Wanting to upgrade bios on old laptop

Discussion in 'BIOS Mods' started by ryouga, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. ryouga

    ryouga MDL Member

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    Giving a laptop to my parents for christmas that currently has Vista business on it, since Vista is slow I wanted to put on home premium Win 7 64 bit.

    I have only done a bios mod once before so confused on what to do

    Its a HP laptop, I can give model
     
  2. JFKI

    JFKI MDL Expert

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    #2 JFKI, Dec 19, 2015
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    Not meaning to hijack this thread but...
    I just checked HP's website using this laptop's model number ( 6910p ) as an example and discovered they no longer offer BIOS downloads for this laptop.
    However I did archive BIOS revisions F0A - F19 for the 6910p back in August of 2013 and can make those available if anyone needs them.
    There are two major "flavors" of hardware regarding the 6910p, that is a difference in graphics chip. Intel 965 or ATI and it does make a difference when upgrading the BIOS.

    In regards to the opening post, the first thing you need to do is discover and record which BIOS version is already installed. That can be done by examining the boot screen before any OS begins to load. You may need to enter your BIOS and turn off any graphic boot screen to do so, but if you enter your BIOS, the version should be listed there anyway.
     
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  4. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    find the sp#####.exe on the hp site.. then see if it matches to 6910
     
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    ryouga MDL Member

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    #8 ryouga, Dec 22, 2015
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    What exactly do you want me to follow there? here is some information I got off system information anyway

    68pcu ver f.17
    03/05/2010
    video bios intel 1659
    keyboard controller 87.2A

    EDIT it may already be modded, I installed windows and tried Windows Loader and it said this

    30db

    hpqoem 09/15/09 v2.1

    When I clicked install it didnt need a restart.

    Does this mean its already in the slic?
     
  7. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    2010 date.. yes likely

    find a cheap dell E6410 with I5.. better than that vista oldie