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HP Pro 3400 Microtower PC
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I'm trying to update my bios from AMI 7.13 (9/28/2011) to the latest one available - AMI 7.16 Rev.A (Feb 27, 2013), but once downloaded and launched the sp59262.exe file it reach almost 100% and then stop there almost idle. I tried to let it work all night but he didn't do anything anyway. I need to upgrade because in the current bios there's no secure boot option.

  • Windows 10 is up to date
  • I tried compatibility mode with Win8_64bit (same result as Win10) and Win7_64bit (Error: "Failed to extract cab")
  • I tried to disable Windows Defender
  • I tried to copy CUP_716.ROM file to a USB drive, but the bios is unable to find the rom file from the bios settings or boot the disk.

What else could I try to update the bios?

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hi

this may not change your problem.
it's up to you, if it doesn't work maybe it's better not to insist
but what works most often, if the bios is available for an earlier version, and you have, windows 10 for example, you must use administrator rights..
right click on the file, "run as administrator", but doesn't work all the time

Solved: Re: BIOS update not available from HP - HP Support Community - 8231573

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It ask for admin right anyway at the start; I tried to run it also like that and didn't work either unfortunately. Anything else?

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I would advise you not to insist
If you do it right and it doesn't work, in this case you should proceed with the installation with a supported system.
At best use another hard drive, install a supported version, update, then replace the system drive with windows 10
But all this is not guaranteed to work.
more see what is mentioned

https://support.hp.com/soar-attachment/34/col47774-vc-115734-2-vc-115734-2_sp59262_releasedoc.html

FIXES:
- Resolves issue with system hang during POST when a touch screen monitor is connected.
- Resolves issue with F12 hotkey malfunction after loading BIOS defaults via any method.

nothing else

the utility does not offer to create a usb key?

https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00007682

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I'd like to install a supported version, but the media creation tool for Win7 is no longer available on the Microsoft website.

I'm currently on AMI 7.13 (9/28/2011), 3 versions before the latest available one - AMI 7.16 Rev.A (Feb 27, 2013), so those will not be the only fixes applied to my system.

The utility does not offer the possibility to create an USB bootable version, it goes straight to the installation.

 

Is this utility totally unusable today?

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Microsoft, don't provide windwos 7 oem version
There was a solution to work around this, but it seems that Microsoft, since windows 7 is no longer supported, has made sure that this is no longer possible.
You have to find a windows 7 dvd, or try to find an iso, on the net
I can no longer provide this type of research, because I cannot test, and most of the answers for me are in French
So, it's up to you, but given your request, and what the update is supposed to bring, it may be a risk for nothing

see this

https://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/14-windows-7-direct-download-links

see if it offers something else now, the software didn't work anymore, the last time I tested

 

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So, in order to use an official utility I'm obliged to retrieve unofficial ISOs from the web? That's ridiculous.

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you don't seem to have understood everything about ISOs
Indeed, you may have files, "unofficial"
Only you will find many unmodified iso files, files recovered from micosoft sites, before removal
Or iso files, created from official DVDs
The result, and the same, already tested, personally and I think also by many users
Microsoft has visibly withdrawn the possibility of recovering these iso properties, I have nothing to do with it
Now, I do not oblige you to anything, as mentioned several times, this update, may not solve your problem

 

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@poppopopporatio -- What else could I try to update the BIOS?

 

Since none of the other suggestions have solved your problem, there is something else that will work.

 

When I run the EXEC, at the point where I see:

 

Capture.JPG

 

then I switched to a command-line prompt, to see:

 

Directory of C:\SWSetup\sp59262

 

05/02/2010 11:10 AM    95,232 hpprobar3.exe

08/03/2010 03:25 PM 1,115,136 WBDIB44I.DLL

02/08/2010 11:58 AM 1,260,600 Installer.exe

23/06/2011 09:49 AM   281,872 safuwin.exe

09/10/2012 07:22 PM     2,094 SP59262.rtf

27/03/2012 03:14 PM 4,194,304 CUP_716.ROM

 

 

Copy the "RTF" & the "ROM" files to a USB memory-stick, and then press that "Cancel" button.

You may want to open that "RTF" file (using WordPad or Microsoft Word), and read it.

Shutdown Windows, leaving the USB memory-stick attached.

Restart your computer, and immediately enter BIOS SETUP mode.

Use the app within the BIOS to read that "ROM" file from the USB stick, and to update the BIOS.

 

Done!

 

 

 

 

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This is my USB stick content.

The RTF file contains just some info.

 

If I enter the BIOS menu at startup with the usb connected there's a Run UEFI application voice that won't do anything.

In computer setup there's the BIOS settings:

But none of them seems to contain any app to read ROM files. Am I missing something?

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