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Need Drivers for Windows 10 for old Notebook

2020-04-22, 21:45 PM

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Win7 --> win10 

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2 years ago i bought this old Laptop second hand.

 

Last week I've updated my old Laptop from win 7 to win 10, but some things Arent running so smoothly, so i want to update my Drivers. 

 

So i tried to searching for actual drivers for my Hardware Components but i havent found anything even for the main Manufactures. ( ex. Intel ) 

 

Do anyone have an Clue to get fresh Drivers ? 

 

best regards john  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2020-04-23, 5:30 AM
Win 10 is not officially or directly supported on Sandy Bridge machines, but many people do run it. I suggest installing Lenovo Vantage (free from microsoft store). Use vantage to find drivers.

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2020-04-23, 7:53 AM
Most drivers for w520 should be present in win10 installation image. Also, some manufacturer win10 drivers for w530 are suitable to w520, get them on w530 download page.



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Re:Need Drivers for Windows 10 for old Notebook

2020-04-23, 14:24 PM

Thnx Both are Good Ideas

 

Lenovo Vantage: 

 

 Could i uninstall all other Lenovo Tools which are still remains on System ? Or how should i do this

 

 

Pic from Installed Lenovo Tools: 

All Lenovo Tools on System

 

 

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2020-04-24, 9:50 AM

Did you upgrade from Win 7 -> Win 10 or did you use Win 7 and did a clean install of Win 10? I'm just asking because my experience was that I did the former one (to upgrade the license), then I immediately encountered some issues (beginning with the screen).So I decided to do a clean installation and since then I can't complain, except of a single issue, the SSD I have in the Ultrabay caddy doesn't appear after a Power On, I have to perform a reboot to get it recognized. As weird as it is, I can live with that.Hope that helps.

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2020-05-02, 16:08 PM
Hello Barny Sorry for Delay I upgraded from win7 to win 10 cause im not having an big enough place for an entire backup. It seems that the performance is quite okay and even slightly better as win7 but the startup process is really slow. I have an cheap Netrbook also and it's more fast than my more powerful Laptop one. May the reason is that the Laptop hasnt an SDD dont know. best regards
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2021-01-07, 13:29 PM

So, after a while some recommenditions like from here, i have convinced myself to make an fresh clean HD install.

 

So i installed windows 10 and setup the System. After this i  installed Lenovo Vantage and intel-driver-support-assistant Tool    and then my other apps.

 

Seems everything fine, but windows update urges me to install some additional driver like these:

 

win10updatedriver

 

So dont understand if i need these drivers, or there is sth. which win10 cannot recognize properly with my older system.
And why i need an Driver for Lenovo System ?
 is this hardcoded in the lenovo laptops or is this encouraged by the Lenovo  Vantage Tool ?.

 

best regards  

 

 

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2021-01-10, 22:06 PM
no one ? any clue ?
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Re:Need Drivers for Windows 10 for old Notebook

2021-01-14, 8:53 AM

Hello,


The device drivers are probably newer ones than what is on the ThinkPad W520 being made available through Windows Update.

 

You can try installing them, and if you notice any problems, revert to an older version.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 



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