Problems creating backup of BIOS

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by anemone42, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. anemone42

    anemone42 MDL Novice

    Sep 2, 2011
    I have a USB stick, and want to backup my current BIOS, before I update it.

    I have downloaded these 2 programs, and feel confident they are right for me and my computer:

    sp51606 (BIOS Update)

    sp50286 (UEFI)

    I am trying to follow the instructions here:

    digitalchunk com / hp-bios-update-utility-tutorial.htm

    But it looks wrong.

    My USB stick is called HP_TOOLS, and the original HP_TOOLS has been renamed.

    Running UEFI, I choose to install on "USB Drive". Now I have a folder called Hewlett-Packard, and the contents match sort of what I expect:

    A SystemDiags folder with Crypt*, SystemDiags* and VideoMem* I can be more specific if you need it.

    Then I run Bios Update, again choosing "Create a bootable USB Disk on Key". I choose my USB stick and continue.

    The stick is formatted, and 68PVI.BIN, eRompaq.exe and gpl2.txt remains.

    This is not what I expected from reading the instructions mentioned above and existing elsewhere:

    h30434 www3 hp com / t5 / Other-Notebook-PC-questions / How-to-use-the-HP-BIOS-update-uefi-utility / td-p / 337347

    Please help.