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09-23-2011 10:28 AM
i am looking for a utility that will allow me to add asset tag information into the bios from within windows 7 on the following: Laptop Elite Book range : 6930P 2530P 8440P
also on Desktops models: Z200sff, Z210sff, dc7800sff , dc7900sff and 800elitesff
is it possible there is one utility for all ?
or if there is no utility could someone suggest a way of doing this ?
Manually entry on thousands of machines at bios level is just not possible
09-23-2011 10:57 AM
If you want to do it the only way is manual for each desktop PC and through MS DOS via a FDD or USB FDD only.
Notebooks: Not possible at all.
09-23-2011 11:07 AM
Thanks for your reply - not the answer i was hoping for. I am not questioning your judgement but it does seem strange how you can apply a bios update from within Windows 7 (which is effectively writing to the bios) but you cant add asset information via the same method .
Thanks for your quick response - Seems to be an administrative nightmare for Asset tracking through sccm . We have lenovo laptops and that can be done via Windows7 - is this because the laptops and desktops are too old ???
09-23-2011 11:55 AM
As far as I know, HP does not have any utilities whatsoever to change or add asset tags in the BIOS of notebooks.
It has nothing to do with the age of the PC's.
I have a brand new 8200 Elite (3 models newer than the dc7900), and if I wanted to change the serial number or add an asset tag, I would have to use the same utility I sent you the link to.