TITLE: HP Firmware Pack (Q79)

VERSION: 01.11.00 REV: A PASS: 1
This package creates files that contain an image of the System BIOS (ROM) for
the supported notebook models with a Q79 family ROM. This package is used to
flash the System ROM on a supported notebook. NOTE: To determine the ROM family
and ROM date, press F10 on the notebook during startup to run the Setup Utility,
and then view File/System Information.

PURPOSE: Recommended
SOFTPAQ FILE NAME: sp103848.exe
SOFTPAQ MD5: 64abd2d785e1e7e282c4e7b748aab065
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 11, 2020


HP mt44 Mobile Thin Client

Microsoft Windows 10 All Editions (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows 10 IOT Enterprise 64-Bit (x86)


- Adds DriveLock password feature support for the OPAL SED NVMe SSD.
- Changes the default setting of the HP Battery Health Manager in the BIOS
Settings from Maximize My Battery Duration to Let HP Manage My Battery Health.
The new default setting dynamically changes how the system charges the battery
based on usage conditions over time to provide optimal battery health.

- Fixes an issue where the Realtek USB controller on a E27d/E24d G4 Docking
Monitor is not listed in Device Manager after a Wake-on-LAN request resumes the
system from a sleep (S3) or hibernation (S4) state or powers on the system.
- Fixes an issue that occurs on a system that has been restarted several times
with Automatic DriveLock enabled where the system unexpectedly displays the
message, Enter current DriveLock Password.
- Fixes an issue where the Automatic DriveLock option is enabled and grayed out
after the BIOS Administrator Password is removed.
- Fixes an issue where the original boot entry is deleted when a third-party
encryption software creates a boot entry.
- Fixes an issue where system firmware is updated from the recovery partition
instead of the EFI partition.
- Fixes an issue that occurs after the Master password is forced to match the
BIOS Administrator password where hard drive continues to prompt for the
DriveLock password.
- Fixes an issue that occurs on a hard drive that has the Automatic DriveLock
option enabled where Automatic DriveLock cannot be enabled after the hard drive
has been put into another system and the Automatic DriveLock option is disabled
by the other system.
- Fixes an issue on a system with an NVMe SSD where the Automatic DriveLock
option cannot be enabled after a BIOS Administrator password is set in the in
F10 menu.
- Fixes an issue where the system does not prompt for Power on Authentication
with BIOS Administrator and POST Power-On Password options when a scheduled
update check fails.
- Fixes an intermittent issue which causes the system to shutdown unexpectedly
when the battery is in the shipping mode state and the power button is pressed
too soon (within 5 seconds) after the system is connected to an AC adapter.
- Fixes an issue where the fingerprint sensor stops functioning on the Power-On
Authentication user interface after the system has been idle for approximately
20 minutes.


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.

NOTE: For systems running Windows 10 v1607, after this BIOS update is run, the
AMD graphics driver must be updated to the latest version for Windows 10 v1607
(version 17.40.6001.3311).

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