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Very slow firmware upgrade for Intel Management Engine on X270. Normal?

2020-06-12, 15:15 PM

I am updating the firmware on my X270 for Intel Management Engine. So far it has run overnight and is still not finished. Is this normal?

 

 

The onscreen message is:

 

Performing update

Do not turn of machine

[..............................................................

...............................................................

...............................................................

 

 

The screen is slowly filling with rows of dots. So far there are 6 full rows of dots and the 7th row is almost complete.... so at least I see it making progress. But it is very slow.

 

 

Does anyone know how long this should take? How many rows of dots will there be when the process is complete?

 

I'm doing the update via Linux using fwupdmgr. It reports

 

Upgrade available for Intel Management Engine from 182.29.3287 to 184.77.3664

 

I believe this is the same as the Intel Management Engine 11.8 Firmware, Windows Version 11.8.77.3664, because it just became available yesterday.

 

I have never seen a firmware update take this long.

 

(BTW, if we do not have Intel Management Engine functionality enabled in BIOS, do we even need this firmware update? I don't necessarily want to go through this process on my other ThinkPad if it is not necessary.)

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Re:Very slow firmware upgrade for Intel Management Engine on X270. Normal?

2020-06-19, 20:59 PM
I'm updating my laptop and would think it would take a few minutes but its the same line of dots. Hopefully it picks up speed. I've never gotten an update like this in the 4 years I've had my laptop
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Re:Very slow firmware upgrade for Intel Management Engine on X270. Normal?

2020-09-25, 16:26 PM

Hey my laptop is doing the same thing, it is making progress but there are 8 lines of dots and it has been running for 16 hours. What was the outcome of your update?

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