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HP Compaq dc7700p Business Desktop System BIOS for Intel vPro Technology (786E1 BIOS)

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Type: BIOS
Version: 3.03 Rev. A(12 Sep 2007)
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: sp36847.exe (6.0 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.

The Active Management Technology (AMT) V2.2 Management Engine (ME) firmware 
image is only intended for Intel vPro configurations. This package, including 
the V3.03 system BIOS, is not intended for non-AMT systems. 

IMPORTANT: The system should NOT be updated with this new ME firmware if it is 
a non-vPro configuration, or if it is using ASF as the management selection in 
a vPro configuration. Once the ME firmware is updated to this new image, it 
CANNOT be re-flashed to an older ME firmware version (that is, it CANNOT be 
restored to a V2.0, or earlier AMT version), and functionality may be adversely 
impacted in some ASF configurations.

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 environment.
- Create a CD image to upgrade/restore system BIOS.

TITLE: HP Compaq dc7700p Business Desktop System BIOS for Intel vPro Technology 
(786E1 BIOS)

VERSION: 3.03 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. 

The Active Management Technology (AMT) V2.2 Management Engine (ME) firmware 
image is only intended for Intel vPro configurations. This package, including 
the V3.03 system BIOS, is not intended for non-AMT systems. 

IMPORTANT: The system should NOT be updated with this new ME firmware if it is 
a non-vPro configuration, or if it is using ASF as the management selection in 
a vPro configuration. Once the ME firmware is updated to this new image, it 
CANNOT be re-flashed to an older ME firmware version (that is, it CANNOT be 
restored to a V2.0, or earlier AMT version), and functionality may be adversely 
impacted in some ASF configurations.

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 environment.
- Create a CD image to upgrade/restore system BIOS. 

PURPOSE: Routine
SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP36847
SUPERSEDES: SP35599
EFFECTIVE DATE: September 12, 2007
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

SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S):
None

DEVICES SUPPORTED:
Intel PCI Serial Port

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 Vista Home Basic 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64 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: 
- Adds support for AMT 2.2 management engine firmware.
- Adds support for VA 2.0.1 and 2.6.
- Adds remote-control support for keyboard and mouse.

FIXES: 
- Corrects memory failures when embedded NIC is disabled.

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.

NOTE: Only the System BIOS component of this SoftPaq is SSM Compliant. The 
Intel Management Engine (ME) firmware is not SSM compliant and therefore 
requires a different method for remote deployment.


Copyright (c) 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Version:3.07 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 the Intel Processor microcode to the latest versions.

Version:3.05 Rev. A (6 Jul 2009)
Version:3.04 Rev. A (13 Aug 2008)
Version:3.03 Rev. A (12 Sep 2007)
Version:2.10 Rev. A (19 Apr 2007)
Version:2.09 Rev. C (6 Mar 2007)

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Type: BIOS
Version: 3.03 Rev. A(12 Sep 2007)
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.

The Active Management Technology (AMT) V2.2 Management Engine (ME) firmware 
image is only intended for Intel vPro configurations. This package, including 
the V3.03 system BIOS, is not intended for non-AMT systems. 

IMPORTANT: The system should NOT be updated with this new ME firmware if it is 
a non-vPro configuration, or if it is using ASF as the management selection in 
a vPro configuration. Once the ME firmware is updated to this new image, it 
CANNOT be re-flashed to an older ME firmware version (that is, it CANNOT be 
restored to a V2.0, or earlier AMT version), and functionality may be adversely 
impacted in some ASF configurations.

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 environment.
- Create a CD image to upgrade/restore system BIOS.

Release Notes

TITLE: HP Compaq dc7700p Business Desktop System BIOS for Intel vPro Technology 
(786E1 BIOS)

VERSION: 3.03 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. 

The Active Management Technology (AMT) V2.2 Management Engine (ME) firmware 
image is only intended for Intel vPro configurations. This package, including 
the V3.03 system BIOS, is not intended for non-AMT systems. 

IMPORTANT: The system should NOT be updated with this new ME firmware if it is 
a non-vPro configuration, or if it is using ASF as the management selection in 
a vPro configuration. Once the ME firmware is updated to this new image, it 
CANNOT be re-flashed to an older ME firmware version (that is, it CANNOT be 
restored to a V2.0, or earlier AMT version), and functionality may be adversely 
impacted in some ASF configurations.

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 environment.
- Create a CD image to upgrade/restore system BIOS. 

PURPOSE: Routine
SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP36847
SUPERSEDES: SP35599
EFFECTIVE DATE: September 12, 2007
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

SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S):
None

DEVICES SUPPORTED:
Intel PCI Serial Port

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 Vista Home Basic 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64 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: 
- Adds support for AMT 2.2 management engine firmware.
- Adds support for VA 2.0.1 and 2.6.
- Adds remote-control support for keyboard and mouse.

FIXES: 
- Corrects memory failures when embedded NIC is disabled.

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.

NOTE: Only the System BIOS component of this SoftPaq is SSM Compliant. The 
Intel Management Engine (ME) firmware is not SSM compliant and therefore 
requires a different method for remote deployment.


Copyright (c) 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Revision History

Version:3.07 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 the Intel Processor microcode to the latest versions.

Version:3.05 Rev. A (6 Jul 2009)
Version:3.04 Rev. A (13 Aug 2008)
Version:3.03 Rev. A (12 Sep 2007)
Version:2.10 Rev. A (19 Apr 2007)
Version:2.09 Rev. C (6 Mar 2007)