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04-23-2009 12:24 PM
I own a HP Dv6663 which came with Windows Vista Home Premium (I guess) and I succesfully downgraded to Windows XP Professional. Checking CMOS setup I found that installed BIOS is F.22 and I found the latest to be F.32. So, two questions:
1) is BIOS updating worth the (dangerous) trouble?
2) if so, how can I update it from Windows XP?
Thanks in advance,
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04-23-2009 02:20 PM
04-25-2009 07:58 AM
It's worth I think. Last update for Your model is with comment:
"Improves the performance of the SD card reader."
Your Biose was updated 10 times from Yours so there was a huge number of changes.
Your Bios updates through WinFlash so You are doing it in Your Windows system. Remember befor You will start this update switch off any firewall or antivirus and obviously don't be connected to Internet couse You will switch off all Your defence mechanisms (internet defence software). When You will start it just follow the steps.
Be sure that You are runing Bios update for Your model. If You are not sure give us Your p/n number it's under Your computer and looks like this. Then we will give You link to Your Bios update.
04-25-2009 08:14 AM
I'm not sure where to look for the Bios update, so if you can help out it'll be very nice!
Service tag reads:
Dv6663 ## just that, no letters after the number
This WinFlash utility can be run under XP or just Vista?
Thanks in advance!
04-25-2009 08:50 AM
Here is link for You. All system supported by this Bios update are listed at this site.
04-28-2009 04:32 PM - edited 04-28-2009 04:34 PM
Tnx for giving this message for this few days i was wondering if everything is ok because of the post made by other user in this post. I'm glad then everything is ok with Your laptop.
@Kev2006 I think that Your wrongly pick Bios version not for Your model. Write Your p/n here if You can. Information how to find it in this thread.