How to make backup of BIOS on a HP Compaq dc7700p Convertible Minitower PC (2251 Views)
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HeOlCa
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Registered: ‎03-28-2012
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How to make backup of BIOS on a HP Compaq dc7700p Convertible Minitower PC

Hi Folks!

I am in the process of installing a NetAdapter "INTEL INTEL GIGABIT CT DESKTOP BULK MANAGEABLE SINGLEPORT PCI-E"
 in a HP Compaq dc7700p Convertible Minitower.

 

During reboot the PC halts after RAM test and the text:

 

Initializing Intel (R) Boot Agent GE v1.2.40
PXE 2.1 Build 085 (WfM 2.0), RPL V1.32

 

Removing the new adapter allows a reboot.

 

Now I want to upgrade the BIOS to the latest version "1.16 Rev. A (11 Oct 2011)",
 but I have not found a way to make a backup of the current BIOS.

 

Do someone know how to make a backup of the current BIOS (just in case the new one does not work) ?

 

Rgds
HOC

 

PS: If someone have information about the compatibility between the HP Compaq dc7700p Convertible Minitower
 and the Intel net adapter, please let me know.

 

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puru_k
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Registered: ‎04-05-2012
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Re: How to make backup of BIOS on a HP Compaq dc7700p Convertible Minitower PC

Hi,

Thank you for you post,

 

To Back-up the Current BIOS, please go to BIOS setup, under File >> Replicated Setup and press F10 key Save the BIOS configuration into Removable media

 

Also you use the Restore from Removable Media to restore the old settings back

 

I work for HP.

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HeOlCa
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Re: How to make backup of BIOS on a HP Compaq dc7700p Convertible Minitower PC

Hi puru_k

 

Thank you for you reply but:

The above procedure makes backup of the BIOS settings NOT the BIOS program itself.

I was searching for a procedure to backup the old BIOS program in order to flash the old

version back, if the new proved not to work.

 

I have allready upgraded the BIOS and installed the net adapter. Both are working as expected.

During this operation I read in the Intallation instructions or Release Notes,

 that would be no possible return to the old BIOS.

This worries me, since I have experiences from the past of new BIOS'es, that dit not work.

(This ment a visit to a Service Center with financial consequenses :-( )

 

Rgds HOC

 

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friendling
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Registered: ‎05-07-2012
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Re: How to make backup of BIOS on a HP Compaq dc7700p Convertible Minitower PC

Hi ,

 

do you remember your old bios version ?

 

if so google or use hp - search for this bios version .

 

 

 

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