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SlimDrivers Free

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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 3232 votes out of 128 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.45206.63218
  • Total Downloads:
    12,743,218
  • 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 Rather than having to figure out which programs might be out of date and then checking for updates individually, you can use this program to significantly streamline the process and keep all programs running smoothly.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 The scan encompasses all drivers on your machine that could be out of date and identifies locations for available update downloads.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

    4.5

    out of 128 votes

    • 5 star 96
    • 4 star 20
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 3232 votes

    • 5 star 2210
    • 4 star 690
    • 3 star 112
    • 2 star 74
    • 1 star 146
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5 stars

"Worked Flawlessly!"

May 05, 2016  |  By angelfitprony

2016-05-05 11:50:22  |  By angelfitprony

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

I just bought a new laptop. I assumed drivers would be up to date. Not the case at all. Speaker volume was low. For the heck of it, I downloaded this program. To my surprise, it found 11 drivers that were out of date for more than 1 yr! The updates were done quickly.

I've used other similar programs over the past 20 yrs. Most suck. Or they want you to pay up before working properly. I'm really impressed with this company.

Cons

None so far.

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5 stars

"Essencial e fácil de usar"

May 03, 2016  |  By Saulowelling

2016-05-03 04:42:25  |  By Saulowelling

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

Fácil de usar, interface limpa e tem suporte português.

Cons

Nenhum contra

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4 stars

"Great alternative to paid software"

May 02, 2016  |  By HighlanderGordon

2016-05-02 03:03:47  |  By HighlanderGordon

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

Quick, pretty accurate, easy to use

Cons

Downloaded a wrong NVidia driver, which was a bit annoying. The rest of the drivers were the right ones.

Summary

Good software, which is a useful free alternative to paid driver updaters.

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5 stars

"Like a Charm!"

May 01, 2016  |  By ksteele36

2016-05-01 10:35:21  |  By ksteele36

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

Simple, easy to use, no bloatware, no malware, no BS payment required later, just install, scan and update. (Windows 7 Ultimate on 64bit, HP Envy system) + Dell Inspiron Laptop using Win 7 Ultimate + 64bit ---> both systems are now up to date and using IOBit Uninstaller to remove the Slimware until it's time to use it again.

Cons

No cons here just good software

Summary

I have no problems recommending this software to friends and/or clients

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5 stars

"Very Good App"

April 30, 2016  |  By MaxTheMaxxximusBRZ

2016-04-30 13:28:29  |  By MaxTheMaxxximusBRZ

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

It saves you a lot of time when updating drives

Cons

Alert messages appears all the time, and it's kinda anoying, sometimes

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5 stars

"I love this software! A++++++++++"

April 29, 2016  |  By Wanabegeek101

2016-04-29 11:38:10  |  By Wanabegeek101

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

Download was easy, found my hardware, matched and updated the drivers in no time.

Cons

I've seen none yet.

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5 stars

"Great product"

April 29, 2016  |  By PortlandTester1

2016-04-29 02:36:11  |  By PortlandTester1

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

Fast and easy to use

Cons

None can be found

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2 stars

"Many drivers that don't work or incompatible"

April 28, 2016  |  By watson4664

2016-04-28 12:59:09  |  By watson4664

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

Free and has much needed restore point

Cons

First driver I loaded made my ASUS AC-56 Wi-Fi board continually connect and disconnect. Rolled driver back and then it was OK.
Second driver it recommended I install was flagged as incompatible with my system after the restore point and download.

Summary

I'm sure it works for many drivers and possibly I just had bad luck that the first two I tried failed or would not install.

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5 stars

"I haven't found anything better"

April 22, 2016  |  By lem777mel

2016-04-22 21:08:08  |  By lem777mel

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

Does what it is supposed to do. I like where it updates important files and it seems that it goes over everything or most everything. Every time I have used it, it finds what is causing instability which causes browsers to take a long time to open, and other flukes. As soon as I run it, it fixes it. Sometimes I have to run it a few times a week when instability gets bad.

Cons

I have used re-image in the past as well. One of the things that really annoyed me is when I had to call because it wouldn't take my registration key, I found very high pressure sales to purchase a maintenance plan and saying no was to no avail. I asked just to help me with my registration, not to buy anything extra. Whoever I talked to wanted to take control of my computer so they can license it, I did not want that. I saw no reason why they wanted to control the computer anyway. I took me over an hour telling them no. Finally I just hung up. I don't know if you have changed policy.

Summary

I think what you have to offer is a good tool and I personally like it. If you cleaned up the high pressure sales and wanting to control my computer unless I ask them to and not pressure anyone to buy maintenance, then definitely, a 5 star rating. If I had to add the negative information, it would have been a 3 star rating.

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4 stars

"Definetly Lived Up To Expectations"

April 21, 2016

2016-04-21 17:03:39

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

Quickly scanned all my drivers and installations were smooth without any complications

Cons

The GUI is a little compressed. After the scan completes, the list of availabe drivers that can be updated could be laid out farther apart from each other. The way they are presented is cumbersome. I feel this a minor con given that there were no complications.

Lastly, two drivers were recommended to be updated when in fact my existing drivers were later versions. Even though SlimDriver alerted me to this fact and gave me the option to keep my existing driver, it should be able to recognize when an existing driver is a later version than the one recommended......after all is that the point?

Summary

Ultimately, I was extremely pleased and would recommend SlimDriver to anyone looking to update their drivers for free. SlimDriver definitely lived up to the hype.

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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 12,743,218
Downloads Last Week 52,272
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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