USB 3.0 Firmware for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad W510, W701, W701ds
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USB 3.0 Firmware
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This package installs the firmware (USB3.0 firmware) to enable the following device.

- NEC Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver
- NEC Electronics USB 3.0 Root Hub

Supported ThinkPad systems:
- ThinkPad W510
- ThinkPad W701, W701ds

Supported Operating Systems:
- Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit, 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit, 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2

- This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.
- If this package has been installed, updating (overwrite-installing) this package will fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.
Additional information
Summary of changes
Installation instructions
Determining which version is installed


Summary of Changes


  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function


  • (New) Initial release
  • (New) Mass Storage Class UAS (USB Attached SCSI) is supported.
  • (Fix) Added the workaround of xHCI Driver Unload Problem.


Installation Instructions
  • If your computer runs satisfactorily now, it may not be necessary to update the firmware. To determine if you should update the firmware, refer to the Determining which Version is Installed section.
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 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. Locate the folder 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. All the necessary files will be extracted to the folder selected in the step 9.

[Installing files]

  1. Make sure the checkbox next to "Install ..... now" is checked 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.


Unattended Install

Note: The firmware is not allowed to be uninstalled.


Determining which version is installed

[Windows 7, Vista, XP]

  1. On the Start menu, click All Programs, NEC Electronics, USB3.0 Host Controller Driver, and then USB3.0 Host Controller Utility.
  2. Show USB3.0 Host Controller Information. If "Firmware Version" is 3025, you succeed in updating FW.

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 : DS002209
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-75165
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