This is no request thread! HP COMPAQ bioses, how to modify the bios?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by Yen, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. bilal101

    bilal101 MDL Novice

    Aug 14, 2009
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    Can anyone explain why none of the Loaders out there will activate Win7 on these troublesome HP laptops?
     
  2. ehh

    ehh MDL Novice

    Aug 23, 2009
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    Hi,
    i was able to activate W7 on my 8710P with WoW7. :)
     
  3. bilal101

    bilal101 MDL Novice

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    After all the wasted hrs, finally activated with WoW7 !!!
    ... still like everyone else Im waiting on a hardware solution for HP Phoenix BIOS
     
  4. halaween

    halaween MDL Member

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    Hi everyone here,

    I appreciate the hard time spent by all of you trying to find a way to patch these COMPAQ bioses with 2 SLIC's.

    I have one question here.

    For the models that qualify for upgrade to win7, and having the same trouble maker bios, how HP is going to upgrade these bioses to SLIC 2.1????.

    Can we have a look into one of these models and investigate to find the difference in the BIN or the flasher, between the old bios package and the new package, may be this can help to find a way to patch our bioses.

    Maybe i am wrong (limited knowledge) anybody can correct me?

    Regards
     
  5. TTAV134

    TTAV134 MDL Expert

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    hi,

    Can you choose a model and give us the links to old and new bios packages.

    thanks
     
  6. Tahunasky

    Tahunasky MDL Junior Member

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    TTAV134, below are EFI laptops i know of to add/update your eligibles.TXT

    HP EliteBook 8530w Mobile Workstation - EFI
    HP EliteBook 8730w Mobile Workstation - EFI
    HP EliteBook 2730p Notebook PC - EFI
    HP EliteBook 2530p Notebook PC - EFI
    HP Compaq 6530b Notebook PC - EFI
    HP Compaq 6730b Notebook PC - EFI

    I think everything that has an initial bios date after early 2008 is going to be EFI.
    EG:
    6710b was still selling until mid 2008, but initial bios date is april 2007 and is non-efi
    6730b has an initial bios date of 4 july 2008 and is efi.

    All newer efi bios's seem to have 68pd? numbers where the non-efi was 68dd?.
     
  7. TTAV134

    TTAV134 MDL Expert

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    hi,

    For the moment the only machine I've found with a non EFI bios with double SLIC2.1 table is the HP Compaq 510/511/610 Notebook PC.
    infortunately we have only one revision of the BIOS: F.01 (24 Apr 2009) SLIC 2.1
     
  8. Tahunasky

    Tahunasky MDL Junior Member

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    These are all newest laptops: HP Compaq 510/511/610 Notebook PC. I guess because they are the cheapest models they are using old bios's/chipsets etc.
     
  9. andmail

    andmail MDL Junior Member

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    #493 andmail, Aug 25, 2009
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  10. andmail

    andmail MDL Junior Member

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    #495 andmail, Aug 26, 2009
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    Code:
    Done.
    
    but nothing has changed...
     
  11. maxic

    maxic MDL Novice

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    What about 6735s bios? Is it EFI or not?
     
  12. avalanche.dk

    avalanche.dk MDL Novice

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    When talking about 8510w, I just bought one (2 weeks ago) in Denmark, and actually I thaught it was slic 2.1.

    After looking into this I found out that 8510w is upgradeable to win7 in USA/Canada when bought after some certain date, this is not true for europe.

    Anyone knows if its possible to take bios from a us model and put into a europe model?

    I've tried af slic 2.1 modded bios from another thread in here, but it says checksum error, as mentioned earlier in this thread.

    Anyway, I hope someone will figure out to calculate the right checksums
     
  13. Tahunasky

    Tahunasky MDL Junior Member

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    It looks like you will get a new bios to with slic 2.1 .
    The current latest bios is f.15, which has slic 2.0 in it.
    HP will probably not release a new bios until closer to the release date of windows 7, unless there is another reason for a new bios..
    And you can download and use the bios available in the states and canada, they are all the same.
     
  14. amdmannen

    amdmannen MDL Novice

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