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12-08-2017 01:45 AM
Is there any way to force this model to bios version 8 so I can run a UEFI graphics card?
I'm running linux and haven't been able to find any documentation on this anywhere.
It would be a shame to have to get rid of this system due to lack of bios updates but given the track record of HP not updating the bios I'm forced into trying to make another bios work with this. I'm looking for any info pertaining to tools that flash a HP bios on Linux OS.
12-08-2017 02:56 AM
You don't state which OS you are using, WIn 7 or Win 8.
BIOS Version: 7.16 Rev. A
Operating systems: Windows 7 (64-bit)
Release date: Feb 6, 2012
File name: sp56122.exe (2.9 MB)
Win 8 has no BIOS update listed.
Where is the BIOS version 8 listed?
12-08-2017 03:43 AM - edited 12-08-2017 03:45 AM
Actually, the OS I'm using is mentioned in my post. There is no version 8 bios listed, what I was asking was is there an alternative BIOS that someone might've tested that would work in updating this bios to version 8 since there is no version 8 officially made.
Hence a BIOS hack that works so UEFI graphics cards would work.
12-08-2017 03:47 AM - edited 12-08-2017 03:58 AM
I am not sure that a BIOS will be compatible with a UEFI device.
UEFI wants/needs a signed OS and Linux aint signed, so it is likely to fail.
But if you ask here http://www.tianocore.org/ you may progress further.
12-08-2017 08:10 AM
Correct, UEFI doesn't work with certain linux builds (some are signed) but if the bios supports UEFI the graphics card will still let the system boot.
It's alright though, I'm just cutting my loss with this system and will donate to a library and build a system surrounding the card I was hoping to get to work with this current system.
Thanks for the replies.
12-15-2017 03:26 PM
> There is no version 8 bios listed.
There is a misconception that levels of the BIOS software are "linked" to the level of the installed Operating System. This is not true.
The BIOS (Basic Input Output System) controls the hardware, and interfaces with the processor & the RAM.
If there is a brand-new processor manufactured, the BIOS must be updated to recognize the new processor.
Similarly, if "newer-and-faster" RAM is manufactured, the BIOS might be updated, to run that RAM at its highest speed.
Otherwise, there is little need for a BIOS update to be released.
Counter-example: earlier today, I read an HP document about a BIOS update that was produced because typing the "CTRL-HOME" key-sequence would crash Windows. The update fixed this problem, for Windows 7/8/10 and for Linux.
In your case, update to the most-recent BIOS that is available, to see if it adds the functionality that you want.