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EliteBook 8460w
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Hello,

I understand that HP has not release drivers for Windows 10 for this Elitebook. I'm wondering if i can still use the BIOS and Firmware updates listed for Windows 7. I do not have a way to reinstall 7 and run the updates.

If so, do I download and run BIOS update followed by the BIOS update UEFI?

OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Version 10.0.14393 Build 14393
Other OS Description  Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name DESKTOP-G2CEFSH
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP EliteBook 8460w
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU XU744AV
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2760QM CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard 68SCF Ver. F.27, 6/14/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Embedded Controller Version 151.75
BIOS Mode Legacy
BaseBoard Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
BaseBoard Model Not Available
BaseBoard Name Base Board
Platform Role Mobile
Secure Boot State Unsupported
PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.14393.0"
User Name DESKTOP-G2CEFSH\EliteBook 8460w-004
Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 7.95 GB
Available Physical Memory 5.97 GB
Total Virtual Memory 9.83 GB
Available Virtual Memory 7.63 GB
Page File Space 1.88 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware No
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes

Thank you for your time!

-Ar713

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Hi,


Eventhough BIOS is OS independent in function, HP releases BIOS updates based on operating system. Hence your only option is to go back to Windows 8.1/8/7 to update BIOS (if it is absolutely necessary to do it).

There is a BIOS version listed supported for Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP:
https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/swdetails/hp-elitebook-8460w-mobile-workstation/506...

Source: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-elitebook-8460w-mobile-workstation/5060942


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Visruth,

Thanks!

I booted into BIOS and it said "Place the System BIOS and signature file on a FAT32 partition either on the system hard drive or on a removable USB key under the "Hewlett-Packard\BIOS\New" folder.

Add or verify the HP BIOS update utility (HPBiosupdate.efi) and signature file are located on the same FAT32 partition under the following folder path: "Hewlett-Packard\BIOSUpdate"

The System BIOS will updated on the next restart
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I'm confused. Do I place the BIOS in two different places? What is the difference between the System BIOS, signature file, and the update utility. How do i verify them by file name?

If i try this with 10 installed will i brick this machine?

Thanks!

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Yes you are definitely going to make a brick out of it.

Please don't proceed.

On running BIOS setup​ file, an installation wizard asks you where to install it. So from here you tell it to put it in USB. That's how I do it.

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