Seeking advice on Firmware updates for various devices

Hello people,

As a noob, I’ve been pondering a solution for updating the firmware on the different devices installed on my laptop. It seems that quite a few of these devices come with firmware update tools that are designed exclusively for Windows. I’ve been mulling over the idea of setting up something like a “Windows To Go” system that I could use on occasion, allowing me to apply these updates using their installation programs or through Windows updates.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this approach. Do you think it’s a feasible idea, or could it lead to potential issues down the road? Your insights would be greatly appreciated!


Huh, that beats keeping Windows installed. Looks like since this is created from the Enterprise image it would be fine booted on different hardware too (not demanding reactivation)

The process to create it seems convoluted unless you already have a win10pro machine, I wonder if ReactOS would work well enough to run firmware updaters these days

It’s easy to create a running version of Windows 11 on USB from scratch or use an existing installation to run it on purpose, even if you don’t have Windows.

I read about fwupdmgr and already ran it:

sudo fwupdmgr refresh --force && sudo fwupdmgr update

Not all hardware producers distribute firmware via the fwupgmgr system but use Windows.
So I was wondering how people update the firmware.

Please consider that I was a Windows user until one month ago, so I don’t know a lot of strategies I can approach on Linux, but I think in a Windows-centric way.

My next hardwire will be the one that supports Linux firmware updates. That’s it.

Ok. Good.