How to update the BIOS for a t60 thinkpad

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How to update the BIOS for a t60 thinkpad
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The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) controls many vital functions of the Lenovo T60 Thinkpad, including the system boot sequence. The BIOS is always working, even when the computer is unplugged from the wall, due to a small battery located on the motherboard. Occasionally, Lenovo will release updates to the BIOS if errors or incompatibilities are discovered. The updates will not download with Windows Updates, and must be downloaded from Lenovo's website, then manually installed.

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Things you need

  • Internet connection
  • Power adaptor
  • Wall outlet

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  1. 1

    Connect the power adaptor to the computer, then plug the power adaptor into the wall outlet. The computer must maintain power throughout the update process, as a power loss could damage your motherboard.

  2. 2

    Log in to the Windows Administrator user account.

  3. 3

    Visit the Lenovo ThinkPad T60 BIOS Update Utility download page (see Resources) and download the BIOS Update Utility.

  4. 4

    Double-click the file that was downloaded (79uj33us.exe) to extract the files. Save the files to the default location, which is C:\DRIVERS\FLASH\79uj33us.

  5. 5

    Open the "Start" menu, then click "All Programs", "Accessories" and "Run".

  6. 6

    Type "C:\DRIVERS\FLASH\79uj33us\WINUPTP.EXE" (without quotes) in the Run text box, then click "OK" to launch the BIOS Update Utility.

  7. 7

    Follow the on-screen instructions to update the BIOS.

  8. 8

    Select "Update ThinkPad BIOS" when prompted, then continue to follow the instructions.

  9. 9

    . to complete the BIOS update.

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