02-08-2011 09:17 AM
I've had problems with BIOS updates through HP Support Assistant. HPSA gives me BIOS updates; in fact, two of them, even though the BIOS is already up to date at F.23 (see this link, under BIOS). On one previous update, the system flashed an old version of the BIOS, F.14, which was promptly corrected. I'm not willing to reboot the Wyvern to perform meaningless BIOS flashes, so can you give me some advice?
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02-08-2011 09:35 AM
Personally, I would not use HPSA to recommend bios updates considering the possible outcome of a bad flash. If you do need to update your bios, download the flash utility directly from the HP Software and Downloads page for your notebook. Most of the time, bios updates are unecessary and if HPSA has already offered you an older bios version, I would ignore its suggestions in the future.
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02-08-2011 01:04 PM
04-05-2011 11:54 AM
HP Support Assistant looks at the version of the BIOS you have installed on your system and offers up any newer versions as they become available. You should only see one BIOS update offered at one time. If you are seeing more than one version, it is best to visit HP.com Support and Drivers. You can download the latest BIOS from the BIOS updates listed for your product. This should remove the updates from HPSA after you refresh the Maintenance screen.
HP monitors the performance of all downloads to assure a quality maintenance experience. If you experience a problem, you can report to HP using the Feedback button in HPSA. You can also contact HP using Get Assistance.
HP BIOS updates are only released to correct problems reported by users. For optimal performance, you should keep your BIOS up to date.
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08-02-2011 12:50 AM
08-06-2011 04:13 AM
I have a similar problem, but not quite the same...
I got HP ProBook 4530s and i have the latest BIOS update downloaded from here .
HPSA gives me the notification, that i need to update my BIOS and when i agree to it, it doesn´t DL it, but skips it. - It has happened twice already.
What can the problem be here? Why does it give me false information, that i need to update BIOS (and then doesn´t do anything...)?