Alternatively, the user or administrator can use a Preboot eXecution Environment
(PXE) to boot to a PXE server, such as Altiris. The Flashbin utility can be executed in
the PXE DOS-like environment to perform the BIOS upgrade.
What are the steps necessary to execute the HPQFlash
The HPQFlash application is executed in the Windows environment by selecting the
HPQFlash.exe file. The initial HPQFlash application window will be presented as
follows reminding the user that additional applications should be closed before
The user must have administrative privilege on the PC to proceed with the BIOS
update. Otherwise, the application will respond with a warning message and exit
without updating the BIOS image. If the PC has an administrative or setup
password configured, HPQFlash will require the user to enter the setup password
before the BIOS can be successfully updated.