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Getting HP N54L to Windows 8.1 with Bay Bios upgrade


TheChallinor
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Hi,

 

Currently running the old and unsupported Bay version of the custom N54L firmware and looking to upgrade to Windows 8.1

 

Appreciate there is an issue with the NIC stopping the upgrade as it's not supported, although there is a HP bios upgrade to fix this bug. 

 

Obviously if I flash the bios to the latest HP version I will loose Sata II speeds on the ports that HP don't support OR I could get a NIC and keep the bios as it is.

 

Just looking for ideas / suggestions on what other people have done, etc.

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Is O41100113.rom a modded version of sp64420.exe or sp54344.exe? i.e., I want the max sata speeds + the NIC fix for server 2012?

 

Thanks!

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I flashed my bios using the old HP bios update tool and Tobi's mod. All good and on 8.1 ready for windows 10 in the fall. Thanks guys!

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