Windows 10: Bios update help newbie

  1.    30 Apr 2016 #1

    Bios update help newbie

    hi new here and have just checked my bios and i believe it is out dated here is the current version

    BIOS Version/Date AMI 8.15, 05/02/2013

    and on the hp website it comes up with two opptions

    this one

    HP Compaq Consumer Desktop PC BIOS Update (ROM Family 2ADA)
    8.20 Rev.A 3.7 MB Jan 7, 2016

    and this one

    HP Consumer Desktop PC BIOS Update (ROM Family 2ADA)
    8.17 Rev. A 4.2 MB Jan 7, 2016

    am not to sure which one to download and install and dont want to brick my machine

    i am running windows 10 but cant find an option for windows 10 on there support page

    here is the link [hp web site and computer model](HP Software and Driver Downloads for HP Printers, Laptops, Desktops and More | HP® Customer Support
    the hp website any help would be great thanks in advance.
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  2.    30 Apr 2016 #2

    In general a BIOS update would only be done if the update specifically addresses a problem you are having. It should not be done just because there is a newer version available. A failed BIOS update, which can happen even if you do everything right, can mean an unbootable computer. In some cases the only recovery is physical replacement of the BIOS chip by a trained technician. Such problems are not common but they do happen
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  3.    30 Apr 2016 #3

    thanks will leave it as is
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  4.    01 May 2016 #4

    Just to answer the question, you would install the version 8.20 BIOS. That is the newest one.

    But I agree - if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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