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Q: Firmware updates from Linux

I'm running a T440s with two type A02 Ultra Docks. My OS is Linux Mint (currently 18.3, shortly to be 19.3). I have one dock (manufactured 14/06) with out of date firmware that I'd like to update to see if it resolves a problem (flickering display when laptop reconnects -- I've been using a KVM switch with two laptops). The newer dock is a replacement which hasn't exhibited the problem. It may be a hardware fault but would like to try a firmware upgrade. How can I do this? (ie., without re-installing Windows just to run this) My laptop doesn't undock properly -- I get a blank screen on both laptop and monitor. I know of but haven't tried the dockd solution available from github; I'll wait until I've tried a newer Linux kernel first. It would be helpful to know from now on what minimum kernel release is required for docking station functionality to work.

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Preferred Solution: Firmware updates from Linux

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Hello, I received the mail from Lenovo about the Thunderbolt Software and Firmware updates but from the documentation[1], I see the software update is only available for Windows 10. Is Linux affected? Should I update only the firmware? [1] https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/it/en/solutions/ht508988

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Dear ALLHow I could install the firmware sp64611.exe, in a COMPAC-Presario-CQ57-421SS, with LinuxMInt installed?Best regards

A:install firmware in Linux

@efueyo Basically, you can't -- which is why many of us retain dual-boot systems -- because most, if not all, of the system utilities provided by manufacturers run ONLY in Windows. HP distributes their utilities as compressed archives -- and the only tool I know of personally that can extract the components is 7-ZIP -- another Windows utility. If you CAN extract the components, you can see what they are, but most likely, the only executable parts are going to be MS Windows only.

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Hello,

I'm running CentOS 7 on E7470, and a few of the devices aren't working, like smart card reader, fingerprint reader, etc. According to some sources, deploying the latest ControlVault firmware/drivers package may fix some of those.
The native installer is built for Windows, and I was wondering if it'd be possible to do the upgrade by either booting a Windows portable/live version and running the upgrade, or, copying the installer to a USB and doing an upgrade in the way it's done with BIOS upgrades on Linux?
Perhaps LVFS? (Although compiling that on CentOS 7 is not really straight forward)
Regards,Milos.

A:E7470 firmware upgrade on Linux

Here's another (risky?) idea: There's a Windows 10 VM running on top of libvirt/KVM, and I can do USB passthru of Broadcom 5880. Driver isn't applied by default, so I'm tempted to try how wrong might things go if I were to install ControlVault2 firmware and drivers for these devices as they're passed thru to the VM.
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

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Does anyone have any infomation regarding Lenovo's plans for extending their support of LVFS to ThinkCentre machines? ThinkPads and ThinkStations are becoming well-represented but it seems as if Lenovo is intentionally choosing to ignore Linux users who choose ThinkCentre.

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Hi, I'm trying (unsuccesfully) to apply the latest firmware upgrade (1.18) to my T470p laptop, using the only OS I have: Ubuntu 18.04. I tried downloading the CD ISO (r0fuj18wd.iso), flashing it to a USB pen, but the laptop refuses to reboot from there.Further notes:-) from BIOS: I restored defaults, and I also secure boot; my current firmware is 1.17-) I tried both flashing the .iso directly to the USB flash (that shows up as /dev/sda), using dd or other USB flashing tools (even unetbootin from a Windows laptop), and also to create a FAT32 or FAT16 partition, then flash into /dev/sda1, setting also the bootable flag on the partition with fdiskThe result has consistently been the same: when I reboot, after selecting boot menu and temporary boot device, I choose the USB drive, but it doesn't boot anything from there. On a related note, when I insert the USB disk, I see an empty disk labelled "R0FET44U".Is there anyone who succesfully managed to install such a firmware upgrade from Linux and might have a useful hint ? Thanks!

A:T470p firmware upgrade from Linux Ubuntu 18.04

From what I have read, some USB / thumb drives just don't work properly.(sounds stupid I know ... but ........................) So my suggestion would be to write the image to several other "diverse" thumb drives and try them.........

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I am running Ubuntu 19.10 on a recently-purchased X1 Extreme gen 2. The installed BIOS version is 1.26. I looked in the Drivers & Software page and I see that 1.27 was released on 29 October. However, running `fwupdmgr --get-updates` says "No upgrades for 20QVCTO1WW System Firmware, current is 0.1.26: 0.1.23=older, 0.1.23=older". How long does it usually take for firmware updates to be available via fwupdmgr? Should I manually update? I downloaded the BIOS Update Utility for Linux and the README. The directions in the README are clear, but nowhere do I see the 20QVCTO1WW ID mentioned above and want to make sure that I have the correct files. The BIOS Update Utility download is called `n2oul06w.zip` and contains 3 CAB files: N2OET40P.cab, N2OET40W.cab and N2OHT32W.cab. Is this the right file? Which one should I apply? Thanks in advance,-Mario.

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I own a S440 and I like to upgrade the firmware for the Seagate SHDD ( http://support.lenovo.com/de/en/products/Laptops-and-netbooks/ThinkPad-S-Series-laptops/ThinkPad-S44...) There is no bootable iso or anything I can use directly. At least I need the correlation between the extracted *.LOD files and the compatibles HDD. Seagte does not have any further information about this firmware upgrade. (https://apps1.seagate.com/downloads/request.html  , Part Number: 1EJ162-073) I guess some OEM restrictions.FreeDOS did not work. with this guide you could at least try to flash the firmware under *nix:https://github.com/jandelgado/general/wiki/Firmware-update-of-Seagate-harddisk-using-Linux Which firmware file do I need? (ST500LM000-SSHD-8GB)Why lenovo do not release at least a bootable WinPE for flashing firmwares?




Thinkpad T500 2082-52gHDD changed into SAMSUNG HM500LIMicrosoft Windows 6.1 Built 7600 - Windows 7

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Hi,
Is there any way to read out version of firmware on wd15 docking station from linux?
Is there any way to update firmware of the wd15 docking station from linux or bios?
Does instruction https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN171755/updating-the-dell-bios-in-linux-and-ubuntu-environments?lang=EN
work for wd15 firmwares or is that only for laptop bios?
if instruction works do I need to use seperate wd15 firmware
    http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/4/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=84W5N
or one bundled with windows driver package
   www.dell.com/.../drivers

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Hello, maybe someone can help me out with the problem I have upgrading the firmware of my T470s. The installed version is 1.11 (from June 2017, I think.). It runs archlinux and is no dual boot system i.e. there is no windows version on it anymore. I have learned that one of the usual ways to update is using the tool fwupdmgr. When I run the tool with "fwupdmgr update", the output is "No releases found for device: Not compatible with firmware version 0.1.11, requires >= 0.1.14" Maybe it is possible to install the current system firmware (which is 1.33) directly with "fwupdmgr install <xyz>.cab", but I don't dare to do so because I don't want to brick the hardware. So my question is: Can this be done savely and if not, is there any other way to upgrade the firmware without using windows? Thanks and kind regards

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There is a new firmware release (FWNV15) for the NVMe SSD of the X1 Carbon 5th. I'm wondering if there is a way to perform the upgrade on a machine with no Windows installed on the internal SSD?
 
I've installed Ubuntu on the NVMe SSD and have a external USB Drive with Windows 10.
 
I tried to run the Firmware Update Utility on the "external" Windows 10 but no luck so far. Windows reboots and after it's up again the utility just shows some generic error message.
 
Also, there doesn't seem to be a booteable ISO.
 
Any recommendations on how to upgrade the firmware with my setup?
 
Moderator Note: Edited subject to match content.

A:Upgrade NVMe SSD firmware to FWNV15 (X1 Carbon 5th Gen) on Linux

The upgrade utility sometimes fails before it reboots windows with a message like "can't initializie linux system". So I investigated further and found that the updater in fact is an ELF binary  $ file fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff
fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, interpreter /lib/ld-linux.so.2, for GNU/Linux 3.8.13, not stripped Which also seems to be pretty easy to use: $ ./fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff
PROGRESS --- start firmware update.
Usage ./fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff <Model> <Serial> <Firmware> [Option]
Model : Drive Model Name.(Mandatory)
Serial : Drive Serial Number.(Mandatory)
Firmware : Firmware Image file path.(Mandatory)
Option : Additional Option string starts with `-'.(Optional)
PROGRESS --- completed with status(8). And the necessary info which firmware to use is in a file called fwwinsd.pro: $ cat fwwinsd.pro
"THNSF5512GPUK TO","5KLA5102","5KLA5104","TINYCORE","fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff","5KLA5104_NVME.sig","L","TOSHIBA"
"THNSF5512GPUK TO","5KLA5103","5KLA5104","TINYCORE","fwupdater_i686_Win10_LPMoff","5KLA5104_NVME.sig","L","TOSHIBA" However, I'm not absolutely convinced I'm brave enough to run this utility  Is anyone from Lenovo in this forum who is willing to confirm my findings?

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I would make a statement with good confidence that either the P70/Xeon EFI firmware or Intel's RST Matrix driver (md raid) is broken. It is not possible to run 2 Nvme drives in RAID on Linux on the P70. None of the Linux distributions I tried (Redhat, CentOS, Arch) seems to be able to see the the disk array. RST & Nvme modules and Nvme-CLI are loaded, but mdadm and nvme-cli are unable to see the array. Everything seems to work, as long as the SATA controller is NOT put into RAID mode. Bummer. Hardware:P70/Xeon(EFI 2.12) + 2x Intel 6000p Nvme (FW1.0) 

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Anybody any clue as to how to perform the update under [email protected]: please bear in mind that not all your customers run Microsoft... support for Linux systems would be much appreciated! https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/nl/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-X-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-...

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A warning for X1C6 users on Linux. With the latest Intel Management Engine Firmware update, versioned 11.8.65.3590, S3 sleep is broken. The system will drain a fully charged battery in a matter of hours under the new firmware, and it is impossible to downgrade the firmware. This is with the "Linux" sleep state option enabled in BIOS, and everything was working correctly before the upgrade. Lenovo, please address this issue and ensure proper QA for your Linux user base going forward - this is unacceptable.

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I am trying to upgrade my current BIOS (1.21) on my p51s running ubuntu 18.04.2.  to the current 1.38  (n1vet48w.cab).  When I follow the instructions in the readme here https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1vet48w.txt  of using fwupdmgr install n1vet48w.cab I get "No supported devices found"or if I try fwupdate -lfrom insided the extraced cab file, it returns noting. What am I missing?  How do I upgrade the firmware on my laptop?  

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The linux version of the latest BIOS/ECP firmware (1.44/1.18) for the X1 Carbon 4th gen (type 20FB and 20FC) and X1 Yoga 1st gen (types 20FQ, 20FR) was released Aug 2 (n1ful37w.zip) https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/de/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-... Direct link: https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles/n1ful37w.zip That .zip file contains two .cab files, N1FET70W.cab and N1FHT35W.cab, for the BIOS and ECP respectively. Updating the BIOS in linux for my X1 Carbon 20FB worked fine for me with fwupdmgr, but failed for the ECP. This was because the metadata for the ECP update has a typo. Inside the N1FHT35W.cab file is a firmware.metainfo.xml, with a GUID of: 4c2e5b5c-6467-43af-afeb7bc72d96b9c3 This is incorrect. It's missing a dash, and should read: 4c2e5b5c-6467-43af-afeb-7bc72d96b9c3 Modifying this file within the .cab (or extracting it and generating a new .cab) and then flashing that with fwupdmgr fixed the problem. I've attached the modified .cab file (nested in a .zip file for upload). You can check yourself that the only thing that's changed is the GUID line in the .xml file. This typo should be fixed in the source by Lenovo and reuploaded as perhaps a rev 2 for n1ful37w.zip . Hopefully this hasn't happened for any other firmware update files.

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Lenovo, what is the ETA for the AMT/vPro vulnerability fixes as per recent news? INTEL-SA-00075 Detection Guidehttps://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26755 Specifically, according to Intel:An unprivileged network attacker could gain system privileges to provisioned Intel manageability SKUs: Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) and Intel Standard Manageability (ISM).An unprivileged local attacker could provision manageability features gaining unprivileged network or local system privileges on Intel manageability SKUs: Intel Active Management Technology (AMT), Intel Standard Manageability (ISM), and Intel Small Business Technology (SBT).(from The Register) I see the 2nd gen X-Series just got a ME firmware update but it is the non-patched version as the build versions are less than 3000. For our 4th, 3rd and 2nd gen X-Series we're looking for this versions:     4-gen Core family / 2nd Gen X-Series: 9.5.61.3012 (current 9.5.60.1952)    5-gen Core family / 3rd Gen X-Series: 10.0.55.3000 (current 10.0.50.1004)    6-gen Core family / 4th Gen X-Series: 11.0.25.3001/11.6.27.3264 (current 11.6.25.1229) It is very encouraging that Lenovo still provides ME updates so hopefully we can get the above patched versions soon. Thanks! 

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Hi guys,

I have two dvd writers Pioneer 108 and a Pioneer 111d and I been told to update the firmware for better performance. How do I update the firmware and is it the ok to do. I heard once you update you cant go back.
 

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In README, new firmware version is "W887904". But my SSD current firmware is "3887904"."W887904" and "3887904" are not same. But is it correct that "No new firmware found."? Or Levono utility program can't find firmware file? "No new firmware found." is too hard to understand. I think better, "No need to update firmware...".... Levono utility program can't find firmware file? "Solid State Drive Firmware Update Utility for Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 8 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad FWSD48 19 Oct 2018" is not easy to use. 

A:X1 Carbon SSD Current Firmware 3887904, New Firmware is "None", "No new firmware found." is normal?

Welcome to the CommunityWhat's the laptop MTM code?What's the SSD p/n as well its FRU code on the drive sticker?Could you provide the SSD sticker photo?

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Hello,I understand that HP has not release drivers for Windows 10 for this Elitebook. I'm wondering if i can still use the BIOS and Firmware updates listed for Windows 7. I do not have a way to reinstall 7 and run the updates.If so, do I download and run BIOS update followed by the BIOS update UEFI?OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 HomeVersion 10.0.14393 Build 14393Other OS Description  Not AvailableOS Manufacturer Microsoft CorporationSystem Name DESKTOP-G2CEFSHSystem Manufacturer Hewlett-PackardSystem Model HP EliteBook 8460wSystem Type x64-based PCSystem SKU XU744AVProcessor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2760QM CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard 68SCF Ver. F.27, 6/14/2012SMBIOS Version 2.6Embedded Controller Version 151.75BIOS Mode LegacyBaseBoard Manufacturer Hewlett-PackardBaseBoard Model Not AvailableBaseBoard Name Base BoardPlatform Role MobileSecure Boot State UnsupportedPCR7 Configuration Binding Not PossibleWindows Directory C:\WindowsSystem Directory C:\Windows\system32Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1Locale United StatesHardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.14393.0"User Name DESKTOP-G2CEFSH\EliteBook 8460w-004Time Zone Pacific Daylight TimeInstalled Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GBTotal Physical Memory 7.95 GBAvailable Physical Memory 5.97 GBTotal Virtual Memory 9.8... Read more

A:BIOS and Firmware Updates

Yes you are definitely going to make a brick out of it.Please don't proceed.On running BIOS setup? file, an installation wizard asks you where to install it. So from here you tell it to put it in USB. That's how I do it.

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Windows 10 Machine - was having an issue with touch pad so did firmware updates.  Of course there were 17 available because I hadn't done them in a year.  Started the updates and went to bed. Woke up the next morning and it no longer would boot to windows. When I start the machine can see the hard drive spins then goes through a repetitive cycle. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1jx5MLJnR7uW66ij3CyO5oE-GJ-4DIRxp?usp=sharing One of the possible updates was an SSD update? Have no idea what to do now. Have some files I'd really like back......terrible mistake.Open to any ideas. I've even tried to do a data recover with Easeus but the drive won't initialize. 

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Do peripheral manufacturers contract with Microsoft to deliver firmware updates via Windows updates? If not, then how are they delivered? Do people like Linksys just wait for customers to call them because their routers fail absent firmware updates?

Let's say I unplug my router for a long time and just run the data directly to my desktop from my cable modem. Wouldn't I miss firmware updates? Assuming I did, they wouldn't just load automatically when I plugged the data line back into the router, right? I would have to go to the Linksys site and download and install new firmware in the router, wouldn't I?

I hope I'm not asking too many questions, but I've rummaged around Wikipedia and run the keywords through this site and I'm still not sure about this.
Thanks for your time and consideration,
B
 

A:How are firmware updates delivered?

Firmware is not updated automatically, it has to be downloaded and only if it addresses a problem you have
Rule of thumb with firmware is if your hardware is working correctly don't update the firmware.
If you install it incorrectly you can render your hardware useless,
 

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i have a cd burner that is having a lot of problems and i need a firmware update. (i checked and could not find one at the locations that i know of)

so heres the problem: it can burn on cd-rws, but has trouble reading them.
when i burn a cd-rw, then i load the cd up, the hard drive activity light will stay silig red for at least a minute before it even knows whats on the cd

and it is a new drive. had it for almost a month now.
and it i erase the cd and try to reuse it, i get a buffer underrun the second it starts burning.

and the cd is only readable in the cd burner no matter what i do, i tried all 15 burn settings
and went through quite a few cd-rws
i think i may need a firmware update


 

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I see updates for the Thunderbolt Controller and driver have been released. I see nothing about any "fixes" in the release notes, only "enhancements". This is a little disconcerting since there have been a number of issues with the Thunderbolt controller. A manufacturer of a new Thunderbolt 3 dock has discovered problems with it. Will this controller or any related BIOS settings be fixed?
JohnD

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Hello,

Well, I have a Yamaha CRW2100E CD creator (16-10-40). I was very pleased when I had purchased it, some 5 months ago. About a month ago, however, it began displaying whimsical behavior - for starters, it wouldn't recognize Samsung blank CDs. It used to, but... now I have 25 Samsung coasters on my desk. Then, it began refusing to read disks just created with it, though they could be read by other CD ROMs (this happened only with blank CDs of a particular manufacturer).

I feel this is only the beginning. I went to the shop that sold it to me (#[email protected]#*&%^@!%[email protected]#$%!!!!). The guy there suggested that I go to Yamaha's site and install a Firmware update to my CD burner from there.

Now, as I understand, the potential for causing damage with Firmware upgrades is great. Guess it would be a good idea to try reinstalling the driver first, or installing a newer version of it, but say it failes, what do you guys have to say about Firmware updates? Recommended? Any caveats I should know about?

Thanks,
Daniel.
 

A:Yamaha CD Writer - Firmware Updates

Iíve never had problems nor do you hear of many from installing firmware. It isnít a very chancy operation if you follow the directions. I would do that first. Acer is the only manufacturer I have ever seen recommend not flashing the firmware unless you have a problem. Most recommend you keep up with the firmware updates even if you arenít having problems Ė an indication they consider it safe.

That burner isnít Yamahaís best effort. It has a smoke and mirrors fake burn-proof, it is the only 16X burner I know of that isnít true 16X and it is so noisy your neighbors probably know when you are using it. With their 20X they went to a true burn-proof, quieted it down and everyone had to go to zone-CLV by 20X.

I donít understand how it can make a Samsung coaster if it wonít recognize the CD. Firmware often fixes the sort of problems you are having though. Get the latest update for your software as well.
 

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I'm just wondering if you update your firmware on your ssd drive does it wipe it?
 

A:ssd firmware updates wipe ssd drive?

In some cases it does wipe out all data on the drive. The notes/instructions for the firmware should inform you if it does.
 

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I have just pronounced my cd-re-writer as clinically dead.

It was not victim of impatience or bad temper, abuse or intentional neglect...but of a bad decision using a firmware update without any prior knowledge of the impact of the wrong firmware.

Instead of using the original compaq firmware update I used one from a driver site that was for the BRAND of cd-RW. I followed the steps and now my cd-rom will not communicate with my computer....the chip has been damaged or corrupted from the firmware update...time to get my wallet out!!!!!!!!

Advise from experience
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!!!CAUTION!!! READ CAREFULLY !!!CAUTION!!!

IF YOUR COMPUTER IS AN OEM SUCH AS DELL, COMPAQ, HP ETC. GO TO THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE FOR YOUR MANUFACTURER AND CHECK THEIR SITE FOR FIRMWARE UPDATES. IF THEY DO NOT HAVE ONE IT IS UNLIKELY THAT ONE IS AVAILABLE FOR YOUR COMPUTER.

AVOID VISITING THIRD PARTY SITES FOR UPDATES AS THE DRIVERS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR HARDWARE MAY SERIOUSLY DAMAGE THE DEVICE TO THE POINT OF REPLACMENT IF YOU GET IT WRONG.

MY CD ROM IS NON-OPERATIONAL DUE TO INCORRECT FIRMWARE DESPITE THE DRIVER COMING FROM THE SAME MANUFACTURER AS THE DEVICE AND THE EXACT SAME MODEL NUMBER OF THE DEVICE.

MY CD-ROM IS NOT RECOGNISED BY MY PC AT ANY STAGE OF THE START-UP PROCESS NOR IN WI... Read more

A:DANGER USING FIRMWARE UPDATES FOR HARDWARE

Do yourself a favor and purchase a DVD Burner.

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If I understand this right, once a printer updates the firmware to a new version, then it is stored within the printers memory and can not be rolled back to a previous version. How do I insure that my printer can not install software updates. If I do not see the brand name, such as Cannon, listed in the items allowed through my Windows firewall is that good enough? Or could an update sneak through a program like Bonjour?
Can I just remove Bonjour? I think that I do not use it for anything?
Please advise if I have this thread in the wrong sub-forum. Thanks.
Carl

A:Firmware updates from printer not wanted.

What model printer, most will not update firmware without asking you unless its software/drivers have a component that is set to look and do it automatically and you can normally turn that off. Also you should mark your thread as unsolved unless it is.

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Hello,

My Satellite X200 was running Vista and I installed Win7 myself. I also installed Tempro.

Now Tempro offers me 4 firmware updates dating back from 2008. The readme text warns me to check the FW version first using Toshiba disk creator.

But I don't have this program installed any more and I don't know where to find the FW version without it.

Should I install Toshiba disk creator first (but I didn't find a Win7 version for my x200) ?

Or can I go ahead and install the updates without checking the FW version ?

Thank you very much for your advice
Nicole Rosset

A:Satellite X200 - Which firmware updates should I install ?

Hi NicoleRosset,

From my own experience I can say forget the firmware updates of CD/DVD drive. I never did such an update because it?s not necessary if the drive runs properly. So if you don?t have any problems with your CD/DVD drive, just ignore the TEMPRO message.

I hope I could help :)

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710-14IKB with WIndows 10 Pro.I just wanted to post back on my experience with the update mess that accompanied this laptop release. Until 15 minutes ago, I was running on BIOS v2.01 but Windows showed that something wrong with the driver for 'Lenovo UEFI System Firmware 1.28' in device manager. Following Windows' suggestion I let it search for an update. It said the one currently installed is the best. In 'Devices and Printers' I let Windows 'troubleshoot' the laptop. It said the same thing but offered to reinstall the same drivers. After a reboot, I still got the same warning about the Firmware 1.28. Then I noticed that a newer BIOS version was available (v2.03). I installed the BIOS update and rebooted (with fingers crossed). After the reboot it STILL showed an issue with the Firmware 1.28 BUT after letting it reinstall again the error went away!!! So it looks like they are tied together. the Firmware reinstall didn't work until I had BIOS v2.03 installed. What do *I* take away from all of this?Lenovo really needs to work on its QA. Just booting up any one of these laptops with v2.00 or earlier BIOS would have shown anyone who isn't deaf that it's NOT ready to ship. Then we've got this firmware-BIOS-driver dance to get everything working properly without errors. My guess is that Lenovo performed little to no time testing when the new (IKB) versions came out, relying on the same drivers and firmware that worked for the old (ISK) model. Note, for those who are... Read more

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How long does Lenovo produce firmware updates for a specific model of laptop?  I have T570 and T580 series laptops.  Trying to determine what is the timeline at which I need to replace the hardware if there are no firmware updates to address security vulnerabilities. Certain cellphones for example will only produce firmware updates for three years after the product is introduced.  After that there will be no security related updates.

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I'm trying to update my firmware on my laptop but whenever I open the .exe file and extract it, it opens to this. If I try to do anything I am prompted for a password.

A:Dell Inspiron 13 5368 Firmware Updates

Laptops rarely--almost never need firmware updates or driver updates. Any updates should come directly from Dell Support--sign up for notifications. Drivers are customized by Dell so only Dell drivers should be used.

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I've updated the bios on motherboards and dvd burners but, I'm not sure if I have the most up to date firmware/drivers and am not sure how to go about doing it on this ssd any help will be appreciated Thanks! SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Newegg.com

A:latest firmware/driver updates for my Samsung 840 120GB SSD

How long ago did you buy this drive? I bought the exact same thing about three months ago and it has the most up-to-date firmware available.

Jerry

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Have searched and searched for this writer info but found nothing. This is a burner in a T3302 E Machines tower. About 3 months ago I burned a backup of her hard drive to CDs using an older Acronis TI version. I have now acquired and installed Acronis TrueImage 9.0.0.3677 and tried to burn to DVD media. Won't do it so I tried to find any firmware updates; can't even find the burner on the web; which is IDE\CDRom HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC44828. Any help anyone? As usual TIA.
Oh, and I tried 2 different media; including TDK.
She runs WinXP Pro SP2 also.
 

A:FIRMWARE updates for DVD/CDRW in wife's T3302 tower

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ROCA (CVE-2017-15361) has been out for some time and yet I have not seen, unlike most all other major PC manufacturers, ANYTHING on any MS website concerning a firmware patch for ROCA.


No updates, ETAs, We're working on it, etc.  It seems to me that they hope it just stay quiet.


I did, however, open a ticket with MS Support and was told by the Escalation tech that ROCA and the Intel J-Tag vulnerabilities were considered to be LOW RISK and would be patched eventually, no ETA.  This was after the various front line staff I spoke
with had no idea what I was talking about.


I'm hoping someone on here has heard or read something from Microsoft to help restore some confidence in the brand.  I'm definitely considering a strong suggestion to stay away from MS hardware.

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Hi I cant seem to locate a fix for my lenovo t480. I cannot get any usb ports to register through the dock. I have tried reinstalling usb drivers through device manger, updating dock firmware, updating all lenovo system drivers , changing power adaptor through the dock and re seating it multiple times. I have other t480's that work on this dock. The usb's work fine on the actual laptop just not the dock. Any help would be apreciated. Thank you!

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I've been asked to bring the below linked to service tip to peoples' attention; the updates are being distributed through Lenovo Vantage but we do know there are systems which may not have Vantage installed through choice or corporate image policies.If you own / use a ThinkPad with USB-C or Thunderbolt controllers please visit this service tip:https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/sk/en/solutions/ht508988

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I run Ubuntu on my X1 tablet, and in general it's been great. (I completed removed Windows). However the digitizer pen jumps around in one particular part of my screen, and the touchscreen works only intermittently. I thought from another thread that this was perhaps a firmware issue, and decided it was a good idea to update my firmware anyway. So I made a USB stick with Windows PE on it (I also tried Windows Recovery), booted into it, and went to run the executables I downloaded here. But when I try to run them (from the Windows command line, which is my only option) I get, for example: This version of C:\Updates\n17wn01w.exe is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information and then contact the software publisher. Only one executable ran, and it was the TPM Firmware Update utility, in particular "TpmFlash64.exe". It told me there was nothing for it to update.I get the following from running ``ver``: Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.17134.1] So I don't understand why the executables labeled Windows 10 on the Lenovo website won't run. My last idea was to build a x86 instead of amd64 Windows flash drive, in hopes that that would somehow fix things, but the X1 Tablet can't boot in Legacy mode, so I can't even get that to run. Any input would be greatly appreciated! I'm pretty disappointed that my touchscreen isn't working correctly. In any case it seems like a good idea to be able to update my firmware... Read more

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I've been asked to bring the below linked to service tip to peoples' attention; the updates are being distributed through Lenovo Vantage but we do know there are systems which may not have Vantage installed through choice or corporate image policies.If you own / use a ThinkPad with USB-C or Thunderbolt controllers please visit this service tip:https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/sk/en/solutions/ht508988

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Thank you all in advance who decide to help me or even just read my posts, I must preface my request for help with the following disclaimer. I at one time was fairly competent with computers but after several head traumas and other injuries have taken their toll and I get frustrated and confused at times over the most simple of issues yet breeze through more complex ones.

My system spec page is current as of yesterday. Now onto my current issues.

Recent Changes by me in the last week
--- Installed NVIDIA Graphics Driver 347.88 on Thu 19Mar14 (successfully)
--- Installed HD Audio Driver 1.3.33.0 on Thu 19Mar14 (successfully)
--- Uninstalled Kaspersky 3.0 on Thu 19Mar14 (unknown success)
--- Attempted to update and/or reinstall Firmware and driver files from Gigabyte website.
-- 1st recent attempt on Thu 19Mar14
-- 2nd recent attempt on Fri 20Mar14 -
-VIA Envy HD Audio driver -- Successfully
-Intel Management Engine Interface -- Questionable Success
-Intel INF Instalation -- Failure to install Failure to rollback
-Atheros LAN driver -- Failed install failed reboot until Win7 USB drive used
--- Reinstalled with dubious success Kaspersky 3.0 Pure on Sun 22Mar14 after system booted 'normally'
System then crashed and rebooted to a CHKDSK with multiple errors.
--- Boot Memory check with enhanced settings, cache on and 3 passes claim no errors.

Major recurring or major interment issues since Thu 19Mar14
--- Windows Installer Inoperable
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A:Multiple Issues, Win Installer Inoperable. Recent firmware updates.

You must have had a blackout, please post your problems, we advise 1 problem per thread in the proper forum

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