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      BIOS update utility - ThinkPad X300

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      This BIOS Update Utility updates the BIOS (system program including the Embedded Controller (EC) program) stored in the ThinkPad system to fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.

      This release supports the following systems:
      - ThinkPad X300

      The following operating systems are supported:
      - Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit
      - Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit (*1)(*2)
      - Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit
      - Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit (*1)(*2)
      - Microsoft Windows XP (Home Edition and Professional)

      *1: Windows Vista and 7 64-bit support Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processors only.
      *2: If Windows 7 or Vista 64-bit is already installed on your system, then you must use the BIOS Update CD for the BIOS update.
      This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.
      Additional information
      Use the link below to obtain the BIOS in other file formats:

      Summary of changes
      Installation instructions
      Initializing the BIOS
      BIOS information
      Memory Map information

      Summary of changes

      Version 1.10-1.01

      • (New) Supports Microsoft Windows 7. (addition)
      • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the USB memory device might cause boot failure.
      • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the Intel AMT menu of BIOS Setup Utility might not be displayed.
      • (Fix) Fixed an issue where Intel Management Engine BIOS Extension (MEBx) might not function.
      • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the external display might have blank screen after closing the lid "When I close the lid: Do nothing" was selected in Power Options on Windows Vista.
      • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer might not start when a new ThinkPad Hard Drive Bay Adapter was installed in the Docking Station.

      Version 1.09 (not release to the web)

      • (Fix) Corrected an description of VERSION INFORMATION in this README document.
      • (New) Added PCI Express Power Management disabling capability in BIOS setup.
      • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the boot priority order did not work on selecting AMT remote console.
      • (Fix) Fixed an issue where Windows XP installation might stop responding on the way.
      • (Fix) Fixed an issue where USB Keys created for Intel AMT USB Key configuration might not be recognized.
      • (Fix) Volume and ThinkVantage buttons are pressed unintentionally after Lid was closed.

      Version 1.08

      • (Fix) Buzzing sound around the fan with battery.
      • (Fix) Intel GM965 Video BIOS was updated to v1668 to fix a blue screen error issue on the Windows Vista.

      Version 1.06

      • (New) Support for Intel ICH-8 step B2 (added).

      Version 1.05b

      • (New) Enhancement of security function.
      • (New) Firmware update of Intel AMT ME.
      • (New) Support for ICH8 revision B2.
      • (Fix) The error, "0191 System Security-Invalid Remote Change requested." may occur at the power-on.
      • (Fix) Some CardBus and IEEE 1394 devices may slow down the performance.
      • (Fix) The tray of optical drive opens even if the Optical Drive option in BIOS Setup menu is set to Disabled.

      Version 1.04b

      • (Fix) The computer may hang while formatting CardBus ATA drive on Windows Vista 64-bit SP1.

      Version 1.03b

      • (New) Enabling ODD Power Management, the power is off when Optical Device Drive is idling.
      • (New) Support WiMAX communication standard.
      • (New) Intel Memory Reference Code update.
      • (New) Update of Intel AMT 2.6 Management Engine Region Firmware (the models with Intel AMT 2.6 feature only).
      • (Fix) Boot error occurs at Intel ICH8M SATA initilization.
      • (Fix) The boot sequence is different from the expected one in case of Wake on LAN(WOL).

      Version 1.02a

      • (New) Support for the Security Erase Unit command to Solid State Drive. (ThinkPad BIOS Setup Menu Extension Utility is required.)
      • (Fix) Correction of messages at Diagnostics Boot.
      • (Fix) Windows may not be able to control Wireless USB device. (This fix also requires Access Connections 4.51 or higher.)
      • (Fix) An unexpected error may appear at power-on after loading default configuration in BIOS Setup Utility.
      • (Fix) An optical drive icon may appear unexpectedly.

      Version 1.02

      • (New) Initial release for ThinkPad X300.
      Installation instructions
      • 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 Version Information section.
      • You need an AC adapter and a charged battery pack.
      • If your computer is attached to any kind of docking station or 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.
      • This package does not work on Windows Vista 64-bit systems. Use the BIOS Update CD for BIOS updates for Windows Vista 64-bit systems.


      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
      1. Print these instructions or display on another computer.
      2. Firmly connect the AC adapter to the computer.
      3. Start Windows 7 32-bit, Vista 32-bit, XP and logon with administrative privileges on the target computer.
      4. Double-click 7tuj10us.exe to extract it to your hard drive. The default location is C:\DRIVERS\FLASH\7tuj10us.
      5. For Windows 7 and Vista, click Start, select All Programs, select Accessories, then click Run... For Windows XP, click Start, then click Run...
      6. Specify WINUPTP.EXE with the full path name where you saved the package, then click OK. Example: C:\DRIVERS\FLASH\7tuj10us\WINUPTP.EXE
      7. Follow the instructions on the screen.
      8. Select Update ThinkPad BIOS and follow the instructions on the screen.
      9. 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.
      Unattended Update

      This procedure is intended only for system administrators. The BIOS is updated without any user interaction.

      • Refer to the Manual Update section, and download and extract the files.
      • At the command line, execute WINUPTP.EXE with the -S option. Example: C:\DRIVERS\FLASH\7tuj10us\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:
      1. Turn off the computer.
      2. Turn on the system.
      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.


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

      BIOS information
      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 Embedded Controller version number can be viewed by entering the BIOS Setup Utility.
      1. Turn off the computer.
      2. Turn on the system.
      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. Check BIOS Version and Embedded Controller Version.
      5. Turn off the computer.

      Revision number (Rev.) is for administrative purpose of this README document and is not related to software version. There is no need to upgrade this software when the revision number changes. To check the version of BIOS and Embedded Controller Program, refer to the BIOS information section.

      Package versionBIOS version
      Previous release
      Embedded Controller version
      1.10 7TET36WW Current release 1.01 (7THT16WW)
      1.09 7TET35WW 7tuj09us 1.01 (7THT16WW)
      1.08 7TET34WW 7tuj07us 1.00c (7THT15WW)
      1.06 7TET33WW 7tuj06us 1.00c (7THT15WW)
      1.05b 7TET31WW 7tuj05us 1.00c (7THT15WW)
      1.04b 7TET30WW 7tuj04us 1.00c (7THT15WW)
      1.03b 7TET29WW 7tuj03us 1.00c (7THT15WW)
      1.02a 7TET26WW 7tuj02us 1.00c (7THT15WW)
      Not released to the Web
      1.00c (7THT15WW)

      Memory Map information
      Reserved Area

      Reserved Area: The following conventional memory addresses are reserved by the BIOS and others. (When Intel Turbo Memory is installed in your system, conventional memory addresses are reserved 12k bytes more.)

      • C0000-CFFFF : Reserved for Video BIOS
      • D0000-D1FFF : Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet (*a)
      • E0000-FFFFF : Reserved for System BIOS

      Notes: *a: This area becomes free by disabling the Ethernet LAN Option ROM option under Config and Network in the BIOS Setup Utility. This choice will disable PXE and WOL features.

      Usable Area

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

      • D2000-DFFFF


      • Certain addresses in this area will be reserved for CardBus Controllers or others by Operating Systems. The addresses vary and depend on the design of each Operating System.

      • Alias ID: MIGR-69538, MIGR-69538-KR
      • Document ID:DS001555
      • Last Updated :23 Jun 2014
      • © 2015 Lenovo