Having trouble installing manual updates on Lenovo laptops


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #1

    Having trouble installing manual updates on Lenovo laptops


    Hello,

    I work for a small company and we purchase and resell refurbished Lenovo laptops that our customers use with the equipment that we manufacture. As the most computer savvy employee, I've been updating and activating each batch of laptops as they arrive.

    As I'm sure we are all aware, Windows 10 Update is not very user friendly, or perhaps it's too user friendly, as long as the user only wants to press a single button and be done with it.

    Anyways, my problem stems from our slow internet. Updating 10 laptops at a time takes days and uses so much bandwidth that it hinders some of my coworkers in their duties. So I have been trying to manually install the largest of the updates. Sometimes this works, and sometimes it doesn't.

    For example, some laptops will install KB4467702 from the file that I paste to the desktop without a problem. Others will tell me that it's not applicable, but will download that exact update through Windows Update service. If anyone has some insight on this, I would really appreciate it.

    I've also tried using Windows Update Minitool, but I didn't find it helpful in what I'm trying to accomplish at work. Although I will install it on my PC at home, because I also suffer from slow internet speeds. There is, of course, the fact that I am a beginner when it comes to manipulating the inner workings of Windows 10, so perhaps there is more to be accomplished with WUMT than I realize.

    Also, I have downloaded some Realtek audio and Intel display drivers from Windows Update Catalog, but I haven't had success getting these driver updates to install. I try to manually point windows towards them, but it tells me that I already have the most up to date versions of the drivers installed, and once again, when I launch Windows Update it downloads those drivers.

    I would greatly appreciate any advice!

    Thanks
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,072
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    If the Lenovo laptops are all the same, you could simply create a disk image of a fully up to date laptop and restore it to another. This would probably work even if there are small differences between them.

    Or clone the system disk.

    Clearly you then have to apply an appropriate license.

    Should be faster and simpler than installing Windows and then updating.

    In general, a new clean Win 10 installation needs 1 large cumulative update, and perhaps some drivers. Of course there can then be further updates.

    Download links to all updates are given in the News section - article per update per build- after the article on that build, and of course are available from the MS update catalogue.

    I'm wondering from what you say whether you are consistently working with the same build.

    Note that build 1809 has a number of issues that some have noted, waiting to be resolved. Notwithstanding that, some are quite happy with it.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    dalchina said:
    If the Lenovo laptops are all the same, you could simply create a disk image of a fully up to date laptop and restore it to another. This would probably work even if there are small differences between them.

    Or clone the system disk.

    Clearly you then have to apply an appropriate license.

    Should be faster and simpler than installing Windows and then updating.

    In general, a new clean Win 10 installation needs 1 large cumulative update, and perhaps some drivers. Of course there can then be further updates.

    Download links to all updates are given in the News section - article per update per build- after the article on that build, and of course are available from the MS update catalogue.

    I'm wondering from what you say whether you are consistently working with the same build.

    Note that build 1809 has a number of issues that some have noted, waiting to be resolved. Notwithstanding that, some are quite happy with it.

    Thank you for replying, dalchina.

    We had a crazy snowstorm yesterday, and today my workplace is without power, so unfortunately I can't give many more details on the Lenovo's at this time.

    I know they came with 1803 installed, and I did a factory reset on one just to see if it would revert further, but it did not.

    Thank you for your advice to create an image. I'm going to look in to that today and try it on Monday.
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  4. bro67's Avatar
    Posts : 8,353
    Mac OS Catalina
       #4

    Use WSUS. Deploy Windows 10 updates using Windows Server Update Services (Windows 10) | Microsoft Docs See this for how to do "Offline" updates. WSUS Offline Tool Helps to Update Windows 10 Office You can just store the updates on a NAS or even a Linux Server. This is in German, but can translate if you use Chrome. Update per Linux-Server: WSUS Offline Update: Windows-PCs bequem updaten - TecChannel Workshop There is also PDQ Deploy. Deploy Software with PDQ Deploy - PDQ.com
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