Once we select ‘Update BIOS from Drive’ we will then see a list of connected FAT32 drives, so unless you have several USB thumb drives connected, (or you’re one or more of your hard drives are formatted in the now outdates FAT32 format system), the drive that appears here will be the USB thumb drive with your new BIOS on it. You’ll then see all a list of applicable BIOS files on the drive.
Note: if you have several BIOS versions on the drive, these will all be shown, so select the new BIOS file, which in the example above would be X79UD3. Once you have selected the new BIOS file, press Enter.
For older models that use Hpq the contents should look like this: And for newer models that use the contents should look like this: Once this has been completed, create a package for each BIOS update without a program and distribute them to your DP’s.
Now add some update BIOS steps to your Task Sequence.
Now, with our USB thumb drive connected, we can reboot the PC.
As the PC restarts and enters POST, press the ‘End’ key on you keyboard.
I’ve focused on HP however the solution I have implemented would work for any vendor, just adjust to suit the utility they offer. If you are enabling Bit Locker as part of your Task Sequence then you should already been using the HP Bios Config Utility to enable your TPM and set your BIOS settings using something like Bios Config /Set: TPMEnable.Moving forwards this was going to be an issue as we are looking to upgrade our entire business to Windows 10 CBB later in the year.I definitely did not want to be in a position where we were manually updating BIOS versions.Q Flash updating is preferred simply because it doesn’t rely on a stable OS environment to ensure safe BIOS updating, i.e. The first thing you should do is visit the GIGABYTE website to find the latest BIOS version for your motherboard.Each BIOS version is preceded with the letter F followed by a number.