05-09-2010 09:54 AM
Is there a single package for all the drivers for ThinkPad T510. So Annoying that after a clean Install of Win 7 I am unable to find the drivers and laptop didn't even came with any disk or driver cd for installation or backup!
I am thinking to return the machine as it's with the warranty to return and refund. How on earth they can send machine without the Drivers CD??!
05-09-2010 10:18 AM
ThinkPads haven't had installation discs, (for the pre-installed OS), in the box for about 10 years. It's pretty standard practice today as nearly all systems work with a service partition and allow the user to create their own recovery discs.
If you haven't already formatted your drive, you could copy the C:\SWTOOLS folder to another medium. It contains all drivers and preinstalled Apps for your system.
Hope this helps.
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05-09-2010 05:53 PM
I've got a question since you've mentioned the swtools folder. Is this simply a storage folder or is anything run from within it? If the former, I would like to move it out of my root directory.
I also have swsetup, which looks to be a synaptics driver setup folder and swshare, which has stuff that looks related to Lenovo Registry Monitor. The folder was created on 4/11 and the newest file date is also 4/11, so it doesn't look very active.
Can all of this be moved?
12-25-2011 03:25 AM
I have the same problem as above - i have a new T510 (4349) bought without an operation system and have installed a full version of windows 7 without partition! I have now installed my specific wifi driver from the Driver Matrice as suggested and the ThinkVantage software. The problem is, i still don't have a web connection so have been transfering files via a stick, and ThinkVantage updates require web access. Does anyone have a suggestion on the quickest way of restoring all drivers? Or a list of the ones i need. It would be handy if i could find someone with the same laptop and copy their C:\SWTOOLS folder. I'm guessing if i restore everything to factory setting the Drivers won't just reappear?
Any tips much appreciate!