Use the link below to obtain the BIOS in other file formats:
(New) Supports Microsoft Windows 7. (addition)
(Fix) The computer with RICOH CardBus Controller has slow data transfer performance.
(Fix) The computer may hang while formatting CardBus ATA drive on Windows Vista 64-bit SP1. (BIOS)
(Fix) WOL(Wake on LAN) may fail. (BIOS)
(New) 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)
(Fix) The process of Fingerprint authentication at power-on was improved. (BIOS)
(Fix) Memory address more than 4GB can't be accessed under Vista WindowsPE. (BIOS)
(Fix) Intermittent errors, such as device unrecognized, may occur at wake-up after BIOS configuration was changed in BIOS Setup during hibernation. (BIOS)
(Fix) A Post error may intermittently occur at wake-up from hibernation after ThinkPad BIOS Setting for Windows was run. (BIOS)
(Fix) This BIOS contains a workaround of resolution change issue. When using an Intel Graphics model on a minidock with an external monitor set to SXGA, the resolution will intermittently be changed in certain docking/undocking situations switch to XGA. (BIOS)
(New) The firmware version of TPM chip was upped to 1.2.0B.0D. (BIOS)
Note: BIOS update on the PC with Revision 0D TPM chip and with 7JET25WW BIOS or later versions to 7JET24WW or older versions is inhibited. (Fix) The data transfer rate is extremely slow using IBA(Intel Boot Agent) PXE protocol. (BIOS)
(Fix) An error may happen on updating the BIOS. (BIOS)
(Fix) Provided BIOS level solution for the issue of extended video model disabled after undock/dock operation. (BIOS)
(Fix) Fingerprint authentication fails once at power-on time, power-on password prompt appears immediately. (BIOS)
(Fix) Even if the password was not actually changed under CSS (Client Security Solution), a message showing it being
changed may appear and authentication may be failed even by entering the password. (BIOS)
(Fix) The CPU clock may down during charging the battery. (EC)
([Important] This BIOS contains a critical processor microcode update to improve system reliability. Lenovo highly recommends that you apply this BIOS update.
(New) Upgraded to the latest microcode update for Intel Core 2 processor. (BIOS)
([Important] (On Windows Vista only) The computer may stop booting from the hard disk drive with the following message. (BIOS)
2100: Initialization error on HDD0 (Main hard disk drive) (Fix) The system may fail to boot from an optical drive. (BIOS)
(New) Support for Windows Vista. (BIOS)
(Fix) Noise can be heard when using the Tablet Pen in battery mode. (BIOS)
(Fix) "SATA Controller Mode Option" is changed to "Compatibility" when the system boots up without a primary HDD. (BIOS)
(Fix) SMBIOS structure which represents modem jack (RJ-11) is not shown. (BIOS)
(New) Add "Intel(R) Virtualization Technology" option in BIOS Setup Utility if CPU is capable of the feature. (BIOS)
(Fix) (MultiTouch model only) Touch Panel and Digitizer can intermittently become unfunctional after repeated suspend/resume. (BIOS)
(Fix) DOS boot fails from a USB HDD with EMM386.EXE. (BIOS)
(Fix) POST error 1804 may appear at system power-on with a USB device attached. (BIOS)
(New) Support for ThinkPad X60 Tablet.
ThinkPad Configuration utility must be installed prior to updating the BIOS. Remove the Power-on password prior to updating the BIOS in RDM (Remote Deployment Manager) environment or similar environment.
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.
Print these instructions or display on another computer.
Firmly connect the AC adapter to the computer.
Start Windows 7 32-bit, Vista 32-bit, XP and logon with administrative privileges on the target computer.
7juj13us.exe to extract it to your hard drive. The default location is C:\DRIVERS\FLASH\7juj13us. For Windows 7 and Vista, click
Start, select All Programs, select Accessories, then click Run... For Windows XP, click Start, then click Run... Specify WINUPTP.EXE with the full path name where you saved the package, then click OK. Example:
C:\DRIVERS\FLASH\7juj13us\WINUPTP.EXE Follow the instructions on the screen.
Update ThinkPad BIOS and follow the instructions on the screen. 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.
Attention: Do not turn off or suspend the system until the update has been completed. If you turn off or suspend the system while the update is still in progress, the system board may have to be replaced. Unattended Update
This procedure is intended only for system administrators. The BIOS is updated without any user interaction.
Refer to the Manual Update section, and download and extract the files.
At the command line, execute
WINUPTP.EXE with the -S option. Example: C:\DRIVERS\FLASH\7juj13us\WINUPTP.EXE -s
To view the update result, refer to the
WINUPTP.log file created at the same directory of the package.
BIOS Initialization is suggested for some problems. To initialize the BIOS settings:
Turn on the system.
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 you have set a supervisor password, the BIOS Setup Utility menu appears after you enter the password.
F9 key to load default configuration. Select
Yes. Press the
F10 key to save default configuration and exit. Select
Yes. Restart the computer.
Each version of the ThinkPad BIOS Update Utility contains the following system program (BIOS) and the Embedded Controller program. The BIOS Version and the and the the Embedded Controller version number can be viewed by entering the BIOS Setup Utility. After initialization you may need to reapply some settings that you had changed previously.
After the initialization has been completed, the system restarts automatically.
Turn on the system.
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.
Check BIOS Version and Embedded Controller Version.
Turn off the system.
The following conventional memory addresses are reserved by the system program (BIOS) and others.
C0000-CE7FF: Reserved for Video BIOS
CE800-D07FF: Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet (*1)
DC000-DFFFF: Reserved for USB BIOS (*2)
E0000-FFFFF: Reserved for System BIOS
(*1) 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.
(*2) 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.
The following memory address can be used by the memory manager such as EMM386.
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.