BIOS update utility for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad
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BIOS Update Utility
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This BIOS Update Utility updates the BIOS (system program including the Embedded Controller (EC) program) stored in the ThinkPad system to fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.


  • This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.

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


Supported ThinkPad System
Supported Operating Systems
Summary of Changes
Updating the BIOS
Initializing the BIOS
Determining which Version is Installed
Memory map information


Supported ThinkPad system
  • T400s


Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Professional


Summary of Changes


  • BIOS: BIOS version
  • ECP: Embedded Controller Program version
  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

Version 1.22
BIOS: 1.22 / ECP: 1.03

  • (New) Added support for the function to disable & unconfigure AMT via WMI.
  • (Fix) Improvement of Internal processing.

Version 1.21
BIOS: 1.21 / ECP: 1.03

  • (New) Updated CPU microcode.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where WMI BIOS Setup did not work when the parallel port was set to ECP mode in the BIOS Setup.

Version 1.20-1.03
BIOS: 1.20 / ECP: 1.03

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where rotation error of FAN might occur.

Version 1.20
BIOS: 1.20 / ECP: 1.02

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the Tivoli OS from USB memory key might not boot.

Version 1.19
BIOS: 1.19 / ECP: 1.02

  • (New) Added new microcode of CPU.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the 1680 by 1050 resolution does not work with a certain external monitor.

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


  • To use Intel Anti-Theft Technology PC Protection , Intel AMT 4.1 - Management Engine Firmware version 4.1.3 or higher must be installed into your computer.
  • If system protection function by Intel Anti-Theft Technology PC Protection, ConstantSecure Remote Disable or ThinkVantage Hardware Password Manager feature is still activated and when you try to get back to the older BIOS versions without these features, the following message will be displayed. This is to prevent system protection function from being deactivated.
    • BIOS Update CD:
      "Error The system program file is not correct for this system"
    • BIOS Update Utility:
      "The process does not recognize this system.The utility process has not completed."
  • To get back to such the older BIOS versions, you should deactivate these features before applying the BIOS.


Updating the BIOS


  • 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 Version information 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.

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 Explorer.

[Downloading file]

  1. Click once on the underlined file name with the left mouse button. 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 privileges.
  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. The file name ends with "US.EXE" for 32-bit, "U6.EXE" for 64-bit Windows.
  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.


Unattended Update

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

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:

  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. Press the F9 key to load default configuration.
  5. Select Yes.
  6. Press the F10 key to save default configuration and exit.
  7. Select Yes.
  8. Restart the computer.


Determining which version is installed

Each version of the ThinkPad BIOS Update Utility contains the following system program (BIOS) and the Embedded Controller program. The BIOS Version and the and the the Embedded Controller version number can be viewed by entering the BIOS Setup Utility.

  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. Check BIOS Version and Embedded Controller Version.
  5. Turn off the computer.

The following versions of BIOS and ECP (Embedded Controller Program) have been released to date.

Package BIOS
1.22 1.22 (6HET37WW) 1.03 (6HHT15WW) Current Release
1.21 1.21 (6HET36WW) 1.03 (6HHT15WW) 6huj17us.exe (32-bit)
6huj17u6.exe (64-bit)
1.20 1.20 (6HET35WW) 1.03 (6HHT15WW) 6huj16us.exe (32-bit)
6huj16u6.exe (64-bit)
1.20 1.20 (6HET35WW) 1.02 (6HHT14WW) 6huj15us.exe (32-bit)
6huj15u6.exe (64-bit)
1.19 1.19 (6HET34WW) 1.02 (6HHT14WW) 6huj14us.exe (32-bit)
6huj14u6.exe (64-bit)
1.17 1.17 (6HET32WW) 1.02 (6HHT14WW) 6huj13us.exe (32-bit)
6huj13u6.exe (64-bit)
1.16 1.16 (6HET31WW) 1.02 (6HHT14WW) 6huj12us.exe (32-bit)
6huj12u6.exe (64-bit)
1.15-1.02 1.15 (6HET30WW) 1.02 (6HHT14WW) 6huj11us.exe (32-bit)
6huj11u6.exe (64-bit)
1.14-1.02 1.14 (6HET29WW) 1.02 (6HHT14WW) 6huj10us.exe (32-bit)
6huj10u6.exe (64-bit)
1.13-1.02 1.13 (6HET28WW) 1.02 (6HHT14WW) 6huj09us.exe (32-bit)
6huj09u6.exe (64-bit)
1.12-1.02 1.12 (6HET27WW) 1.02 (6HHT14WW) 6huj08us.exe (32-bit)
6huj08u6.exe (64-bit)
1.12-1.01 1.12 (6HET27WW) 1.01 (6HHT13WW) 6huj07us.exe (32-bit)
6huj07u6.exe (64-bit)
1.11-1.01 1.11 (6HET26WW) 1.01 (6HHT13WW) 6huj06us.exe (32-bit)
6huj06u6.exe (64-bit)
1.09-1.01 1.09 (6HET24WW) 1.01 (6HHT13WW) 6huj05us.exe (32-bit)
6huj05u6.exe (64-bit)
1.06-1.01 1.06 (6HET21WW) 1.01 (6HHT13WW) 6huj03us.exe
1.02-1.01 1.02 (6HET17WW) 1.01 (6HHT13WW) 6huj01us.exe


Memory Map information
Reserved Area

The following conventional memory addresses are reserved by the BIOS and others. (When Intel Turbo Memory is installed in your system, conventional memory addresses are reserved 11 Kbytes more.)

  • C0000-CFFFF : Reserved for Video BIOS
  • D0000-D2FFF : Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet(*a)
  • DE000-DF7FF : Reserved for USB BIOS (*b)
  • E0000-FFFFF : Reserved for System BIOS


  • 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.

  • D3000-DDFFF
  • DF800-DFFFF

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.

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Document ID : DS013828
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-72821
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