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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION- CUSTOMER ADVISORY

Document ID: c07009542

Version: 1

HP Commercial Notebook PCs, HP Commercial Desktops, HP Mobile and Desktop Workstations - Systems BIOS Updates Will Use Windows Updates

Notice:: The information in this document, including products and software versions, is current as of the release date.The document is subject to change without notice.

Release date : 29-Jan-2021

Last updated : 29-Jan-2021

DESCRIPTION
ON HOLD:
The process for releasing firmware or BIOS updates through Microsoft WU has been delayed. During the course of pre-flight testing on multiple platforms, HP identified an issue with updates through WU on test systems. HP Development teams are working with Microsoft to identify and deploy a resolution. A new launch date will be sent to HP TC‘s and Sales community (by updating the HP Whitepaper and Customer Advisory messages) when the resolution has been found.
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This bulletin is intended to (re)notify and remind HP employees and our customer base of HP’s intent to begin releasing system firmware through the Microsoft Windows Update process.
A previously released Whitepaper was circulated by HP (in July 2020) to inform HP Support Teams and end-users about the detailed strategy, roll-out, platforms and attributes of this new update methodology.
Benefits of Firmware/BIOS Updates through Windows
Many personal computers rely on Microsoft Windows Updates (‘WU’) to receive OS updates, performance enhancements, security updates and bug fixes. Previously, the updates for the operating system and BIOS/Firmware were not a shared update process – they required separate update events, creating additional down time. By adopting the Automatic BIOS Update through Windows, users can leverage a single event to update a Microsoft operating system, BIOS, and firmware, creating a simple, single motion to update the endpoint PC.
How does it work?
To update system firmware and or BIOS, Microsoft Windows will leverage a tool called UEFI Capsule. The UEFI Capsule can pass data during runtime (in the OS) ‘down’ to the UEFI BIOS. The UEFI capsules are provided to Microsoft by HP, HP-partners, and hardware vendors. The result is firmware updates are received the same way OS and driver updates are delivered and received on endpoint PC’s. HP will target WU with Windows 10, Version v1809(RS5) and later OS versions.
Who would not want to use Automatic BIOS Update through Windows?
If your environment requires a BIOS update to be qualified before rolling out to a fleet of PC’s or, the fleet requires the BIOS to be locked to a specific version, HP offers a BIOS setting (‘Lock BIOS Version’) to prevent automatic BIOS updates. These BIOS settings can be remotely managed, using HP Client Management Script Library (leveraging PowerShell modules).
When will the Automatic Updates begin?
HP plans Windows Automatic updates to begin on select HP platforms in February of 2021. Automatic updates will roll out on additional supported platforms end-of-March 2021.
Initial Platforms that will leverage Automatic BIOS Update through Windows
Year
Notebook/Desktop
Series
HP BIOS
Family
Marketing Name
2021
NB
400
T70
HP ProBook 430 G8 Notebook PC
HP ProBook 440 G8 Notebook PC
HP ProBook 450 G8 Notebook PC
2020
NB
Education
S95
HP ProBook x360 11 G5 Education Edition
2020
NB
1000
S93
HP EliteBook x360 1040 G7 Notebook PC
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G7 Notebook PC
2020
NB
400
S79
HP ProBook 445 G6 Notebook PC
HP ProBook 455 G6 Notebook PC
2019
DT
800
R11
HP EliteOne 800 G5 AIO
2019
NB
700
R74
HP EliteBook 745 G6 Notebook PC
HP EliteBook 735 G6 Notebook PC
2019
NB
600
R72
HP ProBook 650 G5 Notebook PC
HP ProBook 640 G5 Notebook PC
2019
NB
1000
R93
HP Elite Dragonfly Notebook PC
2018
DT
1000
Q10
HP EliteOne 1000 G2 AIO
2018
NB
1000
Q90
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 Notebook PC
2017
NB
700
Q81
HP EliteBook 745 G5 Notebook PC
HP EliteBook 735 G5 Notebook PC
2017
NB
mWS
Q70
HP ZBook 17 G5 Mobile Workstation
HP ZBook 15 G5 Mobile Workstation
More detailed information can be found here.
The HP Commercial Systems Automatic BIOS Update Through Windows Whitepaper can provide additional information on the following topics
  • List of HP Platforms eligible to enable or disable Automatic BIOS updates through Windows
  • Additional details how UEFI capsule works
  • OS version support
  • BIOS settings – BIOS version lock settings (locally and managed)
  • BitLocker recovery key – how to configure settings
  • HP Client Management Script Library examples – how to remotely manage settings to enable or disable Automatic updates
  • Other FAQ’s
Microsoft Docs can also provide additional information on the Windows UEFI firmware update platform.
Additional information for HP Partners and Customers is available by joining the Windows Insiders Program. HP encourages participation in this community of millions of users, to gain previews of upcoming updates that will be delivered by Microsoft.
Additional information from Microsoft
  1. 07-Jul-2020, http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c06696094 HP Commercial Systems Automatic BIOS Update Through Windows Update Whitepaper
© Copyright 2021 HP Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

SCOPE
The information in this document applies to the following:
Computers:
  • HP Elite Dragonfly Notebook PC
  • HP Elite x2 1013 G3
  • HP Elite x2 G4
  • HP EliteBook 1050 G1 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook 735 G5 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook 735 G6 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook 745 G5 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook 745 G6 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook 755 G5 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook 830 G5 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook 830 G6 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook 836 G5 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook 840 G5 Healthcare Edition Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook 840 G5 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook 840 G6 Healthcare Edition Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook 840 G6 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook 840r G4 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook 846 G5 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook 846r G4 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook 850 G5 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook 850 G6 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook x360 1040 G6 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook x360 830 G5 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook x360 830 G6 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteDesk 705 G4 Microtower PC
  • HP EliteDesk 705 G4 Microtower PC
  • HP EliteDesk 705 G4 Small Form Factor PC
  • HP EliteDesk 705 G4 Workstation Edition
  • HP EliteDesk 705 G5 Desktop Mini PC
  • HP EliteDesk 705 G5 Small Form Factor PC
  • HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Small Form Factor PC
  • HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Tower PC
  • HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Workstation Edition
  • HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini PC
  • HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Small Form Factor PC
  • HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Tower PC
  • HP EliteOne 1000 G2 23.8-in All-in-One Business PC
  • HP EliteOne 1000 G2 23.8-in Touch All-in-One Business PC
  • HP EliteOne 1000 G2 27-in 4K UHD All-in-One Business PC
  • HP EliteOne 1000 G2 34-in Curved All-in-One Business PC
  • HP EliteOne 800 G4 23.8-in Healthcare Edition All-in-One Business PC
  • HP EliteOne 800 G4 23.8-inch Non-Touch All-in-One PC
  • HP EliteOne 800 G4 23.8-inch Non-Touch GPU All-in-One PC
  • HP EliteOne 800 G4 23.8-inch Touch All-in-One PC
  • HP EliteOne 800 G4 23.8-inch Touch GPU All-in-One PC
  • HP EliteOne 800 G5 23.8-inch All-in-One
  • HP Engage Flex Pro Retail System
  • HP Engage Flex Pro-C Retail System
  • HP Engage Go Mobile System
  • HP MP9 G4 Retail System
  • HP mt21 Mobile Thin Client series
  • HP mt31 Mobile Thin Client
  • HP mt44 Mobile Thin Client
  • HP mt45 Mobile Thin Client
  • HP ProBook 430 G5 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 430 G6 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 430 G7 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 440 G5 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 440 G6 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 440 G7 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 445 G6 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 445R G6 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 450 G5 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 450 G6 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 450 G7 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 455 G6 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 455R G6 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 640 G4 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 640 G5 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 645 G4 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 650 G4 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 650 G5 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook x360 11 G3 EE Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook x360 11 G4 EE Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook x360 11 G5 EE Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook x360 11 G6 EE Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook x360 440 G1 Notebook PC
  • HP ProDesk 400 G4 Desktop Mini PC
  • HP ProDesk 400 G4 Microtower PC
  • HP ProDesk 400 G4 Small Form Factor PC
  • HP ProDesk 400 G5 Desktop Mini PC
  • HP ProDesk 400 G5 Microtower PC
  • HP ProDesk 400 G5 Small Form Factor PC
  • HP ProDesk 400 G6 Desktop Mini PC
  • HP ProDesk 400 G6 Microtower PC
  • HP ProDesk 400 G6 Small Form Factor PC
  • HP ProDesk 405 G4 Desktop Mini PC
  • HP ProDesk 405 G4 Small Form Factor PC (Spock2)
  • HP ProDesk 480 G5 Microtower PC
  • HP ProDesk 480 G6 Microtower PC
  • HP ProDesk 600 G4 Desktop Mini PC
  • HP ProDesk 600 G4 Microtower PC (with PCI slot)
  • HP ProDesk 600 G4 Small Form Factor PC
  • HP ProDesk 600 G5 Desktop Mini PC
  • HP ProDesk 600 G5 Microtower PC
  • HP ProDesk 600 G5 Microtower PC (with PCI slot)
  • HP ProDesk 600 G5 Small Form Factor PC
  • HP ProDesk 680 G4 Microtower PC
  • HP ProDesk 680 G4 Microtower PC (with PCI slot)
  • HP ProOne 400 G4 20-inch Non-Touch All-in-One Business PC
  • HP ProOne 400 G4 23.8-inch Non-Touch All-in-One Business PC
  • HP ProOne 400 G5 20-inch All-in-One Business PC
  • HP ProOne 400 G5 23.8-inch All-in-One Business PC
  • HP ProOne 400 G6 20 All-in-One PC
  • HP ProOne 400 G6 24 All-in-One PC
  • HP ProOne 440 G5 23.8-in All-in-One Business PC
  • HP ProOne 600 G4 21.5-inch FHD Non-Touch JPN All-in-One Business PC
  • HP ProOne 600 G4 21.5-inch Non-Touch All-in-One Business PC
  • HP ProOne 600 G4 21.5-inch Touch All-in-One Business PC
  • HP ProOne 600 G5 21.5-in All-in-One Business PC
  • HP ZBook 14u G5 Mobile Workstation
  • HP ZBook 14u G6 Mobile Workstation
  • HP ZBook 15 G5 Mobile Workstation
  • HP ZBook 15 G6 Mobile Workstation
  • HP ZBook 15u G5 Mobile Workstation
  • HP ZBook 15u G6 Mobile Workstation
  • HP ZBook 17 G5 Mobile Workstation
  • HP ZBook 17 G6 Mobile Workstation
  • HP ZBook Studio G5 Mobile Workstation
  • HP ZBook Studio x360 G5 Convertible Workstation
  • HP ZHAN 66 Pro 13 G2 Notebook PC
  • HP ZHAN 66 Pro 14 G2 Notebook PC
  • HP ZHAN 66 Pro 14 G3 Notebook PC
  • HP ZHAN 66 Pro 15 G2 Notebook PC
  • HP ZHAN 66 Pro 15 G3 Notebook PC
  • HP ZHAN 66 Pro A 14 G3 Notebook PC
  • HP ZHAN 66 Pro G1 Notebook PC
  • HP ZHAN X 13 G2 Notebook PC
Operating Systems:
  • Microsoft Windows 10 20H2
  • Microsoft Windows 10 20H1 (Version 2004)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 19H2 (Version 1909)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 19H1 (Version 1903)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 RS5 (Version 1809)
RESOLUTION
See the Description section.

Hardware platforms affected : HP Elite Dragonfly Notebook PC, HP Elite x2 1013 G3, HP Elite x2 G4, HP EliteBook 1050 G1 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 735 G5 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 735 G6 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 745 G5 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 745 G6 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 755 G5 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 830 G5 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 830 G6 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 836 G5 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 840 G5 Healthcare Edition Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 840 G5 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 840 G6 Healthcare Edition Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 840 G6 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 840r G4 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 846 G5 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 846r G4 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 850 G5 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 850 G6 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook x360 1030 G4 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook x360 1040 G6 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook x360 830 G5 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook x360 830 G6 Notebook PC, HP EliteDesk 705 G4 Microtower PC, HP EliteDesk 705 G4 Small Form Factor PC, HP EliteDesk 705 G4 Workstation Edition, HP EliteDesk 705 G5 Desktop Mini PC, HP EliteDesk 705 G5 Small Form Factor PC, HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Small Form Factor PC, HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Tower PC, HP EliteDesk 800 G4 Workstation Edition, HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Desktop Mini PC, HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Small Form Factor PC, HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Tower PC, HP EliteOne 1000 G2 23.8-in All-in-One Business PC, HP EliteOne 1000 G2 23.8-in Touch All-in-One Business PC, HP EliteOne 1000 G2 27-in 4K UHD All-in-One Business PC, HP EliteOne 1000 G2 34-in Curved All-in-One Business PC, HP EliteOne 800 G4 23.8-in Healthcare Edition All-in-One Business PC, HP EliteOne 800 G4 23.8-inch Non-Touch All-in-One PC, HP EliteOne 800 G4 23.8-inch Non-Touch GPU All-in-One PC, HP EliteOne 800 G4 23.8-inch Touch All-in-One PC, HP EliteOne 800 G4 23.8-inch Touch GPU All-in-One PC, HP EliteOne 800 G5 23.8-inch All-in-One, HP Engage Flex Pro Retail System, HP Engage Flex Pro-C Retail System, HP Engage Go Mobile System, HP MP9 G4 Retail System, HP ProBook 430 G5 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 430 G6 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 430 G7 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 440 G5 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 440 G6 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 440 G7 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 445 G6 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 445R G6 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 450 G5 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 450 G6 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 450 G7 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 455 G6 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 455R G6 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 640 G4 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 640 G5 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 645 G4 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 650 G4 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 650 G5 Notebook PC, HP ProBook x360 11 G3 EE Notebook PC, HP ProBook x360 11 G4 EE Notebook PC, HP ProBook x360 11 G5 EE Notebook PC, HP ProBook x360 11 G6 EE Notebook PC, HP ProBook x360 440 G1 Notebook PC, HP ProDesk 400 G4 Desktop Mini PC, HP ProDesk 400 G4 Microtower PC, HP ProDesk 400 G4 Small Form Factor PC, HP ProDesk 400 G5 Desktop Mini PC, HP ProDesk 400 G5 Microtower PC, HP ProDesk 400 G5 Small Form Factor PC, HP ProDesk 400 G6 Desktop Mini PC, HP ProDesk 400 G6 Microtower PC, HP ProDesk 400 G6 Small Form Factor PC, HP ProDesk 405 G4 Desktop Mini PC, HP ProDesk 405 G4 Small Form Factor PC, HP ProDesk 480 G5 Microtower PC, HP ProDesk 480 G6 Microtower PC, HP ProDesk 600 G4 Desktop Mini PC, HP ProDesk 600 G4 Microtower PC (with PCI slot), HP ProDesk 600 G4 Small Form Factor PC, HP ProDesk 600 G5 Desktop Mini PC, HP ProDesk 600 G5 Microtower PC, HP ProDesk 600 G5 Microtower PC (with PCI slot), HP ProDesk 600 G5 Small Form Factor PC, HP ProDesk 680 G4 Microtower PC, HP ProDesk 680 G4 Microtower PC (with PCI slot), HP ProOne 400 G4 20-inch Non-Touch All-in-One Business PC, HP ProOne 400 G4 23.8-inch Non-Touch All-in-One Business PC, HP ProOne 400 G5 20-inch All-in-One Business PC, HP ProOne 400 G5 23.8-inch All-in-One Business PC, HP ProOne 400 G6 20 All-in-One PC, HP ProOne 400 G6 24 All-in-One PC, HP ProOne 440 G5 23.8-in All-in-One Business PC, HP ProOne 600 G4 21.5-inch FHD Non-Touch JPN All-in-One Business PC, HP ProOne 600 G4 21.5-inch Non-Touch All-in-One Business PC, HP ProOne 600 G4 21.5-inch Touch All-in-One Business PC, HP ProOne 600 G5 21.5-in All-in-One Business PC, HP ZBook 14u G5 Mobile Workstation, HP ZBook 14u G6 Mobile Workstation, HP ZBook 15 G5 Mobile Workstation, HP ZBook 15 G6 Mobile Workstation, HP ZBook 15u G5 Mobile Workstation, HP ZBook 15u G6 Mobile Workstation, HP ZBook 17 G5 Mobile Workstation, HP ZBook 17 G6 Mobile Workstation, HP ZBook Studio G5 Mobile Workstation, HP ZBook Studio x360 G5 Convertible Workstation, HP ZHAN 66 Pro 13 G2 Notebook PC, HP ZHAN 66 Pro 14 G2 Notebook PC, HP ZHAN 66 Pro 14 G3 Notebook PC, HP ZHAN 66 Pro 15 G2 Notebook PC, HP ZHAN 66 Pro 15 G3 Notebook PC, HP ZHAN 66 Pro A 14 G3 Notebook PC, HP ZHAN 66 Pro G1 Notebook PC, HP ZHAN X 13 G2 Notebook PC, HP mt21 Mobile Thin Client series, HP mt31 Mobile Thin Client, HP mt44 Mobile Thin Client, HP mt45 Mobile Thin Client

Operating systems affected : Not applicable

Software affected : Not applicable

Support Communication Cross Reference ID : IA07009542

HP Inc. shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.The information provided is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind.To the extent permitted by law, neither HP or its affiliates, subcontractors or suppliers will be liable for incidental, special or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost profits; damages relating to the procurement of substitute products or services; or damages for loss of data, or software restoration.The information in this document is subject to change without notice.HP Inc. and the names of HP products referenced herein are trademarks of HP Inc. in the United States and other countries.Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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