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Broadcom NFC Driver for Windows 8.1 (64-bit), 8 (64-bit) - ThinkPad X240, X240s

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Broadcom NFC Driver
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README for Broadcom NFC Driver

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Windows 8 (64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

This package installs the software (NFC driver and utility) to enable the following device.

  • Broadcom NFC Controller


Supported ThinkPad Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Summary of changes
Installation Instruction
Determining which Version is Installed


Supported ThinkPad Systems
  • ThinkPad X240, X240s
Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
Summary of Changes


  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function


  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where NFC stopped working during high CPU usage.


  • (New) Added support for Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad X240.


  • (New) Initial release for ThinkPad X240s.

Synaptics ThinkPad UltraNav Driver must be installed first before installing this driver.

Installation Instruction

If your computer runs satisfactorily now, it may not be necessary to update the software. To determine if you should update the software, refer to the Version Information section.

Manual Installation

This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.

  [Downloading file]

  1. Select 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 Save.
  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.

  [Extracting file]

  1. Make sure to be logged on with an administrator account.
  2. Locate the folder where the file was downloaded.
  3. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click it.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  5. In the Select Destination Location window, click Next. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse.
  6. In the Ready to Install window, click Install. All the necessary files will be extracted to the folder selected in the step 9.

  [Installing files]

  1. Make sure the checkbox next to "Install ..... now" is checked and click Finish.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation and restart the computer.

  Finally delete the file saved in the step 4.

Silent Installation

This is for system administrators' use only.

  1. Refer to the Manual Install section, and download and extract the file.
  2. In the step 11 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 setup.exe with the /s option.
    Example: [Path where the files were extracted]\setup /s
Determining which Version is Installed

    [Mouse and Keyboard]

    1. Hold down the Windows logo key and press X to open a menu at the lower-left area of the screen.
    2. Select Device Manager.
    3. Double-click Proximity devices category.
    4. Double-click NFC Proximity Provider.
    5. Select the Driver tab, then the driver version will be displayed.


    1. From the Start screen, select Desktop.
    2. Swipe in from the bottom edge of the touchscreen to open the App bar.
    3. Select Settings.
    4. Select PC info.
    5. Select Device Manager.
    6. Double-tap the Proximity devices category.
    7. Double-tap NFC Proximity Provider.
    8. Select the Driver tab, then the driver version will be displayed.


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      • Document ID:DS035912
      • Last Updated :23 Jun 2014
      • (c) 2015 Lenovo