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BIOS Update Utility for Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad Edge E420, Edge E425, Edge E520 and Edge E525

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1.26/1.14/1.06
8/27/2013
README for BIOS Update Utility

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Windows 8 (64-bit)
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1.26/1.14/1.06
8/27/2013

This package updates 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.

Note:

  • This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.

Use the link below to obtain the BIOS in other file formats:

 

Contents
Supported ThinkPad Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Summary of Changes
Notes
Updating the BIOS
Initializing the BIOS
Determining which version is installed

 

Supported ThinkPad systems
  • Edge E420, Edge E425
  • Edge E520, Edge E525
Supported Operating systems
  • Windows 8 32-bit, 64-bit (ThinkPad Edge E420, E425, E520, E525)
  • Windows 7 32-bit, 64-bit (ThinkPad Edge E420, E425, E520, E525)
  • Windows XP Professional SP3 (ThinkPad Edge E420, E520)
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
ThinkPad Edge E420, E520

Version 1.26-1.13
BIOS: 1.25 / EC: 1.13

  • (New) Updated the CPU microcode.
  • (Fix) Corrected the help message for enabling the microphone in the BIOS Setup.

Version 1.25-1.13
BIOS: 1.25 / EC: 1.13

  • (Fix) Fix an issue where Startup Interrupt Menu might be displayed at restart after updating the BIOS.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where TVSU might not work.

Version 1.24-1.12
BIOS: 1.24/ EC: 1.12

  • (Fix) Fix an issue where the correct version of embedded controller might not be displayed.
  • (Fix) Fix an issue where the correct version of BIOS might not be displayed.

Version 1.23-1.12
BIOS: 1.22 / EC: 1.12

  • (Fix) Fix an issue of brightness keys (F7 & F8) after video driver update.

Version 1.22-1.12
BIOS: 1.22 / EC: 1.12

  • (Fix) Fix an issue of read/write data on SATA compatibility mode.

Version 1.21-1.12
BIOS: 1.21 / EC: 1.12

  • (Fix) Fix an issue of external keyboard characters "#,<,>".
ThinkPad Edge E425, E525

Version 1.14-1.04
BIOS: 1.14 / EC: 1.04

  • (New) Update of CompuTrace ROM.

Version 1.12-1.04
BIOS: 1.12 / EC: 1.04

  • (Fix) Fix an issue where the correct version of embedded controller might not be displayed.
  • (Fix) Fix an issue where the correct version of BIOS might not be displayed.
  • (Fix) Fix an issue where garbage might appear on the screen.

Version 1.10-1.04
BIOS: 1.10 / EC: 1.04

  • (Fix) Improve a system power consumption during hibernation or shutdown.

Version 1.09-1.04
BIOS: 1.09 / EC: 1.04

  • (New) "F1-F12" (standard key/special key) handling tool is newly supported.
  • (Fix) Fix an issue of smart phone attached system boot.

Version 1.07-1.03
BIOS: 1.07 / EC: 1.03

  • (Fix) Fix for manufacture.
ThinkPad Edge E425, E525 Sabine Processor


Version 1.06-1.04
BIOS: 1.06 / EC: 1.04

  • (New) Update of CompuTrace ROM.

Version 1.04-1.04
BIOS: 1.04 / EC: 1.04

  • (Fix) Fix an issue where the correct version of embedded controller might not be displayed.
  • (Fix) Fix an issue where the correct version of BIOS might not be displayed.
  • (Fix) Fix an issue where garbage might appear on the screen.

Version 1.02-1.04
BIOS: 1.01 / EC: 1.04

  • (Fix) Improve a system power consumption during hibernation or shutdown.

Version 1.01-1.04
BIOS: 1.01 / EC: 1.04

  • (New) Initial release for ThinkPad Edge E425,E525 Sabine Processor.

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

Notes
  • Some BIOS settings might be changed back to the default after BIOS update. For example, the setting of SATA Controller Mode Option is changed from Compatibility to AHCI. In this case, you need to reapply some settings that you had changed previously.
  • If EC version cannot be updated correctly, please power off and detach/attach AC adapter and battery pack, and then boot.

 

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 Version Information section.
  • You need an AC adapter and a charged battery pack.
  • 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 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 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 folder 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.

Silent Update


Note: This procedure is intended only for system administrators. The BIOS is updated without any user interaction.

  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:

[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]

  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Turn on the computer.
  3. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter" 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 (or hold down the Fn key and press the F9 key) to load default configuration.
  5. Select Yes.
  6. Press the F10 key (or hold down the Fn key and press the F10 key) to save default configuration and exit.
  7. Select Yes.
  8. Restart the computer.

 

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 -
  1. Select Run from the menu.
  2. Type msinfo32, and press Enter.
  3. On the System Information window, make sure System Summary is selected in the left side of the window.
  4. 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]

  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.
  5. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter" message is displayed at the lower-left area or lower-center of the screen, press the F1 key. The ThinkPad Setup menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
  6. Locate the UEFI BIOS Version line and Embedded Controller Version line. "UEFI BIOS version (BIOS ID)" will be shown on the UEFI BIOS Version line.
  7. Turn off the computer.


[Windows 7 and Windows XP]

  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Turn on the computer.
  3. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter" 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 UEFI 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.

The following versions of BIOSes and ECPs (Embedded Controller Programs) have been released to date.

Package BIOS ID
ECP ID
Release
1.26 1.26 (8HET44WW) 1.13 (8HHT31WW) Current Release
1.25 1.25 (8HET43WW) 1.13 (8HHT30WW) 8huj16us.exe
8huj16us.txt
1.14 1.14  (8IET41WW) 1.04 (8IHT16WW)
1.06 1.06 (GBET06WW) 1.04 (8IHT16WW)
1.24 1.24 (8HET42WW) 1.12 (8HHT30WW) 8huj14us.exe
8huj14us.txt
1.12 1.12 (8IET39WW) 1.04 (8IHT16WW)
1.04 1.04 (GBET04WW) 1.04 (8IHT16WW)
1.23 1.22 (8HET41WW) 1.12 (8HHT30WW) 8huj11us.exe
8huj11us.txt
1.22 1.22 (8HET40WW) 1.12 (8HHT30WW) 8huj10us.exe
8huj10us.txt
1.10 1.10 (8HET37WW) 1.04 (8IHT16WW)
1.02 1.02 (GBET02WW) 1.04 (8IHT16WW)
1.22 1.22 (8HET40WW) 1.12 (8HHT30WW) 8huj09us.exe
8huj09us.txt
1.09 1.09 (8HET36WW) 1.04 (8IHT16WW)
1.01 1.01 (GBET01WW) 1.04 (8IHT16WW)
1.22 1.22 (8HET40WW) 1.12 (8HHT30WW) 8huj08us.exe
8huj08us.txt
1.21 1.21 (8HET39WW) 1.12 (8HHT30WW)
1.20 1.20 (8HET38WW) 1.12 (8HHT30WW) 8huj07us.exe
8huj07us.txt
1.09 1.09 (8HET36WW) 1.04 (8IHT16WW)
1.20 1.20 (8HET38WW) 1.12 (8HHT30WW) 8huj06us.exe
8huj06us.txt
1.07 1.07 (8HET34WW) 1.03 (8IHT15WW)
1.19 1.19 (8HET37WW) 1.11 (8HHT29WW) 8huj05us.exe
8huj05us.txt
1.07 1.07 (8HET34WW) 1.03 (8IHT15WW)
1.16 1.16 (8HET34WW) 1.10 (8HHT28WW) 8huj04us.exe
8huj04us.txt
1.07 1.07 (8IET34WW) 1.03 (8IHT15WW)
1.16 1.16 (8HET34WW) 1.10 (8HHT28WW) 8huj03us.exe
8huj03us.txt
1.06 1.16 (8IET33WW) 1.03 (8IHT15WW)
1.10 1.10 (8HET28WW) 1.07 (8HHT25WW) 8huj01us.exe
8huj01us.txt