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G6-1196sa
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Hi All, Wish to install a SSD and W10 on G6-1196sa.  Bit old (the laptop) and wondered if a BIOS upgrade is needed to recognise tthe SSD AND is there one (BIOS upgrade) available for these machines?  Thanks

 

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Hello @JoeCaff 

 

Welcome to the HP Support Community.

 

Although I cannot be 100% sure because I haven't used your model specifically, generally speaking BIOS update is not needed unless there is something very specific in the SSD. The BIOS does not make a difference between a Solid State Drive (SSD) or a Hard Disk Drive (HDD). It recognized them by the way they are connecting to the motherboard (most often via SATA). Most HDDs are SATA connected. So, as long as your current HDD is SATA connected and your new SSD will be SATA, too - I believe there will be no problem. This is how it is with most computers.

 

This is an example of SATA SSD

 

 

My personal recommendation is to use Samsund SSDs

 

 

Note - just for your information - there are other types of connections and newer are somewhat considered better/faster but I am not sure your PC models supports (actually, it does not) - but here is information for them, as well >>

https://bit.ly/2OgMNBS

 

 

Let me know how it goes - let me know if this answers your question

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With regards to BIOS updates/upgrades:

General recommendation I provide to users/customers is NOT to upgrade BIOS/UEFI unless they experience any kind of specific BIOS/UEFI issue. Updating just for updaing and just for using the latest verson is not solution. Any kind of update (no matter for what and who relesed it) can fix 2 issues but may introduce 10 more issues. Additionally, upgrading the BIOS (for any vendor) poses more risks because BIOS recovery is not that easy as compared to typical software updates IF something goes wrong.

 

Same applies for Windows Updates, OS update, drivers updates, etc - upgrade/update IF you have issues which you know are fixed in the newer version or for some severe security issues. Otherwise, keep the existing version as long as possible. Here is an additional opinion on this >> https://www.howtogeek.com/136881/htg-explains-do-you-need-to-update-your-computers-bios/

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