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Recommend BIOS update?

Q: Recommend BIOS update?

I hope this hasn t been asked already I searched for similar questions but there are a vast number of topics already posted that I don t think I even scratched the surface This is the second time I ve recieved a notification update? Recommend BIOS from Dell Support Center with the recommendation to update my BIOS I didn t do it the first time because I had no idea what I was doing and Recommend BIOS update? knew that messing with your BIOS could cause some serious problems This time I figure I will ask the experts first This is the message I am getting quot BIOS UPDATE AVAILABLE There is a critical new BIOS update available This critical BIOS update will fix problems or add features to the computer Recommend BIOS update? s BIOS It is strongly recommended to update to this latest BIOS quot Short sweet and to the point My question is whether or not it seems like a good idea to go ahead and do the update Recommend BIOS update? In regards to BIOS updates I ve been told quot if it ain t broke don t fix it quot but if the update will speed things up or have some benefit I m interested Also if it does seem like a good thing to do how do I go about it so I don t end up with a paper weight Thanks for the help nbsp

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Preferred Solution: Recommend BIOS update?

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A: Recommend BIOS update?

I would agree with your final comment, "if it ain't broke don't fix it". But, on the other hand if Dell are pushing this recommendation then it may have some benefits, just make certain it is coming from Dell and not some bogus site. Go to the official Dell support site and look up your PC's drivers, it will show you in there what the latest version the Bios is, just check it against what you have. Go into Bios at boot and it will be written at the top of the screen.

http://support.dell.com/support/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&~ck=bt

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/recommend-bios-update.165610/
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A:BIOS virus/rootkit? - Unknown threat by AVG - "Bios Update\Award" folders, BS_Flash.sys, BIOS.sys and a dozen of m...

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/471088/bios-virusrootkit-unknown-threat-by-avg-bios-updateaward-folders-bs-flashsys-biossys-and-a-dozen-of-mostly-sys-files-appear-on-boot/
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 I am receiving this message when I run sp76205: The system BIOS update file (c:\SWSetup\SP76205\hpqflash\ROM.CAB) is missing or corrupt. The system BIOS will not be updated." SP76205 was just released in June 2016 and I noticed other user are experiencing the same issue with it. Please provide a fix BIOS update or explain how to run this current update...

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/BIOS-Update-sp76205-Error-Message-Can-t-update-system-bios/td-p/5662276
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A:Samsung Bios software update for bios,update fails

Are you getting a direct link from the notification update? Can you post the link/site next time?

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/477131/samsung-bios-software-update-for-biosupdate-fails/
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For those running tight on HD freespace

Use the command line Cleanmgr to free up tempfiles from your sessions.
Also run it from an admin account OR runas /user:administrator cleanmgr to free wasted system temps
Consider installing KB2852386: This update adds a new plugin to the Disk Cleanup wizard. After you install this update, you can use the Windows Update Cleanup option to delete Windows updates that you no longer need.
I just installed this KB and it freed 4.8GB of obsolete update files.

Cleanup Wizard KB
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/recommend-disk-cleanup-update.204231/
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Hello

My last BIOS update has failed and now my laptop Satellite PrU400 PSU45E is out of order.
I want to use the Crisis Recovery Disk with an USB floppy drive but I don't know the key combination to run the boot-block.
Is anybody can help me?

Best regards

A:Satellite Pro U400 BIOS update failed - What is BIOS Boot-block access

Hi

I wondering what Crisis Recovery Disk do you have ?:|
In my experience the special disk is needed which is available only for ASP technician.
Therefore it?s necessary to contact the ASP in your country in order to reflash the BIOS.

In my opinion you shouldn?t not try any ?Crisis Recovery disks? which you fond in the net? this can lead to mobo damage?

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?46578-Satellite-Pro-U400-BIOS-update-failed-What-is-BIOS-Boot-block-access
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Hello everyone I ama new user and i am coming up with this post as I couldn t find any kind of solution update BIOS B590 failure! Lenovo BIOS FLASH! Black... for my problem Recently I decided to do a reinstallation of my operating system which also previously was Windows Ultimate x The installation went as usual and after finishing it I went on to install all the latest drivers from the Lenovo site for my product When getting close to installing almost all the drivers i ve needed i Lenovo B590 BIOS update failure! BIOS FLASH! Black... stumbled upon a new version of the BIOS amnd the drivers and sfotware recommended for my laptop by the producer So i proceeded to install the upgrade restarted the computer when it prompted me to do so but after the so-called restart the laptop did not boot up as usual At first it was telling me to not do anything as the BIOS is being flashed and then it was telling me something about some sort of image processing things that i did not understand at the time i have never encountered anything like that After that my screen turned black I have not done anything for a few couple of minutes as i thought it was supposed to be like that but then i just force shut it down and unplugged the AC adapter When trying to boot it all up again the only thing i got was a black screen and nothing else After doing a little bit of research it appears that somehowm i ve managed to corrupt the bios on my laptop or something and nothing else would work at this point I tried to remove the BIOS battery and the ram and then put them all back tryed resetting the bios by taking out the battery but nothing would work I would be really thankful if anyone would be kind enough to point me one way or another as i do not know what to do at all nbsp Around the webz i found some way of creating a bootable usb flash drive where i would put a compatible version of BIOS from the site and then install it onto the laptop but i do not quite know how to do that properly either as the software they are pointing me to wincrisis is not working by any means

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Notebooks/Lenovo-B590-BIOS-update-failure-BIOS-FLASH-Black-screen-after/td-p/3392941
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A:Fan works like a helicopter-BIOS update is blocked BIOS vers...

@YuraL? To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108 REO

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Fan-works-like-a-helicopter-BIOS-update-is-blocked-BIOS/td-p/5829795
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Hi,

I have a old Tecra 9100 with years of good service, and this is my first problem, but is a great one, after a forced reboot the screen shows a BIOS block 1 damaged message. I have tried to repair the BIOS upgrading to the last version I have found, the 1.6 one, but its a Windows version (to upgrade from a running Toshiba computer I think) and when I try to run it in another computer to generate a FDD and upgrade BIOS, I cant, beacuse a Toshiba common modules message.

Its there any BIOS diskette image-archive I can dowload to perform the BIOS upgrade in the BIOS?

Thanks in advance.

A:Tecra 9100 - BIOS block 1 damaged and how to update BIOS?

Hello

All you can find is stuff on Toshiba support page. I don't know where you live but try to contact nearest Toshiba authorized service provider.
They have access to Toshiba database and they can obtain all this for you. Make a call and ask for help. I am pretty sure they will help you to solve this BIOS issue.

https://forum.toshiba.eu/showthread.php?46581-Tecra-9100-BIOS-block-1-damaged-and-how-to-update-BIOS
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Hello all, this is my first time posting here so please forgive any mistakes/oversights. I've just updated my Samsung laptop's system BIOS via their software update program, and my Nvidia GPU (GT 650m DDR3) no longer seems to work. The Nvidia control panel is still there, and it still gives me the option to select which programs use the GPU, but there is no GPU actitivity showing up. Also,I've tried playing Skyrim (which auto-detects the PC's graphics cards) , and the game no longer seems to detect the Nvidia GPU (just the Intel integrated graphics).

My laptop model is NP550PC7, with 6 gig of ram, and an i7 quad core CPU, and the OS is Window 7 Home Premium 64bit.

I've tried looking in the BIOS but I can't seem to find anything related to the GPU or display options. Any help or avice is much appreciated.

A:Problems with Nvidia gpu post BIOS system BIOS update.

Hi,

Have you updated your GPU with the latest drivers?

http://www.geforce.co.uk/drivers

Please navigate to:

Start> Control panel> Swith to icon view> device manager.
Look under "Display Adapters"

Is the Nvidia GPU listed there? If so are there any yellow symbols etc?

Cheers

Dave

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/290427-problems-nvidia-gpu-post-bios-system-bios-update.html
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I have a five-month old HP Compaq Presario Laptop, which has been working fairly decently (I've had a few virus scares, and my Norton quarrentined something a twenty days ago). On HP's advice, I just updated the BIOS on my laptop. It's currently stuck at Verifying New Bios Image, and it's at 100% - It's been stuck that way for a half-hour plus. Any advice? What should I do?

A:HP BIOS Update Stuck at "Verifying New Bios Image 100%"

You have no choice but to force a reboot and keep your fingers crossed.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/374403/hp-bios-update-stuck-at-verifying-new-bios-image-100/
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I recently took a BIOS update and I later on found out that it has messed up my Notebook. File transfer speed has been riduculously slow, games and movies stutter occasionaly. Everything has changed and it does not look good. Product Info: Model: Pavilion AB522TXOS: Windows 10 64-bit ( updated to the very last) RAM: 8 GBProcessor: i5-6200U











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A:Downgrade a BIOS update or Optimising BIOS settings

Hey @Rahul_mk,  I would like to welcome you to the HP Support Community. If my reply resolves your issue or answer your question(s),  please let others know this reply was helpful by clicking the Accept as Solution button. I understand that you did a BIOS upgrade but it did not take well to your HP Pavilion Notebook - 15-ab522tx. You mentioned that your Notebook is now slow and games and movies are stuttering.  Many HP Notebooks have an HP BIOS Restore tool that may recover the BIOS from an earlier version and restore basic functionality. Please follow the documentation to do a BIOS reset.  Have you tried to perform a hard reset?Which BIOS version did  you upgrade to? You said that Windows 10 is up to date.Have you tried using the HP Support Assistant for updates also?  You can try following the below steps to reload the factory installed BIOS Setup Settings:In the BIOS Setup utility, select the Exit tab.Select Load Setup Defaults.Select Save Changes and Exit (pressing F5 and the Enter key will also load the Setup Defaults).Press Esc and then Enter to exit Setup.If you require further assistance, I would be more than happy to continue to help you. Please re-post with any information you think may help me find a resolution for you. Please also let me know if the BIOS reset works. If you would like to show you appreciation for my efforts today, please take a second to click the Thumbs Up button below. I am glad that you joined in!  Have a great day! 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Downgrade-a-BIOS-update-or-Optimising-BIOS-settings/td-p/5692324
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Operating-Systems-and-Recovery/Desktop-has-done-a-HP-bios-update-creating-a-bios-recovery/td-p/5847609
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-problem-tried-to-update-bios-now-xp-boots-but-freezes.541656/
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i have a computer i got from my aunt, when the computer starts up, at the top of the screen it says award modular BIOS v4.51PG

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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/T450s-recent-BIOS-update-1-25-is-an-old-BIOS-version-released/td-p/3431576
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https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-E-H-K-M-Q-Y-and-ErazerX/quot-Unknown-BIOS-vendor-quot-when-trying-to-update-BIOS/td-p/3364947
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Hello,

a friend gave me his HP DV6500 Notebook to fix it. He said it made an update and then for hours nothing happened. He shut it and started again.

I could see that it tried to recover 2 times. The second time it was successful but it somehow resetted or returned the Vista to a fresh install!!! His data was locked in a previous User account, I backed it up on a usb-stick with a linux live cd.

I can't make a reinstall because now a bluescreen always appears even when I boot from Vista DVD.

ntoskrnl.exe corrupt when try to boot vista in the normal way.
How can I fix that without being able to use the repair option of the DVD?
Sorry, the title of the thread is wrong. I figured out already that the BIOS version is for an Intel. So everything is ok with the BIOS actually.
 

A:Solved: HP DV6500 Notebook wrong BIOS update by HP update function?

Ok, I could fix it after following instructions from this page:

http://www.delmartian.com/nullpoint...0C1F5-0xC1F5-C1F5-BSOD-CLFS.SYS-KB946084.html

The Txf-log had to be removed and afterwards I was able to use the repair function of the Vista DVD again.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-hp-dv6500-notebook-wrong-bios-update-by-hp-update-function.819668/
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A:Windows Update INCLUDES Motherboard Drivers and BIOS Update on M2A-VM?

I have the same board on another pc.

You only need to download and install only that which would make your setup current.

You really only need to update the bios if you will be moving up to a newer processor that is not currently supported by the current bios or if the newer bios fixes a known problem.

You need the latest motherboard chipset driver. (I would install this first if you haven't already)

You need the latest LAN driver.

The audio driver you can either download from Asus or from RealTek.

http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/90093-windows-update-includes-motherboard-drivers-bios-update-m2a-vm.html
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I have on failed a... update Update System ThinkVantage bios or had a laptop purchased months ago therefore under warranty Yesterday the ThinkVantage System Update recommended a BIOS update After the traditional recommendations about what ThinkVantage System Update failed on update bios a... should not shut down the computer the laptop is reset and started with the update During execution displayed on a screen command a message ERROR XXXX Press any key to continue ThinkVantage System Update failed on update bios a... After press the key the laptop was freezedy was completely blocked After an hour without seeing response and no sign of life I decided to turn it off to confirm the disaster The laptop was dead The laptop began to beep and would not start Before the panic generated by the situation I searched the forums where I found several cases that refer to the same ThinkVantage System Update failed on update bios a... problem and the insinuation that makes LENOVO about the customer's responsibility to avoid recognizing the warranty I was not looking for a BIOS update it was recommended by ThinkVantage System Update the software executed it and damage the equipment Besides being a damage caused by the ThinkVantage System Update the situation gets worse when the answer given by support insinuates that the customer turn off the computer so it is a CID Customer Induced Damage and therefore the guarantee does not cover it I do not understand how LENOVO may imply that the responsibility of the customer Really disastrous In conclusion if you are not needing to make a BIOS update it is preferable to omit the BIOS update messages given to ThinkVantage System Update unless it is willing to buy of your own money a new laptop

https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/ThinkVantage-System-Update-failed-on-update-bios-and-damage-the/td-p/3453945
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http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Boot-and-Lockup/Black-Screen-BIOS-update-UEFI-Update/td-p/5733628
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A:got the windows 10 free upgrade and used the dell diagnostics tool to upgrade driver and bios everything worked fine until the update of the bios!!!!

I called dell they told me in not so many words my motherboard was Fried and they would not replace it.

Dell just saying it's a "possibility" the motherboard might need to be replace. No one can tell you that motherboard is definite "Fried" without first looking at the system.
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I'm an HP Employee.The opinions expressed here are my personal opinions, not of HP.Click on Thumbs up if my post helped you.Make it easier for other people to find solutions, by marking an answer ?Accept as Solution? if it solves your problem.Regards,Vijay

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A:Bios update after update to Windows 10

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A:Optiplex 9010 AIO BIOS Update Error - ME FW Update Failed: Internal error: FWU_Buffer

Hi Stone3t,
Can you provide a screen shot showing the current BIOS version?

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A:Bios update

How to flash/update your BIOS
Note: you can use floppy drive instead of cd
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bios-update.114992/
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A:Do I NEED to update my BIOS

If your computer's support site or its motherboard's support site doesn't have a BIOS update listed, then one isn't available.

Going BIOS update hunting through third-party apps or sites is a good way to wind up with a non-working computer.

Why are you wanting to update the BIOS?

A BIOS update isn't necessary unless it addresses or fixes a problem a computer is having.

-----------------------------------------------------------
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/do-i-need-to-update-my-bios.1153951/
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A:BIOS Update

Dear Customer,  Please try to update manaully from the below link:HP Consumer Desktop PC BIOS Update (ROM Family SSID 2B4B)Type: BIOSVersion: A0.38 Rev.A sp77850.exe (18.7 MB)   Fixes issue where the BIOS recovery function trigger via Win+b key will malfunction and cause the system to temporary display a black screen.- Adds FAN control support for the AMD RX480 and NVIDIA GTX-1080 graphics.- Improves security of UEFI code and variables. HP strongly recommends promptly transitioning to this updated BIOS version which supersedes all previous releases.** After this BIOS update has been installed, previous BIOS versions cannot be reinstalled.  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee

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A:bios update help

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,                                                                                                                                                                                          

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A:BIOS Update

Tim_St Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!Sorry, but if the ports are configured for USB 3.0 in hardware, there is no way to "downgrade" them to 2.0.

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A:How To BIOS Update

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/how-to-bios-update.61084/
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A:Pay for BIOS Update??

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A:Bios Update

Checked their web site and there are no BIOS Updates available.

HP Software and Driver Downloads for HP Printers, Laptops, Desktops and More | HP® Customer Support

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A:Bios update.

http://www.memorystock.com/ram/Fujit...ntium4RAM.html

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Solution for Updating the BIOS on Windows Vista x64 Machines (VistaJuice)

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A:UPDATE BIOS x64

Well dark.axon,

I'm running Vista 64 also & didn't have a problem updating BIOS. See if they have a BIOS installation option that you can run from within Windows itself. They usually have about 3 to 4 different ways to update BIOS. What's your motherboard's maker & model #? I'll look it up & see if I can't find a BIOS option for you also that'll run inside Vista.

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Your BIOS Report Results
BIOS ID: 04/26/2000-694X-596B-977-6A6LJH2AC
OEM Sign-On: (AV14S831) VIA Apollo Pro133A PCIsets
BIOS Date: 04/26/00
BIOS Type: Award
Chipset: VIA 82C691 rev 196
Super I/O: Unknown
OS: WinXP
BIOS ROM Socket: Unknown
BIOS ROM Size: Unknown
Memory Installed: 255 MB
Memory Max: Unknown
CPU: Pentium® III (0.18 µm) With 256 KB On-Die L2 Cache 768 MHz

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A:Should I update my BIOS?

If it ain't broke don't fix it. Is there some issue you are having that you hope a BIOS upgrade will fix?

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/Should-I-update-my-BIOS/td-p/5650430
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A:BIOS update

Only update your BIOS if something is wrong.

So, what's wrong?

http://www.vistax64.com/drivers/276463-bios-update.html
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A:BIOS update

Culjakmarko I would advise strongly AGAINST hacking around with BIOS updates -- for two reasons. First, the BIOS is tightly integrated with the hardware built into the motherboard and HP contracts their motherboards to be custom designed and built for them.  There is no such thing as a "generic" BIOS that will work across different kinds of motherboards.  IF you force the flash of an incompatible BIOS, it will turn your PC into an "electric brick". Second, HP makes their BIOS updates OS-version-specific, which means, if you wanted to do a BIOS update released for Win7, you should have done that BEFORE updating to Win10. If you try to run it in Win10, it will error out.

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A:need to update bios

Cdesir. Sorry no W7 drivers or BIOS update. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/readIndex?sp4ts.oid=441564 REO

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/need-to-update-bios/td-p/5651368
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A:New BIOS update

Whistlingdixiee wrote:How do I know if the BIOS update worked on my computer? I can't see if the update worked or not. What is the latest version of the BIOS for my computer? I downloaded the BIOS update from the HP Support Assistant on my computer. After downloading the new BIOS and then after the restart, it doesn't show whether or not the update was installed. There is no information on the update at all anymore. The BIOS update does not show in the "action log" in the HP Support Assistant, so it makes me think the update didn't work? My product number is P0A42AV. The current Bios information shows as :F.08-06/16/2016.F.08 Rev.A (Jul 17, 2016) is the latest BIOS version available for your notebook.  If you ever need to see which BIOS version you're running, you can open the System Information utility from the Start Menu or boot into the BIOS (F10) to check. You can find all of the latest HP drivers/software on your notebook's Software & Driver Downloads page here.

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A:Bios update help

Hello bigcroc.



It is not advisable to update the BIOS if you have no experience doing so as you could very easily permanently disable the motherboard, it's not something "to try" to fix an issue.


Could you please go into exact detail about the issues you're having and maybe someone can help you find a solution.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/274578-bios-update-help.html
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A:bios update

You would flash your bios to have the lastest update for your
system which will,in some cases,make it run faster.

http://www.ultimatepcrepair.com/news/22.html is where you
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-update.211142/
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A:Bios update help

What brand of motherboard are you using. I am using an ASUS and they have a utility that does it for you called Asus Update.

If its a different brand then I don't know
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bios-update-help.121020/
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A:Bios Update

what do you think,, leave it as it is or install the updatemy system is running fine & with no problems this is why im asking,,, thanks allFiggisI'm a believer in If it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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A:BIOS update

Found this intresting
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/38623/

http://support.asus.com/download/dow...N-SLI%20Deluxe


Have you updated the chipset driver before attempting to flash the BIOS?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/bios-update-89722.html
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A:Bios update

If that's an award bios, go create a dos boot disk or download one and put the files in a floppy disk. Put the new bios file and the flash utility in the disk as well. Restart your PC with the floppy disk. In the prompt type [name of flash utility] [name of bios file] and click enter.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bios-update.1099/
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A:BIOS update

Microsoft doesn't send messages to update your bios. You might want to post in our malware forum.

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A:Re: bios update

Hello @_Ari_? Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Welcome ! I have moved your post and created a new dedicated thread for you so that it has better visibility. In order to be able to assist you with the BIOS update, you need to provide your computer model and details about it.   However, I'd like to ask you why  you want to update the BIOS ?   Personally, I do not recommend you do it unless you experience some issues with your existing BIOS and you are sure that the new BIOS will fix it. General recommendation I provide to users/customers is NOT to upgrade BIOS/UEFI unless they experience any kind of specific BIOS/UEFI issue. Updating just for updaing and just for using the latest verson is not solution. Any kind of update (no matter for what and who relesed it) can fix 2 issues but may introduce 10 more issues. Additionally, upgrading the BIOS (for any vendor) poses more risks because BIOS recovery is not that easy as compared to typical software updates IF something goes wrong. Same applies for Windows Updates, OS update, drivers updates, etc - upgrade/update IF you have issues which you know are fixed in the newer version or for some severe security issues. Otherwise, keep the existing version as long as possible.

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A:Need to update BIOS but...

scroll down to what you want
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A:bios update under w2k

http://h20015.www2.hp.com/hub_search/document.jhtml?lc=en&docName=nph00257

These instructions are for XP but they should be close enough for you to figure it out. Also, there are generally instructions on the page you download the update from. Good luck!
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/bios-update-under-w2k.39843/
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A:Bios Update

Bab1,

I think the more important question is why do you think this is needed? BIOS Updates are for specific purposes. You need to make sure that a BIOS update is required by the manufacturer of the product the BIOS update is targeted for. Updating BIOS without a purpose is not recommended. If in fact you do need a BIOS upgrade you should go to the site of the product that is causing the need and get their specific instructions. If it's Motherboard, go to HP, If it's Daughter Cards, go to the card manufacturers site. Updating BIOS when not required may cause serious operabilty issues.

Be (Update) Safe

Da Bleepin AniMod, Animal

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The first screen you see when you turn on your computer (the black and white one with the Energy Star logo) will tell you your Bios type and version. If you hit the pause key you can stop the boot and read the screen.

What kind of computer is this? Do you know the make and model number of the motherboard? Why do you feel you need to flash your bios?

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A:update bios

"I'm told I need to update the BIOS"

By who?

Unless we know the whole story, including the specs of the computer, its all guesswork. Updating the BIOS is a reasonably critical function, you only do it when absolutely essential.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/update-bios.280091/
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