Extracting HP bios from softpack/ bios update?

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by matt167, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. matt167

    matt167 MDL Junior Member

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    I'm working on a friends laptop which is an old Compaq Presario C500.. She wants it cleaned up and upgraded to Win 7 which requires a bios mod. I've done several now but never had to deal with the HP softpack exe's. I installed the softpack on my computer knowing that it would error, but found that it did drop the files in the C drive and I do have a .wph in both winflash folders. When I put it into phoenix tool, it see's it as a legit bios with SLIC 2.0 but it does not know the brand manufacture and I have to manually add HP.. Just need to make sure that I can use Plash16 to flash the bios on this without bricking and that the bios will work. Any insight?
     
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    matt167 MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks.. That failed along with an attempt of mine. Could not get phlash16 to work and then my memory key I use as a dos boot drive quit recognizing so I gave up. First one I have ever had not work but the computer is old, missing keys and has weak hinges so I wasn't going to put much time into it.. Now runs Win 7 Pro with Daz's Loader. Still have to get the ram out of her other busted laptop so that I can upgrade this laptop a bit.