Lenovo ThinkPad Drivers Missing? Download and install them correctly!
Many Lenovo ThinkPad users complain that they cannot use certain parts of their system because their drivers are missing. In this article, we will see how to fix the problem. So if you are dealing with missing driver for Lenovo ThinkPad then this guide is for you.
Missing drivers for Lenovo ThinkPad
If you want to get the missing Lenovo ThinkPad drivers, here are the three ways to do the same.
- Update your Windows
- Download from Lenovo
- Check for hardware changes
- Install the driver from the Internet
Let’s talk about it in detail.
1]Update your Windows
First of all, you need to update your Windows. Windows Update may recover your missing drivers. So, follow the given steps to update your Windows 11 or 10.
Update Windows 11
- Open Settings through Win + me.
- Go to Windows Update
- Then download any available update
Update Windows 10
- Open Settings by searching for it in the Start menu.
- Go to Update and security.
- Finally, click on Check for updates.
After downloading the available update, check if the missing drivers are back.
2]Download from Lenovo
To download missing drivers from Lenovo website, you need to visit support.lenovo.com. Now you have two options. If you know your PC’s model number, you can search for it here, but if you don’t, you need to give Lenovo permission to check.
- If you know your model number: If you know your model number, hover over PC, and select See PC support, from there you can search for your model number. Or if you see a search option on the first page, take your PC out from there.
- If you don’t know your model number: If you don’t know your model number, just hover over the PC option and select Detect the product.
Now your product information will be displayed. Go to Drivers and software tongue.
You have two options, you can either go to Automatic driver update, then click START SCAN, it will start to scan all the drivers and present you with the options. Or, you can go to Manual update, then select an option and download the latest driver. From here you can download the driver and install it on your system.
3]Look for material modifications
If you have an external device such as an external hard drive, mouse, or keyboard, and its drivers are missing, you need to follow this method. This way your system will automatically detect the missing driver and install it on your computer. To do this, follow the given steps.
- Open Device Manager through Win + X> Device Manager. Alternatively, you can search for it from the Start menu.
- Now click on the To watch button, because it is the “Search for material modifications” button. Check the picture, if you are confused.
Your computers will be scanned and the missing drivers will be installed.
Alternatively, you can also right click on the device whose drivers are missing and select “Search for material modifications”. It will have a similar effect, it’s just that if you are not able to find the To watch button in the previous method, then that’s what you need to do.
4]Install the drivers from the Internet
If none of the methods worked for you, then you are probably looking for your driver online. As you may already know, a product can be discontinued and it happens all the time, once it gets older it is discontinued. Likewise, a pilot can also be interrupted. However, there will always be a place in the internet jungle where you can find the driver you need – you just need to be very careful on the source you are downloading it from.
So just open Google or Bing and search for the driver you need. You should be careful to mention your product name, its operating system, and all the details to download the best driver. Additionally, you’ll see 64-bit and 32-bit variants of the same driver, so be sure to download the correct one.
This is how you can install the missing drivers on your Lenovo ThinkPad computers.
How do I update my Lenovo ThinkPad drivers?
You can easily update your Lenovo ThinkPad drivers by updating your operating system or from the Lenovo website. However, there are other ways to update your drivers.
First, let’s use Lenovo system update. It’s quite simple, just open the System update Lenovo app by searching for it in the Start menu. This application is present on all Lenovo computers. Then allow it to scan for outdated drivers and install the latest one on your system.
You can also use Device Manager to update your drivers.
How do I install the wireless drivers on my Lenovo Thinkpad?
You can use any of the methods mentioned above to download and install wireless drivers on your Lenovo Thinkpad. However, you will need an internet connection to download the driver. You can use Ethernet if you have a cable. But if you don’t have an Ethernet cable, you don’t need to buy a new one. You can download the driver in question on another device and then install it on your system. Once you’re connected to the internet, update it and you’ll be good to go.