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Hi olean: Thank you very much for contacting the Intel® communities. We will do our best in order to provide the information you are looking for.
In regard to the Intel® Anti-Theft technology, if you need technical assistance on the matter please get in contact directly with McAfee:
And in reference to your question about how to do the BIOS update or if there is a workaround to do it on the HP laptop, the best thing to do will be to check that directly with HP:
Any further questions, please let me know.