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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION- PRODUCT CHANGE NOTIFICATION

Document ID: c03793498

Version: 1

NOTEBOOK - System BIOS Update F.41 for 2570p

Release date : 10-Jun-2013

Last updated : 10-Jun-2013

DETAILS OF CHANGE
  • Corrected a potential issue where the computer would boot and hang in a blank screen.
  • Corrected a potential issue where the user would be unable to make F10 (BIOS) Setup changes.
  • Updated to the latest Intel Microcode Patch P24.
  • Updated to the new Intel GOP driver version 3.0.1026.
  • Added independent enable/disable support for GPS and WWAN devices under the F10 (BIOS) Setup System Configuration > Built-in Devices menu and through the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) interface.
  • Fixed an issue where the computer would not continue on normal boot with IPV6 boot and IVP4 boot when disabled under the F10 (BIOS) Setup System Configuration > Boot Options menu.
  • Fixed an issue where the computer could hang with a blank screen if the panel was closed while the computer was being booted to the operating system.
  • Fixed an issue where the right alt and right ctrl keys from a USB keyboard would not work properly in the preboot operating system environment.
  • Fixed an issue where, while in MS-DOS or in the preboot environment, the shift key or ctrl key would behave as if they were being continuously pressed after being pressed only once.
  • Corrected a seamless boot Windows 8 certification requirement.
  • Added support to force WWAN card re-enumeration when the user restores the F10 (BIOS) Setup defaults.
  • Added a warning message explaining the risks of disabling SMC support.
  • Fixed an intermittent issue where some batteries may fail to charge if they have previously discharged for long periods of time.
  • Fixed an issue where the vendor name for the ADATA memory module was incorrectly reported in the F10 (BIOS) Setup.
  • Fixed an issue where the computer could not boot from an external USB 3.0 Verbatim hard drive.
  • Fixed an issue where the computer displays the HP logo for an additional 30 seconds after the modem device is disabled in F10 (BIOS) Setup.

SUPPORT URL
Go to the HP Software and Drivers page.
REASON FOR CHANGE
Quarterly refresh for the factory and Web release.
IMPACT OF CHANGE
After upgrading to this BIOS version, you will not be able to downgrade to versions older than F.30, if the Secure Boot option has been enabled in F10 (BIOS) Setup.
If upgrading to this BIOS from a version older than F.30, it is recommended that the user enter the F10 (BIOS) Setup and restore defaults after backing up existing F10 (BIOS) Setup settings. For information on restoring F10 (BIOS) Setup settings, see HP Business Notebooks - How to Replicate BIOS Settings on HP Business Notebooks.
Users will have the capability to enable/disable the GPS and WWAN card independently from the F10 (BIOS) Setup and from the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) interface, however, disabling the GPS under the F10 (BIOS) Setup does not have any impact in the Windows 8 operating system.
Components affected:
HP EliteBook 2570p Notebook PC

DATE OF CHANGE

Effective date : 21-May-2013

Hardware platforms affected : HP EliteBook 2570p Notebook PC

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