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

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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".)

  • USB


  • 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 links below to obtain the BIOS and Embedded Controller files in other file formats:


Supported ThinkPad Systems
  • ThinkPad Helix


Supported Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1  64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8  64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7  32-bit, 64-bit


Summary of Changes


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

Version 1.27
 UEFI: 1.27 / ECP: 1.21

  • (New) Added support for WMI and ThinkPad Settings Capture/Playback Utility to change the Secure RollBack Prevention option in ThinkPad Setup.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer might not be booted after provisioning was done for Intel vPro.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where F9(Setup Defaults) and F10(Save and Exit) touch operations did not work in ThinkPad Setup in the UEFI BIOS version 1.23 and 1.24.


Additional Information

Please refer to the README file for the following:

  • Installation Instructions
  • Determining Which Version is Installed
  • Complete list of summary of changes
  • Known limitations (if any)