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T450s BIOS Update to 1.18 not working

2015-10-15, 20:55 PM

I recently purchased a T450s.  It shipped with BIOS versoin 1.18.  I downloaded and ran the application to upgrade the BIOS to version 1.18, but it appears the new version is not being applied.  My system still shows BIOS version 1.17.

 

What could be the cause of this issue?

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Re: T450s BIOS Update to 1.18 not working

2015-10-15, 22:10 PM
Hi

Have you read the BIOS upgrade related readme.txt file?

There are several important requisitions:
- Lenovo recommends to install the USB 3.0 driver for Windows (Version 1.4.0.225 or higher) prior to updating the BIOS. Because the BIOS requires the modification in the USB 3.0 driver to fix USB 3.0 related issues.
- You need an AC adapter and a charged battery pack.
- Remove the Power-on password prior to updating the UEFI BIOS in the remote deployment environments.
- Make sure to be logged on with an administrator account on the target computer.
- Make sure the AC adapter is firmly connected to the target computer.



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Re: T450s BIOS Update to 1.18 not working

2015-11-27, 21:37 PM

Hi,

I'm having the same issue and it's driving my crazy. I'm running a T450s with 64 bit Windows 10 and BIOS 1.17. I run System Update and try to install the BIOS 1.18 update. The command prompt comes up and it displays output similar to, "SecureFlash detected... Reading Flash Module..., etc." It then says "Warning" and some other text and before I can read it the command prompt closes and the computer restarts. On restart I get a black screen with "SecureFlash Authentication Failed!"

 

I have removed all BIOS passwords, removed the power-on password, set 'Secure RollBack Prevention' to 'Disabled' (as instructed in another Lenovo support post), have reset the BIOS to OS Optimized Defaults, and am completely befuddled on how this could not be working. I even reinstalled Windows 10 completely, so I'm fairly confident it's not a Windows issue.

 

Any suggestions? I've scoured the internet and come up empty.

 

Thanks in advance,

-Adrian

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Re: T450s BIOS Update to 1.18 not working

2015-11-29, 14:32 PM

I have the exact same issue as p00pies. Between the 2 threads, there are now 4 of us with the exact same issue.

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Re: T450s BIOS Update to 1.18 not working

2015-11-29, 15:02 PM

Leave it go, then.  Don't try to force it.  A bad update gone to completion and you run the risk of bricking the board. 

 

Check the Read Me file.  If you don't need what it offers, don't futz with your BIOS.  If it works, don't fix it.

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Re: T450s BIOS Update to 1.18 not working

2015-11-30, 1:50 AM

The Readme file is blank. Lacking any support from Lenovo there is no other choice but to do nothing. My computer works so it's bearable do I want the update for two reasons.

 

1) The update offers improved functionality re calculating temps on a rolling average, so the fans wind up to 100% less frequently, reducing noise.

 

2) Between all the Windows 10 update issues, driver issues, etc (which I know aren't Lenovo's fault), it'd be great if this could just work the way it's intended.

 

-adrian

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Re: T450s BIOS Update to 1.18 not working

2015-11-30, 2:18 AM

Looks like 1.19 is the latest on the download page.  Have any of you tried installing that version?

 

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-t450s/downloads/DS102109

 

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Re: T450s BIOS Update to 1.18 not working

2015-11-30, 2:22 AM

1.18 and 1.19 both have the same problem, when coming from 1.17 on the t450s.

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Re: T450s BIOS Update to 1.18 not working

2015-11-30, 2:25 AM

I can confirm. Received same error with 1.19. Looks like we're stuck on 1.17.

 

Lenovo PLEASE HELP!!!

 

Might it be worth rolling back to 1.16?

 

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Re: T450s BIOS Update to 1.18 not working

2015-11-30, 2:27 AM

Can't roll back to 1.16, same error. We are apparently stuck at 1.17. I'm pretty angry about this. Seems like a pretty big screw up.

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