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Retired product BIOS update

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Trying to upgrade my BIOS however as this is no longer supported on the website Im having a hard time finding the latest version. Thanks!

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Need your specific model number (AMD or Intel)?


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Intel

 

As far as product numer, not sure where to find that. Only things Im seeing is HP Pavilion dv6000, HP Pavilion Entertainment PC. Im in the process of installing the Support Assistant, so maybe that will have the info you need?

 

EDIT: After installing I found this.

 

HP Pavilion dv6000 (RV220UA#ABA)  

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Maybe. Actual product number should be on a label on the bottom of the laptop or hit fn + esc and brings up system info including product number which can be translated into model number. 


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As posted in my edit, looks like the product number is RV220UA#ABA

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DV6358se...lower than DV6500, but not yet  fallen off the HP grid. 

 

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp42001-42500/sp42187.exe

 

The issue is that this BIOS flasher only works in Vista...if you try to do it in Windows 7 you can brick the machine. 

 

This is BIOS version F.2D issued 12-22-08

 

http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-dv6000-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/...


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So, if I dont have Vista this one wont work at all then?

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It has been an awfully long time since I was dealing with dv6000 machines and all their issues on a daily basis but I seem to recall that BIOS upgrades posted under "Vista" had to be done in Vista. 

 

@Paul_Tikkanen might remember how it works. I just don't recall whether that was only true on some specific class of machines I just recall its being an issue and would not want to see you brick the machine. 


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I see. I appreciate the help so far.

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Hi, @Chris_Watson :

 

@Huffer is correct.

 

I have read many posts (most have been archived now) from unhappy forum members with dv6K and dv9K notebooks that flashed the BIOS' with the Vista based flash when running W7, only to have rendered their notebooks useless and irreparable.

 

You can try searching the forum...dv6000 BIOS update or dv9000 BIOS update and see what turns up.

 

Based on all the tales of woe I have read in the past, I wouldn't do it.

 

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