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I am going through the recommended steps to upgrade to Windows 10 from 8.1.  This includes upgrading the BIOS to the latest version on my HP700-430eq desktop machine which I am very happy with in every respect.

 

My current BIOS is 80.23 9-12-2014  2AF3 SSID family.  

The HP recommended upgrade is to 80.24A 8-23-2015

 

I have had no issues with the current BIOS.  Is upgrading the BIOS a necessity for Win10?  According to HP there is no way to reinstall the old BIOS after installing 80.24A.

 

Would appreciate any cautions or recommendations.

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Hello @msprager,

 

Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums! The forums are a great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community!

 

I came across your post about the BIOS upgrade, and wanted to help!  I understand that you are concerned about performing the update for Windows 10.

 

There should be no issues with upgrading to the latest BIOS.  If you start to have issues with the latest BIOS update, you can always try to recover the BIOS to its previous working version.  When you upgrade the BIOS on your PC, a copy of the previous BIOS version is stored in the HP_TOOLS partition of your hard drive. Many HP computers have an emergency BIOS recovery feature that allows you to recover and install the last known good version of the BIOS from the hard drive, as long as the hard drive remains functional. This emergency recovery feature is separate from the BIOS and is designed to work in the event of a catastrophic BIOS failure.

 

Source: HP Desktop PCs - Recovering the BIOS

 

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Thanks for the reply!

1.  HP says it is NOT possible to return to the original BIOS here:  http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-envy-700-400-desktop-pc-series/7161708/model/7276... 

 

 

HP Consumer Desktop PC BIOS Update (ROM Family SSID 2AF3)

 

80.24 Rev.A 11.5 MB Nov 20, 2015 Download

 

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This package provides an update to the HP Consumer Desktop PC BIOS (ROM Family 2AF3) for supported models running a supported operating system

File name: sp72302.exe

Release details

Released: Aug 3, 2015

Version 80.24 Rev.A

Fix and enhancements

- Modified what UEFI boot device presents in Boot Order menu when installing Intel PCIe LAN card
Improved security of UEFI code and variables. HP strongly recommends promptly transitioning to this updated BIOS version which supersedes all previous releases.

>>NOTE: Due to security changes, after this BIOS update is installed, previous versions cannot be reinstalled.<<

 

 

 

2.  My basic question is:  It is necessary to flash the BIOS to 80.24A in order to upgrade to Windows 10?

 

3.  If it's not necessary, why do it?  I somehow just can't imagine that less technically inclined folks are actually following this part of the procedure to do the Windows 10 upgrade.  I'm certain not a technical genius but probably a little more savvy about the BIOS significance than the majority of users.  I certainly don't want to wind up with a "brick".

 

Please comment and thanks in advance for your time!

Marty

 

 

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Hello @msprager,

 

Thank you for the quick reply!

 

If you would like to be on the safe side, then make sure to back up all important data, and personal files.  It is recommended to install the latest version of drivers for your Operating System.  It is also recommended to update your antivirus software.  If you do not wish to update the BIOS, it should not cause any issues.  For more information about upgrading to the Windows 10 Operating System, please see the following:

HP Desktop PCs - Upgrading to Windows 10

 

I hope this helps.

 

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