TITLE: HP Compaq Business Desktop System BIOS (786E1 BIOS) VERSION: 1.13 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. PURPOSE: Recommended SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP36725 SUPERSEDES: SP35639 EFFECTIVE DATE: August 27, 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 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 ReadyBoost Technology. - Adds Computrace support, which includes support for the Microsoft Windows Vista Operating System. - Updates the PXE option ROM to v1.2.45. - Adds "Multi-Processor" Enable/Disable option to the BIOS F10 Setup utility. FIXES: - Fixes Graphics option ROM checksum issue concerning NVIDIA graphics cards. - Fixes a potential lock-up issue that may occur when using a dual-channel memory configuration with the integrated NIC 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. Copyright (c) 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.