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HP Notebook X7W81UA#ABA
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Hey guys. I just bought a new PC for school and the HP Support Assistant program recommends an update to the BIOS. Now I know the update is available but I also know that you typically should only update if their is a problem as updating BIOS is risky if not done properly.

Now since is a recommended update, I have already attempted the update and it has failed twice. I do not want to keep taking chances of messing up a brand new machine just for an update that may not even been necessary to begin with.

 

What I would like to know, is what exactly does this update add/fix on this machine? I have already searched the Internet but have been unsuccessful in finding a description for this paticular update. If someone could please take a look at the attached screenshot and let me know what this update is for, I would be most appreciative. At least then I could make an informed decision on wether or not I'm going to attempt this update again.

 

                             PC Model:     HP Notebook X7W81UA#ABA

      Current BIOS version:     Insyde F.09

Suggested BIOS version:    F.13Ap1

 

Thank you.

 

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Hi @EnlightenedShad,

Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you have a question about a BIOS update. I would like to assist you today with resolving this issue.

 

All the drivers and update can be found at www.support.hp.com.

 

when I looked at the BIOS F.13 Rev A.  the fix and enhancements shows - Provides enhanced password recovery. 

 

I do not think this is a required update.

 

Please keep me informed of how things went. 

If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.

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Thank you. Since all it is something like password recovery, I will not update and risk messing up my PC for such a small change. Thanks again.
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