FN-CTRL swap on all Lenovo laptops [SOLVED]

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  1. pem69

    pem69 Notebook Consultant

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    Definitely not a dealbreaker. It's a nice feature, to not have to press the power button - I used to have a laptop that would sometimes decide to turn off, instead of wake up - but I'd take your Ctrl-Fn any day over Fn-Ctrl with Fn-On.
     
  2. middleton

    middleton Notebook Consultant

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    I've disassembled WINUPTP.EXE. You are right: WINUPTP.EXE skips version checking with /s switch.
    So if you get this message "BIOS image file is same as BIOS ROM. An update is not necessary at this time", then create "bios.bat" file with the following contents:

    WINUPTP.EXE /s

    Then run "bios.bat" as administrator.
     
  3. alisadm

    alisadm Newbie

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    As someone who isn't a complete novice to making system changes, but not as adept as y'all, could you possibly give a step-by-step to making this change? It's driving me bonkers—what were they thinking???

    And since, unfortunately, I've already updated my BIOS to the most current version, I assume it's gonna be even more involved, right?

    Thanks for doing this!!
     
  4. middleton

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    - Download BIOS archive.

    - Unpack it.

    - Read "READ_ME!!!.txt" and follow the instructions.

    - If you get this message: "BIOS image file is same as BIOS ROM. An update is not necessary at this time", then create "bios.bat" file in the folder with WINUPTP.EXE. Bat-file should have the following contents:

    WINUPTP.EXE /s

    Then run "bios.bat" as administrator.

    bios.bat is attached just in case.
     

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  5. SeattleIT

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    Hi Middleton,

    ..just for clarification...

    I own a lenovo S10e:
    is this the same as the S10-2?
    will the S10-2 bios patch work on my S10e?

    If the new bios patch (s10-2)interferes with my S10e's operations, is there a way to "flash back" to my current/original bios settings?

    Thanks!
     
  6. middleton

    middleton Notebook Consultant

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    S10e is not the same as S10-2. Don't even try to flash S10-2 firmware into your S10e otherwise you'll get a bricked laptop.
    Maybe I'll make the patch for S10e later.
     
  7. ferry

    ferry Newbie

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    I've rejoiced having a new hope of getting the Ctrl key at the right place when finding this thread :) I'm not sure if this is the right place to place requests or wishes - would you be so kind and patch also the BIOS for the X200s? Thank you very much!

    Here we are the source of the most recent BIOS 3.13 for X200/X200s: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-70347

    I used to develop in the x86 assembler but I could not find anything about how to reassembly a BIOS. You contribution to the community here is greatly appreciated!

    --- Ferda
     
  8. middleton

    middleton Notebook Consultant

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    OK. The patch for X200/X200s will be ready very soon.
     
  9. middleton

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    ferry
    Check the first post of this topic. I've added the patch for X200, X200s.
     
  10. middleton

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    SeattleIT
    The patches for S9, S10, S9e, S10e are also available (see the first post).
     
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