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Lenovo Y410p / Y510p - unlocked BIOS / wlan whitelist mod / vbios mod

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Hi,

i have been locked out of bios

there is a supervisor password. i didn't set a password for my bios ever, so it may have been set on the last bios update automatically.

i want to flash it using a bootable disk, but the tools that i used up until now haven't worked.

my Back Flash is disabled. i want to know that with backflash disabled, can i use this method to flash an older version of the bios?

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This is exactly what I'm looking for. Eyeing to buy Intel 7260 AC too. Going to try it after I get some free time.

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On 1/22/2018 at 10:33 PM, Klem said:

For enable safeguard against meltdown, you need install Windows update only.

For enable safeguard against spectre, you need install Windows update and new CPU microcode. In laptop Lenovo Y410p / Y510p we can see Haswell CPU, for that CPU Intel already present new microcode 23, with spectre/meltdown fix. Therefore, if it's needed, we can change in any bios versions the old microcode to the new one, any time now.

 

 

Many many months after Intel issued probably final microcode-update-guidance

2018-04-02

https://newsroom.intel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2018/04/microcode-update-guidance.pdf

2018-08-02

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/sa00115-microcode-update-guidance.pdf

 

It is "safe" to say that fix is stable enough for modding it in - I volunteer my laptop as guinea pig for The Fix.

Edited by mathorv

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