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Keep Your Computer System Up-to-date with SlimDrivers

by Timothy 28 August 2012 One Comment

Introduction to SlimDrivers

SlimDrivers is a cloud-based application that is published by Slimware utilities. Drivers are small but critical pieces of software that help the hardware and software components on your PC to communicate. These drivers need constant updating for them to function properly. If they fail to function, the performance of the entire system is affected. SlimDrivers automatically detects, downloads and installs driver updates to keep system drivers up-to-date.

To prevent such failures, manufacturers of various hardware components run support centers to provide technical support and driver updates. Unfortunately, it is a tedious process of searching for all required updates and drivers for an average PC nowadays – as most PC’s require 30 or more drivers. With SlimDrivers, the worry of keeping the system components up-to-date is a thing of the past. You only need to click a button for your problems to be solved.

When you click on the start scan button, SlimDrivers will do a thorough scan of your computer system. It will scan the drivers installed in your system and any peripheral device attached. It then returns a compiled report to the screen for the user to view. The report captures precise information which highlights the components whose updates are available, the time when the component was updated last and when the new versions of its updates were made available.

After this, SlimDrivers will ask you to create a restore point to backup the installed drivers before the new ones begin to download. The backup to be created is meant to help you restore your system back to the earlier version if in case the ones SlimDrivers is going to install will affect some of the activities you used to do with your system. If you don’t specify the location for the backup, SlimDrivers will do it for you. It will create a back-up and put it on the header icon where you can manage to view it.

When all this is done, SlimDrivers will start the process of downloading and installing the missing drivers and the necessary updates. The Updates will be downloaded and installed for one component at a time. Remember SlimDrivers uses cloud technology. So the updates and drivers are retrieved from an online storage. You don’t have to go online and search for these updates from one support center to another for yourself. SlimDrivers will do all this for you. It identifies what you want and asks for solutions from an online location. The online location will provide the solutions that it got from the links to the support centers of the drivers and the updates your computer system wants.
If you don’t want the process of downloading to continue, you can abort it on the interactive user interface that is presented.

What makes SlimDrivers different?

SlimDrivers is very good at detecting out of date drivers, and finding the new ones. No other utility we have tested is quite as good in this regard. Additionally, SlimDrivers has quite a good user interface. The GUI is simple, easy to use and very interactive.

Key Features

  • Able to do a thorough scan on your computer system
  • Detects missing drivers and updates them automatically
  • Gets and downloads the latest updates for your computer system

Screenshots

This is how SlimDrivers will appear in your computer
This is the interface of SlimDrivers
The graphical interface where you can start the process of updating by clicking on the start scan button
How SlimDrivers backs up your data

Reliability and Performance

This utility performs quickly and quietly, not taking up much in the way of disk space, memory or CPU. It has not crashed or incurred any faults during our testing, and it appears to run fine alongside other common PC applications.

Authority and Credibility

SlimDrivers is recognized software. It has received a number of awards globally. Just last year,  it received the top 11 most downloaded software award from CNET. There are more than 800,000 products on CNET. Getting the top 11 award shows how reputable the software is.

Pros

  • Effective at detecting out of date drivers and finding new updates
  • It has a nice, simple and easy to use GUI.
  • It scans and maintains a record of all your system drivers.
  • Creates a backup of all drivers for safety purposes. One can restore his/her system.

Cons

Unfortunately it is very difficult to identify the shortcomings of this utility.

  • It updates one driver at a time.
  • It takes time to download and install the updates.
  • Its default installation installs AVG security toolbar and changes your homepage to AVG.

Conclusion

SlimDrivers is a great piece of freeware that can help you keep your PC drivers up to date and functioning well. It has a simple interface and is easier to use.

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  • Jennifer said:

    This article is indeed informational. It has made me understand more on slimDrivers. I have been having problems keeping my system up to date. Thanks a lot for the article…….

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