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get the latest drivers from Lenovo's site or Lenovo Vantage system?

2019-01-26, 20:48 PM

Should I be getting my drivers from Lenovo's site or Lenvo Vantange system? I always check Lenovo's site for new drivers because I never use Lenovo's vantage system but I have seen some people say that Lenovo Vantage system has newer drivers. Is that true?

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Re: get the latest drivers from Lenovo's site or Lenovo Vantage system?

2019-01-26, 22:14 PM

My experience is that Vantage's driver updates are delayed from those on the Support site. IMO that's a good thing. Unless you're experiencing a problem that's explicitly addressed by an update, it's better to wait a month or so before installing it. Otherwise you risk installing something that has unexpected issues. Indeed I turn off the option in Vantage to automatically install critical updates. I'd rather remember to check monthly (after Microsoft's monthly patches get installed.)

 

As I see it if your system is working fine there's no benefit in installing updates ASAP, and a significant downside in doing so, unless it's to fix a specific issue.

 

This is particularly true of BIOS and firmware updates. The downside, which could render the system unusable or worse "brick" it, isn't worth the risk.


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Re: get the latest drivers from Lenovo's site or Lenovo Vantage system?

2019-01-27, 0:54 AM

Vantage is better and simple to use :)

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Re: get the latest drivers from Lenovo's site or Lenovo Vantage system?

2019-01-27, 1:08 AM

IF you want to quickly and easily find updates for your system use Lenovo Vantage.  It will not have the latest updates.  I 've discovered it trails roughly 2-4 weeks behind.  As others have mentioned thats not necessarily bad.  If there is a problem witht the update ususally it gets caught before hitting Vantage.  Myself even after its available I wait 1-2 weeks later unless the update addresses a specific problem I am running into.  

 

If you want the latest updates then go to the support site directly.

 

Just my personal opinion.

 


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