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Updating BIOS Pro 6300 SFF

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Pro 6300 SFFmple: Pavilion 65XX
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I am refurbishing an HP Pro 6300 SFF computer with the latest version of Windows 10 Pro (x64)  Build 19041.329 on it. The refurbishment is done, but I am concerned that the BIOS version is 5 years old (2.98) and I am sure that there are later versions. However, HP doesn't seem to have any newer versions on their website. How do I find these newer versions (assuming they will work with Windows 10) ?

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Hi:

 

You will find the BIOS updates under the W7 section of the driver page.

 

Since you are running W10, update the BIOS using the F10 Setup flash method.

 

First you have to update to v2.99, and from there you can update to the latest version (v3.08).

 

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

 

v2.99:

 

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

 

v3.08:

 

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

 

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

 

Run the v2.99 file above.   An info page will open.

 

Read the instructions under the F10 Setup flash section.

 

At the bottom of that section, there is a link to click on...View contents of the DOS flash folder.

 

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

 

Restart the PC.  Immediately start tapping the ESC key to get the menu of options.

 

Select the F10 setup option and press the Enter key.

 

Select the File tab>Flash System ROM command.

 

Select the USB flash drive.

 

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

 

Follow the on screen instructions to update the BIOS.

 

After you do that, repeat the same process with v3.08.

 

Make sure you delete the v2.99 files from your flash drive, before copying the v3.08 files to it.

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Hi:

 

You will find the BIOS updates under the W7 section of the driver page.

 

Since you are running W10, update the BIOS using the F10 Setup flash method.

 

First you have to update to v2.99, and from there you can update to the latest version (v3.08).

 

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

 

v2.99:

 

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

 

v3.08:

 

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

 

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

 

Run the v2.99 file above.   An info page will open.

 

Read the instructions under the F10 Setup flash section.

 

At the bottom of that section, there is a link to click on...View contents of the DOS flash folder.

 

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

 

Restart the PC.  Immediately start tapping the ESC key to get the menu of options.

 

Select the F10 setup option and press the Enter key.

 

Select the File tab>Flash System ROM command.

 

Select the USB flash drive.

 

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

 

Follow the on screen instructions to update the BIOS.

 

After you do that, repeat the same process with v3.08.

 

Make sure you delete the v2.99 files from your flash drive, before copying the v3.08 files to it.

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Thanks, Paul. I tried Win 7 and Win 8.1 looking for those updates, but failed to find them. 

 

Additionally, I was previously a member of this forum using a different email address but was unable to retrieve it in order to login. I tried for three days, and the message I got was that I would get a way to change the password through my email. I must have tried that 10 or 15 times, never receiving the email from the forum back, so I had to register with another email address. 

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You're very welcome.

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