TITLE: HP Notebook System BIOS Update

VERSION: F.50 REV: A PASS: 1
DESCRIPTION:
This package creates files that contain an image of the System BIOS (ROM) for
the supported notebook models in the 68SVD ROM family. This package is used to
flash the System ROM on a supported notebook.

This package includes several methods for updating the BIOS version as follows:

- 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 System Software Manager (SSM) to update the system BIOS on PCs in a
network.

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

NOTE: Due to security changes, after this BIOS update is installed, previous
BIOS versions cannot be reinstalled.

PURPOSE: Critical
SOFTPAQ FILE NAME: sp68041.exe
SOFTPAQ MD5: 47d231e0e0b61062495dc6db83ca9759
SUPERSEDES: sp62677
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 09, 2014
CATEGORY: BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED: Yes

PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Notebooks

HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP EliteBook 8560w Mobile Workstation

OPERATING SYSTEM(S):
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 64 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 7 Ultimate 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 8 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 8 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 8 Chinese Market 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 8 Chinese Market 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 8 Emerging Markets 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 8 Emerging Markets 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 8 Enterprise 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 8 Multi-Language 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 8 Multi-Language 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows 8 Professional 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows 8.1 32 Bit
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Starter 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

LANGUAGE(S): Global

ENHANCEMENTS:
- Provides improved security for UEFI EDK2. HP strongly recommends transitioning
promptly to this updated BIOS version.

NOTE: Due to security changes, after this BIOS update is installed, previous
BIOS versions cannot be reinstalled.

PREREQUISITES:


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
steps:

a. To update the BIOS using HPQFlash 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.


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