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issues upgrading 80.23 bios to 80.24A?

Q: issues upgrading 80.23 bios to 80.24A?

I am going through the recommended steps to upgrade to Windows 10 from 8.1. This includes upgrading the BIOS to the latest version on my HP700-430eq desktop machine which I am very happy with in every respect. My current BIOS is 80.23 9-12-2014 2AF3 SSID family. The HP recommended upgrade is to 80.24A 8-23-2015 I have had no issues with the current BIOS. Is upgrading the BIOS a necessity for Win10? According to HP there is no way to reinstall the old BIOS after installing 80.24A. Would appreciate any cautions or recommendations.Thank you!
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A:bios upgrading issues

Hi,Did you connect your machine to AC power when updating BIOS ? Please try a hard reset and see if it works.1. Power off your laptop2. Remove the a/c adapter, battery and everything that is attached to your laptop.3. Hold the 'POWER 'button down on your laptop for about 10 seconds.4. Plug in the a/c power supply (without battery) and power on. Note: You need to use AC power when udating BIOS.Regards.
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A:Will upgrading the bios firmware on a Latitude D630 delete the bios admin password?


Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try )

Awfully strange!

A bios update can't remove passwords. As You Must Know

Oh and thanks for the extended long Title. I'm thinking this Topic of yours would be best removed? What do you think?
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I bought Windows 7 having come from Vista. However, there is a BIOS update for my system. The new BIOS update states: The BIOS updates the fan control algorithm of the system, and turns the fan on at low volume while your notebook PC is operational. If you are currently experiencing any symptoms on your notebook PC, please contact HP for support. It is located here:

I'd love to flash it but not sure if it will ruin my computer as it's more than likely not designed for flash when Windows 7 is on it or do you's know any better?

I also have 2 blue vertical lines going do the right hand side of the screen. I've seen loads of problems but no solutions. Has any fixed this HP problem?

Cheers folks!

A:Upgrading BIOS after Upgrading from Vista to 7

The BIOS is the stuff that happens BEFORE Windows starts to load.
Do you have issues with overheating or with the fan? If so, the BIOS update is for you.
Also, BIOS flashes are dangerous - and you can turn your computer into a paperweight by doing it incorrectly. In short, if it ain't broke - don't fix it!

The type of lines that you describe on your screen are usually caused by hardware issues. Send it in for repair if the system is under warranty. If not, then get an estimate from a local computer store - it may be cheaper to live with it.
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A:2 annoying issues since upgrading to windows 10 Typing issues

It appears your Mouse Setting have Click Lock enabled...

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A:Upgrading the BIOS

Try the motherboards web site.
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A:Bios Upgrading

Likely an error in the download. Those BIOS updates are protected as much as possible from defects. If there is any chance of a problem, the BIOS install will not run, because it can permanently ruin the computer.
Suggest you run a new download when all this bad weather has stopped stiring up the internet.
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1. Fix CPU VID cannot be adjusted when using certain CPU"

Is it POSSIBLE that this bios upgrade (Fix CPU VID) MIGHT correct that problem? I'm reluctent to flash my bios but if flashing the bios MIGHT correct the problem its worth a try.


A:Upgrading Bios

I flashed my Asrock bios a couple of times. They provide a very easy way to do it from within Vista/7.

Not sure about Asus - imagine it is the same.
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A:Bios Upgrading...

If you can't install the drivers I would not attempt to flash the bios, you could make the PC that works fine, totally useless.

Are you trying to install the drivers from ASUS?
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thanks for help.
I have awdflash.exe utility but not know how to use it.

A:upgrading ibm bios

If you Google;
BIOS how to make and model
that will give you a place to start.
as you provided us no info that will help us help you better...

How To Ask Questions The Smart Way to expand...
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A:Upgrading BIOS

You need to confirm this with the service tag from your daughter's computer, but there is a BIOS update that can be run from the hard drive.

Go to and enter the computers service tag, and that will definitely lead you to the correct BIOS update.
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A:need help on upgrading bios

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Your cpu should run on an fsb of 166mhz(333mhz effective) Giving you a cpu speed of 2083mhz.

See HERE for AMD Athlon XP specs.

Check in your bios that the fsb is correct.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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A:Dead Cpu....Upgrading Bios?

Axemanant said:

After ascertaining that it was compatible with my motherboard i bought an intel Core 2 duo E6750.
Click to expand...
How did you ascertain this...because there is no mention of E6750 support for that board on MSI's own site.
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A:Problems After Upgrading BIOS

A BIOS update should allow the detection of more types of CPU, not fewer. It almost sounds like the "newer" BIOS is actually older.

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A:Upgrading BIOS for 7 upgrade?

download the bios update say to your desktop. then right click the file you just downloaded and run as admin. just follow the promps
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A:Upgrading BIOS on ASUS A7V8X

The is the boot part
The autoexec.bat and config.sys files are for autoloading drivers and commands (not required)

Quote from here:

However, you will need to have AFLASH.EXE (unzipped) utiility and set the floppy drive as the boot drive. Then, type in the command [ FORMAT A:/S ] (without [] brackets) in DOS mode to create a boot disk. Do not keep AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files in it; Later on, choose item [1] ?Save Current BIOS to File (Save Existing BIOS to File) screen will appear. Then, when you see the query for filename appears, please insert a filename (eg. A:\XXX-XX.XXX ) and hit .Click to expand...

Here's your Drivers page (and bios too) again:

Or use this way (preferred, in case you have mx and you don't know it)
Please press the green button, and select your drivers

Sorry, it seems you must do this twice, once here, then when you get to Asus support, click it again. This button uses JavaScript (which is enabled by default on most browsers)
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A:resetting/upgrading old compaq bios

dear former druggie

What makes you think that resetting the bios is going to help you with this situation??

I can't see what benefit it would be. You need to get an OS install disk of some flavor.
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Hello @Invincible007, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! The Forums are a great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community! I understand that you are having an issue with the BIOS, and wanted to assist you! It seems that there are no Windows 10 drivers available for your product, on the HP site.  This may be why you are having issues.  Have you tried performing a System Restore, to set the notebook back to its previous working state?  If you are still having trouble, then try recovering the BIOS using the following document: HP Desktop PCs - Recovering the BIOS Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!
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When you downloaded that bios , what link did you use - please post here
There may be a recovery procedure available
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Hello and welcome!

Did you do a straight up UPGRADE install or custom, clean install?

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Two things occur to me.
(1)  Your Win 7 install disc could be faulty - rare, but has been known to happen. Try it in another computer and see if it will boot from that disc.

I've been working on a system for a little while now

I take it this means you have backed up any data you want off it, then,
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Click to expand...

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I have tried sfc/scannow, disk defrag, scanned with MalwareBytes, SuperAntiSpyware, and the problem still persists with a new user. Also bear in mind that I have had this laptop for around 7 years (I think) so maybe it is just something that was inevitably going to happen.

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I suspect it will fix it, and I would recommend Win 10 if your hardware and software is compatible.

If after upgrading to Win 10 and the remote chance you still have the problem, a "clean" install will be required.

One note, before upgrading, backup (make a disc image) of your entire hard drive to some other media such as a USB connected hard drive. If you don't have an image program the free Macrium Reflect (a UK company) program will do that.
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I suggest you run Process Explorer and check which strings are involved (from Properties).

The picture is supposed to give you an idea, but at this time I have no DPCs.
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You are gonna do the upgrades 1st.

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