Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Where do I update my BIOS?

18 Mar 2011   #11

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Where did you get your copy of windows from?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Mar 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I don't usually recommend this, but I'd suggest taking your computer to a repair shop and having them look at it, or calling HP if it is still under warranty. Updating the BIOS likely won't solve any of these issues, and based on your questioning, I'd be worried that you'd do some permanent damage to the system.

The exact model number is on the bottom of the laptop, but you also should know this from your documentation from the purchase of the laptop.

If the system doesn't power on right away or each time you try, that is usually a sign of a failing motherboard.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Mar 2011   #13

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

How old is this laptop? What kind of shape is the battery in? If the battery is dead or quits in a short period of time, try booting up the laptop with it removed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Mar 2011   #14


The missing co-processor is a known issue solved by installing the full chipset download from the HP Support Downloads webpage for your model computer. Download it to desktop, extract the files, then rightclick the .exe file to Run As Administrator.

If this isn't sufficient, use the scanner on the Nvidia Drivers download webpage which will tell you what chipset you have and provide the latest driver.

Work through these troubleshooting steps to make sure you have everything covered.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Where do I update my BIOS?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to Update my BIOS?
Hello! Since last week I have a problem with my USB port.... In short my laptop (ACER ASPIRE 5738G, running W7 Ultimate 32bit as OS) no longer manages to detect both an USB drive and an external HD of mine. Both devices are pretty old but work perfectly on another older PC of mine running...
Hardware & Devices
Problems with Nvidia gpu post BIOS system BIOS update.
Hello all, this is my first time posting here so please forgive any mistakes/oversights. I've just updated my Samsung laptop's system BIOS via their software update program, and my Nvidia GPU (GT 650m DDR3) no longer seems to work. The Nvidia control panel is still there, and it still gives me...
Graphic Cards
BIOS Update -
Hi, I have this motherboard: ASUSTeK M2V (Socket AM2) It's running an old BIOS version (from 2006) and I want to update it as there were several new versions released and they fix important issues. However, no BIOS updates were performed on it According to this link >> Official site for...
Hardware & Devices
BIOS Update
I'm one that tries to stay far away from flashing the BIOS unless there is a very compelling reason to do so, but browsing the download page for my MB, I noticed that they had released a new BIOS update in November to update my MB from AM3 to AM3+. Since I have no plans to buy a Bulldozer, is...
Just used @BIOS to update my BIOS, it failed at 50%
Now I don't want to shut down or restart my computer because I fear it won't boot up. This is awful. Is there anything I can do to restore my BIOS whilst my computer still works? :(
Windows Update INCLUDES Motherboard Drivers and BIOS Update on M2A-VM?
Hi Guys, I have a REAL newbie question. Ive tried reading a bunch of tutorials, but theyre a little over my head. I think my question is pretty basic, but after a couple hours research, hopefully someone here would be kind enough to help. I have an M2A-VM motherboard and my system keeps...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:04.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App