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What is HP Inc. Firmware

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ZBook Firefly 14 G7
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Windows update offers HP Inc Firmware as an optional update on my Firefly 14 G7.  In can't find it referred to anywhere on the web, and HP Support Assistant is not offering it.  What is it, and should I install it?

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You can get the file from the link below.


Microsoft Update Catalog


I downloaded the cabinet file, used 7-zip to extract the files from the download, and it appears to be a firmware update to the HP Thunderbolt device.


; Copyright (C) 2020 HP Development Company. L.P. All Rights Reserved.

Signature = "$WINDOWS NT$"
Provider = %Provider%
Class = Firmware
ClassGuid = {f2e7dd72-6468-4e36-b6f1-6488f42c1b52}
DriverVer = 06/29/2020,
CatalogFile =
PnpLockdown = 1

%MfgName% = Firmware,NTx86, NTamd64, NTarm

%FirmwareDesc% = Firmware_Install,UEFI\RES_{12e60799-87dd-49ac-9a78-cbe8b8cb5dbb}

%FirmwareDesc% = Firmware_Install,UEFI\RES_{12e60799-87dd-49ac-9a78-cbe8b8cb5dbb}

%FirmwareDesc% = Firmware_Install,UEFI\RES_{12e60799-87dd-49ac-9a78-cbe8b8cb5dbb}

CopyFiles = Firmware_CopyFiles


AddReg = Firmware_AddReg


1 = %DiskName%

TBT.bin = 1

DefaultDestDir = %DIRID_WINDOWS%,Firmware\{12e60799-87dd-49ac-9a78-cbe8b8cb5dbb} ; %SystemRoot%\Firmware

; localizable
Provider = "HP Inc."
MfgName = "HP Inc."
FirmwareDesc = "HP Thunderbolt Host Firmware"
DiskName = "Firmware Update"

; non-localizable
REG_DWORD = 0x00010001


I have always let the optional updates install, but I do not have a recommendation for you since I have not received that one.


None of my PC's have Thunderbolt devices.


But at least you know what it is for, now.

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