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Middleton BIOS question

2016-01-25, 20:06 PM

Hello!
I am new here. I need some advice. I have a Lenovo T61 model 6463-5BG,
FRU: 42W7651, 42W3813 with BIOS version 1.26-1.06 (7LET56WW).
I need to know if anyone has tried Middleton Bios this
laptop model and it work. I want to upgrade the T7300
the T9300 SLAQG (I have this CPU). For me the most important would be to enable SATA 2.
I will be helped by a friend do this BIOS update. Sorry for my english!
Thanks!

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Re: Middleton BIOS question

2016-01-26, 20:47 PM

Update BIOS succes!:smileyvery-happy:

Thanks Tuus!

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Re: Middleton BIOS question

2016-01-26, 20:47 PM

Update BIOS succes!:smileyvery-happy:

Thanks Tuus!

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Re: Middleton BIOS question

2016-02-01, 3:34 AM

I see many references to this "MIddleton BIOS" in the forums here, but I am not sure what it is?

 

Is this a third party BIOS or something Lenovo provides?  

 

On the support site the latest BIOS I see listed for my machine type is BIOS: 2.30  7luj28uc which only mentions Windows 7 support.

 

I have a T61p Type  6460-8WU with the T7700 Processor which I would like to upgrade to Windows 10 so my goal is to find a BIOS that would support that OS.

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Re: Middleton BIOS question

2016-02-01, 9:46 AM

"Middleton BIOS"  has no official supported by Lenovo. You can use it on your own risk. I use and it works. I will buy a SSD and expect to receive SLAQG T9300. I will post updates. For WIN 10 read that "https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T61-and-prior-T-series/Windows-10-on-T61/td-p/2123167" but if you have a spare HDD, I suggest to download and clean install Win 10 (evaluation copy)and if there are problems you can search and manually install drivers. For extend evaluation period you can try  to use "slmgr.vbs /rearm".

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Re: Middleton BIOS question

2016-02-01, 10:15 AM

Thank you for the tip about where to look, and actually I think I do have a spare hard drive I could install and see if it works OK before I wipe out my existing Windows XP installation, which sort of works at times when my other computers are unavailable.  I hadn't thought of that thanks!

 

I am away from that machine for the next month, but will try that when I get access to it again.

 

How would I use that "slmgr.vbs /rearm" to get an extended evaluation period?  At the command prompt?

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Re: Middleton BIOS question

2016-02-02, 22:22 PM

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-10-enterprise?OCID=WIP_r_Win10_Body_Ent_Eval

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Re: Middleton BIOS question

2016-02-09, 21:48 PM
Today I update the CPU.I thought I'd get SLAQG, but I got SLAYY from ebay.With T9300 works faster and cool than the T7300
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Re: Middleton BIOS question

2016-03-02, 22:20 PM

The SLAYY is a better chip and the only one I've ever seen in a T61

ThinkPad W-510 i7-820QM(1.73-3.06GHz) Quad Core... ThinkPad T500, T9900, 8gb SSD...FrankNpad T-60p/61p (X9000 2.8ghz) 8gb SSD ips FlexView...ThinkPad T-61p (T9300 2.5ghz) 8gb ram...Thinkpad X-61 Tablet 8gb ram.
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Re: Middleton BIOS question

2016-03-02, 23:12 PM

 

I bought an SSD. Kingston V300 (Taiwan Toshiba nand 19 nm - this is very important). It works perfectly. Maybe later I'll bought it: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2nd-hdd-caddy-IDE-to-SATA-9-5mm-exchange-DVD-driver-for-laptop-Universal-Aluminum-Free/1952098267.html?spm=2114.13010208.99999999.280.3cqi2u

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Re: Middleton BIOS question

2016-03-03, 4:23 AM

I bought a few of those kingston drives too, just before they switched to making them in China and the quality went don severely.

 

As for that adapter, don't buy it, it probably won't work and if it does it will look really ugly. Get one designed for the T60/61 model. Generics are cheap, original lenovo parts are getting really rare, but if you're willing to pay the price you can still get them..

 

Also, DO NOT use your SSD in that  type of adapter., it will be much slower than sata1. Instead get a large cheap 5400rpm drive  and use it there to store your files and a backup image of your SSD so you're prepared for when it fails.

ThinkPad W-510 i7-820QM(1.73-3.06GHz) Quad Core... ThinkPad T500, T9900, 8gb SSD...FrankNpad T-60p/61p (X9000 2.8ghz) 8gb SSD ips FlexView...ThinkPad T-61p (T9300 2.5ghz) 8gb ram...Thinkpad X-61 Tablet 8gb ram.
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