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svenwillemen
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Correspond BIOS .bin files to SysID's

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EliteBook 840
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hey guys,

 

I'm adding some BIOS upgrades in SCCM. By downloading the latest BIOS for our fleet of EliteBooks 840's i've noticed the softpaq (SP138919) contains 2 bin files. These bin files refer to S70/S73 BIOS types:

 

[DetailFileInformation]

S70_01082000.bin=ROM,S70,03,12,20,22
S73_01082000.bin=ROM,S73,03,12,20,22

 

I need to relate these .bin files to the correct system, but the CVA-file contains:

 

[System Information]
SysId01=0x8723
SysName01=HP ELITEBOOK 830 G7,HP ELITEBOOK 840 G7,HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7 Mobile
SysId02=0x8724
SysName02=HP ELITEBOOK 850 G7,HP ZBook Firefly 14 G7 Mobile,HP ZBook Firefly 15 G7 Mobile

 

So... we only have the EliteBook 840 (0x8723): but to what .bin-file does this correspond? The S70 or the S73 .bin-file? 

 

Or am i missing something obvious?

 

Thanks in advance

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Hello

 

use

get-hpBiosUpdates -platform 83D2
get-hpBiosUpdates -platform 844A

 to know the BIOS family

 

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Hello

 

Install HP Client management Script Library.

then read the value "System BIOS Version" in this way

 

 Get-HPBIOSSettingValue -name "System BIOS Version"

 

 on my unit (a desktop PC) I get: S21 Ver. 02.10.00 01/10/2022

where S21 is the BIOS family.

 

In this way you discover is your fleet has S70 or S73.

I guess S70 is used when the graphics card is Intel UMA and S73 when it's an AMD card.

 

bye 

 

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Thank you sir 🙂

 

Although your input provides some valuable insights i do think i should clarify my intentions. I'm using System Center Configuration Manager to deploy to a few thousands notebooks with varying types and models. It's not easy to manually go check this for every system. Let me give you a example:

I use SP137119 for the HP ProBook 640 G4 contains 3 system ID's: 0x83D2, 0x8416 and 0x844A. It also contains 2 bin files: Q83 and A77. To be sure which bin file was needed on the ProBook 640 G4 i had with me, i did:

 

PowerShell: Get-WMIObject win32_bios, which gave me: SMSBIOSBIOSVersion: Q83 Ver. 1.19.00

 

Then i subsequently did:

PowerShell: Get-WMIObject win32_BaseBoard, which gave me: Product: 8416

 

This provides me enough information. I am now confident that:

System ID 8416 is linked to BIOS Q83 type.

System ID 83D2 is linked to ?

System ID 844A is linked to ?

 

It is not doable to query this for every system ID.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello

 

 BIOS update could be done in several ways if you have installed , on the clients , HP Client Management Script Library (supported on computer build in last 3/4 years)

 

example, you just run this on a PC, you don't need to know the SysID, PC will download latest available BIN file compatible with the motherboard , and flash it.

 

get-hpBiosUpdates -flash -download -bitlocker suspend -yes

 

or you can you

get-HPBiosWindowsUpdate -flash -yes

in these case the BIOS will be updated to latest version available via WU , it could be older than the one available with previous command.

 

Hi hope this help, it's a different method that the one you are using.

Another way,  it to use HP ImageAssistant just to update the BIOS , from HP web site (online mode) or from an internal shared folder (offline mode).

also in this way you don't need to know the SysID.

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Hello

 

use

get-hpBiosUpdates -platform 83D2
get-hpBiosUpdates -platform 844A

 to know the BIOS family

 

bye

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Haha, nice one TryToDoMybest 😉

 

Once the HP CMSL installed, this worked perfectly ty.

 

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