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Flash BIOS update - Flash from Operating System version for ThinkCentre A55 (type 8705, 8706, 8972,

8975, 8982, 8985, 8994, 9265) ThinkCentre M55e (type 6490, 6491, 9278, 9279, 9288, 9379, 9380, 9389, 9632, 9637, 9648, 9649) Version 2OKT48A Installation README This package updates the basic input/output system (BIOS) on ThinkCentre A55 (type 8705, 8706, 8972, 8975, 8982, 8985, 8994, 9265) and ThinkCentre M55e (type 6490, 6491, 9278, 9279, 9288, 9379, 9380, 9389, 9632, 9637, 9648, 9649) systems. BIOS is programming that controls low-level hardware operations, including interactions with diskette drives, hard disk drives, and the keyboard. The BIOS is stored on a chip. Your computer uses flash BIOS, which can be updated through a program on a flash diskette so that you do not have to replace the BIOS chip to update the BIOS. Note: Make note of any settings you have changed in the BIOS Configuration Utility. These settings may have to be re-entered after updating the BIOS. Print this file so that you can refer to it during the installation. Downloading the package ======================= 1. Click the file link to download the file from the web page. 2. When prompted, select a drive and directory in which to save the downloaded file. Extracting the package ====================== 1. Click Start, select Find or Search, then click Files and Folders. 2. Type 2ojy48usa.exe in the search field, then click Find Now. This will locate the file you just downloaded. 3. Double-click the 2ojy48usa.exe icon. 4. Read the license agreement 5. Click I accept the terms in the license agreement. 6. Click Next. 7. Ensure that "Save files in folder" is set to C:\LENOVOTOOLS\FLASH\2OJY48USA. 8. Click Next. 9. Click Finish. Installing the package ====================== 1. Close all open applications. 2. Click Start, then click Run. 3. Type C:\LENOVOTOOLS\FLASH\2OJY48USA\WINPHLASH.EXE. 4. Click OK. 5. Select Backup BIOS and Flash BIOS with new settings. 6. Click Flash BIOS. You will told to save your work and close all other applications. 7. Click OK. Your system will automatically shutdown and restart so that the changes will take effect.

Summary of changes ================== General Information: 2OJTxxA is the flash diskette level. 2OKTxxA is the binary image level. (BIOS) NOTE: All changes carry forward. That is, if a change is added in 01, it is also in 02, 03 etc. Changes for 2OKTxxA/2OJTxxA: 2OKT48A/2OJT48A - Enhances the keyboard security hole 2OKT47A/2OJT47A - Fixes the problem where an error message is prompted by the fan when system is at low temperature ( below -10 degree centigrade) 2OKT46A/2OJT46A - Fixes the problem with the fan when system is at low temperature - Fixes Auto Power On issue - Updates "DMI3_SERIAL_NUM" in DMI OEM table for LC requirement 2OKT45A/2OJT45A - Adds auto adjust feature for Conroe CPU where the CPU ID=6F6h, to update the thermal adjustment - Fixes the S3 resume fail when click USB mouse and KB entering S3 - Adds some update for thermal for conroe cpu - Fixes 1 key recovery issue 2OKT44A/2OJT44A - Adds card bus support - ITE SIO update - Changes Wake On LAN default from primary to automatic - DMI shows CPU external clock 2OKT43A/2OJT43A - Fixes MCU and USB panel issue - Updates thermal solution for CPUID=F47 2OKT42A/2OJT42A - Updates CPU microcode for E4500 MO 2OKT41A/2OJT41A - Adds support for case open function - Makes system load Lenovo application USB disk smoothly - Adds support for quiet model function 2OKT40A/2OJT40A - Fixes a problem where BIOS does not detect the HLDS GCR-H10N CD-ROM drive when it is installed in the same system as a HLDS GDR-8164B DVD-ROM drive 2OKT39A/2OJT39A - Adds support for three new CPUs 2OKT38A/2OJT38A - Fixes a problem where the BIOS menu shows 3GB of memory when 4GB of

memory is installed 2OKT37A/2OJT37A - Fix a problem where a bluescreen error occues after S3 resume when running Windows Vista 2OKT36A/2OJT36A - Fixes a problem that occurs with combo drives - Fixes to show correct cache size with Intel 925 CPU 2OKT35A/2OJT35A - Adds Intel OSB support - Fixes a problem where the system occasionally hangs during POST 2OKT34A/2OJT34A - Fixes a problem that results in a flash tool error 2OKT33A/2OJT33A - Fixes a problem that results in a flash part write protect error 2OKT32A/2OJT32A - Fixes a problem where the mouse will not work under Windows Vista if only a mouse was plugged - Fixes a problem where the system hangs when selecting a partition on which to install the operating system while installing Windows 2000 - Fixes a problem where the start sequence can't be saved 2OKT31A/2OJT31A - Adds support for Intel 6 serial CPU EIST function - Fixes a problem where the keyboard can't input after upgrading BIOS when WP# is low - Adds support for the safety BIOS ROM feature 2OKT30A/2OJT30A - Enhances thermal function on some models - Adds more SPI flash ROM support (PM25LV040 and mx25l400) 2OKT29A/2OJT29A - Adds support for SMBIOS2.4 - Adds new CPU code support 2OKT28A/2OJT28A - Fixes a problem with installing Windows Vista with an external VGA card - Adds support for Windows Vista audio driver - Adjusts Keyboard LED status after standby 2OKT27A/2OJT27A - Adds a beep warning when no memory is installed - Adds SLP2 function support - Fixes a problem where some USB devices cause the system to hang when entering Windows XP - Fixes a problem where the system cannot wake up from S1 when using a PS2 keyboard or mouse 2OKT26A/2OJT26A - Fixes a compatibility issue with some test software 2OKT25A/2OJT25A

- Fixes a problem where the Setup utility may show a Conroe CPU frequency mismatch 2OKT24A/2OJT24A - Fixes a problem where the system fails to read CPU temperature - Adds warning message when flashing to previous level BIOS 2OKT23A/2OJT23A - Fixes a problem where "Incomplete Previous Boot" errors occur sometimes 2OKT22A/2OJT22A - Fixes a problem where the DMI log can not be cleared somtimes - Fixes a problem where multi applications are initialized differently with Coroe CPUs 2OKT21A/2OJT21A - Fixes a problem where a CPU infomation display error occurs with 950 CPUs 2OKT20A/2OJT20A - Fixes a problem where the stress test fails 2OKT19A/2OJT19A - Fixes a problem where the S3 function fails with some CPUs 2OKT18A/2OJT18A - For internal use only (Same as 17A) 2OKT17A/2OJT17A - Fixes a problem where some DMI information is not correct - Fixes a problem where a FAN failure error can not be shown during POST 2OKT16A/2OJT16A - Fixes a problem where standby cannot be resumed with a Conroe CPU - Fixes a problem where the fan speed is not correct in the Setup utility 2OKT15A/2OJT15A - Initial Production Release Trademarks ========== ThinkPad, ThinkCentre, and Think Accessories are registered trademarks of Lenovo. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others. THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. LENOVO DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND MERCHANTABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT. BY FURNISHING THIS DOCUMENT, LENOVO

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