TITLE: HP Workstation xw6000 System BIOS (686O4 BIOS) VERSION: 1.20 Rev. A DESCRIPTION: This SoftPaq contains utilities that can be used to restore or update the system BIOS on the HP workstation xw6000 models with a 686O4 BIOS. Several methods for changing the BIOS version on your computer may be chosen. Included are the various ways to perform the update. Each folder provided has self-contained files to perform the BIOS update and any unwanted folders may be deleted. More information on the specific update tools is available in the "How to Use" text file as well as in the README files in each folder. This Softpaq can be used with the following methods of updating the system BIOS: - DOS Flash - HPQFlash - ROMPaq CD - ROMPaq Diskette - SSM - HP Client Manager Software The BIOS Family and BIOS date can be determined by pressing F10 on the target computer during system power on to run the Setup Utility, and then selecting File/System Information. This information can be saved into a text file on a diskette or on a USB flash media device by selecting File/Save to Diskette. In order for a USB flash media device to be recognized by the system, the device must be attached before the computer is turned on. PURPOSE: Recommended SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP27959 SUPERSEDES: SP27335 EFFECTIVE DATE: July 7, 2004 CATEGORY: BIOS SSM SUPPORTED: Yes PRODUCT TYPE(S): Workstations PRODUCT MODEL(S): HP Workstation xw6000: hp workstation xw6000 OPERATING SYSTEM(S): Windows 2000 Windows XP Professional LANGUAGE(S): Global ENHANCEMENTS: - Adds New Setup option to enable or disable Legacy Port (COM1, LPT) resources under Windows when SETUP password is set. FIXES: - Fixes issue where workstation stopped responding after CMOS Checksum Error caused by certain PS/2 keyboards. - Adds fix for setting fan speed to High in F10 SETUP; setting the fan speed to High now works correctly. PREREQUISITES: N/A HOW TO USE: 1. Download the SoftPaq to a directory on your hard drive. The file downloaded is a self-extracting executable with a filename based on the SoftPaq Number above. 2. Execute the downloaded file and follow on-screen instructions to unpack the files to folders within the download directory. 3. Select the flash utility you wish to use and follow the instructions provided in the README file in the appropriate folder. Copyright (c) 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.