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BIOS Update (Bootable CD) for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad Edge 13 and Edge E30

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BIOS Update Bootable CD

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Windows 7 (32-bit)
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1.25/1.20
7/4/2012
README for BIOS Update Bootable CD

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Windows 7 (32-bit)
Windows 7 (64-bit)
Windows XP (32-bit)
Windows XP (64-bit)
1.25/1.20
7/4/2012

The BIOS Update CD can boot the computer disregarding the operating systems and update two sets of the BIOSes (including system programs and Embedded Controller programs) stored in the following ThinkPad computers to fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.

  • BIOS ID 6Zxxxxxx-based computer (Upper two alphanumeric characters of BIOS ID are 6Z)
  • BIOS ID 6Yxxxxxx-based computer (Upper two alphanumeric characters of BIOS ID are 6Y)

Use the links below to obtain the BIOS and Embedded Controller files in other file formats:

Contents
Supported Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Summary of changes
Notes
Creating the BIOS update disc
Updating the BIOS
Initializing the BIOS
BIOS information

 

Supported Systems

Supported ThinkPad systems:

  • Edge 13, Edge E30
Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Professional SP2, SP3
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
BIOS ID: 6ZETxxWW

Version 1.25
BIOS: 1.25 / ECP: 1.14

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where incorrect Embedded Controller version might be shown in SMBIOS Type 0 and 11.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where maintenance USB key with over 2 GB might not be booted.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where Windows Power Meter may show error messages when using unauthorized battery.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the wireless radio would be turned on even though it was turned off by Fn+F5 key operation when all of the following conditions were met.
    1. Press the Fn+F5 keys, then select Turn all radios off.
    2. Shut down the computer.
    3. Detach both the AC adapter and the battery, then wait for a while.
    4. Attach them and turn on the computer.
  • (Fix) Improved battery firmware update program.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the keyboard beep function might not work correctly.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer might fail to resume normal operation from standby/sleep state by using the USB mouse or keyboard via the USB Hub.

Version 1.24
BIOS: 1.24 / ECP: 1.13

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer might hang after enabling the PeakPower scheduler in the Power Agendas of Power Manager.
  • Fix) Fixed an issue where USB connection might fail.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the volme of beep sound might not be normal when initiating the "Timer Wake with Battery Operation" option in the BIOS Setup.
  • Fix) Fixed an issue where a beep sound might not be heard when entering standby/sleep state.

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

BIOS ID: 6YETxxWW

Version 1.20
 BIOS: 1.20 / ECP: 1.14

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where incorrect Embedded Controller version might be shown in SMBIOS Type 0 and 11.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where maintenance USB key with over 2 GB might not be booted.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where Windows Power Meter may show error messages when using unauthorized battery.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the wireless radio would be turned on even though it was turned off by Fn+F5 key operation when all of the following conditions were met.
    1. Press the Fn+F5 keys, then select Turn all radios off.
    2. Shut down the computer.
    3. Detach both the AC adapter and the battery, then wait for a while.
    4. Attach them and turn on the computer.
  • (Fix) Improved battery firmware update program.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the keyboard beep function might not work correctly.

Version 1.19
BIOS: 1.19 / ECP: 1.13

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer might hang after enabling the PeakPower scheduler in the Power Agendas of Power Manager.
Notes
  • If you encounter system hang-up, try to remove the AC adapter and battery from the computer and then attach them to the computer again, then see how it works.
  • Some BIOS settings might be changed back to the default after BIOS update. For example, the setting of SATA Controller Mode Option is changed from Compatibility to AHCI. In this case, you need to reapply some settings that you had changed previously.
  • You should install the CD/DVD writing software which supports CD/DVD 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 type of optical drives.
    • USB
  • Any other types (PC Card, CardBus PC Card, ExpressCard or others) 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 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.

[Creating BIOS Update CD]

  1. Prepare a computer with an optical drive installed and a blank CD/DVD disc, and make sure the CD/DVD 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 Step 4.

Prepare the boot device

Confirm that an optical drive is in the boot device list of your BIOS setup.

  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. Choose Startup from the menu.
  5. Choose Boot from the menu. Note the current boot priority order for restoration later if you need to modify your boot list.
  6. In "Boot Priority Order", make sure the following device is on top of "ATA HDD0".
    • "USB CD". (when using a USB optical drive)
  7. Press the F3 key (or hold down the Fn key and press the F3 key) to exit, or press the F10 key (or hold down the Fn key and press the F10 key) to save the new setup and then select Yes.
  8. Restart the computer.
Updating the 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, a charged battery pack and either one of the following optical drives.
    • USB optical drive
  • Remove the Power-on password prior to updating the BIOS in the RDM (Remote Deployment Manager) or similar environment.

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
  • Print these instructions or display on another computer.
  • Firmly connect the AC adapter to the computer.
  • Make sure your ThinkPad computer has an optical drive installed.
  • Insert the BIOS Update CD into the optical drive and turn on the computer.
  • Select Read this first from the menu and carefully read the information.
  • Press the Esc key to return to the menu.
  • Select Update system program and follow the instructions on the screen.
  • 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 BIOS


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

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

  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 "BIOS Setup Utility" menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
  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.
  8. Restart the computer.
Determining which version is installed

There are two ways to check the BIOS version and BIOS ID:

Checking on Windows

[Windows 7]

  1. Click Start, click All 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 BIOS Setup
  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 BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
  4. Locate the BIOS Version line and Embedded Controller Version line. "BIOS version (BIOS ID)" will be shown on the BIOS Version line.
  5. Turn off the computer.

The following versions of BIOSes and ECPs (Embedded Controller Programs) have been released to date.

Description Package BIOS
ECP
Release
6ZETxxWW 1.25 1.25  (6ZET38WW) 
1.14  (6ZHT29WW) Current release
6YETxxWW 1.20 1.20  (6YET37WW) 
1.14  (6YHT29WW)
6ZETxxWW 1.14
1.24 (6ZET33WW
1.13 (6ZHT26WW)
6YETxxWW 1.19
1.19 (6YET33WW)
1.13 (6YHT26WW)
6ZETxxWW 1.21 1.21 (6ZET33WW 1.12 (6ZHT26WW)
6YETxxWW 1.17 1.17 (6YET33WW) 1.12 (6YHT26WW)
6ZETxxWW 1.20 1.20 (6ZET33WW 1.11 (6ZHT26WW)
6YETxxWW 1.16 1.16 (6YET33WW) 1.11 (6YHT26WW)
6ZETxxWW 1.19
1.19 (6ZET32WW
1.11 (6ZHT26WW)
6YETxxWW 1.15
1.15 (6YET32WW)
1.11 (6YHT26WW)
6ZETxxWW 1.18-1.09
1.18 (6ZET31WW)
1.09 (6ZHT24WW)
6YETxxWW 1.14-1.09
1.14 (6YET31WW)
1.09 (6YHT24WW)
6ZETxxWW 1.17-1.08
1.17 (6ZET30WW)
1.08 (6ZHT23WW)
6YETxxWW 1.13-1.08
1.13 (6YET30WW)
1.08 (6YHT23WW)
6ZETxxWW 1.16-1.06
1.16 (6ZET29WW)
1.06 (6ZHT21WW)
6YETxxWW 1.12-1.06
1.12 (6YET29WW)
1.06 (6YHT21WW)
6ZETxxWW 1.08-1.02
1.08 (6ZET20WW)
1.02 (6ZHT17WW)
6YETxxWW 1.07-1.02
1.07 (6YET21WW)
1.02 (6YHT17WW