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BIOS Update Utility for Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad L412, L512

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1.39
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README for BIOS Update Utility

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1.39
4/29/2013

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.

Notes:.
- 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:
  • L412, L512

 

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

 

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 1.39
BIOS: 1.39 / ECP: 1.18

  • (New) Enhancement of security.

Version 1.38
BIOS: 1.38 / ECP: 1.18

  • (New) Updated CompuTrace ROM.

Version 1.37
BIOS: 1.37 / ECP: 1.18

  • [Important]  Added support for Microsoft Windows 8.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where incorrect Embedded Controller version was shown in SMBIOS Type 0 and 11.

Version 1.36
BIOS: 1.36 / ECP: 1.17

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the upper part of backlight of a specifc LCD might not work correctly.

Version 1.35
BIOS: 1.35 / ECP: 1.17

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer did not charge the battery when turning off the computer or starting the DOS once the PeakShift scheduler had been activated.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where Power Manager would show "charging" in battery status when the battery with battery firmware failure was attached to the computer.
  • (Fix) Added a fix for the "0x00000A0" error caused by the AMD Graphic Device Software version 8.813.0.0
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where keyboard beep might not work correctly.
  • (Fix) A DisplayPort Link Failure message was shown on the screen when a DisplayPort monitor was attached to the AMD graphics model and the monitor did not work.

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

 

Notes
  • If you encounter system hang, try to remove the AC adapter and battery from the computer and then attach them to the computer again, then see how it works.
  • If you use Windows Vista, before applying this BIOS into the system, you should install Windows Vista KB 937500.
    Please click here for the information on KB937500 which is located on 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 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 and a charged battery pack.
  • If your computer is attached to any kind of 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 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 administrative privileges 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.

 

Unattended Update


Note: This is for system administrators' use 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

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, Windows vista, 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. 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

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.

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, Windows Vista, 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. Check BIOS Version and Embedded Controller Version.
  5. Turn off the computer.
Package BIOS ID
ECP ID
Release
1.39 1.39  (81ET63WW) 
1.18  (81HT35WW) Current release
1.38 1.38 (81ET62WW) 1.18 (81HT35WW) 81uj21us.exe
81uj21us.txt
1.37 1.37 (81ET61WW) 1.18 (81HT35WW) 81uj20us.exe
81uj20us.txt
1.36 1.36 (81ET60WW) 1.17 (81HT34WW) 81uj19us.exe
81uj19us.txt
1.35 1.35 (81ET59WW) 1.17 (81HT34WW) 81uj18us.exe
81uj18us.txt
1.33 1.33 (81ET57WW) 1.15 (81HT32WW) 81uj16us.exe
81uj16us.txt
1.30 1.30 (81ET54WW) 1.14 (81HT31WW) 81uj14us.exe
81uj14us.txt
1.29 1.29 (81ET53WW) 1.14 (81HT31WW) 81uj13us.exe
81uj13us.txt
1.28 1.28 (81ET52WW) 1.14 (81HT31WW) 81uj12us.exe
81uj12us.txt
1.27 1.27 (81ET51WW) 1.12 (81HT29WW) 81uj11us.exe
81uj11us.txt
1.25 1.25 (81ET49WW) 1.12 (81HT29WW) 81uj09us.exe
81uj09us.txt
1.24 1.24 (81ET48WW) 1.11 (81HT28WW) 81uj08us.exe
81uj08us.txt
1.21 1.21 (81ET45WW) 1.09 (81HT26WW) 81uj07us.exe
81uj07us.txt
1.20 1.20 (81ET44WW) 1.09 (81HT26WW) 81uj06us.exe
81uj06us.txt
1.19 1.19 (81ET43WW) 1.09 (81HT26WW) 81uj05us.exe
81uj05us.txt
1.16 1.16 (81ET40WW) 1.08 (81HT25WW) 81uj04us.exe
81uj04us.txt
1.14 1.14 (81ET38WW) 1.07 (81HT24WW) 81uj03us.exe
81uj03us.txt
1.07 1.07 (81ET31WW) 1.04 (81HT21WW) 81uj02us.exe
81uj02us.txt
1.04 1.04 (81ET28WW) 1.01 (81HT18WW)

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