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BIOS update on ProBook 6450b, running Windows 10

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I am trying to upgrade the BIOS of my ProBook 6450b, from 68CDE F.00, to F.60.

 

I downloaded F.60, having to select the OS as Windows 7 32-bit, but it generates an error about not being able to extract the .CAB file.

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I used HP Chat Support and got Derrick, who remoted in and resolved the BIOS update issue.

 

I failed to note that when I downloaded and extracted sp73917.exe, for the F.60 Rev.A BIOS update, there was a subfolder, that contained 2 more executables, one for BIOS family 68CDE, and one for 68CDF .

 

You do not use the HPQFlash.exe, you navigate to the subfolder and run the .exe for your BIOS family.

 

I am now at F.60 Rev.A

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Dude which version of windows 7? 32 bit or 64 bit?

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I selected Windows 7 32-bit for the download, since there isn't an option for Windows 10 32-bit.

 

The laptop currently has Windows 10 32-bit, but I will be doing a clean install of Windows 10 64-bit, once the RAM arrives for the upgrade.  It has 2 x 2 GB currently, but I am upgrading to 2 x 4 GB.

 

I'm thinking about upgrading to an SSD as well, if I can get one at a reasonable price.

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I m saying  which processor ur computer  is having.  U will  find in control panel . Which version? 32bit or 64bit and if ur planning  to upgrade  check this link https://www.crucial.com/compatible-upgrade-for/hp---compaq/probook-6450b because  incompatible parts can spoil ur mobo .

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First generation Core i5 (M450)

The memory upgrade is 2 x 4 GB, PC3-10600 DDR3, which is correct for this system.

If I upgrade the hard drive, I will use an SATA2, or 3, 2.5" SSD.

 

I know that technically, Windows 10 is not supported by HP on this laptop, but I've had Windows 10 (32-bit) on it for several years now and it works fine, it's just slower than I would like, hence the RAM and SSD upgrades.  I also know that there's only so much you can do with a laptop with a first gen i5 processor, but the upgrades should make a noticeable improvement.

The BIOS on this is the original for the laptop, being at 68CDE Ver. F.00

 

So, what I need to know is how to download and update the BIOS on this laptop, running Windows 10.

 

I have a USB drive, if that can be used.

 

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Update:  I tried every earlier version version of the BIOS on the downloads page and several said:

The BIOS image is not compatible with this system.
Family of BIOS in ROM update: 68CDF
Family of BIOS in system: 68CDE

Although the text descriptions specifies for either 68CDF, or 68CDE.

 

2 give the error: ROM.CAB is missing or corrupt.

 

The oldest version is blocked by Windows 10 User Account Control.

 

I downloaded and installed the HP Image Assistant and it appears that my ProBook 6450b is not supported by the Image Assistant platform.

 

I am really at a loss as to how to update the BIOS on this laptop.

Ideas?

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I used HP Chat Support and got Derrick, who remoted in and resolved the BIOS update issue.

 

I failed to note that when I downloaded and extracted sp73917.exe, for the F.60 Rev.A BIOS update, there was a subfolder, that contained 2 more executables, one for BIOS family 68CDE, and one for 68CDF .

 

You do not use the HPQFlash.exe, you navigate to the subfolder and run the .exe for your BIOS family.

 

I am now at F.60 Rev.A

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