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ThinkVantage System Update 5.05 for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - Desktop, Notebook, Workstation
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System Update 5.05
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5.05.000826 Feb 2014
README for System Update 5.05
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5.05.000826 Feb 2014

Note for ThinkPad X1 Carbon users:
This document supports both X1 Carbon (Type 3443, 3444, 3446, 3448, 3460, 3462, 3463) and X1 Carbon (Type 20A7, 20A8).
To find your X1 Carbon Type, please click here for more details.

System Update downloads data updates for software, drivers and BIOS from a Lenovo server directly over the Internet without requiring specific user knowledge of where the package is located or if it is needed by the target system.

Other ways in which ThinkVantage Technologies help you keep your system up to date and secure are:

  • Provides a direct connection to Lenovo Service and Support for ThinkPad and ThinkCentre drivers, software and BIOS
    updates.
  • Helps maximize your system performance and minimize security vulnerability.

Microsoft .NET Framework version 3.5 with Service pack 1 or above is required for System Update to work Correctly. Use Microsoft Windows Update to ensure that Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or above is installed on your system.

New for this release
  • Add System Update Patch component into TVSU
  • Support Monetization function
  • Fix some accessibility issues
System Update general features include:
  • Active Directory support
  • HTTP basic and NTLM proxy authentication support
  • Silent script support
  • Ability to easily identify applicable software, hardware, and solution offerings from Lenovo that can help you keep your maximize your computer performance
  • Ability to scan updates from external media, local hard drive, or network location
  • Direct connection to Lenovo Service and Support or a local repository configured by IT administrator for available Lenovo drivers, software, and BIOS updates
  • Integration with other Lenovo applications, such as Rescue and Recovery, Client Security Solution, System Migration Assistant, and Access Connections
System Update administrator features include:
  • Ability to modify and create custom update packages compatible with System Update, using Package Builder.
  • Ability to create and manage a local repository, using Update Retriever.
  • Ability to import custom packages and to retrieve updates from the Lenovo support site, using Update Retriever.
  • Ability to customize System Update using ADM files and registry settings Administrator tools for System Update are available for on the Administrator Tools page.
Supported systems

ThinkVantage System Update is supported on the following systems:

  • All ThinkCentre
  • All ThinkStation
  • Lenovo V/B/K/E Series
  • ThinkPad A20m, A20p, A21e (Type 2628, 2632, 2655), A21m, A21p
  • ThinkPad A22e, A22m (Type 2628-Sxx, 2629, 2633), A22p, A30, A30p, A31, A31p
  • Edge 11, Edge 13, Edge 14, Edge 15,Edge E10, Edge E30, Edge E31, Edge E40, Edge E50
  • Edge E120, Edge E125, Edge E130, Edge E135, Edge E145, Edge E220s
  • Edge E320, Edge E325, Edge E330, Edge E335
  • Edge E420s, Edge E420, Edge, E425, Edge E430, Edge E430c, Edge E431, Edge E435, Edge E440, Edge E445
  • Edge E520, Edge E525, Edge E530, Edge E530c, Edge E531, Edge E535, Edge E540, Edge E545, Edge L330
  • G40,G41
  • Helix
  • L410, L412, L420, L421, L430, L440, L510, L512, L520, L530, L540
  • Mini10
  • Reserve Edition
  • R40, R40e, R50, R50p, R50e, R51, R51e, R52 (Type 1846, 1847, 1848, 1849, 1850,1858, 1859, 1860, 1861, 1862, 1863, 1958, 1870)
  • R30, R31, R32, R60, R60e, R61, R61i, R61e, R400, R500
  • S430, S431, S440, S531, S540, SL300, SL400, SL400c, SL500, SL500c, SL410, SL510
  • ThinkPad Tablet 2
  • ThinkPad Twist S230u
  • T20, T21, T22, T23, T30, T40, T40p, T41, T41p, T42, T42p, T43, T43p, T60, T60p, T61, T61p
  • T400, T400s, T410, T410i, T410s, T410si, T420, T420i, T420s, T420si
  • T430, T430i, T430s, T430si, T430u, T431s, T440, T440p, T440s
  • T500, T510, T510i, T520, T520i, T530, T530i, T540p
  • ThinkPad Yoga
  • W500, W510, W520, W530, W700, W700ds, W701, W701ds
  • X1, X1 Carbon (Type 20A7, 20A8), X1 Carbon (Type 34xx), X1 Hybrid, X20, X21, X22, X23, X24, X30, X31, X32, X40, X41, X41 Tablet
  • X60, X60s, X60 Tablet, X61, X61s, X61 Tablet
  • X100e, X120e, X121e, X130e, X131e, X140e, X200, X200s, X200si, X200 Tablet, X201, X201i, X201 Tablet, X201i Tablet, X201s, X201si, X220, X220i, X220 Tablet, X220i Tablet, X230, X230i, X230s, X230 Tablet, X230i Tablet, X240, X240s, X300, X301
  • Z60m, Z60t, Z61e, Z61m, Z61p, Z61t

Note: ThinkPad S440 & S540 does not support Windows 8.1

ThinkVantage System Update will support additional models as content is created for them.

Software requirements

The following operating system are supported:

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows 7

Note:

  • System Update 5.05 only supports Microsoft Windows 8.1, Windows 8 and Windows 7
  • For Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista users, kindly download the ThinkVantage System Update 3.16
Download ThinkVantage System Update 3.16

Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 with Service pack 1 or Microsoft .NET Framework version 2.0 is required for System Update to work Correctly. Use Microsoft Windows Update to ensure that Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 or 2.0 is installed on your system.

Downloading the package
  1. Click the file links to download the files from the Web page.
  2. When prompted, select a drive and directory in which to save the downloaded files.
Installing the package

Uninstall any previous versions of ThinkVantage System Update or IBM Update Connector that are installed on your system. After you have uninstalled any previous versions do one of the following:

[Windows 8.1 or Windows 8]

  1. Open charms bar and click Search.
  2. Type systemupdate505-02-14-2014.exe in the search field, then click Files catalog. This will locate the file you just
    downloaded.
  3. Double-click the executable icon. You might see a dialog stating "A program needs your permission to continue". If
    you see this dialog, click Continue.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.

[Windows 7]

  1. Click Start, then click Start Search.
  2. Type systemupdate505-02-14-2014.exe in the search field, then click Search Everywhere. This will locate the file you just
    downloaded.
  3. Double-click the executable icon. You might see a dialog stating "A program needs your permission to continue". If
    you see this dialog, click Continue.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
Silent installation of System Update

System Update can be installed in an unattended (silent) mode, which enables you to launch the installation using the default settings.
If you want to install System Update in an unattended mode, follow the steps listed below:

  1. Open a command prompt (DOS) session.
  2. Using DOS commands go to the folder where you saved the file you downloaded from the System Update download page.
  3. Launch the silent installation by adding the following parameters
    to the downloaded filename -s -a /s /v"/qn". For example,
    systemupdate505-02-14-2014.exe -s -a /s /v"/qn"
    Then, press Enter.
  4. Wait for the installation to finish.
  5. Close the command prompt session.


If you are unable to find what you are looking for, please do try the following options:
1. Lenovo Assisted Search
2. Product usage and general troubleshooting tips
3. Lenovo Support Forum
4. Technical Support Call Centre

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Document ID : DS012808
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-73695
Last Updated : 26 Feb 2014
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