TITLE: HP Notebook System BIOS Update

This package creates files that contain an image of the System BIOS (ROM) for
the supported notebook models with a P70 family ROM. This package is used to
flash the System ROM on a supported notebook.

PURPOSE: Critical
SOFTPAQ MD5: b13d7dce06106e81d5de7dba8c9b8ca8
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 16, 2017


HP ZBook 17 G4 Mobile Workstation
HP ZBook 15 G4 Mobile Workstation

Microsoft Windows 10 All Editions (64-bit)


- Adds the HP Alt mode and out-of-band Wake-on-LAN feature.
- Provides support for dual-signed option ROMs.
- Adds the TPM 1.2 to 2.0 Upgrade PPI to the TPM Activation Policy.
- Adds the Boot to normal boot order option to the Wake-on-LAN option in the F10
BIOS setup menu.
- Adds a feature to disable all integrated webcams on the system.
- Adds a feature in the F10 BIOS setup menu in Intel systems to enable or
disable individual hard drives separately.
- Adds a feature in the F10 BIOS setup menu in Intel systems to enable or
disable individual USB ports separately.
- Adds a feature in the F10 setup menu and the BIOS Configuration Utility (BCU)
to enable battery shipmode.
- Adds Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to provide the error log for the
fan system.
- Adds an option in the F10 BIOS setup menu to suppress the confirmation of
input by the user.
- Updates the RAID OROM and UEFI driver to version
- Updates Intel RC code to version 2.5.1.
"- Updates the Realtek 8153 PXE to version 2.10.
- Updates the UEFI driver to version 2.020."
- Updates the Intel microcontroller (MCU) of Skylake-based U/Y systems to
version 0xBC.
- Updates the Cypress USB-PD firmware to version 7.0.
"- Provides improved security of UEFI code and variables. HP strongly recommends
transitioning promptly to this updated BIOS version which supersedes all
previous releases.

NOTE: Due to the security changes in this release, attempts to install older
BIOS versions require the user to be physically present to accept the older

- Fixes an issue where the DriveLock user password cannot be used after
Automatic Drivelock is deselected and DriveLock password is enabled at the same
time in the BIOS.
- Fixes an issue where system stops functioning (hangs) on the HP logo during
the POST when the system is restarted after Factory Defaults are applied, the
BIOS setup is exited, and then Legacy Support is enabled and Secure Boot is
disabled in F10 BIOS setup.
- Fixes an issue where the F10 BIOS interface is displayed only at upper left
corner of the monitor when F1 is pressed at the BIOS Administrator Password
input interface before the BIOS Administrator Password is entered.
- Fixes an issue where the Configure Legacy Support and Secure Boot option
cannot be restored correctly after Sure Start BIOS Settings Protection is used
to recover the BIOS.
- Fixes an issue where Runtime Intrusion Prevention PPI appears repeatedly when
the system is restarted after Runtime Intrusion is disabled and Sure Start
Settings Protection is enabled.
- Fixes an issue where the SMC blob file for a FAT32 hard drive on the system
does not function properly when the USB Storage Boot feature is disabled.
- Fixes an issue on a system running Windows 10 v1703 where the TPM 2.0 TCG
Physical Presence Interface 1.3 Test fails.
- Fixes an issue where BitLocker cannot be enabled while FastBoot is enabled.
- Fixes an issue where the keyboard does not function properly after the system
is restarted and F10 is pressed to enter into the BIOS interface.
- Fixes an issue where a USB device connected to the system is displayed as
CDROM:USB:1 in the Boot Order of the BIOS Configuration Utility (BCU).
- Fixes an issue where the system displays an error message (0x8007054F) after
Power-On Authentication is enabled under HP Client Security.
- Fixes an issue where the system does not perform a BIOS update properly when
Sure Start is enabled on the system.
- Fixes an issue which causes a blue screen event to occur when the system
resumes from S3 (sleep) mode after the DriveLock password is set, and the then
system enters S3.
- Fixes an issue where system emits a long beep sound before the Sure Start
Policy Update PPI message is displayed at POST.
- Fixes an issue that occurs when the network connection is lost while running a
scheduled BIOS update using Custom URL. When the issue occurs, the system does
not time out and restart properly.
- Fixes an issue where system cannot detect the IP address during a network boot
(PXE boot) with an Intel onboard NIC.
- Fixes an issue where certain external USB optical disc drives (ODD) connected
to the system are not detected.

1. Download the file by clicking the Download or Obtain Software button and
saving the file to a folder on your hard drive (make a note of the folder where
the downloaded file is saved).

2. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.

Copyright (c) 2017 HP Development Company, L.P.