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Thinkpad Yoga 12 - BIOS Update fails to install

Q: Thinkpad Yoga 12 - BIOS Update fails to install

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I have tried multiple time to install the Thinkpad BIOS UPdate - 7/8 [32,64]/8.1/10 [64].
I follow instructions to plug-in and close all programs.
The installing bars will not complete past 91%. There is a prompt that asks to pick Thinkpad or Model Number. When I click Thinkpad and NEXT the computer SHUTS DOWN immediately (right after warning not to shut down or damage may occur). The computer screen goes black and 3 ominous beeps repeated 3 or 4 times sound. When I restart my computer nothing has updated.
 
I am unable to complete the Critical Update after trying 4 or 5 times. (Tried downloading and deferring install and the same thing occurred.)
 
(In tandem, I'm getting numerous STOPCODE errors from Microsoft after updating with the Fall Creators update. Not sure if it's related. I've had a variety of problems since the Fall Creators update and was hoping the BIOS update might clear things up.)
 
Any advice? 
 
Moderator Note: Edited subject to match content.

A:Thinkpad Yoga 12 - BIOS Update fails to install

what model?

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I have tried multiple time to install the Thinkpad BIOS UPdate - 7/8 [32,64]/8.1/10 [64].I follow instructions to plug-in and close all programs.The installing bars will not complete past 91%. There is a prompt that asks to pick Thinkpad or Model Number. When I click Thinkpad and NEXT the computer SHUTS DOWN immediately (right after warning not to shut down or damage may occur). The computer screen goes black and 3 ominous beeps repeated 3 or 4 times sound. When I restart my computer nothing has updated. I am unable to complete the Critical Update after trying 4 or 5 times. (Tried downloading and deferring install and the same thing occurred.) (In tandem, I'm getting numerous STOPCODE errors from Microsoft after updating with the Fall Creators update. Not sure if it's related. I've had a variety of problems since the Fall Creators update and was hoping the BIOS update might clear things up.) Any advice? 

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My X1 Yoga has a SAMSUNG MZVPV256 SSD Tried to install the NVMe firmware update from here: http://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-X-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-X1-... It boots Linux however at some point it can't find the folder.When Windows started again, it ran FWLINBRDG automatically. This one shows the following error: 

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Applied BIOS Update H0ETA0WW (2.60) and found that the ECP remained at the previous version H0HT99WW (2.59) Attempted to apply update a second time and installation terminated with message that update not need. Attemped manual update with "WINUPTP -s" which failed; log indicates failure due to rollback prevention. After disabling rollback prevention, manual update succeeds but with same result.UEFI BIOS: H0ETA0WW (2.60)Embedded Controller Version: H0HT99WW (2.59) Winuptp.log:[2018/10/2 10:50:48]
OS = Windows 10 64bit
Driver Loading....Done
System BIOS Version -> H0ET99WW
Applying BIOS Version -> H0ETA0WW
AC adapter/Battery check....OK.

BIOS Flashing....BIOS Flash completed.
[2018/10/2 13:20:27]
OS = Windows 10 64bit
Driver Loading....Done
System BIOS Version -> H0ETA0WW
Applying BIOS Version -> H0ETA0WW
[2018/10/2 18:13:51]
OS = Windows 10 64bit
Driver Loading....Done
System BIOS Version -> H0ETA0WW
Applying BIOS Version -> H0ETA0WW
AC adapter/Battery check....OK.

BIOS Flashing....Failed.
Error : Secure RollBack prevention is enabled.

Error code = 182

[2018/10/2 18:25:52]
OS = Windows 10 64bit
Driver Loading....Done
System BIOS Version -> H0ETA0WW
Applying BIOS Version -> H0ETA0WW
AC adapter/Battery check....OK.

BIOS Flashing....BIOS Flash completed. Any suggestions on how to get ECP to update to correct version, H0HTA0WW (2.60)? Would it be better to rollback to BIOS Update 2.59? Note that 2.60 has important sec... Read more

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Hi, I was wondering if you could help me, I want to upgrade the BIOS of the L560 from 1.18 to 1.43. Each time I try this, it boots into the bios system, I select bios update and follow the steps until the screen says that it will reboot, but it never does. (see screenshot) Frozen at this screenAfter hours of waiting, trying to long press (20 sec) the power button shuts down the computer. Afterwards the computer boots but displays "Secure Flash Authentication failed!"After forced rebootAfter that I have to long press (20 sec) the power button again to restart the computer and it boots back into the 1.18 (I have also tried to update to version 1.22 or 1.17 (downgrade), with the same results)And also tried to "upgrade" to the same version 1.18 as well, which doesn't work because the system says that there is no new version. Do you have any tips how to upgrade the BIOS on the L560? Kind RegardsOlaf

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Hello all, when running the BIOS update utility with BIOS version GFET59WW from 3/13/2018 I get an error, that the firmware file does not fit the machine. Please support a valid BIOS update for Helix 3701. Thank you in advance! Best regards Gerrit 

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Good day,Following a Lenovo BIOS update yesterday, my hot keys which control volume, mute, screen brightness etc no longer function with a single tap unless the Fn button is held together with those buttons.  Is there any way to correct this?  My goal is to have each of those buttons return to working without pressing Fn. I'm running Windows 10 Pro. Thank you very much,

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Good day,Following a Lenovo BIOS update yesterday, my hot keys which control volume, mute, screen brightness etc no longer function with a single tap unless the Fn button is held together with those buttons.  Is there any way to correct this?  My goal is to have each of those buttons return to working without pressing Fn. I'm running Windows 10 Pro. Thank you very much,

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I have a type DY20 Thinkpad Yoga 14 and foolishly accepted recommended Lenovo System updates including a bios update. Shoukd have known better. The system will not boot at all now. I started the update from within the Lenovo maintenance system with 90% battery and AC plugged in. When i checked things 30 minutes later after the screen said shutting down i discovered the power button on and function key lit but no action. I just let it sit all night. Today no change and i can power off the system with the button but can't force it to boot. The laptop had been working perfectly before this misguided bios update. The system is out of warranty. Is there any possibility of recovering the old bios or any other recovery method?

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I'm trying to update the BIOS to 1.27. When I run winuptp64.exe, I get the message: "Error : This BIOS does not update this system." However, when I run winuptp.exe, the BIOS will update fine. The problem is that I need to run the x64 version to I can automate the update. Is there any trick to get it working?

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I have a TP S1 Yoga (Model 20CDCTo1WW) running Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit. I utilize it mostly at work and have it hooked up to a Thinkpad Onlink Pro Dock.  I use the dock to run two external monitors, for connecting to our network (through an ethernet cable) and utilize the USB ports on the front/back to hook up a wireless keyboard/mouse, for powering my phone and for thumbdrives.  I had the problem of the Onelink having port "flapping" issues (network would disconnect and connect at random times) as discussed elsewhere in these forums.  The solution that I found was to update the bios.
 
I proceeded to attempt to update the bios (which I had not done since I purchased it in January 2014).  The current bios version is: GQET32WW (1.12), 1/22/2014.  I downloaded the TP Yoga bios update utility for Windows 8.1 (64-bit), Version 1.18.  I read the README and then ran the utility.  It installed the utility software to a location on the local drive ("c:" ) and then proceeded.  I went through the setup screens, selecting the "Update ThinkPad BIOS" clicking through a few more text boxes (with the warning about not powering off, keeping it plugged in, etc) until it asked to reboot. I clicked OK to reboot, which it did.  This is the next thinkg I seen on the screen:
 
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I waited about 30 minutes and nothing.  I left it on at work and came back ~12 hours later, still stuck on this screen. The power butto... Read more

A:Thinkpad Yoga S1 Bios update failure

I'm having the exact same issue. Tried USB CD bootable update as well, but always stuck on "Read current BIOS."Did you resolve this problem in the end?

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Hi all, I've been reading tonnes of threads here trying to solve my problems (which seem to keep getting worse) to no avail. I'm reaching out to anyone that can suggest some help before I end up bricking my yoga by accident or running it over on purpose. I'll give you a timeline of the events. The machine in question is a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga 12.5" 20CD-0032USIntel Core i5 4200U 1.60GHz Processor4GB Ram128GB SSDWindows 8.1 64 Bit preloaded (recently upgraded to Windows 10) So the saga begun just a short two days ago. I had some spare time at home and decided to download and install my free upgrade to Windows 10. I backed up all of my important documents etc to OneDrive as I intended on performing a clean install. Said clean install went flawlessly with Windows 10 installing the first time with no issues or errors. Since I had performed a clean install, all my previous apps, including the stock Lenovo apps, had been deleted. I had anticipated this and only really desired to reinstall the app that automatically adjusts the screen orientation when folding the cover back. So in an effort to find this app and any Windows 10 related updates that may be available I went to support.lenovo.com and used the handy Lenovo Bridge app to automatically detect my hardware and suggest relevant updates. While combing through the suggested software I noticed a BIOS update that noted added support for Windows 10. How great, I thought, that Lenovo would have a BIOS update read... Read more

A:Thinkpad Yoga BIOS Update Problem after installing...

I'd try to re-update the BIOS using the same version, but from a flash drive instead of from within Windows. Maybe something went wrong with it (updater doesn't properly support Windows 10?).There's a few ways to put the bootable BIOS update ISO onto a flash drive, but there's a guide for one here:http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/BIOS_Upgrade#Booting_from_a_USB_Flash_drive

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This sounds a lot like a prior thread about porblems with BIOS 1.08, but that thread ended up marked as solved, while for me the issue returned on the latest BIOS update to 1.12. My CPU temp got up to 92C without the fan coming on. Conclusion: there still seems to be some kind of condition where the BIOS completely disables all cooling. I think it's the same problem as that earlier thread, and it's clearly not solved. Thankfully it IS possible to get out of this state by rolling back the BIOS version to the one that worked, instructions are posted here and three posts below that for further clarification.  Symptoms: you start noticing that the TPY gets oddly hot during normal use, or it experiences a forced shutdown due to overheating. It's also completely quiet. But: the fan itself is operational because you hear it briefly spin up during cold boot.  Given that LoneSentry mentioned that the problematic BIOS 1.08 did work on second install, there seems to be some 'random' glitch in the update process or in the BIOS. Meanwhile I'm pretty unhappy that I'm having to do continued truobleshooting on this machine.   Edit: going to the BIOS update page I saw that a newer BIOS was available (1.13), which you can install without having to disable Secure Rollback. Lo and behold. the fan is working again. The fan started blowing full speed right at the start of the EC flashing procedure. This is NO... Read more

A:Thinkpad Yoga 12 BIOS update disables cooling fan

Yep. At revision 1.13 and this is still going on. I have to roll-back BIOS revisions and then roll-forward to get the fan to work again. I've nearly burned myself in tablet mode quite a few times now. I just updated to 1.14 so we'll see how that goes.

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Few months back I got a Lenovo ThinkPad P40, it has been working just fine untill the latest BIOS update from Lenovo Companion (R05ET72W 1.50).  Since I use it for work, it is connected to power all the time. I have disabled Sleep & hibernation when plugged-in. When I leave the workstation, I usually just lock the machine (Win + L), so that I can access the laptop from home.  After the latest BIOS update, when I get back to work in the morning, ThinkPad does not wake up no mater what button I press. Opening the lid, shows a black screen, does not respond to anything. The red light on the "ThinkPad" logo is lit.  All I can do is hold the power button for 5 sec and re-power. This is horrible, as it will sonner or later corrupt my Windows installation.  I've had to do this now 3 days in a row, after the BIOS update.  I've updated all drivers and ran Windows 10 update. The EventViewer shows only this:"The previous system shutdown at 5:56:01 AM on ?11/?5/?2017 was unexpected." But I ran the force shut-down at 8:30 AM...

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Hello, Today I receaved my Thinkpad X1 Yoga 20JE and after I did a BIOS update the Yoga had a black screen. I followed the instructions of the BIOS update and the battery was fully loaded and the Yoga was connected to the power.Now the screen is black and the LED in the power button is blinking green. The yoga is warm on the backside so it must be running. But I can't restart when I longpress the power button and the battery is inside so i can't put it out.I also installed some other drivers with the Lenovo update tool and maybe windows did also update.what could I do to make everything running again? Did I brick the BIOS?   

A:Thinkpad X1 Yoga 2nd black screen after BIOS update

So, when you press and hold the power button, it doesn't shut off?  It is a new machine, almost certainly with a warranty.  Don't mess with it.  Call support

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This is showing up since last couple of hours. Only change made was to update the latest BIOS update from Lenovo.Pressing the power button makes 5 beeps (beep-beep, pause, beep-beep-beep) and nothing else happens. Please help!   

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This is showing up since last couple of hours. Only change made was to update the latest BIOS update from Lenovo.Pressing the power button makes 5 beeps (beep-beep, pause, beep-beep-beep) and nothing else happens. Please help!   

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Hello,     I was recently prompted to install the following updates but I am unsure as to what they mean and if it is absolutely necessary/recommended to install them. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.  Edit: My BIOS update also asked me to choose from two options: Update BIOS or Update Model number.  I have updated neither as I am unsure what it means and why I see that message. Can someone please tell me what it means? Thank you.  


























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Windows initiated an automatic update, which failed. When I boot the computer it blue screens with message above and Technical Information: STOP: 0X000000A5 

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I have a fleet of around 40 Thinkpad Yoga 260s (20FD-0004US) running Win 7 currently on BIOS package 1.50 that are unable to update the BIOS to any later version. Here's what happens: 1. Download any version 1.51 or higher BIOS2. Run BIOS udate utility.3. Yoga automatically goes to restart, but instead of restarting, it will shut down with blinking green power light. 1 blink every three seconds. Machine becomes unresponsive; will not wake up.4. Force shut down by holding power.5. Start up and receive "Secure Flash Authentication failed!"6. At this point, the system is very unresponsive; cannot even power down by holding power button. Must open bottom of Yoga 260 and pull the battery. This is happenning with our entire fleet of Yoga 260s. Troubleshooting:-Disabled Secure Rollback Protection in BIOS-Tried several different BIOS versions from https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-YOGA-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKP... No luck with any of them so far. 

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Everything was going fine until the day I updated my 20FY to the latest BIOS version (R05ET75W); now as soon as it goes to sleep mode, the olnly way to wake it up is rebooting ang losing all the not saved work.Everytime it happens I regret the day I sold my Dell Vostro to buy this machine.

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For all users...here is the new Bios...BIOS Update Utility for Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (64-bit, 32-bit) - ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Type 20FB, 20FC), X1 Yoga (Types 20FQ, 20FR)http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/de/de/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-X-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-X...  BIOS Update (Bootable CD) for Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 7(64-bit, 32-bit) - ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Type 20FB, 20FC), X1 Yoga (Type 20FQ, 20FR)http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/de/de/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-X-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-X...

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Have been trying to install the new Touch Firmware Update via Lenovo Companion for more than a week but it fails each time I try. Help?  


























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My S1 Yoga, 20CD-00B1US, is stuck with the screen off and the power LED stuck on. When I try to push or hold the power button it beeps two short beeps and the LED stays solid. I was running the Lenovo Bios Update Software directly from their site. The power cord was plugged in and no other programs were running (aside from background programs). Now it is just stuck like this. Any thoughts or help would be great. I can't even get it to force shut off. Thank you in advance!

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I just tried to install the Critical update of driver 22.21.13.8299 ThinkPad Video Features replacing version 21.21.13.7674 and it fails to install with a blue screen. I used the Lenovo System Update version 5.07.0065 Anyone else? Any work around?

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Hi all,
I'm more curious than anything, for the device is running Windows 10 just fine, but do you have to first install Bios update A17 prior to A19? I couldn't get A19 to install. Thanks.

A:D630: Bios firmware update fails to install

It's more likely you're going to need to build a bootable flash drive with an earlier version of Windows to get the flash to work -- Windows 10 is not supported on this model, so it's very likely the flash installer won't run under 10 regardless of which version you're trying to flash.
Rufus is one easy way to make a bootable flash drive that will allow the flash to work.
https://rufus.akeo.ie/

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I attempted to install the new Y520 BIOS release in hopes of addressing recurrent wake-from-sleep issues. The "System Update" function in Lenovo Vantage shows "BIOS update - 10 [64] V.4KCN41WW" but will not install it. The resulting message is "Failed installed on 1/25/2018 at 6:40 PM".

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Hi, I try to install recommended update by Lenovo ThinkPad BIOS Update - 7  However, I'm not sure which to choose when comes to installation step. I don't want to mess up with my BIOS  Update ThinkPad BIOSUpdate model number Thank you.

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

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

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Hello. I have followed the directions as mentionned here: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/gmuj26us.txt I started by trying to install it silently but it didn't work. Then I tried to install it manually and it worked correctly.I grabbed another T540P to try it silently again but the same issue is happening. Here is the content of the Winuptp.log:[2018/1/11 14:8:55]OS = Windows 10 64bitFlash module cannot be found. It obviously cannot see the flash EXE even though I made sure it was in the same folderfyi I am running %filepath%\WINUPTP64.EXE -s Any help would be appreciated.Thanks! 

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I just updated one of my users Lenovo Yoga 460, by running all the updates available. After the bios update completed, it went on to windows 10. After doing an additional reboot without running any further updates, it no longer boots at all. screen remains black, but the i in Thinkpad lights up. It never moves on from there. I have had 5 or 6 occurences of 460 laptops in the company being unable to boot in the last 2 weeks, and getting the same issue with the logo lighting up, but no further response. So far i have reported them all in as motherboard failure, but this starts me wondering: do any of you notice this same issue within the last few weeks? Running updates from Lenovo system update, and then it stops like that?If there is a fault with the bios or similar updates, it could be a potential crisis.Combined with a severe lack of motherboards for that model (for the second time since it was released) in Norway, it is a bad time to get these issues. On eof the reported laptops was able to boot again after using the reset button, but these others have not.

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I just updated one of my users Lenovo Yoga 460, by running all the updates available. After the bios update completed, it went on to windows 10. After doing an additional reboot without running any further updates, it no longer boots at all. screen remains black, but the i in Thinkpad lights up. It never moves on from there. I have had 5 or 6 occurences of 460 laptops in the company being unable to boot in the last 2 weeks, and getting the same issue with the logo lighting up, but no further response. So far i have reported them all in as motherboard failure, but this starts me wondering: do any of you notice this same issue within the last few weeks? Running updates from Lenovo system update, and then it stops like that?If there is a fault with the bios or similar updates, it could be a potential crisis.Combined with a severe lack of motherboards for that model (for the second time since it was released) in Norway, it is a bad time to get these issues. On eof the reported laptops was able to boot again after using the reset button, but these others have not.

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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:

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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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After hibernating my Thinkpad Yoga 260 in most cases the cellular network fails to connect and continously displays the status "Disconnected". I have enabled the option "Let Windows manage this connection". In this condition when I disable "Let Windows manage this connection" and hit the "Connect" button I get the message "Can't connect to this network to this network.  Enter an APN and try again.". I've entered a new APN according to instructions of my mobile network provider but the behavior did not change.  When I reboot my notebook the cellular network connects correctly. This behaviour is new since abut two weeks after Windows has updated to the fall creators version. Before that it was working perfectly.  Of course I've run Windows and Lenovo updates.Additionally I've installed the latest version  of "Sierra Wireless EM7455 Software for Windows 10 (64-bit)" 7.47.4743.0105. In Device Manger this also updated the version of "Sierra Wireless EM7455 Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE-A" to 10.0.16299.192. I would appreciate very much if somebody has an idea how to solve this issue. Many thanks! 

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I'm simply attempting to run update on my Windows 7 machine. Update will not run, downloading and running the SP1 update fails, downloading and running the Update Readiness Tool fails, trying to launch a troubleshooter fails. I ran sfc and have attached the log along with all the error codes screenshots. I have no idea how to proceed from here other than to drop this machine off at the nearest recycling center.

A:update fails, SP1 install fails, troubleshooter fails

Looks to me like you're having problems accessing the COMONENTS registry hive - although I would have thought that would also make a SFC scan fail.

I suspect I know what the problem is - let's see if a different tool can expose it...
I need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
(download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.x

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My Samsung series 3 laptop has been sending out popup messages telling me I need a bios update, I go to the Samsung software update site and this bios update has been failing, I have made several calls and chats to techs at Samsung who tell me to do what I have already done, they tell to ask for tier 2 tech, who can go in my computer and fix it , When I finally got a tier 2 tech, they told me the same thing, I told him what I had been told about him and what he could do, He said, is it working , I said yes, but settings on computer change on their own,like wifi turns itself on and that concerns me. Anyway, He said that it didn't need a bios update,even the Samsung website said this computer needed a bios update. I posted this on hardware,firmware concerns, and they told me to post here, I was going to go to a site ,that had a download that checked drivers, I was told to stay away from this.

Thanks,
Jim

A:Samsung Bios software update for bios,update fails

Are you getting a direct link from the notification update? Can you post the link/site next time?

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I'm a new owner of a Flex 4-1570 Ideapad. I have a critical update awaiting install, however the window popup says it is for the YOGA not the Flex. Thus, I have not installed it. My question is, should I install it? If not, how do I turn the notification off? Thanks! 

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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, I recently found out that Lenovo Companion offers a BIOS upgrade (v1.28, GQET48WW) for my ThinkPad Yoga.Unfortunately, I'm unable to install it.Downloading and installing it manually doesn't work either - the update utility states that the update is not compatible...? The update I'm talking about can be found here:http://support.lenovo.com/de/de/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-yoga-series-laptops/thinkpad-... Does anybody have any idea?  Thanks in advance, David

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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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Hi and thanks for reading.After running updates through Lenovo Companion, I tried to run a game, and noticed that my performance was terrible. It was than that I noticed that my fans weren't working anymore, and the GPU was throtteling.I've tried a lot of different things. The fans just never spin up, not even on cold boot like they used to.I've looked around the forums for solutions (this was similar, amongst others), and tried running Lenovo Fan Test, which just gives me "Fan Unavailable". Other monitoring applications tell me there simply is no fan available, or the thing is running at 0 rpm, which is accurate.I read that fan control is part of the BIOS, so I checked, and I have the lastest version installed (1.14/1.24 as mentioned).The people from the Thinkpad yoga 12 thread suggested downgrading the bios. I tried different version but that just gives me the ol' "Secure Flash Authentication Failed" message. I have found the knowledge base articles telling me to turn off "Secure RollBack Prevention" in the BIOS. I went and had a look, and it was already disabled. I toggled it a couple of times, tried setup defaults, and "Secure Rollback Prevention" Enabled and Disabled to make sure, but everything I tried simply gave the same result: When I try to do a rollback, secure flash authentication fails. Period.The device doesn't have a CD drive, and I've tried running the flash tool from the ISO on a USB stick, which did run, but told me the firmware wasn't suitable for my device... Read more

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