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SlimDrivers Free

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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.45206.63218
  • Total Downloads:
    12,037,231
  • 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 Rather than having to figure out which programs might be out of date and then checking for updates individually, you can use this program to significantly streamline the process and keep all programs running smoothly.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 The scan encompasses all drivers on your machine that could be out of date and identifies locations for available update downloads.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 74 votes

    • 5 star 54
    • 4 star 10
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 3178 votes

    • 5 star 2168
    • 4 star 680
    • 3 star 112
    • 2 star 73
    • 1 star 145
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4 stars

"I love this drivers update it is better than Drivers Ma"

February 11, 2016

2016-02-11 11:24:31

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

It has updated every old driver that was pending in my laptop.

Cons

I haven't found a con for this program. It was a little slow, but that is okay for a free program.

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5 stars

"Its free and it works."

February 11, 2016  |  By mglesh

2016-02-11 10:00:13  |  By mglesh

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

Does what its supposed to do.

Cons

It only seems capable of updating one driver at a time (which could mean multiple restarts to get all drivers updated the first time)

Summary

Its FREE and it works. After running it the first time through and updating all drivers that need updating (this is one driver at a time, and each one seems to require a restart of the computer), its very fast. I had the "pay-for-it-version" called "UPDATEDRIVERS" but after having to rebuild my PC with a new install of Window-7 (I lost track 0, sector 0, on my hard drive), I found I would have had to PAY AGAIN for the paid version. That's when I found this free version. The end result is that I get all the benefits of the paid version for free, except it only updates one driver at a time (and for FREE, I can live with that).

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5 stars

"Out of 16 found updates. Was able to upgrade 14."

February 10, 2016

2016-02-10 13:06:22

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

The updates were easily found and selectable and a restore point option was provided with each.

Cons

Some of the updates affected other drivers found. Not a problem, but the total number was reduced by 4 or 5. The last two updates seem to run okay, but when running SlimDriver again, it found the need for the two again.

Summary

For free, this was an excellent product. I still give it a 5 star because my system is so much faster on startup. I am grateful! Talk is cheap, but this worked! Thanks.

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5 stars

"Seems very good so far."

February 10, 2016

2016-02-10 10:56:10

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Free 2.2.45206.63218

Pros

Free and good. Many interesting components.

Cons

No registry corrector or fixing utilitary.

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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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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 12,037,231
Downloads Last Week 63,608
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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