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Some questions about HP BIOS Update and Recovery

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I hope someone can help me with my questions about BIOS update and recovery.


So, I have updated my BIOS to the latest version and I have also created a recovery USB Flash drive for it.

I am curious about the following things:


1) I tested the USB disk for boot and it didn't boot. Should it have booted into HP BIOS Update environment?

This is the partition and file system structure: 


2) There is a key combination that the user can press to recover the BIOS:





Press and hold the Windows key and the B key at the same time, and then press and hold the Power button for 2 to 3 seconds.


Where does the laptop recover the BIOS from? From its own ROM or from the USB Drive with the recovery?


3) For every successful BIOS update, does the Recovery BIOS get updated to that version too automatically or is still the old version stored? 

4) If for whatever reason my BIOS gets corrupted, I have this USB Recovery stick, how can I force to boot from it? (extension to question 1) )

5) For every new BIOS release, do I need to manually update my USB stick with the new image? Or will the BIOS Updater automatically update my USB along with the actual BIOS if the disk is inserted?


Some questions may seem redundant, but I am trying to understand this process clearly since BIOS updating is a delicate process.


Thank you!

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@LaurF Welcome to HP Community!


I understand that you are facing issues with the BIOS update.


Start with a hard reset to release any excessive static on the PC: 

  • If Windows is open, click Start and then Shutdown. 

  • If Windows is not open and the computer has power, press and hold the power button on the computer until the computer shuts off. 

  • With the power off, disconnect the power cord from the back of the computer. 

  • With the power off and the power cord disconnected, press the power button on the computer for 5 seconds. The power light indicator on or near the power button might turn on briefly but then go out. 

  • Reconnect the power cord and turn on the power. 

Attempt to reset or recover the existing BIOS (if the recent update was interrupted): Click here 

(restoring BIOS on notebook:  

(on desktops:  


Step 1: Verify the current BIOS version installed and the correct ROM Family SSID for your PC 

Step 2: Find the BIOS updates 

Step 3: Download and install the BIOS update 


For more details: Click here 

(Notebook bios update:  

(Desktop bios update:  


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