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HP Compaq Pro 6300 Small Form Factor PC

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What's the latest BIOS for my desktop? Can you give me a link to download the file?

 

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You're very welcome.

 

I see v02.90 clear as day under the W8 driver section on the support page.

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-compaq-pro-6300-small-form-factor-pc/5232881

 

 
 

Business Desktops BIOS Utilities

5.03 Rev.B0.5 MBJun 5, 2014Download
 
 
 

 

 
 

HP Compaq Business Desktop System BIOS (K01 BIOS) for Windows

 

 

2.90 Rev. A17.4 MBAug 19, 2013Download
 
 
 

 

 
 

ROM Firmware for 8300 Elite and 6300 Pro Business PCs (K01)

 

 

00.03.08 Rev.A12.5 MBApr 26, 2019Download
 
 
 

 

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Hi:

 

What BIOS revision is your PC on currently?

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Hi

Current  BIOS K01 v02.90

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Hi:

 

Since you are running W10 on your PC, and the BIOS updates were written to be run on older operating systems, update the BIOS using the F10 Setup Flash method.

 

When you run the BIOS update an information page will open.  Follow the instructions to update the BIOS using the F10 Setup flashing method.

 

That way it doesn't matter what operating system you are running.

 

In order to update the BIOS to the latest version, you first have to update from v02.90 to v.02.99.

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp73001-73500/sp73099.exe

 

After you update the BIOS to v02.99, you can then update the BIOS to the latest version, which is v.03.08.

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp95501-96000/sp95971.exe

 

Get a USB flash drive.   Format it with the FAT32 file system.

 

When you run the BIOS update the info page will open.

 

This is the section you read...

 

                                                                       Startup Menu / F10 Setup BIOS Flashing

 

The HP Business Desktop systems provide a BIOS upgrade option through both the Startup Menu and the F10 Setup utility using the "Flash System ROM" feature.  Reboot the PC and press the Escape key to display the Startup Menu. Use the arrow keys to select Utilities, and then select the Flash System ROM option. Alternatively, reboot the PC and press F10 to access the BIOS Setup utility. In the File menu, select Flash System ROM.  Either method requires that removable media be present (USB storage or data CD) that contains the BIOS binary image file in the root directory. The binary image file can be found in the DOS Flash folder and is named xxx_MMmm.bin where "xxx" is the BIOS family, "MM" is the major version number, and "mm" is the minor version number.  To create a CD for updating the BIOS, use a blank CD-R or CD-RW disk on a system with a CD-RW or DVD+RW drive, and write the binary to the disk using any CD-burning software (Windows 7 and Vista support burning data CDs without additional software). If a BIOS Setup password has been set, the password will be required before being able to access the "Flash System ROM" menu. The user is notified when the process is completed.  The new BIOS code will not take effect until the PC is restarted.

View Contents of DOS Flash Folder

 

On the page that opens, click on the blue View Contents of DOS flash Folder link at the bottom of the section.

 

Copy the file contents to your USB flash drive.  Just the files, not the folder.

 

Then restart the PC, press the ESC key to get the menu of options.  Select the F10 setop option and press the enter key to get into the BIOS.

 

Select the File tab>Flash system ROM command.   Select the USB flash drive.

 

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

 

Follow the on screen instructions to update the BIOS.

 

Then repeat the same process with the v03.08 BIOS update files.

 

Don't forget to delete the v02.99 files from your USB flash drive first.

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Thanks for the quick response. I downloaded the files, I understood the whole procedure, but I am alarmed by the fact that version 2.90 (my current BIOS) is not presented in the version history. There is  2.85, then 2.98 and 2.99 only.  

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You're very welcome.

 

I see v02.90 clear as day under the W8 driver section on the support page.

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-compaq-pro-6300-small-form-factor-pc/5232881

 

 
 

Business Desktops BIOS Utilities

5.03 Rev.B0.5 MBJun 5, 2014Download
 
 
 

 

 
 

HP Compaq Business Desktop System BIOS (K01 BIOS) for Windows

 

 

2.90 Rev. A17.4 MBAug 19, 2013Download
 
 
 

 

 
 

ROM Firmware for 8300 Elite and 6300 Pro Business PCs (K01)

 

 

00.03.08 Rev.A12.5 MBApr 26, 2019Download
 
 
 

 

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The update was successful. Paul, Thanks for your support

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Anytime.

 

Glad to have been of assistance.

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