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HP Compaq Business Desktop System BIOS (786E2 BIOS)

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Type: BIOS
Version: 2.07 Rev. A(13 Aug 2008)
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 Business (64-bit)
File name: sp40391.exe (2.5 MB)
This package contains utilities that can be used to restore or update the 
system BIOS on the supported desktop models with a 786E2 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 preboot execution environment (PXE) management 
application, or 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 Business Desktop System BIOS (786E2 BIOS)

VERSION: 2.07 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 786E2 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 preboot execution environment (PXE) management 
application, or 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: Recommended
SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP40391
SUPERSEDES: SP39375
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 13, 2008
CATEGORY: BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED: Yes

PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Desktops

HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP Compaq dc5700 Microtower PC: All Models
HP Compaq dc5700 Small Form Factor 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 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 the security of pre-boot authentication (BIOS-based) passwords by 
clearing data from volatile memory.

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) 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Version:2.09 Rev. A (26 Jun 2013)
Enhancements
- Improves security of the BIOS flashing process under certain circumstances by adding a stronger flash process verification algorithm.

Version:2.07 Rev. A (13 Aug 2008)
Version:2.05 Rev. A (28 May 2008)
Version:2.04 Rev. A (17 Apr 2007)
Version:2.03 Rev. A (11 Jan 2007)
Version:1.02 Rev. A (29 Sep 2006)
Enhancements
  • Provides the initial release of the BIOS for the listed desktop models.


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Type: BIOS
Version: 2.07 Rev. A(13 Aug 2008)
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 Business (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 786E2 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 preboot execution environment (PXE) management 
application, or 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 Business Desktop System BIOS (786E2 BIOS)

VERSION: 2.07 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 786E2 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 preboot execution environment (PXE) management 
application, or 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: Recommended
SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP40391
SUPERSEDES: SP39375
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 13, 2008
CATEGORY: BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED: Yes

PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Desktops

HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP Compaq dc5700 Microtower PC: All Models
HP Compaq dc5700 Small Form Factor 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 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 the security of pre-boot authentication (BIOS-based) passwords by 
clearing data from volatile memory.

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) 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Revision History

Version:2.09 Rev. A (26 Jun 2013)
Enhancements
- Improves security of the BIOS flashing process under certain circumstances by adding a stronger flash process verification algorithm.

Version:2.07 Rev. A (13 Aug 2008)
Version:2.05 Rev. A (28 May 2008)
Version:2.04 Rev. A (17 Apr 2007)
Version:2.03 Rev. A (11 Jan 2007)
Version:1.02 Rev. A (29 Sep 2006)
Enhancements
  • Provides the initial release of the BIOS for the listed desktop models.