can think of.

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5 stars

"Product works as described and does it well"

March 31, 2013  |  By jtyooper

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.27236.15154

Pros

Does a quick job of identifying update needs

Cons

Free version requires manual installation

Summary

Recommended product that keeps your pc drivers up to date

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5 stars

"Very easy to Use."

March 30, 2013  |  By gwotte

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.27236.15154

Pros

I have used other driver updaters that required a lot of intense thought to figure out how install system drivers.

Cons

None at this point.

Summary

Well worth downloading.

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5 stars

"Highly Recommend!"

March 30, 2013  |  By RavnFan

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.27236.15154

Pros

* FREE
* Quick Install
* Easy Interface
* Finds Updated Drivers Fast
* Installs New Drivers Correctly
* Duh, it works and did I mention it's FREE!?!

Cons

* NONE - this product RULES!

Summary

I love this product. First I tried the more popular Driver Max and had all kinds of issues with their free version. It just would not work correctly, always having display issues on the driver results. Then I tried SlimDrivers Free only to find that it is both BETTER and found NEWER drivers than DriverMax did. Awesome product, I can't believe it's FREE but am so happy it is!

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5 stars

"Awesome free app with free downloads."

March 30, 2013  |  By DeeDarling

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.27236.15154

Pros

This app doesn't charge you and though you manually download the drivers, it is extremely uncomplicated and walks you through the whole process step by step!

Cons

The only drawback I can state is that versus the pay-for app, you must manually click to download the driver updates.

Summary

I absolutely do not mind spending the time to manually click on the downloads..after all, I don,t have to look for them, this app scans your system and then creates a list of outdated drivers on your system..I love this app!!

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5 stars

"Great product"

March 29, 2013  |  By rkonjr64

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.27236.15154

Pros

Easy, accurate and fast.

Cons

None at all

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4 stars

"A snap to install and use"

March 29, 2013  |  By bill.waltz

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.27236.15154

Pros

Quickly determines what drivers need to be replaced or updated

Simply and straight forward to use.

Cons

Updating drivers can consume a lot of time. Setting restore points and restarting the computer.

Summary

Slim Drivers has kept four computers update and I have never had a crash or failure.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.27236.15154
Version 2.2.27236.15154 includes minor bug fixes and compatibility upgrades for Windows 8.
General
Publisher SlimWare Utilities
Publisher web site http://www.slimwareutilities.com
Release Date February 08, 2013
Date Added February 11, 2013
Version 2.2.27236.15154
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 8
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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