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ThinkCentre M73 BIOS installation instructions

2017-11-22, 3:52 AM

Hello,

 

I wanted to update my BIOS, but the instructions call for execution of FCJYxxUSA.exe which is not in the download.  Anyone know what I'm missing?

 

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Re: ThinkCentre M73 BIOS installation instructions

2017-11-22, 7:42 AM

If you are trying to update using the "Flash UEFI BIOS update (Flash from operating system version)  EXE 3.6MB" ) method, the file downloaded is called fcjy83usa.exe   

 

When you select Download now, it should prompt you for a location to save the file, but default it will normally be saved in your downloads folder.

 

If you are using the .ISO method, it has its own readme.txt instructions.

 

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Re: ThinkCentre M73 BIOS installation instructions

2017-11-22, 12:19 PM

That's what the instructions say, and there is a download for the package, which unpacks to the location you mention, but it does not have that program in it. The next download, below the instructions, is a utility fcjw83usa.exe.  The instructions are not clear about where to get the program, and if it is from a subsequent download, it's just not there.  I have to respect the details here if I'm going to mess with BIOS.

 

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Re: ThinkCentre M73 BIOS installation instructions

2017-11-22, 13:32 PM


When you select Download now, it should prompt you for a location to save the file, but default it will normally be saved in your downloads folder.

 

If you are using the .ISO method, it has its own readme.txt instructions.

 


I have a M73 also, and updated to the latest ver. 83 BIOS a month ago.  I only update using the CD ISO method, as it uses a standalone installer, bypassing the installed OS and all it's complications, making it inherently more reliable. 

 

Download the CD ISO file and burn onto a CD, boot from that CD, answer No when asked if you want to change the serial or model number (since you're not replacing the motherboard), and follow the directions, be patient. 

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Re: ThinkCentre M73 BIOS installation instructions

2017-11-22, 13:37 PM
Thanks BiggAl. Your response sounds convincing. I'm not a fan of all the Lenovo baggage, but prefer very direct updating as well. I only installed the new chipset drivers from the support site, and updated the display and network from Device Mgr.
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