How to Update the BIOS on an HP 6930P Laptop PC

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HP's EliteBook 6930p notebook PC is a business-class laptop that comes with Windows Vista. Like most laptops, HP releases updated BIOS files for the 6930p. BIOS updates fix hardware bugs and sometimes add support for new hardware. A computer's BIOS is the program that runs before Windows when the computer boots, initializing the computer's hardware and performing basic system checking. HP provides a downloadable tool for updating your HP 6930p laptop's BIOS.

  • Open the HP EliteBook 6930p downloads web page (see Resources).

  • Click your operating system in the list.

  • Click "BIOS."

  • Click the "Download" button to the right of "HPQFlash for HP Notebook System BIOS -- Microsoft Windows Based."

  • Download the file by clicking "Save" in your Web browser.

  • Double-click the downloaded .exe file on your computer.

  • Click "Yes" if the user account control prompt appears.

  • Click "Next" twice.

  • Follow the HP BIOS update program's instructions on your screen.

  • Restart your computer when prompted by clicking "Start," hovering the mouse over the arrow at the bottom-right corner of the Start menu and clicking "Restart."

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