Choose Your Product
No Product SelectedSelect Product
Updating (flashing) BIOS from a diskette or CD-ROM - ThinkCentre A52 (type 8163, 8164, 8165) / M52 (type 8111, 8211, 8212, 8213, 8214)

Important: Start the Setup Utility program to view your system information. See your Quick Reference. If the serial number and the machine type/model listed on the Main menu do not match what is printed on the label of your computer, you must update (flash) the BIOS to change the serial number and the machine type/model.

To update (flash) the BIOS from a diskette or CD-ROM, do the following:

  1. Insert a system program update (flash) diskette or CD-ROM into the diskette drive or optical drive. System program updates are available at /ContentResources/Migrated Assets/think/support on the World Wide Web.
  2. Turn on the computer. If it is on already, you must turn it off and back on again. The update begins.
  3. When you are prompted to select a language, press the number on your keyboard that corresponds to the language and then press Enter.
  4. When prompted to change the serial number, press Y.
  5. Type in the seven character serial number of your computer and then press Enter.
  6. When prompted to change the machine type/model, press Y.
  7. Type in the seven character machine type/model of your computer and then press Enter.
  8. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the update.
Purchase parts online

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

Country Availability
Document ID : PD008977
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-61017
Last Updated :
Copyright © Lenovo 2013, all rights reserved
Was this page helpful to you?YesNo

Select Task
Drivers & Software  
Guides & Manuals  
Diagnose & Fix  
Warranty & Services  

Support Help Index
Warranty Lookup
Product Detail
Technical Specifications - PSREF
Driver Matrix
KnowledgeBase Featured Articles
Community KnowledgeBase
Community Forums
Lenovo EMC
Windows 8 Support