The most crucial component of a computer system is the BIOS, or Basic Input Output System. It manages all of the fundamental operations of your computer, including fan speed control, power management, and booting.
If your laptop or desktop is having any issues, check to see whether the BIOS has any updates available. Whatever the cause, you might require a BIOS upgrade to resolve your issue.
We acknowledge, however, that this sounds challenging and intricate. Is it possible that improper BIOS update could cause your machine to malfunction? How are you supposed to know where to begin?
That’s where we come in, though. All you need to know about changing the BIOS on an HP desktop or laptop is provided in the guide below.
A brief introduction to BIOS will be provided, along with instructions on how to update to the most recent version safely.
Let’s do a BIOS update right now!
What Is The Latest Version Of BIOS?
Hewlett-Packard Corporation (HP) issued BIOS 188.8.131.52, the most recent version, on May 6, 2016.
This release includes both new features and some improvements. Among these modifications are:
- Improved security
- New USB support
- Support for Intel Core i7 processors
- Support for AMD Ryzen CPUs
- Support for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series graphics cards
- Improved performance when running Windows 8.1
- Improved reliability when using Secure Boot mode
- Improved compatibility with Microsoft Office 2013
- Improved compatibility with various software applications
How To Update Your BIOS On HP Desktops And Laptops
Visit the official page here to learn more about what the most recent BIOS version has to offer.
Prior to starting
Always make a backup of your data before making even the most basic BIOS update. If something goes wrong throughout the procedure, you will be able to restore your system to its initial state thanks to this.
Make sure to build a complete picture of your hard disc before you start if you don’t want to lose any data.
When downloading a new version of the BIOS, you should also make sure you know what version is currently installed on your computer. Follow these steps to accomplish this:
1. Click the search bar icon in the lower left corner of your computer’s home screen.
(2) Enter Control Panel
Go to Administrative Tools in step three.
4. Access the System Information page.
5. A list of details about your PC can be seen from this point. You should pay attention to the BIOS version and date. Before you shut the window, be sure to remember this.
After that, you can click this link to look for the right BIOS version. After completing this, you can continue with the further stages.
Download the most recent BIOS version.
You must first get the most recent BIOS version from the aforementioned URL.
To locate the correct one, you might require your product serial code. You can discover this on your computer physically or by using the Command Prompt feature (CMD).
To make it simple to access the file later, make sure to save it in a secure location.
Remove the file
Once the file has been downloaded, launch your favourite archive manager and extract it. Use WinRAR, 7zip, or even just double-click the file as examples of compression programmes.
Install the latest BIOS version.
A folder called BIOS will be visible once the file has been unpacked. You’ll discover another folder named Update inside of this one. Copy the contents of this folder into the root directory of your HDD after opening it.
Turn Off Your Computer
Restart your computer after installing the new BIOS. To enter Setup Mode, press F2 or delete when prompted. To continue, hit Enter.
Language and time zone selection
Choose your language and time zone next. Next, select Finish.
Choose Yes when asked whether you want to install updates.
Choose A Location For Update Storage
Choose the location where you want the files to be kept. These can be kept either in the same location as your existing BIOS or somewhere else.
Verify the installation
To approve the installation, click OK.
Once you select “Ok,” wait until the reboot is finished.
Verify if everything is functional
You should now have a newer version of BIOS if everything went according to plan. Congratulations!
As you can see, there are a few crucial procedures to take, but overall changing your BIOS on an HP laptop or computer isn’t that challenging.
Take your time and carefully read through each step because some folks might not understand what they’re doing.