SlimDrivers is a driver management tool that combines all the features you would expect in driver software into a product that is entirely free.
SlimDrivers will scan your computer and tell exactly how many drivers - and Windows updates - are missing. It will then allow you to download the missing ones, but in order to do this, you'll need to register. This is free and only takes a bare miniute or two, but users who were accustomed to unencumbered use before might baulk.
SlimDrivers also offers you a back-up and restore function, which will be essential if you notice any problems after updating - or if you want to make a copy of your drivers when you format your PC, for example. There is also a driver uninstall facility.
Adding to SlimDrivers' good points is a scan scheduling function. On the negative side, the software has a strangely old-fashioned appearance and once you install your new drivers, SlimDrivers forces a computer restart.
- provides a minor bug fix to the add and remove programs functionality