TITLE: HP Compaq Business Desktop ROMPaq Firmware (ROM Family MS7336) VERSION: 1.08 Rev. A DESCRIPTION: This package contains a utility to update the System BIOS (ROM) for the supported desktop models (with a MS7336 ROM Family). This utility works with the supported operating systems. PURPOSE: Routine SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP35996 SUPERSEDES: SP35704 EFFECTIVE DATE: May 31, 2007 CATEGORY: BIOS SSM SUPPORTED: No PRODUCT TYPE(S): Desktops HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S): HP Compaq dx2300 Microtower PC: All Models HP Compaq dx2308 Microtower PC: All Models SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S): None OPERATING SYSTEM(S): Microsoft Windows 2000 Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Microsoft Windows XP Professional 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 microcode to add support for Intel Core2 Duo Desktop Processors. - Adds an option to the F10 BIOS utility that enables users to specify whether or not to display the F11 Recovery prompt on the Splash screen during Power-On Self-Test (POST). FIXES: - Fixes an issue where the desktop takes a long time come out of Standby (S3) mode when an Intel Core2 Duo Processor is present. 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 or Microsoft Vista operating system environment). 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.