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BIOS update utility - ThinkPad R400, T400


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This BIOS Update Utility updates the BIOS (system program


Enter a product number:
including the Embedded Controller (EC) program) stored in the
ThinkPad system to fix problems, add new functions, or expand
functions as noted below. Top of Form
ex. ¶2668-KHU
Supported ThinkPad systems: Bottom of Form
- R400 Top of Form
- T400
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Supported Operating Systems:
- Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit, 64-bit Warranty Upgrade
- Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit, 64-bit Lenovo Forums
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- Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Professional Service
Lenovo ThinkVantage
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Version: 3.16/3.14 Driver Matrices
Release Date: 2010/04/20 Personal Systems
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7uuj42us.exe 5,598,232 BIOS Update Utility for 32-bit Windows

7uuj42u6.exe 5,689,720 BIOS Update Utility for 64-bit Windows

7uuj42us.txt 36,316 README for BIOS Update Utility

Additional information
Use the link below to obtain the BIOS in other file formats:
• BIOS Bootable CD

Contents

Summary of Changes
Notes
Updating the BIOS
Initializing the BIOS
BIOS version
Additional information
Memory map information

Summary of Changes
Where:
• BIOS: BIOS version
• ECP: Embedded Controller Program version
• [Important] Important update
• (New) New function or enhancement
• (Fix) Correction to existing function
BIOS ID: 7UETnnWW (with IEEE 1394 models)
Version 3.16-1.06
BIOS: 3.16 / ECP: 1.06
• (Fix) Fixed an issue Windows Blue Screen might be happen.

BIOS ID: 7VETnnWW (without IEEE 1394 models)


Version 3.14-1.06
BIOS: 3.14 / ECP: 1.06
• (Fix) Fixed an issue Windows Blue Screen might be happen.

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 you use Windows Vista, before applying this BIOS into
the system, you should install Windows Vista KB 937500
The information of KB937500 is located in the following
Microsoft's site.
To verify if KB937500 is installed properly,
1. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
2. Find Programs and Features and click. If this
option does not exist on the window, choose Classic
View to find it.
3. On Tasks pane, click on View installed updates
4. Verify that KB937500 is included in the list of
installed updates.
• To use Intel Anti-Theft Technology PC Protection , Intel
AMT 4.1 - Management Engine Firmware version 4.1.3 or
higher must be installed into your computer.
• If system protection function by Intel Anti-Theft Technology
PC Protection, ConstantSecure Remote Disable or
ThinkVantage Hardware Password Manager feature is still
activated and when you try to get back to the older BIOS
versions without these features, the following message will
be displayed. This is to prevent system protection function
from being deactivated.
○ BIOS Update CD:
"Error The system program file is not correct for this
system"
○ BIOS Update Utility:
"The process does not recognize this system.The
utility process has not completed."
• To get back to such the older BIOS versions, you should
deactivate these features before applying the BIOS.
• (Limitation) The computer with the Integrated Smart Card
Reader is unable to resuming normal operation from standby
mode after hot-docking to the Docking Station which has a
hard drive with a hard disk password installed.

Updating the BIOS


Notes:
• 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.
• Remove the Power-on password prior to updating the BIOS
in the RDM (Remote Deployment Manager) or similar
environment.
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 Explorer.
[Downloading file]
1. Click once on the underlined file name with the left mouse
button. 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]
5. Make sure to be logged on with administrative privileges on
the target computer.
6. Make sure the AC adapter is firmly connected to the target
computer.
7. Locate the directory where the file was downloaded.
8. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click it. The
file name ends with "US.EXE" for 32-bit, "U6.EXE" for 64-
bit Windows.
9. Follow the instructions on the screen.
10. In the "Select Destination Location" window, click Next
you would like to select a different folder, click Browse.
11. 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 BIOS]
12. Make sure the checkbox next to "Install ..... now" is checked
and click Finish.
13. Follow the instructions on the screen.
14. Select Update ThinkPad BIOS and follow the instructions
on the screen.
15. 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.

Unattended Update
Note: This is intended for system administrators only. The BIOS is
updated without any user interaction.
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
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 the BIOS


BIOS Initialization is suggested for some problems. To initialize the
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.
Note:
After initialization you may need to reapply some settings that you
had changed previously.

Determining which Version is Installed


There are two ways to check the BIOS version and BIOS ID.
Checking on Windows
[Windows 7/Vista]
1. Click Start, click Programs(click All Programs in
Windows 7), 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 BIOS Setup
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. Locate the BIOS Version line and Embedded Controller
Version line. "BIOS version (BIOS ID)" will be shown on
the BIOS Version line. .
5. Turn off the computer.
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 and the the Embedded
Controller version number can be viewed by entering the BIOS
Setup Utility.
Description Package BIOS ECP Release
IEEE 1394 3.16- 3.16 1.06 Current
1.06 (7UET86WW) (7VHT16WW) release
non-IEEE 3.14- 3.14
1394 1.06 (7VET84WW)
IEEE 1394 3.15- 3.15 1.06 7uuj41us.exe
1.06 (7UET85WW) (7VHT16WW) (32-bit)
non-IEEE 3.13- 3.13 7uuj41u6.exe
1394 1.06 (7VET83WW) (64-bit)
7uuj41us.txt
IEEE 1394 3.12- 3.12 1.06 7uuj38us.exe
1.06 (7UET82WW) (7VHT16WW) (32-bit)
non-IEEE 3.12- 3.12 7uuj38u6.exe
1394 1.06 (7VET82WW) (64-bit)
7uuj38us.txt
IEEE 1394 3.11- 3.11 1.06 7uuj37us.exe
1.06 (7UET81WW) (7VHT16WW) (32-bit)
non-IEEE 3.11- 3.11 7uuj37u6.exe
1394 1.06 (7VET81WW) (64-bit)
7uuj37us.txt
IEEE 1394 3.09- 3.09 1.05 7uuj36us.exe
1.05 (7UET79WW) (7VHT15WW) (32-bit)
non-IEEE 3.10- 3.10 7uuj36u6.exe
1394 1.05 (7VET80WW) (64-bit)
7uuj36us.txt
IEEE 1394 3.09- 3.09 1.03 7uuj35us.exe
1.03 (7UET79WW) (7VHT14WW) (32-bit)
non-IEEE 3.10- 3.10 7uuj35u6.exe
1394 1.03 (7VET80WW) (64-bit)
7uuj35us.txt
IEEE 1394 3.08- 3.08 1.03 7uuj34us.exe
1.03 (7UET78WW) (7VHT14WW) (32-bit)
non-IEEE 3.10- 3.10 7uuj34u6.exe
1394 1.03 (7VET80WW) (64-bit)
7uuj34us.txt
IEEE 1394 3.01- 3.01 1.03 7uuj31us.exe
1.03 (7UET71WW) (7VHT14WW) 7uuj31us.txt
non-IEEE 3.01- 3.01
1394 1.03 (7VET71WW)
IEEE 1394 3.00- 3.00 1.03 7uuj30us.exe
1.03 (7UET70WW) (7VHT14WW) 7uuj30us.txt
non-IEEE 3.01- 3.01
1394 1.03 (7VET71WW)
IEEE 1394 2.12- 2.12 1.01 7uuj14us.exe
1.01 (7UET64WW) (7VHT12WW) 7uuj14us.txt
non-IEEE 2.12- 2.12
1394 1.01 (7VET64WW)
IEEE 1394 2.07- 2.07 1.01 7uuj12us.exe
1.01 (7UET61WW) (7VHT12WW) 7uuj12us.txt
IEEE 1394 2.03- 2.03 1.01 7uuj10us.exe
1.01 (7UET57WW) (7VHT12WW) 7uuj10us.txt
non-IEEE 2.07- 2.07 1.01 7vuj07us.exe
1394 1.01 (7VET61WW) (7VHT12WW) 7vuj07us.txt
IEEE 1394 1.20- 1.20 1.01 7uuj07us.exe
1.01 (7UET50WW) (7VHT12WW) 7uuj07us.txt
non-IEEE 1.20- 1.20 1.01 7vuj05us.exe
1394 1.01 (7VET50WW) (7VHT12WW) 7vuj05us.txt
IEEE 1394 1.19- 1.19 1.01 7uuj06us.exe
1.01 (7UET49WW) (7VHT12WW) 7uuj06us.txt
non-IEEE 1.17- 1.17 1.01 7vuj04us.exe
1394 1.01 (7VET47WW) (7VHT12WW) 7vuj04us.txt

Additional information
1. How to enter the Intel Management Engine BIOS Extension
screen:
To save system boot time, the <Ctrl-P> prompt for Intel
Management Engine BIOS Extension screen was removed
from the boot screen.
Instead of the <Ctrl-P> prompt, the following new entries
were added in the Boot Menu shown by pressing the F12
at boot.
<Enter ME Configuration Screens>
<Initiate a Remote Connection>
To enter the Intel Management Engine BIOS Extension screen, do
the following.
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 F12 key. A Boot Menu will be
displayed.
If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
4. Select Enter ME Configuration Screens or Initiate a
Remote Connection.
Notes:
• The new entries in the Boot Menu are shown on the
ThinkPad models with Intel vPro supported/enabled only.
• The Boot Menu may be suppressed by the BIOS Setup.

Memory Map information


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 11k bytes
more.)
• C0000-CFFFF : Reserved for Video BIOS
• D0000-D2FFF : Reserved for Option ROM of Ethernet (*a)
• DE000-DF7FF : Reserved for USB BIOS (*b)
• 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.
• *b: This area becomes free by disabling the USB BIOS
Option ROM option under Config and USB in the BIOS
Setup Utility. This choice will disable booting from USB
device and other USB BIOS features.

Usable Area
The following memory address can be used by the memory manager
such as EMM386.
• D3000-DDFFF
• DF800-DFFFF
Note:
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.

Applicable countries and regions


Worldwide

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