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Updating HP BIOS in XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Gatc, Jan 16, 2002.

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  1. Gatc

    Gatc Thread Starter

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    Does anyone know how I can install a BIOS update on a Pavilion 6835 running XP? The only instructions I can find require me to be in true DOS mode and that's not possible (as far as I know) in XP.
     
  2. SavvyLady

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    you need to flash the BIOS??? You get all that info from HP.the download & directions..

    http://www.hp.com/cgi-bin/cposupport/swindex.pl?p=hppavilion30733&l=en&c=BIOS

    hp pavilion PC model 6835 (US/CAN)
    drivers and downloads for American English

    choose software language

    BIOS when new software is available
    description date rev size
    the following are single file downloads
    HP Pavilion Cognac BIOS Update 09/04/01 3.03 333.5 KB
    HP Pavilion Cognac BIOS Update 09/04/01 2.09 310.5 KB

    This does not pertain to your HP but is on Win 2000........ for an example only:
    http://www.3dspotlight.com/tweaks/bios/index.shtml
     
  3. Gatc

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    Thanks SavvyLady but I have already been to HP site and downloaded the HP update. But the instructions assume you are still in ME or 2000. I have aready upgraded to xp. The instrcutions from HP tell you to boot into DOS etc. and I can't do that in XP. Looking for another solution for everyone who loaded XP before they saw the update for bios.
     
  4. SavvyLady

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    Garrett thats why I gave you the second URL
     
  5. Gatc

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    OK, Thanks again. Looks a little intimidating. I'll do it tho. (Since everything works as is, i'll approach it slowly).
     
  6. SavvyLady

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    Be very very careful
     
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