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yccheok1
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ThinkPad BIOS Update - 7 - Update ThinkPad BIOS or Update model number

Hi,

 

I try to install recommended update by Lenovo

 

ThinkPad BIOS Update - 7

 

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However, I'm not sure which to choose when comes to installation step. I don't want to mess up with my BIOS Smiley Happy

 

  • Update ThinkPad BIOS
  • Update model number

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Thank you.

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Re: ThinkPad BIOS Update - 7 - Update ThinkPad BIOS or Update model number

dont worry just go next..with update ThinkPad bios...and all will be installed automaticly..the computer will reboot and you are finish..

best regards..

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yccheok1
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Re: ThinkPad BIOS Update - 7 - Update ThinkPad BIOS or Update model number

Thanks. But, do you have idea what does "Update model number" mean? What if I choose "Update model number"?
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Re: ThinkPad BIOS Update - 7 - Update ThinkPad BIOS or Update model number


@yccheok1 wrote:
do you have idea what does "Update model number" mean? What if I choose "Update model number"? 

It allows you to change the model and serial numbers of your system.

 

Q. Why would anyone want to do that?

 

A. The model/serial information is stored in BIOS, which is a chip on the motherboard. If the motherboard is ever replaced its BIOS will need to show the original model/serial. However, to make this update you will also need a copy of proprietary Lenovo software that is available only to authorized support centers.  

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Re: ThinkPad BIOS Update - 7 - Update ThinkPad BIOS or Update model number

I'd advice to not update the BIOS neither from Companion nor System Update apps. Do it manually - download the BIOS update from the support site and perorm that.



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