SlimDrivers Free

SlimDrivers Free

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 3094 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.32705.52095
  • Total Downloads:
    8,501,335
  • Date Added:
    September 24, 2013
  • File Size:
    838.31KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    49,442
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

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 Rather than having to figure out which programs might be out of date and then checking for updates individually, you can use this program to significantly streamline the process and keep all programs running smoothly.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 The scan encompasses all drivers on your machine that could be out of date and identifies locations for available update downloads.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 571 votes

    • 5 star 419
    • 4 star 101
    • 3 star 16
    • 2 star 14
    • 1 star 21
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 3094 votes

    • 5 star 2106
    • 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 2.2.32705.52095
    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, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 838.31KB
    File Name slimdrivers-setup.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 8,501,335
    Downloads Last Week 49,442
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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