A Lenovo-supplied method to update drivers, BIOS, and firmware in Windows.
Lenovo System Update (TVSU)
article #1309, updated 12 days ago
Update Windows Drivers with SnailDriver
article #1198, updated 20 days ago
Small but mighty. Recently much improved. Lightweight, powerful, and appears nicely thorough.
For Difficult Hardware Drivers (PCI vendor and device ID lookup)
article #181, updated 215 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:
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.
Easily Remove All Video Drivers with DDU Uninstaller
article #1181, updated 441 days ago
This works very well:
HP SoftPaq Download Manager for drivers and BIOS
article #1037, updated 845 days ago
On some HP desktop hardware, this is the only way to get drivers and BIOS:
"Metadata staging failed" in Windows 8+
article #920, updated 1258 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:
- Control Panel
- search for Device Installation
- Change device installation settings
- No, let me choose what to do
- Never install driver software from Windows Update.
- uncheck Automatically get the device app and info provided by your device manufacturer
Update Drivers in Windows
article #619, updated 1349 days ago
A new tool, very good:
Additionals, not tested yet:
Free driver update tool
article #836, updated 1366 days ago
Here is one:
Find HP Drivers by Device Serial Number
article #832, updated 1446 days ago
Here are great places to find drivers and info for HP devices by serial number.
First, workstations and printers:
Second, Enterprise, for servers, storage, and networking:
Autodesk's driver update recommends
article #734, updated 1762 days ago
To get Autodesk’s recommended drivers for its products, use this tool:
In case they move the URL, this is the “Find Recommended Hardware” page, which is very different than the “AutoCAD Hardware Advisor”.