2.2 out of 5 with 10 ratings

Snappy Driver Installer Reviews

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A few of us are aware that Small Snappy Driver Installer iconSnappy Driver Installer is now in the hands of less than honest devs.

I wish I could say that I didn't see this coming.

Small Snappy Driver Installer Origin iconSnappy Driver Installer Origin is clean, I've used it several times before sharing here.

Drivers are a PITA, and SDI has been a godsend for me personally. Let's support the new dev and project as best we can.

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Really powerful but need a huge amount of stored data to work.

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The R2000 version of SDI Lite found under "Download" and "Old versions" seems to be the last usable version. If you install the newer 1.20.0 be prepared to get infested with malware. To keep yourself safe I'd go with SDI Origin. It's supposed to be from the original creator and doesn't lead you to sketchy Russian sites.

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It will install trojan virus on you computer and modify Windows Registry. AVOID at all costs.

Use "Snappy Driver Installer Origin" instead. It's the original open source project.

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Unfortunately I cannot recommend this software.
Apart from its indisputably ugly UI design (which might have been acceptable in the 2000s) and unintuitive user guidance, it has even more problems.
SDI also fails in its core discipline of correctly identifying devices and assigning the correct driver.
Especially many problems I had with USB drivers. For example after an update the connected device was not recognized anymore or the BluRay drive could not play the disc anymore.
Also my soundcard didn't work anymore after an update with "newer drivers".

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I've been testing driver update programs since 201...

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Don't use this. Use Snappy Driver Installer ORIGIN instead.

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Whats the difference?

The original owner runs the ORIGIN version, which also happens to be portable. Someone forked it, made it an .exe, and added bundleware to it to make this crap.


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Do not get this, it is full of bundleware and not working at all. Get Snappy Driver Installer ORIGIN instead. I don't know why they changed the name but I suppose it is due to the commercial reasons...

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Unlike many other people who have posted their reviews here I can not find any good reason to drop more then 2 stars for this program because it is in fact 100% free & does offer some useful driver help when you have no other alternative. However it has many times installed the wrong drivers for some of my hardware on different computers both mine & others.

[ Pros ]

  • 100% Free
  • No Limits on how many computers you can use it on
  • No Ads
  • No Nags
  • No Bloatware

[ Cons ]

  • Sometimes installs the wrong drivers
  • Can take up a lot of space 18GB+ if you use full version
  • Not always accurate

I only recommend this software if you need to use it for many computers that would be limited if you bought a paid driver program like DriverMax, or if you need something free to use.

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I used it out of curiousity and it did not brick my computer. In general, be careful with driver update software.

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Best driver installer software with better compability.

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