Hey...I have a HP Pavilion Laptop...I went and DL'd the BIOS updates from HP.com...and here is what it says about the file I DL'd: This SoftPaq contains the Winflash utility and a System BIOS image. The WinFlash utility is used to locally flash the System ROM on PCs through a Windows environment. I never knew you could flash a BIOS inside of windows...is this something new...is this a safer way to update the BIOS? I have heard crazy things about updating a BIOS....so I am really scared about messing up. I mean it seems ABC123 simple, but just want to make sure everything goes alright. When I opened the self-extracting file...the only warning it gave was: DO NOT POWER PC OFF WHILE BIOS IS UPDATING. Which I already knew this. Has anyone used this Winflash to update their BIOS? How safe is this? Thanks, JWL P.S. I am having problems with PnP on my USB...and this update addresses a lot of those issues...so that is why I am updating.