TITLE: HP Business Desktop ROMPaq Firmware (ROM Family 7050) VERSION: 1.19 Rev. A DESCRIPTION: This package contains a utility to update the System BIOS for the listed desktop models with a 7050 ROM Family. This utility works with the listed operating systems. The system BIOS can be updated directly from within the Microsoft Windows environment, or a bootable diskette or DriveKey can be created. PURPOSE: Recommended SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP35439 SUPERSEDES: SP33861 EFFECTIVE DATE: March 30, 2007 CATEGORY: BIOS SSM SUPPORTED: Yes PRODUCT TYPE(S): Desktops HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S): HP dx5150 Microtower PC: All Models HP dx5150 Small Form Factor PC: All Models SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S): None OPERATING SYSTEM(S): Microsoft Windows 2000 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Microsoft Windows XP Professional Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition LANGUAGE(S): Arabic Brazilian Portuguese Chinese(PRC Simplified) Czech Danish Dutch Finnish French German Greek Hebrew Hongkong Hungarian Italian Japanese Korean Norwegian Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish Swedish Taiwanese Chinese Turkish US English ENHANCEMENTS: - Updates the video BIOS for the integrated graphics controller. - Reduces the time that the PCI pre-fetch buffer can contain unused data. FIXES: - Fixes F10 menu issue where some processor steppings are not displayed correctly. - Fixes issue where certain processor stepping and DIMM combinations incorrectly generates an error message. - Fixes issue where there is no network activity with the integrated network controller under heavy network traffic conditions (the rest of the system is working - not locked up). - Fixes issue where a Power-On Self-Test (POST) error is displayed, indicating an invalid checksum error, if the Setup password that is entered is incorrect. PREREQUISITES: None INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: WARNING: DO NOT TURN OFF POWER OR ATTEMPT TO REBOOT THE COMPUTER DURING THE UPDATE PROCESS! 1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive. 2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions. 3. Choose one of the following three options when presented: - Create BIOS Flash Diskette. * - Create BIOS Flash DriveKey (the DriveKey must be bootable; this option creates the files needed to be able to flash the BIOS from the DriveKey). - Flash System BIOS Now! (this option enables the BIOS to be upgraded from within the Microsoft Windows operating system environment). * * At the present time, the ''Create BIOS Flash Diskette'' and ''Flash System BIOS Now!'' options are only available for use on desktops that are running the Microsoft Windows XP Professional (32-bit) or Microsoft Windows Home Edition (32-bit) Operating Systems. These options are not available for use with desktops that are running the Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Operating System. NOTE: After the files have been unpacked, the .EXE file that was downloaded in Step 1 can be deleted, if desired. Copyright (c) 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.