Many Lenovo ThinkPad users are complaining that they are unable to use some of their system’s elements as their drivers are missing. In this article, we are going to see how to fix the issue. So, if Lenovo ThinkPad missing driver is what you are dealing with then this guide is for you.
Lenovo ThinkPad missing drivers
If you want to get Lenovo ThinkPad missing drivers then these are the three ways to do the same.
- Update your Windows
- Download from Lenovo
- Scan for Hardware Changes
- Install the driver from the Internet
Let us talk about them in detail.
1] Update your Windows
First and foremost, you need to update your Windows. Updating Windows can get your missing drivers back. So, follow the given steps to update your Windows 11 or 10.
Update Windows 11
- Open Settings by Win + I.
- Go to Windows Update
- Then download any available update
Update Windows 10
- Open Settings by searching it out of the Start Menu.
- Go to Update & Security.
- Finally, click 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’s website, you need to visit support.lenovo.com. Now, you have two options. If you know your PC’s model number then you can search it there, but if you don’t know, you need to allow Lenovo to check.
- If you know your Model Number: If you know your Model Number, hover over PC, and then select View PC Support, from there you can search out your model number. Or if you see a search option on the first page, pull out your PC from there.
- If you don’t know your Model Number: If you are not aware of your model number, just hover over the PC option and select Detect Product.
Now, your product information will be displayed. Go to Drivers & Software tab.
You have two options, you can either go to Automatic Driver Update, then click START SCAN, it will start scanning all the drivers and will present you will the options. Or, you can go to Manual Update, then select an option, and download the latest driver. From there you can download the driver and install it on your system.
3] Scan for Hardware Changes
If you have any external device such as an external Hard Drive, mouse, or keyboard, and its drivers are gone missing then you need to do this method. This way, your system will automatically detect the missing driver and install it on your computer. To do that, follow the given steps.
- Open Device Manager by Win + X > Device Manager. Alternatively, you can search it out from the Start Menu.
- Now, click on the Monitor button, as that is the “Scan for hardware changes” button. Check the image, if you are confused.
Your computers will be scanned and missing drivers will be installed.
Alternatively, you can also right-click on the device whose drivers are missing, and select “Scan for hardware changes”. It will have a similar effect, it’s just that, if you are not able to find the Monitor button in the previous method, then is what you should do.
4] Install the drivers from the Internet
If none of the methods worked for you then you probably, search your driver online. As you may already know that a product can be discontinued and it happens all time, once they get old, they are discontinued. Similarly, a driver can also be discontinued. However, there will always be a place in the jungle of the Internet where you can find the driver you need – you just need to be very careful about the source from where you download it.
So, just open Google or Bing and search for the driver you need. You need to be careful that you mentioned your product name, its Operating System, and all the details to download the best driver. Also, you will see both 64-bits and 32-bits variants of the same driver, so make sure to download the right one.
That’s how you can install 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 OS, or from Lenovo’s website. However, there are some other ways by which you can update your drivers.
First of all, let us use Lenovo System Update. It’s quite simple, you just need to open the System Update app of Lenovo by searching it out of the Start Menu. This application is present on all Lenovo computers. Then allow it to search for outdated drivers and install the latest one on your system.
You can also use Device Manager to update your drivers.
How do I find missing Lenovo drivers?
To find the missing Lenovo drivers, you have two options. First, you can check the CD given to you with your laptop. However, this solution doesn’t work on the latest laptops since they do not come with any such CD. In that case, you can use the second solution. You can download the drivers from the official website. For that, you must enter the serial number of your laptop so that it allows you to download the exact drivers you need.
How do I install 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 would 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, then there is no need to get a new one. You can download the driver in question on another device and then install it on your system. Once, you are connected to the Internet, just update it and you will be good to go.