12-16-2018 11:18 PM
Hello fellow P52 owners!
I have a problem installing the latest NVIDIA drivers provided by Lenovo (https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-P-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-...)
If I run the installation package that you can download from above, it will go through, prompt you to restart. After the restart, the NVIDIA driver version is unchanged, the Intel driver does get updated. I am now on 188.8.131.5221 NVIDIA driver version, this package was supposed to update that to 184.108.40.2062.
Turns out, the installation package runs the NVIDIA installer in silent mode (using a batch file), and ignores any errors it throws, and just silently continues. If you run the installer manually without the -s switch, it will show the following error:
My P52 has the following specs:
i7-8850H and NVIDIA P3200 card, FHD screen, Windows 10 version 1809 (17763, boths builds .168 and .194 same result)
I also tried another P52, with the same results:
i7-8850H and NVIDIA P3200 card, 4K+touch screen, Windows 10 version 1803.
Any other P52 owners willing to try the installation and reporting back how it goes?
12-20-2018 06:29 PM
01-01-2019 10:18 AM
I've tried the installation both from the Lenovo app and by downloading the patch from Drivers & Software. Both installations require me to reboot and after the reboot it's still running the 9/4/2018 patch.
01-06-2019 10:52 AM
I have the exact same problem with my P72. I tried going to Nvidia to download after not having worked from lenovo driver site and Lenovo Vantage and still no success.
I chatted with Lenovo support and they said it is a software issue and referred me to software support where the person said I have to pay to get a solution.
01-06-2019 04:09 PM
Just in passing, I just the other day had the exact same problem where I was trying to install the NVidia WHQL driver (downloaded from the NVidia site, not from Lenovo) for a new M920t machine into which I'd added a Gigabyte GTX 1050ti card.
Turns out I'd accidentally downloaded the 32-bit version of the driver by mistake, and of course it IS incompatible with the 64-bit Win10 I was running.
Once I downloaded the correct 64-bit driver version it now installed just fine.
Is it possible you somehow have the 32-bit version for the P52?
Are you running "hybrid graphics" or "discrete graphics"? I'd give the latest NVidia version of the driver a shot on your P52, to see if that installs successfully. I run my W530 and P50 in "discrete graphics" and have always just ignored the Lenovo Optimus packages (since there's no need for an Intel driver anyway) and gone with the latest retail WHQL version for Quadro (Notebook) from the NVidia site. Been doing this for six years now, and never had an issue.
01-09-2019 12:23 AM
I am running with Optimus currently. I did not try to download from Nvidia directly, nor using Discrete only mode, but if the situation will not resolve, I will have to probably
There is no 32bit version offered for the ThinkPad P52 (on the Lenovo Support site), all drivers are for 64bit versions of Windows only.
01-09-2019 12:39 AM - edited 01-09-2019 12:43 AM
My P52 same your specs:
i7-8850H and NVIDIA P3200 card, FHD screen, Windows 10 x64 version 1709 .
I downloaded NVIDIA driver from the Lenovo support site (not from NVIDIA Site), everything successfully and working fine, not have any problem. You can try its and let we know if you got errors !
01-09-2019 04:52 AM
I tried Lenovo website and Nvdia website to download but both failed. The Nvidia asked me to go to Geforce website. It successfully downloaded some driver but in Vantage still says install failed. But in device manager I have the version 220.127.116.112. which is the latest version.
01-17-2019 11:46 PM
I was able to update by using the drivers (multiple ones) from the Lenovo website and by installing them after disabling the Nvidia graphics adapter in Device Manager and then installing. I had tried first installing from the driver exe's and since the install driver files were already in the windows folders I updated the driver with the disabled adapter by pointing windows to the folder C:\DRIVERS\WIN. I updated to the next version of the driver, rebooted, and then did the subsequent driver release. Vantage shows the update and no error.