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1UETD3WW (2.08)
12/25/2006
README for ThinkPad BIOS update utility

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Windows Vista (32-Bit)
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1UETD3WW (2.08)
12/25/2006
This BIOS Update Utility updates the BIOS program stored in the ThinkPad system to fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.

This release supports the following system:
- ThinkPad X40

The supported operating systems are as follows:
- Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit
- Microsoft Windows XP
- Microsoft Windows 2000

Notes:
- If Windows Vista 64-bit is already installed on your system, then you must use the diskette format of this BIOS update.
- This BIOS version will only work with Embedded Controller Program version 1.12 (or higher). Please obtain an additional package, Embedded Controller Program Version 1.12 (or higher), and update Embedded Controller Program in the system if necessary.
- ThinkPad models with the Intel Pentium M Processor 738/758/778/733 require the Embedded Controller Program Version 1.32 (or higher).
- If you should update Embedded Controller Program as well as the BIOS, update BIOS first.
Additional information
Use the links below to obtain the BIOS and Embedded Controller files in other file formats:
Notes:
  • BIOS Version 1.42 (or higher) is required for Intel Pentium M Processor 738 models.
  • BIOS Version 1.55 (or higher) is required for Intel Pentium M Processor 758/733 models.
  • BIOS Version 2.02 (or higher) is required for Intel Pentium M Processor 778 models.
Contents
Summary of changes
Installation instructions
Determining which version is installed
Restrictions

Summary of changes
Version 1UETD3WW (2.08)
Note: This BIOS version will only work with the Embedded Controller Program Version 1.12 (or higher).
  • (New) Support for Windows Vista 32-bit.
  • (Fix) CGA font characters are not displayed on the screen with programs for DOS.

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

Installation instructions
Notes:
  • Remove the Power-on password prior to updating the BIOS in RDM (Remote Deployment Manager) environment or similar environment.
  • You need an AC adapter and a charged battery pack to update the BIOS.
  • If your system is attached to any kind of port replicator, turn off the system and detach it before proceeding.
  • If a USB Diskette Drive is attached to your system, turn off the system and detach it before proceeding.
  1. Print these instructions or display on another system.
  2. Firmly connect the AC adapter to the system.
  3. Start Windows Vista, XP, or 2000 and logon with administrative privileges on the target system.
  4. Extract this package onto the hard drive.
  5. For Windows Vista, click Start, select All Programs, select Accessories, then click Run...
    For Windows XP and 2000, click Start, then click Run...
  6. Specify the file name with the full path name where you extracted the package (example C:\Temp\1UUJ22US.EXE), and then click OK.
    Note:
    For unattended update, specify the file name with options -s -a -s. (e.g. C:\Temp\1UUJ22US.EXE -s -a -s) BIOS is updated without user interaction.
  7. Follow the instructions on the screen. Depending on the operating system configuration, restarting the operating system and rerunning this BIOS update utility may be required. In this case, the following message will appear on the screen, "DeviceIoControl() returns 2. Please restart your operating system and execute the BIOS update utility again.
    Windows will shutdown automatically and the ThinkPad BIOS Update Utility screen appears.
  8. Select Read this first from the menu and carefully read the information that appears.
  9. Press the Esc key to return to the menu.
  10. Select Update system program and follow the instructions on the screen.

    Attention: Do not turn off or suspend the system until the update has been completed. If you turn off or suspend the system while the update is still in progress, the system board may have to be replaced.

    After the update has been completed, the system is automatically turned off.
Initializing the BIOS
In some cases, it may be a good idea to try BIOS initialization when you have some troubles. To initialize the BIOS settings:
  1. Turn off the system.
  2. Turn on the system.
  3. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button" message is displayed at the lower-left area of the screen, press the blue Access IBM key.
  4. Double-click the Start Setup Utility icon. The BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
  5. Press the F9 key to load default configuration.
  6. Select Yes.
  7. Press the F10 key to save default configuration.
  8. Select Yes. After the initialization has been completed, the system restarts automatically.
Determining which version is installed
Each version of the ThinkPad BIOS Update Utility contains the following BIOS. Also the supported versions of Embedded Controller Program are shown below. The BIOS version and the date can be viewed by entering BIOS Setup Utility.


BIOS VersionEmbedded ControllerFile name
2.08(1UETD3WW)
1.12 (or higher)
Current release
2.07(1UETD2WW)
1.12 (or higher)
2.06(1UETD1WW)
1.12 (or higher)
2.03(1UETC8WW)
1.12 (or higher)
2.02(1UETC7WW)
1.12 (or higher)
1.67(1UETB7WW)
1.12 (or higher)
1.66(1UETB6WW)
1.12 (or higher)
1.65(1UETB5WW)
1.12 (or higher)
1.55(1UETA5WW)
1.12 (or higher)
1.44(1UET94WW)
1.12 (or higher)
1.43(1UET93WW)
1.12 (or higher)
1.42(1UET92WW)
1.12 (or higher)
1.22(1UET74WW)
1.12 (or higher)
1.21(1UET73WW)
1.12 (or higher)
1.20b (1UET72WW)
1.12 (or higher)
Not released to the Web
1.14 (1UET63WW)
1.12 (or higher)
1.13 (1UET62WW)
1.12 (or higher)
Not released to the Web
1.05 (1UET40WW)
1.02 (or higher)
1.04 (1UET39WW)
1.02 (or higher)
Not released to the Web

To enter the BIOS Setup Utility:

  1. Turn off the system.
  2. Turn on the system.
  3. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button" message is displayed at the lower-left area of the screen, press the blue Access IBM key.
  4. Double-click the Start Setup Utility icon. The BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
  5. Check the BIOS Version and the BIOS Date.
Memory Map Information
Reserved Area:
The following conventional memory addresses are reserved by BIOS and others.
  • C0000-CFFFF : Reserved for Video BIOS
  • D0000-D3FFF : Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet (*1)
  • DC000-DFFFF : Reserved for USB BIOS (*2)
  • E0000-FFFFF : Reserved for System BIOS

Notes:
(*1) This area becomes free by disabling the Internal Network Option ROM option under Config and Network in BIOS Setup Utility.
(*2) This area becomes free by disabling the USB BIOS Support option under Config and USB in BIOS Setup Utility.

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

  • D4000-DBFFF

But 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.

Restrictions
Passwords can be set with the passphrase feature, however, that feature is supported by Windows XP and Windows 2000 only.

  • Alias ID: MIGR-53881, MIGR-53881-KR
  • Document ID:DS013876
  • Last Updated :23-06-2014
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