BIOS Is in French want it in English

January 4, 2017 at 07:44:08
Specs: Windows 10.1, intel core i5 4590T
Hello, bought HP 23-n040nf model J2F85EA#ABF
running windows 10 64 bit. its BIOS is in French only..I would like to change it to English since I now live there can you assist me please? BIOS number is AMI version 80-07 5/12/14

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#1
January 4, 2017 at 16:34:03
If you know the word 'Language' in French or Google it, you may find it on the opening screen of the BIOS and then you can choose the language you want, i this case, English.
If not then you will have to go to HP's site and download the proper BIOS flash for your system (if available) and flash it. Warning: A failed or incorrect BIOS flash can lead to an unusable computer!! If you decide to go ahead with it read up completely on it and plug the machine if a desktop into a UPS and if a laptop Fully charged AND with AC cord plugged in.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
January 4, 2017 at 23:33:21
Thank you for your reply. It was only confirming what I already knew. The Bios is only in French no other options. I have looked at HP website and cannot fined the bios update. IT does tell you that if you cant find it you probably already have the latest BIOS. I thought one could flash the bios with an English version but I am not competent enough to do this for fear of frying the motherboard...so I think I shall just leave it in French..I do speak it quite well so shouldn't have any problems. Thank you

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#3
January 5, 2017 at 07:15:36
We all know that the French can be rabidly xenophobic but while I don't know your specific model I'd be extremely surprised if there were really no option to change the BIOS to English.

Is it like this at all (in French of course !) ?

[img]http://support.hp.com/doc-images/579/c03384542.jpg[/img]


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#4
January 5, 2017 at 07:33:33
I very much afraid it is...when one buys something in France there is virtually every other language but not English for the instructions...I stupidly bought a single language computer and that included the BIOS..Thanks for your help any way.

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#5
January 5, 2017 at 10:23:21
Here's the BIOS file from HP, direct download link:

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp695...

EDIT: Here's another link: http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers...

Even though it says Windows 8 64-bit, it will work from Windows 10 64-bit.

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#6
January 6, 2017 at 02:03:40
The French aren't xenophobic... They just don't like English and that English is pretty well the "the lingua franca", the universal language these days, having effectively displaced French (which displaced Latin in an earlier time)... They can't help it though - it's down to their love of garlic, smelly cheese, Gauloise cigarettes; and deep regret at no-longer being part of the English (later British) empire - after walking out in a huff around the time of Joan of Arc...

Time for another glass of mead, a crusty roll and Welsh cheddar...


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