Hey guys! As probably many of you after buying an HP laptop I've decided to get rid of all unnecessary (in my opinion) stuff on my hard drive - recovery partition, HP_Tools partition and all the rest of bloatware from the main partition. So I cleaned it all up. Now, recently I had a problem updating my bios. Apparently you you can not do so without "HP_Tools" partition on your hard drive. Thanks to this forum I was able to recover but only to the older version of the bios as in order to be able to do so one needs to have not only the bios file but also a signature file accompanying that bios. Unfortunately Phoenix tool that we currently have is not able to extract the .sig file from the newest forms of bios update files. So I'm asking those of you guys who didn't delete "HP_Tools" partition to please share your bios files together with their .sig files. Please write the bios version that you have and post the link to it on the official hp support site so people could check it out and actually see if it suits their laptops. The bios file with the sig file on your HP_Tools partition are located here - \Hewlett-Packard\BIOS\Current\ My laptop is HP Pavillion dv7-7170er. The latest bios version that can be decoded by Phoenix Tool is F0A. The current one is F24. Can't post the links yet. Thanks.