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Flash BIOS update - ThinkCentre M72e (Tiny)

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Flash UEFI BIOS update (CD ISO image version)
iso
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F4KT49A
8/26/2014
Installation instructions for flash UEFI BIOS update (CD ISO image version)

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USB Drive UEFI BIOS Flash Package

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Windows BIOS Setting Tool
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F4KT49A
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Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system version)
exe
3.8 MB
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F4KT49A
8/26/2014
Installation instructions for Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system version)

18 KB
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Windows 8 (64-bit)
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Windows Vista (32-Bit)
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F4KT49A
8/26/2014

This package updates the basic input/output system (BIOS) on ThinkCentre M72e (Tiny) (Type 3261, 3263, 3264, 3267, 3273, 3856, 4004, and 4156) systems

BIOS is programming that controls low-level hardware operations, including interactions with diskette drives, hard drives, and the keyboard. The BIOS is stored on a chip. Your computer uses flash BIOS, which can be updated through a program on a flash diskette so that you do not have to replace the BIOS chip to update the BIOS.

Note: Make note of any settings you have changed in the BIOS Configuration Utility. These settings may have to be re-entered after updating the BIOS.

 

Supported ThinkCentre Systems
  • ThinkCentre M72e (Tiny) (Type 3261, 3263, 3264, 3267, 3273, 3856, 4004, and 4156) systems

 

Supported Operating Systems
  • Windows 7 32bit, 64bit
  • Windows 8 32bit, 64bit
  • Windows 8.1 32bit, 64bit
  • Windows Vista 32bit, 64bit
  • Windows XP 32bit, 64bit

 

Summary of Changes

Version F4KT49A

  • Maintenance Release.
Additional Information

Please refer to the README file for the following:

  • Installation Instructions
  • Determining Which Version is Installed
  • Complete list of summary of changes
  • Known limitations (if any)

 

File
Version Release Date Description
f4jy47usa.exe
F4KT47A
27 Apr 2014 Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system version)
f4jy47usa.txt
F4KT47A 27 Apr 2014 Installation instructions for Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system version)
f4j947usa.iso
F4KT47A 27 Apr 2014 Flash UEFI BIOS update (CD ISO image version)
f4j947usa.txt
F4KT47A 27 Apr 2014 Installation instructions for flash UEFI BIOS update (CD ISO image version)
f4jt47usa.zip
F4KT47A 27 Apr 2014 USB drive UEFI BIOS flash package
f4jw47usa.exe
F4KT47A 27 Apr 2014 Windows BIOS setting tool

 

Command Line Flashing Parameters

Option 1: DOS Flash Program Options

The default operation of the flash update program is a step by step dialogue with the user that presents choices and gathers responses from the user about which choices are desired.

In some situations (such as a large enterprise with many systems that need updating), it may be desirable to create a flash update image that requires no manual intervention to perform an update operation. This can be done by modifying the batch file (autoexec.bat) calling the flash program with the following command:

flash2.exe [option1] [option2] ... [optionX]

[OPTIONS]

/h Show help messages.
/rsmb Preserve all SMBIOS structures.
/ncb Program all non-critical blocks
/clr Clear BIOS settings.
/ign Ignore BIOS version check.
/sn:nnnnnnn Update system serial number (up to 20 characters).
/csn:nnnnnnn Update chassis serial number (up to 20 characters).
/mtm:nnnnnnn Update machine type and model number (up to 20 characters).
/tag:nnnnnnn Update system asset tag (up to 25 characters).
/uuid The flash utility will generate an Universally Unique Identifier (UUID), replacing the one that is currently in the system.
/logo <filename> Change logo. The size of logo file after compression should be less than 8KB (the size of compressed logo file is displayed on the screen during the processing).
/cpu Update CPU microcode.
/reboot Automatic reboot after all requests done.
/pass:nnnnnnn Input current system password.
  • The following example shows how to update system asset tag number to "1234567" use command line:
    wflash2.exe /tag:1234567
  • The following example shows how to update BIOS and update system asset tag number by one command:
    wflash2.exe bios.rom /tag:1234567
  • The following example shows how to change the power-on logo.
    wflash2.exe /logo:myfav.bmp

Note: A flash update image using these program options should be tested carefully before widespread usage.

Option 2: Windows Flash Program Options

The default operation of the flash update program is to use the graphical user interface provided by the AFUWINGUI program. You can also run the program from a DOS command box (with Administrator privilege) by running "flash.cmd". Before running the "flash.cmd", please change the command line to the options you need. The command is:

wflash2.exe [option1] [option2] ... [optionX]

[OPTIONS]

/h Show help messages.
/rsmb Preserve all SMBIOS structures.
/ncb Program all non-critical blocks.
/clr Clear BIOS settings.
/ign Ignore BIOS version check.
/sn:nnnnnnn Update system serial number (up to 20 characters).
/csn:nnnnnnn Update chassis serial number (up to 20 characters).
/mtm:nnnnnnn Update machine type and model number (up to 20 characters).
/tag:nnnnnnn Update system asset tag (up to 25 characters).
/uuid The flash utility will generate an Universally Unique Identifier (UUID), replacing the one that is currently in the system.
/logo <filename> Change logo. The size of logo file after compression should be less than 8KB (the size of compressed logo file is displayed on the screen during the processing).
/cpu Update CPU microcode.
/reboot Automatic reboot after all requests done.
/pass:nnnnnnn Input current system password.
  • The following example shows how to update system asset tag number to "1234567" use command line:
    flash2.exe /tag:1234567
  • The following example shows how to update BIOS and update system asset tag number by one command:
    flash2.exe bios.rom /tag:1234567
  • The following example shows how to change the power-on logo.
    flash2.exe /logo:myfav.bmp

Note: A flash update image using these program options should be tested carefully before widespread usage.


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  • Last Updated :27.08.2014
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