Intel AMT Management Engine (ME) 4.2 Firmware for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad R400 (w/o IEEE 1394), R500
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README for Intel AMT 4.2 - Management Engine Firmware
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4.2.1037 21 Oct 2009
Intel AMT 4.2 - Management Engine Firmware
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4.2.1037 21 Oct 2009
This package installs the following Active Management Technology (AMT) component.
- Intel Management Engine Interface

Supported ThinkPad systems:
- R400 (Machine types and models: 7443-TVx,TWx)
- R500

Supported Operating Systems:
- Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit, 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows XP

- AMT devices are hidden by default and you cannot install the AMT device drivers. If you need to enable AMT, contact your network administrator.
- Updating the software will fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.
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

Version 4.2.1037

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that WOL(Wake On LAN) Magic Packet on Port 68 was unable to Wake Host.

Version 4.2.1020

  • [Important] Added support for Microsoft Windows 7.
  • (Fix) Resume time from S3 is improved.

Version 4.1.1038

  • (New) (Initial release) Support for Intel Anti-Theft Technology PC Protection (AT-p).
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where TPM could not recover from failure mode.


Installation Instructions


  • If your computer runs satisfactorily now, it may not be necessary to update the software. To determine if you should update the software, refer to the Version Information section.
  • You may need to confirm with your IT administrator if you need to update Management Engine Firmware.
  • When you are updating Management Engine Firmware, make sure to connect an AC power and fully charged battery pack to your system.
  • You cannot down grade Management Engine Firmware version to any older version.
  • To use Intel Anti-Theft Technology PC Protection (AT-p), the BIOS that supports AT-p is required.


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 directory 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. Open a Command Prompt.
  2. Move to the folder you extracted this package.
  3. Type MEUPDATE.CMD and press Enter.
  4. Read the notice on the display, and press Enter.
  5. Wait for about 3 minute until the message "Update finished successfully" is displayed.
  6. Shut down the system.

Note: If the following error message is displayed, go to the "Update steps via TPM". Error <8721>: Firmware update through TPM is enabled. Use -tpm switch

Update steps via TPM
  1. Start Windows 7, Vista, XP and logon with administrative privileges.
  2. Open a Command Prompt.
  3. Move to the folder you extracted this package.
  4. There are two cases to update ME firmware:
    • (A) If TPM is Unowned, type MEUPD.CMD and press Enter.
    • (B) If TPM is Owned, type MEUPD_PW.CMD XXXXXXX and press Enter, where XXXXXXX is passphrase.
      If passphrase is "tpmpass123", type MEUPD_PW.CMD tpmpass123 and press Enter.
  5. Read the notice on the display, and press Enter.
  6. Wait about 12 minutes (on Windows Vista) or about 4 minutes (on Windows XP) until the message "Update finished successfully" is displayed.
  7. Shut down the system.


Determining which version is installed

To check the version of software, perform the following:

  1. Start Windows 7, Vista, XP and logon with administrative privileges.
  2. Open a Command Prompt.
  3. Move to the folder you extracted this package.
  4. Type MEInfoWin.exe and press Enter.
    The following information will be displayed.


    Copyright(C) 2005-08 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

    AMT Not Found.
    Intel® MEInfo Win Version:

    Intel® ME code versions:
    BIOS Version:
    MEBx Version:
    NetStack Version: 4.2
    VendorID: 8086
    FT Version: 4.2 <---
    FT Build Number: 1037 <---
    SKU: ITPM Tdt Ifps
  5. Note "FT Version" and "FT Build Number", and refer to the Version Information section to check the installed version.

    If you see any errors, check Device Manager to see if the following device drivers are installed on the system:
    System devices
    Intel(R) Management Engine Interface

    If not installed, install using the following packages:
    Intel AMT 4.2 - Management Engine Interface.

The following versions have been released to date.

Package versionFT VersionFT Build NumberRelease
4.2.1037 4.2 1037 Current release
4.2.1020 4.2 1020 7vr6b9ww.exe
4.1.1038 4.1 1038 7vr6a8ww.exe

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Document ID : DS003645
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-71806
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