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Consumer Notebooks and Windows 8 - Overview of BIOS updates

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The content in this tread is for Consumer Notebooks that HP has tested with Windows 8 upgrade. Information may be useful for others, but drivers, applications and/or bios references are related to systems HP has tested and are providing updates for and may not work on other systems.

 

To determine if your specific system is one of those that HP has tested With Windows 8 and to download the instructions guiding you through an upgrade please go here  and enter your Product Number

 

There are two types of BIOS updates.

 

Windows 8 BIOS updates for the most recently shipping Windows 7 systems will support UEFI 2.3.1. Such systems would be capable of supporting Windows 8 features like Secure Boot and GPT drives (these features require a clean install of Windows 8).

 

Windows 8 BIOS updates for older systems are limited by the BIOS chip size. Such systems will not be capable of supporting Windows 8 features like Secure Boot and GPT drives. It is still recommended to update as they introduce support for the wireless button in Windows 8 and may have other fixes related to issues seen in test.

 

Windows 8 BIOS updates for products supporting UEFI 2.3.1

 

The list below covers initial Windows 8 bios releases. More recent BIOS versions may be available on the software download web page for your product.

Model

Bios revision

SoftPAQ #

dv7-7000~dv7-7199   with Intel CPU

m7-7000~m7-7099   with Intel CPU

dv6-7000~dv6-7199   with Intel CPU

F.13

SP58934

dv7-7000~dv7-7199   with AMD CPU

dv6-7000~dv7-7199   with AMD CPU

F.13

SP58982

dm1-4200~dm1-4299   with AMD CPU

F.13

SP58932

dv4-5000~dv4-5199   with Intel CPU

F.22

SP58743

dv4-5a00~dv4-5a99   with Intel CPU

F.11

SP59182

ENVY   4-1000~ ENVY 4-1099 with Intel CPU

ENVY   6-1000~ENVY 6-1099 with Intel CPU

F.13

SP58874

ENVY   6-1000~ENVY 6-1099 with AMD CPU

F.12

SP58871

ENVY   SPECTRE XT 13-2000~13-2099 with Intel CPU

F.13

SP59158

HP   1000-1100~HP 1000-1199 with Intel CPU

CQ45-700~CQ45-799   with Intel CPU

HP   450 with Intel CPU

CQ58-a00~CQ58-a99   with Intel CPU

HP   2000-2a00~HP 2000-2a99 with Intel CPU

F.12

SP58802

g6-2000~g6-2199   with Intel CPU

g4-2000~g4-2199   with Intel CPU

g7-2000~g7-2199   with Intel CPU

F.14

SP58938

m6-1000~m6-1099   with AMD CPU

F.12

SP58975

m6-1000~m6-1099   with Intel CPU

F.12

SP58974

CQ45-100~CQ45-199   with AMD CPU

HP   455 with AMD CPU

CQ58-a00~CQ58-a99   with AMD CPU

HP   2000-2a00~HP 2000-2a99 with AMD CPU

F.13

SP58803

g6-2000~g6-2199   with AMD CPU

g4-2000~g4-2199   with AMD CPU

g7-2000~g7-2199   with AMD CPU

F.14

SP58935

CQ58-100~CQ58-199   with Intel CPU

HP   2000-2100~HP 2000-2199 with Intel CPU

HP650   with Intel CPU

F.22

SP58972

ENVY   14 SPECTRE 14-3100~14-3199 with Intel CPU

F.14

SP58859

CQ58-100~CQ58-199   with AMD CPU

HP   2000-2100~HP 2000-2199 with AMD CPU

HP655   with AMD CPU

F.12

SP58742

 

Windows 8 BIOS updates for products NOT supporting UEFI 2.3.1

 

Some of the SoftPAQ's below have already released. Some are in progress. Please check back regularly on your products  software download page if the BIOS has not yet posted.

 

Model

Bios revision

SoftPAQ’s

dm1-4000 ~dm1-4199 with Intel CPU

F.16

SP59586

dv7-6b00~dv7-6b99 with Intel CPU

dv7-6c00~dv7-6c99 with Intel CPU

dv6-6b00~dv6-6b99 with Intel CPU

dv6-6c00~dv6-6c99 with Intel CPU

F.1B

SP59755

dm1-4000~dm1-4199 with AMD CPU

F.17

SP59585

dv4-4000~dv4-4299 with Intel CPU

F.27

SP59788

dv4-4000~ dv4-4199 with AMD CPU

F.08

SP59759

dm4-3000~dm4-3099 with Intel CPU

F.0B

SP59555

dm4-3100~dm4-3299 with Intel CPU

F.09

SP59580

g4-1100~g4-1399 with Intel CPU

g6-1100 ~ g6-1399 with Intel CPU

g7-1100 ~ g6-1399 with Intel CPU

F.65

SP59558

CQ43-300~CQ43-499 with Intel CPU

CQ57-300~CQ57-499 with Intel CPU

HP 2000-300~HP 2000-499 with Intel CPU

F.37

SP59757

g6-1b00~g6-1b99 with Intel CPU

g6-1c00~g6-1c99 with Intel CPU

g6-1d00~g6-1d99 with Intel CPU

F.36

SP59670

dv7-6b00~dv7-6b99 with AMD CPU

dv7-6c00~dv7-6c99 with AMD CPU

dv6-6b00~dv6-6b99 with AMD CPU

dv6-6c00~dv6-6c99 with AMD CPU

F.1B

SP59754

CQ43-300~CQ43-499 with AMD CPU

CQ57-300~CQ57-499 with AMD CPU

HP 2000-300~HP 2000-499 with AMD CPU

F.46

SP59756

ENVY 15 15-3000~15-3099 with Intel CPU

F.0B

SP59844

ENVY 17 17-3000~17-3099 with Intel CPU

F.08

SP59845

ENVY 15 15-3100~15-3299 with Intel CPU

ENVY 17 17-3100~17-3299 with Intel CPU

F.0A

SP59841

g4-1100~g4-1499 with AMD CPU

g6-1100 ~ g6-1399 with AMD CPU

g7-1100 ~ g6-1399 with AMD CPU

F.53

SP59792

g6-1b00~g6-1b99 with AMD CPU

g6-1c00~g6-1c99 with AMD CPU

g6-1d00~g6-1d99 with AMD CPU

F.48

SP59790

dv4-3100~dv4-3299 with Intel CPU

F.1B

SP59543

ENVY 14 14-2000~14-2199 with Intel CPU

F.0E

SP59630

ENVY SPECTRE 14-3000 ~14-3099 with Intel CPU

F.05

SP59839

HP Folio 13 13-1000~13-1099 with Intel CPU

F.0A

SP59761

dm4-2000~dm4-2199 with Intel CPU

F.16

SP59880

 

This completes the BIOS update overview for Windows 8

Although I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP
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Re: Consumer Notebooks and Windows 8 - Overview of BIOS updates

Is this list complete now? What about dv6-6000 Series with Intel CPU?
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Well...I'm guessing they are not supported:smileysad: which is weird because as Mr.

 

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Re: Consumer Notebooks and Windows 8 - Overview of BIOS updates

It is really weird to know that with a Core i7 (Sandy Bridge), 8GB RAM, SSD and every other thing available, HP is saying that my laptop is not supported for Win 8.

I have a dv6-6166tx BTW, which I bought last year in October. And now they are telling me to dump this 1000$ machine because there will be no support for it anymore.

HP! Don't give us this @#$@ secure boot and other BIOS updates, just Win 8 supported Switchable Graphics drivers and Beats Audio will do just fine.
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PaulArt
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Could you at least provide a bios update with unlocked UEFI boot option for dv6-6b00 laptops without adding secure boot?



Thanks.
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Joe168
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Re: Consumer Notebooks and Windows 8 - Overview of BIOS updates

can i upgrade HP Pavilion dm4-1004 from windows 7 64 bit  to windows 8 pro 

and how to upgrade it 

 

thanks

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micbrc
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Re: Consumer Notebooks and Windows 8 - Overview of BIOS updates

I am still having the same problem with my Hp Pavilion dv4 3029tx no bios updates or any news at all have been released relating to this model and hp has not tested this model according to the link above.

 

Laptop is only 11 months old and it has been phased out and i have ran out of support for this model.

 

All i want is a bios update to fix the black screen i recive after the logo of windows 8 and to be able to boot into it successfully and also a video card update would be nice aswell.

 

Honestly if HP have this much toruble supporting recent machines its a sad look into the quality of there support.

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samjambo
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Re: Consumer Notebooks and Windows 8 - Overview of BIOS updates

My computer hasn't been tested yet for windows 8 upgrade but am running windows 8 and 7 on dual boot. The only thing i would love from HP is switchable graphics drivers.

 

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When i checked with my product number whether my Compaq Pressario CQ60-101AU notebook is tested, it says, "HP has not tested this PC" Is this model qualified for Windows 8? But i've already bought and activated Windows 8 Pro. But everything works fine after installing Windows 8 and got some updates for driver softwares from Windows Update and everything just works fine and faster. Will HP release drivers for this model? Many who used this notebook have upgraded to Windows 8 Pro. But we didn't get the drivers from HP. If HP doesn't release drivers, where to download exact drivers for this model?

 

This isn't fair that Microsoft giving Upgrades even for XP/Vista Users, but the PC manufacturers(including HP) don't even release drivers for the products which are 2-4 years older. In some situations, eventhough the PC/notebook/motherboard is said compatibile by Microsoft are not given drivers by PC Manufacturers. Then what is the use of Microsoft giving the upgrades to XP and Vista knowing that they are very old OS and mostly used on very old PC/notebook Models.

 

HP must look on to that and release Windows 8 drivers for atleast those Win7/Vista Compatible PC/notebook models. HP must not be selfish like other PC Brands, because we love HP than other Brands for Quality and Support.

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Re: Consumer Notebooks and Windows 8 - Overview of BIOS updates

Please update bios for dv4 3109tx.because i can't install windows8 ,blank screen and there is text "basic display.sys error"
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