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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION- PRODUCT CHANGE NOTIFICATION

Document ID: c05864320

Version: 1

HP Dec. 2017 BIOS Refresh (for 2016 Notebook PCs)

Release date : 20-Dec-2017

Last updated : 20-Dec-2017

DETAILS OF CHANGE
Common changes for all platforms:
  • Fixed issue where Save/Restore GPT feature does not work when Fast boot is enabled.
  • Fixed issue where WMI configuring "Physical Presence Interface" setting is not working when Setup Password is configured.
  • Fixed issue where system hangs up after turn off Intel AMT in F10 and update BIOS in Non-Delay Mode.
  • Add a feature to disable all integrated audio devices when the feature byte is present.
  • Add a feature to disable all integrated microphones when the feature byte is present.
  • Add HP Thunderbolt Dock 120W/230W G2 support.
  • Add a feature for Keyboard self test.
  • Fixed issue where CPU stays in high usage when wake from LAN in Intel platforms.
  • Update Realtek PXE to v2.12 and UEFI driver to v2.021.
  • Fixed issue where press Fn+F3 or Fn+F4 will work as press ECS key to exit F10 setup menu.
  • Fixed issue where system unexpected wake up from S3/S4/S5 after unplug then plug USB-C Dock.
  • Updates the CPU microcode for Intel 6th generation processors (Sky Lake) to 0xC2, and 7th generation processors (Kaby Lake) to 0x80.
  • Improved security of UEFI code and variables in Intel platforms. HP strongly recommends promptly transitioning to these updated BIOS versions which supersede all previous releases.
note:
Due to the security changes in this release, attempts to install older BIOS versions will require the user to be physically present to accept the older version.
HP EliteBook 1040 G4 System BIOS has the following enhancements added:
  • Add a feature to allow IT admin to control HP Sure View using BIOS Configuration Utility or F10 setup menu.
  • Add HP Alt mode and out-of-band WoL/HBMA feature.
  • Add a feature to wake from Standby (S3) by using the internal keyboard or clickpad.
  • Add a F10 option that requires BIOS PW when change Thunderbolt Security Level to provide more secure docking experience.
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 System BIOS has the following enhancements added:
  • Add a feature to allow IT admin to control HP Sure View using BIOS Configuration Utility or F10 setup menu.
  • Fixed issue where system still provide 0.9 Amp in S4/S5 when current battery level drops below the value of Disable Charging Port in sleep/off if battery below (%) in F10.
  • Fixed issue where "Fast Charge" option lost in F10 setup menu after update BIOS 01.09.
  • Fixed issue where cursor lag in a few minutes after close lid and open lid.
  • Fixed issue where unexpected lag of device connected to Thunderbolt port after update BIOS to 01.09.
  • Add a F10 option that requires BIOS PW when change Thunderbolt Security Level to provide more secure docking experience.
HP EliteBook x360 1020 G2 System BIOS has the following enhancements added:
  • Add a feature to allow IT admin to control HP Sure View using BIOS Configuration Utility or F10 setup menu.
  • Optimize WiFi performance based on different device orientations.
  • Add HP Alt mode and out-of-band WoL/HBMA feature.
  • Add a F10 option that requires BIOS PW when change Thunderbolt Security Level to provide more secure docking experience.
HP Elite x2 1012 G2 Tablet System BIOS has the following enhancements added:
  • Fixed issue where "Fast Charge" option lost in F10 setup menu after update BIOS 01.02.
  • Fixed issue where unexpected lag of device connected to Thunderbolt port after update BIOS to 01.02.
  • Add a F10 option that requires BIOS PW when change Thunderbolt Security Level to provide more secure docking experience.
HP EliteBook 840/850, HP ZBook 15u G4 System BIOS has the following enhancements added: N/A
HP Pro x2 612 G2 Tablet System BIOS has the following enhancements added:
  • Add Samsung 16Gb LPDD3-1866 B die FBGA253 memory support.
HP ProBook 650/640 G3 System BIOS has the following enhancements added:
  • Fixed issue where COM port device cannot work when update to BIOS 01.08.
  • Provides Battery Safety Mode for systems subject to a Battery Safety Recall.
  • Add Wake on Lan Bypass power on Password feature.
HP ProBook x360 11 G2 System BIOS has the following enhancements added: N/A
HP ProBook 470/450/440/430 G4 System BIOS has the following enhancements added:
  • Update legacy PXE v2.00 and UEFI driver to v2.40 of onboard Realtek NIC to fix SCCM connection failure issue.
  • Add HP Alt mode and out-of-band WoL/HBMA feature.
HP EliteBook 725/745/755 G4 System BIOS has the following enhancements added:
  • Fixed issue where system unable to restart after resume from sleep mode in the Windows 8.1, or 10 installed in legacy mode.
HP mt43 Mobile Thin Client System BIOS has the following enhancements added:
  • Fixed issue where system unable to restart after resume from sleep mode in the Windows 8.1, or 10 installed in legacy mode.
HP ProBook 645/655 G3 System BIOS has the following enhancements added:
  • Fixed issue where system unable to restart after resume from sleep mode in the Windows 8.1, or 10 installed in legacy mode.
  • Provides Battery Safety Mode for systems subject to a Battery Safety Recall.
  • Add Wake on Lan Bypass power on Password feature.
HP ProBook 455 G4 System BIOS has the following enhancements added:
  • Fixed issue where system unable to restart after resume from sleep mode in the Windows 8.1, or 10 installed in legacy mode.
  • Add HP Alt mode and out-of-band WoL/HBMA feature.
HP ZBook Studio G4 Mobile Workstation System BIOS has the following enhancements added:
  • Provides Battery Safety Mode for systems subject to a Battery Safety Recall.
  • Add Wake on Lan Bypass power on Password feature.
  • Add a F10 option that requires BIOS PW when change Thunderbolt Security Level to provide more secure docking experience.
HP ZBook 15/17 G4 Mobile Workstation System BIOS has the following enhancements added:
  • Provides Battery Safety Mode for systems subject to a Battery Safety Recall.
  • Add Wake on Lan Bypass power on Password feature.
  • Add a F10 option that requires BIOS PW when change Thunderbolt Security Level to provide more secure docking experience.

COMPONENT VERSION
  • HP EliteBook 1040 G4 System BIOS 01.13
  • HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 System BIOS 01.13
  • HP EliteBook x360 1020 G2 System BIOS 01.13
  • HP Elite x2 1012 G2 Tablet System BIOS 01.13
  • HP EliteBook 840/850, HP ZBook 15u G4 System BIOS 01.13
  • HP Pro x2 612 G2 System BIOS 01.13
  • HP ProBook 650/640 G3 System BIOS 01.14
  • HP ProBook 470/450/440/430 G3 System BIOS 01.13
  • HP EliteBook 725/745/755 G4 System BIOS 01.11
  • HP mt43 Mobile Thin Client System BIOS 01.11
  • HP ProBook 645/655 G3 System BIOS 01.13
  • HP ProBook 455 G4 System BIOS 01.11
  • HP ZBook Studio G4 Mobile Workstation System BIOS 01.14
  • HP ZBook 15/17 G4 Mobile Workstation System BIOS 01.14
REASON FOR CHANGE
Regular quarterly release
IMPACT OF CHANGE
No impact of change
Components affected:
System BIOS

DATE OF CHANGE

Effective date : 09-Jan-2018

Hardware platforms affected : HP Elite x2 1012 G2 Tablet, HP EliteBook 1040 G4 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 725 G4 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 745 G4 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 755 G4 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 840 G1 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 840 G2 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 840 G3 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 840 G4 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 840 G5 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 850 G1 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 850 G2 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 850 G3 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 850 G4 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 850 G5 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook x360 1020 G2 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 Notebook PC, HP Pro x2 612 G2 Tablet, HP ProBook 430 G4 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 440 G4 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 450 G4 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 455 G4 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 470 G4 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 640 G3 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 645 G3 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 650 G3 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 655 G3 Notebook PC, HP ProBook x360 11 G2 EE Notebook PC, HP ZBook 15 G4 Mobile Workstation, HP ZBook 15u G4 Mobile Workstation, HP ZBook 17 G4 Mobile Workstation, HP ZBook Studio G4 Mobile Workstation, HP mt43 Mobile Thin Client

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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