Clevo laptops and Windows 10

I've updated most of my PCs to Windows 10 over the last couple of days, and overall I'd say it's been a pretty painless process. There's one issue I encountered that did leave me puzzled for a few hours.

On a Clevo laptop (Chillblast, great guys), the Realtek PCIe Gigabit Ethernet card would randomly decide that its cable was disconnected. But… the cable was connected, and everything else in the chain including hubs and powerline connectors were also working just fine. (I learned this after two hours of poking and testing).

Given that I'd just upgraded to Windows 10, I hadn't considered looking for a driver update, but when I finally checked the manufactures site, there was a new driver available.

The stock version installed with Win10 is version 10.01, and there is now a version 10.03, Win10 Auto Installation Program (SID:1743532) , which is not being offered automatically by Windows Update.

Download Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Drivers

Updated driver

There are no patch notes on this, but it solved my problem. So keep that in mind as you're upgrading - if you're having problems with a bit of hardware, check the manufacturers site for updated drivers, as it'll probably take 6 months for some of these to be offered automatically through windows update.