BIOS Update Utility for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad S531
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This package updates 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.

Notes:

  • 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:

 

Contents
Supported ThinkPad Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Summary of Changes
Notes
Updating the BIOS
Initializing BIOS
Determining which version is installed

 

Supported ThinkPad Systems
  • ThinkPad S531
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
Summary of Changes

Where:

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

Version 1.11
 UEFI: 1.11 / ECP: 1.11

  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad OneLink Pro Dock (4X10E52935).
  • (New) Updated SMBIOS Type-1 (System Information), SKU Number field.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the On Screen Display (OSD) might not show the NumLock status of external USB keyboard correctly.

Version 1.09
UEFI: 1.09 / ECP: 1.09

  • [Important] Added support for Windows 8.1 32-bit, 64-bit.
  • (New) Enhanced security related function.
  • (New) Updated Lenovo Diagnostics.

Version 1.07
UEFI: 1.07 / ECP: 1.07

  • (New) Added support for Windows XP.
  • (New) Added support for new LCD panels.
  • (New) Updated CPU Microcode.
  • (New) Updated Lenovo Diagnostics.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that Active Protection System detects repetitive shock.

Note:
Please refer to the README file in the attachment table for a complete list of changes fixed by this driver update.

Notes
  • 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.

  • Affected Setup menu items UEFI BIOS
    "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
    • UEFI/Legacy Boot Priority
    • CSM Support
    [Both]
    [Legacy First]
    [Yes]
    [UEFI Only]
    (Not displayed)
    [No]

    By the OS to be installed, you need to change "OS Optimized Defaults" as follows and execute loading default configuration.

  1. Enter ThinkPad Setup menu by following steps in [Checking On ThinkPad Setup]
    in "DETERMINING WHICH VERSION IS INSTALLED" section.
  2. Choose "Restart" to show the menu.
  3. Select "OS Optimized Defaults" and press Enter.
  4. Select as below and press Enter
    [Enabled] : Windows 8 64-bit
    [Disabled] : Windows 8 32-bit,Windows 7 and Windows XP
  5. Press the F9 key to load default configuration.
  6. Select Yes.
  7. Press the F10 key to save default configuration and exit.
  8. Select Yes.
  9. Restart the computer.

      (Caution) If "Secure Boot" is enabled in "Secure Boot" menu in ThinkPad Setup but "UEFI Secure Boot" in top menu of ThinkPad Setup indicates "No", the Factory Keys have to be restored. Please restore Factory
      Keys by following steps.

  1. Enter ThinkPad Setup menu by following steps in [Checking On ThinkPad Setup]
    in "DETERMINING WHICH VERSION IS INSTALLED" section.
  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.
  • 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.
Updating the UEFI 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 Determining Which Version is Installed section.
  • You need an AC adapter and a charged battery pack.
  • Remove the Power-on password prior to updating the UEFI BIOS in the remote deployment environments.

Attention:
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 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 on the target computer.
  2. Make sure the AC adapter is firmly connected to the target computer.
  3. Locate the folder where the file was downloaded.
  4. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click it.
  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.

Silent Update

Note: This is for system administrators' use only.

  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 UEFI BIOS

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

[Windows 8/8.1]

  1. Turn on the computer.
  2. Open Charm Bar in the right pane of the screen. Click "Settings".
  3. Click "Power".
  4. Click "Restart" to restart the system.
  5. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter" message is displayed
    at the lower-left area of the screen, press the F1 key. The ThinkPad Setup
    menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct
    password.
  6. Press the F9 key to load default configuration.
  7. Select Yes.
  8. Press the F10 key to save default configuration and exit.
  9. Select Yes.
  10. Restart the computer.

[Windows 7]

  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. 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.

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

Determining Which Version is Installed

There are two ways to check the 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 and Windows XP]

  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.
Checking on ThinkPad Setup

[Windows 8/8.1]

  1. Turn on the computer.
  2. Open Charm Bar in the right pane of the screen. Click "Settings".
  3. Click "Power".
  4. Click "Restart" to restart the system.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Turn off the computer.

[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 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.
PackageBIOS
ECP
Release
1.11 1.11 (GKET31WW)      1.11  (GKHT31WW) Current Release
1.09 (GKUJ06WW) 1.09 (GKET29WW)
1.09 (GKHT29WW) gkuj06ww.exe
gkuj06us.txt
1.07 (GKUJ05WW)  1.07 (GKET27WW)
1.07 (GKHT27WW) gkuj05ww.exe
gkuj05us.txt
1.04 (GKUJ02WW) 1.04 (GKET24WW) 
1.04 (GKHT24WW) gkuj02ww.exe
gkuj02us.txt

 

86xxxxxx 1.15 1.15 (86ET31WW) 1.12 (86HT26WW)


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