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BIOS update utility for Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad

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BIOS Update Utility

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Windows 7 (32-bit)
Windows 7 (64-bit)
Windows 8 (32-bit)
Windows 8 (64-bit)
Windows Vista (32-Bit)
Windows Vista (64-Bit)
Windows XP (32-bit)
1.45
3/3/2013
README for BIOS Update Utility

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Windows 7 (32-bit)
Windows 7 (64-bit)
Windows 8 (32-bit)
Windows 8 (64-bit)
Windows Vista (32-Bit)
Windows Vista (64-Bit)
Windows XP (32-bit)
1.45
3/3/2013

This BIOS Update Utility updates the BIOS (system program including the Embedded Controller program (ECP)) stored in the ThinkPad system to fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.

Use the link below to obtain the BIOS in other file formats:

 

Contents
Supported ThinkPad Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Summary of Changes
Notes
Updating the BIOS
Initializing the BIOS
Determining Which Version is Installed
Memory map information
Known limitations

 

Supported ThinkPad Systems
  • T410, T410i

 

Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8 32-bit, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3

 

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 1.45
 BIOS: 1.45 / ECP: 1.18/1.18

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where Wake-on-LAN (WOL) might not work.

Version 1.44
 BIOS: 1.44 / ECP: 1.18/1.18

  • [Important] Added support for Microsoft Windows 8.
  • (New) Added support for the function to disable & unconfigure AMT via WMI.
  • (New) Updated CompuTrace ROM.

Version 1.43
 BIOS: 1.43 / ECP: 1.18/1.18

  • (New) Updated Intel MEBx.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where it was not possible to type "P" (capital P) via SOL (Serial Over LAN) session.

Version 1.41
BIOS: 1.41 / ECP: 1.18/1.18

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that shutdown might happen at 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 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.

 

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 Determining Which Version is Installed section.
  • You need an AC adapter and a charged battery pack.
  • 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 Windows Explorer.

[Downloading file]

  1. Click once on the underlined file name. 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 account on the target computer.
  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.

 

Silent Install

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:

    [Windows 8]

    1. Turn on the computer to start Windows.
    2. Hold down the Windows logo key and press C to open the Charm bar on the screen.
    3. Select Settings, then Power from the menu.
    4. Select Reboot to restart the computer.


    [Windows 7/Vista/XP]

    1. Power off the computer.
    2. Power on the computer.
    3. Go to the step 5.

     

    1. 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.
    2. Press the F9 key to load default configuration.
    3. Select Yes.
    4. Press the F10 key to save default configuration and exit.
    5. Select Yes.
    6. Restart the computer.

       

      Determining Which Version is Installed

      There are two ways to check the BIOS version and BIOS ID.

      Checking on Windows

      [Windows 8]

      1. Hold down the Windows logo key and press X to open a menu at the lower-left
        area of the screen.
      1. Select Control Panel from the menu.
      2. Make sure "View by Category" is selected, and select System and Security, select Administrative Tools, and then select System Information.

        - or -
      1. Select Run from the menu.
      2. Type msinfo32, and press Enter.
      1. On the System Information window, make sure System Summary is selected in the left side of the window.
      2. Locate the BIOS version/date line in the right side of the window. LENOVO BIOS ID (BIOS version), date will be shown.

      If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.

      [Windows 7/Vista]

      1. Click Start, click Programs(click All Programs on Windows 7), click Accessories, click System Tools and then click System Information.
        - or -
        Click Start, type msinfo32 in the Start Search box and then click msinfo32 in the Programs list.
      2. On the "System Information" window, make sure System Summary is selected in the left side of the window.
      3. Locate the BIOS version/date line in the right side of the window. "LENOVO BIOS ID (BIOS version), date" will be shown.

      If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.

      [Windows XP]

      1. Click Start, click All programs, click Accessories, click System Tools and then click System Information.
        - or -
        Click Start, click Run, type msinfo32 in the Open box and then click OK.
      2. On the "System Information" window, make sure System Summary is selected in the left side of the window.
      3. Locate the BIOS version/date line in the right side of the window. "LENOVO BIOS ID (BIOS version), date" will be shown.
      Checking on BIOS Setup

      [Windows 8]

      1. Turn on the computer to start Windows.
      2. Hold down the Windows logo key and press C to open the Charm bar on the screen.
      3. Select Settings, then Power from the menu.
      4. Select Reboot to restart the computer.

      [Windows 7/Vista/XP]

      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. Locate the BIOS Version line and Embedded Controller Version line. "BIOS version (BIOS ID)" will be shown on the BIOS Version line.
      5. Turn off the computer.

      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.

      Package BIOS (BIOS ID)
      ECP (ECP ID)
      Release
      1.45 1.45  (6IET85WW) 1.18  (6IHT43WW)
      1.18  (8THT43WW)
      Current release
      1.44 1.44  (6IET84WW) 1.18  (6IHT43WW)
      1.18  (8THT43WW)
      6iuj28us.exe
      6iuj28us.txt
      1.43 1.43  (6IET83WW) 1.18  (6IHT43WW)
      1.18  (8THT43WW)
      6iuj27us.exe
      6iuj27us.txt
      1.41 1.41  (6IET81WW) 1.16 (6IHT43WW)
      1.16 (8THT43WW)
      6iuj26us.exe
      6iuj26us.txt
      1.39-1.16 1.39 (6IET79WW) 1.16 (6IHT41WW)
      1.16 (8THT41WW)
      6iuj23us.exe
      6iuj23us.txt
      1.39 1.39 (6IET79WW) 1.15 (6IHT40WW)
      1.15 (8THT40WW)
      6iuj22us.exe
      6iuj22us.txt
      1.38 1.38 (6IET78WW) 1.14 (6IHT39WW)
      1.14 (8THT39WW)
      6iuj21us.exe
      6iuj21us.txt
      1.37 1.37 (6IET77WW) 1.14 (6IHT39WW)
      1.14 (8THT39WW)
      6iuj20us.exe
      6iuj20us.txt
      1.36 1.36 (6IET76WW) 1.14 (6IHT39WW)
      1.14 (8THT39WW)
      6iuj19us.exe
      6iuj19us.txt
      1.35 1.35 (6IET75WW) 1.14 (6IHT39WW) 6iuj18us.exe
      6iuj18us.txt
      1.34 1.34 (6IET74WW) 1.13 (6IHT38WW) 6iuj17us.exe
      6iuj17us.txt
      1.32 1.32 (6IET72WW) 1.12 (6IHT37WW) 6iuj16us.exe
      6iuj16us.txt
      1.28 1.28 (6IET68WW) 1.11 (6IHT36WW) 6iuj15us.exe
      6iuj15us.txt
      1.25-1.10 1.25 (6IET65WW) 1.10 (6IHT35WW) 6iuj14us.exe
      6iuj14us.txt
      1.20-1.07 1.20 (6IET60WW) 1.07 (6IHT33WW) 6iuj12us.exe
      6iuj12us.txt
      1.18-1.07 1.18 (6IET58WW) 1.07 (6IHT33WW) 6iuj11us.exe
      6iuj11us.txt
      1.15-1.06 1.15 (6IET55WW) 1.06 (6IHT32WW) 6iuj09us.exe
      6iuj09us.txt

       

      Known Limitations
      • After backing up a Windows XP system to a hard drive connected to the e-SATA port through Rescue and Recovery, when attempting to restore the backup image from the e-SATA hard drive through Rescue and Recovery, a blue screen error occurs. Rescue and Recovery can not access the e-SATA hard drive.

       

      Memory Map information
      Reserved Area

      The following conventional memory addresses are reserved by the BIOS and others.

      Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD model

      • C0000-CFFFF : Reserved for Video BIOS
      • D0000-D1FFF : Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet (*a)
      • DD000-DFFFF : Reserved for USB BIOS (*b)
      • E0000-FFFFF : Reserved for System BIOS

      NVIDIA NVS 3100M model

      • C0000-CF5FF : Reserved for Video BIOS
      • CF800-D17FF : Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet (*a)
      • DD000-DFFFF : Reserved for USB BIOS (*b)
      • E0000-FFFFF : Reserved for System BIOS

      Notes:

      • 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.
      • b: This area becomes free by disabling the USB BIOS Option ROM option under Config and USB in the BIOS Setup Utility. This choice will disable booting from USB device and other USB BIOS features.
      Usable area

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

      Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD model

      • D2000-DCFFF

      NVIDIA NVS 3100M model

      • D1800-DCFFF

      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.