SlimDrivers Free

SlimDrivers Free

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.29897
  • Total Downloads:
    8,574,476
  • Date Added:
    May 07, 2013
  • 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 175 votes

    • 5 star 124
    • 4 star 35
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 3
    • 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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1 stars

"BEWARE!!!!"

June 19, 2013  |  By ebob4000

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.29897

Pros

The scanning process on my was easy. Just like the CNET editor said. It showed that my laptop needed five driver updates.

Cons

The first of the five actually was a driver update. The next two were software. Not just software but software that was incompatible with my os. The second "driver update" download took half an hour.(dial-up) During the installation I received a warning "this software is incompatible with Windows XP" I clicked on the abort install button but it went right on ahead and installed.

Summary

Two weeks ago I downloaded an Mp3 converter from CNET. During installation I was offered the "opportunity" to install Sweetpacks. I declined by un-checking the pre-checked boxes. It installed anyway! I used revo-uninstaller but still haven't been able to rid my desktop of this malware/virus. I had to re-install both Firefox and Avast. It keeps infecting my Avast anti-virus software. I was able to remove most of it but it hides out in IE8 where I can't get to it. Now my desktop is useless.

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4 stars

"Best product for driver updates that I have tried"

June 09, 2013  |  By gymea

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.29897

Pros

Finds the correct/necessary driver updates

Cons

It is time consuming as it only does update at a time it costs money to have the convenience of multiple updates

Summary

Good but time consuming

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4 stars

"Did everything as described."

June 09, 2013  |  By shimmeringfalls

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.29897

Pros

Helps my computer work more effectively.

Cons

Takes a long time to download and install certain products, which isn't really the fault of Slim Drivers.

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4 stars

"VERY NICE HAD NO PROBLEM FINDING AND INSTALLING DRIVERS"

June 09, 2013  |  By GHOST6958

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.29897

Pros

ONE THING FOR SURE YOUR NOT GOING TO FIND VERY MANY FREE DRIVER UPDATE PROGRAMS, AND IT ACTUALLY UPDATES DRIVERS AFTER IT SCANS.

Cons

DID NOT SEEM TO HAVE ANY PROBLEMS.

Summary

THIS PROGRAM IS WORTH DOWNLOADING IT FOUND AND LOADED DRIVERS WITH NO PROBLEM. VERY HAPPY WITH THIS PRODUCT.

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5 stars

"Usually works like a dream."

June 09, 2013  |  By haroldellis1

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.29897

Pros

Almost always correct, sometimes certain manufacturers (Intel, Microsoft) reuse the same file names for different OS's so you end up with a Win 8 file eventhough you might be using an earlier OS.

Cons

Nearly always behaves nicely even though the download is incorrect the program/OS refuses to load the false download.

Summary

You won't find a better FREE program than this!

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5 stars

"Really quick and easy to use."

June 09, 2013  |  By signew93

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.29897

Pros

Quickly scans and identifies your drivers that need updating and displays all the outdated drivers.
Downloads the updates and installs them for you.
Anyone could use this it's so easy to operate.

Cons

No cons that I could find.

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4 stars

"This works, and the free version really IS free."

June 08, 2013  |  By TelvanniFrostmane

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.29897

Pros

Found evey missing driver

Cons

None so far.

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5 stars

"wery good !!!!!!!!!"

June 08, 2013  |  By Viliam Marias

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.29897

Pros

wery good !!!!!!!!!

Cons

wery good !!!!!!!!!

Summary

wery good !!!!!!!!!

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5 stars

"its very helpful"

June 08, 2013  |  By driggerscynth

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.29897

Pros

it updates ur computer

Cons

I don't know any yet

Summary

ill do this over soon as find out what im doing

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5 stars

"Seems to work purrfectly"

June 08, 2013  |  By galeso

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.29897

Pros

Automated updates.

Cons

None yet as far I can see.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.29897
Version 2.2.29897 includes minor bug fixes, improvements to cloud communications, and updated correspondences for better online driver recall.
General
Publisher SlimWare Utilities
Publisher web site http://www.slimwareutilities.com
Release Date May 30, 2013
Date Added May 07, 2013
Version 2.2.29897
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7
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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