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BIOS update utility for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad Edge E330

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BIOS Update Utility

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Windows 7 (32-bit)
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1.14
8/9/2012
README for BIOS Update Utility

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Windows 7 (32-bit)
Windows 7 (64-bit)
1.14
8/9/2012

This package updates 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.

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

 

Contents
Supported ThinkPad System
Supported Operating Systems
Summary of Changes
Updating the UEFI BIOS
Initializing UEFI BIOS
Determining which version is installed
Memory map information

 

Supported ThinkPad system
  • Edge E330

 

Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)

 

Summary of Changes

Where:

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

 

Version 1.14

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that no display after changing graphics mode to integrated display in BIOS setup.
  • (Fix) Added support for Lenovo V480s.

Version 1.11

  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that dGpu power on issue.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that "Change to F1-F12 keys" function fail. 
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that can't power issue with Sanyo battery.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that On SBA platform, after insert battery,system will hang on POST if user pressing power for 5 seconds.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that SATA commands error on IDE mode.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that AOU function for S5 power is transferred.
  • (New) Added support for F1 F12 swap enabled function.
  • (New) Added support for EN25Q32B and EN25Q64 flash parts.

Version 1.06

  • (New) Initial release for ThinkPad Edge E330.

 

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

 

Updating the UEFI BIOS

Notes:

  • If your computer runs satisfactorily now, it may not be necessary to update the UEFI BIOS. To determine if you should update the UEFI BIOS, refer to the Determining which version installed section.
  • You need an AC adapter and a charged battery pack.
  • Remove the Power-on password prior to updating the UEFI BIOS in the Remote Deployment Manager environments.

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 UEFI 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 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 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:

  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.

 

Determining Which Version is Installed

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

Checking on Windows

[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.

 

Checking the Lenovo Setup
  1. Turn of the computer.
  2. Turn on the computer.
  3. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press the OKR 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 UEFI BIOS Version line and Embedded Controller Version line. "UEFI BIOS version (BIOS ID)" will be shown on the UEFI BIOS Version line.
  5. 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
1.14 1.14  (H3ET31WW) 1.10  (H3EC27WW) Current release
1.11 1.11  (H3ET28WW) 
1.10  (H3EC27WW) h3uj03ww.exe
h3uj03ww.txt
1.06 1.06  (H3ET23WW) 1.06  (H3EC23WW)
h3uj01ww.exe
h3uj01ww.txt

 

 

Memory map information
Reserved area

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

  • C0000-CFFFF : Reserved for Video BIOS
  • D0000-D0FFF : Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet (*a)
  • E0000-FFFFF : Reserved for System BIOS

*a: This area will be released in case of Ethernet LAN Option ROM was NOT used at system boot.

Usable area

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

  • D0000-DFFFF or D1000-DFFFF (*b)

*b: Memory address will be changed to D1000-DFFFF when Ethernet LAN Option ROM was used at system boot.

Note:
Certain addresses in this area will be reserved for optional devices by Operating Systems. The addresses vary and depend on the design of each Operating System.