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Flash BIOS update - ThinkCentre M72e (Ivy), ThinkCentre Edge 72 (Ivy) and Lenovo 62

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Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system version)
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F1KT70A
7/6/2015
Installation instructions for flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system version)
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F1KT70A
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Flash UEFI BIOS update (CD ISO image version)
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Installation instructions for flash UEFI BIOS update (CD ISO image version)
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F1KT70A
7/6/2015
USB Drive UEFI BIOS Flash Package

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F1KT70A
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Windows BIOS Setting Tool
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F1KT70A
7/6/2015

This package updates the basic input/output system (BIOS) on all ThinkCentre M72e (Ivy), ThinkCentre Edge 72 (Ivy) and Lenovo 62 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. Note: Make note of any settings you have changed in the BIOS Configuration Utility. These settings may have to be re-entered after updating the BIOS.

How to identify whether your system is IVY, PCI or Tiny?

  1. Power on the unit, press the F1 Fn-key to enter the BIOS Setup
  2. Refer to the image below, if the BIOS Revision Level indicates:

    • F1KTxxA, then it is a IVY system
    • F9KTxxA, then it is a PCI system
    • F4KTxxA, then it is a Tiny system
  3. xx indicates the actual BIOS level, such as F1KT16A)

 Identify your BIOS

Supported ThinkCentre and ThinkStation Systems
  • ThinkCentre M72e (Ivy), ThinkCentre Edge 72 (Ivy)
  • Lenovo 62

 

Supported Operating Systems
  • Windows 7 32bit, 64bit
  • Windows 8 32bit, 64bit
  • Windows 8.1 32bit, 64-bit
  • Windows Vista 32bit, 64-bit
  • Windows XP 32bit, 64-bit

 

Summary of Changes

Version F1KT70A

  • Updates Intel PCH to 4.6.4.1_Intel_PPT-RC_181_035a

 

Additional Information

Please refer to the README file for the following:

  • Installation Instructions
  • Determining Which Version is Installed
  • Complete list of summary of changes
  • Known limitations (if any)

 

File
Version Release Date Description
f1jy69usa.exe F1KT69A 27 Apr 2015 Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system version)
f1jy69usa.txt F1KT69A 27 Apr 2015 Installation instructions for Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system version)
f1j969usa.iso F1KT69A 27 Apr 2015 Flash UEFI BIOS update (CD ISO image version)
f1j969usa.txt F1KT69A 27 Apr 2015 Installation instructions for flash UEFI BIOS update (CD ISO image version)
f1jt69usa.zip F1KT69A 27 Apr 2015 USB drive UEFI BIOS flash package
f1jw69usa.exe F1KT69A 27 Apr 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]

[OPTIONS]

/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.
  • The following example shows how to update system asset tag number to "1234567" use command line:
    wflash2.exe /tag:1234567
  • The following example shows how to update BIOS and update system asset tag number by one command:
    wflash2.exe bios.rom /tag:1234567
  • The following example shows how to change the power-on logo.
    wflash2.exe /logo:myfav.bmp

Note: A flash update image using these program options should be tested carefully before widespread usage.

Option 2: Windows Flash Program Options

The default operation of the flash update program is to use the graphical user interface provided by the AFUWINGUI program. You can also run the program from a DOS command box (with Administrator privilege) by running "flash.cmd". Before running the "flash.cmd", please change the command line to the options you need. The command is:

wflash2.exe [option1] [option2] ... [optionX]

[OPTIONS]

/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.
  • The following example shows how to update system asset tag number to "1234567" use command line:
    flash2.exe /tag:1234567
  • The following example shows how to update BIOS and update system asset tag number by one command:
    flash2.exe bios.rom /tag:1234567
  • The following example shows how to change the power-on logo.
    flash2.exe /logo:myfav.bmp

Note: A flash update image using these program options should be tested carefully before widespread usage.


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  • Last Updated :06 Jul 2015
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