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Hei.

What is the way update, if possible automatic, old... verry old bios ( Version K01 v02.05 ) to latest one ?

 

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Hei:

 

Since you are running W10 on there you should use the F10 setup BIOS update method, which updates the BIOS without being in Windows.

 

In order to update to the latest BIOS, which is 03.08, you have to first update to 02.99, and then you can update to 03.08.

 

Here is the link to the 02.99 update.

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp73001-73500/sp73099.exe

 

Here is the link to the 03.08 update.

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp95501-96000/sp95971.exe

 

Get a USB flash drive.

 

Format it with the FAT32 file system.

 

Download and run the 02.99 exe file and an info page will open.

 

Read the instructions under this section...

 

                                                                       Startup Menu / F10 Setup BIOS Flashing

 

The HP Business Desktop systems provide a BIOS upgrade option through both the Startup Menu and the F10 Setup utility using the "Flash System ROM" feature.  Reboot the PC and press the Escape key to display the Startup Menu. Use the arrow keys to select Utilities, and then select the Flash System ROM option. Alternatively, reboot the PC and press F10 to access the BIOS Setup utility. In the File menu, select Flash System ROM.  Either method requires that removable media be present (USB storage or data CD) that contains the BIOS binary image file in the root directory. The binary image file can be found in the DOS Flash folder and is named xxx_MMmm.bin where "xxx" is the BIOS family, "MM" is the major version number, and "mm" is the minor version number.  To create a CD for updating the BIOS, use a blank CD-R or CD-RW disk on a system with a CD-RW or DVD+RW drive, and write the binary to the disk using any CD-burning software (Windows 7 and Vista support burning data CDs without additional software). If a BIOS Setup password has been set, the password will be required before being able to access the "Flash System ROM" menu. The user is notified when the process is completed.  The new BIOS code will not take effect until the PC is restarted.

View Contents of DOS Flash Folder

 

Click on the View Contents of DOS Flash Folder, and copy all of the files in that folder to your USB flash drive.

 

Restart the PC, tap the ESC key to get the menu of options.

 

Select the F10 setup option.

 

Select the File tab>Flash System ROM command.

 

Select the USB flash drive.

 

The PC will 'see' the files on the flash drive.

 

Follow the on screen instructions to update the BIOS.

 

Then repeat the same steps to update to v03.08 after removing the v02.99 files from the flash drive.

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