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hp z600 bios download

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Does anyone know where i can download the latest bios update for hp z600?  I know its *not* supported but i am willing take the risk.  someone please help!

 

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Hi:

 

Here is the link to the latest BIOS update for the z600...

 

Info file:

 

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp75501-76000/sp75718.html

 

Exe file:

 

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp75501-76000/sp75718.exe

 

Using a Windows PC do the following so you can update the BIOS with no problem...

 

Download and run the BIOS file (sp75718).

 

An information page will open.

 

Read and follow the instructions under this section...

 

F10 Setup BIOS Flashing

 

The HP Workstation system supported by this Softpaq provides a BIOS upgrade option through F10 setup using the “Flash System ROM” feature.  Reboot the PC and press F10 to enter setup.  In the File menu, select the “Flash System ROM” item.  This flash utility will present the user with the option to select the media containing the BIOS image file (XXX_MMmm.bin).  The binary image file is contained in the DOS Flash directory and is named XXX_MMmm.bin where "XXX" is the abbreviated BIOS family, "MM" is the major version number, and "mm" is the minor version number.  F10 ROM based flash can accept the binary file from the root directory of any removable media such as USB or CD. On the Z800, Z600, and Z400 platforms the floppy diskette is no longer supported as a BIOS flash device as the ROM image is too large to fit on the floppy disks.  The BIOS CD Media file, included in this Softpaq, should be used to create a BIOS image CD.  When flashing with F10 ROM based flash, the CD media must be El-Torito compatible.  The user is prompted when the process is completed.  The new BIOS code will not take effect until the PC is rebooted.

 

When you click on the View Contents of DOS Flash Folder, you will get the BIOS files you need.

 

Here is an easy way to update the BIOS...I use this method all the time on my HP business desktops.

 

Get a USB flash drive.  Format it with the FAT 32 file system.

 

Copy the file contents of the DOS flash folder from the BIOS file you downloaded to the flash drive.

 

Restart the PC and tap the ESC key at the beginning of the HP welcome screen to get access to the menu of options.

 

Select the F10 system setup menu and hit the enter key.

 

Select the File menu>Flash System ROM command.

 

Then select the USB flash drive.

 

The PC should 'see' the BIOS update files on the flash drive.

 

Follow the onscreen instructions to update the BIOS.

 

By using this method, it does not matter what operating system you are running.

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paul_tikkanen, thank you for your quick reply!

 

instead of sp75718 i used sp75719 for linux.

 

i used ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp75501-76000/sp75719.html

 

per your direction and the readme, i simply copied XXX_MMmm.bin to my usb stick and F10 Setup BIOS Flashing.

 

once again thank you!

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You're very welcome.

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