ThinkVantage Active Protection System for Windows 8.1 (64-bit), 8 (64-bit), 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) - Notebook
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ThinkVantage Active Protection System
10.0 MB May 2014
README for ThinkVantage Active Protection System
18.4 KB May 2014

This package installs the software support for ThinkVantage Active Protection System.

Supported Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Summary of changes
Installation instructions
Uninstallation instructions
Determining which version is installed


Supported Systems

The following systems are supported:

  • ThinkPad 11e
  • ThinkPad Edge 11, Edge 13, Edge 14, Edge 15, Edge E10, Edge E30, Edge E31, Edge E40, Edge E50
  • ThinkPad Edge E120, Edge E125, Edge E130, Edge E135, Edge E220s,
  • ThinkPad Edge E320, Edge E325, Edge E330, Edge E335
  • ThinkPad Edge E420, Edge E420s, Edge E425, Edge E430, Edge E430c,Edge E431, Edge E435, Edge E445.
  • ThinkPad Edge E520, Edge E525, Edge E530, E530c, Edge E531, Edge E535, Edge E545
  • ThinkPad L330, L410, L412, L420, L421, L430, L510, L512, L520, L530
  • ThinkPad Reserve Edition
  • ThinkPad R50, R50p, R51, R52, R60, R61, R61e, R61i, R400, R500
  • ThinkPad S230u, S430, S431, S531
  • ThinkPad SL300, SL400, SL400c, SL410, SL500, SL500c, SL510
  • ThinkPad T41, T41p, T42, T42p, T43, T43p, T60, T60p, T61, T61p, T400, T400s, T410, T410i, T410s,
  • ThinkPad T410si, T420, T420i, T420s, T420si, T430, T430i, T430s, T430si, T430u, T431s, T440, T440s, T440p
  • ThinkPad T500, T510, T510i, T520, T520i, T530, T530i, T540p
  • ThinkPad W500, W510, W520, W530, W540, W700(*2), W700ds, W701, W701ds
  • ThinkPad X1, X1 Hybrid
  • ThinkPad X40(*1), X41, X41 Tablet, X60, X60s, X60 Tablet, X61, X61s, X61 Tablet
  • ThinkPad X100e, X120e, X121e, X130e, X131e, X140e
  • ThinkPad X200, X200s, X200 Tablet, X201, X201i, X201s,X201 Tablet, X220, X220i, X220 Tablet, X220i Tablet
  • ThinkPad X230, X230i, X230s, X230 Tablet, X230i Tablet, X240, X240s
  • ThinkPad X300, X301
  • ThinkPad Yoga, Yoga 11e
  • ThinkPad Z60m, Z60t, Z61e, Z61m, Z61p, Z61t
  • Lenovo B430
  • Lenovo V480, V480c, V580, V580c, V480s, V490u
  • Zhaoyang K29, Zhaoyang K49, Zhaoyang K4350


  • *1: Refer to the NOTES section.
Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1  64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit
Summary of Changes


  • <  > Package version number
  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function


  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad Yoga 11e.
  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad 11e.
  • (Fix) Added ThinkPad X1 Hybrid in the Support models.
  • (Fix) Fixed the issue for the Graphic User Interface.


  • (Fix) Fixed the issue where the Pen input option under  Configuration -> Tablet Settings  was enabled on a touch model without a digitizer pen.


  • (Fix) Fixed the issue that error message might be displayed during installation.
  • on Win 7 operating system when Power Manager version 6.63.1 is installed.
  • on Win8 operating system when Lenovo Settings Power version 7.43.1 is installed.
  • (Fix) Fixed the issue that a message might not be localized to Traditional Chinese on the ThinkVantage Active Protection Control Panel when you choose an operating system for Hong Kong.

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


(*1) Note for ThinkPad X40

  • To enable the ThinkVantage Active Protection System(TM) program, ensure that your computer meets the following system requirements:
    • BIOS version 1.13 (1UET62WW) or later
    • Embedded Controller version 1.12 (1UHT58WW) or later
  • If the version requirements are not met, update the BIOS and Embedded Controller before you install ThinkVantage Active Protection System. For details, refer to the release notes of the BIOS and Embedded Controller

(*2) Note for Zhaoyang K29, K49

  • If you are using the Zhaoyang K29, K49, install Active Protection System instead.
Installation Instructions


Manual Install

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 directory 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.
  2. Locate the directory where the file was downloaded.
  3. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click it.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  5. In the "Select Destination Location" window, click Next. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse.
  6. In the "Ready to Install" window, click Install. The file will begin to extract all the necessary files to the folder specified in the step 9.

[Installing files]

  1. Make sure the checkbox next to "Install ..... now" is selected and click Finish.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation and restart the computer.

Finally delete the file saved in the step 4.

Silent Install

Note: This is for system administrators' use only.

  1. Refer to the "Manual Install" section, and download and extract the files.
  2. In the step 11 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 setup.exe with the following options. -s -v"/qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress"
    Example: [Path where the files were extracted]\setup -s -v"/qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress"
Uninstallation Instructions
Manual Uninstall

[Windows 8.1, 8, 7]

  1. Start Windows and logon with an administrator account.
  2. Windows key + X(Windows 8) ,Click Start(Windows 7), then click Control Panel.
  3. Make sure "View by Category" is selected, and click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select ThinkVantage Active Protection System, and click Uninstall or Uninstall/Change.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete uninstallation and restart the computer.

[Windows Vista]

  1. Start Windows and logon with administrative account.
  2. Click Start, click Control Panel.
  3. Make sure Control Panel Home is selected, click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select ThinkVantage Active Protection System, and click Uninstall or Uninstall/Change.
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete uninstallation and restart the computer.
Determining which version is installed

To check the version of software, please perform the following steps.

[Windows 8.1, 8, 7]

  1. (Windows 8) Windows key + X ,and click Control Panel.
    (Windows 7) Click Start, then click Control Panel. For the Classic Start menu, click Start, point to Settings, and click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the Lenovo's Airbag Protection icon.
  3. Click the About tab on ThinkVantage Active Protection System Properties.
  4. Version information is shown in the Software Version: section.

[Windows Vista]

  1. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click the ThinkVantage Active Protection icon.
  3. Click About tab on "ThinkVantage Active Protection System Properties".
  4. Version information is shown in the Software Version: section.

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 : DS014892
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-67046
Last Updated : 16 Jun 2014
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