How Tos

Factory Reset

  1. Completely power off the system
  2. Press the power button and immediately start tapping Esc to get into the Grub menu
  3. Use the arrow keys to select "Restore Factory Settings" and press Enter

    a. Press 1 then Enter to retain user files; OR

    b. Press 2 then Enter to completely erase the laptop

  4. Follow any additional instructions on screen

Check Ubermix Version

  1. Click on the indicator icon in the upper-right corner of the screen, to the left of the power menu and battery indicator
  2. Look for "Version: ubermix (…)"
  3. "ubermix 4.30lv13 (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS)" is Version 4.13

Set Clock

  1. Click the Applications button in the Dock
  2. Type "clock" and hit Enter to view "Date & Time Settings"
  3. Turn "Automatic Date & Time" off by clicking on the slider to the right
  4. Click on the date/time shown below the sliders, and change to be the correct date and time
  5. Turn "Automatic Date & Time" and "Automatic Time Zone" on

Install/Update Ubermix

  1. Completely power off the system
  2. Insert Ubermix install key
  3. Press the power button and immediately start tapping F2 to get into the BIOS
  4. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the "Main" tab
  5. Switch "Network Boot" and "F12 Boot Menu" to "Enabled" if they aren't already
  6. Press F10, then Enter to save settings
  7. Begin tapping F12 to get to the boot menu
  8. Use the arrow keys to select the USB device (usually called USB FDD or USB HDD) and press Enter
  9. (Optional) Reset Disk Partition. This will erase everything on the laptop

    a. Press 5 then press Enter for expert options

    b. Press 4 then press Enter, type yes, and press Enter to reset the primary disk partition

    c. Press Enter once more to return to the main menu

  10. Press option 1 to Easy Image and Enter to continue
  11. Type yes then Enter to continue
  12. 2018 B117 & B118 ONLY Type uefi then Enter to continue
  13. Press Enter twice to restart

Disable Secure Boot

  1. Press power button while tapping F2 to enter BIOS
  2. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the "Security" tab
  3. Use the arrow keys to select "Set Supervisor Password"
  4. Enter 1 twice
  5. Navigate to the "Boot" tab
  6. Select "Secure Boot" and use the arrow keys to disable it
  7. Go back to the "Security" tab
  8. Select "Set Supervisor Password"
  9. Enter 1 once and press Enter 3 times to disable the password
  10. Press F10 then Enter to save and exit

Reset BIOS Password (B117 ONLY)

  1. Use the UMC BIOS Reset Tool to get the Unlock Key
  2. Enter the Unlock Key as stated on UMC2, and enter BIOS Setup
  3. Use the arrow keys to move to the Security tab.
  4. Press Enter to set the Supervisor Password
  5. Enter the Unlock Password once more
  6. Press Enter four times to clear the password
  7. Press F10 then Enter to save and exit

Update BIOS

(NEW) Automated USB Key

  1. Plug the system in to power
  2. Insert the BIOS update key
  3. Turn on the system and enter BIOS setup using the F2 key
  4. Switch "Network Boot" to "Enabled" on the "Main" tab
  5. Disable "Secure Boot" on the "Boot" tab and make sure "Boot Mode" is set to UEFI
  6. Press F10, then Enter to save settings
  7. Begin tapping F12 to enter the boot menu
  8. Use the arrow keys to select the "USB Device" and press Enter
  9. The Windows loading icon will appear below the laptop logo. This is normal.
  10. A Command Prompt window will appear with some automated commands running.
  11. This BIOS update key is automated, so just read the prompts and either: Press Enter to continue with the update process or press x to cancel and shutdown the computer

    a. The computer will be automatically checked to make sure it is plugged into a charger and the battery is at or above 30%

    b. You will be prompted to plug in the charger if it isn't already

    c. If the battery is below 30%, you will be asked to wait, with Current Charge prompts appearing with the current percentage (in multiples of 5%)

  12. Enter BIOS once again using the F2 key
  13. Use the Enter and arrow keys to correct the BIOS settings

    a. "Secure Boot" Disabled, "F12 Boot Menu" Enabled

  14. Press F10 then Enter to save the settings

Lazesoft USB Key

  1. Plug the system in to power (NOTE: The battery must be charged to at least 30%, or the BIOS update will not initiate!)
  2. Insert the BIOS update key
  3. Turn on the system and enter BIOS setup using the F2 key
  4. Switch "Network Boot" to "Enabled" on the "Main" tab
  5. Disable "Secure Boot" on the "Boot" tab and make sure "Boot Mode" is set to UEFI
  6. Press F10, then Enter to save settings
  7. Begin tapping F12 to enter the boot menu
  8. Use the arrow keys to select the "USB Device" and press Enter
  9. The Windows loading icon will appear below the laptop logo. This is normal.
  10. When prompted with a black screen and white text, press Enter on the "Lazesoft LiveCD" option

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  11. Once the "Lazesoft Recovery Suite" boots up, click on the "Start" button and select "Run"

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  12. Click on "Browse…", navigate to the "LAZESOFT" drive(The window usually opens to this by default), and select the proper BIOS version for the device. All BIOS versions will be labelled with their appropriate device model and BIOS version number. (ie. B118-107AD.exe)

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  13. Click "Open" to return to the previous window, then click on "OK" to begin the update process.

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    a. The system will reboot during this process and the screen will flash multiple times.

  14. Enter BIOS once again using the F2 key
  15. Use the Enter and arrow keys to correct the BIOS settings

    a. "Secure Boot" Disabled, "F12 Boot Menu" Enabled

  16. Press F10 then Enter to save the settings