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jim shepherd_3
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Bios up date for dc7600 small form factor

dc7600 small form factor
OS Windows 7 Home Premium
My bios version is 78601 v 01.03

Is there a newer version for this Bios,Also where can I get the HP bios installation utility

Many thanks in anticipation

Jim Shepherd
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HpBiosGuy
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Re: Bios up date for dc7600 small form factor

Hi Jim,

Here is the latest 786D1 BIOS (version 1.61) for the dc7600. It contains the binary image file as well as instructions and tools for flashing.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=12...

Hope this helps,
Scott
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HpBiosGuy

I am an HP Employee.
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Ali_Hassan
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dc7600 Processor Microcode Update

hey, i was using the pentium 4 processor without any error,,,, now i have upgraded my processor and installed a pentium D 925 processor and i am getting a "Processor Microcode Update" error on boot,,,,

 

can i get any help from u???

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DavidPEC
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Re: Bios up date for dc7600 small form factor

There seem to be two "latest" BIOS updates:

 

The first, V 1.61 Rev A (8 July 2009)

 

http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/swdDetails/?lang=en&cc=us&sp4ts....

 

and the second V 2.04  Rev A (13 April 2007)

 

http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/swdDetails/?lang=en&cc=us&sp4ts....

 

I am upgrading a dc7600 Ultra-slim with some more RAM, a Pentium D processor and hope to install Windows 7 64-bit.

 

Why is the one with the higher version number dated a couple of years *before* the lower version number?

 

Should I use the one with the later *date* or the higher *version* number? (I don't need the BitLocker feature.)

 

Thanks!

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Paul Tikkanen
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Re: Bios up date for dc7600 small form factor

Hi:

 

Use the one with the latest date, and if you are going to use the Windows based flash method, definitely update the BIOS before you install W7, or the PC will only be able to be used as a doorstop.

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DavidPEC
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Thanks. I'll go with the "newer" v1.61 rather than the older v2.04 BIOS image.

 

Anyone have an idea as to why HP releases what appear to be lower versions at later dates? It is confusing.

 

I plan to use the built-in BIOS flash utility. 

 

David

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Pooox
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Re: Bios up date for dc7600 small form factor

Hi. I would like to update my bios. My computer is dc7600 and I have W7 Home Premium 32-bit. Can I just upgrade it to 1.61? OrMust I do something else?

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DavidPEC
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Re: Bios up date for dc7600 small form factor

I upgraded the BIOS to V 1.61 and W7 runs fine on it. Adding RAM helps. A friend with an identical machine is running Windows 8! Says it has very fast boot times. YMMV, of course.
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Re: Bios up date for dc7600 small form factor

Did you just upgrade it? I maybe add 2gb RAM. How you upgrade it?

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Re: Bios up date for dc7600 small form factor

As I recall, I think I used the built-in BIOS flash utility which you access from the BIOS on startup.

 

To upgrade the RAM, just pop in new sticks. If you put equal amounts in the two banks, you can get a theoretical performance increase from interleaving. I'm not sure if it makes a noticeable performance difference.

 

I believe there is documentation for both of these procedures on the HP website.

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