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SlimDrivers

[Note: with SlimDrivers individual Driver updates are free.

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[Note: with SlimDrivers individual Driver updates are free. The Plus version called DriverUpdate allows for "Download All" and advanced automation functionality.]

SlimDrivers automatically updates PC drivers with real-time scanning and cloud technology. The first cloud-based utility for updating and maintaining drivers, SlimDrivers provides instant optimization of the interaction between a computer and its system components and periperhals, such as printers, graphic and sound cards, motherboards, USB ports, game controllers and other devices and hardware. SlimDrivers scans a PC, identifies the correct drivers needed, and retrieves them from the cloud, automatically installing the most current, precise drivers for each individual PC. More Info »

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SlimDrivers (sometimes refered to as DriverUpdate) was added by dpcat237 in Sep 2010 and the lastest update was made in Jun 2012. There is a history of activites on SlimDrivers in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on SlimDrivers or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.
 
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DriverEasy detected more drivers than SlimDrivers. So I prefer DriverEasy about SlimDrivers. After Slimdrivers had updated all drivers on Vista Business 64bit und reported all drivers to be actual and OK, there remained an "Other USB-device" not working and yellow-marked:

"Other USB-device" not working

After "optimizing" all drivers with SlimDrivers DriverEasy reported 2 missing and 23 outdated drivers.

DriverEasy reported 2 missing and 23 outdated drivers

"Hauppauge WinTV HVR-900H 64bit (66xxx)" did not work

My Hauppauge WinTV USB Card "Hauppauge WinTV HVR-900H 64bit (66xxx)" did not work with the drivers from SlimDrivers, because the drivers for this USB 3.0-Card could not be installed:

  • Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller
  • Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Root Hub

Only with the DriverEasy-Updates I could use the "Hauppauge WinTV HVR-900H 64bit (66xxx)" which has the drivers Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Card as a precondition.

Otherwise DriverEasy wanted to install the V7-drivers for "Hauppauge WinTV HVR-900H 64bit (66xxx)"-USB-device, without asking. I wanted to keep the V6-version, because VTPlus does not work with WinTV V7. In this point SlimDrivers had the better behaviour.

 
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Older version

Positive Review by RobertL87 about SlimDrivers Also mentioning: DriverMax Aug 2013

This tool tried to install an older version of a driver.
Didn't find a download limitation, like my previous favourite Drivermax. Hope they keep up this good work.
For automatic driver updates (all at once), you can upgrade to premium, but it isn't necessary.

 
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Mediocre Driver Update

Negative Review by TheRaven7 about SlimDrivers Oct 2012

Out of the many bad or borderline scam driver update utilities out there, SlimDrivers is at least legitimate and functional. However, its ability to detect drivers is lacking, and it doesn't allow you to see the details of the driver before you update. Being able to verify that you're installing the correct driver is a pretty basic feature and competitors like DriverEasy have it.

 
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CPU Usage 100% on one core for displaying the GUI -.-
Forced registration (email not verified)
2 out of 5 driver updates failed, one just showed an empty error dialog, the other one said corrupted installer
Has outdated driver information, tried to downgrade a driver for no reason...
Keeps running in tray even after "updating" (or ignoring) for no reason.
This is really, really bad. Do not install it.

 



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