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robcat26
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Message 1 of 7

E460 - suggested BIOS update & BIOS upgrade pop up.

I got a pop-up window stating that I needed to install a critical update (unfortunately I didn't get a screenshot of this, just clicked okay). A subsequent window cryptically stated, "ThinkPad BIOS Flash Update Utility: Version 29.17, please choose Update ThinkPadBIOS or Update model #" without explaining why I'd need to do so, although the window looked otherwise legit. I ignored the window and it hasn't come up again. Also, I couldn't find anything on this site or elsewhere about a critical BIOS update needed for my laptop. Should I be concerned about updating my BIOS?

I checked the bios version from my command prompt, and it is 1.17.

 

Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.

 

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Message 2 of 7

Re: suggested BIOS update

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !

 

The posting of what Lenovo or Thinkpad model you have will be most helpful to those responding.

 

Personally, if your machine is running good and you don't need a newer BIOS version to support a hardware change then I wouldn't worry about updating.  Even under the most perfect conditions a BIOS update can fail.  If it ain't broke, don't fix it is my opinion.



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Message 3 of 7

Re: suggested BIOS update

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad E460, but I will assume the "ain't broke, don't fix it" rule still applies. It's a mystery why I got that pop-up to begin with, but I'll leave it at that.
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Message 4 of 7

Re: suggested BIOS update

I will moved your posting over to the correct Thinkpad forum as it's currently in a Lenovo laptop forum.  Someone in the Thinkpad forum may have a different opinion about upgrading while at the same time have an explanation for the pop up you are experiencing. 



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Message 5 of 7

Re: suggested BIOS update

Your machine's current BIOS on the support page is 1.22.  Readme.txt:

<1.22>
- (New) Update AMD Litho VBIOS

<1.21>
- (New) Include security fixes.
- (New) Security fix addresses LEN-8324 System Management Mode (SMM) BIOS Vulnerability.
- (New) Update Intel Skylake D0 MCU to 0x9E.
- (New) Added new panels support
- (Fix) Fixed lenovo wireless keyboard compatibility problem in DOS mode.


<1.20>
- (New) Update Intel Skylake_U GOP driver to 1047.
- (New) Update Intel Skylake_U Video BIOS to 1034.
- (New) Add EDID table for LGD LP140WH8-TPH2.
- (New) Add EDID table for LGD LP156WF6-SPK3.
- (Fix) Fixed an issue related to Numlock on screen display issue



<1.19>
- (New) Updated BIOS Logo.
- (New) Updated Intel Boot Agent to ver 0.1.06.
- (New) Updated Skylake D0 MCU to 0x88. 
- (New) Supported wake on LAN in S5.
- (New) Supported new g-sensor.
- (Fix) Fixed an issue that PS2 mouse can`t be worked in EFI environment.
- (Fix) Fixed an issue that USB keyboard cannot work in Setup Menu when USB keyboard is connected in docking 
- (Fix) Fixed an issue related to function key status shown incorrect.
- (Fix) Fixed an issue related to ODD disc switch needed refresh to work.

You must decide it any of the above issues might occur on your system, ie aint broke/dont fix it.

I have no idea where the POP up occurred.

If Companion app is installed,  review the critical auto-update option on the SU page.

On your support page,  Bios 1.22 update via bootable CD is Normal.  

On your support page,  Bios 1.22 update via windows is Critical.

If you use Mcafee, check their vulnerability software for an auto-update option, which should be turned OFF.

robcat26
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Message 6 of 7

Re: suggested BIOS update

Thanks! I will take the "ain't broke don't fix it" approach. Also I don't have McAfee.

 

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ehtraf
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Message 7 of 7

Re: suggested BIOS update

Hello ,
Do you update your ThinkPad E460 the Bios ?

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