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EliteBook 2560p, win10 and bios update

Product Name: EliteBook 2560p
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Is it safe to update my current bios  (68SSU F60) with newest one (68SSU F63), even if its not said that it will support win 10?

 

Is there any reason why to update? (everything is working fine now)

 

I'm about to add more ram memory, do I need to update bios before that?

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Re: EliteBook 2560p, win10 and bios update

@marek_fi

 

Hello;

Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!

 

To answer your questions ...

 

1) Safe to update BIOS -- actually, it's never really "safe" to do a BIOS update unless you have saved off the current BIOS to external media (i.e., USB stick) and have a way to restore that if the update goes badly.  There have been lots of threads posted here recently of folks who did BIOS updates with HP Support Assistant and ended up with trashed PCs.

 

2) Not support Win10 -- HP makes their BIOS updates OS-version specific, and if the BIOS update is not for Win10, when you try to run it, it will error out.

 

3) Any reason to update -- Unless the BIOS update addresses a problem you're having with your PC, or fixes a known problem like booting, there is no real reason to do the update.

 

4) Adding more system memory -- You don't need a BIOS update simply to add more system memory.

Good Luck

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Re: EliteBook 2560p, win10 and bios update

@marek_fi

 

Hello;

Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!

 

To answer your questions ...

 

1) Safe to update BIOS -- actually, it's never really "safe" to do a BIOS update unless you have saved off the current BIOS to external media (i.e., USB stick) and have a way to restore that if the update goes badly.  There have been lots of threads posted here recently of folks who did BIOS updates with HP Support Assistant and ended up with trashed PCs.

 

2) Not support Win10 -- HP makes their BIOS updates OS-version specific, and if the BIOS update is not for Win10, when you try to run it, it will error out.

 

3) Any reason to update -- Unless the BIOS update addresses a problem you're having with your PC, or fixes a known problem like booting, there is no real reason to do the update.

 

4) Adding more system memory -- You don't need a BIOS update simply to add more system memory.

Good Luck

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Re: EliteBook 2560p, win10 and bios update

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Have been using version 68SSU Ver. F.63, date 10/07/2016 on my 2560p for some weeks now with windows 10 home: no problem, the cheap usb 3 expresscard and docking station works fine as well (window 10 worked with the older version (from 2015?) fine as well)

But as is has been told allready: every bios update is a risk. If you don't have any problems, I would stick to the old one.

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