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09-09-2022 08:59 AM - last edited on 09-15-2022 10:08 AM by MarcusC
HP PAVILION ELITE E9220Y Bios
I am working to restore and upgrade my Sister's old HP Pavilion Elite e9220y computer and breath some new life into it; she had attempted to upgrade to Windows 10 quite a while back and the OS upgrade encountered errors and was sitting as a paperweight for a reasonable amount of time. I have been successful at finding just about all the device drivers for the machine, dating back to Windows 7 Home Premium, but I went on a mission to see if there was, ever, any type of bios update for this PC. So far - no luck, as the one or two bios downloads I found, possibly, meant for this motherboard were incorrect when attempting to flash with AFUWIN. Hoping someone might be able to point me in the right direction to the correct bios update, if it is still out there, here are the model specs and current bios:
PC: HP Pavilion Elite e9220y /[Personal Information Removed] Prod#: NY553AA#ABA, MB: Foxconn ALOE 1.01 AMD 785G
BIOS per CPU-Z: American Megatrends (AMI) 5.02 AMD AGESA V126.96.36.199 08/31/2009
Also, while posting, I will most likely be helping her to upgrade and add a solid state drive, and double the memory, (she would like to keep and use the machine, mainly for internet browsing, word processing, and maybe Quickbooks again. She is currently working off of a newer laptop at this time and doesn't plan to purchase a new system anytime soon, so I'd like to ask for any current recommendations on Memory and a solid-state drive, based on value and the age of the machine, in addition to the bios upgrade request.
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09-09-2022 10:18 AM - edited 09-09-2022 10:21 AM
According to this reputable 3rd party website, HP did not release any BIOS updates for that model, or one would have been listed here. There would have been a BIOS category listed where you see the operating system versions.
If you have a W7 product key, try clean installing W10 and activating it with the W7 product key.
Select the version of W10 the key is good for. When asked to enter a product key, select the 'I don't have a product key' option and W10 will install, but probably need to be activated afterwards.
Here is the Crucial memory/SSD report for the PC:
They have compatible memory and SSD's for sale.
You will also need a 3.5" to 2.5" hard drive adapter to properly mount the SSD where the 3.5" drive is now.
09-11-2022 08:48 AM
Thank you for the response back!
I was starting to suspect that there was never a bios update released for this PC from HP; I think this may be the first PC, I can recall, never having any bios update that I have ever updated. I have now got the machine back up and fully updated, running Windows 7 Home Premium. I plan to create a backup image of the system, to save all the work put into updating it. The memory and SSD have been ordered, but I will need to grab that HD adapter and probably a SATA cable, as you mentioned. After upgrading the hardware, I'll look to upgrade or do a fresh install of Windows 10 from there - has been a fun mini project getting the computer back up and operational.
Again, thanks for the input.
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