Updating your BIOS is advanced and potentially dangerous process, therefore be sure to check your motherboard manual for detailed instructions on how to flash your BIOS.
We also wrote an article on how to flash your BIOS on Windows 10, so be sure to check it out for some instructions.
And yes to all those SSM fans out there, I know that you can add a step to update the BIOS using that HP utility against a SSM downloaded management source with all the HP updates, however I’m not a fan and have chosen not to use it for various reasons specific to my environment. REPSET /nspwdfile:”password.bin” as part of Run Command Line step with a package.
You will need to use your file as part of our BIOS update command as you can’t update a BIOS automatically unless you pass the password through as part of the command.
BIOS corruption can be a serious problem, but there are few ways to fix that on your Windows 10 PC.
Is there a workaround to deploy BIOS updates via SSM and will it automatically suspend Bitlocker so we don't have to do bitlocker recovery after BIOS updates?
However, on occasion, an interrupted or faulty update process could result in a damaged BIOS chip.
If the chip becomes damaged, the system usually won't boot at all, resulting in the need to replace the faulty chip. Disconnect the power cord, monitor cable, keyboard cable, mouse cable and any other connected cables or peripherals from the Pavilion computer.
Also note that if you try to update a HP BIOS and you have bitlocker enabled there is a suspend bitlocker switch which I haven’t needed to use. Here is a link to the HP BIOS Configuration Utility Guide which also explains how you can you generate a file if required.
I have my enable TPM / Import REPSET file steps before my Update BIOS steps in my task sequence.