Computer Setup—Main (continued)
Update System BIOS
Change Date and Time
Save Custom Defaults
Apply Custom Defaults
Chapter 5 Computer Setup (F10) Utility
Hardware subsystem tests
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Lets you update the system BIOS from www.hp.com or another network server, from a removable USB
drive, or from a file located on the hard drive.
Displays current BIOS version information.
'Check HP.com for BIOS Updates' or 'Check the Network for BIOS Updates'
The string that appears here depends on the setting in 'BIOS Update Preferences'. This selection
checks for the latest BIOS release revision on the netowrk and lets you choose whether to download
the BIOS image and update the computer.
If MS Windows ® BitLocker Drive Encryption (BDE) is enabled, you must suspend BDE
temporarily before flashed. Be sure to obtain the BDE recovery password or recovery PIN before
suspending BDE. You can enable BDE after updating the BIOS.
BIOS Rollback Policy
Lets you select whether a minimum BIOS version can be allocated. If 'Restricted rollback to older
BIOS' is selected, 'Minimum BIOS version' becomes active. Select to enter the minimum BIOS version
that can be rolled back to.
Unrestricted rollback to older BIOS
Restricted rollback to older BIOS
Allow BIOS updates using a network
BIOS Update Preferences
Allows the administrator to select the source of network updates (www.hp.com or another network
server) and allows configuration of a periodic check for updates, including policies for:
Check for updates and prompt the user to accept or reject the update at that time
Check for updates and install all new versions
Check for updates and install only new versions marked important
Network Configuration Settings
Allows you to set system time and date.
Lets you set the following values:
Asset Tracking Number
Backup current settings to USB device
Saves system configuration to a formatted USB flash media device.
Restore current settings from USB device
Restores system configuration from a USB flash media device.
Saves the current system configuration settings as the custom default set.
Applies the custom default settings to the computer after rebooting. Does not apply to options in the