BIOS Update Bootable CD for Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit), XP - ThinkPad X120e
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This package provides the ISO image file of BIOS which is compatible with CD/DVD writing software to create the CD/DVD for the BIOS update. Hereafter the CD/DVD for the BIOS update is called as "BIOS Update CD".

The BIOS Update CD can boot the computer disregarding the operating systems and update the BIOS (including system program and Embedded Controller program) stored in the ThinkPad computer to fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.

For that purpose, it is necessary to have the CD/DVD writing software (with CD/DVD creation function from the ISO image file) prepared separately.

Also, any one of the following type of CD-RW, CD-RW & DVD Combo, DVD, DVD Multi or other optical drives should be prepared. (Hereafter these drives are called as "optical drive".)

  • USB

Note:

  • This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.
  • Please create the CD/DVD from the ISO image file and install it. The contents of the BIOS Update CD cannot be shown by Windows Explorer.

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

Contents
Supported Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Summary of Changes
Notes
Creating the BIOS update CD
Update the BIOS
Initializing the BIOS
Determining which version is installed

 

Supported Systems

The following systems are supported:

  • X120e

 

Supported Operating Systems

The supported Operating Systems are:

  • Microsoft Windows 8  32-bit, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit, 64-bit SP2
  • 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 1.17
 BIOS: 1.17 / ECP: 1.10

  • (New) Updated CompuTrace ROM.

Version 1.16
BIOS: 1.16 / ECP: 1.09

  • [Important] Added support for Windows 8.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where Wake On LAN function works on battery even if "AC Only" is selected in ThinkPad Setup.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where file transfer from USB storage device to local HDD may not work after resume from S3 sleeping state.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where Master Control of Wireless Radio become "ON" after both AC Adapter and battery are unplugged from system.

Version 1.15
BIOS: 1.15 / ECP: 1.08

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where USB memory key might not boot via USB hub without external power supply.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where Bluetooth is turned on automatically when Master Control of Wireless Radio is turned on.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where playing Music to USB speaker can't continue after resume from S3 sleeping state.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer might fail to boot when connected the Smartphone with the USB port.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where system can not boot with damaged battery.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where Keyboard Beep might not work correctly under a certain condition.

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

Notes
  1. You should install the CD/DVD/BD writing software which supports CD/DVD/BD creation function from the ISO image file to create the BIOS Update CD.
  2. To boot the computer from the BIOS Update CD, you should have either of the following optical drives.
    • USB
  3. Any other types (PC Card, CardBus PC Card, ExpressCard or others) are not supported.
  4. To boot the computer from the BIOS Update CD, you may need to change the boot device setting in your ThinkPad computer. Refer to the "Prepare boot device" section in this document.
  5. The contents of the BIOS Update CD can not be shown by Windows Explorer.

 

Creating the BIOS update CD

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.

[Creating BIOS Update CD]

  1. Prepare a computer with an optical drive installed and a blank CD/DVD disc, and make sure the CD/DVD writing software is installed into the computer.
  2. Locate the folder where the file was downloaded.
  3. Locate the file ending in ".ISO" that was downloaded, then double-click it. A writing software will open.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish writing and complete creating BIOS Update CD.

Finally delete the file saved in Step 4.

Prepare the boot device

Confirm that an optical drive is in the boot device list of your BIOS setup.

  1. Power off the computer.
  2. Power on the computer.
  3. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter" 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. Choose Startup from the menu.
  5. Choose Boot from the menu. Note the current boot priority order for restoration later if you need to modify your boot list.
  6. In "Boot Priority Order", make sure the following device is on top of "ATA HDD0".
    • "USB CD" (when using a USB optical drive)
  7. Press the F3 key (or hold down the Fn key and press the F3 key) to exit, or press the F10 key (or hold down the Fn key and press the F10 key) to save the new setup and then select Yes.
  8. Restart the computer.

 

Update 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 Version Information section.
  • You need an AC adapter, a charged battery pack and either one of the following optical drive.
    • USB
  • Remove the Power-on password prior to updating the BIOS in the RDM (Remote Deployment Manager) or similar environment.
  • If you use BIOS version 1.08 and older, applying this BIOS does not work if Supervisor password is enabled and Flash BIOS Updating by End-Users is disabled.
  • If you see the following message even though the custom start up image file is not used, select No to remove this message in the future update. "A custom start up file has been previously applied to this system. Keep the custom start up image file?"

Attention:
Do not turn off, suspend the computer or remove the BIOS UPDATE CD 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
  1. Print these instructions or display on another computer.
  2. Firmly connect the AC adapter to the computer.
  3. Make sure your ThinkPad computer has an optical drive installed.
  4. Insert the BIOS Update CD into the optical drive and turn on the computer.
  5. Select Read this first from the menu and carefully read the information.
  6. Press the Esc key to return to the menu.
  7. Select Update system program and follow the instructions on the screen.
  8. After the information panel appears, remove the BIOS Update CD from the optical drive then press the Enter key to restart the computer.

 

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:

  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Turn on the computer.
  3. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter" 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 (or hold down the Fn key and press the F9 key) to load default configuration.
  5. Select Yes.
  6. Press the F10 key (or hold down the Fn key and press the F10 key) to save default configuration and exit.
  7. Select Yes.
  8. Restart the computer.

 

Determining Which Version is Installed

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

Checking on Windows

[Windows 7/Vista]

  1. Click Start, click All Programs or Programs, 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
  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Turn on the computer.
  3. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter" 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 the BIOS Version and Embedded Controller Version.
  5. Turn off the computer.

The following versions of BIOSes and ECPs (Embedded Controller Programs) have been released to date.

Package BIOS ECP Release
1.17 1.17 (8FET33WW) 
1.10 (8FHT22WW) Current Release
1.16 1.16 (8FET32WW) 1.09 (8FHT21WW) 8fuj09uc.iso
8fuj09uc.txt
1.15 1.15 (8FET31WW) 1.08 (8FHT20WW) 8fuj08uc.iso
8fuj08uc.txt
1.14 1.14 (8FET30WW) 1.07 (8FHT19WW) 8fuj07uc.iso
8fuj07uc.txt
1.13 1.13 (8FET29WW) 1.06 (8FHT18WW) 8fuj06uc.iso
8fuj06uc.txt
1.12 1.12 (8FET28WW) 1.05 (8FHT17WW) 8fuj05uc.iso
8fuj05uc.txt
1.11 1.11 (8FET27WW) 1.05 (8FHT17WW) 8fuj04uc.iso
8fuj04uc.txt


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