Keeping your computer drivers updated is an essential part of PC maintenance. SlimDrivers automatically updates PC drivers with real-time scanning and cloud technology.
It’s the first cloud-based utility for updating and maintaining drivers with ease. SlimDrivers provides instant optimization of the interaction between a computer and its system components and peripherals, such as printers, graphic and sound cards, motherboards, USB ports, game controllers and hardware.
Keeping a track of which drivers need to be updated and manually updating them can be tiresome. SlimDrivers makes this process extremely easy and conveniently helps you update your drivers is a single click.
Its a freeware utility and works well on all Windows OS ranging from Windows XP to Windows 7 (on both 32 and 64 bit versions). Although Windows 7 updates the drivers automatically, but it has little or no control upon when and which drivers should be updated. SlimDrivers gets the work done for you in a single click and gives you total control over the whole process.
How SlimDrivers Keeps Your PC Drivers Up To Date:
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.
It features a one-click, start scan button on its product homepage, which begins the process automatically to scan a PC and identify out-of-date or broken drivers.
Initially the software asks you to scan your PC once to create a hardware profile for your computer. During the scanning process it identifies the broken or out-dated drivers, if any.
Once the scanning is completed, it displays the status of your drivers and allows your to update them selectively or all at once.
After the initial scan I was surprised to see several updates available for my computer drivers, since the PC was relatively new. That’s what makes a utility like this an essential part of your Windows maintenance kit. You do not need to track the updates – this software will do it for you.
SlimDrivers starts the installation process automatically, immediately improving the performance of peripheral devices and maintaining the integrity of communication between software and hardware.
Backing up your Drivers and Settings:
It’s always a good idea to keep your drivers updated, but keeping a backup before an update, is a good practice. If a new driver screws up any component, you can easily restore the old drivers using the backup utility in SlimDrivers.
The backup tab lets you backup all your drivers in a single click. If needed you can open the Restore tab and restore all or select drivers from the backup.
Updating Drivers In Real Time:
You can enable the option to start SlimDrivers each time you start your PC.
If its running in the background, SlimDrivers detects when a driver becomes out-dated, in real-time, then downloads and installs the most recent versions, customized for that individual PC.
Limitations Of The Free Version:
Even though the free version of SlimDrivers is fully stocked, it has a few limitations. The first time you download the driver update, you would need to register with the service.
Another limitation is that of needing to restart the PC after installing each driver. So initially it would take some time to get all updated, but the trouble is worth it.
Keeping drivers up-to-date is extremely important. Both from a performance and safety perspective. The program is lightweight, runs without a hitch and does its job perfectly.
Highly recommended as a part of one’s PC maintenance toolkit.