Updating bios through windows
It is also worth mentioning that the OEM’s stop updating the BIOS for some of the machines after a certain time span. One can also download the Now, this is the easiest part and I have been using this method to update the BIOS on my HP Laptop since quite some time.
The motherboard manufacturers to have their own BIOS update applications and all you need to do is press a button and voila! It’s always advisable to turn off firewalls and other security software since they could meddle with the process.
Identify your product by entering Service tag or serial number.
That being said the update procedure might vary slightly from product to product.
That being said unlike most of the other apps the BIOS needs to be updated manually, and that’s precisely the very thing that we will be explaining in this segment.
Depending on how these bios updates must done this could be a very tedious process. After searching through the support forum I read that this is any version 8 bios or after. It updates the Intel Management Engine firmware to version 126.96.36.1996, and has nothing to do with the BIOS not supporting a modern video card. I have read where many folks try to update the IME firmware, and then it messes up the PC.
There are many bios updates for the 8300 and one is a version 8 bios. The HP article you read about the BIOS versions refers to HP consumer desktop PC's.
Host files are the files used by Microsoft TCP/IP for windows.
It shows the mapping of the IP address with its corresponding Host name.