Category: Drivers

AMD Motherboard and Video Drivers for HPE MicroServers
article #1381, updated 2 days ago

Here they are.

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When HP Thunderbolt Docking Stations Don't Work
article #1354, updated 155 days ago

Here is the standard procedure, as given just now by an HP tech, to get HP Thunderbolt docking stations to work, when they don’t. The report is that these things are emphatically not plug-and-play, each of these steps has to be done in order.

The order below is consistent for all HP Thunderbolt-equipped laptops and HP Thunderbolt docking stations. The very specifics are correct for just one particular model of each (ia HP Zbook 17 G4 on an HP Thunderbolt Dock G2), as of right now, 2020-02-04.

  1. Update the BIOS.
  1. Set Thunderbolt to no security, in the BIOS.

We need to change thunderbolt security level to no security: Boot into the BIOS via F10, go to Port options, and if it’s set to user authentication or secure connect, change the dropdown to no security. If the option of no security is not available, disable the setting that reads ‘require thunderbolt password to change thunderbolt security’. Once the change has been identified and made, save and exit.

  1. Install Intel Thunderbolt 3 Secure connect. Reboot.

ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp98501-99000/sp98877.exe

  1. Install or update HP Thunderbolt Dock G2 Firmware. Reboot.

ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp98501-99000/sp98906.exe

  1. Install or update Intel Thunderbolt 3 FW for HP Zbook 17 G4. Reboot.

ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp98001-98500/sp98136.exe

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Lenovo System Update (TVSU)
article #1309, updated 366 days ago

A Lenovo-supplied method to update drivers, BIOS, and firmware in Windows.

https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/tvsu-update

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Update Windows Drivers with SnailDriver
article #1198, updated 374 days ago

Small but mighty. Recently much improved. Lightweight, powerful, and appears nicely thorough.

https://snailsuite.com/

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For Difficult Hardware Drivers (PCI vendor and device ID lookup)
article #181, updated 569 days ago

When you can, it’s best to go to the hardware manufacturer’s web site and download the latest for whatever you have. But sometimes you’re dealing with products whose manufacturers are unhelpful. A very good resource is here:

https://pcilookup.com/

In the properties of a device in Windows, you can pull a VEN (Vendor) and DEV (Device) number, put it into the above, and hopefully find what you’re looking for.

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Easily Remove All Video Drivers with DDU Uninstaller
article #1181, updated 794 days ago

This works very well:

https://www.wagnardsoft.com/

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HP SoftPaq Download Manager for drivers and BIOS
article #1037, updated 1199 days ago

On some HP desktop hardware, this is the only way to get drivers and BIOS:

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/caps-softpaq/cmit/HP_SDM.html

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"Metadata staging failed" in Windows 8+
article #920, updated 1612 days ago

If you see these in event logs, you are seeing the result of a mismatch between the running drivers in your machine and something in Microsoft’s cloud-based driver database. Do this:

  1. Control Panel
  2. search for Device Installation
  3. Change device installation settings
  4. No, let me choose what to do
  5. Never install driver software from Windows Update.
  6. uncheck Automatically get the device app and info provided by your device manufacturer

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Update Drivers in Windows
article #619, updated 1703 days ago

A new tool, very good:

http://www.drivethelife.com/

Additionals, not tested yet:

http://drivermax.en.lo4d.com/

http://driver-genius-professional.en.lo4d.com/

http://driver-fusion.en.lo4d.com/

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Free driver update tool
article #836, updated 1720 days ago

Here is one:

http://drp.su/

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