BIOS Update Bootable CD for Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad Edge E130
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2.5220 May 2013
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This package provides the ISO image file of BIOS which are 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 two sets of the BIOS (including system programs and Embedded Controller program) stored in the ThinkPad computers 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 links below to obtain the BIOS and Embedded Controller files in other file formats:

 

Contents
Supported ThinkPad System
Supported Operating Systems
Summary of changes
Notes
Creating the BIOS update disc
Update UEFI BIOS
Initializing UEFI BIOS
Determining which version is installed
Memory map information

 

Supported ThinkPad System
  • Edge E130

 

Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8  32-bit, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7  32-bit, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3

 

Summary of Changes

Where:

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

Version 2.52

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue relates to Windows diagnostic.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that system hangs during USB hot-plug/unplug.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue relates to wake on LAN when first time adapter plug-in.

Version 2.51

  • (New) Added support for new digit PN/SN format for IT Victory release.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that OEM ID and OEM TableID empty in some ACPI tables after disabling CPU PM.

Version 2.06

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where wimax item will disable bluetooth in bios setup.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where WHCK BitLocker TPM+PIN+USB and recovery PWDS tests abnormal.
  • (Fix) Fixed Bluetooth will disappear after S3 resume when disabled BT in bios setup and enabled again after restart system.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue about VGA noises issue.

Version 2.04

  • (New) Initial release for Windows 8

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

 

Notes
    • Some BIOS settings might be changed back to the default after BIOS update.
      For example, the setting of SATA Controller Mode Option is changed from Compatibility to AHCI. In this case, you need to reapply some settings that you had changed previously.
    • You should install the CD/DVD writing software which supports CD/DVD creation function from the ISO image file to create the BIOS Update CD.
    • To boot the computer from the BIOS Update CD, you should have any one of the following type of optical drives.
    • USB
    • Any other types (ExpressCard or others) are not supported.
    • 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.
    • The contents of the BIOS Update CD can not be shown by Windows Explorer.
    • If EC version cannot be updated correctly, please power off and detach/attach AC adapter and battery pack, and then boot.
    • Lenovo recommends to use initial factory default of "OS Optimized Defaults" in Restart menu in ThinkPad Setup because this setting should not be changed for  usual case.

      When "OS Optimized Defaults" setting is changed to "Enabled", defaults value of restored by Load Default configuration function by F9 key about following settings. Depending on OS installation condition, the system may not boot by the settings change.

      Please understand well about effect of these settings before settings have to be changed.

      "OS Optimized Defaults" setting [Disabled] case [Enabled] case

      Security

      UEFI BIOS Update Option

      • Secure RollBack Prevention
      Disabled Enabled

      Secure Boot

      • Secure Boot
      Disabled Enabled
      Startup
      • UEFI/Legacy Boot
      Both UEFI Only
      • UEFI/Legacy Boot Priority
      Legacy First Not displayed
      • CSM Support
      Yes No

       

    • Lenovo recommends to install the USB 3.0 driver for Windows (Version 1.4.0.225 or higher) prior to updating the BIOS. Because the BIOS requires the modification in the USB 3.0 driver to fix USB 3.0 related issues.
    • To enable 30 Day standby feature of ThinkVantage Power Manager, system have to disable waking computer by network adapters and USB devices. Please uncheck "Allow this device to wake the computer" checkbox in Power Management tab for each devices in Device Manager.
    Creating the BIOS update CD

    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 Save. 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/BD disc, and make sure the CD/DVD/BD 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 the step 4.

    Prepare the boot device

    Confirm that the BIOS CD is set up as bootable and an optical drive is in the boot device list of your ThinkPad Setup.

    1. Power off the computer.
    2. Power 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. Choose Startup from the menu.
    5. In "UEFI/Legacy Boot", make sure "Both" or "Legacy Only" is chosen.
    6. Choose Boot from the menu. Note the current boot priority order for restoration later if you need to modify your boot list.
    7. In "Boot Priority Order", make sure the following device is on top of "ATA HDD0".
      • "ATAPI CD0" (when using a ThinkPad internal optical drive)
      • "USB CD" (when using a USB optical drive)
    8. Press the ESC key several times to enter "Restart" menu and choose Exit Discarding Changes to exit from ThinkPad Setup, or press the F10 key to save the new setup and then select Yes.
    9. Restart the computer.

     

    Updating UEFI BIOS

    Notes:

    • If your computer runs satisfactorily now, it may not be necessary to update the BIOS. To determine if you should update UEFI BIOS, refer to the Detremining which version installed section.
    • You need an AC adapter, a charged battery pack and any one of the following types of optical drives.
      • USB
    • Remove the Power-on password prior to updating the UEFI BIOS in the remote deployment environments.

    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

    Windows 8:

    1. Firmly connect the AC adapter to the target computer.
    2. Make sure your ThinkPad computer has an optical drive installed.
    3. Insert the BIOS Update CD into the optical drive and turn on the computer.
    4. Turn on the computer.
    5. Restart the computer from OS menu.
    6. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter" message is displayed at the lower-left area or lower-center area of the screen, press the F12 key.  The Boot menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears,type the correct password.
    7. Select "ATAPI CD0" or "USB CD" to boot BIOS Update CD.
    8. Select Read this first from the menu and carefully read the information.
    9. Press the Esc key to return to the menu.
    10. Select Update system program and follow the instructions on the screen.
    11. After the information panel appears, remove the BIOS Update CD from the optical drive then press the Enter key to restart the computer.


      Windows 7 and Windows XP:

    1. Firmly connect the AC adapter to the target computer.
    2. Make sure your ThinkPad computer has an optical drive installed.
    3. Insert the BIOS Update CD into the optical drive and turn on the computer.
    4. Select Read this first from the menu and carefully read the information.
    5. Press the Esc key to return to the menu.
    6. Select Update system program and follow the instructions on the screen.
    7. After the information panel appears, remove the BIOS Update CD from the optical drive then press the Enter key to restart the computer.


    (If this is first time to apply UEFI BIOS Version H7ET65WW (Ver.2.06) or newer version, you have to do following steps. This procedure is required first time only.)

      Windows 8:

    1. Turn on the computer to start Windows.
    2. Hold down the Windows logo key and press C to open the Charm bar on the screen.
    3. Select Settings, then Power from the menu.
    4. Select Reboot to restart the computer.

    Windows 7 and Windows XP:

    1. Power off the computer.
    2. Power on the computer.
    1. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter" message is displayed at the lower-left area or lower-center area of the screen, press the F1 key. The ThinkPad Setup menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
    2. Choose "Security" then "Secure Boot" to show the menu.
    3. Select "Restore Factory Keys" and press Enter.
    4. Select "Yes" to restore Factory keys.
    5. Press F10 key and select "Yes" to save and exit from Setup menu.
    6. Then the computer is restarted.
    Initializing the UEFI 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:

    Windows 8:

    1. Turn on the computer.
    2. Restart the computer from OS menu.

    Windows 7 and Windows XP:

    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 UEFI BIOS version and BIOS ID.

    Checking on Windows

    [Windows 8]

    1. Move mouse coursor to right-top or right-bottom corner to show charm. thenclick Apps, click Control panel, click Administrative Tools, and then click System Information.
      - or -
      Press Windows key + Q key to show Search charm. and click Apps, type msinfo32 in the Start Search box and then click msinfo32.exe in Apps search results.
    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 7]

    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
    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

    [Windows 8]

    1. Turn on the computer.
    2. Restart the computer from OS menu.
    3. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter" message is displayed at the lower-left area or lower-center of the screen, press the F1 key. The ThinkPad Setup menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
    4. Locate the UEFI BIOS Version line and Embedded Controller Version line.
      "UEFI BIOS version (BIOS ID)" will be shown on the UEFI BIOS Version line.
    5. Turn off the computer.

    If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.

    [Windows 7/XP]

    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 UEFI BIOS and ECP (Embedded Controller Program) have been released to date.

    Package UEFI BIOS
    ECP
    Release
    2.52 2.52  (H4ET92WW) 
    2.01  (H4HT51WW) Current Release
    2.51 2.51  (H4ET91WW) 
    2.01  (H4HT51WW) h4uj07wd.iso
    h4uj07wd.txt
    2.06 2.06 (H4ET67WW) 2.01 (H4HT51WW) h4uj06wd.iso
    h4uj06wd.txt
    2.04 2.04  (H4ET65WW) 
    2.00  (H4HT50WW) h4uj05wd.iso
    h4uj05wd.txt

     

    Memory map information
    Reserved area

    The following conventional memory addresses are reserved by the UEFI BIOS and others.

    • C0000-CFFFF : Reserved for Video BIOS
    • D0000-D0FFF : Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet (*a)
    • E0000-FFFFF : Reserved for System BIOS

    *a: This area will be released in case of Ethernet LAN Option ROM was NOT used at system boot.

    Usable area

    The following memory address can be used by the memory manager such as EMM386.

    Intel HD Graphics model and NVIDIA NVS 5400M installed model

    • D0000-DFFFF or D1000-DFFFF (*b)

    *b: Memory address will be changed to D1000-DFFFF when Ethernet LAN Option ROM was used at system boot.

    Note:
    Certain addresses in this area will be reserved for optional devices by Operating Systems. The addresses vary and depend on the design of each Operating System.



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