I have been updating BIOS firmware for a little while now. So far it only has been on Dell Desktops using USB media, but I was looking into updating the firmware on my HP laptop (Ubuntu Installation)

Product: HP 2000 Notebook PC. Serial Number: 5CG32730CZ.

I tried finding the BIOS firmware update file using the official HP website. However, when I enter the serial number for my laptop, the HP website comes back with "can not find any drivers for this product", so how am I supposed to update my BIOS? (BIOS F.47).


The trick is to manually select an operating system (Windows ) and just claim Windows 7 64 bit. Then the downloads all show up, look under BIOS tab for the F48 download. Here's the link for the BIOS for your machine

  • I'm going to try this thanks a lot will accept your answer if it works – James Feb 7 '20 at 17:44
  • Alright new problem my computer does not show a update BIOS option in my BIOS settings how would i go about updating? – James Feb 7 '20 at 18:50
  • There is a BIOS tool listed, try that. It's up to the vendor what they supply, DOS executable, or worse case, a Windows executable. Freedos works if it's a DOS executable. Better ask a different question, others may have a solution. – ubfan1 Feb 7 '20 at 19:01
  • I'm going to do some research thanks for all your help did not know HP would be this confusing thank God for other manufacturing companies. – James Feb 7 '20 at 19:10
  • After this, you'll have to follow these instructions to use the .exe: askubuntu.com/questions/539120/… – Ben McCann Mar 5 at 22:52

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