TITLE: HP Compaq Business Desktop ROMPaq Firmware (ROM Family MS7336) VERSION: 1.09 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: SP38199 SUPERSEDES: SP35996 EFFECTIVE DATE: January 4, 2008 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: N/A FIXES: - Fixes issue where the system automatically powers back on when power to the system is lost even though the "power loss" setting is set to off. - Fixes issue where a system that is running a Microsoft Windows Vista Operating System does not report that a PS/2 mouse is absent, even though the PS/2 mouse does not work on first boot. 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) 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.