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ThinkCentre (M73): How to add company Asset Tag to the BIOS (flash2.exe)

Q: ThinkCentre (M73): How to add company Asset Tag to the BIOS (flash2.exe)

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I have been trying to add our company's asset tag numbers to some of our m73 ThinkCentre desktops.
The Model Number is S0JV00
BIOS Version is Lenovo FCKT80AUS
Operating System is Windows 10

I recently updated the BIOS to the current version it is now, like I was recomended from the "Help us help you" thread.
"A surprising number of problems are solved by updating the BIOS."
However, after the update, the asset tag option is still greyed out. I have tried using the CFGWIN.exe comand that came with the FCJW80USA download, like Lenovo recommended but I keep getting
Error: "Enumerate Lenovo_BiosSetting failed. Error Code = 0c80041003"

I also tried AFUWINGUI to try and save the BIOS settings, and then edit them to then re-flash with the updated asset information if that was possible but when I try to open the saved bios file, it opens in wordpad and looks like it is encrypted.

Some sort of step by step process would be the most help, naturally.
This has just been such a hassle. If there are anymore info that could help, I would be happy to add it.

Thank you in advance.

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A: ThinkCentre (M73): How to add company Asset Tag to the BIOS (flash2.exe)

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from the "Hello,I have been trying to add our company's asset tag numbers to some of our m73 ThinkCentre desktops.The Model Number is S0JV00BIOS Version is Lenovo FCKT80AUSOperating System is Windows 10 I recently updated the BIOS to the current version it is now, like I was recomended from the "Help us help you" thread."A surprising number of problems are solved by updating the BIOS."However, after the update, the asset tag option is still greyed out.  I have tried using the CFGWIN.exe comand that came with the FCJW80USA download, like Lenovo recommended but I keep gettingError: "Enumerate Lenovo_BiosSetting failed. Error Code = 0c80041003" I also tried AFUWINGUI to try and save the BIOS settings, and then edit them to then re-flash with the updated asset information if that was possible but when I try to open the saved bios file, it opens in wordpad and looks like it is encrypted. Some sort of step by step process would be the most help, naturally.This has just been such a hassle.  If there are anymore info that could help, I would be happy to add it. Thank you in advance.

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A:X240 BIOS asset tagging tool?

ThinkPad and ThinkCenter are completely different when it comes to Asset ID.  ThinkCenter uses the BIOS flash tool (with certain parameters) while ThinkPad uses a separate tool.
 
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Browse around through all the CMOS/BIOS Setup screens. It should be in there somewhere.

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SvcTag.exe
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A:How to change Boot order on a ThinkCentre (BIOS)

did you try changing the boot order in the bios?     Message Edited by vijaysaradhi on 05-18-2009 08:34 AM

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- Fixes CPU Cache Info is incorrect in SMBIOS.
- Adds a C0 item option for C state and modify correlative descriptions.

9HKT50A/9HJT50A
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I have Lenovo M57 6075 BQU tower , I want update the bios ! What is the newest bios vertion ??
 
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A:ThinkCentre: Update model and serial number in BIOS

https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/DESKTOPS-AND-ALL-IN-ONES/THINKCENTRE-M-SERIES-DESKTOPS/T...

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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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Hy, I am new here, thank you for accepting me.
We have couple of lenovo thinkcentre in our school and looking to upgrade the ram.
We tried different rams bought from a shop and the pc doesn't start with none of them,however the shop owner showed us that it is working on one of his pc-s
These are school pcs we are on a low budget.
 
Replaced 4x512mb to 2x 2gb
When the pc turns on there is the memory error beeepp,tried some solutions found on the internet.
It was recommended to upgrade the bios,i looked all over lenovo forum and could not find bios os not even reference to our model number.
I will attach a picture if anyone can point me in the right direction please 
 
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A:ThinkCentre M55 8811: Bios update location-ram issues?

The BIOS version shown in your photo shows that you are at the latest version, see below.
 
I believe the systems back then required "single" density rather than the now more common double density memory chips.  This may not be of help, given your school's budget, but may point you to some memory that will work, Crucial still has memory upgrades available for M55 type 8811.
 
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