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Snappy Driver Installer Origin

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Snappy Driver Installer Origin (SDIO)

Snappy Driver Installer Origin is a fork of Snappy Driver Installer starting at version r541. The old project is no longer in the hands of the original developers, is no longer open source and is not safe to use.

Snappy Driver Installer Origin remains a free, open source project. Free means it costs you nothing to download and use. Free means it is free of adware, malware, backdoors, unwanted third party software or other dodgy stuff.


If you've lost your driver discs, you're unable to find drivers on the manufacturer's website or Windows Update can't configure your hardware, use this tool to quickly find and install all missing drivers.

If you're a PC technician, keep Snappy Driver Installer Origin on your USB flash drive or external hard drive and take it with you wherever you go. In environments with no Internet access, you can quickly get things working. No more searching for drivers after a clean install, just let Snappy Driver Installer Origin do its thing and your job will be done in no time.


No limitations. No premium features. No adware. No gotchas.


Keep it on your USB flash drive and use it on the go. No installation is necessary.


You'll be notified about available updates and you'll be able to download them with the tool itself.


Easy system restore point creation.

Supports all Windows

Compatible with all versions of Windows, including server editions.


Pick any theme you like or make your own.


State of the art algorithms for finding the best matching drivers for any devices.

Open source

Licensed under GNU GPL v3.0.


Twenty-seven languages are supported. Your language is probably among them.

Supports: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10

Maintainer Notes

Since r558 all application data, including downloaded drivers, is stored under %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\SDIO. This folder is cleaned up on uninstall.

To install Snappy Driver Installer Origin, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install sdio --version

To upgrade Snappy Driver Installer Origin, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade sdio --version


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $packageArgs = @{
        packageName   = 'sdio'
        unzipLocation = $toolsDir
        fileType      = 'ZIP'
        url           = ''
        checksum      = '2c5a269371fbac73bbaf54f306773e294847e68a9b113e42e94febc261a0d973'
        checksumType  = 'sha256'
    Remove-Item "$ToolsDir\SDIO_*" -Force -Recurse # Cleanup old versions
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
    if (!(Test-Path -path "$ENV:ALLUSERSPROFILE\SDIO")) {
        New-Item "$ENV:ALLUSERSPROFILE\SDIO" -ItemType Directory
    $shortcutName    = 'Snappy Driver Installer Origin'
    $fileName32      = 'SDIO_R703.exe'
    $fileName64      = 'SDIO_x64_R703.exe'
    $fullVersion     = ''
    $baseVersion     = '703'
    $FileFullpath32  = Join-Path $ToolsDir\SDIO_$fullVersion $fileName32
    $FileFullpath64  = Join-Path $ToolsDir\SDIO_$fullVersion $fileName64
    if (Get-OSArchitectureWidth -eq 64) {
        Install-ChocolateyShortcut -targetPath $FileFullpath64 -WorkingDirectory "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\SDIO" -shortcutFilePath "$env:Public\Desktop\$shortcutName.lnk"
        Install-ChocolateyShortcut -targetPath $FileFullpath64 -WorkingDirectory "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\SDIO" -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$shortcutName.lnk"
    } else {
        Install-ChocolateyShortcut -targetPath $FileFullpath32 -WorkingDirectory "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\SDIO" -shortcutFilePath "$env:Public\Desktop\$shortcutName.lnk"
        Install-ChocolateyShortcut -targetPath $FileFullpath32 -WorkingDirectory "%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\SDIO" -shortcutFilePath "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$shortcutName.lnk"
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName   = 'sdio'
    $shortcutName  = 'Snappy Driver Installer Origin'
    Remove-Item "$env:Public\Desktop\$shortcutName.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
    Remove-Item "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\$shortcutName.lnk" -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
    if ((Test-Path -path "$ENV:ALLUSERSPROFILE\SDIO")) {
        Remove-Item "$ENV:ALLUSERSPROFILE\SDIO" -Force -Recurse
  • tools\SDIO_1.5.4.703\SDIOTranslationTool.exe.gui
  • tools\SDIO_1.5.4.703\SDIO_R703.exe.gui
  • tools\SDIO_1.5.4.703\SDIO_x64_R703.exe.gui

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Glenn Delahoy


Release Notes

latest changelog.txt

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Snappy Driver Installer Origin 444 Saturday, August 17, 2019 approved
Snappy Driver Installer Origin 489 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 approved
Snappy Driver Installer Origin 381 Sunday, June 23, 2019 approved
Snappy Driver Installer Origin 518 Wednesday, May 8, 2019 approved
Snappy Driver Installer Origin 462 Monday, April 15, 2019 approved
Snappy Driver Installer Origin 2399 Friday, November 3, 2017 approved
Snappy Driver Installer Origin 324 Saturday, October 7, 2017 approved
Snappy Driver Installer Origin 223 Wednesday, October 4, 2017 approved
Snappy Driver Installer Origin 248 Friday, September 15, 2017 approved
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