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SlimDrivers Free

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.45206.63218
  • Total Downloads:
    12,020,162
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 03, 2015
  • Price:
    Free

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 Rather than having to figure out which programs might be out of date and then checking for updates individually, you can use this program to significantly streamline the process and keep all programs running smoothly.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 The scan encompasses all drivers on your machine that could be out of date and identifies locations for available update downloads.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

    4.4

    out of 70 votes

    • 5 star 51
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 3174 votes

    • 5 star 2165
    • 4 star 679
    • 3 star 112
    • 2 star 73
    • 1 star 145
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5 stars

"Fantastic Functional Trustworthy Time-Saver"

February 09, 2016  |  By ruben_77

2016-02-09 11:00:50  |  By ruben_77

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

Excellent Job of identifying missing drivers for your PC system.
Auto-Notification of when new drivers become available.
Quick & Easy user-interface.

Cons

None that I can think of.

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5 stars

"Confiable y no falla."

February 08, 2016  |  By Alfredo Ruiz L.

2016-02-08 23:29:01  |  By Alfredo Ruiz L.

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

Simple y eficiente, hace lo que se espera.

Cons

Las molestias de cuando instalas drivers en Windows, no más.

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5 stars

"free version works fine"

February 08, 2016

2016-02-08 09:23:17

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

installs drivers like it says

Cons

too expensive for pro version

Summary

worked well

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5 stars

"Awesome way to update drivers!"

February 07, 2016  |  By eeehhhaaa

2016-02-07 19:45:41  |  By eeehhhaaa

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

Scans your system and identifies updates for operating system, peripherals and application software!

Cons

The free version allows only one update at a time which could be cumbersome, but doable, if many drivers to update!

Summary

Well worth using to keep your 'puter humming well!

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4 stars

"Works Very Smoothly"

February 06, 2016  |  By sgoffred

2016-02-06 16:18:29  |  By sgoffred

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

The software easily identified outdated and (sometimes) missing drivers, and suggested appropriate updates. The drivers the program served up actually installed correctly, which is far superior to many of the junk-ware subscription programs. It's really easy to use, and seems to have a very thorough database of drivers. This was probably one of the best driver utility experiences I have encountered. I was even using this software with Windows XP!

Cons

The software missed a couple of missing drivers, requiring the use of alternate software to try to identify what was missing. It got most of the drivers, though.

Summary

This is a very, very impressive driver utility. You can't beat the price, either. Free.

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5 stars

"Keep drivers up to date"

February 06, 2016  |  By ibitedou

2016-02-06 08:37:21  |  By ibitedou

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

A very wide repository of system drivers.
A quick and intuitive scan, download and update process
A powerful Backup feature.
No BS-ware.

Cons

Info provided over driver updates is very lacking (source, version, etc).

Summary

Very useful, but be careful.

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5 stars

"no problems whatsoever."

February 05, 2016  |  By madness0528

2016-02-05 19:18:40  |  By madness0528

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

lots lots lots

Cons

not a hell of a lot

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5 stars

"GENIAL me salvo la pc"

February 05, 2016  |  By Innova Y Punto

2016-02-05 14:04:41  |  By Innova Y Punto

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

busca todo lo que la pc necesita para arrancar

Cons

no encontre ni una contra

Summary

realmente funciona

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5 stars

"Programa perfeito!"

February 04, 2016

2016-02-04 05:19:09

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

O programa contem design bonito e simples, o que facilita o entendimento do programa e torna fácil seu uso!

Cons

Não acho que ele tem contras.

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5 stars

"The progam is indeeed good"

February 03, 2016  |  By Jlio Schneider

2016-02-03 05:52:05  |  By Jlio Schneider

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

It`s completely free and really works.

Cons

1 download at a time, but that`s acceptable since you guys need to sell the premium.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.45206.63218
Version 2.2.45206 includes minor bug fixes and a new code-signing certificate.
General
Publisher SlimWare Utilities
Publisher web site http://www.slimwareutilities.com
Release Date March 02, 2015
Date Added March 03, 2015
Version 2.2.45206.63218
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 12,020,162
Downloads Last Week 63,608
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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