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Updated: Dell Driver Pack – XPS 12 9250, 13 9350, 15 9550

Dell Driver Pack – XPS 12 9250, 13 9350, 15 9550
Drivers, firmware, and software for the Dell XPS 12 9250, XPS 13 9350, and XPS 15 9550

Updated all drivers, firmware, and software, to the latest release
Now uses a newer driver installation utility from Microsoft

  • Check hardware compatibility
  • Choose the driver repository based on the system model and OS version
    • XPS 12 9250 – Windows 10 64-bit – A12 (2018-08-14)
    • XPS 13 9350 – Windows 10 64-bit – A12 (2018-07-25)
    • XPS 13 9350 – Windows 7 64-bit – A11 (2018-07-25)
    • XPS 15 9550 – Windows 10 64-bit – A13 (2018-08-14)
  • Install drivers
  • Suppress the BitLocker recovery prompt during the next reboot, only on BitLocker protected systems
    • The BitLocker recovery prompt is often triggered by BIOS updates
  • Install the Dell BIOS update
    • XPS 12 9250 – 1.4.1 (2018-10-29)
    • XPS 13 9350 – 1.9.0 (2018-11-05)
    • XPS 15 9550 – 1.9.0 (2018-10-25)
  • Install the Intel Thunderbolt 3 Firmware Update
    • XPS 12 9250 – 4.26.10.001, A07 (2018-04-09)
    • XPS 13 9350 – 4.26.11.001, A08 (2018-04-05)
    • XPS 15 9550 – 4.26.11.001, A08 (2018-04-05)
  • Schedule a re-assessment of the system’s graphics capabilities at next log on

Continue reading Updated: Dell Driver Pack – XPS 12 9250, 13 9350, 15 9550

Updated: Dell Driver Pack – PowerEdge Generation 11, 12, 13, 14

Dell Driver Pack – PowerEdge Generation 11, 12, 13, 14
Drivers and software for 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th generation PowerEdge servers

Added support for Windows Server 2019
Updated all drivers, firmware, and software, to the latest release
Now uses a newer driver installation utility from Microsoft

  • Check hardware compatibility
  • Choose the driver repository based on the system model and OS version
    • PowerEdge generation 11, 12, 13, 14 – Server 2019, 2016, 2012 R2 – 9.2.0, A00 (2018-11-16)
    • PowerEdge generation 11, 12, 13, 14 – Server 2012 R1 – 9.1.0, A00 (2017-12-17)
  • Choose a driver set based on the PowerEdge model and OS version
    • If the model is unsupported with the running OS, drivers will be chosen from the last supported OS
  • Install drivers
  • Suppress the BitLocker recovery prompt during the next reboot, only on BitLocker protected systems
    • The BitLocker recovery prompt is often triggered by BIOS updates
  • Install BIOS, firmware, driver, and software updates
    • PowerEdge generation 11, 12, 13, 14 – 18.11.00, A00 (2018-11-16)
  • Install Dell OpenManage Systems Management Software 9.2.0
  • Install Dell OpenManage Systems Management Software (Patch) 9.2.0.2

Continue reading Updated: Dell Driver Pack – PowerEdge Generation 11, 12, 13, 14

Updated: Dell Driver Pack – Latitude xx90 Family

Dell Driver Pack – Latitude xx90 Family
Drivers, firmware, and software for the Dell Latitude 3190, 3390, 3490, 3590, 5290, 5490, 5590, 7290, 7390, and 7490

Added support for the Latitude 3190 and the 3190 2-in-1
Updated all drivers, firmware, and software, to the latest release
Now uses a newer driver installation utility from Microsoft
Now waits for the Dell ControlVault firmware update to complete

  • Check hardware compatibility
  • Choose the driver repository based on the system model and OS version
    • Windows 10 64-bit – A10 (2018-10-23)
  • Install drivers
  • Suppress the BitLocker recovery prompt during the next reboot, only on BitLocker protected systems
    • The BitLocker recovery prompt is often triggered by BIOS updates
  • Install BIOS, firmware, driver, and software updates
  • Install Dell Active Pen Control Panel, only on compatible models
  • Wait for the Dell ControlVault firmware update to complete
  • Schedule a re-assessment of the system’s graphics capabilities at next log on

Continue reading Updated: Dell Driver Pack – Latitude xx90 Family

Updated: Dell Driver Pack – Latitude xx8x Family

Dell Driver Pack – Latitude xx8x Family
Drivers, firmware, and software for the Dell Latitude 318x, 3380, 3480, 3580, 528x, 5480, 5580, 728x, 738x, and 7480

Now re-installs the DW5811e Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE Driver, if Dell’s installer fails

  • Check hardware compatibility
  • Choose the driver repository based on the system model and OS version
    • Latitude – Windows 10 64-bit – A14 (2018-08-16)
    • Latitude Tablet – Windows 10 64-bit – A11 (2018-08-16)
  • Install drivers
  • Suppress the BitLocker recovery prompt during the next reboot, only on BitLocker protected systems
    • The BitLocker recovery prompt is often triggered by BIOS updates
  • Install BIOS, firmware, driver, and software updates
  • Install Dell Active Pen Control Panel for PN556W & PN557W, only on compatible devices
  • Schedule a re-assessment of the system’s graphics capabilities at next log on

Continue reading Updated: Dell Driver Pack – Latitude xx8x Family

Updated: Lenovo Driver Pack – ThinkPad T460, T560, X260, X1 Yoga, X1 Carbon (4th Gen)

Lenovo Driver Pack – ThinkPad T460, T560, X260, X1 Yoga, X1 Carbon (4th Gen)
Drivers, firmware, and software for the Lenovo ThinkPad T460, T460s, T460p, T560, X260, X1 Yoga 1st Gen, and X1 Carbon 4th Gen

Resolved an issue preventing most T460s drivers from installing

  • Check hardware compatibility
  • Choose the driver repository based on the system model and OS version
    • ThinkPad T460 – Windows 10 64-bit – (2017-12-14)
    • ThinkPad T460 – Windows 7 64-bit – (2016-03-21)
    • ThinkPad T460 – Windows 7 32-bit – (2016-03-21)
    • ThinkPad T460p – Windows 10 64-bit – (2017-12-17)
    • ThinkPad T460p – Windows 7 64-bit – (2016-03-28)
    • ThinkPad T460p – Windows 7 32-bit – (2016-03-28)
    • ThinkPad T460s – Windows 10 64-bit – (2017-11-12)
    • ThinkPad T460s – Windows 7 64-bit – (2017-08-16)
    • ThinkPad T460s – Windows 7 32-bit – (2017-08-16)
    • ThinkPad T560 – Windows 10 64-bit – (2017-11-12)
    • ThinkPad T560 – Windows 7 64-bit – (2016-08-17)
    • ThinkPad T560 – Windows 7 32-bit – (2016-08-17)
    • ThinkPad X260 – Windows 10 64-bit – (2017-12-14)
    • ThinkPad X260 – Windows 7 64-bit – (2016-06-24)
    • ThinkPad X260 – Windows 7 32-bit – (2016-06-24)
    • ThinkPad X1 Yoga – Windows 10 64-bit – (2017-12-05)
    • ThinkPad X1 Yoga – Windows 7 64-bit – (2016-08-16)
    • ThinkPad X1 Yoga – Windows 7 32-bit – (2016-08-16)
    • ThinkPad X1 Carbon (4th Gen) – Windows 10 64-bit – (2017-12-05)
    • ThinkPad X1 Carbon (4th Gen) – Windows 7 64-bit – (2016-08-16)
    • ThinkPad X1 Carbon (4th Gen) – Windows 7 32-bit – (2016-08-16)
  • Install drivers
  • Suppress the BitLocker recovery prompt during the next reboot, only on BitLocker protected systems
    • The BitLocker recovery prompt is often triggered by BIOS updates
  • Reconfigure the BIOS installers for unattended installation
  • Install BIOS, firmware, driver, and software updates
  • Install Lenovo Mobile Broadband Activation, only when a WWAN card is present, and only on Windows 7
  • Schedule a re-assessment of the system’s graphics capabilities at next log on

Continue reading Updated: Lenovo Driver Pack – ThinkPad T460, T560, X260, X1 Yoga, X1 Carbon (4th Gen)

Updated: Dell Driver Pack – OptiPlex 3040, 3240, 5040, 7040, 7440

Dell Driver Pack – OptiPlex 3040, 3240, 5040, 7040, 7440
Drivers, firmware, and software for the Dell OptiPlex 3040, 3046, 3240, 3240 AIO, 5040, 7040, 7440, and 7440 AIO

Updated all drivers, firmware, and software, to the latest release
Now uses a newer driver installation utility from Microsoft
Removed support for Windows 8.1

  • Check hardware compatibility
  • Choose the driver repository based on the system model and OS version
    • Windows 10 64-bit – A20 (2018-03-29)
    • Windows 7 64-bit – A22 (2018-03-29)
    • Windows 7 32-bit – A22 (2018-03-29)
  • Install drivers
  • Suppress the BitLocker recovery prompt during the next reboot, only on BitLocker protected systems
    • The BitLocker recovery prompt is often triggered by BIOS updates
  • Install BIOS, firmware, driver, and software updates
  • Schedule a re-assessment of the system’s graphics capabilities at next log on

Continue reading Updated: Dell Driver Pack – OptiPlex 3040, 3240, 5040, 7040, 7440

Updated: Dell Driver Pack – OptiPlex 3020, 9020, XE2

Dell Driver Pack – OptiPlex 3020, 9020, XE2
Drivers, firmware, and software for the Dell OptiPlex 3020, 3020 AIO, 9020, 9020 AIO, and XE2

Updated all drivers, firmware, and software, to the latest release
Now uses a newer driver installation utility from Microsoft
Removed support for Windows 8.1

  • Check hardware compatibility
  • Choose the driver repository based on the system model and OS version
    • Windows 10 64-bit – A08 (2016-12-14)
    • Windows 7 64-bit – A29 (2016-12-14)
    • Windows 7 32-bit – A29 (2016-12-14)
  • Install drivers
  • Suppress the BitLocker recovery prompt during the next reboot, only on BitLocker protected systems
    • The BitLocker recovery prompt is often triggered by BIOS updates
  • Install BIOS, firmware, driver, and software updates
  • Schedule a re-assessment of the system’s graphics capabilities at next log on

Continue reading Updated: Dell Driver Pack – OptiPlex 3020, 9020, XE2

Updated: Dell Driver Pack – Latitude xx8x Family

Dell Driver Pack – Latitude xx8x Family
Drivers, firmware, and software for the Dell Latitude 318x, 3380, 3480, 3580, 528x, 5480, 5580, 728x, 738x, and 7480

Added support for the Latitude 7285 2-in-1 and the 5285 2-in-1
Updated all drivers, firmware, and software, to the latest release
Now uses a newer driver installation utility from Microsoft

  • Check hardware compatibility
  • Choose the driver repository based on the system model and OS version
    • Latitude – Windows 10 64-bit – A14 (2018-08-16)
    • Latitude Tablet – Windows 10 64-bit – A11 (2018-08-16)
  • Install drivers
  • Suppress the BitLocker recovery prompt during the next reboot, only on BitLocker protected systems
    • The BitLocker recovery prompt is often triggered by BIOS updates
  • Install BIOS, firmware, driver, and software updates
  • Install Dell Active Pen Control Panel for PN556W & PN557W, only on compatible devices
  • Schedule a re-assessment of the system’s graphics capabilities at next log on

Continue reading Updated: Dell Driver Pack – Latitude xx8x Family

Updated: Lenovo Driver Pack – ThinkPad T460, T560, X260, X1 Yoga, X1 Carbon (4th Gen)

Lenovo Driver Pack – ThinkPad T460, T560, X260, X1 Yoga, X1 Carbon (4th Gen)
Drivers, firmware, and software for the Lenovo ThinkPad T460, T460s, T460p, T560, X260, X1 Yoga 1st Gen, and X1 Carbon 4th Gen

Windows 7 driver signing prompts are now suppressed
Unexpected driver messages are now displayed in a standard message window instead of a command prompt

  • Check hardware compatibility
  • Choose the driver repository based on the system model and OS version
    • ThinkPad T460 – Windows 10 64-bit – (2017-12-14)
    • ThinkPad T460 – Windows 7 64-bit – (2016-03-21)
    • ThinkPad T460 – Windows 7 32-bit – (2016-03-21)
    • ThinkPad T460p – Windows 10 64-bit – (2017-12-17)
    • ThinkPad T460p – Windows 7 64-bit – (2016-03-28)
    • ThinkPad T460p – Windows 7 32-bit – (2016-03-28)
    • ThinkPad T460s – Windows 10 64-bit – (2017-11-12)
    • ThinkPad T460s – Windows 7 64-bit – (2017-08-16)
    • ThinkPad T460s – Windows 7 32-bit – (2017-08-16)
    • ThinkPad T560 – Windows 10 64-bit – (2017-11-12)
    • ThinkPad T560 – Windows 7 64-bit – (2016-08-17)
    • ThinkPad T560 – Windows 7 32-bit – (2016-08-17)
    • ThinkPad X260 – Windows 10 64-bit – (2017-12-14)
    • ThinkPad X260 – Windows 7 64-bit – (2016-06-24)
    • ThinkPad X260 – Windows 7 32-bit – (2016-06-24)
    • ThinkPad X1 Yoga – Windows 10 64-bit – (2017-12-05)
    • ThinkPad X1 Yoga – Windows 7 64-bit – (2016-08-16)
    • ThinkPad X1 Yoga – Windows 7 32-bit – (2016-08-16)
    • ThinkPad X1 Carbon (4th Gen) – Windows 10 64-bit – (2017-12-05)
    • ThinkPad X1 Carbon (4th Gen) – Windows 7 64-bit – (2016-08-16)
    • ThinkPad X1 Carbon (4th Gen) – Windows 7 32-bit – (2016-08-16)
  • Install drivers
  • Suppress the BitLocker recovery prompt during the next reboot, only on BitLocker protected systems
    • The BitLocker recovery prompt is often triggered by BIOS updates
  • Reconfigure the BIOS installers for unattended installation
  • Install BIOS, firmware, driver, and software updates
  • Install Lenovo Mobile Broadband Activation, only when a WWAN card is present, and only on Windows 7
  • Schedule a re-assessment of the system’s graphics capabilities at next log on

Continue reading Updated: Lenovo Driver Pack – ThinkPad T460, T560, X260, X1 Yoga, X1 Carbon (4th Gen)

Updated: HP Driver Pack – EliteBook 7xx G3, 8xx G3, Folio 1040 G3, ZBook 15u G3

HP Driver Pack – EliteBook 7xx G3, 8xx G3, Folio 1040 G3, ZBook 15u G3
Drivers, firmware, and software for the HP EliteBook 7xx G3, 8xx G3, Folio 1040 G3, and ZBook 15u G3

Windows 7 driver signing prompts are now suppressed
Unexpected driver messages are now displayed in a standard message window instead of a command prompt

  • Check hardware compatibility
  • Choose the driver repository based on the system model and OS version
    • EliteBook 7xx G3 – Windows 10 64-bit – 8.00 A1 (2018-04-18)
    • EliteBook 7xx G3 – Windows 7 64-bit – 4.00 A1 (2017-06-22)
    • EliteBook 7xx G3 – Windows 7 32-bit – 4.00 A1 (2017-06-22)
    • EliteBook 8xx G3 – Windows 10 64-bit – 12.0 A1 (2018-04-18)
    • EliteBook 8xx G3 – Windows 7 64-bit – 5.00 A1 (2017-12-05)
    • EliteBook 8xx G3 – Windows 7 32-bit – 5.00 A1 (2017-12-05)
    • EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 – Windows 10 64-bit – 11.0 A1 (2018-04-18)
    • EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 – Windows 7 64-bit – 5.00 A1 (2017-12-05)
    • EliteBook ZBook 15u G3 – Windows 10 64-bit – 12.0 A1 (2018-04-18)
    • EliteBook ZBook 15u G3 – Windows 7 64-bit – 5.00 A1 (2017-12-05)
    • EliteBook ZBook 15u G3 – Windows 7 32-bit – 5.00 A1 (2017-12-05)
  • Install drivers
  • Suppress the BitLocker recovery prompt during the next reboot, only on BitLocker protected systems
    • The BitLocker recovery prompt is often triggered by BIOS updates
  • Suppress the installation of HP 3D DriveGuard Software if no mechanical disks are present
  • Install BIOS, firmware, driver, and software updates
  • Schedule a re-assessment of the system’s graphics capabilities at next log on

Continue reading Updated: HP Driver Pack – EliteBook 7xx G3, 8xx G3, Folio 1040 G3, ZBook 15u G3