- Mar 16, 2015
- HP 6300 SFF-V3.08
- GT 640
- Classic Mac
How about the green plastic part that locks the drives in position? I searched and searched but cannot find such a part.
Yes! Thank you.You mean these ?
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after downloading the bin file. Im trying to unzip using unarchiver also archive utility, just seems to make copy of folders in downloads folder instead of unzipping in order to drag file into flash Drive to flash BIOSLink to download the latest BIOS .EXE file 3.08 (You must have flashed to at least 2.99) first to use this.
You'll find the 2.99 .BIN file attached at the end of this post.Download the latest drivers, firmware, and software for your HP Compaq Elite 8300 Small Form Factor PC.This is HP’s official website that will help automatically detect and download the correct drivers free of cost for your HP Computing and Printing products for Windows and Mac operating system.support.hp.com
Select Windows 8.1 64 Bit as your OS
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Next Click on BIOS (1) and Download the .exe file
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If you don't have a Windows Install on your HP 6300/8300 you can load the K01_0308.bin file (located in the DOS Flash folder) onto a clean FAT32 USB and boot into the startup menu (ESC key) and choose the Utilities option. Follow instructions for bios update. Works very well (double check that your download is intact for that file of course).
I highly recommend you download the whole BIOS executable file from HP. You must have this if flashing to the new BIOS from within Windows.
You also have the option to use any of the stand alone .BIN files attached below at the end of this post #464.
Here's how to get the K01_0308.BIN file from the BIOS (sp95971.exe file ver. 03.08) to use with the USB method. For anyone that wants to flash the BIOS that way without needing a Windows install and HPQflash.
1. Download the BIOS .exe file for either 02.99 or 03.08 whichever you need to flash to, from the HP site.
2. Right click the file (in macOS) and select "open with" (I used the Unarchiver app from the MAS)
3. Open the folder of the extracted contents to see the DOS Flash folder inside of that.
5. Power on your HP and tap on the esc key to reach the Startup menu and then select Utilities, then Flash System ROM.
7. Let your system reboot on it's own and you're good to go.
You can still get BIOS 0304 from HP. It's located in the Previous Version section dropdown menu.
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Note: The 0304.BIN file does not have all the Intel Security patches that mitigate Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities. If you want to avoid those on your system only flash up to 0304. Once 0308 is flashed you can't revert to older versions.
Once it's unzipped it will still look like a zip file, it isn't. Note the increase in size in MB. Much larger.Im trying to unzip using unarchiver also archive utility, just seems to make copy of folders in downloads folder instead of unzipping in order to drag file into flash Drive to flash BIOS
My HP 8300's only drive is an SSD running Windows that I'd like to use as my sole drive, running OSX only. I'm unclear on the order of the steps to format the drive and upgrade BIOS. I was planning on trying to reformat the drive using Disk Utility (although if no one has had success, I'd go with the other options in the guide I guess).
Do I reformat the drive first, and then flash BIOS? Or does wiping the drive mess up the BIOS steps?
EDIT: Perhaps it's later, when installing Sierra, that I would attempt reformating the drive?
Thanks for any advice! Excited to get started.
As I have seen in your profile, u are using a gtx680 along with Catalina. Now I wonder if you have been able to fix the Nvidia-no-driver-glitches-fragments-bug-thing?I hope I may try to contribute to fixing the HP Elite 8300 USFF/USDT with HD4000 chip and OpenCore. Serials has bean cleansed and would be very thankful for information on how to get HDMI sound out of the DisplayPorts as Clover used to do before successfully. This OC folder got 10.15.7 up and running nicely (except the aforementioned sound output) TIA