Before updating bios

18 Sep

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I will not be liable for anything that goes wrong while updating the BIOS.

You should now have your custom BIOS splash screen when you boot up your Thinkpad.

If you're going to buy a motherboard and want to be able to use a mouse when working with the BIOS presets, look for one with a UEFI BIOS interface.

To get to the BIOS screen, you have to follow the instructions when the computer just starts to boot.

If you hit the ENTER key, you get the screen below.For many motherboards, you hit the delete key to enter the BIOS.Other BIOS' use F1, F2 and F10 just to mention a few.As you can see, this BIOS is for a motherboard purchased in 2005.Both newer and older motherboards will have different options/features. Others may have a different type of BIOS and may look significantly different.It's a nice way to distinguish your laptop from others in case it's ever stolen, lost, or mixed into a lost and found box of a dozen Thinkpads.As I mentioned earlier, the computer without software (or firmware) is essentially useless.For most of our day to day use, the main operating system (Windows, Linux...) determines the capabilities of a computer.Before the computer can access the main OS, it's going to need a little help.This step-by-step tutorial will teach you how to add a custom BIOS splash screen for new thinkpad subseries including Think Pad R400, R500, T400, T500, W500, X200, X200s, X200 Tablet and X301.This also applies to all variants of those listed before e.g. The utility is available from Lenovo's website and you can find it using the search e.g.