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HP Pavilion Slimline s3507c
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hi, I'm Trying to Update My Computer's BIOS but i came across quite a odd (and stupid) error when updating my BIOS, apparently my OS isn't compatible with the upgrade, but why does my OS effect the upgrade when the BIOS is Completely spereate from the OS itself? i want to know why i can't upgrade my BIOS because i'm not on Vista, what does my OS have to do with my BIOS? and i would also like to know how i can update my BIOS from a CD instead of this limiting installer that wont let me update because im on windows 10.

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Biso update done inside the OS requires it be compatible, you can do it from a boot cd which bypasses the OS.

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I am aware of that, but i can't find a BIOS update file that isn't a installer from HP.

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Sometimes they do not provide an offline installer, then you have to use the windows utility.

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this really makes me question a lot of things, what does having a certain OS have to do with my BIOS? i could have updated on vista then imediantly go to windows 10 with no side effects, or i could update via a CD on boot up, so this OS requirement is absoulute **bleep**.

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"what does having a certain OS have to do with my BIOS? "

 

Nothing, it is how HP decided to package the bios update. They assume you will be using the OS that came installed from the factory.

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heh heh, Vista is pretty much dead at this point so of course i'm not on the OS that came with my PC.

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If you need to update the bios, install a spare drive in place of the drive you have installed, Install Vista, then run the bios update, put the old drive back in, its the only solution you have to update the bios unfortunately.

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