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Compaq DC7700
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I have the HP Compaq DC7700 Convertible Mini-Tower(CMT) with Windows 7 SP1 on C partition, and WinXP Pro 64 bit on D partition.

 

I have bios Version Hewlett-Packard 786E1 v01.16, 8/17/2011

 

Is there a later version of the bios for my machine? 

 

Here are the msinfo32 information if it helps

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OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name HOME
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP Compaq dc7700 Convertible Minitower
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz, 1867 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard 786E1 v01.16, 8/17/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name home\Bill
Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.94 GB
Available Physical Memory 2.77 GB
Total Virtual Memory 7.87 GB
Available Virtual Memory 6.25 GB
Page File Space 3.94 GB

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Hello,

 

Sorry, don't see any BIOS updates for your PC subsequent to 2011.

 

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Does that mean that only one from this list works on my machine?

There are several in 2011 for 786E1 version. 

 

1.16 rev a 11oct2011

3.07 rev a 11oct2011

4.02 rev a 14mar2011

1.06 rev a 21dec2010 <<<<<< this is current bios as show in my OP.

 

Compaq DC7700 Convertible Mini Tower

S/N 2UA70605WQ

 

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Any BIOS for the  786E1 Family will work on your motherboard.




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Does that mean the   3.07 rev a 11oct2011  or  4.02 rev a 14mar2011 should work?

BTW, thanks for the response.

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@billlyte wrote:

Does that mean the   3.07 rev a 11oct2011  or  4.02 rev a 14mar2011 should work?

BTW, thanks for the response.


As long as they are for the exact BIOS family that your PC's motherboard has installed they will work.

 

A word of caution about upgrading BIOS. Only upgrade if there is a good reason to update, not just because you can. Many people have bricked their PCs and notebooks because they did not quite understand that. BIOS updating is always a risk. The risk is far less if the PC or notebook has the modern UEFI platform. 




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This line from my original post, I think it shows the 'family'.

 

"BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard 786E1 v01.16, 8/17/2011"

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@billlyte wrote:

This line from my original post, I think it shows the 'family'.

 

"BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard 786E1 v01.16, 8/17/2011"


OK. I have already answered that question. 




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