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Critical Intel Thunderbolt Software and Firmware Updates - ThinkPad

Q: Critical Intel Thunderbolt Software and Firmware Updates - ThinkPad

This is a critical updates and I would like to integrate into my SCCM OSD task sequence and wondering if anyone else has done this step if so please share, not sure if it requires a restart for both driver and firmware. https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht508988 Thank you, Bob

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Preferred Solution: Critical Intel Thunderbolt Software and Firmware Updates - ThinkPad

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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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'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'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'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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RELEVANCY SCORE 165.2

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'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
 
 

A:Updated! - Critical Intel Thunderbolt Software and Firmware Updates - ThinkPad

The above document was updated on 2019-11-05 with some addition ThinkPad types. If you have previously checked the document, and your system was not listed, please check again. 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

A:Updated! - Critical Intel Thunderbolt Software and Firmware Updates - ThinkPad

The above document was updated on 2019-11-05 with some addition ThinkPad types. If you have previously checked the document, and your system was not listed, please check again. Thank you

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Regarding the nice note pinned on Thunderbolt. I ran System Update on my P51 and no driver was offered, is there a delay to the roll out? I have had USB-C thunderbolt issues on my E570, can I expect similar updates on E570? It was not in the page but share the same controller? Can we expect any update on P50 as well?  

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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

A:Updated! - Critical Intel Thunderbolt Software and Firmware Updates - ThinkPad

The above document was updated on 2019-11-05 with some addition ThinkPad types. If you have previously checked the document, and your system was not listed, please check again. Thank you

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I have a new (3 week old) T490.  I saw this critical Intel Thuderbolt Software and Frimware Update.  It says that my type should get the upgrade.  However when I run Lvantage it shows I do not need any updates or that I have all the updates.  When I run the update on the Lenovo support web site again no need for this update at least that is what it says.  However it shows on the website that I should get this update.  Is there a way to tell if you have already recieved this update?  I am trying to figure if I have a need for this.  Thanks

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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

A:Updated! - Critical Intel Thunderbolt Software and Firmware Updates - ThinkPad

The above document was updated on 2019-11-05 with some addition ThinkPad types. If you have previously checked the document, and your system was not listed, please check again. 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

A:Updated! - Critical Intel Thunderbolt Software and Firmware Updates - ThinkPad

The above document was updated on 2019-11-05 with some addition ThinkPad types. If you have previously checked the document, and your system was not listed, please check again. Thank you

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X1 Carbon 6th Generation used with 40AF ThinkPad Hybrid USB-C with USB-A Dock and Logitech wireless keyboard/mouse combo. Two Dell mointors are connected to the dock.  About 6 months ago, the computer stopped waking up after going to sleep while connected to the dock using the USB-C cable.  The screens continue to display the proper images. However, there is no mouse pointer present, and the PIN code box does not appear.  Opening the PC and using the touch pad does not resolve this issue.  When the USB-C cable is disconnected, the PIN box appears on the laptop screen.  Reconnecting the USB-C cable seems to fix the problem.   I have been using Lennovo Vantage to maintain drivers.  Manually installing the Thunderbolt Software and Firmware did not resolve the issue.  Setting the BIOS THunderbolt settings to enable did not resolve the issue.   Any ideas? 

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Hello, As informed, Critical Intel Thunderbolt Software and Firmware Updates - ThinkPad, were released, but only the software was put into the third party catalog in SCCM. Is there a reason for this? Can it be expected the firmware piece will not be added to the third party catalog? it seems odd only half the solution would be added. ie: n22th06w.exeThunderbolt Firmware Update UtilityVersion:17.0.0.3-N22TF16W please confirm? thanks in advance,Sean

A:Critical Intel Thunderbolt Firmware Updates not available in 3rd party catalog

just to add more info. It would appear the driver availability is sporadic at best based on the article ID's listed for each model in the 3rd party catalog   Can we expect this to be cleaned up? https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/sk/en/solutions/ht508988 Thanks,Sean

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Grettings all, In our enviornment we've been fighting an ongoing battle with monitors flickering on our T480 and T490 computers using Thinkpad Thunderbolt 3 docks. To try and remediate this we've been installing the updates posted in https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/sk/en/solutions/ht508988. On the T490 models, we've been able to update the laptops without issues as the firmware will run on any computer running Windows 10 1809 or later. For our T480 computers, however, you can only update the firmware on computers running 1809 or older (https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/sk/en/solutions/ht508988). We are currently in the process of rolling out Windows 10 1903 to our users so this is a pretty major obstacle in troubleshooting issues with docks. Is an update planned for this firmware package to acomidate newer Windows 10 operating systems and if so is there an estimate with regards to when it will be released? 

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Our organisation is ready to update Critical Intel Thunderbolt Software and Firmware Updates for Thinkpads with Vantage and Update retriever from local repository.  We downloaded everything releaded TB3 for X and T series. We put them Active from Test-status.  Thinkpads have Vantage versio 4 or 20, mostly 20 (Enterprise versio). Vantage do not show this TB3 fw update for any model we have. UEFI fw is showing like drivers we have Active-status. Why TB3 fw is not showing? How to fix this?

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I couldn't reply to your thread, but it appears this is only for Windows 10 not 7 ?  Can you confirm, or will Windows 7 be released soon?Thanks!!

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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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I have a P50 with the Intel 530 video and the HDMI and Thunderbolt ports have stopped working.  Lenovo has replaced the motherboard and they work on the tech's flash Ubuntu OS so it's not the hardware. On 10/24, during the Lenovo or Windows scheduled updates, I see some changes to the video driver.  That's when they stopped working.  I tried roll back but it doesn't work.  I have read previous posts on P50 HDMI issues and have updated the BIOS, Firmware and Thunderbolt software.  I've run all Windows and Lenovo updates.  Of particular importance, Lenvovo keeps trying to push a large "Thinkpad Video Features" update on me but it won't install.  It says it is for Nvidia N16S and Quadro 16P so that makes sense to me, I just don't know why it keeps trying to push it down to me. Anyone experience this issue?  The screen shots show the Lenovo update they are trying to push on me and the updates to the display adapter driver that occurred on 10/24.  Since then it just hasn't worked.

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I have an X1 Carbon 6th Gen laptop (Type 20KH). The firmware update mentioned in the following link fails to install:Critical-Intel-Thunderbolt-Software-and-Firmware-Updates/m-p/4519769 When I try to update using Lenovo Vantage, it fails with error code 0x207.When I try to install the firmware package manually, it reports error 0x430000 4390912 and pops a dialog box saying it couldn't find a suitable bin file. Here are the files mentioned in the update notice that I used for the manual attempt. Note that the driver package install went fine. The problem was with the firmware package install. Products NameDriver PackageFirmware PackageX1 C ? 6thN22TA12WN23TH02W Known issue? Solution?

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Hello, I update my laptop with lenovo vantage and i have a problem with thunderbolt. (Thinkpad P51 -I have a twice notification at each reboot and sometimes in a random use. Any solution ? Thanks  

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How can i install latest Intel Thunderbolt Firmeware on T470 Models? I tried /SIELENT and /QUIT but i got notification for not using Thunderbolt Connection while upgrading and can choose yes or no, but i wont it silent install without GUI / Notification. Idea?

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Hi, Lenovo recently released a firmware update in the Lenovo Vantage app for the thunderbolt port on my 5th Gen X1 but the update seems to fail. Also tried the update by downloading it direct from Lenovo support website but getting the same error.  Any suggestions? Cheers 





ThinkPad X220i7-2620MCorsair Neutron GTX SSD 480gb8gb Crucial RAMIPS 12.5 3x3 displayIntel Ultimate N6300 wifi9 cell batterybluetoothFingerprint readerWin 7 Pro 64 bit

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In the official notification, firmware is linked herehttps://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ae/en/solutions/ht508988while the P52 support page has a different version. Which one is to be used for p52? 





P52, 8850H, P2000, W10pro 1903

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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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In our enviornment we've had persistant issues with Thinkpad T480 and Thinkpad T490 connecting to monitors and peripherals via the Thunderbolt 3 Dock. To address this, I've been working on building reporting on the Thunderbolt Firmware version installed on all relevant computers in our enviornment. I was having sucess with this by running something like PS C:\Drivers\Win\Thunderbolt_FW> .\FwUpdateCmd.exe GetCurrentBuildID "(.\FwUpdateCmd.exe EnumControllers)"However, the GetCurrentBuild ID switch has been removed from the new version of FwUpdateCmd.exe and the packaged "Legacy" version doesn't work with the new drivers/firmware (nor does detect1810.exe which I've seen posted in a number of threads). Are there currently any comperable ways of checking what Thunderbolt firmware is installed on a given machine? This is particularly frustrating, because this was working and now we have no means of determining what firmware people are running after this update. 

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Why isn't there any avaliable Thunderbolt Firmware for my laptop? Thunderbolt products is not being detected by the laptop. I have ThinkPad Yoga 730s / s730 81J0. Docking station is Lenovo Thunderbolt 3 dock (1st gen). The USB-C port detects other devices, but not TB3 devices such as this dock.

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have anyone seen the 16.0.0.2-R0STF14W 2018/08/07 updater fail to update the Thunderbolt firmware? i tried both manually download the packagehttps://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ec/en/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-X-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-...orvia Vantage, both got no error message, but the firmware wasn't updated.completly running Detect2016.exe said the build ID is still R0STF13W, release note said it should have go to R0STF14WNVM image is 14 though. Vantage wil detect machine has old version and want to do it again.  I let it do it three times, same things. Thunderbolt Driver has been updated to 17.3.74.8 (package version 17.3.74.400) before firmware update 

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I'm running Linux on a Thinkpad T440p. To do Intel AMT firmware update to address Intel AMT vulnerability CVE-2017-5689 (or INTEL-SA-00075) https://support.lenovo.com/ch/en/product_security/len-14963 do I have to install Windows? The vulnerability is well described here: https://libreboot.org/faq.html#intelme I've already used the Linux tool Intel provided to "unprovision" AMT https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26799/INTEL-SA-00075-Linux-Detection-and-Mitigation-Tools but Intel says that merely mitigates this critical vulnerability. Does this Windows tool do more than merely mitigate? https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26755/INTEL-SA-00075-Detection-and-Mitigation-Tool I see a chipset firmware update: Intel Management Engine Firmware 9.1 for Windows 10 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 8 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad T440p, T540p, W540, W541 / version 9.1.41.3024 / date 2017/05/17 here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/ch/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-... So does that mean I have to install Windows to run this critical firmware update? Thanks.

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X1 Extreme is not listed herehttps://pcsupport.lenovo.com/sk/en/solutions/ht508988 I wonder why? Currently struggling with Thunderbolt driver and software to deal with eGPU.I am posting here so all X1 Extreme users (Gen1 and Gen2) dealing with eGPU can share thier challenges and feedback here. 

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Hello Lenovo friends! I've been a huge fan of ThinkPads-- my first was a T400s back in 2009.  And I've definitely found them to be solid, reliable machines.  I purchased a ThinkPad X1E last November and just encountered a new problem today though-- when I use my TB dock and play video, I've been getting BSOD messages.  I've connected the dock to two monitors, one via DP and the other via HDMI.  The Stop code is "DRIVER_VERIFIER_DMA_VIOLATION." I've read online that to fix this BSOD, you simply download and install the latest TB firmware update.  So I tried doing that today. But when I go to install the firmware update, I'm getting conflicting instructions!  The first dialog box says, "Please do not plug the Type C or Thunderbolt device to your system while updating the Thunderbolt Firmware." The second dialog box instructs, "Please connect at least one Thunderbolt device to your PC..." What is the correct step to do?  I only have one Thunderbolt device and that's my dock.  Should I connect it to my X1E while I'm updating the TB firmware?  Or not?  I've read on other forum posts that other X1E owners have actually bricked their docks when performing TB updates so I'm very concerned about that too.  Can someone please advise?  Thank you! PS.  Here are some of my system details too, btw, in case that helps:My Product #:  20MFCTO1WWMy BIOS version:  N2EET37W 1.1... Read more

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Hi all,After reading a critical flaw in the USB-C firmware of Thinkpads, my X280 included, I followed the instructions fromhttps://pcsupport.lenovo.com/sk/en/solutions/ht508988 and even tried replying (I could not reply, maybe the thread is locked...) in this related thread: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/Updated-Critical-Intel-Thunderbolt-Software-a... At the moment I am stuck with my X280 (with Windows 10) not charging via the USB-C port or the USB-C thunderbolt port... I also keep refreshing Windows Updates and Lenovo Vantage, both not giving me anything about firmware and Thunderbolt updates... For now I will try the firmware  n20uj21w.exe from the Lenovo download site here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-...*Why does Windows 10 nor Lenovo vantage tell me about this firmware update? My BIOS firmware version remains at 1,35 even after refreshing Windows Updates and Vantage... Please help...

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Here is the new Thunderbolt Firmware ......CHANGES IN THIS RELEASE
Version 17.0.0.3-N1NTF21W

[Important updates]
Nothing.

[New functions or enhancements]
- Improved firmware stability.

[Problem fixes]
Nothing. https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/de/de/products/LAPTOPS-AND-NETBOOKS/THINKPAD-X-SERIES-LAPTOPS/THINKPAD-...Best Regards

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Will Lenovo release a fix for critical vulnerabilities in Intel Management Engine for my Lenovo Yoga 500-14ISK? I have not found it on the official Lenovo list, but Intel's tool says it's vulnerable. I have Intel ME firmware version 11.0.0.1197 and it's a Skylake version of this Yoga notebook. It's still on warranty. There is not my notebook:https://support.lenovo.com/pl/pl/product_security/len-17297

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I was pretty shocked to see this update.  Apparently, intel management engine is a backdoor which allows full control of the machine, even if the power is off. It is something on intel motherboards.  It has been noted that a backdoor can be used by a) legitimate corporate administrators, b) hackers c) gov. organisations. Firstly, why would any user want to install a back door which allows undetectable access to the machine without the users knowlege or inteveition? Secondly, why is this installed by Lenovo as standard, if it is only used by some large organisations? Or am I wrong? I have seen many articales about it saying "Intels management engine is the single most dangerous piece of computer hardward ever created", mainly because it has access to everything and noone knows exactly what it can do. Now I am trying to find a way to remove this major security back door. It seems that noone knows if disabling it in the bios is actaully disabling it, or not. It seems not, as you can still get a response from AMT if you hit: http://127.0.0.1:16992/logon.htm, and if you open the "intel management and security status" application, it says that AMT is enabled. It seems ifyou connect to a public wifi, the machnes AMT is avaible to everyone on the network. I have also seen that there are exploits allowing hackers to gain full access to your machine with trivial exploits such as sending null password. Very very bad. ... Read more

A:critical update: "intel management Engine 8.1 Firmware" a potential major security back door?

Management Engine's behavior has been well documented since it's inception. You're a little late to the party The legitimate and intended use of the feature is for system administrators to provision and manage corporate machines remotely and conveniently.It's not installed by Lenovo as standard, but rather Intel on any platform certified vPro (your system would have had this sticker from the factory).If you are not in a corporate environment managed by Intel AMT, then it only provides risks and zero benefit. Removing it is impossible; wiping the ME firmware externally causes your system to shutdown 30 minutes after boot.The firmware update you see fixes an exploitable vulnerability that was recently discovered in Intel's ME firmware.

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Hello everybody, I know another thread with similar problems here, booting three times ect .... but not with the new specific problem, this one seems to be new to me and I hope for a solution without the technician having to change the Hardware Motherboard. I had the original ME firmware and now an update was made by Lenovo Vantage, but this unfortunately did not work properly and led to the following: 1. at boot the "Strg P" entry has disappeared 2. in the Bios the entry with ME Firmware Version is empty 3. ME is shown as deactivated or not present in Hardware Manager, The result is that you can no longer perform flash if ME is no longer present in the system. 4. When restarting or reactivating, it will take about 35 seconds for the Lenovo logo to be displayed and the system will start up  this is all very frustrating, i hope that there will be a software solution, or maybe someone knows a solution .... Thanks all for support.....

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P51 BIOS Update v1.21 & Later advised support for Pre-Boot ACL option on Thunderbolt devices providing the  P51 ThinkPad is running Thunderbolt software version 17.3.73.350 or higher and Thunderbolt firmware NVM 26 or higher (see release notes extract below): *** Extract from n1uuj13.txt release notes ***[New functions or enhancements]- Supported Pre-Boot ACL option for Thunderbolt device on pre-boot environmentin ThinkPad Setup - Config - Thunderbolt 3.(Note)To use this feature, System need to updateThunderbolt software to version 17.3.73.350 or higher andThunderbolt firmware to NVM 26 or higher.***Current Thunderbolt Software / Firmware available for P51 (20HH, 20HJ) from Lenovo support website is 17.1.64.250 / 15. When will latest P51 Thunderbolt software / firmware compatible with above BIOSPre-Boot ACL enhancement become available? I note you have released Thunderbolt software version 17.3.74.400 for P51 (20MM, 20MN) which does satisfy the above BIOS Pre-Boot ACL enhancement requirement, and should be compatible with P51 (20HH, 20HJ) as both use the same Thunderbolt 3 Controller, viz Intel JHL6340 / Device ID 15D9, but this section of support website doesn't include the latest Thunderbolt 3 firmware. When will the latest firmware release be added?  Keith

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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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Hi, Today when Thinkvantage tried to install Intel Management Firmware Engine 10[64] - V.12.0.35.1427 on my Windows 10 Workstation laptop it failed. I tried installing it multiple times but it is failing. I uninstalled earlier version of it and again tried to install it but it still did not installed. Any help would be greatly appreciated. RegardsRajaniesh

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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, My Laptop is a ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen - Type 20KHI haven't noticed a problem whit my Thunderbolt yet. I tried to follow the instructions regarding the critical update of the driver and firmware of Thunderbolt device: First I installed as suggested the driver/software and now the installed driver version isdisplayed in Device Manager 17.4.80.94displayed in lenovo site 17.4.80.550In Device Manager -> System Devices I can see the Thunderbolt controller   But when I try to install the firmware version 17.0.0.8-N23TF18W it crashs and I get the following error:  In the BIOS, I have the "assist mode" disabled and under I/O, the thunderbolt option is enabled. It seems that updating the firmware is crucial for our laptop because if we don't, it will damage the connectivity of Thunderbolt. So how I'am supposed to handle this ??

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