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First post, by TimmermanV

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I own a Compaq Deskpro XE system. It says XE 433 on the front, but it has a DX2 66MHz processor. Some time ago I tried finding all applicable Softpaqs released by Compaq on the archive provided by HP. Most of these were found by looking for "deskpro xe" site:ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq on Google, though some of them don't explicitly mention that they are for this machine. E.g. the cpqvesa vesa bios extensions for QVision.
I hope it's all right if I share my findings here by just posting the list of Softpaqs and their links. If not, I'll find someplace else to share it.
I often found very good info on Vogons and thought it would be nice to share my findings for this machine.

There are more languages available, but since I'm Dutch, I only searched for Dutch and English. The Compaq system setup partition can be created if you have both a setup and a diagnostics disk. I used mixed versions on my Compaq and had no trouble.

Various fixes
sp0699 (txt) XEMOD1.SYS is for Compaq Deskpro XE 486 computers that have been configured without
------------ a fixed disk and have system ROMs dated 10/11/93 or 01/12/94
sp0715 (txt) XEATI.SYS is a DOS device driver that allows ATI mach32 and ULTRA video boards to work
------------ correctly in COMPAQ DESKPRO XE 486 machines.
sp0726 (txt) MONOMON.SYS allows Deskpro XE machines to use monochrome video boards in standalone
------------ configuration without getting 162 errors during POST.
sp0735 (txt) VDDVGA.386 is used to fix color palette or DOS display corruptions in DOS or Windows
------------ when switching from DOS to Windows or vice versa in VGA on a Deskpro XE 4/66
------------ or higher processor.
sp0994 (txt) FMSYNTH.EXE Disable FM Synthesis port (388h) 1.1
sp1076 (txt) Compaq Utility for DOS and the Intel Pentium FPU 1.00 Rev A
sp1088 (txt) Compaq Floating Point Detection Utility for DOS 1.0
sp1089 (txt) Microsoft Pentfix Utility 1.00 Rev A
sp1224 (txt) SHOWEXT.EXE Allow DOS Apps to Show Over 15MB Extended RAM 1.0
sp1414 (txt) Enable Compaq PCs to run QBASIC Programs 1.0

Supplemental Programs
sp1249 (txt) Windows Supplemental Programs Diskette (WSPD) 1.48 Revision A
sp1692 (txt) Desktop Windows Supplemental Programs Diskette (DWSPD) 2.00 Revision B English
sp1743 (txt) Compaq DOS Supplemental Programs Diskette for MS DOS 6 1.08 Rev A

ROMPaq / Firmware
sp0717 (txt) Firmware Upgrade Diskette for the Compaq Deskpro XE Series 486A1_0224.94
sp0788 (txt) Firmware Upgrade Diskette for the Compaq Deskpro XE Series 4A1_0322.94
sp1143 (txt) Desktop ROMPaq (23 Mar 95) 2.06 English
sp1292 (txt) Desktop ROMPaq (28 Apr 95) 2.07 English
sp1921 (txt) Deskpro XE System ROMPaq 486A 11/02/94 486A
sp2164 (txt) ROMPAQ Upgrade for Deskpro XE 486A1 Family 486A1_103194 Rev A English
sp2165 (txt) ROMPAQ Upgrade for Deskpro XE 586 Family 486A_110294 Rev A English

Diagnostics Test / Setup software
The following software can be installed on dedicated partition so it is accessible during boot by pressing F10 when a block cursor is visible in the top right corner of the screen. This software provides a graphical interface to change system settings / hardware configuration parameters (hard disks, port settings etc.). In any case you'll need 2 disks, Diagnostics/SETUP and Diagnostics/TEST. It is possible to mix and match versions, so you can get the most recent version of each.

Diagnostics/SETUP
sp1150 (txt) Compaq Personal Computer Diagnostics/SETUP 10.03A
sp1363 (txt) Compaq Personal Computer Diagnostics/SETUP 10.06 Rev E

Diagnostics/TEST
sp1095 (txt) Compaq Personal Computer Diagnostics 10.02 Rev A
sp1149 (txt) Compaq Personal Computer Diagnostics 10.03A
sp1244 (txt) Compaq Personal Computer Diagnostics 10.05 Rev B
sp1364 (txt) Compaq Personal Computer Diagnostics/TEST 10.06 Rev E
sp1456 (txt) Compaq Personal Computer Diagnostics/TEST 10.07 Rev B
sp2369 (txt) Personal Computer Diagnostics 10.11 Rev B Dutch
sp2373 (txt) Personal Computer Diagnostics 10.11 Rev B English
sp16085 (txt) Compaq Personal Computer Diagnostics 10.40 Rev A English (US)
sp16092 (txt) Compaq Personal Computer Diagnostics 10.40 Rev A Dutch

Diagnostics / Setup for Windows
sp0891 (txt) Compaq Computer Setup for Windows 1.50
sp1198 (txt) Desktop Computer Setup for Windows 3.0
sp1411 (txt) Compaq Personal Computer Diagnostics for Windows 1.06 Rev B.
sp16160 (txt) Compaq Diagnostics for Windows 3.02 Rev A Multi

QVision support for DOS (VESA TSR)
sp1728 (txt) COMPAQ CPQVESA VESA BIOS Extensions Release 1.12 Revision A English

QVision support for Windows 3.1
sp1241 (txt) Windows 3.1 Support for QVision 7.50A
sp1734 (txt) Windows 3.1 Support for QVision 7.70A

QVision support for Win95
sp1360 (txt) Windows 95 Support for QVision or AVGA Adapter 1.10 Rev A
sp1448 (txt) Windows 95 Support for QVision or AVGA Adapter 1.20 Rev A
sp1729 (txt) Windows 95 Support for QVision or AVGA Adapter 1.11 Rev A English
sp2005 (txt) Windows 95 Graphics Drivers for Desktops 1.40 English
sp2006 (txt) Windows 95 Graphics Drivers for Desktops 1.40 Dutch
sp2148 (txt) Windows 95 Graphics Drivers for Desktops 1.41 English
sp2155 (txt) Windows 95 Graphics Drivers for Desktops 1.41 Dutch
sp2225 (txt) Windows 95 Graphics Drivers for Desktops 1.42 English
sp2484 (txt) Windows 95 Graphics Support for Compaq Computers 1.51 Rev A Dutch
sp2488 (txt) Windows 95 Graphics Support for Compaq Computers 1.51 Rev A English

Edits:
2020-09-21 Added sp2373 (Diagnostics 10.11 Rev B English)
2020-11-19 Added sp2488 (Win95 graphics support 1.51 Rev A English)
2020-11-19 Added sp1734 (Windows 3.1 Support for QVision 7.70A)
2020-11-19 Added sp1692 (Desktop Windows Supplemental Programs Diskette (DWSPD) 2.00 Revision B)
2020-11-19 Categorized the list + layout
2020-11-27 Removed SP1200 and SP1201 as the binary was missing on the FTP server
2020-11-27 Categorized Diagnostics/SETUP and Diagnostics/TEST

Last edited by TimmermanV on 2020-11-27, 10:35. Edited 11 times in total.

Reply 3 of 4, by TimmermanV

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On request by amadeus777999: Here is an upload of the diagnostics and setup softpaqs.
The following two are the last matching pair:
sp1363 Compaq Personal Computer Diagnostics/SETUP 10.06 Rev E
sp1364 Compaq Personal Computer Diagnostics/TEST 10.06 Rev E

I believe you can substitute SP1364 for the more recent sp16085:
sp16085 Compaq Personal Computer Diagnostics 10.40 Rev A English (US)

The following two should give you similar functionality in Windows (3.x I think):
sp1198 Desktop Computer Setup for Windows 3.0
sp16160 Compaq Diagnostics for Windows 3.02 Rev A Multi
Let me know if you have any luck with these.

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Reply 4 of 4, by Swiego

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Thanks TimmermanV! This is a great list!

For anyone working specifically on the XE560 I created a separate thread that calls out the SoftPAQs for that model. It did use a different firmware series than the 486 models. I do believe everything on my list is included in Timmerman's.