BIOS Update Bootable CD for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Type 34xx)
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The BIOS Update CD can boot the computer disregarding the operating systems and update the UEFI 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.

Note:

  • 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
  • X1 Carbon (Type 34xx)

 

Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1  32-bit, 64-bit
  • 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 2.63
 UEFI: 2.63 / ECP: 1.05

  • (New) Added support for the new on-board memory.
    Note: If the UEFI BIOS has been updated to version 2.63 or higher on the system with the new on-board memory installed, it is no longer able to roll back to the version before 2.63 with the system.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the CPU clock might stay at the lowest frequency.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the DHCP Option 97 (UUID) was not available in UEFI PXE boot.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where PXE boot from the Lenovo USB 2.0 Ethernet Adapter failed when the integrated USB controller was set to the xHCI mode.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the USB BIOS might not be enabled if disabled with the previous UEFI BIOS version.
  • (Fix) Fix an issue where the integrated Bluetooth device might not be enabled.

Version 2.61
 UEFI: 2.61 / ECP: 1.04

  • (Fix) Specified the machine types of ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Machine types: 34xx).
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the CPU clock might stay at the lowest frequency.
    Note: No UEFI BIOS initialization is necessary after this update.

Version 2.60
 UEFI: 2.60 / ECP: 1.04

  • (New) Added support for new wireless devices

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

Notes
  • If the UEFI BIOS has been updated to version 2.50 or higher, it is no longer able to roll back to the version before 2.50
    because the new 10-digit part number and serial number format was once installed. The old UEFI BIOS with the
    7-digit part number and serial number format can not handle the 10-digit format.
  • Be aware that the OS Optimized Defaults option in the Restart menu of ThinkPad Setup should not be normally changed. Lenovo recommends to use the factory
    default setting for it, as follows.
  •   OS Optimized Defaults
    For Windows 8/8.1 64-bit Preload models [Enabled]
    For Windows 8/8.1 32-bit or Windows 7 Preload models [Disabled]

    To install the retail edition of Windows 8/8.1 64-bit, the OS Optimized Defaults option should be [Enabled].

    If the OS Optimized Defaults setting is changed, Setup Default by the F9 key will not load the same default configuration, as follows.
    Furthermore, by the condition of Operating System installation, the computer may not be booted due to the setting change.

    If your computer runs satisfactorily now, you have no need to change the OS Optimized Defaults option.
    If you need to change the setting, consider well the effect of the setting change.

    "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 shown)
    CSM Support [Yes] [No]

    By the OS to be newly installed, you need to change the OS Optimized Defaults option, and load default configuration.

  1. Enter the ThinkPad Setup menu by following steps in [Checking On ThinkPad
    Setup] in the DETERMINING WHICH VERSION IS INSTALLED section.
  2. Select Restart, then select OS Optimized Defaults and press Enter.
  3. Select the following setting and press Enter.
    [Enabled] (for Windows 8 64-bit)
    [Disabled] (for Windows 8 32-bit, Windows 7)
  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.
    The computer will be restarted automatically.
  8. (Caution)
    If both the Secure Boot option is Enabled and UEFI Secure Boot in the Main menu of ThinkPad Setup is shown as Off, restoring Factory Keys is needed. Do the following to restore Factory Keys.

  1. Enter the ThinkPad Setup menu by following steps in [Checking On ThinkPad
    Setup] in the DETERMINING WHICH VERSION IS INSTALLED section.
  2. Select Security, then select Secure Boot.
  3. Select Restore Factory Keys, and press Enter.
  4. Select Yes to restore Factory keys.
  5. Press the F10 key to save configuration and exit.
  6. Select Yes.
    The computer will be restarted automatically.
  • Lenovo recommends to install the USB 3.0 driver for Windows (Version 1.0.4.225 or higher) prior to updating the UEFI BIOS.
    Because the UEFI 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, the computer has to disable waking computer by network adapters and USB devices. Uncheck the checkbox next to "Allow this device to wake the computer" in the Power
    Management tab for each device in Device Manager.
  • 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.
  • To boot the computer from the BIOS Update CD, you should have any one of the following types of optical drives.
    • ThinkPad internal
    • USB
  • Any types of other optical device like ExpressCard device 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.

 

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.

[Windows 8, 8.1]

  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 "Startup" from the menu.
  3. In "UEFI/Legacy Boot", make sure "Both" or "Legacy Only" is chosen.
  4. Choose "Boot" from the menu. Note the current boot priority order for restoration later if you need to modify your boot list.
  5. In "Boot Priority Order", make sure the following device is on top of "ATA HDD0".
    - "USB CD" (when using a USB optical drive)
  6. 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.
  7. Restart the computer.

 

Updating UEFI BIOS

Notes:

  • Due to Security improvement, once updating UEFI BIOS to this version 2.10 (G6ET66WW), it is prevented to update UEFI BIOS to 2.09 or older version.
  • If the BIOS has been updated to version 2.50 or higher, it is no longer able to roll back to the version before 2.50 because the new 10-digit part number
    and serial number format was once installed. The old BIOS with the 7-digit part number and serial number format can not handle the 10-digit format.
  • 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.
    • ThinkPad internal
    • 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
  1. Firmly connect the AC adapter to your ThinkPad computer.
  2. Make sure it has an optical drive installed.

[Windows 8, 8.1]

  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/XP]

  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Turn on the computer.
  3. Go to the step 7.
  1. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter" message is displayed
    at the lower-left area or lower-center of the screen, press the F12 key.
    Boot Menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears,type the correct
    password.
  2. Insert the BIOS Update CD into the optical drive.
  3. Select "ATAPI CD0" or "USB CD" to boot BIOS Update CD.
  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.

Note: If it is the first time to apply the UEFI BIOS Version G6ET59WW (Ver.2.03) or higher, you should do the following procedure. This is needed only once.

[Windows 8,8.1]

  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/XP]

  1. Power off the computer.
  2. Power on the computer.
  3. Go to the step 18.
  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. Then the computer is restarted.
Initializing the UEFI BIOS

Note:
After initialization you may need to reapply some settings that you had changed previously.

UEFI BIOS Initialization is suggested for some problems. To initialize the UEFI BIOS settings:

[Windows 8, 8.1]

  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/XP]

  1. Power off the computer.
  2. Power on the computer.
  3. Go to the step 5.
  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. Press the F9 key to load default configuration.
  3. Select Yes.
  4. Press the F10 key to save default configuration and exit.
  5. Select Yes.
  6. 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, 8.1]

  1. Hold down the Windows logo key and press X to open a menu at the lower-left area of the screen.
  2. Select Control Panel from the menu.
  3. Make sure "View by Category" is selected, and select System and Security,
    select Administrative Tools, and then select System Information.
    - or -
  1. Select Run from the menu.
  2. Type msinfo32, and press Enter.
  3. On the System Information window, make sure System Summary is selected in the left side of the window.
  4. 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 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 ThinkPad Setup

[Windows 8, 8.1]

  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/XP]

  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Turn on the computer.
  3. Go to the step 5.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Turn off the computer.

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

PackageUEFI BIOS
ECP
Release
2.63  (G6UJ14UC) 2.63  (G6ETA3WW)
1.05  (G6HT23WW) Current release
2.61  (G6UJ13UC) 2.61 (G6ETA1WW) 1.04  (G6HT22WW) g6uj13us.iso
g6uj13uc.txt
2.60 (G6UJ12UC) 2.60 (G6ETA0WW) 1.04  (G6HT22WW) Not released to the web
2.59  (G6UJ11UC) 2.59 (G6ET99WW)
1.04  (G6HT22WW) g6uj11us.iso
g6uj11uc.txt
2.53  (G6UJ09UC) 2.53 (G6ET93WW)
1.02 (G6HT20WW) g6uj10us.iso
g6uj10uc.txt
2.53  (G6UJ09UC) 2.53 (G6ET93WW)
1.02 (G6HT20WW) g6uj09us.iso
g6uj09uc.txt
2.50 (G6UJ08UC) 2.50 (G6ET90WW) 
1.02 (G6HT20WW) g6uj08us.iso
g6uj08uc.txt
2.10 (G6UJ07UC) 2.10 (G6ET66WW) 
1.02 (G6HT20WW) g6uj07uc.iso
g6uj07uc.txt
2.09  (G6UJ06UC) 2.09 (G6ET65WW) 
1.02  (G6HT20WW) g6uj06uc.iso
g6uj06uc.txt
1.02 1.02 (G6ET23WW) 1.02 (G6HT20WW) g6uj02uc.iso
g6uj02uc.txt
1.01 1.01 (G6ET22WW) 1.01  (G6HT19WW) g6uj01uc.iso
g6uj01uc.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
  • E0000-FFFFF : Reserved for System BIOS
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

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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Last Updated : 27 Feb 2014
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