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SlimDrivers Free

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 3112 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.32705.52095
  • Total Downloads:
    9,626,741
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 24, 2013
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will download a small installer file to your desktop. Remain online and double-click the installer to proceed with the actual 4.3MB download.

Editors' Review

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SlimDrivers scans for available updates for all of your drivers, and then manages the download and installation process for you. Rather than having to figure out which programs might be out of date and then checking for updates individually, you can use this program to significantly streamline the process and keep all programs running smoothly.

Pros

Quick scans: When you first open the app, you can quickly complete a scan with just the click of a button. The scan encompasses all drivers on your machine that could be out of date and identifies locations for available update downloads.

Intuitive interface: The controls for this program are straightforward, with a large button for initiating a scan. Once the scan is complete, you'll see a list of the programs with updates available, and you can opt to download that update straight through the app, or you can choose to ignore updates for certain programs. When you begin each download, you can also instruct the app to create a restore point, so that if anything goes wrong, you can recover your software intact up to that point.

Cons

Slow downloads: The downloads we attempted through this app took a very long time to complete, sometimes between five and ten minutes. There were also several instances in which they failed completely.

Self-promotion: This app features a lot of banner as well as pop-up ads promoting other programs by this developer or for their paid products, which offer automatic updates. The free program only makes it possible for you to download updates, manually.

Bottom Line

SlimDrivers is a good free option if you want a quick way to check for driver updates for various programs on your computer. It may be best to avoid downloading thorough the app, as that can be a bit of an arduous process, but getting the search results is a quick and straightforward process. Especially if you don't have a lot of drivers, it's worth checking out this app. It's possible that the paid programs this developer offers complete downloads more quickly, but unfortunately you'll have to pay to find out.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 577 votes

    • 5 star 424
    • 4 star 101
    • 3 star 16
    • 2 star 14
    • 1 star 22
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 3112 votes

    • 5 star 2121
    • 4 star 670
    • 3 star 108
    • 2 star 72
    • 1 star 141
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2 stars

"Crashed my computer while loading Realtek driver"

October 31, 2013  |  By nrkmann--2008

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.32705.52095

Pros

Creates a restore point (reason for two stars and not one star)

Cons

Does what you can do yourself

Does not recover from errors

Says you need to fix what is not broke.

Tried to load AVG along with Slim Drivers... have to use custom install to avoid this. (this is worth zero stars, I come to Cnet to get error and clean software)

Summary

I have come to the conclusion that all the driver finding and loading SW is bogus or for the lazy and inept. Because computers are dated, and drivers are updated when new hardware is developed it is best to not fix what is not broaque (hopefully you understand the pun). If the manufacturer supports the new software they will put it on their website for download (Gateway in my case). Next is to check the hardware support site (Realtek & Intel in my case)and both had the same update just as you would have expected. None of these three worked so I tried Slim Drivers with the exact same result a crast when running alcxwdm.exe.

Takes more work to DYI but you learn more. Use a restore point you can go back to.

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1 stars

"Very disappointed"

February 03, 2015  |  By shikishinfuni

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.32705.52095

Pros

I decided to use this instead of DRIVER BOOSTER 2' and wish I hadn't.

Cons

It informed me that my realtek drivers needed upgrading so i went ahead and downloaded it. I spent the next hour and a half in recovery mode after it had wiped all memory of realtek from my computer, obviously rendering my computer soundless. The strange thing is I use SLIM CLEANER and that said all my drivers were in up to date condition. So who do you believe?

Summary

If it works leave it alone.

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5 stars

"This is a great product"

February 02, 2015  |  By BiceSole

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.32705.52095

Pros

Very needful application for my computer.

Cons

Nothing, its a great program!

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5 stars

"It's free and top of the line."

January 28, 2015  |  By SalingSeminario

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.32705.52095

Pros

It's free and top of the line.
It's just great. Super easy to operate and understand.

Cons

No bad comments yet

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5 stars

"no cost at all"

January 18, 2015

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.32705.52095

Pros

its free of charge

Cons

you cant update all driuvers together

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5 stars

"Very suitable for me to use, really"

January 06, 2015  |  By RamsayCrowell

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.32705.52095

Pros

Appearance is very beautiful, I love it

Cons

No cons, quite happy with it.

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5 stars

"Works well with no problems"

January 06, 2015  |  By dockside58

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.32705.52095

Pros

Clean, functional, & does what it's supposed to do.

Cons

None that I have come across.

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.32705.52095
Version 2.2.32705.52095 includes advancements to the driver detection system and driver profile reporting.
General
Publisher SlimWare Utilities
Publisher web site http://www.slimwareutilities.com
Release Date September 24, 2013
Date Added September 24, 2013
Version 2.2.32705.52095
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 958.59KB
File Name SlimDrivers-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 9,626,741
Downloads Last Week 50,340
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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