So a few months back I started suffering from a problem, my windows is failing to update everytime I try to, and so when I got in contact with windows support yesterday the support assistant took control of my device to try and figure out what is going on and informed me that I am missing bios drivers and that when I get that fixed I will be able to update my windows properly (A weird thing I noticed is that the hp website was not able to auto detect my device as an HP device, I had to get my serial number and insert it manually into the website, and even then when I went to drivers to download a bios driver update thingy to see if that would fix it HP driver download and install assistant crashed everytime I tried to download the driver. What do I do in this situation and how does my PC have missing bios drivers in the first place?
Unknown, except the system is aware of what it can install for BIOS and generally won't let you install something it cannot support.
If you have migrated beyond the supported Windows version, then a technician might describe the BIOS update as"missing". On the other hand, we might simply express the difference as outdated compared to the version of Windows running on the machine.
What does that mean?
Essentially, it just means that there are no newer BIOS updates for your machine than the update provided.
What does that mean to Windows Updates?
No idea, though I would guess, based on the comments made by the Windows technician that he believes you cannot run Windows Updates unless the BIOS is updated to whatever version of Windows you are running on the computer.
What to do?
You could try reloading Windows, though if the Windows technician is correct that your Windows Updates won't run without a newer BIOS update, then reloading the OS would prove useless in context (won't help).
"Driver update thingy to see if that would fix it HP driver download and install assistant crashed every time I tried to download the driver."
If you cannot manually update the BIOS, the system is rejecting it for reasons that may - or may not - make sense to you.
If you cannot update the BIOS, the BIOS may not be appropriate for your version of Windows
If you cannot update the BIOS, stop doing that. Forcing the update might just leave things in a worse condition.
Check Current BIOS version
Control Panel > icon view > Administrative Tools > System Information
System Summary - Check the information: BIOS Version / Date
If your BIOS is actually way behind the current BIOS update, then assuming the newer BIOS could be installed at all, you might have to "step up" to the current version. That is, load a version closer to the BIOS version already installed, then step up to a newer version from there.
Scroll down > Select an update one or two versions newer than your installed BIOS
Download and try to install that "somewhat" newer version.
If that works, try to update again to a newer version - maybe even the "newest" version available.
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Thank you for the reply, I have several issues here
1- I cannot access my bios information as when I open system information I am presented with "Can't collect information, cannot access the windows management instrumentation software, windows management files may be moved or missing" (opening system information is something my windows technician actually tried to do only to be greeted with that screen)
2- I have recently tried installing the newest version of the bios available but after it has restarted and everything was "done" windows still failed the update (error code as always 0x800f0922) and I could not tell if that was because the bios did not install or what since I cannot tell what version of the bios I have due to the previous point I made
3- I am not sure if this is important but one of the "fixes" for my windows update error that I saw all over forums was going to "turn windows features on or off" and checking all the things related to .NET framework, when I tried that it told me that windows was unable to perform the following tasks or something and I had to restart my pc to undo the changes, that combined with the fact that one of the 2 windows updates that are failing is a ".NET framework cumulative update" makes me think .NET framework has something to do with this so I was surprised when the windows technician mentioned my bios drivers as part of the problem as I was never even aware of that.
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