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09-16-2020 10:40 AM
Product: HP 8100 Elite
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Can I flash BIOS from Win 10 as computer boots up asks me to upgrade BIOS or ME when I installed 2 4g memory cards. It still loads up Win 10 after some pauses.
I'm not there is alternative to F10 utility.
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09-16-2020 11:41 AM
I would use the F10 BIOS setup flash method to update the BIOS.
That is the safest way to do it, because you won't be on W10 when you do.
The latest BIOS update appears to be v1.13.
So what you do is this...
Get a USB flash drive. Format it with the FAT32 file system.
Download the BIOS update which can be found under the W7 drivers section of the support page.
Run the file and an info page will open with a bunch of different ways to update the BIOS.
You want this one...
F10 Setup BIOS Flashing
The HP Business Desktop system supported by this softpaq provides a BIOS upgrade option through F10 setup using the "Flash System ROM" feature. Reboot the PC and press F10 to enter setup. In the File menu, select the "Flash System ROM" item. This flash utility will present the user with the option to select the media containing the BIOS image file (XXX_MMmm.bin). The binary image file is contained in the DOS Flash directory and is named XXX_MMmm.bin where "XXX" is the abbreviated BIOS family, "MM" is the major version number, and "mm" is the minor version number. F10 ROM based flash can accept the binary file from the root directory of any removable media such as USB, legacy floppy diskette, and CD. The BIOS CD Media file, included in this softpaq, should be used to create a BIOS image CD. When flashing with F10 ROM based flash, the CD media must be El-Torito compatible. The user is prompted when the process is completed. The new BIOS code will not take effect until the PC is rebooted.
On the page that opens, under the F10 BIOS Flashing section, click on the View Contents of DOS flash folder link.
Copy all of the files in the DOS flash folder to your USB flash drive. Just the files, not the folder.
Restart the PC.
Tap the F10 key to get access to the BIOS.
Select the File tab>Flash System ROM command.
Select the USB flash drive.
The PC should now 'see' the BIOS files on the flash drive.
Follow the onscreen instructions to update the BIOS.
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