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HPQFlash for HP Notebook System BIOS (68PSU) - Microsoft Windows Based

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Type: BIOS
Version: F.22(9 Jan 2013)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
File name: sp60418.exe (3.3 MB)
This package creates files that contain the HPQFlash Utility and a binary image of the System BIOS (ROM) for the supported notebook models with a 68PSU Family ROM. The HPQFlash Utility is used to locally flash the System BIOS on PCs operating in a Microsoft Windows Operating System environment. NOTE: To determine the ROM revision and ROM date, press F10 on the target notebook during startup to run the Setup Utility, and then view File/System Information.
- Provides the updated the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE).
1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a temporary, empty directory on your hard drive.

2. Copy the SoftPaq to the file store.
Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64 Edition



TITLE:
HPQFlash for HP Notebook System BIOS (68PSU) - Microsoft Windows Based
VERSION:
F.22 REV: F
DESCRIPTION:

This package creates files that contain the HPQFlash utility and a binary image
of the System BIOS (ROM) for notebook models in the 68PSU ROM family. The
HPQFlash utility is used to locally flash the System BIOS on PCs operating in a
Microsoft Windows Operating System environment.

To determine the ROM revision and ROM date, run the Setup Utility by pressing
F10 on the target computer during startup and then view File/System Information.

PURPOSE:
Recommended
SoftPaq NUMBER:
sp60418
SUPERSEDES:
sp58174
EFFECTIVE DATE:
January 09, 2013
CATEGORY:
BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED:
YES
PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Notebooks
HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP EliteBook 2530p Notebook PC
OPERATING SYSTEM(S):
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
LANGUAGE(S):
Global
ENHANCEMENTS:
- Provides the updated the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE).

HOW TO USE:
1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a temporary, empty directory on your hard
drive.

2. Copy the SoftPaq to the file store.



Copyright (c) 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Version:F.22 (9 Jan 2013)
Enhancements
- Provides the updated the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE).

Version:F.21 (3 Aug 2012)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue where a system that has resumed from sleep mode does not enter hibernation mode.

Version:F.20 (15 Dec 2011)
Enhancements
- Provides improved security for the BIOS flashing process.

Version:F.13 (9 Dec 2010)
Fixes
- Provides the latest Intel Microcode to fix a rare issue that may occur on notebooks that are running a 64-bit operating system, where an incorrect machine instruction may cause a "blue screen" event to occur.
Enhancements
- Updates the preboot execution environment (PXE) ROM to version 1.3.52.2.

Version:F.12 Rev. (28 May 2010)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue where the system stops responding (hangs) during startup if there is an unformatted CD or music CD in the CD/DVD drive when the user attempts to power the notebook on. - Fixes an issue where a warning message that suggests connecting a SMART AC adapter is incorrectly displayed when plugging in the notebook AC adapter.
Enhancements
- Updates the preboot execution environment (PXE) code to version 1.3.40.1. - Adds an option to the F10 Setup Utility that lets users enable or disable the use of USB devices, such as a USB CD/DVD drive or USB hard drive, for booting the notebook.

Version:F.11 Rev. (5 Mar 2010)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue where the system stops responding (hangs) at the HP Logo screen during start up (boot) if an AnyDATA ExpressCard is inserted. - Fixes an issue where computers with 4-GB of physical system memory incorrectly report the video memory size. - Fixes an issue where computers with an inserted 16-GB A-DATA Flash Drive experience a long delay during start up (boot). - Fixes an intermittent issue where the computer battery cannot be charged until the battery is removed from, and then reinserted in, the computer. - Fixea an issue where computers that are running a Fedora Core Operating System cannot resume from Standby mode.

Version:F.10 Rev. (8 Dec 2009)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue where the computer is unable to boot from some attached USB devices.
- Fixes an issue where fn+f4 does not work if the Num Lock function is enabled.
- Prevents potential BIOS corruption.

Version:F.0E Rev. (14 Sep 2009)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue where the Type 1 field in the SMBIOS table does not report Wake-on-LAN. - Fixes an intermittent issue where the notebook/laptop may automatically restart (without user intervenion) when it is in the Standby or Sleep state. NOTE: This issue is highly intermittent; the failure rate is less than one percent.
Enhancements
- Adds support for the Microsoft Windows 7 Operating Systems. - Adds the serial number to the Type 2 field in the SMBIOS table. This enables the use of utilities that look for the serial number in this location.

Version:F.0D Rev. (31 Jul 2009)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue where after installing BIOS version F.0B, the system audio was inadvertently disabled. When this occurred, users had to Restore Defaults in the F10 Setup Utility in order to enable the audio.

Version:F.0B Rev. (24 Jun 2009)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue where the Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset may stop responding (hang) during a warm reboot (this fix is included in Intel Memory Reference Code (MRC) version 2.7). - Fixes an intermittent issue where the Bluetooth device and the WLAN device cannot be powered on or off simultaneously. - Fixes an issue where some USB CD drives are unable to support bootable CD media. - Fixes an issue where DriveLock cannot be set in the Swedish language environment.
Enhancements
- Adds an option to the F10 Setup Utility that enables users to disable USB devices that cause the notebook/laptop to exit Standby mode. - Adds an option to the F10 Setup Utilty that enables/disables the system audio CODEC. - Updates the brightness table to support new display panels. - Updates the Intel Memory Reference Code (MRC) to version 2.7.

Version:F.0A Rev. (29 Apr 2009)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue where brightness cannot be adjusted to the maximum level after lowering it down to the one-step brightness level.
Enhancements
- Enables the F9 (Boot Options) and F12 (Network Boot) keys to be functional during system startup, without first requiring the BIOS administrator password.

Version:F.08 Rev. (5 Mar 2009)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue where pressing the Caps Lock key inadvertently disables the fn+num lk function, even though the num lk light remains illuminated. - Fixes an issue where the system takes a long time to boot when some external USB hard drives are attached. - Fixes an issue where the BIOS configuration utility fails to capture settings in the F10 Setup Utility.
Enhancements
- Enables the F9 (Boot Options) and F12 (Network Boot) keys to be functional during system startup, without first requiring the BIOS administrator password. - Adds the capability to customize the startup (boot) screen. NOTE: The ereplo08.exe utility is required to change the default HP logo to a customized logo. - Updates the Intel Manageability Engine (ME) firmware to version 1038 to fix an issue where the system hangs with a black screen after resuming from Standby mode. - Adds the ability to enable/disable WWAN Device initialization in the F10 Setup Utility.

Version:F.07 Rev. (9 Jan 2009)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue where the WWAN FCC ID is blank in the BIOS Setup (F10) Utility.

Version:F.06 Rev. (15 Dec 2008)
Enhancements
- Updates the Intel Manageability Engine (ME) firmware to version 1028 to support the Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) 4.1 upgrade. Users who want to update to ME 1028 locally should see HP SoftPaq Number sp42026 on the HP website, listed under the Firmware category. - Adds an enable/disable option for the microphone device in the Setup Utility (F10).

Version:F.04 (23 Sep 2008)
Enhancements
- Adds support for Solid State Drives (SSDs). - Updates the PXE Boot Agent Firmware to version 1.3.24. - Improves the security of pre-boot authentication (BIOS-based) passwords by clearing data from volatile memory.

Version:F.03 F (18 Aug 2008)
Enhancements
- Provides the initial BIOS release.


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Type: BIOS
Version: F.22(9 Jan 2013)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)

Description

This package creates files that contain the HPQFlash Utility and a binary image of the System BIOS (ROM) for the supported notebook models with a 68PSU Family ROM. The HPQFlash Utility is used to locally flash the System BIOS on PCs operating in a Microsoft Windows Operating System environment. NOTE: To determine the ROM revision and ROM date, press F10 on the target notebook during startup to run the Setup Utility, and then view File/System Information.

Enhancements

- Provides the updated the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE).

Installation Instructions

1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a temporary, empty directory on your hard drive.

2. Copy the SoftPaq to the file store.

System Requirements

Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64 Edition



Release Notes

TITLE:
HPQFlash for HP Notebook System BIOS (68PSU) - Microsoft Windows Based
VERSION:
F.22 REV: F
DESCRIPTION:

This package creates files that contain the HPQFlash utility and a binary image
of the System BIOS (ROM) for notebook models in the 68PSU ROM family. The
HPQFlash utility is used to locally flash the System BIOS on PCs operating in a
Microsoft Windows Operating System environment.

To determine the ROM revision and ROM date, run the Setup Utility by pressing
F10 on the target computer during startup and then view File/System Information.

PURPOSE:
Recommended
SoftPaq NUMBER:
sp60418
SUPERSEDES:
sp58174
EFFECTIVE DATE:
January 09, 2013
CATEGORY:
BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED:
YES
PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Notebooks
HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP EliteBook 2530p Notebook PC
OPERATING SYSTEM(S):
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
LANGUAGE(S):
Global
ENHANCEMENTS:
- Provides the updated the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE).

HOW TO USE:
1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a temporary, empty directory on your hard
drive.

2. Copy the SoftPaq to the file store.



Copyright (c) 2013 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Revision History

Version:F.22 (9 Jan 2013)
Enhancements
- Provides the updated the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE).

Version:F.21 (3 Aug 2012)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue where a system that has resumed from sleep mode does not enter hibernation mode.

Version:F.20 (15 Dec 2011)
Enhancements
- Provides improved security for the BIOS flashing process.

Version:F.13 (9 Dec 2010)
Fixes
- Provides the latest Intel Microcode to fix a rare issue that may occur on notebooks that are running a 64-bit operating system, where an incorrect machine instruction may cause a "blue screen" event to occur.
Enhancements
- Updates the preboot execution environment (PXE) ROM to version 1.3.52.2.

Version:F.12 Rev. (28 May 2010)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue where the system stops responding (hangs) during startup if there is an unformatted CD or music CD in the CD/DVD drive when the user attempts to power the notebook on. - Fixes an issue where a warning message that suggests connecting a SMART AC adapter is incorrectly displayed when plugging in the notebook AC adapter.
Enhancements
- Updates the preboot execution environment (PXE) code to version 1.3.40.1. - Adds an option to the F10 Setup Utility that lets users enable or disable the use of USB devices, such as a USB CD/DVD drive or USB hard drive, for booting the notebook.

Version:F.11 Rev. (5 Mar 2010)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue where the system stops responding (hangs) at the HP Logo screen during start up (boot) if an AnyDATA ExpressCard is inserted. - Fixes an issue where computers with 4-GB of physical system memory incorrectly report the video memory size. - Fixes an issue where computers with an inserted 16-GB A-DATA Flash Drive experience a long delay during start up (boot). - Fixes an intermittent issue where the computer battery cannot be charged until the battery is removed from, and then reinserted in, the computer. - Fixea an issue where computers that are running a Fedora Core Operating System cannot resume from Standby mode.

Version:F.10 Rev. (8 Dec 2009)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue where the computer is unable to boot from some attached USB devices.
- Fixes an issue where fn+f4 does not work if the Num Lock function is enabled.
- Prevents potential BIOS corruption.

Version:F.0E Rev. (14 Sep 2009)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue where the Type 1 field in the SMBIOS table does not report Wake-on-LAN. - Fixes an intermittent issue where the notebook/laptop may automatically restart (without user intervenion) when it is in the Standby or Sleep state. NOTE: This issue is highly intermittent; the failure rate is less than one percent.
Enhancements
- Adds support for the Microsoft Windows 7 Operating Systems. - Adds the serial number to the Type 2 field in the SMBIOS table. This enables the use of utilities that look for the serial number in this location.

Version:F.0D Rev. (31 Jul 2009)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue where after installing BIOS version F.0B, the system audio was inadvertently disabled. When this occurred, users had to Restore Defaults in the F10 Setup Utility in order to enable the audio.

Version:F.0B Rev. (24 Jun 2009)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue where the Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset may stop responding (hang) during a warm reboot (this fix is included in Intel Memory Reference Code (MRC) version 2.7). - Fixes an intermittent issue where the Bluetooth device and the WLAN device cannot be powered on or off simultaneously. - Fixes an issue where some USB CD drives are unable to support bootable CD media. - Fixes an issue where DriveLock cannot be set in the Swedish language environment.
Enhancements
- Adds an option to the F10 Setup Utility that enables users to disable USB devices that cause the notebook/laptop to exit Standby mode. - Adds an option to the F10 Setup Utilty that enables/disables the system audio CODEC. - Updates the brightness table to support new display panels. - Updates the Intel Memory Reference Code (MRC) to version 2.7.

Version:F.0A Rev. (29 Apr 2009)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue where brightness cannot be adjusted to the maximum level after lowering it down to the one-step brightness level.
Enhancements
- Enables the F9 (Boot Options) and F12 (Network Boot) keys to be functional during system startup, without first requiring the BIOS administrator password.

Version:F.08 Rev. (5 Mar 2009)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue where pressing the Caps Lock key inadvertently disables the fn+num lk function, even though the num lk light remains illuminated. - Fixes an issue where the system takes a long time to boot when some external USB hard drives are attached. - Fixes an issue where the BIOS configuration utility fails to capture settings in the F10 Setup Utility.
Enhancements
- Enables the F9 (Boot Options) and F12 (Network Boot) keys to be functional during system startup, without first requiring the BIOS administrator password. - Adds the capability to customize the startup (boot) screen. NOTE: The ereplo08.exe utility is required to change the default HP logo to a customized logo. - Updates the Intel Manageability Engine (ME) firmware to version 1038 to fix an issue where the system hangs with a black screen after resuming from Standby mode. - Adds the ability to enable/disable WWAN Device initialization in the F10 Setup Utility.

Version:F.07 Rev. (9 Jan 2009)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue where the WWAN FCC ID is blank in the BIOS Setup (F10) Utility.

Version:F.06 Rev. (15 Dec 2008)
Enhancements
- Updates the Intel Manageability Engine (ME) firmware to version 1028 to support the Intel Active Management Technology (AMT) 4.1 upgrade. Users who want to update to ME 1028 locally should see HP SoftPaq Number sp42026 on the HP website, listed under the Firmware category. - Adds an enable/disable option for the microphone device in the Setup Utility (F10).

Version:F.04 (23 Sep 2008)
Enhancements
- Adds support for Solid State Drives (SSDs). - Updates the PXE Boot Agent Firmware to version 1.3.24. - Improves the security of pre-boot authentication (BIOS-based) passwords by clearing data from volatile memory.

Version:F.03 F (18 Aug 2008)
Enhancements
- Provides the initial BIOS release.