TITLE: HP 300n/NEC ND-1100A 4X DVD+R/RW Firmware Update VERSION: 3.15 Rev. A DESCRIPTION: This contains a utility to update the firmware for the HP 300n/NEC ND-1100A 4X DVD+R/RW drive in the desktop models listed. PURPOSE: Routine SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP28142 SUPERSEDES: None EFFECTIVE DATE: June 30, 2004 CATEGORY: Firmware SSM SUPPORTED: No PRODUCT TYPE(S): Desktops Workstations PRODUCT MODEL(S): Evo Workstation W6000: All Models HP Compaq d240 microtower: All Models HP Compaq d330 desktop: All Models HP Compaq d330 microtower: All Models HP Compaq d330 slim tower: All Models HP Compaq d530 convertible minitower: All Models HP Compaq d530 small form factor: All Models HP Workstation xw3100: All Models HP Workstation xw4000: All Models HP Workstation xw4100: All Models HP Workstation xw5000: All Models HP Workstation xw8000: All Models OPERATING SYSTEM(S): Windows 2000 Windows XP Home Edition Windows XP Professional LANGUAGE(S): Global ENHANCEMENTS: N/A FIXES: - Adds support for 8X DVD+R media PREREQUISITES: - HP 300n/NEC ND-1100A 4x DVD+R/RW drive - A blank floppy diskette. HOW TO USE: IMPORTANT: While installing this update, do not turn off, suspend, or hibernate the PC. Close all applications before starting the update. This update program requires a blank floppy diskette. 1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive. 2. Close all applications and remove any discs from the PC optical drives (CD or DVD). 3. Double-click the icon for the file downloaded in step 1, and then click NEXT. 4. Accept the terms in the HP license agreement, and then click NEXT. 5. Save the files in a c:\ folder, and then click NEXT. 6. Insert the blank floppy diskette and PRESS ANY KEY. 7. Wait a few minutes for the program to make the Firmware Update diskette. 8. Leave the floppy diskette in the floppy drive and restart the PC. 9. The PC should boot from the floppy and begin the DVD writer firmware update. 10. Follow the onscreen instructions to update the firmware. 11. After the firmware update is complete, remove the floppy diskette from the floppy drive and restart the PC. 12. Your DVD writer is now updated. Copyright (c) 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.