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system update not delivering updates

2018-03-20, 6:52 AM

I have a thinkpad P50, very happy with it so far. I do check for updates periodically using the Lenovo System Update application which has been working out for the past year or so but for the past month no new updates have been delivered. I did a check on the Lenovo Support site and found numerous updates for my system that the System Update application failed to deliver. I have unistalled and reinstalled the System Update application but there are still nowupdates delivered. Is anyone else getting this problem? Why is this happening and how can it be fixed?

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Re: system update not delivering updates

2018-03-20, 7:56 AM
I have similar but less of a issue with my W540. System Update used to deliver most of the drivers but lately didn't deliver BIOS, chipset, and even System Update itself. I uninstalled, rebooted and installed the newest version 5.07.0070 but it still couldn't find the latest BIOS and chipset for me. So I just had to manually download them... I'm also curious of what could be the cause and how to fix this.
W540: i7-4800MQ, K2100M + HD4600, 3K (+ 1440P), 24GB RAM, 480GB SSD + 1TB HDD, WIN10 PRO
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2018-03-20, 8:39 AM

Try using Lenovo Vantage, (needs to be downloaded from the MS Store)

 

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2018-03-20, 10:16 AM
Thanks for the tip. I do find out that some drivers were installed by the Lenovo Vantage uwp app while the others were installed from System Update desktop app, although non of them were able to deliver the BIOS and intel Chipset. Another question is are these two apps conflicting with each other? If yes, I get to uninstall one of them...
W540: i7-4800MQ, K2100M + HD4600, 3K (+ 1440P), 24GB RAM, 480GB SSD + 1TB HDD, WIN10 PRO
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2018-03-20, 10:54 AM

If I remember correctly Vantage was going to replace/integrate the legacy system update.

 

That being said, I still use Lenovo System Update a lot in older ThinkPads and in my two ThinkCentre Tiny, for new installs it always found the latest BIOS and drivers, (although I did not check older installations one by one, I have too many ThinkPads around)

 

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2018-03-22, 16:01 PM
Thank you for the info. I wish vantage/system update would have a feature like listing all drivers found and upgradeable on the device so that we know if it is having trouble to identify/upgrade certain ones.
W540: i7-4800MQ, K2100M + HD4600, 3K (+ 1440P), 24GB RAM, 480GB SSD + 1TB HDD, WIN10 PRO
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Re: system update not delivering updates

2018-03-24, 23:34 PM

I think Lenovo hired some Apple kids.  My W540 will not update to Win 10 Creator.... AND I have no idea what this black box is doing.  I upgraded my 2 work Precisions, albeit with minor pain, but at all times I knew what was happening.

 

Finally got MS support to look into the issue with the W540 and Win 10 1607.... Awaiting results from 'log' files..  I waste more time on this so called workstation, with updates that appear not to take, as it just sits there for hours doing nothing and 'I" doing nothing. First and last.

 

For the last 4 years, using as a dumb terminal for news, mail and surfing.... useless for any serious applications and real work.

 

My last update - that constantly fails, is KB4088787.  Creator fails on [SYSTEM THREAD EXCEPTION NOT HANDLED].  Most likely a driver issue.  Grrrrr    :(

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