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BIOS Update Utility for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP, 2000 - ThinkPad

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README for BIOS Update Utility

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Windows 7 (32-bit)
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Windows Vista (64-Bit)
Windows XP (32-bit)
2.19
4/22/2011
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 Systems:
- X60, X60s

Supported Operating Systems:
- Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit
- Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit (*1)(*2)
- Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit
- Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit (*1)(*2)
- Microsoft Windows XP (Home Edition and Professional)
- Microsoft Windows 2000

Notes:
*1: Windows Vista and 7 64-bit support Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processors only.
*2: 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.
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
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 2.19

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

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

 

Notes
  • This package does not work on Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit systems. Use the BIOS Update CD for BIOS updates for Windows Vista 64-bit systems.
  • 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 a USB Diskette Drive is attached to your computer, turn off the computer and detach it before proceeding.
  • 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 to update the BIOS.
  • If your computer is attached to any kind of docking station or port replicator, 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 file]

  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 file]

  1. Make sure to be logged on with an administrator account on the target computer.
  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.
  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 is intended for system administrators only.
  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 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.
    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.
    The BIOS Setup Utility menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
  5. Turn off the computer.
PackageBIOSECPRelease
2.19
7BETD8WW (2.19)
1.13
Current release
2.18
7BETD7WW (2.18)
1.13
2.17
7BETD6WW (2.17)
1.13
7buj26us.exe
7buj26us.txt
2.16
7BETD5WW (2.16)
1.13
7buj25us.exe
7buj25us.txt
2.15
7BETD4WW (2.15)
1.13
7buj24us.exe
7buj24us.txt
2.14
7BETD3WW (2.14)
1.13

 

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-CE7FF : Reserved for Video BIOS
  • CE800-D07FF : Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet (*a)
  • DC000-DFFFF : Reserved for USB BIOS (*b)
  • E0000-FFFFF : Reserved for System BIOS

Notes:

  • *a: This area becomes free by disabling the Internal Network Option ROM option under Config and Network in BIOS Setup Utility. This choice will disable PXE and WOL features.
  • *b: This area becomes free by disabling the USB BIOS Support option under Config and USB in the BIOS Setup Utility. This choice does not affect using USB devices in Windows operating systems.

Usable Area
The following memory address can be used by the memory manager such as EMM386.
  • D0800-DBFFF

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.