SlimDrivers

SlimDrivers

Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 3095 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    beta
  • Total Downloads:
    8,574,476
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 01, 2010
  • Price:
    Free

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  • Current Version

    4.5

    out of 11 votes

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4 stars

"amazing for free!"

November 20, 2011  |  By zmiles001

 |  Version: SlimDrivers beta

Pros

Excellent GUI. Easy for novices. Scans are fast. Finds new drivers for all hardware. Driver updates and installation are effortless - install themselves. Creates restore point and allows backup of all drivers for safety. Unlike other similar "free" products that are limited or only a ruse to purchase the unlimited version, this is totally free!

Cons

Free version only allows installation of one new driver at a time and then requires a re-boot. Often finds drivers older than those already installed.

Summary

Excellent for free. The paid version includes automatic upgrading. That would be awesome. Thanks to slimware for offering this free version.

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5 stars

"WOW - Just "WOW""

January 12, 2011

 |  Version: SlimDrivers beta

Pros

Found drivers that other programs couldn't, and found the RIGHT drivers when other programs suggested others. No false update suggestions. Small footprint. Walks you through the entire process start to finish. Makes you restart before d/loading more.

Cons

None. Absolutely none. This program exceeds where everything else I've tried failed.

Summary

Some people complain that you have to reboot every time you install one driver and then have to go through the cycle again. This is the SMART thing to do - you'll notice that one driver installation might take care of others that are related, and as such, you aren't downloading multiple drivers to fix the same problem, which in turn creates a whole new set of problems. This is a FREE program - it does NOT scan and then charge you to download the drivers, unlike other "free" programs.

This program finds the right drivers. Even HP's Advisor (I have an HP laptop) couldn't find the right CODEC for my audio driver, but this program found it and installed it PROPERLY.

It creates a system restore point and backs up your drivers every time you install so there is always two backups at hand in case something goes wrong.

This is so easy a novice can use it and not be confused.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!

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3 stars

"Not bad but be careful..."

January 08, 2011  |  By marspassat

 |  Version: SlimDrivers beta

Pros

One-stop shop to update all of your drivers and it does this well. The fact that it's free just sweetens the pot.

Cons

Limited backup availability. Recovery and restore options could be (and should be) much better.

Summary

Tested on Windows XP SP-3. You are given the chance to back up all of your current drivers at the beginning of the scan. DO IT!!! You'll also have the chance to set a recover point in case of catastrophic failure. DO THAT TOO!!! Back that stuff up because... once the scan starts you won't have another chance to do that. The scan runs and after a few minutes (it took me about five...) it finds all of your drivers and determines if they are current. There are 2 sections: one for windows-specific stuff, and one for hardware-related items. If your drivers are not current, it finds more up to date versions and presents you with a check-box dialogue that will enable you to update to the most modern versions. You have the choice, via the check-boxes, to download all the updated drivers in one fell swoop, or one at a time. YOu will have to endure multiple, tedious restarts for almost every driver that you download. Expect to sit in front of your computer for a while. No way to cancel out of the "Restart" dialogue box (there's no "cancel" button), and what's worse is that ANY key you hit initiates a restart, including the "escape" key. Finally, this soft imposes itself as a task that will show up on your taskbar. You'll need to kill it with msconfig to get rid of it, and it's NOT needed once it's run and all of your drivers have been updated. Should you have a problem, you'll have to restore at a point before you downloaded the first updated driver, and begin the process anew.

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4 stars

"Only Free Driver porgram that actually works."

January 08, 2011  |  By Frogg11

 |  Version: SlimDrivers beta

Pros

It is free and I hope it stays that way.
Usability is quite good and straightforward.

Cons

Non that I can think of.

Summary

Top little program.

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5 stars

"EXCELLENT...3 days and I finally found it!!!"

January 02, 2011  |  By theresakoko

 |  Version: SlimDrivers beta

Pros

I was searching for 2-3 days and came across alot of differrent Driver Installers and read lots negatives... so far this has found drivers replaced wrong and outdated drives on my Acer Aspire 5630. I rate this a 10/10!!!! ChEeRs!!! HAPPY NEW YEARS!

Cons

Only con is after you install each driver, you have to reboot - very time consuming; but other than that, this is the best! Ciao

Summary

EXCELLENT...The Best!!!!

I will be now be using this on my desktop. I'll post another message to let you know how it works on my desktop too!

Ms GMChev, Theresa Kokonyei (Sounds like "Kokanee" Beer"). I sell New GM Trucks, Vans, SUVs, Crossovers, Sedans & Coupes! (The 2011 Chevrolet CRUZE is the best!"), and I sell used Toyota's, Hondas, Nissans, etc. in MARKHAM, Ontario CANANDA 647-376-8006. And Yes, I build computers too, fix and update Hardware, Software and Drives.

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4 stars

"Outstanding and easy to use"

December 19, 2010  |  By photopest

 |  Version: SlimDrivers beta

Pros

Ease of use, found updates I wasn't able to locate searching 'by hand'. Found updates I didn't even know I needed.

Cons

Having a problem with the automatic update checker. Does a update check daily no matter what I set the scheduler at.

Summary

Best free update checker I have found, easy to use.

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5 stars

"DO NOT overlook this one."

December 13, 2010  |  By supsready

 |  Version: SlimDrivers beta

Pros

After searching for all the updates for my XP using Windows, and both the manufacturers of both the laptop AND the individual hardware, SlimDrivers STILL found five more updates. It increased the efficiency and speed greatly.

Cons

If one shows up, I'll let you know.

Summary



Updated on Dec 14, 2010

The only thing you need to watch out for is while SlimDrivers is operating, it turns off Windows automatic updates. After it is done, you simply turn it back on.

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5 stars

"Is perfect"

December 13, 2010  |  By Salaraujo

 |  Version: SlimDrivers beta

Pros

this program is better then others

Cons

none, it does a very good job

Summary

I love it

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5 stars

"ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!"

November 19, 2010  |  By wa_bksound

 |  Version: SlimDrivers beta

Pros

This program is like the one's you pay for, but free. It's almost too good to be true.

Cons

None so far, finds everything on my computer that needs updating and gets it done

Summary

A hidden gem, best free program I've found so far here on CNET

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5 stars

"A MUST HAVE, PROGRAM FOR HOME AND MORE PC USERS."

October 08, 2010  |  By akisteo

 |  Version: SlimDrivers beta

Pros

The program is fantastic, easy and simple.

Cons

THE PROGRAM IS PERFECT.

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General
Publisher SlimWare Utilities
Publisher web site http://www.slimwareutilities.com
Release Date September 01, 2010
Date Added September 01, 2010
Version beta
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, 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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