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HP Compaq 8200 Elite Base Model Small Form Factor PC
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Dear HP communauty,

 

Here is my problem: I am trying to flash the BIOS of my HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF under Linux (Debian), and thus I downloaded the following package:

https://support.hp.com/fr-fr/drivers/selfservice/hp-compaq-8200-elite-small-form-factor-pc/5037931

 

Extracted it wit 7z, compiled the hpuefi.ko module, loaded it and created the /dev/hpuefi file... and now I should launch a command like

"hp-flash J01_0212.bin" or so in folder hp-flash-1.00-1_x86_64.

 

But I have been searching through all the windows/linux folders and I cannot find the bin files? Could anyone help before I break the computer with a clumsy command ? 🙂

 

Purpose: The current BIOS version is 2.15, from 2011-2012, and I want to switch to Windows 10. But the installation process abruptly stops and according to some forums, a newer version of the BIOS is required.

 

Thanks in advance !

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You're very welcome.

 

You are using the wrong file.  That is some kind of utility file, not a file to update the BIOS with.

 

Here is the link to the BIOS version 2.28 file and you will see the files I am referring to in my first reply.

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71001-71500/sp71294.exe 

 

Here is version 2.33, which was the last one that HP released for the model series.

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp96001-96500/sp96026.exe 

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Hi:

 

The BIOS files you need are in the DOS Flash folder.

 

Use the F10 Setup BIOS flash method to update the BIOS.

 

You don't need any type of operating system installed to do it that way.

 

Format a USB flash drive with the FAT32 file system.

 

Copy the file contents of the DOS flash folder to the flash drive.

 

Just the files not the folder.

 

Restart the PC.

 

Pess/tap the ESC key to get the menu of options.

 

Select the F10 Setup option.

 

Select the File tab>Flash System ROM command.

 

Select the USB flash drive.

 

The PC will 'see' the files on the flash drive.

 

Follow the onscreen instructions to update the BIOS.

 

If you plan on updating the BIOS to the latest version, you must install W10 in EFI mode or the PC will hang for about 2.5 minutes on a restart.

 

Otherwise, flash the BIOS to v2.28 and you will have no problems installing W10 in legacy mode.

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Thanks for your quick reply.

 

OK, it may be indeed easier with this method.

 

When the sp58029.exe file is extracted, I get the following files :

 

BIOSUtilities.htm logo.bmp sp58029.exe
DOSFlash.exe RepSetup.exe SP58029.html
DOSFlash.txt Repsetup.txt SP58029.txt
flshuefi.cpu SP58029.cva
'HP Utilities for Linux' SP58029_Description.html

 

I copied the logo, DOSFlash.exe and flshuefi.cpu only on the Fat32 USB Key. Unfortunately when I launch the flash menu in the BIOS, it says that the files are "damaged or not found". Probably these are not the good ones? (I don't have a folder named DOSFlash)

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You're very welcome.

 

You are using the wrong file.  That is some kind of utility file, not a file to update the BIOS with.

 

Here is the link to the BIOS version 2.28 file and you will see the files I am referring to in my first reply.

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71001-71500/sp71294.exe 

 

Here is version 2.33, which was the last one that HP released for the model series.

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp96001-96500/sp96026.exe 

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Thanks, it took only 2 minutes and version 2.33 is now installed !

 

As was said previously, the following page is the first one you encounter while browsing through Google or the HP website:

https://support.hp.com/fr-fr/drivers/selfservice/hp-compaq-8200-elite-small-form-factor-pc/5037931

It may be useful to add both of these links here?

 

Now let's hope Windows 10 installer will enjoy this BIOS version...

 

Regards,

Martin

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Anytime, Martin. 

 

Glad to have been of assistance. 

 

I have two 8200 Elite CMT's on BIOS version 2.28, and W10 installed fine on both of them. 

 

The same for Windows 11.

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