Your system BIOS, or basic input output system, is responsible for checking your HP Pavilion's hardware and booting the operating system . As your BIOS ages and you upgrade your system with new software and hardware, your system may experience incompatibility issues. Flashing, or updating, your BIOS can often repair these issues and keep your computer functional.
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Visit the HP software and driver download website (see Resources). Click the "+" symbol next to "BIOS" to expand the available updates. Click "Download" next to "WinFlash for HP Notebook System BIOS." Save the file to your desktop when prompted.
Double-click the downloaded executable to run the BIOS update utility.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the BIOS flashing process. Allow the self-installer to scan for your current BIOS setting to determine if the update is needed.
Allow the BIOS update self-installer to restart your computer. The BIOS is flashed during the boot procedure without user intervention.
Tips and warnings
- Backup your data before flashing your BIOS.
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