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Re: IdeaCentre 710-25ISH : Latest BIOS FWKTA7A Will Not Flash?

2020-02-12, 16:23 PM

I do not understand why any support assistant does not even answer the topic? We are waiting for the response of the customer service assistants regarding the problem we are experiencing.

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Re: IdeaCentre 710-25ISH : Latest BIOS FWKTA7A Will Not Flash?

2020-02-12, 16:38 PM

I am not fully certain but do not think support could help in this situation and the ones that can are in the middle of a Novel Coronavirus (or Stars) COVID-19 crisis in China. Just going to need to keep your patience.

 

Or on the other hand, Lenovo has deamed the 700-25ISH & 710-25ISH End-Of-Life and wish us to get new systems. But that is just how I feel... especially when I keep seeing Lenovo Migration Assistant software posted on as updated on our product page.

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Re:IdeaCentre 710-25ISH : Latest BIOS FWKTA7A Will Not Flash?

2020-08-18, 3:42 AM

The latest BIOS version for this Lenovo IdeaCentre 710-25ISH is: FWJY9EUSA.EXE (BIOS version: FWKT9EA dated: 4/22/2019)

 

Not sure where/why we are being offered this one FWJY47USA.EXE (BIOS version: FWKT47A) with a November 26, 2019 date, which would appear to be newer, but it is definitely wrong. The real date on the one currently offered is: 4/20/2016.

 

For some reason, a newer BIOS is not readily available on the Lenovo site. 

 

You can get the file FWJY9EUSA.EXE here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EC5Bt26igJxMGAniBvxra_nsMsUZn7aw/view?usp=sharing

 

Included here is the content of the changes.txt file from the FWJY9EUSA.EXE (4/22/2019):

 

                                BIOS Changes History

     

 

General Information:

 

       FWJ9xxUSA is Flash CD ROM image.

       FWJTxxUSA is Flash in DOS zip package.

       FWJYxxUSA is Flash in Windows utility.

       FWKTxxA is the binary image. (BIOS)

       NOTE: All changes carry forward.  That is, if a change is added in 01,it is also in 02, 03 etc.

 

This file will be updated from the beginning with first Production BIOS release

 

CHANGES for FWKT9EA

 - Update CPU microcode.

 - Fix customized power-on Logo stretching issue.

 

CHANGES for FWKT9CA

 - [Important] Update includes security fixes.

 - Fix updating BIOS will clear the event log issue.

 

CHANGES for FWKT9AA

 - [Important] Update includes security fixes.

 

CHANGES for FWKT99A

 - Fix Aux2 Fan detection issue.

 - Update some BIOS SETUP items.

 - Update TIO warning message.

 

CHANGES for FWKT95A

 - [Security] LEN-24271 AMI CPU Microcode Downgrade Attack

 - Add Hang21_Patch

 

CHANGES for FWKT91A

 - Update CPU microcode.

 

CHANGES for FWKT90A

 - Fix BIOS update issue.

 

CHANGES for FWKT8DA

 - Fix some boot sequence issue.

 - Fix some BIOS update issue.

 

CHANGES for FWKT86A

 - Enhancement to address CVE-2017-5715 (http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgibin/cvename.cgi?name=2017-5715)

 

CHANGES for FWKT7FA

 - Add PCIE Root Port ASPM Support.

 - [Important] Update includes security fix.

 - Fix WMI script load default cause system hang 55

 - Change ESRT version

 

CHANGES for FWKT7CA

 - Add PCIE Root Port ASPM Support.

 - Fix can't change Security Chip in WMI.

 

CHANGES for FWKT79A

 - [Important] Update includes security fix.  

 - Update CPU microcode.

 

CHANGES for FWKT77A

 - Fix an issue of ST500LM000 SSHD.

 

CHANGES for FWKT76A

 - Fix POST may hang if no monitor connected.

 

CHANGES for FWKT75A

 - Fix system may freeze under certain conditions.

 

CHANGES for FWKT73A

 - Fix the boot sequence related issue.

 

CHANGES for FWKT72A

 - Fix some SETUP item issue.

 - Fix some Wake on LAN issue.

 - Fix some boot issue.

 

CHANGES for FWKT70A

 - Modify some setup items behavior.

 - Fix windows update version showing abnormal in ESRT table.

 - Add Wireless LAN Enabled/Disabled control in BIOS Setup.

 - Fix OKR logo showing abnormal when trying to boot to OKR.

 

CHANGES for FWKT6CA

 - Improve the remote control of network items.

 

CHANGES for FWKT6AA

 - Fix system may show redundant Windows Boot Manager in boot sequence.

 - Fix cannot make IPv4 first on the boot sequence over IPv6 issue.

 - Enhance the support of some SSD models on TINY.

 

CHANGES for FWKT68A

 - Enhance the support for some new M.2 SSD models on TINY.

 - Fix some BIOS SETUP issue.

 

CHANGES for FWKT65A

 - Fix some WMI related issue.

 - Add support for some new models of M.2 SSD on TINY.

 - Fix system boot time may be very long with some kind of USB printer.

 

CHANGES for FWKT63A

 - Fix Wake Up on Alarm fails under certain special conditions.

 

CHANGES for FWKT5FA

 - [Important] Update includes security fixes.

 - Fix Windows Event Viewer reports WHEA_Logger Event ID 17 error with some kind of configurations.

 - Support IPV4 and IPV6 boot when Boot Mode is set as "UEFI Only".

 

CHANGES for FWKT5EA

 - Fix two EDID may be detected with some kind of graphic card.

 

CHANGES for FWKT5AA

 - Fix TINY system can not enter C8 state issue.

 

CHANGES for FWKT59A

 - Tune the SATA port settings for better performance for all platform.

 - Fix POST display priority for TINY.

 

CHANGES for FWKT58A

 - [Important] Update includes security fixes.

 - Change "Hot Plug" default setting to "Enabled" for eSATA port.

 - Fix "Dust Shield Alert" SETUP item may disappear issue.

 - Fix "Turbo Mode" SETUP item may disappear issue.

 - Fix some APS issue for TINY.

 - Tune the SATA port settings for better performance for TINY.

 

CHANGES for FWKT57A

 - [Important] Update includes security fixes.

 - Add support of WMI interface for "Dust Shield Alert".

 - Update Lenovo Diagnostics Tool to v2.09.09.

 - Add PXE IPv4 and IPv6 item to boot sequence.

 - Fix POST may show BIOS Sync error after updating BIOS with some kind of non-vPro processor.

 

CHANGES for FWKT56A

 - Add "Hot Plug" SETUP item and set the default setting to "Disabled" for eSATA port.

 - Fix some WMI related issue.

 - Update CPU microcode to 0x9E.

 

CHANGES for FWKT55A

 - Fix internal Bluetooth devices are reported as external devices.

 - Add support of WMI interface for turning on Secure Boot.

 - Fix "COM1" is reported as "COM2" in operating systems for TINY platforms.

 

CHANGES for FWKT54A

 - [Important] Update includes security fixes.

 - Fix no F11 information in Startup Interrup Menu issue.

 - Fix SRDOS/SRWIN cannot change "TCG Security Device" SETUP option issue.

 

CHANGES for FWKT53A

 - Fix no POST display with two NVIDIA Quadro K420 video cards configuration.

 - Fix Can't install TCM driver issue.

 - Fix I350-T4 device location detect abnormal issue.

 - Update thermal control policy to support I3, Pentium and Celeron processors.

 - Fix chassis intrusion detection issue.

 

CHANGES for FWKT52A

 - Shorten POST time in legacy mode request.

 - Update ME FW capsule.

 

CHANGES for FWKT51A

 - Add TINY 65W TIO support.

 

CHANGES for FWKT49A

 - Fix system will hang up with 1394 card.

 - Modify BIOS setup information.

 - Fix can't exit "Startup Device Menu" issue.

 - Fix system hang or display incorrect issue.

 - Fix can't identify USB3.0 hard disk connected to Type C dongle for TINY.

 - Fix TCG SETUP empty issue for TINY.

 

CHANGES for FWKT48A

 - Fix Thunderbolt issue.

 - Fix Serial port issue.

 - Fix Tcg issue.

 

CHANGES for FWKT47A

 - Modify usable memory size in 32 bit OS.

 - Modify setup item.

 

CHANGES for FWKT46A

 - Fix M.2 Sata disappear in boot sequence.

 

CHANGES for FWKT45A

 - Update Lenovo Diagnostics Tool to v2.09.08.

 - Update PXE ROM to v0.1.09.

 - Fix Bitlocker issue.

 

CHANGES for FWKT44A

 - Fix USB provision function abnormal.

 

CHANGES for FWKT43A

 - Fix Restore CMOS map fail when TPM item set to FW TPM.

 - Fix TPM setting can't verify by Srdos & Srwin.

 - Fix Hard Disk password setting in Setup.

 - Enable SOBOL Wifi card into M900/M800/M700 TDT BIOS whitelist.

 

CHANGES for FWKT42A

 - Fix F11 Option Key prompt message cannot be shown on logo when set it as legacy style.

 - Fix Display password check issue.

 - Update Embedded UEFI Diagnostics Tool to v2.09.06.

 

CHANGES for FWKT41A

 - Fix H170 lose TCG menu after insert TCM card.

 - Fix PCIE_1X LAN card location in BootSequence issue.

 

CHANGES for FWKT39A

 - [Important] Update includes security fixes.

 - Fix UEFI CFGWIN test fail.

 - Fix no HDMI audio for G4400/G3920/G390.

 - Fix it will show FTPM after F9(Load defalt) with TCM card.

 - Force update both BB and main bios during BBR.

 - Fix CSM will be changed to Enabled when secure boot switch from Enabled to Disabled.

 - Add Dust Filter Feature Support.

 - Add PCIE_1X LAN card to Boot Sequence.

 

CHANGES for FWKT38A

 - Fix DP/HDMI dongle no display issue for TINY platforms.

 

CHANGES for FWKT35A

 - Regulate bios setup help message.

 - Fix PCI-E Network Card can't boot from the special boot sequence.

 - Improve HDMI audio compatibility.

 - Upgrade Microcode.

 

CHANGES for FWKT34A

 - Update VBIOS to revision 1037.

 - Modify the boot block flashing rule.

 

CHANGES for FWKT33A

 - Update CPU microcode.

 - Fix the issue RAID function may be abnormal when "OS Optimized Default" is set to "Enabled".

 - Fix some boot issue related to PCI-E Network Card.

 

CHANGES for FWKT32A

 - Modify VBIOS & GOP.

 - Modify TCG feature.

 - Modify some messages for VMkernel.

 

CHANGES for FWKT31A

 - Fix system may not enter S3 mode by pushing power button for the first time

   after waking up from S3 by pressing any key of PS/2 keyboard.

 

CHANGES for FWKT30A

 - Update ME FW capsule firmware version.

 - Modify some SMBIOS issue.

 

CHANGES for FWKT29A

 - Fix some WMI related issues.

 - Update USBF driver to enhance Smart USB Protection support.

 - Fix some BIOS SETUP related issues.

 

CHANGES for FWKT28A

 - Modify some SMBIOS issue.

 - Fix some incorrect POST error information.

 - Enhance Chassis Intrusion fucntion support.

 

CHANGES for FWKT27A  

 - Update TXT BIOS ACM to fix some POST hang issue with TXT enabled.

 - Enhance boot time for Tiny project.

 

CHANGES for FWKT26A

 - Enhance Power-On Password.

 - Add "Internal Speaker" SETUP item control.

 - Enhance USB disable jumper for Workstation projects.

 

CHANGES for FWKT25A

 - Enhance boot time.  

 

CHANGES for FWKT24A

 - Enhance WiFi cards compatibility.

 - Enhance USB and SATA funtion compatibility in BIOS setup.

 - Enhance Memory test tool compatibility.

 - Fix Thunderbolt device auto detection issue for Workstation projects.

 - Fix Press "ESC" doesn't take function.

 - Fix the issue that system may freeze in BIOS SETUP.

 - Update some BIOS SETUP help message.

 

CHANGES for FWKT19A

 - Modify Win7:BitLocker Drive Encryption.

 - Modify RST LPM Option.

 - Modify MTM in LTDW system information.

 

CHANGES for FWKT18A

 - Modify KB function when TXT enabled.

 - Modify Bitlocker USB function under Win7 32&64.

 - Modify remote BIOS management function.

 - Modify Energy Star Logo position at lower right corner of monitor.  

 

CHANGES for FWKT17A

 - Initial Production BIOS release.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re:IdeaCentre 710-25ISH : Latest BIOS FWKTA7A Will Not Flash?

2020-08-18, 13:35 PM

Kailua Electric,

 

I can not help but feel that someone within Lenovo or as a whole was trying to usher users of 700-25ISH & 710-25ISH to a new system. 

 

The last true update was BIOS FWKTA5A dated September 19 2019 and here is the change log going forward from FWKT9EA below,

CHANGES for FWKTA5A
- Enhancement to address security vulnerability.

CHANGES for FWKTA3A
- Maintenance release.

CHANGES for FWKTA1A
- Update UEFI DIAG to 4.08.003.

Either way Lenovo view both the 710-25ISH and especially the older 700-25ISH as End-Of-Life at this point. 

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Re:IdeaCentre 710-25ISH : Latest BIOS FWKTA7A Will Not Flash?

2020-10-11, 22:58 PM

I found a proper download link for FWKTA7A:

 

https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/thinkcentre_bios/fwjya7usa.exe

0 person found this solution to be helpful.

This helped me too

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Re:IdeaCentre 710-25ISH : Latest BIOS FWKTA7A Will Not Flash?

2020-10-12, 15:44 PM

theobsoletist welcome to the Lenovo community forums,   Ha-ha "Old Tech, New Tricks"

 

Nice find! 

 

Although unsure if I want to flash A7A at this point as I think Microsoft has given Intel microcode for my system since this BIOS release.

 

Below are the changes. 

 

CHANGES for FWKTA7A

 - Update CPU microcode.

 - Enhancement to address security vulnerability.

 

Also it is funny the changes.txt file is dated 1/13/2020 2:37 PM but the imagefw.rom is 11/7/2019 7:28 AM which would be correct.

 

Edit: Yeah just took the time to look at the Intel microcode revision I am running than looked up which was provided with KB4497165 and it matches what is listed for my processor. Skylake = Rev. CC

 

Edit2: Maybe helpful for some New Intel microcode updates for Windows 10 fix CPU hardware bugs

 

Update: I decided to flash A7A and all went as expected than after flashing I reinstalled the Intel microcode update from the Microsoft Update Catalog. Only took eleven months but all's well that ends well.

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Re:IdeaCentre 710-25ISH : Latest BIOS FWKTA7A Will Not Flash?

2021-02-18, 18:05 PM

So are we supposed to update the bios using A7A? And should it be just that file he/she posted? I'm still on that 4/20/2016 bios version - found this thread because I was confused why it wasn't updating to a current version

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Re:IdeaCentre 710-25ISH : Latest BIOS FWKTA7A Will Not Flash?

2021-02-18, 18:18 PM

Hello justatree01,

 

Yes, the A7A file link theobsoletist posted.

 

Is your computer running okay? Because going from a '16 version to this latest could maybe problematic as it is quite a jump forward.

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