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NOTEBOOK - System BIOS Update F.32 for 8470w, 8470p, 6470b, 8570p, 6570b

SUPPORT COMMUNICATION - PRODUCT CHANGE NOTIFICATION

Document ID: c03614652

Version: 1

NOTEBOOK - System BIOS Update F.32 for 8470w, 8470p, 6470b, 8570p, 6570b

Release Date: 2012-12-21

Last Updated: 2012-12-21


DETAILS OF CHANGE

  • Added support to always bypass the power-on password on warm boots by using the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) interface.
  • Fixed an issue where when pressing the esc key at POST would interrupt the normal boot process to the Windows operating system.
  • Combined the WWAN and GPS devices as one component in the F10 (BIOS) Setup.
  • Removed TPM power on authentication support.
  • Fixed an issue where some F10 (BIOS) Setup settings are missing from the WMI interface.
  • Updated the BIOS System Diagnostics to version 1.6.
  • Fixed an issue where some USB keyboards would not work at POST environment when attached to a docking station.
  • Updated the UEFI OROM to version RST11.5.9.1723.

REASON FOR CHANGE

To implement changes under "Details of Change."

IMPACT OF CHANGE

After upgrading to this BIOS version, the system will not be able to downgrade to versions older than F.30 if the Secure Boot option has been enabled in F10 (BIOS) Setup. After upgrading to this BIOS version, it is recommended that the user restores the defaults in F10 (BIOS) Setup.

DATE OF CHANGE

Effective Date: 2012-12-14

Hardware Platforms Affected: HP EliteBook 8470p Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 8470w Mobile Workstation, HP EliteBook 8570p Notebook PC, HP ProBook 6470b Notebook PC, HP ProBook 6570b Notebook PC
Components Affected: HP EliteBook 8470w Mobile Workstation, HP EliteBook 8470p Notebook PC, HP ProBook 6470b Notebook PCC, HP EliteBook 8570p Notebook PC, and HP ProBook 6570b Notebook PC
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