03-25-2017 10:54 AM
I am told via the Lenovo Companion application that there is a BIOS update available for my Ideapad. However, when I go to download it, I get the following screen:
Since mine is NOT a Touch-enabled laptop, can I still install this BIOS update?
03-25-2017 01:09 PM
I went to your drivers download page and found a BIOS update; however, the readme is sending a mixed message as to whether (or not) you can (or should) install this BIOS update:
Flash BIOS update - Flash from Operating System version for ideapad 310-14IKB, 310-15IKB, 310 Touch-15IKB, 510-15IKB Version 3JCN26WW Applicable OS Win7 & Win8 & Win10(64-bit) Installation README Updated Date: 2017-03-07 This package updates the basic input/output system (BIOS) on Lenovo Ideapad 310/510 - 14/15IKB(with Touch) BIOS, abbreviation of Basic Input Output System, is integrated in ROM chip on main board, which contains the basic input/output program, system configuration information, system startup self-check and pre-setup programs. BIOS provides most basic low-level hardware operations; it is the connection between software and hardware, and interfacing window of hardware and operating system. 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. Attention: Do not power off or restart your computer during the BIOS flashing process, which will cause serious damage and improper functioning of your computer. 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. Installing the package in Windows. ====================== Please follow bellowed step to update BIOS in Windows: 1. Locate the file 3jcn26ww.exe that has been downloaded. 2. Double click the 3jcn26ww.exe icon. 3. Follow wizard UI by making sure what BIOS to flash and flash on what platform. 4. Finally press Install & Finish to start flashing. During the process, you are advised not to turn off the computer. 5. When the update finishes, the computer will automatically reboot for the changes to take effect. Updated Information: Latest Version BIOS fixed all merged issues from previous. Summary of changes ================== General Information: 3JCN26WW: BIOS Notification : 1. Fixed 1) Fix Chgboot tool can't load default boot order with command uefios or legacyos; 2) Fix system auto shut down in DC mode when after G3 and first power on; 3) Fix Boot Option EFI PXE Network will lost after load default setting. 2. Add 1) Add Intel CN power table for Intel WLAN card. 3. Modified 1) Change SGX default setting Software Controlled in order to meet lenovo BIOS setup spec v2.0. EC Notification : 1. Fixed 1) None. 2. Add 1) None. 3. Modified 1) None.
Although it shows this BIOS update is applicable for your unit (first line highlighted in red), I would not install it unless I get the OK direct from support because your warning message (and the second line highlighted in red) clearly raises a caution flag about compatibility here.
03-25-2017 05:07 PM
Here is another thread on this topic that has some very detailed discussions:
At this point, I would say "If it ain't borke, don't try and fix it."