TITLE: HP Compaq dc7700p Business Desktop System BIOS for Intel vPro Technology (786E1 BIOS) VERSION: 2.09 Rev. C DESCRIPTION: This package contains utilities that can be used to restore or update the system BIOS on the listed desktop models with a 786E1 BIOS. The Active Management Technology (AMT) v 2.1 Management Engine (ME) firmware image is only intended for Intel vPro configurations. This SoftPaq, including the v 2.09 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 v 2.0 or older 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: SP35265 SUPERSEDES: None EFFECTIVE DATE: March 6, 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 HP Compaq dx7300 Microtower PC: All Models HP Compaq dx7300 Slim Tower 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 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: This BIOS release contains the following Intel vPro Configuration updates: - Adds support for AMT v 2.1 management engine firmware. - Improves Integrated Drive Electronics Redirection/ Serial over LAN (IDER/SOL) functionality for AMT remote management. - Adds menu for AMT options under the F10 advanced menus. - Supports AMT 2.1 idle timeout for power savings when the management engine is monitoring the system during Sleep states. 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.