TITLE: HP Compaq dc7700p Business Desktop System BIOS for Intel vPro Technology (786E1 BIOS) VERSION: 2.10 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. IMPORTANT: This System ROM upgrade is considered to be a critical fix. HP strongly recommends immediate application of required critical fixes. This System ROM upgrade integrates a new version of Intel support code for Intel Core 2 Duo E4000 and E6000 Series Processors. This Intel support code was provided to HP as a critical software update. This System ROM update has no known performance impact. The Active Management Technology (AMT) V2.1 Management Engine (ME) firmware image is only intended for Intel vPro configurations. This package, including the V2.10 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: SP35599 SUPERSEDES: SP35265 EFFECTIVE DATE: April 19, 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 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 Intel Pentium Processor 6F6, 6F2, and 10661 steppings. 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.