|"I kind of thought this would be taken care of by Windows but apparently not"|
Windows was released in 2001. It only contains a limited number of drivers on the disk & they are obviously over 10 years old. If your hardware is newer than that (I suspect it is), the chances of drivers being on the disk are slim.
You need to go to the Lenovo site, locate the appropriate drivers for your system, download them, copy them to a disk or USB jumpdrive, then install the drivers on your Lenovo system.
"I am sure I may have left out some info so please be gentle with me"
The model & model number of your Lenovo would be extremely helpful.