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Windows 7: Upgrading BIOS quick question

28 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Upgrading BIOS quick question

Hi all,

I have an old HP G6000 laptop that I have wiped, put XP on and replaced the faulty Wifi card inside it.

The laptop is not detecting the card, not even as an unknown device in device manager and I was wondering if updating the BIOS would help?

The problem is, the HP site only lists BIS upgrades for Vista and I was wondering if I could upgrade the BIOS using the Vista upgrade or do I need to use an XP one?


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28 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I'd check the BIOS to see if something didn't reset or become disabled, first off.
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28 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

How do I check that exactly?
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28 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1

Check the manual. On many systems when the PC first boots it will display the key to press to enter the BIOS.

I would only use a BIOS update if HP endorse it for your specific PC and Operating system and you have a good reason to believe it will solve the problem. I would be exploring updating the driver for the new card first.
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28 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16

Is that the correct name of your laptop ? Only these 2 come up when doing a search.
In my opinion updating a BIOS is not OS specific. If you found a driver for Vista 32 bit it wouldn`t hurt to try it.
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28 Jan 2012   #6

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

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