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Satellite NB10t-A-101 BIOS UEFI patch to protect against Spectre / Meltdown issue

Q: Satellite NB10t-A-101 BIOS UEFI patch to protect against Spectre / Meltdown issue

Hi.

Just posting here because I have a Toshiba Satellite NB10t-A-101 and after running the checker tool available on the net regarding the machine vulnerability against Spectre and Meltdown, I am concerned by Spectre.

Here after a link to another thread where I arrived after a search.
https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?98147-BIOS-update-to-protect-against-Meltdown-and-Spectre
I include a link to a Toshiba page with some information on that critical subject.

Seems there is, as of today, no schedule date for my machine.

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i'm told by various other forums and newsletters that along with the Microsoft update - installed yesterday - we also need a BIOS update (from manufacturers) with some kind of code from Intel, to fix the above flaws in our CPUs.
i searched the Toshiba downloads and updates page and the only BIOS updates are from 2012.
any news on Toshiba releasing a solution for this?

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Looking through the list of downloads for Spectre/Meltdown here: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/len-17297I see nothing for the M715q. I assume it isn't safe from these issues is it? Will it be getting a fix anytime soon?

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I have been going crazy as I am sure others have been trying to get my computer patched.  I ran Powershell commnds to see if I am ok.  I found out it is incomplete without a patch from Lenovo.  It would be a mistake to not issue a patch as this would seem to be a betrayal of trust for those of us who bought Lenovo products. Please issue. Here is an explanation. The image means that your system received patches for the Meltdown bug, but has received incomplete patches for the Spectre bug.This was to be expected, as Google said yesterday that Spectre is harder to exploit, but also harder to patch.What the red text means is that you need additional chipset firmware updates. Microsoft and Google say that OEMs will need to provide users with these additional firmware updates to complete the Windows OS-level Spectre patches. Depending on your computer's age, some OEM might not make these firmware updates available, meaning you'll be stuck with an incomplete Spectre patch.If your laptop/desktop/server vendor has provided extra chipset firmware updates, you can get them from their official sites, install them, and complete the patch. 

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Hello

I know it isn?t the best section to post, but there is no sub forum for my computer serie (Satellite NB10T) and this problem is linked with Win 8
I'm stuck at the moment: I disentailed win 8 because I want to come back to 7

I'm aware of
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2C03F80002R01.htm
The problem is that I don't have Boot mode option under advanced- system configuration; the only thing I can do is enabling or disabling secure boot mode in the security tab, which is not enough

I also added a supervisor password; it does add a clear secure boot keys option, but still nothing under advanced tab to switch to Csm.
Clearing keys does not work too.

I tried to boot multiples linux distro and win7 on bootable usb (theses work on others computers), but no luck. Boot order set to usb first of course).
What can I do?

Edit : will put some picture of uefi

A:Satellite NB10T: Want to install Win 7 but can't change UEFI mode to CSM

Can't edit, here are the pictures

- main tab
http://i.imgur.com/tXyzhTp.jpg

- security tab
http://i.imgur.com/7I59ify.jpg

- advanced -->system conf tab
http://i.imgur.com/pp1PWJb.jpg

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Hello everyone, in 2013 I purchased the Lenovo Ideapad N581 and I am running the newest version of Windows 10 with an SSD. The speed is incredible and I want to keep this laptop for as long as possible.  But with the recent meltdown and spectre debacle, I don't know if I am safe. I heard that I have to update the Bios, but there is no support for Win10. What do I have to do to protect myself? Do I have to buya new laptop? Is an update of windows really enough?

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Have any patch for fix spectre / meltdown explicit ? 

A:Lenovo Ideapad 500-15isk meltdown/spectre patch

Good day and welcome to the community.Please monitor this page: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/len-18282 for system-specific updates.
 
Hope this helps.Regards.

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Last update: 4th January 2018 @10.44pm GMT

CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715, and CVE-2017-5754 (Meltdown and Spectre) Windows antivirus patch compatibility

 

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After applying KB4056894 to my windows 7 laptop, visual studio 2010 stopped working, manifesting all sorts of subtle bugs which did not go away even after fully repairing Visual Studio 2010.  In addition, the import settings operation returns fourteen
errors consistently, also new with KB4056894.  I just restored from a Nov 2017 system image and now everything is stable and functional again.
I have now blocked all future windows 7 updates, which is fine with me.  These updates always consumed a lot of time and I'll be happy to go without them starting now.
I also have windows 10 installed on the same laptop which I stopped using several months ago, in favor of Windows 7 due to the latest Windows 10 being such a horrible operating system.  It's even worse than Windows 8.  Sorry to say this, but it's
true!
At least in windows 7 all control panel settings reside in one control panel! I believe that Microsoft has been working on the new metro/universal app for settings since 2011 starting in windows 8!  It's now 2018 and these settings are still split between
the UWP settings app and the desktop control panel.  I thought I took a lot of time to get things done, however Microsoft takes the cake when it comes to taking time to get things done.
If my tone seems to be a bit snotty, it is, but it is upsetting to hear talk of AI and Neural Networks when the CPU architecture and windows OS seems to have been neglected to such a great ext... Read more

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Intel says the unexpected reboots triggered by patching older chips affected by Meltdown and Spectre are happening to its newer chips, too.
Intel confirmed in an update late Wednesday that not only are its older Broadwell and Haswell chips tripping up on the firmware patches, but newer CPUs through to the latest Kaby Lake chips are too.
 

http://www.zdnet.com/article/meltdown-spectre-intel-says-newer-chips-also-hit-by-unwanted-reboots-after-patch/

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Earlier today i Decided to give  Lenovo uk Tech support a call,  i want to know if my  ideapad Z580 was possibly on the vulnerable list for Meltdown & Spectre? Only to my complete astonishment the guy i spoke with said he had never even heard of Meltdown & Spectre, and had no idea what i was even talking aboutuntil he looked it up, then he just said to me  i wouldn't worry about it i were you,  W T F Lenovo.  So does anyone on here know if the ideapad Z580 is affected at all, I can't see it listed anywhere.   

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Recently bought a new msi gt62vr 7re gaming laptop and I'm quite terrified about the news...What should I do?Should I even worry?
 

 
MSI has just released a new BIOS today with:

;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; ;; ;; ;; MSI BIOS Release Notes ;; ;; ;; ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
 
Model : MS-16L2 (KBL)
MKT Name : GT62VR 7RD / GT62VR 7RE ;****************************************************************************; New BIOS : E16L2IMS.30C
ROM CheckSum : 2FCDH
Release Date : 2018/1/9
 
;--------------------------- Description ------------------------------------;
 
Update CPU microcode.
 
 

 

 
But I'm honestly quite scared of doing it after going through the instructions...What should I do?
 

 
 
Do you think I should even bother and risk updating the BIOS?I'm kind of thinking that the risk that I break something is higher than the risk that I get hacked with the Spectre vulnerability...I've never ever updated BIOS and I'm unable to take my laptop to any technician because of my disability.

A:Meltdown/Spectre BIOS update

MSI has a BIOS update (version E16L2IMS.30C) which addresses the recently discovered security flaw in Intel. ARM, and AMD processors.  This was released on 01/09/2018.  Is this the update you are considering?
 
How did you become aware of this update?
 
It was recently announced that Intel (and other manufacturers)  has a large security problem with their CPUs.  The BIOS update offered by MSI addresses this issue, Microsoft has released a update to address this as well.
 
Updating the BIOS (also known as flashing the BIOS) was fraught with potential problems which left enthusiasts wary of updating.  It had become the accepted norm not to update the BIOS unless there was a hardware change which required a BIOS update to resolve the issue.  But as you have read above there are now more important reasons to update the BIOS.  It is easier to do now, but you need to have a firm understanding of the steps involved in the process.  Have you read through the instructions in the manual for this computer?

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BIOS updates for Meltdown and Spectre - any info on when they will be ready/released?

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Will there be BIOS updates for the T410 to address the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities?

A:T410 BIOS updates for Meltdown and Spectre

Good day and welcome to the community.Please watch this page: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/len-18282 for developing information.
 
As this topic is being addressed in the Security forum: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Security-Malware/bd-p/Security_Malware please search and engage discussion there.
 
This thread is now locked to avoid duplication, which only splinters discussions.
Regards.

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Hello! I have a 3 year old Alienware 14. Does Dell plan on issuing BIOS updates to mitigate vulnerability to Meltdown and Spectre?

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I have a homebuilt workstation using an Intel motherboard and an Intel Processor (Sandy Bridge Xeon and S1200BTL). Am I just...completely out of luck for updates to address Meltdown and Spectre because this didn't come from an OEM, or will Intel release updates for their own hardware?
 
Thanks folks

A:Meltdown/Spectre Firmware/Bios for Homebuilt PC

No, it will depend of the company that made your motherboard.
 
For example, I just had a look at ASUS, and they are releasing BIOS updates with microcode updates (released by Intel). https://www.asus.com/us/support/FAQ/1035291
But you could be out of luck, when your motherboard manufacturer doesn't release new BIOS updates.
 
Although your OS could also help. What OS do you run on your workstation, Windows or Linux?

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Will I need to update my IdeaCentre 71-25ISH motherboard's BIOS for Spectre vulnerabilities? I read here in the Reading Privileged Memory (https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/len-18282) with a Side Channel that Variant 2: Branch target injection (CVE-2017-5715)? Requires processor microcode updates  Requires operating system updatesVulnerable to Spectre attackSo does "Requires processor microcode updates" = motherboard BIOS update?  I see a line of infomation of stating Product: IdeaCentre 700Status: AffectedMinimum Version Required to Fix: FWKT86A  Link to Update:  http://support.lenovo.com/downloads/DS104868 Last Updated: 1/7/2018 I am posting here today because Monday Jan. 8 '18 I was told by Lenovo Support over the phone "there should be no need to update the motherboard BIOS". 

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Hello Lenovo team, We, the users of Y510P hereby request our laptops not be exclued from the security updates regarding Spectre/Meltdown. This is a serious issue and we need a serious support from your side.

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We are attempting to automate the BIOS upgrades to address CVE-2017-5715. This has been no problem thus far on our other Lenovo models that have released updates. However, with the X250 (both touch and non-touch) we receive the following error:   error 180 - bios part numbers do not match It actually does not matter what version of the BIOS we try to flash, lower or higher. The embedded controller will update through the automation but the BIOS will not. The weird thing is if you manually run WINUPTP64.exe it will update without issue. This is not a realistic solution with the number of devices we have. I will say that our X250s have an OEM only BIOS version installed which I suspect might be the issue?   1.19 1.19 (N10ET40W) 1.13 (N10HT14W) For factory use  

A:X250 And Spectre/Meltdown - Cannot Automate BIOS Update

I'll add that this BIOS version is on at least 435 of our X250s.

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As I know, Intel already published microcode updates for all Haswell CPU's, including mobile. At least, ASUS support confirmed, that BIOS of all MB for Haswell will be updated. Updated microcodes for Linux are already available. What about BIOS update for the Yoga 2 Pro with i7-4500U? Thank you in advance.

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Is there an estimate of when the BIOS update for the YOGA 910-131 KV 80VF notebooks, to address the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities, will be available?  Will a notification be pushed out to users with 910s, or do I need to keep checking for availability myself?  Thanks.

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Hello together, does anyone know why the T430s Type 2356 is missing on the BIOS Update list at the following page?https://support.lenovo.com/de/de/solutions/len-18282 So far, only 2352, 2353, 2354 and 2355 are listed an scheduled for february. Will there be an update for the 2356? Thanks in advanceRegards

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I have 2 Lenovo products.  I am guessing the G50-45 is an IdeaPad and the Yoga 2Pro is a notebook.  They both look like laptops to me.  Thanks in advance for all help.(1)  How find my product in Intel ME 6.x/7.x/8.x/9.x/10.x/11/x,SPS 4.0, and TXE 3.0 I Cumulative Security Update (https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/product_security/len-17297)(2) How do I cross map G50-45 and Yoga 2Pro with the names under Product column in the list above to find out if there is fix or when a fix will be available?  Where should I look on my devices to find the matching name under the Product column?(3) How do I request that a fix be placed on Lenovo's update schedule?(4) Where may replacement compatible fixed bios chips for my specific devices be acquired should the existing chip be corrupted when upgrade be applied?(5) Instructions for cloning existing chip to revert back in the event of corrupting and upgrading existing chip to apply the fix (with precautions before the fix).

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https://support.lenovo.com/tw/zh/solutions/len-18282 In this official support page of Lenovo, the X220 is not among the listed machines.  I think there are still a lot of people out there using this xx20 series laptops(X220, T420..), will lenovo ever release the BIOS update for this laptop?

A:Will X220 ever get a BIOS microcode patch for the Spectre?

Good day and welcome to the community.Please watch this page: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/len-18282 for developing information.
 
As this topic is being addressed in the Security forum: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Security-Malware/bd-p/Security_Malware please search and engage discussion there.
 
This thread is now locked to avoid duplication, which only splinters discussions.
Regards.

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Hi guys,

how is it possible to boot into the uefi/bios configuration?

If I try "Shift + Restart" and choose troubleshooting there is no option to specify the bios boot...

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I recently bought an Satellite Pro A50-C-1NG which comes preinstalled with Windows 10 Home Edition
I upgraded my Windows 10 Home Edition to Windows 10 Pro.
But as I checked the BIOS the productkey stored in there is the one of the 'Home Edition'.
Is there a possibility for users to store the new key in the UEFI BIOS as Toshiba itself does?

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First of all:
Sorry to say this, but Toshiba supports the WORST support ever. I've been through a LOT of different support-types, but this one is BY FAR the worst.
I'll never buy something from Toshiba again.

Feels great to say this.

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Satellite L50-B-2G2-----------

Problem:
I wouldn't post this stupid question here, because it embarrasses me to ask it, but HOW EVER I cannot manage to get into the UEFI/BIOS.
Yes I've read the manual -> says F2 - doesn't work
Yes I've tried another keyboard -> doesn't work
Nope ESC, F1, F12 and so on do also not work.
Yes I've tried to do it with FN + Key - doesn't work.
WHY does not Toshiba manage it to support customers fair? You cannot phone anyone because there aren't any telephonenumbers. Come on Toshiba, do it like Lenovo or Dell.

That's just ridiculous

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Toshiba Satellite Pro NB10t-A-106 Computer
Is it possible to replace the Celeron CPU N2810 2.00 Ghzwith a faster processor to speed up the whole computer If so which one is best? for Pro NB10t-A-106

I use Window 10

Thanks

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Hi

Satellite C850-F0055 laptop

I am trying to figure out how to access the boot menu at power on.
I have tried f2 & f12, f2+fn & f12+fn, tried holding the keys, tapping the keys
holding for 1 second etc, I have tried all the f keys as well, tried esc, backspace
ctr+ del nothing works.
what happens when I boot up, within 1 second 'Toshiba Innovation' screen appears
and then proceeds to load Windows 8.1.
I can access BIOS/UEFI via charms-pc settings and navigate to UEFI and get in that
way but that won't help if I need safe mode.
My settings are:- ODD/USB/HDD, boot speed set to 'normal', Secure boot disabled
I have a dual boot system with Windows/Linux.
If I put a boot disk in and power up, the boot option is totally ignored but with the disk still in
and Windows loaded and I access UEFI via the above route, enter UEFI and exit again
immediately the disk bursts into life and loads the disk as is supposed to happen at start.

I have not sure where to go now so any help will be appreciated

Cheers Rozzer

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Hi i dont know a lot about computers or the workings but with the scare of meltdown and spectre can we not get a new mother board and proccessos fitted in our old pc or is it not worth the faffing about and cost or what is the chance of little old me getting hacked just surfing the net not going on naughty sights like porn ect thanks . ps just by a new pc
 

A:Spectre and Meltdown

Chances of you being infected, and/or your data compromised with malware exploiting meltown and spectre vulnerabilities, are close to none.
Keep your software updated and don't be click happy. Stay safe!
 

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Hi I don't see my laptop B50-80 on the list in: Lenovo Security Advisory: LEN-18282 (https://support.lenovo.com/se/pl/solutions/len-18282)Why? Does it means that there won't be a upgrade for this laptop?

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Has anyone write step by step procedure to patch this issues yet ??
Those already done,,a little sharing are appreciated !!

Regards
azls73
 

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I have a brand new Asus K555 laptop running core i5 5th gen. But though it is new, it seems to be running BIOS. It is old fashioned cursor less one. But it supports secure boot, GPT disk and it boots in CSM mode. So I think I can install UEFI. Please advise.
Thank you

A:BIOS and UEFI issue

Originally Posted by alekhka


I have a brand new Asus K555 laptop running core i5 5th gen. But though it is new, it seems to be running BIOS. It is old fashioned cursor less one. But it supports secure boot, GPT disk and it boots in CSM mode. So I think I can install UEFI. Please advise.
Thank you



Never have run into "It is old fashioned cursor less one.", can't comment on that.

If it is using Secure Boot it most likely is UEFI. Since it is new it either is properly set up or you need to contact ASUS about getting it fixed.

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Hello,

I bought a new Toshiba Satellite NB10T-A-101 and would like to boost performance by changing the HDD by a SSD and install windows 8.1 Pro.

I'm however unable to boot from USB, it always mention:
+Reboot and select proper Boot Device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key.+

I already disabled secure boot, used 5+ different usb sticks (work all fine on other laptops).

Can you please tell me what the approach is to change the HDD and then boot from a bootable (UEFI) usb stick.

Thank you.

A:Re: Satellite NB10T-A-101 - cannot boot from USB stick

I tried now with an external USB DVD and same situation.
Why are we not allowed to replace the HDD and reinstall the OS?

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currently, I have a Satellite NB10t-A and i don't have a administrator user anymore..
Thats not a problem if you can reinstall the machine, but the Satelite wont accept it because of his v.1.0 bios!

Toshiba could you help me out?!

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Bought the laptop yesterday. Initially the touchscreen worked.

After an hour or so and a reboot, it didn't respond to any touches.
It has worked after that, but now it's broken again.

The touchscreen either works or doesn't work when booting, and will keep doing that as long as the pc is on.

I did not upgrade to Windows 8.1 yet, and my BIOS is running the latest version.

A:Satellite NB10t-A touchscreen fails

I think you should firstly find out if some kind of software problem cause the touchscreen malfunction.
I guess it?s not software related issue but I think you should make doubly sure.

First of all reset the system back to factory settings. Yu should use the option ?Reset your PC?
[Windows 8 Recovery & Repair|http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2A03ES0000R01.htm ]

Then check the touchscreen support and test the functionality.
After that you should upgrade the system Win 8 to 8.1 following the Toshiba step by step instruction. After that test the touchscreen once again.

In case you will still notice some touchscreen problems, I would recommend you to contact the service agents since this issue could be related to touchscreen malfunction,

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currently, I have a Satellite NB10t-A, its hard drive was broken so I bought a new one, I dont know how to reinstall windows 8.1 in this laptop. Please help

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Hello to all,

Is there any battery replacement (compatible maybe?) with higher capacity (>2100mAh) for the satellite nb10t-a-103 laptop? the original battery works only for 2 hours.

Thanks.

A:Battery replacement for Satellite NB10T-A-103

Unfortunately I found only one compatible battery for your notebook model and it is battery with part number PA5170U-1BRS.

To be honest 2 hours on battery power supply is not so bad. If you want to use it a bit longer change power profile and advanced power settings.

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