CF-30[B/C/D/E] - Toughbooktalk

CF-30[B/C/D/E] - Toughbooktalk
CF-30[B/C/D/E] series BIOS Update Procedure
There are two BIOS update programs for CF-30[B/C/D/E] series:
Bios_30_1_r070208.exe - For upgrading to Windows Vista from Windows XP
After executing this program,
BIOS will be V1.01L20 and Embedded Controller will be V1.10L11.
Bios_30_1_r080014.exe - For re-downgrading to Windows XP from Windows Vista
After executing this program,
BIOS will be V1.00L20 and Embedded Controller will be V1.00L17.
CAUTION:
Log on to Windows as an administrator.
Connect the AC adaptor and do not remove it until BIOS update is complete.
Delete the Supervisor Password if it has been set.
Back up important data to other media or an external hard disk before BIOS
update.
These update programs also update Embedded Controller.
CASE 1 – When upgrading to Windows Vista
Procedure I: Save your settings of Setup utility
(1) Shut down the computer.
(2) Turn on the computer, and press [F2] several times while “Panasonic” boot screen is
displayed.
(3) Write down all of the contents of the Setup utility.
Procedure II: Preparing the BIOS update program
(1) Turn on the computer, and log on to Windows as an administrator.
(2) Execute “bios_30_1_r070208.exe”.
(3) Read the license agreement carefully, and click [Yes].
(4) The screen to specify the destination location appears. The default location is
“c:¥upbios”. Specify your location and click [OK]. (You usually don’t need to change
the location.)
(5) Wait until the message “Unpacking of files completed” is displayed.
(6) Click [OK].
Procedure III: Execute the BIOS update program
(1) Select [Start]-[Run], enter “c:¥upbios¥wb301v20”, and click [OK].
(2) Click [Continue] at the User Access Control screen.
(3) Confirm that “V1.01L20” is displayed as “New BIOS”, and Click [Write].
(4) Click [Yes].
(5) Click [Yes].
(6) Click [OK] to shut down the computer.
(7) Power on the computer and be patient to wait until the message to press <F2> to
enter SETUP, which indicates that BIOS update is complete. It takes a little while.
(8) Press [F2] to enter SETUP.
(9) Set System Time and System Date at Main menu.
(10) Press [F10] and [Enter].
(11) Upgrade to Windows Vista using Windows Vista Product Recovery DVD-ROM.
(Refer to the Operating Instructions Manual.)
(12) Change Setup utility settings to the previous one written down at the step I-(3) if
necessary.
CASE 2 – When re-downgrading to Windows XP
Procedure I: Save your settings of Setup utility
(1) Shut down the computer.
(2) Turn on the computer, and press [F2] several times while “Panasonic” boot screen is
displayed.
(3) Write down all of the contents of the Setup utility.
Procedure II: Preparing the BIOS update program
(1) Turn on the computer, and log on to Windows as an administrator.
(2) Execute “bios_30_1_r080014.exe”.
(3) Click [Allow] at User Account Control screen.
(4) Read the license agreement carefully, and click [Yes].
(5) The screen to specify the destination location appears. The default location is
“c:¥upbios”. Specify your location and click [OK]. (You usually don’t need to change
the location.)
(6) Wait until the message “Unpacking of files completed” is displayed.
(7) Click [OK].
Procedure III: Execute the BIOS update program
(1) Click [Start] button and enter “c:¥upbios¥wb301x20” into the text box which shows
message “Start search” originally and press [Enter] key.
(2) Click [Continue] at the User Access Control screen.
(3) Confirm that “V1.00L20” is displayed as “New BIOS”, and Click [Write].
(4) Click [Yes].
(5) Click [Yes].
(6) Click [OK] to shut down the computer.
(7) Power on the computer and be patient to wait until the message to press <F2> to
enter SETUP, which indicates that BIOS update is complete. It takes a little while.
(8) Press [F2] to enter SETUP.
(9) Set System Time and System Date at Main menu.
(10) Press [F10] and [Enter].
(11) Downgrade to Windows XP again using Windows XP Product Recovery DVD-ROM.
(Refer to the Operating Instructions Manual.)
(12) Change Setup utility settings to the previous one written down at the step I-(3) if
necessary.
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