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Intel Management Engine Firmware 8.1 for Windows 8.1 (64-bit), 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad

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Intel Management Engine Firmware 8.1

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Windows 7 (32-bit)
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Windows 8 (64-bit)
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Windows XP (32-bit)
8.1.55.1506
6/10/2014
README for Intel Management Engine Firmware 8.1

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Windows 7 (32-bit)
Windows 7 (64-bit)
Windows 8 (32-bit)
Windows 8 (64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Windows XP (32-bit)
8.1.55.1506
6/10/2014

This package provides the update utility of the following Intel Management Engine software.

  • Management Engine Firmware

 

Contents
Supported ThinkPad Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Summary of Changes
Installation Instructions
Determining which Version is Installed

 

Supported ThinkPad systems

Supported ThinkPad systems:

  • Helix
  • T430, T430i, T430s, T430si, T431s
  • T530, T530i
  • W530
  • X1 Carbon (Type 34xx), X1 Helix, X1 Helix 3G
  • X230, X230i, X230 Tablet, X230i Tablet, X230s
Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 32-bit, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 SP3
Summary of Changes

Where:

  • <   > Firmware version number 
  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

Version 8.1.55.1506

  • (New) Added support for HDCP 2.2 used by Intel WiDi.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where Intel ME LAN ARP replied Broadcast instead of Unicast.

Version 8.1.52.1496

  • (Fix) Fixed and issue where provisioning with PKI failed when the DNS infrastructure was implemented with an FQDN that ended with a trailing dot.
  • (Fix) Specified the machine types of ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Machine types: 34xx).

Version 8.1.51.1471

  • [Important] Added support for Microsoft Windows 8.1.

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

Notes
  • Updating Management Engine firmware while Microsoft BitLocker drive encryption is enabled will cause subsequent boots of the encrypted drive to fail. If you are using BitLocker, refer to BitLocker help for information on how to temporarily disable BitLocker before updating your Management Engine firmware.
Installation Instructions

Notes:

Manual Update

This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.

[Downloading file]

  1. Select 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 account on the target computer
  2. Locate the file name where the file was downloaded.
  3. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click/double-tap it. The file name ends with WW.EXE for Windows 7, 8 and XP 32-bit, XP64.EXE for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  5. In the Select Destination Location window, select Next. If you would like to select a different folder, select Browse.
  6. In the Ready to Install window, click Install. All the necessary files will be extracted to the folder selected in the step 10.

[Installing files]

  1. Open a Command Prompt with the following steps.
    [Windows 8 or later]
    [Mouse and Keyboard]
    1. Hold down the Windows logo key and press X to open a menu at the lower-left area of the screen.
    2. Click Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu, and select "Yes".
    [Touch]
    1. From the Start screen, select Desktop.
    2. Open a Windows Explorer and select the C drive.
    3. Select b, and select Open command prompt > Open command prompt as administrator.
    [Windows 7]
    1. Open the Start menu, type cmd in the search box and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
    [Windows XP]
    1. Open the Start menu, select Run.
    2. Type RUNAS /USER:administrator cmd.exe and press Enter.
    3. Enter the Administrator password.
  2. In the Command Prompt, type the following command and press Enter.
    [Path where the files were extracted]\MEUPDATE.CMD
    Example: C:\DRIVERS\WIN\ME\MEUPDATE.CMD
  3. Read the warning on the display, and press Y or N. If you press Y, ME updating will progress.
  4. Read the notice on the display, and press Enter. Wait for about 3 minutes until the message Update finished successfully.
    is displayed.
  5. Close the Command Prompt window, and then shut down the computer.

Finally delete the file saved in the step 4.

Determining which Version is Installed

To check the version of software, please perform the following steps:

  1. Open the Command Prompt as administrator.
    [Windows 8 or later]
    [Mouse and Keyboard]
    1. Hold down the Windows logo key and press X to open a menu at the lower-left area of the screen.
    2. Click Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu, and select "Yes".
    [Touch]
    1. From the Start screen, select Desktop.
    2. Open a Windows Explorer and select the C drive.
    3. Select b, and select Open command prompt > Open command prompt as administrato
    [Windows 7]
    1. Open the Start menu, type cmd in the search box and press Ctrl+Shift+Enter.
    [Windows XP]
    1. Open the Start menu, select Run.
    2. Type RUNAS /USER:administrator cmd.exe and press Enter.
    3. Enter the Administrator password.
  2. In the Command Prompt, type the following command and press Enter.
    [Path where the files were extracted]\MEInfoWin.exe
    Example: C:\DRIVERS\WIN\ME\MEInfoWin.exe
    The following information will be displayed.

    Example:

    Intel® MEInfo Version: 8.1.40.1456
    Copyright(C) 2005-2013, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Intel® Manageability and Security Application code versions:
    BIOS Version: G1ET98WW (2.58 )
    MEBx Version: 8.0.0.0069
    Gbe Version: 1.3
    VendorID: 8086
    PCH Version: 4
    FW Version: 8.1.52.1496 <==
    UNS Version: Not Available
    LMS Version: 9.5.10.1628
    MEI Driver Version: 9.5.15.1730
  3. Note FW Version, and refer to the Determining Which Version is Installed section to check the installed version.

    If you see any errors, check Device Manager to see if the following device drivers are installed on the system:

    System devices
    Intel® Management Engine Interface

    If not installed, install using the following packages: