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BIOS update utility for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad

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1.52/1.08
7/16/2012
README for BIOS Update Utility

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Windows 7 (32-bit)
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Windows XP (64-bit)
1.52/1.08
7/16/2012


This package updates the 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:

- BIOS ID 6Jxxxxxx-based computer (Upper two alphanumeric characters of BIOS ID are 6J)
- BIOS ID 8Kxxxxxx-based computer (Upper two alphanumeric characters of BIOS ID are 8K)

Supported ThinkPad systems:
- L410, L510
- SL410, SL510

Supported Operating Systems:
- Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit, 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit, 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2, SP3

Notes:.
- This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.


Additional information
Use the link below to obtain the BIOS in other file formats:

Contents
Summary of Changes
Notes
Updating the BIOS
Initializing the BIOS
Determining which version is installed

 

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: 6Jxxxxxx

Version 1.52
BIOS: 1.52 / ECP: 1.31

  • (New) Added support for the M key on the French keyboard for the Power-On, Hard disk and Supervisor password.

Version 1.51
BIOS: 1.51 / ECP: 1.31

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where incorrect Embedded Controller version was shown in SMBIOS Type 0 and 11.

Version 1.49
BIOS: 1.49 / ECP: 1.30

  • (Fix) Improved battery firmware update program.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the keyboard beep function might not work correctly.

Version 1.47
BIOS: 1.47 / ECP: 1.29

  • (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 the computer might hang after exiting PC-Doctor for DOS.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the external monitor might have blank screen when the computer resumed normal operation from standby/sleep state by using the external USB keyboard.
BIOS ID: 8Kxxxxxx

Version 1.08
BIOS: 1.08 / ECP: 1.05

  • (New) Added support for the M key on the French keyboard for the Power-On, Hard disk and Supervisor password.

Version 1.07
BIOS: 1.07 / ECP: 1.05

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where incorrect Embedded Controller version was shown in SMBIOS Type 0 and 11.

Version 1.05
BIOS: 1.05 / ECP: 1.04

  • (Fix) Improved battery firmware update program.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the keyboard beep function might not work correctly.

Version 1.03
BIOS: 1.03 / ECP: 1.02

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer might hang after enabling the PeakPower scheduler in the Power Agendas of Power Manager.

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

 

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.
  • If you use Windows Vista, before applying this BIOS into the system, you should install Windows Vista KB 937500.
    The information of KB937500 is located in the following Microsoft's site.
    To verify if KB937500 is installed properly,
    1. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
    2. Find Programs and Features and click. If this option does not exist on the window, choose Classic View to find it.
    3. On Tasks pane, click on View installed updates.
    4. Verify that KB937500 is included in the list of installed updates.

 

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 and a charged battery pack.
  • Remove the Power-on password prior to updating the BIOS in the RDM (Remote Deployment Manager) or similar environment.

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 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. The file name ends with "US.EXE" for 32-bit, "U6.EXE" for 64-bit Windows.
  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.

 

Unattended Update
Note: This procedure is intended only for system administrators. The BIOS is updated without any user interaction.
  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 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 the blue ThinkVantage button" 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

Each version of the ThinkPad BIOS Update Utility contains the following system program (BIOS) and the Embedded Controller program (ECP). The BIOS Version and the and the the Embedded Controller version number can be viewed by entering the BIOS Setup Utility.

  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Turn on the computer.
  3. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue ThinkVantage button" 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.
Description Package BIOS ID
ECP ID
Release
6Jxxxxxx 1.52 1.52 (6JET94WW) Current Release Current release
8Kxxxxxx 1.08 1.08 (8KET22WW)
6Jxxxxxx 1.51 1.51 (6JET93WW) 1.31 (6JHT71WW) 6juj26us.exe
6juj26us.txt
8Kxxxxxx 1.07 1.07 (8KET21WW) 1.05 (8KHT09WW)
6Jxxxxxx 1.49 1.49 (6JET91WW) 1.30 (6JHT70WW) 6juj24us.exe
6juj24us.txt
8Kxxxxxx 1.05 1.05 (8KET19WW) 1.04 (8KHT08WW)
6Jxxxxxx 1.47 1.47 (6JET88WW) 1.29 (6JHT68WW) 6juj22us.exe
6juj22us.txt
8Kxxxxxx 1.03 1.03(8KET16WW) 1.02 (8KHT05WW)
6Jxxxxxx 1.46 1.46 (6JET88WW) 1.28 (6JHT68WW) 6juj20us.exe
6juj20us.txt
8Kxxxxxx 1.02 1.02(8KET16WW) 1.01 (8KHT05WW)
6Jxxxxxx 1.46 1.46 (6JET88WW) 1.28 (6JHT68WW) 6juj19us.exe
6juj19us.txt
8Kxxxxxx 1.01 1.01 (8KET15WW) 1.00 (8KHT04WW)
6Jxxxxxx 1.44 1.44 (6JET86WW) 1.26 (6JHT66WW) 6juj18us.exe
6juj18us.txt
8Kxxxxxx 1.01 1.01 (8KET15WW) 1.00 (8KHT04WW)
6Jxxxxxx 1.43 1.43 (6JET85WW) 1.26 (6JHT66WW) 6juj17us.exe
6juj17us.txt
6Jxxxxxx 1.41 1.41 (6JET83WW) 1.25 (6JHT65WW) 6juj16us.exe (32-bit)
6juj16u6.exe (64-bit)
6juj16us.txt
6Jxxxxxx 1.40 1.40 (6JET82WW) 1.25 (6JHT65WW) 6juj15us.exe (32-bit)
6juj15u6.exe (64-bit)
6juj15us.txt
6Jxxxxxx 1.39 1.39 (6JET81WW) 1.24 (6JHT64WW) 6juj14us.exe (32-bit)
6juj14u6.exe (64-bit)
6juj14us.txt
6Jxxxxxx 1.38-1.22 1.38 (6JET80WW) 1.22 (6JHT62WW) 6juj13us.exe (32-bit)
6juj13u6.exe (64-bit)
6juj13us.txt
6Jxxxxxx 1.37-1.21 1.37 (6JET79WW) 1.21 (6JHT61WW) 6juj12us.exe (32-bit)
6juj12u6.exe (64-bit)
6juj12us.txt
6Jxxxxxx 1.35-1.19 1.35 (6JET77WW) 1.19 (6JHT59WW) 6juj11us.exe (32-bit)
6juj11u6.exe (64-bit)
6juj11us.txt
6Jxxxxxx 1.31-1.18 1.31 (6JET73WW) 1.18 (6JHT58WW) 6juj09us.exe (32-bit)
6juj09u6.exe (64-bit)
6juj09us.txt
6Jxxxxxx 1.27-1.14 1.27 (6JET69WW) 1.14 (6JHT54WW) 6juj07us.exe (32-bit)
6juj07u6.exe (64-bit)
6juj07us.txt
6Jxxxxxx 1.26-1.14 1.26 (6JET68WW) 1.14 (6JHT54WW) 6juj06us.exe (32-bit)
6juj06u6.exe (64-bit)
6juj06us.txt
6Jxxxxxx 1.23-1.12 1.23 (6JET65WW) 1.12 (6JHT52WW)

6juj05us.exe (32-bit)
6juj05u6.exe (64-bit)
6juj05us.txt


  • Alias ID: MIGR-73435, MIGR-73435-KR
  • Document ID:DS013728
  • Last Updated :23-6-2014
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