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DravenInc
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Hey guys...I too have a 700-329 and was getting the message from the HP Support Assistant that the Bios needed to be updated...I tried it, and it said it didn't update. My current Bios if I look at system info is 80.20...is it correct that this is the current version, and I should not have a need to update further?

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Hi, I got a 700-329 too.  Specifically this one:

 

Model #: 700-329
Product #: G4A95AA#ABL
Serial #: MXX#######
Software Build #: 14AM2RRA603#SABL#DABL
Service ID #: 20140610

 

Manufacturer    Hewlett-Packard
Model    2AF7 (SOCKET 0)
Version    1.00
Chipset Vendor    Intel
Chipset Model    Haswell
Chipset Revision    06
Southbridge Vendor    Intel
Southbridge Model    H87
Southbridge Revision    C2
System Temperature    48 °C
BIOS Brand    AMI
Version    80.15
Date    4/15/2014

 

I've updated it to Windows 10 and a Samsung 850 EVO 240 GB SSD.  Everything is running great and my tech knowledge is strong.  The original HDD is still there, now plugged into SATA1; the SSD is on SATA0.

 

I haven't tried to update the 8015 to 8020 yet; I'm wondering if I should (take the risk) or just leave it as is.

 

What's changed? 

Is there a problem in 8015 that 8020 has fixed or is there some features added? 

Would I notice any difference after updating to 8020? 

Is there any security or hardware risk in staying with 8015?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

Stu

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redshore
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DravenInc

 

Hi, you have the latest version & are good to go.

 

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DravenInc
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Thanks redshore 🙂

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Hi Stu,

 

I started this thread back in March and found my own way to update to 8020. It worked fine for me as there hasn't been any issues since, but I come from the DOS days & took matters into my own hands so to speak.

Go back to the top of page 1 of this thread & you'll see my origianl post at the top.

 

Your system actually has an earlier BIOS version than mine did before I updated. I had 8016 before I did the manual update to 8020. So, I would say yes, there has to be a security issue with your system since HP as I quote below published there was.

 

 

"Version

80.20 Rev.A
 
Compatibility:
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic (64-bit)
 
 

Fix/Enhancement

- Improved security of UEFI code and variables. HP strongly recommends promptly transitioning to this updated BIOS version which supersedes all previous releases.
- Updated the Intel CPU microcode."
 
 
Notice under "Fix/Enhancement" it states"Improved security of UEFI" etc..that's what concerned me.
 
Since it's a BIOS update the safest way is to let the "HP Support Assistant" scan your pc & let it check for any BIOS updates, it will tell you if your system requires  an update.
 
Let me know if the scan works for you. Hopefully they've fixed the auto update issues of the past.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Glad to have helped! Thanks

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OK.  I will give it a try on Saturday morning.  So far my only BIOS update was Amiga WorkBench 1.3 to 2.0.  And that was done by replacing a CMOS chip and using a new set of  WB floppies.  Different times ...

 

I'll let you know how it goes.

 

Stu

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Thanks for letting me know. Yes, the days of booting from 5 1/4 inch floppies on my first Amstrad.

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