If you recently upgraded to Windows 10, then one of the issues that you might run into is hardware not working as it should. This is primarily to do with a piece of software known as a driver. This driver is the software that allows the hardware inside of your computer (e.g. your keyboard or your mouse) to talk with Windows. Sure, you can go to the website for the manufacturer of your computer and download the latest drivers from there but sometimes they do not have the latest. On top of that if you are custom building a desktop PC you have to spend time going to multiple websites just to get drivers and that is just a headache that I would like to avoid if I can.
With that being said my pick of the week is SlimDrivers from a company called Slimware Utilities. Once installed it’s just a matter of running a scan. At this point SlimDrivers will scan the internet to find the very latest drivers and let you download them. If you have installed all the drivers then it will just check for updates and let you know whether or not there are new drivers for you to install.
I upgraded to Windows 10 on the day it came out ( 29th July 2015). At that point of upgrading I heard of SlimDrivers and decided to give it a shot. In short it worked as advertised. I found it very simple and easy to use. I simply hit the big scan now button and then SlimDrivers went out and found the right drivers for all the hardware inside of my laptop. Because of the very nature of some of the drivers that I had to install I was constantly nagged to restart laptop, but I chose to restart after all of my drivers were installed.
Another common challenge for people doing tech support (like me) is sometimes having a computer where it does not recognise one of the components that you have. At least in my experience of using it, SlimDrivers does a really good job of identifying the unknown hardware and downloading the right drivers for it.
With that being said I would highly recommend SlimDrivers as it is easy to use
SlimDrivers is free and available right now for laptops running Windows.
What are your experiences of using SlimDrivers? Let me know in the comments!