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HP Compaq Business Desktop System BIOS (786E1 BIOS)

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Type: BIOS
Version: 1.16 Rev. A(11 Oct 2011)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (64-bit)
File name: sp54368.exe (5.6 MB)
This package contains utilities that can be used to restore or update the
system BIOS on the supported desktop models with a 786E1 BIOS.

Several methods for changing the BIOS version may be chosen. Included in this
package are the following methods:

- Use the DOS utility with a pre-boot execution environment (PXE) management
application to locally update or restore the system BIOS.
- Use HPQFlash to upgrade the BIOS directly in a Microsoft Windows or Microsoft
Windows Vista Operating System environment.
- Create a CD image to upgrade/restore system BIOS.

WARNING: After installing this BIOS version onto the system, unsigned BIOS
versions cannot be installed onto the system.
- Improves security of the BIOS flashing process under certain circumstances by adding a stronger flash process verification algorithm.
- Updates CPU microcode patch version to 1.06.
1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive.

2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.
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TITLE: HP Compaq Business Desktop System BIOS (786E1 BIOS)

VERSION: 1.16 Rev. A
DESCRIPTION:
This package contains utilities that can be used to restore or update the
system BIOS on the supported desktop models with a 786E1 BIOS.

Several methods for changing the BIOS version may be chosen. Included in this
package are the following methods:

- Use the DOS utility with a pre-boot execution environment (PXE) management
application to locally update or restore the system BIOS.
- Use HPQFlash to upgrade the BIOS directly in a Microsoft Windows or Microsoft
Windows Vista Operating System environment.
- Create a CD image to upgrade/restore system BIOS.

WARNING: After installing this BIOS version onto the system, unsigned BIOS
versions cannot be installed onto the system.

PURPOSE: Critical
SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP54368
SUPERSEDES: SP40395
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 11, 2011
CATEGORY: BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED: Yes

PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Desktops

HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP Compaq dc7700 Convertible Minitower PC: All Models
HP Compaq dc7700 Small Form Factor PC: All Models
HP Compaq dc7700 Ultra-Slim Desktop PC: All Models
HP Compaq dx7300 Microtower PC: All Models
HP Compaq dx7300 Slim Tower PC: All Models

SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S):
None

OPERATING SYSTEM(S):
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional

LANGUAGE(S):
Arabic
Brazilian Portuguese
Chinese(PRC Simplified)
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hongkong
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Taiwanese Chinese
Turkish
US English

ENHANCEMENTS:
- Improves security of the BIOS flashing process under certain circumstances by
adding a stronger flash process verification algorithm.
- Updates CPU microcode patch version to 1.06.

PREREQUISITES:
None

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive.

2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.


Copyright (c) 2011 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
Version:1.16 Rev. A (11 Oct 2011)
Enhancements
- Improves security of the BIOS flashing process under certain circumstances by adding a stronger flash process verification algorithm.
- Updates CPU microcode patch version to 1.06.

Version:1.15 Rev. A (13 Aug 2008)
Version:1.14 Rev. A (11 Dec 2007)
Version:1.13 Rev. A (27 Aug 2007)
Version:1.10 Rev. A (19 Apr 2007)
Version:1.09 Rev. A (11 Jan 2007)
Version:1.06 Rev. A (10 Nov 2006)
Version:1.05 Rev. A (6 Sep 2006)
Enhancements
  • Initial BIOS release for manufacturing.


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Type: BIOS
Version: 1.16 Rev. A(11 Oct 2011)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise (64-bit)

Description

This package contains utilities that can be used to restore or update the
system BIOS on the supported desktop models with a 786E1 BIOS.

Several methods for changing the BIOS version may be chosen. Included in this
package are the following methods:

- Use the DOS utility with a pre-boot execution environment (PXE) management
application to locally update or restore the system BIOS.
- Use HPQFlash to upgrade the BIOS directly in a Microsoft Windows or Microsoft
Windows Vista Operating System environment.
- Create a CD image to upgrade/restore system BIOS.

WARNING: After installing this BIOS version onto the system, unsigned BIOS
versions cannot be installed onto the system.

Enhancements

- Improves security of the BIOS flashing process under certain circumstances by adding a stronger flash process verification algorithm.
- Updates CPU microcode patch version to 1.06.

Installation Instructions

1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive.

2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.

System Requirements

None

Release Notes

TITLE: HP Compaq Business Desktop System BIOS (786E1 BIOS)

VERSION: 1.16 Rev. A
DESCRIPTION:
This package contains utilities that can be used to restore or update the
system BIOS on the supported desktop models with a 786E1 BIOS.

Several methods for changing the BIOS version may be chosen. Included in this
package are the following methods:

- Use the DOS utility with a pre-boot execution environment (PXE) management
application to locally update or restore the system BIOS.
- Use HPQFlash to upgrade the BIOS directly in a Microsoft Windows or Microsoft
Windows Vista Operating System environment.
- Create a CD image to upgrade/restore system BIOS.

WARNING: After installing this BIOS version onto the system, unsigned BIOS
versions cannot be installed onto the system.

PURPOSE: Critical
SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP54368
SUPERSEDES: SP40395
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 11, 2011
CATEGORY: BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED: Yes

PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Desktops

HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP Compaq dc7700 Convertible Minitower PC: All Models
HP Compaq dc7700 Small Form Factor PC: All Models
HP Compaq dc7700 Ultra-Slim Desktop PC: All Models
HP Compaq dx7300 Microtower PC: All Models
HP Compaq dx7300 Slim Tower PC: All Models

SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S):
None

OPERATING SYSTEM(S):
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional

LANGUAGE(S):
Arabic
Brazilian Portuguese
Chinese(PRC Simplified)
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hebrew
Hongkong
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Taiwanese Chinese
Turkish
US English

ENHANCEMENTS:
- Improves security of the BIOS flashing process under certain circumstances by
adding a stronger flash process verification algorithm.
- Updates CPU microcode patch version to 1.06.

PREREQUISITES:
None

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive.

2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions.


Copyright (c) 2011 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Revision History

Version:1.16 Rev. A (11 Oct 2011)
Enhancements
- Improves security of the BIOS flashing process under certain circumstances by adding a stronger flash process verification algorithm.
- Updates CPU microcode patch version to 1.06.

Version:1.15 Rev. A (13 Aug 2008)
Version:1.14 Rev. A (11 Dec 2007)
Version:1.13 Rev. A (27 Aug 2007)
Version:1.10 Rev. A (19 Apr 2007)
Version:1.09 Rev. A (11 Jan 2007)
Version:1.06 Rev. A (10 Nov 2006)
Version:1.05 Rev. A (6 Sep 2006)
Enhancements
  • Initial BIOS release for manufacturing.