This package updates the basic input/output system (BIOS) on all ThinkCentre E93, M83, M93, M93p, M93p Tiny, ThinkStation E32, ThinkStation P300 systems.
BIOS is programming that controls low-level hardware operations, including interactions with diskette drives, hard drives, and the keyboard. The BIOS is stored on a chip. Your computer uses flash BIOS, which can be updated through a program on a flash diskette so that you do not have to replace the BIOS chip to update the BIOS.
Depending on the hardware configuration, some computer running on Windows 8 (64-bit) may require "OS Optimized Defaults" disabling in BIOS.
|Supported ThinkCentre and ThinkStation Systems|
|Supported Operating Systems|
|Summary of Changes|
Please refer to the README file (content in English) for the following:
||14 May 2015||Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system version)|
||14 May 2015||Installation instructions for Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system version)|
||14 May 2015||Flash UEFI BIOS update (CD ISO image version)|
||14 May 2015||Installation instructions for flash UEFI BIOS update (CD ISO image version)|
||14 May 2015||USB drive UEFI BIOS flash package|
||14 May 2015||Windows BIOS setting tool|
|Command Line Flashing Parameters|
Option 1: DOS Flash Program Options
The default operation of the flash update program is a step by step dialogue with the user that presents choices and gathers responses from the user about which choices are desired.
In some situations (such as a large enterprise with many systems that need updating), it may be desirable to create a flash update image that requires no manual intervention to perform an update operation. This can be done by modifying the batch file (autoexec.bat) calling the flash program with the following command:
flash2.exe [option1] [option2] ... [optionX]
|/h||Show help messages.|
|/rsmb||Preserve all SMBIOS structures.|
|/ncb||Program all non-critical blocks|
|/clr||Clear BIOS settings.|
|/ign||Ignore BIOS version check.|
|/sn:nnnnnnn||Update system serial number (up to 20 characters).|
|/csn:nnnnnnn||Update chassis serial number (up to 20 characters).|
|/mtm:nnnnnnn||Update machine type and model number (up to 20 characters).|
|/tag:nnnnnnn||Update system asset tag (up to 25 characters).|
|/uuid||The flash utility will generate an Universally Unique Identifier (UUID), replacing the one that is currently in the system.|
|/logo <filename>||Change logo. The size of logo file after compression should be less than 8KB (the size of compressed logo file is displayed on the screen during the processing).|
|/cpu||Update CPU microcode.|
|/reboot||Automatic reboot after all requests done.|
|/pass:nnnnnnn||Input current system password.|
Note: A flash update image using these program options should be tested carefully before widespread usage.
Option 2: Windows Flash Program Options
Please refer to the Readme for Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system version) for the installation instructions.