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BIOS update utility - ThinkPad X61 Tablet

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20-4-2011
README for BIOS Update Utility

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1.25
20-4-2011
This BIOS Update Utility updates the BIOS (system program) and the Embedded Controller (EC) program stored in the ThinkPad system to fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.

Supported ThinkPad system:
- X61 Tablet

Supported Operating Systems:
- Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit
- Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit (*1)
- Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit
- Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit (*1)
- Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005

Notes:
(*1) If Windows 7 or Vista 64-bit is already installed on your system, then you must use the bootable CD ISO format of this BIOS update.
- On Windows 7 64-bit and Vista 64-bit, the BIOS itself is supported, however, this package for BIOS update does not work.
- 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
BIOS version
Memory map information

 

Summary of Changes

Where:

  • BIOS: BIOS version
  • ECP: Embedded Controller Program version
  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

Version 7SET39WW (1.25)
BIOS: 1.25 / ECP: 1.02

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where OS boot with Tivoli OS from USB memory key might fail.

Version 7SET38WW (1.24)
BIOS: 1.24 / ECP: 1.02

  • (New) Added support for 1600x900 screen resolution on the external monitor.
  • (New) Updated the Computrace part in the BIOS.

Version 7SET37WW (1.23)
BIOS: 1.23 / ECP: 1.02

  • (New) Supports Microsoft Windows 7. (addition)
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the AMT menu of BIOS Setup Utility might not be displayed.

Version 7SET36WW (1.22)
BIOS: 1.22 / ECP: 1.02

  • (New) Added PCI Express Power Management disabling capability in BIOS setup.
  • (Fix) Boot priority order does not work on selecting AMT remote console.
  • (Fix) Windows XP installation may stop responding on the way.
  • (Fix) System reboot should be done for all Physical Presence I/F command execution.
  • (Fix) The computer with Smart Card Reader resumes normal operation from sleep state unexpectedly.
  • (Fix) The computer with RICOH CardBus Controller has slow data transfer performance.

Version 7SET35WW (1.21)
BIOS: 1.21 / ECP: 1.02

  • (New) Intel Video BIOS update.

Version 7SET34WW (1.20)
BIOS: 1.20 / ECP: 1.02

  • (Fix) Buzzing sound around the fan with battery.
    • Note: To use this feature, you need to install following drivers.
      • Power Manager for Windows 2000, XP (1.40 or later)
      • Power Manager for Windows Vista (2.30 or later)
      • Power Management driver(1.44 or later)
  • (Fix) The computer may hang if Rescue and Recovery is installed on Windows Vista 64-bit SP1.

Version 7SET33WW (1.19)
BIOS: 1.19 / ECP: 1.02

  • (New) Support for Intel ICH-8 step B2.

Version 7SET31WW (1.17)
BIOS: 1.17 / ECP: 1.02

  • (New) Security function was enhanced.
  • (New) Firmware update of Intel AMT ME.
  • (Fix) Data transmission speed of 1394 device gets slow.

Version 7SET30WW (1.16)
BIOS: 1.16 / ECP: 1.02

  • (Fix) System hangs while formatting CardBus ATA HDD drive under Windows Vista 64-bit SP1.

Version 7SET28WW (1.14)
BIOS: 1.14 / ECP: 1.02

  • (Fix) WOL (Wake on LAN) may fail. (BIOS)
  • (Fix) Boot error occurs at Intel ICH8M SATA initialization. (BIOS)

Version 7SET25WW (1.11)
BIOS: 1.11 / ECP: 1.02

  • (New) Intel Memory Reference Code update. (BIOS)
  • (Fix) POST 2100 for Hard Disk Initialization error may be displayed at reboot after exiting from BIOS Setup Utility.

Version 7SET24WW (1.10)
BIOS: 1.10 / ECP: 1.02

  • (New) Microcode updates of the processors. (BIOS)

Version 7SET23WW (1.09)
BIOS: 1.09 / ECP: 1.02

  • (New) Added the new error code 1830 to indicate that a single DIMM is not installed in the memory slot 0. Solution for the error code: With a single DIMM, install the DIMM into the memory slot 0 (a slot different from having used it). (BIOS)
  • (Fix) Unexpected interrupts from the USB controller may occur. (BIOS)
  • (Fix) When a certain HDD User Password is set, re-boot may fail. (BIOS)

Version 7SET22WW (1.08)
BIOS: 1.08 / ECP: 1.02

  • (Fix) When Load Defaults(F9) in BIOS Setup is performed, AMT SOL(Serial-Over-LAN) session may be disconnected. (BIOS)
  • (Fix) The brightness becomes maximum at the start of Windows XP even if the maximum brightness has not been set with Fn+End key in previous session. (BIOS)
  • (Fix) When Power button of Power Options in Control panel is set to Do nothing for When I close the lid of my portable computer: in Extended desktop, Extended desktop is kept even by closing portable computer. (BIOS)

Version 7SET21WW (1.07)
BIOS: 1.07 / ECP: 1.02

  • (Fix) An error message may be displayed after the system with smart battery entered Intel(R) AMT Management Engine BIOS Extention screen. (BIOS)
  • (Fix) Transmission speed of HDD/SSD may get slow in AHCI mode of SATA. (BIOS)
  • (Fix) Intermittent errors, such as device unrecognized, may occur at wake-up after BIOS configuration was changed in BIOS Setup during hibenation. (BIOS)
  • (Fix) A Post error may intermittently occur at wake-up from hibernation after ThinkPad BIOS Setting for Windows was run. (BIOS)

Version 7SET20WW (1.06)
BIOS: 1.06 / ECP: 1.02

Important:

BIOS priority order of BIOS Setup Utility will be changed from that of the previous one after the BIOS is updated to 7SET20WW.

BIOS Setup Utility: Startup->Boot/Network->Boot priority order. It is necessary to return the BIOS setup parameters to the default by pressing F9(Setup Default).

  • (Fix) Unexpected display modes may be selected with docking station on Windows Vista. (BIOS)
  • (Fix) SMBIOS type22(Battery information) handling on PC with damaged battery was improved. (BIOS)
  • (Fix) Fingerprint authentication fails once at power-on time, power-on password prompt appears immediately. (BIOS)
  • (Fix) Memory address more than 4GB can't be accessed under Vista WindowsPE. (BIOS)
  • (Fix) Ctrl-p to enter Intel(R) ME Setup Environment is not displayed even if Intel(R) AMT is enabled in BIOS Setup. (BIOS)

Version 7SET18WW (1.04)
BIOS: 1.04 / ECP: 1.02

  • (New) Support for new WWAN card. (BIOS)
  • (Fix) The computer with Intel Turbo Memory Controller may hang displaying a Blue screen when it wakes up from hibernation mode.
  • (Fix) System performance sometimes gets lower when the "SATA Controller Mode Option" is set to "AHCI" in the BIOS Setup Utility.
  • (Fix) Trackpoint may not work after undocking from docking station with PS/2 mouse.
Version 7SET17WW (1.03)
BIOS: 1.03 / ECP: 1.02
  • (New) Support for ThinkPad X61 Tablet.

 

Notes
  • This package does not work on Windows 7 64-bit and Vista 64-bit systems. Use the BIOS Update CD for BIOS updates for Windows 7 64-bit and Vista 64-bit systems.

 

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 Version Information section.
  • You need an AC adapter and a charged battery pack.
  • If your computer is attached to any kind of docking station or port replicator, turn off the computer and detach it before proceeding.
  • If a USB Diskette Drive is attached to your computer, turn off the computer and detach it before proceeding.
  • 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 files]

  1. Click once on the underlined file name with the left mouse button. 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 files]

  1. Make sure to be logged on with administrative privileges.
  2. Make sure the AC adapter is firmly connected to the target computer.
  3. Locate the directory 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 9.

[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 is intended for system administrators only. The BIOS is updated without any user interaction.
  • Refer to the "Manual Update" section, and download and extract the file.
  • In the step 12 of the "Installing files" section, uncheck the checkbox next to "Install ..... now", and then click Finish to cancel installation.
  • 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
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.

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

 

BIOS version
Each version of the System Program Service Utility contains the following system program (BIOS) and the Embedded Controller program. The BIOS Version and the date can be viewed by running ThinkPad Configuration from your operating system and selecting the System Information button or by invoking 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.
  4. The BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
  5. Check BIOS Version and Embedded Controller Version.
  6. Turn off the computer.
Package VersionBIOS versionPrevious releaseEmbedded Controller version
1.25
7SET39WW (1.25 )
Current release 1.02
1.24
7SET38WW (1.24 )
7suj18us.exe
7suj18us.txt
1.02
1.23
7SET37WW (1.23)
7suj17us.exe
7suj17us.txt
1.02
1.22
7SET36WW (1.22)
7suj16us.exe
7suj16us.txt
1.02
1.21
7SET35WW (1.21)
1.02
1.20
7SET34WW (1.20)
7suj14us.exe
7suj14us.txt
1.02
1.19
7SET33WW (1.19)
7suj13us.exe
7suj13us.txt
1.02
1.17
7SET31WW (1.17)
7suj11us.exe
7suj11us.txt
1.02
1.16
7SET30WW (1.16)
7suj10us.exe
7suj10us.txt
1.02
1.14
7SET28WW (1.14)
Not released to the Web 1.02
1.11
7SET25WW (1.11)
Not released to the Web 1.02
1.10
7SET24WW (1.10)
7suj07us.exe
7suj07us.txt
1.02
1.09
7SET23WW (1.09)
1.02
1.08
7SET22WW (1.08)
7suj05us.exe
7suj05us.txt
1.02
1.07
7SET21WW (1.07)
7suj04us.exe
7suj04us.txt
1.02
1.06
7SET20WW (1.06)
7suj03us.exe
7suj03us.txt
1.02
1.04
7SET18WW (1.04)
7suj02us.exe
7suj02us.txt
1.02
1.03
7SET17WW (1.03)
7suj01us.exe
7suj01us.txt
1.01


Memory Map information
Reserved Area

The following conventional memory addresses are reserved by the BIOS and others. (When Intel Turbo Memory is installed in your system, conventional memory addresses are reserved 12 Kbytes more.)

  • C0000-CFFFF : Reserved for Video BIOS
  • D0000-D1FFF : Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet (*a)
  • E0000-FFFFF : Reserved for System BIOS

Notes:

  • *a: This area becomes free by disabling the Ethernet LAN Option ROM option under Config and Network in the BIOS Setup Utility. This choice will disable PXE and WOL features.
Usable Area
The following memory address can be used by the memory manager such as EMM386.
  • D2000-DFFFF

Note: Certain addresses in this area will be reserved for CardBus Controllers or others by Operating Systems. The addresses vary and depend on the design of each Operating System.