TITLE: HP xw4550 Workstation System BIOS VERSION: 01.03 Rev. a DESCRIPTION: This package contains utilities that can be used to restore or update the system BIOS on HP xw4550 Workstation models. NOTE: An HP SoftPaq is available from the HP website that contains additional BIOS Utilities to support HP products. This HP SoftPaq will be shown when searching for software support of products in the ROMPaqs/BIOS and Firmware categories. PURPOSE: Recommended SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP37044 SUPERSEDES: None EFFECTIVE DATE: September 24, 2007 CATEGORY: BIOS SSM SUPPORTED: Yes PRODUCT TYPE(S): Workstations HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S): HP xw4550 Workstation: HP xw4550 Workstation SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S): None OPERATING SYSTEM(S): Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64 Edition Microsoft Windows XP Professional LANGUAGE(S): Brazilian Portuguese Bulgarian Chinese(PRC Simplified) Czech Danish Dutch Finnish French German Hungarian Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Norwegian Polish Romanian Russian Slovak Spanish Swedish Taiwanese Chinese Turkish US English ENHANCEMENTS: N/A PREREQUISITES: None INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: This SoftPaq contains utilities that can be used to restore or update the system BIOS on HP Workstation models. Each folder has self-contained files to perform the BIOS update, and any unwanted folders may be deleted. 1. Download the SoftPaq .EXE file to a directory on your hard drive. 2. Execute the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to unpack the SoftPaq files. To update the BIOS: WARNING: DO NOT TURN OFF POWER OR ATTEMPT TO REBOOT THE COMPUTER DURING THE UPGRADE PROCESS! Tools and appropriate BIOS images are contained in each of the directories as follows (choose one method): * DOS Flash - Contains a DOS utility that can be used locally, or with a Pre-boot Execution Environment (PXE) management application to update or restore the system BIOS. * HPQFlash - Contains a Microsoft Windows-based utility to locally update or restore the system BIOS on individual computers operating in a Microsoft Windows or Microsoft Windows Vista environment. * BIOS CD - Creates a CD image that can be used to locally restore or update the system BIOS by using F10 Setup or BootBlock Emergency Recovery Mode. This SoftPaq can also be used with the following methods of updating the system BIOS: * System Software Manager (SSM) - Use this SoftPaq with SSM to update the system BIOS on target computers in a network. Place this SoftPaq in your SSM Filestore folder, and then update the database. SSM is a free utility that is provided by HP. For information about SSM, visit http://www.hp.com/go/ssm. * HP Client Manager Software (HPCMS) - Use this SoftPaq with HPCMS and Altiris Notification Server to remotely target, distribute, and update the system BIOS on network computers. Place this SoftPaq in your HPCMS Filestore folder, and then update the database. HPCMS is a free management application that provided by Altiris and HP. For more information about HPCMS, visit http://www.hp.com/go/EasyDeploy. Copyright (c) 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.