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Can i use a vista update bios in windows xp ?

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April 19, 2009 11:55:01 PM

i have a hp pavillion ( a6210) and i can only update bios using an exe file from windows vista . I have installed windows xp .... I runned the file as a vista executable and i am wondering if its safe to eventually flash the bios :)  . Will my pc restarts or not :)  just wondering :) 

Btw i want to do this just to fix a problem with mouse lagging on an fps game
a c 235 V Motherboard
April 20, 2009 12:16:20 AM

Did you call HP support? They should be able to answer your question. I doubt the executable is Vista specific, but I would ask HP to confirm that it will work fine under HP.
April 21, 2009 3:15:30 AM

On their site where i downloaded the file i read that Hp supports only vista os and nothing else :)  As for the file it says that it will work only on windows vista . . . . Maybe i ll use a hd with vista installed just to flash the bios :) 
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a c 235 V Motherboard
April 21, 2009 3:27:45 AM

HP definitely won't support XP or any OS other than Vista, but I'm a bit surprised that the BIOS update runs on Vista only.
April 21, 2009 4:13:00 AM

Ask yourself one question; is it worth taking the chance? You just might be opening a can of worms. :) 
Good Luck