SlimDrivers Help

SlimDrivers Help

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 3095 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.25937.63861
  • Total Downloads:
    8,574,476
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 17, 2012
  • Price:
    Free

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Editors' Review

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Driver updates? "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," describes how many users feel about updating their system's drivers, but these important bits of software tell your PC's components what to do, and it's wise, sometimes critical, to update them regularly. SlimDrivers Free is a simple tool that uses cloud-based scans to identify, download, and help you install driver updates for your system. It creates a personal profile that remembers your drivers and downloads the right ones automatically when you scan your system.

SlimDrivers Free's simple, colorful interface advised us to begin by scanning our system, so we did. The process involves two steps, scanning for updates and reviewing the findings. SlimDrivers found two updates, which doesn't sound like much, but we keep our test system up-to-date. We selected the first update for downloading and chose to ignore the other for the time being. SlimDrivers not only downloaded the update but also unzipped and started it. Better still, it created a restore point and backup so that we could easily roll back any changes it made.

The update wizard is the same one we'd have downloaded had we visited the vendor's site. We needed to click OK now and then to complete the update process, but in no time we'd downloaded and installed both updates. Scanning again showed that our system was up-to-date with no more updates available. Running Windows Update found nothing SlimDrivers had missed. From the program's toolbar we could uninstall drivers, restore changes, back up our drivers, submit drivers for checking, and access the options, including scheduling automatic update scans and viewing the log files. Product support includes an online forum.

Updated drivers help keep your system running safely and smoothly. SlimDrivers Free certainly helps simplify what can be a complex, piecemeal process that some people find intimidating. Every driver's update process is different, and you'll need to pay attention during the process to click OK and allow the update to proceed at various points. Some updates may require a reboot, too. But if you simply follow each update's instructions, you'll be fine, with SlimDrivers Free's help.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 307 votes

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5 stars

"Great, free, easy driver update"

January 31, 2013  |  By smlechten-2009

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Help 2.2.25937.63861

Pros

Free
Easy to use
User Friendly
No daily/weekly maximum updates

Cons

Occasionally an update is very slow to download/install

Summary

best program I've used

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5 stars

"Great program like it use it and you wil agree"

January 31, 2013  |  By DJS74

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Help 2.2.25937.63861

Pros

its a great program

Cons

it solves a lots of driver problems where you wil never update them yourself

Summary

use it and youre think oke its nice..

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5 stars

"excellent software for me"

January 31, 2013  |  By TaoPoBaAkoInay

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Help 2.2.25937.63861

Pros

i'm having a hard time to find all of my drivers, then i try it and it does the work for me. one good thing about this software is it gave me a warning that one of my current driver is newer than this program downloaded for me so i just cancelled the installation of that one. no problem at first try, so for me it was excellent software..pardon me for my bad english ^^

Cons

maybe the pop up saying "rate us"

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5 stars

"Best I Have Found Yet!"

January 30, 2013  |  By brianalewis1

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Help 2.2.25937.63861

Pros

Found more Windows 8 drivers than Driver Manager. Seems flawless. Love layout and design.

Cons

I used to be married to one! But None for SlimDriver.

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5 stars

"amazing little program"

January 30, 2013  |  By thomuk2006

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Help 2.2.25937.63861

Pros

been looking for a program like this for years!!!! works fantastic.

Cons

Nothing! hope it remains being free

Summary

Great little program... everyone should use it. I noticed an improvement on my laptop once I had updated out of date drivers....

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5 stars

"Fixed 100% CPU usage -- twice"

January 29, 2013  |  By tmnall

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Help 2.2.25937.63861

Pros

I searched the Internet for fixes to a 5-year-old computer churning at constant 100% CPU usage. Every website said "You have a virus". I downloaded several anti-virus packages & tried them one by one; nothing helped. Then I used SlimDriver to update several drivers. Problem solved. But wait, there's more: same thing happened at work a couple months later. SD fixed it again.

Cons

Not sure if there are any.

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5 stars

"Excellent program"

January 29, 2013  |  By dawsoncnet

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Help 2.2.25937.63861

Pros

keeps your computer up to date

Cons

Have to install one at a time

Summary

over all to best way to keep your computer humming!

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5 stars

"Helped get some hard to find updates"

January 29, 2013  |  By MasterChief81

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Help 2.2.25937.63861

Pros

Found some updates to drivers I couldn't seem to get or find. Even with Windows update driver I still missed some.

Cons

The free version only lets me download on at a time, but hey its free.

Summary

Great program so far. I use it on every computer I own. Nothing easier than clicking scan and finding out which of your drivers might be causing that BSOD.

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5 stars

"Excellent!"

January 29, 2013  |  By rhgKualaLumpur

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Help 2.2.25937.63861

Pros

It does what it says quickly and without a fuss. And with very little "in your face" advertising!

Cons

None that I have found in the last several months.

Summary

Very good. The only improvement I can think of is to maybe have a brief summary as to what each driver actually does for the benefit of non-IT engineers! And/or if the software had its own rating system where the software ranked how important each flagged update was. But it's an excellent utility - and for free, it's fantastic!!

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5 stars

"Great overall!"

January 29, 2013  |  By icanswim70

 |  Version: SlimDrivers Help 2.2.25937.63861

Pros

This is a great free alternative to paying for a program to download updates for you. SlimDrivers will download drivers for you, and immediately notify you if there are any problems. Computer scan is quick and easy! Furthermore, its large icons and easy to understand labels make this task easy for computer users of all levels! Definitely worth the download!

Cons

While there arent very many negatives, there is always that 1 thing that bugs someone. With this program, there are 2. First off, it is pretty slow. When there are big updates, it can take as long as 2 hours to download that singlke driver. Smaller ones are faster. But also, it doesnt show all drivers that need to be updated. As when i ran ASO it found all out of date drivers that also needed updating.

Summary

AWESOME, Worth the download 100%

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.25937.63861
Version 2.2.25937.63861 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher SlimWare Utilities
Publisher web site http://www.slimwareutilities.com
Release Date December 17, 2012
Date Added December 17, 2012
Version 2.2.25937.63861
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 838.31KB
File Name slimdrivers-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,574,476
Downloads Last Week 50,957
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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