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HP Notebook System BIOS Update (ROM Family 68PVI)

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Type: BIOS
Version: F.05(17 Aug 2010)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Linux
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
File name: sp50167.exe (4.5 MB)
This package creates files that contain an image of the System BIOS (ROM) for supported notebook models with a 68PVI Family ROM. This package is used to flash the System ROM on supported notebooks that are running a supported operating system. This package includes the following methods for updating the BIOS version: - Use the HPQFlash Utility to update the BIOS directly in a Microsoft Windows Operating System environment. - Create a bootable USB key to update the system BIOS. - Use HP System Software Manager (SSM) to update the system BIOS on targeted PCs in a network. NOTE: To determine the ROM family and ROM date, press F10 on the target notebook during startup to run the Setup Utility, and then view File/System Information.
- Updates the VBIOS to add support for a new ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 Graphics Chip.
1. Download the file by clicking the "Download" or "Obtain Software" button and saving the file to a folder on your hard drive (make a note of the folder where the downloaded file is saved).

2. Depending on the desired update method, complete either of the following actions:

a. To update the BIOS using HPQFlash or to create a bootable disk-on-key, double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.

OR

b. To use HP System Software Manager (SSM) to update the BIOS on notebooks in a network, copy the downloaded file to the file store, and then run the SSM software.
Operating Systems
FreeDOS
RedFlag Linux
SuSE Linux
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 Home Premium 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Edition



Prerequisites
- HP System Software Manager (SSM) is required if using SSM to update the BIOS.


TITLE:
HP Notebook System BIOS Update (ROM Family 68PVI)
VERSION:
F.05
DESCRIPTION:

This package creates files that contain an image of the System BIOS (ROM) for
supported notebook models with a 68PVI Family ROM. This package is used to flash
the System ROM on supported notebooks that are running a supported operating
system.

This package includes the following methods for updating the BIOS version:

- Use the HPQFlash Utility to update the BIOS directly in a Microsoft Windows
Operating System environment.
- Create a bootable USB key to update the system BIOS.
- Use HP System Software Manager (SSM) to update the system BIOS on targeted PCs
in a network.

NOTE: To determine the ROM family and ROM date, press F10 on the target
notebook during startup to run the Setup Utility, and then view File/System
Information.

PURPOSE:
Recommended
SoftPaq NUMBER:
sp50167
SUPERSEDES:
sp49711
EFFECTIVE DATE:
August 17, 2010
CATEGORY:
BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED:
YES
PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Notebooks
HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S):
Compaq 320 Notebook PC
Compaq 321 Notebook PC
Compaq 420 Notebook PC
Compaq 421 Notebook PC
Compaq 620 Notebook PC
Compaq 621 Notebook PC
HP 420 Notebook PC
HP 620 Notebook PC
OPERATING SYSTEM(S):
FreeDOS
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 32 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 Vista Home Basic 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
RedFlag Linux
SuSE Linux
LANGUAGE(S):
Global
ENHANCEMENTS:
- Updates the VBIOS to add support for a new ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Graphics Chip.
PREREQUISITES:
- HP System Software Manager (SSM) is required if using SSM to update the BIOS.

HOW TO USE:
1. Download the file by clicking the "Download" or "Obtain Software" button and
saving the file to a folder on your hard drive (make a note of the folder where
the downloaded file is saved).

2. Depending on the desired update method, complete either of the following
actions:

a. To update the BIOS using HPQFlash or to create a bootable disk-on-key,
double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.

OR

b. To use HP System Software Manager (SSM) to update the BIOS on notebooks in a
network, copy the downloaded file to the file store, and then run the SSM
software.


Copyright (c) 2010 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Version:F.20 (12 Dec 2011)
Enhancements
- Provides improved security for the BIOS flashing process. NOTE: After this BIOS update has been installed, prior BIOS versions cannot be installed.

Version:F.0A (24 Feb 2011)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue in the F10 BIOS Setup menu regarding changing the language to Japanese.

Version:F.09 (19 Jan 2011)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue where the display panel (LCD) emits white noise after powering the notebook on.

Version:F.08 (14 Dec 2010)
Enhancements
- Adds support for the Intel Xeon and Intel Core 2 Processors. - Adds support for the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v DDR3 VRAM and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 DDR3 VRAM Graphics Cards.

Version:F.05 (17 Aug 2010)
Enhancements
- Updates the VBIOS to add support for a new ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 Graphics Chip.

Version:F.04 (21 Jul 2010)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue, which occurs when the notebook is in DOS mode, where the background on an external monitor becomes so bright that the text cannot be read. - Fixes an issue where the notebook stops responding (hangs) and the network connection fails when performing a preboot execution environment (PXE) boot if the wireless LAN is enabled.
Enhancements
- Adds support for the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 Graphics Solution. - Adds support for the Realtek Gigabit Ethernet Module. - Adds support for Broadcom and Ralink combination wireless local area network (WLAN)/Bluetooth (BT) cards.

Version:F.00 (25 Feb 2010)
Enhancements
- Provides the initial BIOS release for the supported notebook models.


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Type: BIOS
Version: F.05(17 Aug 2010)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Linux
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)

Description

This package creates files that contain an image of the System BIOS (ROM) for supported notebook models with a 68PVI Family ROM. This package is used to flash the System ROM on supported notebooks that are running a supported operating system. This package includes the following methods for updating the BIOS version: - Use the HPQFlash Utility to update the BIOS directly in a Microsoft Windows Operating System environment. - Create a bootable USB key to update the system BIOS. - Use HP System Software Manager (SSM) to update the system BIOS on targeted PCs in a network. NOTE: To determine the ROM family and ROM date, press F10 on the target notebook during startup to run the Setup Utility, and then view File/System Information.

Enhancements

- Updates the VBIOS to add support for a new ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 Graphics Chip.

Installation Instructions

1. Download the file by clicking the "Download" or "Obtain Software" button and saving the file to a folder on your hard drive (make a note of the folder where the downloaded file is saved).

2. Depending on the desired update method, complete either of the following actions:

a. To update the BIOS using HPQFlash or to create a bootable disk-on-key, double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.

OR

b. To use HP System Software Manager (SSM) to update the BIOS on notebooks in a network, copy the downloaded file to the file store, and then run the SSM software.

System Requirements

Operating Systems
FreeDOS
RedFlag Linux
SuSE Linux
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 Home Premium 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Edition



Prerequisites
- HP System Software Manager (SSM) is required if using SSM to update the BIOS.


Release Notes

TITLE:
HP Notebook System BIOS Update (ROM Family 68PVI)
VERSION:
F.05
DESCRIPTION:

This package creates files that contain an image of the System BIOS (ROM) for
supported notebook models with a 68PVI Family ROM. This package is used to flash
the System ROM on supported notebooks that are running a supported operating
system.

This package includes the following methods for updating the BIOS version:

- Use the HPQFlash Utility to update the BIOS directly in a Microsoft Windows
Operating System environment.
- Create a bootable USB key to update the system BIOS.
- Use HP System Software Manager (SSM) to update the system BIOS on targeted PCs
in a network.

NOTE: To determine the ROM family and ROM date, press F10 on the target
notebook during startup to run the Setup Utility, and then view File/System
Information.

PURPOSE:
Recommended
SoftPaq NUMBER:
sp50167
SUPERSEDES:
sp49711
EFFECTIVE DATE:
August 17, 2010
CATEGORY:
BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED:
YES
PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Notebooks
HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S):
Compaq 320 Notebook PC
Compaq 321 Notebook PC
Compaq 420 Notebook PC
Compaq 421 Notebook PC
Compaq 620 Notebook PC
Compaq 621 Notebook PC
HP 420 Notebook PC
HP 620 Notebook PC
OPERATING SYSTEM(S):
FreeDOS
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 32 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 Vista Home Basic 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
RedFlag Linux
SuSE Linux
LANGUAGE(S):
Global
ENHANCEMENTS:
- Updates the VBIOS to add support for a new ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Graphics Chip.
PREREQUISITES:
- HP System Software Manager (SSM) is required if using SSM to update the BIOS.

HOW TO USE:
1. Download the file by clicking the "Download" or "Obtain Software" button and
saving the file to a folder on your hard drive (make a note of the folder where
the downloaded file is saved).

2. Depending on the desired update method, complete either of the following
actions:

a. To update the BIOS using HPQFlash or to create a bootable disk-on-key,
double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.

OR

b. To use HP System Software Manager (SSM) to update the BIOS on notebooks in a
network, copy the downloaded file to the file store, and then run the SSM
software.


Copyright (c) 2010 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Revision History

Version:F.20 (12 Dec 2011)
Enhancements
- Provides improved security for the BIOS flashing process. NOTE: After this BIOS update has been installed, prior BIOS versions cannot be installed.

Version:F.0A (24 Feb 2011)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue in the F10 BIOS Setup menu regarding changing the language to Japanese.

Version:F.09 (19 Jan 2011)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue where the display panel (LCD) emits white noise after powering the notebook on.

Version:F.08 (14 Dec 2010)
Enhancements
- Adds support for the Intel Xeon and Intel Core 2 Processors. - Adds support for the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 530v DDR3 VRAM and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 DDR3 VRAM Graphics Cards.

Version:F.05 (17 Aug 2010)
Enhancements
- Updates the VBIOS to add support for a new ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 Graphics Chip.

Version:F.04 (21 Jul 2010)
Fixes
- Fixes an issue, which occurs when the notebook is in DOS mode, where the background on an external monitor becomes so bright that the text cannot be read. - Fixes an issue where the notebook stops responding (hangs) and the network connection fails when performing a preboot execution environment (PXE) boot if the wireless LAN is enabled.
Enhancements
- Adds support for the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 Graphics Solution. - Adds support for the Realtek Gigabit Ethernet Module. - Adds support for Broadcom and Ralink combination wireless local area network (WLAN)/Bluetooth (BT) cards.

Version:F.00 (25 Feb 2010)
Enhancements
- Provides the initial BIOS release for the supported notebook models.