TITLE: HP Compaq Business Desktop System BIOS (786B1 BIOS) VERSION: 2.43 Rev. A DESCRIPTION: For the supported model, this SoftPaq, BIOS Version 2.43, is a web release only and will not replace BIOS Version 1.14 in the factory. This SoftPaq contains utilities that can be used to restore or update the system BIOS on HP Compaq Business Desktop d530 Ultra-slim Desktop model (786B1 BIOS). Several methods for changing the BIOS version on your computer may be chosen. Included in this SoftPaq are the following methods: ability to create a ROMpaq bootable BIOS upgrade\restore diskette, ability to upgrade the BIOS directly in the Windows environment using HPQFlash, and the ability to create a ROMpaq bootable BIOS upgrade\restore CD. This SoftPaq can be used with SSM, HPCMS, or PXE management software for remote updating of the BIOS. 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: SP28564 SUPERSEDES: SP27866 EFFECTIVE DATE: August 16, 2004 CATEGORY: BIOS SSM SUPPORTED: Yes PRODUCT TYPE(S): Desktops PRODUCT MODEL(S): HP Compaq d530 ultra-slim desktop: All Models OPERATING SYSTEM(S): Windows 2000 Windows 98 Windows NT 4.0 Windows XP Home Edition Windows XP Professional LANGUAGE(S): Global ENHANCEMENTS: - Adds large-scale deployment capabilities for systems with an embedded security device (TPM) installed. - Installs the latest microcode update for the F29 processor stepping of the Intel Pentium 4 processor. NOTE: To determine processor stepping, access the System Information selection from the File menu of F10 BIOS Setup utility. PREREQUISITES: N/A HOW TO USE: 1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive. 2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. Copyright (c) 2004 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.