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BIOS Update Bootable CD for Windows 8.1 (64-bit), 8 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad Helix
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BIOS Update Bootable CD
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README for BIOS Update Bootable CD
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This package provides the ISO image file of UEFI BIOS which is compatible with CD/DVD/BD writing software to create the CD/DVD/BD for the UEFI BIOS update. Hereafter the CD/DVD/BD for the UEFI BIOS update is called as "BIOS Update CD"

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.

For that purpose, it is necessary to have the CD/DVD/BD writing software (with CD/DVD/BD creation function from the ISO image file) prepared separately.

Also, any one of the following types of CD-RW, CD-RW & DVD Combo, DVD, DVD Multi, BD 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

 

Supported ThinkPad System
  • ThinkPad Helix
  • ThinkPad X1 Helix, X1 Helix 3G
Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1  64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8  64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7  32-bit, 64-bit
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 1.22
UEFI: 1.22 / ECP: 1.19

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the PXE boot failed in the UEFI boot mode when the
    Lenovo USB 3.0 Ethernet Adapter was attached to the computer.

Version 1.20
 UEFI: 1.20 / ECP: 1.19

  • (New) Added support for new embedded memory module. Note you cannot roll back
    to previous BIOS versions on machines with the new memory.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where Bluetooth and/or wireless WAN may not function if
    "USB UEFI BIOS Support" is disabled with old UEFI BIOS versions.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where On Screen Keyboard (OSK) to input password may not
    appear with a certain configuration in ThinkPad Setup.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where On Screen Keyboard (OSK) for BitLocker PIN may not
    appear if you choose Diagnostics as Boot Mode in ThinkPad Setup.

Version 1.16
 UEFI: 1.16 / ECP: 1.19

  • [Important] Added support for Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 7 32-bit, 64-bit.
  • (New) Added support for Windows 8.1 64-bit.
  • (New) Added support for the On Screen Keyboard function for Bitlcoker PIN input by touching the upper left corner of the screen.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the CPU frequency might be stuck at 800MHz.
  • (Fix) Improved PXE boot performance using the Lenovo USB 2.0 Ethernet Adapter.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer might not resume normal operation from sleep state.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that might fail to boot the computer from the USB device.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the WMI interface has incorrect messages.

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

Notes
  • 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 8.1/8 64-bit Preload models [Enabled]
    For Windows 7 [Disabled]

    To install the retail edition of Windows 8 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 or Windows XP)
  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. 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.

    (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 1.4.0.225 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.
  • 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.
    - USB
    Any types of other optical device like ExpressCard device are not supported.
  • 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.

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
  1. Firmly connect the AC adapter to the target computer.
  2. Make sure your ThinkPad computer has an optical drive installed.

[Windows 8.1/8]

  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]

  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 USB CD to set up the boot drive. Then, the computer will be rebooted from the 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.

 

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 8.1/8]

  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]

  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.

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 UEFI BIOS version and BIOS ID.

Checking on Windows
  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.
  1. On the System Information window, make sure System Summary is selected in the left side of the window.
  2. 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.
  1. On the System Information window, make sure System Summary is selected in the left side of the window.
  2. 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.

Checking on ThinkPad Setup

[Windows 8.1/8]

  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]

  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 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.

Package UEFI BIOS
ECP
Release
1.22
1.22 (GFET43WW)
1.21 (GFET42WW)
1.19 (GFHT42WW)
1.19 (GFHT42WW)
Current release
1.20
1.20 (GFET41WW)
1.19 (GFET40WW)
1.19 (GFHT42WW)
1.19 (GFHT42WW)
gfuj08us.iso
gfuj08uc.txt
1.16
1.16  (GFET37WW) 1.19  (GFHT42WW) gfuj06us.iso
gfuj06uc.txt
1.15 1.15 (GFET36WW)
1.19 (GFHT42WW) gfuj05us.iso
gfuj05uc.txt
1.14 1.14 (GFET35WW)
1.17 (GFHT40WW) gfuj04us.iso
gfuj04uc.txt
1.10 1.10 (GFET31WW)
1.13 (GFHT36WW) gfuj03us.iso
gfuj03uc.txt
1.09 1.09 (GFET30WW) 
1.12  (GFHT35WW) gfuj02us.iso
gfuj02uc.txt

 



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