Using Lenovo System Update For Windows 10

Written Guide

Windows 10 has a number of inbuilt system drivers and it will also obtains many system drivers from Windows Update. This will give base functionality on most systems.

In older systems, which Lenovo do not officially support to run Windows 10, Windows 10 likely has newer drivers than Lenovo offer and everything will usually work well with the drivers Windows 10 automatically obtains. In newer systems, systems manufactured in 2012 or later Lenovo may have some newer drivers than Microsoft automatically obtain on their drivers and downloads page however Microsoft may also have included newer drivers than Lenovo list on their drivers and downloads page. Users have therefore been confused as to which drivers to download and not to download.

I have been sceptical about Automatic Update Programs which haven’t worked very well when I tested them in the past, particularly with older Windows Versions and written guides instructing users to manually install drivers. Lenovo System Update for Windows 10 seems to work pretty well and only installs system drivers without bloatware such as McAfee (although there are one or two very minor bugs with this program which I list below). I recommend using Lenovo System Update after a clean installation of Windows 10 or after upgrading to a new build of Windows 10. It may be worth periodically checking every couple of months particularly if your system is new.

Lenovo have released Lenovo System Update Version 5.07.0072 and this automatically scans the hardware of the system and checks the installed driver version. If Lenovo offers a newer driver version it will install it for you.

Lenovo System Update Version 5.07.0072 can be downloaded from here:

https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/downloads/ds012808

Select Download:

Double click the installer:

Select Yes at the User Account Control Prompt:

Select Next:

Accept the License Agreement and select Next:

When it’s done, select Finish to exit the setup:

Go to Start and select the Lenovo Folder and the select System Update:

At launch Lenovo will ask you if it can collect Usage Statistics, for the app. Select the option which best suits you:

Select Next:

Select “I agree to this License Notice for all future packages” then press OK:

You will have three tabs, 1 with Critical Updates, 2 with Recommended Updates and 3 with Optional Updates. It is recommended to install all the critical updates first, then the Recommended Updates and then the Optional Updates:

I have no Critical Updates:

I have 6 recommended Updates:

I have 3 Optional Updates:

So I will go ahead and install the 6 recommended updates, by selecting Select all and then Next:

Then Download:

Once the Drivers are Downloaded and Installed, you will likely get a prompt, prompting you to restart your computer. Select Yes:

The computer will restart:

Go to Start and select the Lenovo Folder and the select System Update:

Select Next:

Now I have no Critical Updates or Recommended Updates. So I will go ahead and install the 3 optional updates, by selecting Select all and then Next:

Then Download:

Once the Drivers are Downloaded and Installed, you will likely get a prompt, prompting you to restart your computer. Select Yes:

The computer will restart:

Go to Start and select the Lenovo Folder and the select System Update:

Select Next:

If it finds more updates for you, you can go ahead and install them, then restart and relaunch Lenovo System Update. It should now say No Packages Applicable for your System were Found. You can then go ahead and close the System Update: