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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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T460p currently on BIOS 2.23 can't be upgraded to BIOS version 2.24I downloaded r07uj21ww.exe,  extracted the files and copied files to a fat32 formatted usb flash drive with mkusbkey.bat  d: Booted from this usb key and started update process by pressing 2 only to get the error message:'An unexpected error has occurred, and the process did not complete.'No hint was given what might have failed.     

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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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I verified the checksum and burned a DVD using the r07uj18wd.iso file. After power cycling the T460p, the upgrade program starts to boot from the DVD then the following message appears on the screen but the bios upgrade program never runs. I tried burning a 2nd DVD thinking it may be a media issue but had the same problem. Lenovo Group Limited 

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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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Hi, I'm trying to update the BIOS on my T440P. I'm currently on 2.34 and I'd like to get to the latest (2.48 I believe). I don't have Windows so I'm reliant on using the bootable ISO images.  Looking at the README, it's clear that 2.34 can't be updated using the ISO updater - and when I tried I got and "unexpected error" with no more information. I've also tried downgrading to 2.33 first using the ISO updater so that I could then update straight to 2.48 but this has the same result. Is there any way I can do this? Cheers,

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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>
<Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords&g... Read more

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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Hi When we try to update Bios to 1.52 from WinPE - then afuwinx64.exe fails with error: Child process failed. Return code: 55 When we try to update ThinkCentre M720q and M720s to 1.29 in WinPe afuwinx64.exe fails with the same error.  If we update from full OS (Windows 10) the bios update is succesfull Anyone got some ideas? ... wait for new bios :-) Best regardsLennard

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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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Hello, I was getting some messages like "Package temperature above threshold, cpu clock throttled" in my logs (while the fan doesn't seem to be making maximum noise),, plus there was the new CPU updated microcode in the new bios so I tried a big upgrade to n1wur21w.iso. After that my SSD stopped booting, the bootloader is setup as legacy boot (and originally when I installed I couldn't use gpt partition with legacy boot, I had to use msdos or the bios wouldn't boot with gpt and no EFI, I would normally use gpt even if I don't boot with EFI for whatever reason but this is minor issue, gpt or msdos partition doesn't make much difference for a laptop install). Secure boot is off of course and I didn't touch a single bios setting after the downgrade (plus I tried all boot options while the new bios was installed). I did a bios downgrade to n1wur19w.iso (my previous bios version which thankfully I kept archived) and the problem is solved and the system boots fine again. Could you fix this bios regression and ship a new bios for t470s 20HG that can boot from nvme devices also in legacy mode? The faulty bios was downloaded from https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-T-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-... https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1wur21w.iso Thank you!

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Hi all, I just installed Windows 10 1803 and trying to update the bios from a old version to the July 2018 version.  With the Windows version (CMD prompt with Adm privilges) or the bootable CD, i get the same error.  BIOS Revison Level : FBKT75AUSBIOS Date: 04/01/2014  ********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************C:\SWTOOLS\FLASH\FBJYCYUSA>flash.cmdLenovo Firmware Update Utility 4.3.2(C) Copyright 1984-2012, Lenovo Group. All Rights Reserved.Would you like to update the Serial Number? (Y/y or N/n only)nWould you like to update the Machine Type and Model? (Y/y or N/n only)nafuwin.exe imagefb.rom /p /r+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+| AMI Firmware Update Utility v5.09.02.1384.07.B608.LV || Copyright (C)2017 American Megatrends Inc. All Rights Reserved. |+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+Child process failed. Return code: -1073741819***These changes will not take effect until the system is restarted.***C:\SWTOOLS\FLASH\FBJYCYUSA>******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Any idea what it can be ? MSINFO output (french): **********************************************************... Read more

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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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HiI have a problem with updating BIOS on T460P via bootable image. After booting via USB or Disk, I see DOS message "bad command or file name" What is it and how to fix?

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Hello. I got a bios update. 2.26 today Now my fan is doing crazy and somehow intel start giving me thunderbolt software. I am ot happy about that, Anybody else ? Thanks  

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I have got a ThinkCentre M83 SFF Pro Type 10AN-S02E00 that has been working for three years on the original BIOS from 2014, probably version FBKT74A or so. This week I moved to Windows 10 and decided to also update BIOS to the latest version, since FBKTB4A "added Win10 support" according to changes.txt, and also there has been important security fixes regarding Intel ME, so I downloaded the latest version FBKTCLA and run the update.The problem is, I know there are two parts in updating the BIOS on these systems (I also got an M93p), and in my case the first part (afudos.exe imagefb.rom /p /r) runs OK (erasing,updating and verifying main block), but the second part (afudos.exe imagefb.rom /defans /capsule /b /n /r /sp) fails right before erasing giving me15 - Error: Secure Flash function is not supported on this platformand after that no reboot and no second part of the update.After this my system boots OK and BIOS version is reported as FBKTCLA with BIOS date 11/17/2017, butboot block is FB72Aembedded controller is FBCT13ACPU microcode is 306C3_00000017 (08/16/2013)ME version is diagnostic tool is v. 02.09.09Intel VBIOS version 1030So it looks like I got the newest BIOS, VBIOS and newest UEFI diagnostic tool but still got old CPU microcode and ME firmware (and probably EC and boot block). The system works and I have no problems with my Windows 10 install, luckily this BIOS update failure did not brick the system, but I am stuck with vulnerable v... Read more

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Hi all,  I have the t460p shipped with a Toshiba NVME SSD - Full spec name:  THNSF5256GCJ7 Toshiba XG3 Series 256GB MLC PCI Express 3.1 x4 NVMe (SED / TCG Opal 2.0) SATA Express 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Recently i had the opportunity to buy a Transcend MTS400 M.2 (42mm) ssd for cheap (90 bucks) via a friend, this means it will occupy the WWAN slot.  Question 1: Will both drives work in this scenario? Or do i have to replace the toshiba with a regular 2.5" SSD (like a Samsung 850 evo/pro) in order to also use the Transcend alongside it.Question 2: Will i get performance benefits replacing the Toshiba with a regular 2.5" Samsung 850? I have seen that user ¨otheos¨ managed to get a M2 2280 PCIe NVMe ssd working, using a adapter bracket from a T470 (M.2 2280 SSD AdapterBracket, Lenovo FRU 01HY319). If i go for this solution, the WWAN slot will be useless because it gets deactived according to his findings - so this is not an option for me.Please help me clearup some questionmarks my aim is a maximum performance setup.  

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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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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 allowed the BIOS to be updated from Lenovo Vantage, as I have done so many times before.The laptop rebooted, the process started and then rebooted again. Unfortunately my eyes were not bolted on the screen, and while I'm confident it rebooted after it finished flashing, I did not actually see the very last dash before the reboot. Now the laptop POSTS (Lenovo logo + Enter key to enter bios) and after that it reboots and it starts over.I can still enter the bios, my password and my fingerprint both work fine. I reset to default,played with all available security options, tried performance on/off, but the laptop goes straight to reboot. I enabled the diagnostic boot, and I can see no error messages, the laptop posts normally, then I have a brief notification that says "ThinkVantage Active Protection sensor diagnostics start" and after that it restarts.I cannot enter the diagnostic utility (F10). Either from the bios screen or straight from the Lenovo logo with F10, or from the screen after I press Enter, if I chose the diagnostic utility, all it does is a reboot. Any ideas what else I can do? The laptop is still under warranty, but I'd hate to have to send it away (I'm in the UK) for repair if I could do something to revive it myself. Also, T460p users, any experiences with this bios version? Thank you!

Thinkpad L420, Thinkpad T460p

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We're planning to push BIOS updates to all our systems in the near future. However, in testing we've noticed that some systems will fail installation with error code 211. The problem seems to be related to a changed BIOS logo, since when ran manually, the updater asks if it should overwrite the existing logo or keep it. This seems to cause problems when you run the BIOS update executable "winuptp64.exe" with the "-s" (silent) argument.Is there a solution to this, like an argument that forces overwriting of logo or keep existing? Full error log:[2018/1/24 11:40:47] version 25.26
OS = Windows 10 64bit
Driver Loading....Done
System BIOS Version -> JBET54WW
Applying BIOS Version -> JBET66WW
Keep the custom start up image of the system.
System EC Version -> JBHT15WW
Applying EC Version -> JBHT17WW
AC adapter/Battery check....OK.

BIOS Flashing....
The number of retries of BIOS update = 1
The number of retries of BIOS update = 2
The number of retries of BIOS update = 3
Error : Fail to do module option.

Error code = 211

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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'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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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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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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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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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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hi,i want to install a wwan card replacement.when i'm entering the bios to power,under config,i dont have the option to disable the battery.my bios version is R07ET80W 2.20

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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 recently had my mainboard replaced by a lenovo technician after my thinkpad T460p switched off and refused to turn on again.The new mainboard has BIOS version 2.15 installed, which is fairly ancient.I now wanted to update to the latest BIOS (2.26) via the bootable CD method.I can successfully boot from a usb stick with the aforementioned image installed and start the bios update.However, ~5 seconds after the installer says it is now updating the firmware, I get the following error, claiming that I can't update the BIOS because BIOS Guard is enabled:Now my question is: How can I disable this BIOS guard to be able to update my BIOS? I can't seem to find a setting named something like that in my BIOS.I have full access to the machine and its BIOS. Secure Boot is disabled, CSM boot is enabled, a harddrive password is set.Any more information that I can provide to solve this issue?Thanks and greetingsMartin

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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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Hi, does anobody have a clue why Lenovo ThinkPad T460p BIOS 2.23 (and maybe previous versions too) does not contain SLIC table?Without SLIC it is impossible to activate Windows 7. Greets,   Jan

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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?


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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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Hi,This post consists of rant as well as seeking a solution because with these cheap Chinese products, one cannot accept quality. More so with Lenovo.To begin with:I purchased this laptop T460p in 2016 . For almost 10 months it worked fine. Then one fine day it refused to boot up. Tried removing the battery, power-recycling by pressing the power button for 30 secs etc. but nothing worked. It did not even show the Lenovo-splash screen or the option to go to BIOS.The system power light would glow, fan would be working indicating that something wrong went with the display.Tried connecting to an external display, but even that did not work.I was in India at that time.It being under warranty, sent it to the service centre in US. When they powered it up at the service centre, it booted up to the desktop. Still they decided to keep it under observation. Finally they concluded that motherboard need to be replaced. Then started the ordeal.Motherboard was replaced. I was told that new motherboard had warranty for only 2 months(strange).At the same time, the technician damaged the keyboard, so replaced it too.But it seems like the headphone jack was not connected properly.On receving the laptop, we did not check if the headphne jack was working or not. The system speakers were working fine though.A month later when i tried using the headphone, to my horror realised that the headphones were not working.Tried all solutions from driver update etc but nothing worked. Tried other h... Read more

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After BIOS update to 2.22 (released on 9th Feb 2018) i had random freezes on OS boot (using Ubuntu 16.04.3) I could boot completely into OS one time but experienced a freeze there after a few minutes.Most bootups froze when systemd was loading services but at a random point. One time i could witness following message:NMI watchdog: Watchdog detected hard LOCKUP on cpu 0which repeated for all cores (0-8) in a random order and froze the system I am now back on BIOS 2.20 and everything is working again. EDIT: fyi i did load bios defaults after the update to 2.22 which did not help

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Dear members, Hello, I am a user of T460p (20FW*).Currently, I am planning to upgrade the storage on my laptop. But there is an issue on specifying the suitable type of storage.My device is equipped with the Toshiba NVMe drive named THNSF5256GCJ7, which looks like a standard 7mm SATA3 SSD (for my knowledge, it is a very weird combination). Though  I searched the appropriate replacement for that model in both shape and communication interface, there seems no model with such specs.  Seeing the slot shape, I think it would be okay to set a SATA3 interface SSD, however, the word 'NVMe' makes me completely confused.  Does anyone know what model will be appropriate for my T460p?For your understanding, I attached the screen capture of HWINFO64 summary. Many thanks in advance.

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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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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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Hoping that someone on this forum can help me. I have a 1 yr old thinkpad T460p which is refusing to boot at all after setting Intel AMT to be disabled in BIOS - its bricked. After making this change, laptop rebooted and displayed message "unconfiguring..." After that, it went to just a white cursor in the top left corner that doesn't flash. I left it for5 minutes or so before trying to reboot and now... I can't get anything except this white cursor. The machine still seems responsive - I can turn keyboard locks on and off and if I do control alt delete I see the screen flash and then come back to the cursor so it is definitely rebooting. I've tried rebooting and holding down F1, F8 as well as pretty much every other key on the keyboard. I've taken out battery and AC, held power for 30 seconds then plugged back in and its still stuck! Does anyone have an idea how to get this laptop to boot again? I can't enter BIOS at all, just this white cursor in the corner of the screen.   

A:help! thinkpad t460p bricked after disabling intel AMT - no BIOS/UEFI

First, do you have warranty remaining?  If yes, call for service; don't take it apart.
If no, do the same thing you did (remove battery, etc.) plus disconnect the coin-cell (CMOS) battery.  You remove the back cover and it is to the lower right.  Let it sit for 30 seconds before putting it back together.  This will reset the BIOS to default settings.  DON'T DO THIS IF YOU HAVE A SUPERVISOR (BIOS) PASSWORD THAT YOU DO NOT KNOW.

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Hi, does anobody have a clue why Lenovo ThinkPad T460p BIOS 2.23 (and maybe previous versions too) does not contain SLIC table?Without SLIC it is impossible to activate Windows 7. How Lenovo activates Windows from recovery media if there is no SLIC table present? Greets,   Jan

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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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On my t460p, the wifi was very stable connecting to all networks whether 2.4 or 5ghz. After the latest Lenovo update to driver 20.30 via the system update, 5ghz networks now take ages to connect and sometimes fail to connect. This is on 2 routers used all the time and previously were very stable. I tried installing the latest intel drivers, 20.50 and they also had this issue. The routers are a BT hub and an Archer D2 so it is safe to say the issue is with the laptop not the router. How can I report this as a bug to lenovo ? Also, I would like to now install the previous drivers but I cannot find them on the lenovo website, does someone know how I can find them ? (I cannot just do windows rollback driver since I have installed the intel ones)

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