How to Update the System BIOS in an HP Pavilion : Computer Help & Tips – GSM FRP

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Updating the system BIOS in an HP Pavilion is something that requires a certain degree of caution. Update the system BIOS in an HP Pavilion with help from a software engineer with broad and extensive experience in this free video clip.

Expert: Mathew Pierce
Filmmaker: Paula Pierce

Series Description: Whenever you encounter an issue with your computer that you just can’t seem to fix on your own, it is always important not to panic. Get computer assistance and tips with help from a software engineer with broad and extensive experience in this free video series.


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  1. I have a 2012 vintage HP DV7, with an i7 processor that just went through a hard drive swap due to the original going FUBAR. I now have the computer back up on win 8.1, but the computer will not update to the newer bios version from HP's website. I use their tool to do all the work and when it tells me to restart, after it says it was successful I do, but it restarts with the original version. What am I doing wrong?

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  3. TITLE: HP Compaq Business Desktop System BIOS (K01 BIOS) for Windows

    VERSION: 2.90 Rev. A
    This package contains utilities that are used to restore or update the system BIOS on the supported desktop models with a K01 BIOS.

    Several methods for changing the BIOS version may be chosen. Included in this package are the following methods:

    – Use the DOS utility with a preboot execution environment (PXE) management application to locally update or restore the system BIOS.
    – Use HPQFlash to upgrade the BIOS directly in a Microsoft Windows environment.
    – Use the included BIOS binary file on a USB storage device to update the BIOS from the Startup Menu or BIOS (F10) Setup.

    PURPOSE: Recommended

    – Optimize memory settings to improve the reliability of the memory system.
    – Added the ability to move the USB Hard drive to the top of boot order (switch position with SATA0)using BIOSConfig Utility.

    – Corrected Wake-On-LAN reporting to show "LAN Remote" instead of "Power Switch".
    – Added fix for option ROM launch policy that did not automatically change to "Legacy Only" when the BIOS was set to "Legacy Only".
    – Added support for Computrace on GPT partitioned hard drives.
    – Changed Asset Tag (System IDs) properties so that it does not get deleted on Apply Defaults and Exit.
    – Fixed issue with onboard NIC card that cannot be detected in BIOS and OS when enabling network controller by enabling AMT after disabling AMT and Network controller.
    – Added back the "Disable USB" option in F10 Setup/Storage Options/Removable Media Boot.
    – Added fix for system hang-up during POST when 3rd-party drive encryption software is active.
    – Fixed issue with BIOS system ROM recovery if power is lost during flash upgrade.
    – Fixed problem where POST will report a 164 error without halting at F1 boot.
    – Fixed issue with unit booting slowly after drive encryption is enabled.
    – Fixed issue with POST hang when connecting USB connector of EIZO monitor to system USB port.
    – Corrected boot order listing for USB floppy and Atapi CDROM.


    1. Download the file by clicking the "Download" or "Obtain Software" button and saving the file to a folder on your hard drive (make a note of the folder where the downloaded file is saved).

    2. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions (Windows Only).

    Copyright (c) 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

  4. What if my bios doesn’t have my ID version (I got the bios using the serial number and the model name matches) my board is 2161 and the bios has the closest as 2162

  5. one time i was doing a bios update that i got from HP website for a 2af7 motherboard, and it bricked my pc , and when i called them , they told me as long as my pc was working there was no need to update the bios . and that since my pc was outside its warranty , i was screwed, needless to say , i will never buy another HP product. terrible customer service.

  6. i update my hp pavilion dv6 6077er but recovery i can download and install . When i install hp recovery i see softpaq does not apply to the system no Hp recovery managerinstalled :(((( what can i do ?

  7. I am trying to update my HP Envy BIOS using InsydeFlash v4.7.9.0
    The installed finished copied the files and restart, but nothing happened and it directly booted into Windows

  8. why go thru all this if the tech is not going to take the risk in updating his Bios. make a video with a computer that Needs its Bios updated.

    that being said:
    Warning if you have a Secured Bios, this is not going to work. because Secured Bios can't be altered before windows boots up, only after windows loads and from an authorized tech.

  9. Okay so you kind of stopped the video at where my question was going to be. what do we write into insydeflash where it says current bios ID and version? where do we get the numbers or information to fill that out? Or do we leave it blank? Thank you 4 your time

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