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BIOS Update (Bootable CD) for Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad T510, T510i

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README for BIOS Update Bootable CD

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10/29/2012

This package provides the ISO image file of BIOS which is compatible with CD/DVD/BD writing software to create the CD/DVD/BD for the BIOS update. Hereafter the CD/DVD/BD for the BIOS update is called as "BIOS Update CD".

The BIOS Update CD can boot the computer disregarding the operating systems and update the BIOS (including system program and Embedded Controller program) stored in the ThinkPad computer to fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.

For that purpose, it is necessary to have the CD/DVD/BD writing software (with CD/DVD/BD creation function from the ISO image file) prepared separately.

Also, any one of the following types of CD-RW, CD-RW & DVD Combo, DVD, DVD Multi, BD or other optical drives should be prepared. (Hereafter these drives are called as "optical drive".)
- ThinkPad internal
- USB
- Ultrabay installed in the Docking Station

Notes:

  • This package is compiled into an ISO format, which is compatible with CD writing software such as RecordNow!(*), and writable to a CD-R or a CD-RW disc.
  • If your RecordNow! CD writing program does not have a "Burn Image" entry, please upgrade RecordNow!

Use the links below to obtain the BIOS and Embedded Controller files in other file formats:

 

Contents
Supported ThinkPad Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Summary of Changes
Notes
Creating the BIOS update disc
Update the BIOS
Initializing the BIOS
Determining which version is installed
Known limitations
Memory map information

 

Supported ThinkPad Systems
  • T510, T510i

 

Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8 32-bit, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit and 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3

 

Summary of Changes

Where:

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

Version 1.52
BIOS: 1.52 / ECP: 1.21

  • [Important] Added support for Microsoft Windows 8.
  • (New) Added support for the function to disable & unconfigure AMT via WMI.
  • (New) Updated CompuTrace ROM.

Version 1.51
BIOS: 1.51 / ECP: 1.21

  • (New) Added support for the disabling feature of Wireless LAN Controller Link.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that might shut down the computer by disabling the Intel (R) AMT Control option in the BIOS Setup.
    Note: For fix this issue, update Intel AMT 6.2 Management Engine Firmware to version 6.2.30.1040 or higher.

Version 1.50
BIOS: 1.50 / ECP: 1.21 & 1.21

  • (New) Updated Intel MEBx.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where it was not possible to type "P" (capital P) via SOL (Serial Over LAN) session.

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

Notes
  1. You should install the CD/DVD/BD writing software which supports CD/DVD/BD creation function from the ISO image file to create the BIOS Update CD.
  2. To boot the computer from the BIOS Update CD, you should have any one of the following types of optical drives.
    • ThinkPad internal
    • USB
    • Ultrabay installed in the Docking Station
  3. Any types of PC Card, CardBus PC Card or ExpressCard optical drive are not supported.
  4. To boot the computer from the BIOS Update CD, you may need to change the boot device setting in your ThinkPad computer. Refer to the "Prepare boot device" section in this document.
  5. The contents of the BIOS Update CD can not be shown by Windows Explorer.
  6. 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.
  7. 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" panel, click on View installed updates.
    4. Verify that KB937500 is included in the list of installed updates.

 

Creating the BIOS update CD

This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.

[Downloading file]

  1. Click once on 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 the Save button.
  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.

[Creating BIOS Update CD]

  1. Prepare a computer with an optical drive installed and a blank CD/DVD/BD disc, and make sure the CD/DVD/BD writing software is installed into the computer.
  2. Locate the folder where the file was downloaded.
  3. Locate the file ending in ".ISO" that was downloaded, then double-click it. A writing software will open.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish writing and complete creating BIOS Update CD.

Finally delete the file saved in the step 4.

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 Determining Which Version is Installed section.
  • You need an AC adapter, a charged battery pack and any one of the following types of optical drives.
    • ThinkPad internal
    • USB
    • Ultrabay installed in the Docking Station
  • Remove the Power-on password prior to updating the BIOS in the RDM (Remote Deployment Manager) or similar environment.

Attention:
Do not turn off, suspend the computer or remove the BIOS UPDATE CD 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
  1. Firmly connect the AC adapter to your ThinkPad computer.
  2. Make sure it has an optical drive installed.

[Windows 8]

  1. Turn on the computer to start Windows.
  2. Hold down the Windows logo key and press C to open the Charm bar on the screen.
  3. Select Settings, then Power from the menu.
  4. Select Reboot to restart the computer.

[Windows 7/Vista/XP]

  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 F12 key. Boot Menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears,type the correct password.
  4. Insert the BIOS Update CD into the optical drive.
  5. Select ATAPI CD0, USB CD or ATAPI CD1 to set up the boot drive.
    - ATAPI CD0: when using the ThinkPad internal optical drive
    - USB CD: when using a USB optical drive
    - ATAPI CD1: when using an Ultrabay optical drive installed in the Docking Station
    Then, the computer will be rebooted from the BIOS Update CD.
  6. Select Read this first from the menu and carefully read the information.
  7. Press the Esc key to return to the menu.
  8. Select Update system program and follow the instructions on the screen.
  9. After the information panel appears, remove the BIOS Update CD from the optical drive then press the Enter key to restart the computer.
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:

[Windows 8]

  1. Turn on the computer to start Windows.
  2. Hold down the Windows logo key and press C to open the Charm bar on the screen.
  3. Select Settings, then Power from the menu.
  4. Select Reboot to restart the computer.

[Windows 7/Vista/XP]

  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.

 

Determining Which Version is Installed

There are two ways to check the BIOS version and BIOS ID.

Checking on Windows

[Windows 8]

  1. Hold down the Windows logo key and press X to open a menu at the lower-left area of the screen.
  2. Select Control Panel from the menu.
  3. Make sure "View by Category" is selected, and select System and Security, select Administrative Tools, and then select System Information.
    - or -
    Select Run from the menu.
  4. Type msinfo32 , and press Enter.
  5. On the "System Information" window, make sure System Summary is selected in the left side of the window.
  6. Locate the BIOS version/date line in the right side of the window. "LENOVO BIOS ID (BIOS version), date" will be shown.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.

[Windows 7/Vista]

  1. Click Start, click All Programs or Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools and then click System Information.
    - or -
    Click Start, type msinfo32 in the Start Search box and then click msinfo32 in the Programs list.
  2. On the "System Information" window, make sure System Summary is selected in the left side of the window.
  3. Locate the BIOS version/date line in the right side of the window. "LENOVO BIOS ID (BIOS version), date" will be shown.

If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.

[Windows XP]

  1. Click Start, click All programs, click Accessories, click System Tools and then click System Information.
    - or -
    Click Start, click Run, type msinfo32 in the Open box and then click OK.
  2. On the "System Information" window, make sure System Summary is selected in the left side of the window.
  3. Locate the BIOS version/date line in the right side of the window. "LENOVO BIOS ID (BIOS version), date" will be shown.
Checking on BIOS Setup

[Windows 8]

  1. Turn on the computer to start Windows.
  2. Hold down the Windows logo key and press C to open the Charm bar on the screen.
  3. Select Settings, then Power from the menu.
  4. Select Reboot to restart the computer.

[Windows 7/Vista/XP]

  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. "BIOS version (BIOS ID)" will be shown on the BIOS Version line.
  5. Turn off the computer.

Each version of the ThinkPad BIOS Update Utility contains the following system program (BIOS) and the Embedded Controller program (ECP). The BIOS Version and the and the the Embedded Controller version number can be viewed by entering the BIOS Setup Utility.

Package BIOS ECP Release
1.52 1.52 (6MET92WW) 1.52 (6MET92WW) Current Release
1.21 (8UHT46WW)
1.51 1.50 (6MET91WW) 1.21 (6MHT46WW) 6muj30uc.iso
6muj30uc.txt
1.21 (8UHT46WW)
1.50 1.50 (6MET90WW) 1.21 (6MHT46WW) 6muj29uc.iso
6muj29uc.txt
1.21 (8UHT46WW)
1.49 1.49 (6MET89WW) 1.21 (6MHT46WW) 6muj28uc.iso
6muj28uc.txt
1.21 (8UHT46WW)
1.48 1.48 (6MET88WW) 1.21 (6MHT46WW) 6muj27uc.iso
6muj27uc.txt
1.21 (8UHT46WW)
1.47 1.47 (6MET87WW) 1.21 (6MHT46WW) 6muj26uc.iso
6muj26uc.txt
1.21 (8UHT46WW)
1.46 1.46 (6MET86WW) 1.20 (6MHT45WW) 6muj25uc.iso
6muj25uc.txt
1.20 (8UHT45WW)
1.45 1.44 (6MET84WW) 1.19 (6MHT44WW) 6muj24uc.iso
6muj24uc.txt
1.19 (8UHT44WW)
1.44 1.44 (6MET84WW) 1.19 (6MHT44WW) 6muj23uc.iso
6muj23uc.txt
1.19 (8UHT44WW)
1.43 1.43 (6MET83WW) 1.19 (6MHT44WW) 6muj22uc.iso
6muj22uc.txt
1.41 1.41 (6MET81WW) 1.18 (6MHT43WW) 6muj20uc.iso
6muj20uc.txt
1.35 1.35 (6MET75WW) 1.17 (6MHT42WW) 6muj19uc.iso
6muj19uc.txt
1.32 1.32 (6MET72WW) 1.15 (6MHT40WW) 6muj18uc.iso
6muj18uc.txt
1.27 1.27 (6MET64WW) 1.14 (6MHT39WW) 6muj17uc.iso
6muj17uc.txt
1.24-1.13 1.24 (6MET61WW) 1.13 (6MHT38WW) 6muj16uc.iso
6muj16uc.txt
1.19-1.11 1.19 (6MET56WW) 1.11 (6MHT36WW) 6muj14uc.iso
6muj14uc.txt
1.18-1.10 1.18 (6MET55WW) 1.10 (6MHT35WW) 6muj13uc.iso
6muj13uc.txt
1.15-1.09 1.15 (6MET52WW) 1.09 (6MHT34WW) 6muj11uc.iso
6muj11uc.txt
1.12-1.08 1.12 (6MET49WW) 1.08 (6MHT33WW) 6muj09uc.iso
6muj09uc.txt
1.05-1.07 1.05 (6MET42WW) 1.07 (6MHT32WW) 6muj08uc.iso
6muj08uc.txt
1.05-1.02 1.05 (6MET42WW) 1.02 (6MHT28WW) 6muj03uc.iso
6muj03uc.txt
1.02-1.01 1.02 (6MET39WW) 1.01 (6MHT28WW) 6muj01uc.iso
6muj01uc.txt

 

Known Limitations
  • After backing up a Windows XP system to a hard drive connected to the e-SATA port through Rescue and Recovery, when attempting to restore the backup image from the e-SATA hard drive through Rescue and Recovery, a blue screen error occurs. Rescue and Recovery can not access the e-SATA hard drive.
Memory map information
Reserved area

The following conventional memory addresses are reserved by the BIOS and others.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD model

  • C0000-CFFFF : Reserved for Video BIOS
  • D0000-D1FFF : Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet (*a)
  • DD000-DFFFF : Reserved for USB BIOS (*b)
  • E0000-FFFFF : Reserved for System BIOS

NVIDIA NVS 3100M model

  • C0000-CF5FF : Reserved for Video BIOS
  • CF800-D17FF : Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet (*a)
  • DD000-DFFFF : Reserved for USB BIOS (*b)
  • 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.
  • b: This area becomes free by disabling the USB BIOS Option ROM option under Config and USB in the BIOS Setup Utility. This choice will disable booting from USB device and other USB BIOS features.
Usable area

The following memory address can be used by the memory manager such as EMM386.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD model

  • D2000-DCFFF

NVIDIA NVS 3100M model

  • D1800-DCFFF

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.


  • Alias ID: MIGR-74267, MIGR-74267-KR
  • Document ID:DS014891
  • Last Updated :6/23/2014
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