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BIOS Update Utility - ThinkPad R61 and R61i 15.4 inch widescreen

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2.29-1.08
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README for BIOS Update Utility

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Windows 7 (32-bit)
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2.29-1.08
4/20/2010
This BIOS Update Utility updates the BIOS (system program including the Embedded Controller (EC) program) stored in the ThinkPad system to fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.

This release supports the following systems: (*1)
- ThinkPad R61 (14.1 inch widescreen models without IEEE 1394)
- ThinkPad R61 (15.4 inch widescreen models)
- ThinkPad R61i (15.4 inch widescreen models)

Note:
*1: Applicable for certain models only, please refer to the Supported system list in the readme file for more details.

The following operating systems are supported:
- Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit
- Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit (*1)
- Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit
- Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit (*1)
- Microsoft Windows XP (Home Edition and Professional)
- Microsoft Windows 2000

Notes:
(1*) If Windows Vista or 7 64-bit is already installed on your system, then you must use the bootable CD ISO format of this BIOS update.
Additional information
Use the link below to obtain the BIOS in other file formats:

To determine if this BIOS applies to your ThinkPad R61 or R61i system you may use either of the following methods:

  • Pressing F1 at startup:
    • Press F1 during startup. The initial BIOS screen will display the BIOS version. If the BIOS version begins with 7K this BIOS is supported on this system. If the BIOS version begins with 7L the BIOS is supported on the R61 with IEEE 1394.
  • Using the ThinkPad Configuration Utility:
    1. Click Start.
    2. Select All Programs, select ThinkVantage, then click ThinkPad Configuration.
    3. In the upper left corner, click System Information.
    4. If the BIOS version begins with 7K this BIOS is supported on this system. If the BIOS version begins with 7L, click here for the BIOS supported on your system.

NOTES

  • If you update to the BIOS version 2.07-1.08 or later, you are not able to get back to the older BIOS versions.
  • This package does not work on Windows Vista 64-bit systems. Use the BIOS Update CD for BIOS updates for Windows Vista 64-bit systems.
  • If you use Windows Vista, before applying this BIOS into the system, you should install Windows Vista KB 937500. The information of KB937500 is located in the following Microsoft's site. To verify if KB937500 is installed properly,
    1. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
    2. Find Programs and Features and click. If this option does not exist on the window, choose Classic View to find it.
    3. On Tasks pane, click on View installed updates.
    4. Verify that KB937500 is included in the list of installed updates.
  • (Limitation) The secondary hard disk with hard disk password may not be detected when the following procedures are done on Windows Vista.
    1. Set the hard disk password in a secondary hard disk.
    2. Hot-attach the secondary hard disk to the computer.
    3. Go into standby mode and then resume normal operation to let Windows Vista recognize the hard disk.
    4. Input the hard disk password when a password prompt for the secondary hard disk appears.
    5. After the Windows desktop appears, double-click the Computer icon. But, the secondary hard disk may not be detected.
Contents
Summary of changes
Installation instructions
Initializing the BIOS
BIOS information
Memory Map information

Summary of changes

Version 7KETC9WW (2.29-1.08)

  • (New) Added support for 1600x900 screen resolution on an external display.
  • (New) Added support for a SanDisk SSD.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that might not be able to set HDP(HardDisk Password) by SRCMOS.

Click here for a complete list of changes fixed by this BIOS update.

Installation instructions

Notes:

  • If your computer runs satisfactorily now, it may not be necessary to update the BIOS. To determine if you should update the BIOS, refer to the Version Information section.
  • You need an AC adapter and a charged battery pack.
  • If your computer is attached to any kind of docking station or port replicator, turn off the computer and detach it before proceeding.
  • Remove the Power-on password prior to updating the BIOS in the RDM (Remote Deployment Manager) or similar environment.

Attention:
Do not turn off or suspend the computer until the update has been completed. IF YOU DO THAT WHILE THE UPDATE IS STILL IN PROGRESS, THE SYSTEM BOARD MAY HAVE TO BE REPLACED.

Manual Update
  1. Print these instructions or display on another computer.
  2. Firmly connect the AC adapter to the computer.
  3. Start Windows 7 32-bit, Vista 32-bit, XP and logon with administrative privileges on the target computer.
  4. Double-click 7kuj28us.exe to extract it to your hard drive. The default location is C:\DRIVERS\FLASH\7kuj28us.
  5. For Windows 7 and Vista, click Start, select All Programs, select Accessories, then click Run... For Windows XP, click Start, then click Run...
  6. Specify WINUPTP.EXE with the full path name where you saved the package, then click OK. Example: C:\DRIVERS\FLASH\7kuj28us\WINUPTP.EXE
  7. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  8. Select Update ThinkPad BIOS and follow the instructions on the screen.
  9. After the update has been completed, the program shows a message Flash Update has been successfully completed.... Follow the instructions on the screen to restart the computer.
Unattended Update

This procedure is intended only for system administrators. The BIOS is updated without any user interaction.

  • Refer to the Manual Update section, and download and extract the files.
  • At the command line, execute WINUPTP.EXE with the -S option.
    Example: C:\DRIVERS\FLASH\7kuj28us\WINUPTP -s

To view the update result, refer to the WINUPTP.log file created at the same directory of the package.

Initializing the BIOS
BIOS Initialization is suggested for some problems. To initialize the BIOS settings:
  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Turn on the computer.
  3. While the To interrupt normal startup, press the blue ThinkVantage button message is displayed at the lower-left area of the screen, press the F1 key. The BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
  4. Press the F9 key to load default configuration.
  5. Select Yes.
  6. Press the F10 key to save default configuration and exit.
  7. Select Yes.
  8. Restart the computer.

Note:

  • After initialization you may need to reapply some settings that you had changed previously.

BIOS information
Each version of the ThinkPad BIOS Update Utility contains the following system program (BIOS) and the Embedded Controller program. The BIOS Version and the Embedded Controller version number can be viewed by entering the BIOS Setup Utility.
  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Turn on the computer.
  3. While the To interrupt normal startup, press the blue ThinkVantage button message is displayed at the lower-left area of the screen, press the F1 key. The BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
  4. Check BIOS Version and Embedded Controller Version.
  5. Turn off the computer.

Utility versionBIOS version
Previous release
Embedded Controller version
2.29-1.087KETC9WW (2.29)Current release7KHT24WW (1.08)
2.28-1.087KETC8WW (2.28)7kuj27us.exe
7kuj27us.txt
7KHT24WW (1.08)
2.27-1.087KETC7WW (2.27)

7kuj26us.exe
7kuj26us.txt

7KHT24WW (1.08)
2.26-1.087KETC6WW (2.26)

7kuj25us.exe
7kuj25us.txt

7KHT24WW (1.08)
2.25-1.087KETC5WW (2.25)7kuj24us.exe
7kuj24us.txt
7KHT24WW (1.08)

Memory Map information
Reserved Area

The following conventional memory addresses are reserved by the BIOS and others. (When Intel Turbo Memory is installed in your system, conventional memory addresses are reserved 12 Kbytes more.)

nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M models

  • C0000-CEFFF : Reserved for Video BIOS
  • CF000-D0FFF : Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet (*a)
  • E0000-FFFFF : Reserved for System BIOS

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator GM965 models

  • C0000-CFFFF : Reserved for Video BIOS
  • D0000-D1FFF : Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet (*a)
  • E0000-FFFFF : Reserved for System BIOS

Note:

  • a: This area becomes free by disabling the Ethernet LAN Option ROM option option under Config and Network in BIOS Setup Utility. This choice will disable PXE and WOL features.

Usable Area
The following memory address can be used by the memory manager such as EMM386.

nVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M models

  • D1000-DFFFF

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator GM965 models

  • D2000-DFFFF

Note: Certain addresses in this area will be reserved for CardBus Controllers or others by Operating Systems. The addresses vary and depend on the design of each Operating System.


  • Alias ID: MIGR-68168, MIGR-68168-KR
  • Document ID:DS003201
  • Last Updated :23.6.2014 г.
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