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BIOS Update Bootable CD for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad L430, L530

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BIOS Update Bootable CD

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README for BIOS Update Bootable CD

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Windows XP (32-bit)
2.61
5/15/2014

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

The BIOS Update CD can boot the computer disregarding the operating systems and update the UEFI 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

Note :

  • This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.
  • Please create the CD/DVD from the ISO image file and install it. The contents of the BIOS Update CD cannot be shown by Windows Explorer.

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

Contents
Supported ThinkPad Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Summary of changes
Notes
Creating the BIOS update disc
Update UEFI BIOS
Initializing UEFI BIOS
Determining which version is installed
Known limitations

 

Supported ThinkPad Systems
  • L430, L530
Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 32-bit, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 32-bit, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
Summary of Changes

Where:

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

Version 2.61
UEFI: 2.61 / ECP: 1.14

  • (New) Updated the Diagnostics module to version 2.03.00.
  • (New) Improved the UEFI BIOS security feature.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where UEFI KeyShiftState was not correctly returned for some keys.
  • (Fix) Fix an issue where the Startup interrupt menu might not work.
  • (Fix) Fix an issue where the computer was not booted when the multi-LUN mass
    storage type of USB hard disk was attached to the computer.

Version 2.60
UEFI: 2.60 / ECP: 1.14

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the DHCP Option 97 (UUID) was not available in UEFI  PXE boot.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the USB BIOS might not be enabled if disabled with  the previous UEFI BIOS version.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where wireless device setting might not be kept correctly.

Version 2.58
UEFI: 2.58 / ECP: 1.14

  • (New) Added support for new wireless devices.
  • (Fix) Fixed Help message on Intel TXT Feature in ThinkPad Setup menu.

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 the UEFI BIOS has been updated to version 2.56 or higher, it is no longer able to roll back to the version before 2.56 for degrading security function.
  • If the UEFI BIOS has been updated to version 2.50 or higher, it is no longer able to roll back to the version before 2.50 because the new 10-digit part
    number and serial number format was once installed. The old UEFI BIOS with the 7-digit part number and serial number format can not handle the 10-digit
    format.
  • Lenovo recommends to use initial factory default of "OS Optimized Defaults" in Restart menu in ThinkPad Setup because this setting should not be changed for usual case.
  • Be aware that the OS Optimized Defaults option in the Restart menu of ThinkPad Setup should not be normally changed. Lenovo recommends to use the factory
    default setting for it, as follows.
  • OS Optimized Defaults
    - For Windows 8.1/8 64-bit Preload models [Enabled]
    - For Windows 8.1/8 32-bit, Windows 7 or Windows XP [Disabled]
  • To install Windows 8.1/8 32-bit, Windows 7 or Windows XP, the OS Optimized
    Defaults option should be [Disabled].
  • If the OS Optimized Defaults setting is changed, Setup Default by the F9 key will not load the same default configuration, as follows. Furthermore, by the
    condition of Operating System installation, the computer may not be booted due to the setting change.
  • If your computer runs satisfactorily now, you have no need to change the OS
    Optimized Defaults option. If you need to change the setting, consider well
    the effect of the setting change.
    Affected Setup menu items UEFI BIOS
    "OS Optimized Defaults" setting [Disabled] case [Enabled] case
    Security

     

    • UEFI BIOS Update Option
      • Secure RollBack Prevention
    [Disabled] [Enabled]
    • Secure Boot
      • Secure Boot

    [Disabled]

    [Enabled]
    Startup

     

    • UEFI/Legacy Boot
    • UEFI/Legacy Boot Priority
    • CSM Support
    [Both]
    [Legacy First]
    [Yes]
    [UEFI Only]
    (Not displayed)
    [No]
  • By the OS to be newly installed, you need to change the OS Optimized Defaults option, and load default configuration.
    1. Enter the ThinkPad Setup menu by following steps in [Checking On ThinkPad
      Setup] in the DETERMINING WHICH VERSION IS INSTALLED section.
    2. Select Restart, then select OS Optimized Defaults and press Enter.
    3. Select the following setting and press Enter.
      [Enabled] (for Windows 8.1/8 64-bit)
      [Disabled] (for Windows 8.1/8 32-bit, Windows 7 or Windows XP)
    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.
      The computer will be restarted automatically.
  • Lenovo recommends to install the USB 3.0 driver for Windows (Version 1.4.0.225 or higher) prior to updating the UEFI BIOS. Because the UEFI BIOS requires the modification in the USB 3.0 driver to fix USB 3.0 related issues.

    (Caution)
    If both the Secure Boot option is Enabled and UEFI Secure Boot in the Main
    menu of ThinkPad Setup is shown as Off, restoring Factory Keys is needed. Do
    the following to restore Factory Keys.
    1. Enter the ThinkPad Setup menu by following steps in [Checking On ThinkPad
      Setup] in the DETERMINING WHICH VERSION IS INSTALLED section.
    2. Select Security, then select Secure Boot.
    3. Select Restore Factory Keys, and press Enter.
    4. Select Yes to restore Factory keys.
    5. Press the F10 key to save configuration and exit.
    6. Select Yes.
      The computer will be restarted automatically.
  • To enable 30 Day standby feature of ThinkVantage Power Manager, system have to disable waking computer by network adapters and USB devices. Please uncheck "Allow this device to wake the computer" checkbox in Power Management tab for each devices in Device Manager.
  • 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.
  • To boot the computer from the BIOS Update CD, you should have any one of the following types of optical drives.
    • ThinkPad internal
    • USB
  • Any types of other optical device like ExpressCard device are not supported.
  • The contents of the BIOS Update CD can not be shown by Windows Explorer.
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 UEFI BIOS

Notes:

  • If the UEFI BIOS has been updated to version 2.56 or higher, it is no longer able to roll back to the version before 2.56 for degrading security function.
  • If the UEFI BIOS has been updated to version 2.50 or higher, it is no longer able to roll back to the version before 2.50 because the new 10-digit part
    number and serial number format was once installed. The old UEFI BIOS with the 7-digit part number and serial number format can not handle the 10-digit
    format.
  • If your computer runs satisfactorily now, it may not be necessary to update the BIOS. To determine if you should update UEFI BIOS, refer to the Version Information section.
  • You need an AC adapter, a charged battery pack and any one of the following types of optical drives.
    • ThinkPad internal
    • USB
  • Remove the Power-on password prior to updating the UEFI BIOS in the remote deployment environments.

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 the target computer.
  2. Make sure your ThinkPad computer has an optical drive installed.

[Windows 8/8.1]

  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 and Windows XP]

  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Turn on the computer.
  3. Go to the step 7.
  1. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter" message is displayed at the lower-left area or lower-center of the screen, press the F12 key.
    Boot Menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
  2. Insert the BIOS Update CD into the optical drive.
  3. Select ATAPI CD0 or USB CD to set up the boot drive.
    ATAPI CD0: when using the ThinkPad internal optical drive
    USB CD: when using a USB optical drive
    Then, the computer will be rebooted from the BIOS Update CD.
  4. Select Read this first from the menu and carefully read the information.
  5. Press the Esc key to return to the menu.
  6. Select Update system program and follow the instructions on the screen.
  7. After the information panel appears, remove the BIOS Update CD from the
    optical drive then press the Enter key to restart the computer.

If it is the first time to apply the UEFI BIOS Version 2.03 (G3ET64WW) or higher, you should do the following procedure. This is needed only once.

[Windows 8/8.1]

  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 and Windows XP]

  1. Power off the computer.
  2. Power on the computer.
  3. Go to the step 18.
  1. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter" message is displayed at the lower-left area or lower-center area of the screen, press the F1 key. The ThinkPad Setup menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
  2. Choose "Security" then "Secure Boot" to show the menu.
  3. Select "Restore Factory Keys" and press Enter.
  4. Select "Yes" to restore Factory keys.
  5. Press F10 key and select "Yes" to save and exit from Setup menu. Then the computer is restarted.
Initializing UEFI BIOS

Note:
After initialization you may need to reapply some settings that you had changed previously.

UEFI BIOS Initialization is suggested for some problems. To initialize the UEFI BIOS settings:

[Windows 8/8.1]

  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 and Windows XP]

  1. Power off the computer.
  2. Power on the computer.
  3. Go to the step 5.
  1. 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 ThinkPad Setup menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
  2. Press the F9 key to load default configuration.
  3. Select Yes.
  4. Press the F10 key to save default configuration and exit.
  5. Select Yes.
  6. Restart the computer.

 

Determining Which Version is Installed

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

Checking on Windows

[Windows 8/8.1]

  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 ThinkPad Setup

[Windows 8/8.1]

  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 and Windows XP]

  1. Turn off the computer.
  2. Turn on the computer.
  3. Go to the step 5.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Turn off the computer.

The following versions of UEFI BIOS and ECP (Embedded Controller Program) have been released to date.

Package UEFI BIOS
ECP
Release
2.61 2.61 (G3ETA1WW)
1.14 (G3HT40WW) Current Release
2.60 2.60 (G3ETA0WW) 
1.14 (G3HT40WW) g3uj17us.iso
g3uj17uc.txt
2.58 2.58 (G3ET98WW) 
1.14 (G3HT40WW) g3uj16us.iso
g3uj16uc.txt
2.57 2.57 (G3ET97WW)
1.14 (G3HT40WW) g3uj15us.iso
g3uj15uc.txt
2.56 2.56 (G3ET96WW) 
1.14  (G3HT40WW) g3uj14us.iso
g3uj14uc.txt
2.54 2.54 (G3ET94WW) 
1.14  (G3HT40WW) g3uj13us.iso
g3uj13uc.txt
2.53 2.53 (G3ET93WW) 1.13 (G3HT39WW) g3uj12us.iso
g3uj12uc.txt
2.52 2.52 (G3ET92WW) 1.13 (G3HT39WW) g3uj11us.iso
g3uj11uc.txt
2.51 2.51 (G3ET91WW) 1.13 (G3HT39WW) g3uj10us.iso
g3uj10uc.txt
2.50 2.50 (G3ET90WW)
1.13 (G3HT39WW) g3uj09us.iso
g3uj09uc.txt
2.07 2.07 (G3ET68WW)
1.13 (G3HT39WW) g3uj08uc.iso
g3uj08uc.txt
2.04 2.04 (G3ET65WW)
1.13  (G3HT39WW) g3uj06uc.iso
g3uj06uc.txt
2.03 2.03 (G3ET64WW) 1.12 (G3HT38WW) g3uj05uc.iso
g3uj05uc.txt
1.11 1.11 (G3ET37WW) 1.10 (G3HT36WW) g3uj04uc.iso
g3uj04uc.txt
1.10 1.10 (G3ET36WW) 1.08 (G3HT34WW) g3uj03uc.iso
g3uj03uc.txt
1.08 1.08 (G3ET34WW) 1.06 (G3HT32WW) g3uj02uc.iso
g3uj02uc.txt
1.06 1.06 (G3ET32WW) 1.04 (G3HT30WW) g3uj01uc.iso
g3uj01uc.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.