08-20-2016 03:22 PM - edited 08-21-2016 08:11 AM
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
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08-23-2016 06:58 PM
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.
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