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BIOS Update Utility - ThinkPad R61 14.1inch widescreen with IEEE 1394, ThinkPad T61, T61p

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README for BIOS Update Bootable CD

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Windows Vista (64-Bit)
Windows XP (32-bit)
2.30-1.08
4/2/2012
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.

Supported ThinkPad Systems:

Supported Operating Systems:
- 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:
Contents
Supported ThinkPad System
Summary of Changes
Notes
Updating the BIOS
Initializing the BIOS
Determining which version is installed
Memory map information

 

Supported ThinkPad Systems
  • ThinkPad R61 14.1 inch widescreen models with IEEE 1394
    (Machine types and models:
    • 7732-11x, 12x, 14x, 1Ex, 1Fx, 4Rx, 4Sx, 4Tx, N4x, N5x, N8x, N9x, NAx, NBx, NCx, NDx, NEx, P1x,X2x,X3x, X6x
    • 7733-12x, 13x, 14x, 15x, 16x, 17x, 1Bx, 1Cx, 1Dx, 1Ex, 1Fx, 1Mx, 1Nx, 2Ax, 2Dx, 2Ex, 2Fx, 2Gx, 2Jx, 2Kx, 2Lx, 2Mx, 2Nx, 2Px, 2Qx, 2Rx, 2Sx, 2Tx, 3Ax, 3Bx, 3Cx, 3Dx, 3Ex, 3Fx, 3Gx, N5x, N6x, P1x, P2x, P4x, PAx, PBx, XAx
    • 7734-11x, 12x, 14x, 15x, N3x
    • 7735-12x, 1Bx, 1Cx, 1Dx, 1Ex, 1Jx,XAx
    • 7738-16x, 17x, 18x, 19x, 1Bx, 1Cx, 1Hx, 1Mx, 1Nx, 1Px, 1Rx, 1Sx, 1Tx, 1Ux, 1Vx, 21x, 22x, P1x, P2x
    • 7742-11x, 12x, 16x, NAx, NBx, NCx, X1x, X7x
    • 7743-11x, 12x, 13x, 14x, 15x, 17x, 18x, 19x, 1Gx, 1Hx, 1Jx, 1Kx, 1Lx, 1Mx, 2Ax, 2Bx, 2Cx, 2Dx, 2Ex, 2Fx, 2Gx, 2Hx, 2Jx, 2Kx, 3Bx, N3x, N4x, N5x, N6x, P1x, P2x, P3x, P4x, P5x, P6x, P7x
    • 7744-1Ax, P1x
    • 7751-11x, 12x, 13x, 1Gx, 1Hx, 1Jx
    • 7753-2Xx
    • 7754-2Xx
    • 7755-11x, 12x, 13x, 14x, 15x, 16x, 17x, 1Bx, 1Dx, 1Ex, 1Fx, 1Gx, 1Hx, P1x, P2x, P3x, P4x, P5x)
  • R61i 14.1 inch widescreen models with IEEE 1394 (Machine types and models:
    • 7732-21x, 22x, 23x, 24x, 25x, 26x, 27x, 28x, 29x, 2Ax, 2Bx, 2Cx, 2Dx, 2Ex, 2Fx, 2Gx, 2Hx, 2Jx, 2Kx, 2Lx, 2Mx, 4Ax, 4Bx, 4Cx, 4Gx, 4Hx, 4Jx, 4Kx, 4Nx,6Ax,6Bx,6Cx,6Dx,6Ex,6Fx,6Gx,6Hx,6Kx, 7Ax, 7Bx, 7Cx, 7Dx, 7Ex, 7Fx, 7Gx, 7Hx, 7Jx, 7Kx, 7Lx, 7Px, 7Rx, 8Ax, 8Bx, 8Cx, 8Dx, 8Ex, 8Fx, 8Gx, 8Hx, 8Jx, 8Kx, 8Lx, 8Mx, 8Nx, 8Px, 8Qx, 8Rx, 8Sx, 8Tx, 8Ux, 8Vx, 8Wx, 8Yx, 8Zx, 9Ax, 9Bx, 9Cx, 9Dx, 9Ex, B1x, B2x, B3x, B4x, B5x, B6x, B7x, B8x, B9x, BAx, BBx, BCx, BDx, BEx, BFx, BGx, BHx, BJx, BKx,C1x,C2x,C3x,C4x,C5x,C6x, C7x,C8x,C9x,CAx
    • 7742-21x, 22x, 23x, 24x, 25x, 26x, 27x, 28x, 29x, 4Lx, 4Mx, 7Mx, 7Nx, 9Gx, 9Hx, 9Jx, 9Kx, B1x, B2x, B3x, B4x, B5x, B6x, B7x, B8x, B9x, BAx, BBx, BCx)
  • T61, T61p

 

Summary of Changes

Where:

  • BIOS: BIOS version
  • ECP: Embedded Controller Program version
  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

Version 2.30-1.08
BIOS: 2.30 / ECP: 1.08

  • (New) Added support for the new Conexant audio chip.

Version 2.29-1.08
BIOS: 2.29 / ECP: 1.08

  • (Fix) Corrected an description of UPDATING THE BIOS in this README document.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where Tivoli OS from USB memory key might not boot.

Note:
Please refer to the README file under the "File details" section for a complete list of changes fixed by this driver update.

 

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, 7 64-bit systems. Use the BIOS Update CD for BIOS updates for Windows Vista, 7 64-bit systems.
  • If you use Windows Vista, before applying this BIOS into the system, you should install Windows Vista KB 937500.
    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.

 

Updating the BIOS

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

This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Explorer.

[Downloading file]

  1. Click once on the underlined file name with the left mouse button. Once this is done, some pop-up windows will appear.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. In the window to choose Run or Save, click the Save button.
  4. Choose the folder you would like to download the file to and click the Save button. A different window will appear and the download will begin and complete. Once the download has completed, there may or may not be a message stating that the download completed successfully.

[Extracting file]

  1. Make sure to be logged on with administrative privileges.
  2. Make sure the AC adapter is firmly connected to the target computer.
  3. Locate the directory where the file was downloaded.
  4. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click it.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  6. In the "Select Destination Location" window, click Next. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse.
  7. In the "Ready to Install" window, click Install. All the necessary files will be extracted to the folder selected in the step 10.

[Updating the BIOS]

  1. Make sure the checkbox next to "Install ..... now" is checked and click Finish.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. Select Update ThinkPad BIOS and follow the instructions on the screen.
  4. 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.

Finally delete the file saved in Step 4.

Unattended Update
Note: This is intended for system administrators only. The BIOS is updated without any user interaction.
  1. Refer to the "Manual Update" section, and download and extract the file.
  2. In the step 12 of the "Installing files" section, uncheck the checkbox next to "Install ..... now", and then click Finish to cancel installation.
  3. At the command line, execute WINUPTP.EXE with the -s option.
    Example: [Path where the files were extracted]\WINUPTP -s

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

 

Initializing the BIOS

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

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.

 

Determining Which Version is Installed

Each version of the ThinkPad BIOS Update Utility contains the following system program (BIOS) and the Embedded Controller program (ECP). The BIOS Version and the and the 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.

The following versions of BIOS and ECP (Embedded Controller Program) have been released to date.

PackageBIOS
ECP
Release
2.30-1.08
7LETD0WW (2.30)
7KHT24WW (1.08) Current release
2.29-1.08
7FETC9WW (2.29)
7KHT24WW (1.08) 7luj27us.exe
7luj27us.txt
2.27-1.08
7FETC7WW (2.27)
7KHT24WW (1.08) 7luj26us.exe
7luj26us.txt
2.26-1.08
7FETC6WW (2.26)
7KHT24WW (1.08) 7luj25us.exe
7luj25us.txt
2.25-1.08
7FETC5WW (2.25)
7KHT24WW (1.08) 7luj24us.exe
7luj24us.txt
2.24-1.08
7FETC4WW (2.24)
7KHT24WW (1.08) 7luj23us.exe
7luj23us.txt

 

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 12k bytes 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

nVIDIA Quadro FX 570M models

  • C0000-CF7FF : Reserved for Video BIOS
  • CF800-D1FFF : 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 under Config and Network in the 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

nVIDIA Quadro FX 570M models

  • D1800-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-67988, MIGR-67988-KR
  • Document ID:DS013832
  • Last Updated :2014-06-23
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