Firmware option not in device manager

Singh1

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O dont know why but I never noticed that my device manager does not have firmware. I have a HP pavilion notebook 15 n220nr I wanted to update my bios using the firmware option this really weird and it turns out nobody on the internet is having this issue I hope some one can help thank you in advance
 

Singh1

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It depends on what you mean by "firmware option"
BIOS itself is firmware, for example BIOS is not a driver or hardware.
You know how there is option in your device manager that says firmware I dont have that option so pretty much I just want to get the firmware tab or whatever you want to call it into my device manager thanks for reaching out tho
 
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You know how there is option in your device manager that says firmware I dont have that option so pretty much I just want to get the firmware tab or whatever you want to call it into my device manager thanks for reaching out tho
I never heard of or seen that option
And you definitely do not update BIOS via device manager.

Somebody must have sold you a joke.

You need to follow motherboard manufacturer manual to update BIOS, some motherboards require flashing from USB, others provide executable. it depends.
 

Singh1

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I never heard of or seen that option
And you definitely do not update BIOS via device manager.

Somebody must have sold you a joke.

You need to follow motherboard manufacturer manual to update BIOS, some motherboards require flashing from USB, others provide executable. it depends.
https://support.hp.com/ca-en/document/c00042629 can you explain to me why my laptops manufacturer tells me I can update my bios from device manager
 
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I have just check in my device manager, and according to device manager I'm running "Microsoft" Firmware.
This can't be true, no clue what "firmware" means here.

In any case if you want to see "firmware" node,
in device manager click on "View" menu and then "Show hidden devices"
 

flavallee

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singh1:

The support site for the HP Pavilion 15-n220nr Notebook PC has a BIOS update and a firmware update.

bios.JPG firmware.JPG
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The BIOS update is for the BIOS software in that laptop.
The firmware update is for the hard disk drive in that laptop.

There's no reason to update them, unless they address and fix issues in that laptop.
If you make a mistake while updating them, you will likely be left with a non-working laptop.

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Singh1

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singh1:

The support site for the HP Pavilion 15-n220nr Notebook PC has a BIOS update and a firmware update.

View attachment 278734 View attachment 278735
(click each image to enlarge and view)

The BIOS update is for the BIOS software in that laptop.
The firmware update is for the hard disk drive in that laptop.

There's no reason to update them, unless they address and fix issues in that laptop.
If you make a mistake while updating them, you will likely be left with a non-working laptop.

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Thanks for telling me now I can live my life and I think the issue is my windows update I am currently running 1903 just about to update it thanks for the help
 

flavallee

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According to its support site, that laptop originally came with Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Based on what you said, I'm going to assume it's running
Windows 10 Home Version 1903 Build 18362 64-bit

There are 2 bi-annual updates for it:
Version 1909 Build 18363
Version 2004 Build 19041


You didn't say which method you're going to use to update it.
Hopefully, the update will go smoothly and won't fail.

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Singh1

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singh1:

The support site for the HP Pavilion 15-n220nr Notebook PC has a BIOS update and a firmware update.

View attachment 278734 View attachment 278735
(click each image to enlarge and view)

The BIOS update is for the BIOS software in that laptop.
The firmware update is for the hard disk drive in that laptop.

There's no reason to update them, unless they address and fix issues in that laptop.
If you make a mistake while updating them, you will likely be left with a non-working laptop.

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According to its support site, that laptop originally came with Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Based on what you said, I'm going to assume it's running
Windows 10 Home Version 1903 Build 18362 64-bit

There are 2 bi-annual updates for it:
Version 1909 Build 18363
Version 2004 Build 19041


You didn't say which method you're going to use to update it.
Hopefully, the update will go smoothly and won't fail.

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What way do you recommend I update my windows
 

flavallee

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I don't do an "upgrade" install from one bi-annual update to the other.
I do a "clean" install of the current bi-annual update and get a fresh start.
It's not the method that you and most people would want to do.

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