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HP All-in-One - 20-2201a - secure boot is missing

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Has anyone found the solution to this issue...if you figured out how to update BIOS without an OS what did you do, please? Old people own this PC and I am trying to fix it. The current  HDD is gone. I have a new HDD and I need an OS. 


Missing secure boot so I can boot from USB...see pic



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An OS, Linux Mint  --


If any previous OS / Disk was not GPT/Secure boot then may explain it.



"Old people own this PC and I am trying to fix it. "


At least one old people is trying to help.


Please post the  SKU: for the PC.


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To answer your initial question ...


It can be done -- that is, you can do a BIOS update without having Windows running on the PC -- but it is a LOT of work.


You need the following:

1) a working PC with Windows running

2) media that can be used to boot YOUR PC -- most likely a USB stick

3) Install an app on the working PC that can be used to create boot media, which will have WindowsPE on it.

4) To download the HP BIOS update file to the working PC and copy it to that boot media

5) Boot your PC with that boot media and run the HP BIOS update file


Macrium Reflect is a free tool that can be used to image and restore PCs, but it also has an option to create Rescue Media (in disk or USB form) that can then be used to bot and/or Repair your PC.

It is available from here:

What I recommend is the following:
a) Download and install Macrium Reflect (MR)
b) Use the option to create a boot USB stick or CD


When you do boot your PC, be patient.  It is NOT booting from the hard drive, so it will take quite a while and not show anything in the process.  Eventually, you will get a screen.

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