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Driver Genius vs. SlimDrivers vs. Driver Fetch

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Total: 9 votes (8 blank votes)

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a b \ Driver
March 30, 2011 6:07:42 PM

Many of these programs are mostly spyware, or don't find the right drivers. Go online to the vendor's site, and look for drivers for your system from there. Some vendors have a utility or a web-based scan that will tell you if there are new drivers available.
a b \ Driver
March 30, 2011 6:50:11 PM

None of the above. Just use your common sense and the manufacturers' websites to find drivers.
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April 3, 2011 7:05:51 AM

martinohansen said:
Driver Genius vs. SlimDrivers vs. Driver Fetch
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As you can see they are clearly not identical, so I thought about what to use to find and update driver, and what you think is best?
Would also like to know if i have other alternatives to "driver programs"?

Hi, this is Chris from SlimWare Utilities.

Just to clarify, it's safe to use our app, we do driver backups and system restore points by default, and it’s 100% free, unlike the others you are comparing us to.

There are a lot of fake driver applications out there, just like there are Rogue AV’s, so be very careful. recently did a review/tutorial on using SlimDrivers if you need a quick how-to:

You can see the kind of feedback we get on facebook:

or you can google for slimdrivers reviews and you'll see it's recommended by almost all major trusted publications.

Hope that helps!

Chris Cope
CEO SlimWare Utilities
April 3, 2011 10:56:46 AM

Curious. Very Curious.

I could see how this might be useful on a new Windows install. I.e. "I've not installed any drivers go get me the latest manufacturer's drivers".

However if your machine is working fine why would you risk getting the latest drivers?
April 24, 2012 2:56:27 PM

I always use Slim Drivers when I do a fresh install. It saves me time and effort. Not every PC you come across has a simple manufacturer's website to easily find drivers on; for example there may be custom hardware. You still have to use discretion to tell if each driver it finds is correct, but for the most part I haven't had a problem. I keep it on a usb with several other "fresh install" programs. I inherit a ton of free old PCs from my mom's work, so I end up using it often.
September 28, 2012 8:32:50 AM

Ijack said:
None of the above. Just use your common sense and the manufacturers' websites to find drivers.

+1 :sol: 
a b \ Driver
September 28, 2012 12:27:08 PM

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