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Revision : 01 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------Software name BIOS Update Utility Support models ThinkPad T420, T420i Windows Windows Windows Windows

8 32-bit, 64-bit 7 32-bit, 64-bit Vista 32-bit, 64-bit XP Professional SP3

Operating Systems Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft

Refer to marketing materials to find out what computer models support which Operating Systems. Version 1.45

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------WHAT THIS PACKAGE DOES 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. This program is language independent and can be used with any language system. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------CHANGES IN THIS RELEASE Version 1.45 [Important updates] Nothing. [New functions or enhancements] Nothing. [Problem fixes] - Fixed an issue where Windows Memory Diagnostics might fail with two memory modules installed. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------KNOWN LIMITATIONS - After backing up a Windows XP system to a hard drive connected to the e-SATA port through Rescue and Recovery, when attempting to restore the backup image from the e-SATA hard drive through Rescue and Recovery, a blue screen error occurs. Rescue and Recovery can not access the e-SATA hard drive. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------DETERMINING WHICH VERSION IS INSTALLED There are two ways to check the UEFI BIOS version and BIOS ID. [Checking on Windows] Windows 8:

1. Hold down the Windows logo key and press X to open a menu at the lower-left area of the screen. 2. Select Control Panel from the menu. 3. Make sure "View by Category" is selected, and select System and Security, select Administrative Tools, and then select System Information. - or 2. Select Run from the menu. 3. Type msinfo32, and press Enter. 4. On the System Information window, make sure System Summary is selected in the left side of the window. 5. 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 7/Vista: 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. 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 ThinkPad Setup] Windows 8: 1. Turn on the computer to start Windows. 2. Hold down the Windows logo key and press C to open the Charm bar on the screen. 3. Select Settings, then Power from the menu. 4. Select Reboot to restart the computer. Windows 7/Vista/XP: 1. Turn off the computer. 2. Turn on the computer. 3. Go to the step 5.

5. 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 ThinkPad Setup menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password. 6. 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. 7. Turn off the computer. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------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. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937500/en-us 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. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------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 Version Information 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 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 Save. 4. Choose the folder you would like to download the file to and click Save. 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 an administrator account on the target

computer. Make sure the AC adapter is firmly connected to the target computer. Locate the folder where the file was downloaded. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click it. Follow the instructions on the screen. In the Select Destination Location window, click Next. If 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. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Updating the UEFI 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 the step 4. Unattended Update 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 UEFI BIOS Initialization is suggested for some problems. To initialize the UEFI BIOS settings: Windows 8: 1. Turn on the computer to start Windows. 2. Hold down the Windows logo key and press C to open the Charm bar on the screen. 3. Select Settings, then Power from the menu. 4. Select Reboot to restart the computer. Windows 7/Vista/XP: 1. Power off the computer. 2. Power on the computer. 3. Go to the step 5. 5. 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 ThinkPad Setup menu will be displayed. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password. 6. Press the F9 key to load default configuration.

7. 8. 9. 10.

Select Yes. Press the F10 key to save default configuration and exit. Select Yes. Restart the computer.

Note: After initialization you may need to reapply some settings that you had changed previously. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------VERSION INFORMATION The following versions of UEFI BIOS and ECP (Embedded Controller Program) have been released to date. Package (ID) UEFI BIOS (BIOS ID) ECP (ECP ID) ---------------- --------------------- ---------------1.45 (83UJ27US) 1.45 (83ET75WW) 1.20 (83HT30WW) 1.20 (8WHT30WW) 1.44 (83UJ26US) 1.44 (83ET74WW) 1.20 (83HT30WW) 1.20 (8WHT30WW) 1.43 (83UJ25US) 1.43 (83ET73WW) 1.20 (83HT30WW) 1.20 (8WHT30WW) 1.42 (83UJ24US) 1.42 (83ET72WW) 1.19 (83HT29WW) 1.19 (8WHT29WW) 1.41 (83UJ23US) 1.41 (83ET71WW) 1.19 (83HT29WW) 1.19 (8WHT29WW) 1.40 (83UJ22US) 1.40 (83ET70WW) 1.19 (83HT29WW) 1.19 (8WHT29WW) 1.39 (83UJ21US) 1.39 (83ET69WW) 1.18 (83HT28WW) 1.18 (8WHT28WW) 1.37 (83UJ20US) 1.37 (83ET67WW) 1.11 (83HT27WW) 1.11 (8WHT27WW) 1.36 (83UJ19US) 1.36 (83ET66WW) 1.11 (83HT27WW) 1.11 (8WHT27WW) 1.35 (83UJ18US) 1.35 (83ET65WW) 1.11 (83HT27WW) 1.11 (8WHT27WW) 1.34 (83UJ17US) 1.34 (83ET64WW) 1.11 (83HT27WW) 1.11 (8WHT27WW) 1.34 (83UJ17US) 1.34 (83ET64WW) 1.11 (83HT27WW) 1.11 (8WHT27WW) 1.33-1.10 1.33 (83ET63WW) 1.10 (83HT26WW) 1.10 (8WHT26WW) 1.33 1.33 (83ET63WW) 1.09 (83HT25WW) 1.09 (8WHT25WW) 1.32 1.32 (83ET62WW) 1.09 (83HT25WW) 1.09 (8WHT25WW) 1.31 1.31 (83ET61WW) 1.08 (83HT24WW) 1.08 (8WHT24WW) 1.30 1.30 (83ET60WW) 1.08 (83HT24WW) 1.08 (8WHT24WW) 1.29 1.29 (83ET59WW) 1.08 (83HT24WW) 1.08 (8WHT24WW) 1.28 1.28 (83ET58WW) 1.08 (83HT24WW) 1.08 (8WHT24WW) 1.27 1.27 (83ET57WW) 1.08 (83HT24WW) 1.08 (8WHT24WW) ---------------- --------------------- ---------------1.26 1.26 (83ET56WW) 1.08 (83HT24WW) Rev. Issue Date ---- ----------01 2013/05/24 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 02 01 01 01 01 2013/03/13 2012/12/18 2012/09/21 2012/08/09 2012/06/29 2012/04/09 2011/12/06 2011/11/09 2011/10/19 2011/10/07 2011/09/21 2011/08/31 2011/08/11 2011/07/28 For preload 01 01 01 01 2011/06/28 2011/06/10 2011/06/03 2011/05/24

---- ----------01 2011/05/17

1.23 1.22 1.21 1.16 1.15 1.14

1.23 1.22 1.21 1.16 1.15 1.14

(83ET53WW) (83ET52WW) (83ET51WW) (83ET46WW) (83ET45WW) (83ET44WW)

1.07 1.07 1.07 1.07 1.06 1.05

(83HT23WW) (83HT23WW) (83HT23WW) (83HT23WW) (83HT22WW) (83HT21WW)

01 01 01 01

2011/04/21 2011/03/31 For preload 2011/03/11 2011/03/08 For preload

Note: 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 UEFI BIOS and Embedded Controller Program, refer to the Determining which version is installed section. Summary of Changes Where: < > UEFI: ECP: [Important] (New) (Fix) Package version UEFI BIOS version Embedded Controller Program version Important update New function or enhancement Correction to existing function

<1.45> UEFI: 1.45 / ECP: 1.20 - (Fix) Fixed an issue where Windows Memory Diagnostics might fail with two memory modules installed. <1.44> UEFI: 1.44 / ECP: 1.20 - (Fix) Fixed an issue where no sound was heard from the ThinkPad internal speakers while the computer was locked when SmartAudio was set to Multi-stream mode and headphones or external speakers were attached to the computer. This fix is to follow Windows' behavior. (Hints) 1. To disable sound from the internal speakers in lock state, press the mute button on the keyboard. 2. A beep sound may be heard when entering standby/sleep state, resuming normal operation from standby/sleep state, closing and opening the lid. To disable the beep sound, do either of the following settings. a) Open ThinkVantage Power Manager, select Switch to: [Advanced], select the Global Power Settings tab and uncheck the Beep when power state changes option. b) 1. Turn off and on the computer. 2. While the "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue ThinkVantage button" message is displayed, press the F1 key. 3. Select Config, then select Beep and Alarm. 4. Set the Power Control Beep option to Disabled. 5. Press the F10 key to save configuration and exit. 6. Select Yes and restart the computer. <1.43> UEFI: 1.43 / ECP: 1.20 - (Fix) Fixed an issue where some SATA devices might not be detected after rebooting the computer. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the Fn key icon might not appear by pressing a key in Fn keylock state. <1.42>

UEFI: 1.42 / ECP: 1.19 - [Important] Added support for Microsoft Windows 8. - (New) Updated Intel ME firmware. <1.41> UEFI: 1.41 / ECP: 1.19 - (New) Added support for new LCD panels. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer might hang during boot with some USB hard disks attached. <1.40> UEFI: 1.40 / ECP: 1.19 - (Fix) Fixed an issue where specific hard disks might not be detected after resuming normal operation from standby/sleep state. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where an unnecessary fan error message might be shown. <1.39> UEFI: 1.39 / ECP: 1.18 - (Fix) Fixed an issue where incorrect battery capacity might be shown in some battery benchmark programs. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer failed to resume normal operation from hibernation state after running Setup Defaults by the F9 key in the ThinkPad Setup menu. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the Power-On NumLock function in ThinkPad Setup did not work. <1.37> UEFI: 1.37 / ECP: 1.11 - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the Intel Pentium CPU models might fail to resume normal operation from standby/sleep state. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the maximum number of password attempts through WMI was not 3. <1.36> UEFI: 1.36 / ECP: 1.11 - (Fix) Fixed an issue that might return a time-out error in SATA compatibility mode. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the UEFI BIOS might not be updated correctly when running the BIOS update after resuming normal operation from standby/ sleep state. <1.35> UEFI: 1.35 / ECP: 1.11 - (New) Improved memory resource allocation process to reserve more memory space for optional hardware devices. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where some keys of the external USB keyboard might not work correctly on PBE of McAfee Endpoint Encryption software. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where intranet account login might fail with ThinkVantage Hardware Password Manager. <1.34> UEFI: 1.34 / ECP: 1.11 - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer might fail to boot when connected some Smartphones with the USB port. The following smartphones were tested: Motorola: Droid 2, Droid X HTC: Nexus One, EVO, Droid Incredible, Droid Incredible 2, ThunderBolt , Aria Samsung: Captivate, Galaxy Tab

<1.34> UEFI: 1.34 / ECP: 1.11 - (New) Improved system performance when a heavy software was executed with the 65W AC adapter. - (New) Added support for some USB keyboards with a fingerprint reader. - (New) Added support for the option to change product name and version format in SMBIOS. - (Fix) Fixed an issue that might cause slow system boot. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer might fail to boot when connected some Smartphones with the USB port. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the BIOS Update Utility failed to update the BIOS when DEP (Data Execute Prevention) was enabled. <1.33-1.10> UEFI: 1.33 / ECP: 1.10 - (New) Disabled keyboarding while the lid was closed to avoid unexpected key input when the computer was held with the lid closed. <1.33> UEFI: 1.33 / ECP: 1.09 - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer might not be booted from bootloader program. <1.32> UEFI: 1.32 / ECP: 1.09 - (New) Enhanced the warning function of the ThinkPad Battery 27++ (9 Cell Slice Battery). - (Fix) Fixed an issue where a 1820 error might occur at power-on when the external fingerprint reader device was attached to the computer while the integrated fingerprint reader was disabled in the ThinkPad Setup. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer might fail to boot when connected the Smartphone with the USB port. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the ThinkPad Battery 27++ (9 Cell Slice Battery) might not supply power even when the internal main battery became empty. <1.31> UEFI: 1.31 / ECP: 1.08 - (Fix) Fixed an issue for volume licensed Windows support. <1.30> UEFI: 1.30 / ECP: 1.08 - (New) Added support for the Password Beep function. - (New) Increased the number of configurable boot devices by BootOrder option of Windows WMI script. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the BitLocker function could not be enabled on Windows 64-bit. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where PXE boot might fail. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the fingerprint authentication associated with some password strings might fail. <1.29> UEFI: 1.29 / ECP: 1.08 - (New) Added support for the Resetting of the Cryptographic Key for Full Disk Encryption (FDE) Hard Drives (HD) and Erasing of the Solid State Drive (SSD). <1.28> UEFI: 1.28 / ECP: 1.08 - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the Intel TXT feature might not be enabled when the Security Chip was activated and the Intel TXT feature was enabled at the

same time by ThinkPad BIOS Settings Windows program. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the Bluetooth wireless status indicator might be changed after running Windows WMI script. <1.27> UEFI: 1.27 / ECP: 1.08 - (New) Added support for a new type of the Embedded Controller. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the expected machine serial number might not be stored in the serial number field of SMBIOS type 3 structure. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the VRAM size was allocated to fixed 128MB, not up to 1GB with the Intel graphics mode on Windows XP. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where some system settings could not be changed by Windows WMI script. <1.26> UEFI: 1.26 / ECP: 1.08 - (New) Updated Computrace ROM to version 80.895. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where some security settings in ThinkPad Setup could not be changed by Windows WMI script. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer might not be booted from the hard disk with Linux installed if there was no active partition there. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where the computer with large-capacity memory installed might fail to resume normal operation from standby/sleep state. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where a particular AC adapter might not be detected. <1.23> UEFI: 1.23 / ECP: 1.07 - (New) Added support for Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit, 64-bit. - (New) Added support for the Intel Pentium CPU models. <1.22> UEFI: 1.22 / ECP: 1.07 - (Fix) Fixed an issue where specific CPU models might fail to resume normal operation from standby/sleep state. <1.21> UEFI: 1.21 / ECP: 1.07 - (New) Added support for the mSATA preload model. - (New) Added support for the function to configure Boot Priority Order via WMI interface. - (Fix) Fixed an issue where OS boot might fail from the CD. <1.16> UEFI: 1.16 / ECP: 1.07 - (New) Added support for the Intel i3-2310M CPU model. <1.15> UEFI: 1.15 / ECP: 1.06 - (New) Added support for ThinkPad T420,T420i NVIDIA NVS 4200M installed models. <1.14> UEFI: 1.14 / ECP: 1.05 - (New) Initial release for ThinkPad T420,T420i. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------UEFI BIOS INFORMATION Memory Map Information ----------------------

Reserved Area: The following conventional memory addresses are reserved by the UEFI BIOS and others. Intel HD Graphics model C0000-CFFFF : Reserved D0000-D0FFF : Reserved E0000-FFFFF : Reserved and for for for NVIDIA NVS 4200M installed model Video BIOS Option ROM of Ethernet (*a) System BIOS

NVIDIA NVS 4200M installed model (Discrete Graphics mode) C0000-CEDFF : 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. Intel HD Graphics model and NVIDIA NVS 4200M installed model D0000-DFFFF or D1000-DFFFF (*b) NVIDIA NVS 4200M installed model (Discrete Graphics mode) CEF00-CFFFF 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. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------LIMITATIONS Nothing. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------TRADEMARKS * Lenovo, Rescue and Recovery, ThinkPad and ThinkVantage are registered trademarks of Lenovo. * Absolute and Computrace are registered trademarks of Absolute Software Corporation. * HTC is a registered trademark of HTC Corporation. * Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. * McAfee is a registered trademark of McAfee, Inc. * Microsoft, BitLocker, Windows and Windows Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. * MOTOROLA is a registered trademark of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. * NVIDIA is a registered trademark of NVIDIA Corporation.

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