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T460P Bios upgrade (to 2.19 / r07uj16wd.iso) fails: Unexpected error

Q: T460P Bios upgrade (to 2.19 / r07uj16wd.iso) fails: Unexpected error

My T460P is currently on 2.13. I want to (well, i don't but hibernate doesn't work at all) upgrade to BIOS version 2.19 which is current at the time of this writing.I got r07uj16wd.iso but this upgrade fails with "unexpected error" without any hint as to what failed whatsoever. You seem to have done some backward-incomaptible changes in 2.15 so maybe do it step by step:Upgrade to 2.15: OKUpgrade to 2.17: OKUpgrade to 2.18: OKUpgrade to 2.19: Fails, again this "unexpected error" without any details on WHAT the error is. Did anyone managed to use the r07uj16wd.iso ISO-image to upgrade to 2.19?PS: And yes, the md5sum of the downloaded ISO is correct.

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BIOS updates to my ThinkPad T460p seem to have been fine, up until going from 2.19 to 2.20.  Upon trying to upgrade to 2.20, I get the following message:  I cannot boot from USB key, I get the same issue.  This includes attempting with an older BIOS like 2.18; the same error message occurs even when not in Windows. Is there a way to force-flash the BIOS to get it back on track or is there some option I can try?  I only have a few remaining days left on my warranty, so I don't have much time left to open a support case if there's nothing else I can do other than replace the mainboard.

A:T460p BIOS update fails; "The BIOS does not match this system"

Call support.  Whatever happens, you should get the issue documented while the system is under warranty.  In U.S., the number is 1-800-426-7378

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Hi. After upgrading BIOS to 2.12 the CPU frequency is locked to the lowest possible (disregarding BIOS settings). Plugging in the battery makes it work again.For the sake of prolonging my battery life I ususally run without it when safely docked at home.Anyone else experiencing this? I assume it's a bug?

A:Bios upgrade to 2.12 on T460p locks cpu frequency to lowest when running without battery

It sounds like a bug might have been fixed.  I would expect it to slow down if you had just a battery (no A/C) or just A/C (no battery).  The charhing circuity won't "cook" the battery.  It will stop charging when it is fully charged.

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Hello!I am trying to update BIOS on my laptop T460p and am getting an error.Here is a part of Winuptp file: [2016/7/1 19:38:47] version 29.03OS = Windows 10 64bitDriver Loading....DoneSystem BIOS Version -> R07ET20WApplying BIOS Version -> R07ET67WSystem EC Version -> R07HT08WApplying EC Version -> R07HT14WAC adapter/Battery check....OK.BIOS Flashing....The number of retries of BIOS update = 1The number of retries of BIOS update = 2The number of retries of BIOS update = 3Failed.Error : Failed to verify Secure Flash image.Error code = 234 Thank You in advance!

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when trying to apply a BIOS update I'm getting a failure to open BIOS signature file. 

A:BIOS Upgrade fails

Hello @Jbmanch, Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums! The forums are a great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community! I came across your post about the BIOS issue, and wanted to help!  I understand that you are getting an error, when trying to update the BIOS. Are you trying to update the BIOS through the HP Support Assistant?  If so, try downloading and installing the BIOS straight from the HP site.  You can find drivers for your product here: Drivers - HP Spectre x360 - 13-4102dx (ENERGY STAR) If you need further assistance, then you can try reviewing the following document.  Please post back with the results: HP Notebook PCs - Updating the BIOS Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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I have an XPS420 running WIN10.  Original bios is x07 2009.  there is a 2011 version on Dell.  Why update?  NVidia GTS 450 has kernel failure/restored.  Dell tech system check program, says all parts working well-no failures.  I updated the chipset and all other software drivers say most current.  So how do I get latest old driver install?
File Name: XPS420-A07.EXE
Importance: Recommended

Description: Non-Packaged (683 KB)
Release Date: 12 May 2009

Version: A07 ,A07
Last Updated: 03 Nov 2011

A:Bios upgrade fails to install: what to do next?

The nine year old XPS 420 was never validated for Windows 10.
All of the drivers we wrote were for XP and Vista. You can attempt to install the bios from a bootable DOS diskette.

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Intel Management Engine 11.0 Firmware - 8.1/10 5.96M fails to install on ThinkPad T460p (Win8.1x64) with both Service Bridge and System Update. Appears to be a Lenovo download problem.Related issues:1. Improperly marked as Recommended. This is a Critical fix to a major vulnerability.2. T460p download link broken at Intel ME 11.x, SPS 4.0, and TXE 3.0 Cumulative Security Update 

John ~ ThinkPad T460p[ Win8.1Pro64 | i5-6440HQ | 16GB | 1TB SSD | WQHD | 802.11ac | BT | Cam | FR ]

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After checking and double-checking to make sure my comp is virus free (See: The thread I just closed on the subject ), the following happened today:

When I made a 2011 Atheros Wireless LAN Driver Upgrade via a windows update, I started getting knocked off every few minutes until I reset my surfboard and wireless adapter, so I figured that was the issue. Seemed to be fine again, but as I was running TFC before logging off my computer crashed, telling me Windows had encountered a critical error and I had a minute to save my files before it rebooted. Error logs list the following error:

Log Name: System
Source: USER32
Date: 11/16/2010 6:33:22 PM
Event ID: 1074
Task Category: None
Level: Information
Keywords: Classic
Computer: ashandsheila
The process wininit.exe has initiated the restart of computer ASHANDSHEILA on behalf of user NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM for the following reason: No title for this reason could be found
Reason Code: 0x50006
Shutdown Type: restart
Comment: The system process 'C:\Windows\system32\services.exe' terminated unexpectedly with status code 0. The system will now shut down and restart.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
<Provider Name="USER32" />
<EventID Qualifiers="32768">1074</EventID>
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A:Unexpected Error after WLAN Upgrade?

When I made a 2011 Atheros Wireless LAN Driver Upgrade via a windows updateThat's pretty common mistake.Unfortunately, MS has a long history of messing up non-MS drivers.Never do this.All non-MS drivers should be updated (IF NEEDED) either through your computer maker site, or device manufacturer site.Roll it back.

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As stated, just wanna upgrade the original os from win 10 home to win 10 pro. Is that okay if I just upgrade os through the app store in win 10? 

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I have tried to upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit) from both my laptop and my PC. They are both on Vista Home Premium.

I get the exact same problem. The process runs all the way through to the end, gives a green tick next to each of the processes it is doing, and then finishes up by telling me that Windows 7 could not be installed on this computer and then unwinds the entire thing, putting me back on Vista again.

It is really bad that NO REASON is given whatsoever!

I tried this 4-5 times on my laptop with the same result, wasting so many hours. I tried this yesterday on my PC and the whole thing dragged on for well over 4 hours (until 2:30AM in the morning when I would much rather have been in bed) before doing the same. It is very aggravating indeed.

Yes, I did install and run the Windows 7 Advisor prior to trying the upgrade and was told on both computers that I could indeed upgrade. Yesterday, on the PC upgrade attempt, I was told the first time that certain software programs might conflict and so deinstalled all the ones listed and tried the upgrade procedure again.

This is extremely frustrating. I don't want to do a clean install from scratch because I have SO MANY programs installed, and specific configurations for each etc., not to speak of having to deinstall many of them first because of their online license codes etc.

Any help would be much appreciated.



A:Upgrade Fails on TWO PCs - Same Error

Considering how much time you've said has been wasted already, perhaps a Clean Install is the way forward, as you would have had Windows 7 on both P.C's now, and all your software reinstalled and configured.

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Hi all.I'm setting up my new T460P to substitute my glorious W520, and I'm very sad about the choise at the moment. I cannot figure out how to change the boot order in the BIOS.I get into the bios (not so easy and not so stable...), go to the boot order and then... I should press the "+ or -" key to move the objects up and down through the list. I tried everything. I think near any combination of keys, but nothing.I cannot find the right key combination to send the "+" or "-". Could you please help me to change the values in the BIOS of my T460P? Thank you very much! 

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I have a Dell U2415 monitor, which has an integrated USB3 hub. When that hub is connected to the TP at power on, the TP gets stuck at boot screen, when the message "To interrupt normal startup, press Enter" displays (and the Enter key does not work in that state). Note:When I unplug the USB3 cable that goes to the hub, the TP continues booting correctly after some seconds.When I start the TP without connecting the USB3 cable, the TP boots correctly.I reset BIOS to "setup defaults" -> no helpWith the previous 2.17 BIOS, there were no problems. Haven't done BIOS downgrade yet, as Lenovo says 2.18 is an urgent upgrade.

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I am new to a ThinkPad with fingerprint reader, but not to ThinkPads. Running Windows 7 64-bit. In Windows I installed the Lenovo Touch Fingerprint Software. I enrolled my fingerprints. Windows: It works well with Windows. Instead of logging in to Windows with password I can use the fingerprint. Next to deleting fingerprint data, only option I have in Settings is "Enable pre-boot authentication". Seems when I have this enabled, that windows will automatically log-in (not asking for password or fingerprint) if I used fingerprint to boot-up the computer during boot-time (enabled via BIOS). Boot/BIOS: I am a bit unsure how exactly this is configured via the BIOS. Only when I enable "boot password required" I will be asked to scan my fingerprint (or type the password). I assume it's meant this way. If boot password is disabled, I am not asked for the fingerprint at all. With boot password enabled, and that's strange to me, it would first ask me to scan the fingerprint and when I did so successfully, it will still require the password as well. I first scan my fingerprint, it gets a green checkmark (= success), then it shows the password icon, and next to it a hand which is crossed out, then a moment later I need to enter the password. Is it meant this way? Or should it be password OR fingerprint? Summary of settings (by choice): In Lenovo Touch Fingerprint Software i disabled "pre-boot authetication". This way I still need to ... Read more

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When trying to upgrade ATA Center from 1.5 to 1.6, I always get this error:

Exception thrown by custom action:
System.Reflection.TargetInvocationException: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation. ---> MongoDB.Driver.MongoWriteException: A write operation resulted in an error.
  E11000 duplicate key error collection: ATA.UniqueEntityProfile index: _id_ dup key: { : "b1549c59-a5a2-4b83-a4ec-eb162b1e3333" } ---> MongoDB.Driver.MongoBulkWriteException`1: A bulk write operation resulted in one or more errors.
  E11000 duplicate key error collection: ATA.UniqueEntityProfile index: _id_ dup key: { : "b1549c59-a5a2-4b83-a4ec-eb162b1e3333" }
   at MongoDB.Driver.MongoCollectionImpl`1.BulkWrite(IEnumerable`1 requests, BulkWriteOptions options, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
   at MongoDB.Driver.MongoCollectionBase`1.InsertOne(TDocument document, InsertOneOptions options, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
   --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
   at MongoDB.Driver.MongoCollectionBase`1.InsertOne(TDocument document, InsertOneOptions options, CancellationToken cancellationToken)
   at Microsoft.Tri.Center.Deployment.Package.Actions.DatabaseActions.<>c__DisplayClass19_0.<MigrateUniqueEntityProfiles>b__0(BsonDocument _)
   at MongoDB.Driver.IAsyncCursorExtensions.<>c__DisplayClass8_0`1.<ForEachAsync>b__0(TDocument doc, Int32 _)... Read more

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I just bought a new PC (Intel i7-2600) with windows 7 installed.
I did windows upgrades.
All upgrades went OK.

The latest upgrade was to SP1
--- a very large one.
--- downloading OK
--- preparing install OK
--- configuring install Ok
--- install: after 10% the install fails, windows 7 is turned back to original status.

The messages are:


All steps of:
Windows Update error 80070003

are done without any success.

PC Medion/P5303D/i7-2600/6GB/1,6TB/GTX460
windows 7 Home Premium x64

Also downloading of full upgrade and installation of full SP1 from Microsoft website does not provide solution. This is manual procedure, not windows update.

Any way to solve this issue/problem.

Thanks in advance.

A:w7 x64 upgrade SP1 fails - error 80070003

This might help
Windows 7 SP1 fails to install with Code 0x800F0A13, 0x800F0826 or 0x80070003 - Microsoft Reduce Customer Effort Center - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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Hello all, is it possible to upgrade, after market of course, to a 1T NVMe PCIe SSD? This is a novice question, but wanted to ask, as some friends are pushing me towards T460S because of this drive availability. Would not all I need is an adapter and would that, along with the  NVMe PCIe drive fit, within the casing? Or is it more technologially involved than that, like bios, space and other such? Also, the T460P has 4g RAM soldered in, yet one can upgrade to 32g involving 2 - 16g sticks, this does mean that the 4g is diabled with the 2 sticks installed, correct? TIA - bo1953

T61, 6465, Vista

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Hello, I have the following issue with my t460p after I've updated the video driver to version  (r07i616w): Pausing a video (i.e. youtube in a browser)  and continuing after some time leads to a BSOD. This happens reproducible  if screen has been turned off by power manager, while video has been paused. steps to reproduce:1. in power manager  set the time to switch off screen to 1 minute2. start playing a youtube video in a browser (in my case google chrome)3. pause video4. wait until screen has been turned off5. continue playing video more informations to BSOD:BCCode: 1BCP1: 0000000077CCBBAABCP2: 0000000000000000BCP3: 000000000000FFFFBCP4: FFFFF8800895BB60OS Version: 6_1_7601Service Pack: 1_0Product: 256_1 this does not happen with video driver (r07i613w).BIOS is version 2.05. (latest from the lenovo website) Newer drivers downloaded from Intel (  and seem to have the same problem. Sometimes system crashes just by using the intel graphics options panel  by selecting video. The picture of the child should be displayed, instead the system crashes. As newer Intel drivers have the same issue, it looks to me that maybe something different coud be triggering this crashes.  Maybe BIOS?  What is the recommended BIOS version to use in a t460p (no Optimus)?Can I safely downgrade the BIOS version to 2.03 or 2.04? Regards... Read more

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On an Asus laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled, I have secure boot on, AV off, but every time I try to install the update from the Windows Store I get as far as:
Getting the update ready
This App wasn't installed, - view details.
Something happened and the Windows 8.1 couldn't be installed. Please try again. Error code 0x800703f9

I've tried installing with nearly every non-windows process disabled, but that doesn't help. I've Googled the error number, but although I found instances of it (back to Vista), I couldn't find what the error was or anything helpful.

A:8.1 Upgrade fails, Error Code 0x800703f9

I've also experienced this issue. I know that on my system I managed to partially break the Windows bootloader and I've assumed that's the source of the problem, having tried a lot of other potential resolutions that haven't worked. I've tried repairing the bootloader without success so I think it's going to take a "refresh" or reinstall to solve. I don't have time to do that at the moment though so I can't confirm that that will work (I may not do it in the near term anyway because I don't trust it not to nuke the dual booting Linux partition on the same disk... which is how I managed to damage my bootloader in the first place :P)

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Dear Community,

according to these guidelines https://www.toshiba.de/innovation/generic/windows8_1-upgrade-stepbystep/
I tried several times to update windows. However, it always failed.
The system is totally on default setting without any addtional installations.

Are there any other solutions?

Kind regards


A:Upgrade to Windows 8.1 fails - error 0X1900101

At what point does it fail? Are there any error messages?

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Trying to upgrade an existing 1.6 ATA install to 1.7.  Get Error code: 0x80070643.
I have tried both from Windows Update and a standalone installer.  Same error both ways.  Not seeing anything in the logs other than the same error code.
Any ideas?

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I'm looking to do an in place upgrade of Win7 Ultimate to Win8 Pro. I am running a Lenovo Thinkstation with SAS Raid, 2 quad core processors and 24 gig of memory. The raid is configured raid 10 and is one 500gb partition (C Drive). I have a secondary 2 TB sata drive that I used for swap and backups (D Drive). Video card is a NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700.

I downloaded the release image from my MSDN account, along with a key. I expanded the ISO to my D: drive, disabled my AV and ran setup. I go through the regular checks and it asks for my key, I type that in, agree to the license and click next. After about 3 minutes, I get the following error:

The timing seems to be just as it's ready to start copying source files...

I also burned the ISO to a DVD and tried that and got the same result. I've checked my partition and disks for errors (checked raid manager and ran chkdsk/f) and no luck.

Any ideas? My goal is an in-place upgrade.


A:Upgrade fails with Installation Sources error

I had a very similar message to that on a computer when upgrading. I never did isolate the exact culprit, but I overcome the problem by going into Task Manager and ending all the non critical processes that I could find, then running the installer again.

Also. How are you mounting your ISO? You will need to make sure that it is set to auto-mount so when you restart it is available again to continue the installation.

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HP and Microsoft both indicated my notebook was ready for upgrade to Windows 10, but when I tried to do the upgrade it failed - repeatedly - with the error message from Microsoft that "we couldn't update the system reserved partition." What to do?


View Solution.

A:Windows 10 upgrade fails with error message "we couldn't upd...

Other threads for that error indicate the system reserved partition needs to be made larger.  Typically that partition is small.  Try making it at least 400MB instead of the 100MB to 250 MB that it probably is now.

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I have installed WIN10 (ver. 1511) a couple of months ago. While trying to solve a driver issue I've been advised (by MICROSOFT) to upgrade to ver.1607. Several upgrade attempts all failed (with code 0xd000009a) What does it mean? Any more details needed? How can I resolve this? Can't find any clue on the net for this code.

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Hello to all,

bought a new Sattelite Pro C850-1MX (PSCBZE 00M009GR) in december 2013. System is running almost unchanged to delivery state. Yet installed OpenOffice, Firefox and AdobeReader in most actual versions. And updated driver for AMD-GPU to latest version. No other changes done.

Now tried to upgrade to Windows 8.1 via Windows-App-Store. Download was done, upgrade run, reboot, installing changes, preparing devices --> reboot, rollback to 8.0 with error code 0xC1900101-0x30018.

Searched internet for solutions: Toshiba sais
- update all Toshiba-components via TOSHIBA Service Station --> done
- (Link: [http://www.toshiba.de/innovation/generic/windows8_1-upgrade-stepbystep/]): deinstall some components: esp. LAN/WLAN-driver.

Hmmm...if I do so I cannot access Windows App-Store to rerun the upgrade because i have no network-connection. Stupid...

- Why can?t I upgrade an almost unchanged system because of some driver-uncompatibilities where i didnt change anything from delivery state???

Please state any hint/solution. Thanks!

A:Satellite Pro C850-1M - upgrade to Win 8.1 fails - error 0xC1900101-0x30018

>Now tried to upgrade to Windows 8.1 via Windows-App-Store. Download was done, upgrade run, reboot, installing changes, preparing devices --> reboot, rollback to 8.0 with error code 0xC1900101-0x30018.

This error message appears because of some not compatible drivers and tools which are already preinstalled on Windows 8 system.

This issue has been reported many times here in the forum and was solved as reported by user harrie_1 at 12-Jan-2014
Look into this thread: http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=74631

Check what drivers has to be uninstalled in Appendix A
[How to Update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1|http://support.toshiba.com/sscontent?contentId=4003162]

+What important is to remove the internet connection.+
+Only use to download 8.1 then disconnect (also Lan cable)+
+After starting Win 8.1 for the first time do not connect to the internet.+

+On another pc download first the drivers for 8.1 audio,realtek wlan and bluetooth and display driver.+
+Install and restart after this when de system is stable you can connect to internet and download the windows updates.+

PS: this thread should be closed to avoid misunderstandings and because other thread already exists

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So, earlier today, everything was fine. My computer was working normally nothing was acting up. While unplugging my laptop from the wall I dropped it, but nothing appeared to be wrong. A little while later I restarted my computer and it worked fine for about a minute and then everything froze in windows explorer, nothing would work, folders wont open task manager never appears start menu wont come up, nothing.
I booted into safe mode and everything works fine through there, so I looked around online and one suggestion was to update my BIOS so I tried to update from Dells Inspiron 1420 A08 to the newer A10 BIOS version, trying that in safe mode failed so I tried to boot normally and quickly do whatever it told me, when I tried it wouldnt restart (and still refuses too, I have to shut it down manually outside of safe mode) it said it couldnt update the BIOS version because it couldnt locate the image, but I downloaded it directly from Dells own website.
So then I tried to do a system restore, and I got the message:

The disk Vista (c:) has errors
Windows detected file system corruption on Vista (c:)
You must check the disk for errors before it can be restored.

So I clicked scan and fix, and nothing happens. (this is back in safe mode by the way) so I opened a command promp and typed sfc /scannow
and it scanned and found some errors but were unable to fix them. Details are located in the CBS.log
So I opened the log and I found the following:

POQ 62 ends.
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A:Vista - Explorer Freezes on reboot, system restore fails, BIOS update fails. Help.

Hi, the first rule if you ever drop a laptop (and it appears OK) is to take the battery out, boot from the mains if all is OK turn off add battery and reboot. Now you may have damaged the MB and or the RAM seating or HDD cable connection as well as the monitor connect cable.. etc ...etc. You can see where this is heading to the shop would be my advice.

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My laptop runs with an internal Samsung 830 SSD that has solely Linux installed in an UEFI setup. The EFI system partion is the final partition on the SSD. For quick Windows support on my trips I installed Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit to an external HDD (Windows
To Go). The external HDD is setup as a GPT disk; it's first partition is a 200 MB EFI system partition, the remaining space the NTFS formatted Windows partition.

In August I tried upgrading to Windows 10 both via Windows update and the Media Creation Tool - to no avail. It always crashed with error 0x80073B92 - 0x20009 ("The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during PREPARE_ROLEBACK operation").
Since I didn't need to save any files of the previous Win8 installation I finally did a successful clean install of Windows 10 using DISM's Apply-Image strategy.

Now when trying to upgrade to Windows 10 build 10586 / Threeshold 2 / ver. 1511 I'm again stuck with 0x80073B92 - 0x20009. Tried via both Windows Update and MCT twice each. No luck.

Now, is there any way to successfully upgrade a Windows To Go - drive? Can I use dism to upgrade from another window installation just as I did for the first install (but keeping my files this time)? Or are the two EFI partitions in conflict? Do I actually
need an EFI partition on my external disk since the system boots from the internal one?

nb: Detaching all USB drives clearly won't help when the system drive is a USB. All other devices are off. F... Read more

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I am trying to perform the November update (1511) on this computer. (starting from the previous Windows 10 version)
Since I have another problem where it doesn't appear in Windows Update (despite fulfilling many requirements to make it appear), I am limited to perform the upgrade with the Media Creation Tool (which has re-implemented build 10586, 1511 into it after been pulled out)

However, the upgrade process failed when reaching 76%. After system restore and reboot, the following pop-up appeared:

Any ideas why this is happening? I upgraded this computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10 back in august, without any issue. Only now it did not find the November update through Windows Update and when using the Media Creation Tool it fails.

A:Windows 10 10586 (1511) upgrade fails / error 0x8007002C - 0x4000D

I had a similar problem with my system that was upgraded from W8.1 and I decided to do a clean install with the new 1511 ISO and it is a much better running system now.


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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

A:got the windows 10 free upgrade and used the dell diagnostics tool to upgrade driver and bios everything worked fine until the update of the bios!!!!

I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.

Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
What is the system model number and version of windows before upgrading to windows 10? Example: Dell Inspiron 3543, windows 10
You're able to boot into BIOS(F2 key) and diagnostic (F12 key) ?
1. Power off computer
2. Power on computer, quickly start tapping F2 key ( BIOS) or F12 key( BIOS) continuously

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once the update started it rained go maybe 15 seconds and just shut my computer off entertainment a bloatware screen say that the software ran in to an error and it would restart itself. I let the computer along for over an hour and finally restarted the system muse us in the power button.  once I went to restart the system I only got a blackberry screen my computer is out of warranty and your dell bios update killed my motherboard I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.  If I gave some on software I wrote and they installed it and it had no warning it would fry the I computer thatbwould be data to someone's personal property... DELL is this how you value your customers?

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I got the t470p about 5 months ago. Recently when ever i start it up i get an error that says "There was a problem starting C:\Program Files(x86)\Thinkpad\Utilites\PWMTR64V.dll" i did read here on the forum to delete something in the task schedule and i did but it didnt work. Does anyone know how to fix this errror? I never got it before. *** I go to that location and the only thing i have is "PWMIF64v.dll" which isnt correct. *** Also looked around and found this " PWMTR32V.dll " which is correct but this says 32 and not 64.

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Hello everyone I would like to upgrade BIOS with release 62CN44WW  but I receive the error  ERROR 233 - Only secured capsule is allowed on a SecureFlash systemI am running Windows 7 64 bit, current BIOS is BIOS  62CN97WW Could you kindly advise on that? Thanks a lot C

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Hello, I'm upgrade my Compaq Elite 8300 SFF (Product Serial Number: AUD24001WM) BIOS K01 v02.90 to 3.04 from (http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp77501-78000/sp77888.exe), but when I upgrade from HPQFlash; I'm facing this issue And when I'm upgrade from MS-DOS I'm faceing this issue  Please help me in this regard. Thanks in advance.

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I have bought a large number (> 25) of these machines.  The BIOS version on some of these devices is 2.04 and on some 2.05. I am trying to upgrade the BIOS on all of them to version 2.06 (because of security fixes) using the bootable CD upgrade method, from here: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-x14...  On a large proportion of the devices (including some on BIOS 2.04 and some on BIOS 2.05), this fails with the error: "BIOS layout mismatch.  The utility process has not completed".  So, now I am somewhat stuck...  On some of the other devices, the upgrade goes without a hitch.  Any ideas?  I should also note that I tried an intermediate upgrade to 2.05 for the machines on 2.04, and that failed with the same error.  I have also tried to make sure that there's no other issues, e.g. resetting the BIOS settings to default, making sure the end-user BIOS upgrade is not disallowed in the BIOS settings, etc.


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A:X140e BIOS upgrade error

Answering my own question.  It seems that this is a problem (mostly) with refurbished machines, where Lenovo does something weird to one of the BIOS regions (I think the SLIC region, that contains the Windows license enablement). (Don't hold me responsible if you brick your X140e) Anyway, to get around this, you need to extract a bootable USB image from the BIOS ISO image (google around).  Then you can copy the \FLASH subdirectory tree to a plain bootable DOS USB image (google around again).  If you boot this, you can then interact directly with the dos flashing commands. I found that the dosflash.exe flashing program will deliver the same/similar error when you try to upgrade the BIOS.  However, there is a undocumented /force flag (thanks Lenovo!), which will allow you to force the flashing.  This will basically nuke the SLIC, which would be a problem if you want to run Windows again.  However, I am running Linux on my X140e's, so that's not a problem. I have used this method to upgrade 6 X140e refurbs, which I previously could not update, to the newest BIOS, which is now version 2.07

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I downloaded bios update for my PC ad tried to install it but unfortunately my system shuts down during update installation. Now when I press power button PC doesn't shows anything but only beeps.Plz tell me how to recover my bios step by step because recovering bios using key combinations doesn't work.

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This computer has been bootin up verrrrrrry slowly for quite a while. When I use it, the processor shoots to 100% load often and stays there for a bit, which effectively locks the computer. I also receives an error message when bootinb that said something about the bios not matching the processor and that it needed to be upgrade. I didn't get that message today when I booted.

A:slow boot and bios upgrade error

Can you post a screenshot of that error if/when it occurs again?

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I bought a laptop from Cyberpower 2 months ago and it has been freezing up when I start it up after being shut down. I got this error message:Consider BIOS upgrade

Microsoft is unable to determine the exact cause of this error. However, this problem was most likely caused by an error in your computer&#8217;s random access memory (RAM). RAM is the main internal storage area the computer uses to run programs and store data.

During the crash analysis, we noticed the basic input/output (BIOS) system version on this computer does not match the specifications for the central processing unit (CPU), also known as a processor, that is installed on your computer. This can occur when a newer processor is installed on an older system board or older BIOS. Using a BIOS that does not support the installed processor can result in Windows system crashes. Contact your computer manufacturer or motherboard manufacturer for an updated version of BIOS for your computer's processor.

Additional information

Important: Upgrading the BIOS version may require moderate to advanced troubleshooting skills. If you are uncomfortable with performing these steps, you might want to consider consulting with paid technical support.

If your computer contains an Intel processor, you can use special utilities to identify your specific processor. Click the following link to go online for more information:

Intel Processor Identification Utility

List of BIOS Manufacturers

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A:Microsoft Windows Error-Consider BIOS upgrade?

I cannot get any answer or email response at all from Cyberpower about this and I don't know what to do. Their claim of 24/7 customer service is a joke!
Is this anything I need to worry about?
My laptop is only 2 months old, so can it need updating already?

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I cannot update the bios on an old Satellite C850D-107. Currently it runs the stock bios 1.10 and the latest bios is 6.50. I have checked both serial num and product ID so I'm sure I have downloaded the correct bios yet it says the bios is not for this notebook pc.

I cannot find any other bios or an older bios perhaps 1.20?

Any help would be welcome thanks.

A:Satellite C850D-107 BIOS upgrade error 1.10 to 6.50


I cannot update the bios on an old Satellite C850D-107 (PSC9SE). Currently it runs the stock bios 1.10 (25/12/2012) and the latest bios is 6.50 (13/2/2014). I have checked both serial num and product ID so I'm sure I have downloaded the correct bios yet it says the bios is not for this notebook pc.

I cannot find any other bios or an older bios perhaps 1.20?

Any help would be welcome thanks.

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Hi Guys,
I tryed to upgrade my bios but it went wrong. At the end, it says chechsum error.
At the same time i was installing new software and when it finishes, the PC rebooted.
Well, whem PCs restarted, bios says "Chechsum error" and asked me for floppy with system... well i didn't realized the bios was cleared and i rebooted PC again (this time power off).
whem i turned power on, PC do nothing (no seach for CD or Floppy, no video...nothing) then i realized i have a cleared bios.

I brouth this motherboard because it was "Crasgfree Bios" (Says ASUS) but it looks like it is only once...

I need Your help to bring up again the protected bios boot, so I can use a floppy or CD to update bios to normal. I just need to know how bring that asus sotftware (crashfree) because it only apears once when i rebooted the first time and never again...

PLEASE help!


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After flashing bios HS 3f0 error comes up with saying install operating system.  Tried hard reset and diagnostic from bios.  No HD damage and no luck with reset.  Black screen still.  Will a legacy change on boot sequence help?

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Hi everyone, I upgraded my T61 with the Middleton BIOS Dual-IDA_SATA II_Whitelist_SLIC21_Thermal_Sensing_Error_ThinkPad_T61_T61p_BIOS_(2.29-1.08) and all went well until booting into Windows 10.  I receive an " IRQL Not Less or Equal"  error. System then reboots and I get a screen saying Preparing Automatic Repair and just locks up. Can anyone guide me in the right direction to repair this issue? Thanks.  T61 , Type 7662Windows 10 32-bit OS 

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Bought a 910 off ebay last week and I desperately need to disable the Fn key. I found various posts that I should disable it in the BIOS (Current version 2JCN32WW), which I don't have the option to do so in the BIOS.   So maybe I need to update my BIOS to the latest 2JCN39WW? Upon trying to do that I get an error "Mount the EFI System Partition Failed".  Any information on how to fix this?  Thanks in advance =)

A:Can't upgrade BIOS on 910-13ISK (EFI error) and Fn Key Sucks (can't disable)


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Clean installing W7 x86 is no problem. But
1) upgrading Vista x86 to W7 x86 fails and automatically rolls back to Vista, and
2) attempt to clean install W7 x64 results in BSOD when rebooting to finalize the process.
Any suggestion would be appreciated.

A:Two issues: Upgrade install of W7x86 fails and W7x64 fails to clean install

Hi churin and welcome to Se7en Forums

I would actually never contemplate on upgrading one OS to another - a clean install is by far the best way to go. True, installing the upgrade version of Vista as a clean install means that you actually install Vista twice, once on an empty drive/partition and then as an upgrade over itself, but it is the same OS. I would expect that the same (or similar) procedure would be true for W7. This could explain your first problem.
As for your second problem, it is possible that your download is corrupted for some reason or other. You could try downloading it again to see if that is the problem.

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thank you in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 19:02:27, on 29/05/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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Go to My Computer->Tools/View->Folder Options->View tab and make sure that 'Show hidden files and folders' (or 'Show all files') is enabled. Also make sure that 'Display the contents of system folders' is checked. If you have Windows XP, the search feature is a little different. When you click on 'All files and folders' on the left pane, click on the 'More advanced options' at the bottom. Make sure that 'Search system folders', 'Search hidden files and folders', and 'Search subfolders' are checked.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).


Go to www.trendmicro.com, and then:

1. Click "Free Online Scan".
2. Click "Scan now, it's free".

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Hi guys,

My PC is shutting down unexpectedly. Sometimes do not restart. Last two times tries to start again, but couple of times fails. Starts for a few seconds and stops again. Again and again after show me message that BIOS is corrupted and recovers it. After Windows starts normal.
I did these things ? cleaned components, changed cooling paste on the CPU and scanned for viruses with Microsoft Security Essential. After went to the service and tested power supply. They told me everything is ok. Tested PC with Prime95 all night and nothing. Before three hours problem appeared again.
My Motherboard is GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD3,
CPU ? AMD FX 4300 Quad Core
GPU ? NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
Windows 7 Ultimate

Give me advice, please?

Thanks in advance!

A:What to do with unexpected shut down and BIOS corruption

Have you thought about changing your CMOS battery? If it's failing, it might corrupt your BIOS with it's 'flickering' power.

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For the past few days, whenever I start up my desktop in the morning, I am requested to set system time and date in the BIOS which have been zeroed out. By the same token, I notice that several parameters (not all of them) have been changed : RAID controller was activated (I leave it deactivated), IDE mode is changed from P-ATA to mixed, boot sequence and language are changed, etc.

This incident occurs regularly when the pc has been shut down for a few hours, for example all night. It doesn't occur if I do a reboot.

Is this a sign of my battery running out?

My MB is an ASUS P4P800 Deluxe.

A:Unexpected BIOS parameter reset

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Hello, Yesterday I updated the bios to version 2.18 , and now I'm confused what's  different in this version?According to release notes  Intel ME FW  was updates to version  and some other ME related changes.But after update I see bios version reported as 2.18 (good)  but ME FW Version is still !Is this expected?This BIOS is marked as critical/urgent, so now I would like to know what's going on?Does the bios iso file contain the wrong bios file, or do the release notes not match the bios release, maybe  different version / machine?  Thank you 

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