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Step 1:  Click on the security prompt which appears at the top of the browser window then click 'Download File…'
Step 2:  If a File Download Security Warning appears, click 'Run' to install the framework.
Step 3:  Click 'OK' to close this window and begin downloading your software.
Step 1:  Click 'Run' on the prompt at the bottom of the browser.
Step 2:  If User Account Control appears, click 'Yes' to install the framework.
Step 3:  Click 'OK' to close this window and begin downloading your software.
Step 1:  Click 'HPSupportSolutions…msi' in the lower-left corner of the browser window
Step 2:  If User Account Control appears, click 'Yes' to install the framework.
Step 3:  Click 'OK' to close this window and begin downloading your software.
Step 1:  Click 'Save File' when prompted
Step 2:  Click the downward-facing arrow in the upper-right corner of the browser, then double-click 'HPSupportSolutionsFramework…'
Step 3:  If User Account Control appears, click 'Yes' to install the framework.
Step 4:  Click 'OK' to close this window and begin downloading your software.
Step 1:  Double-click 'HPSupportSolutionsFramework…' in the upper-right corner of the browser.
Step 2:  If User Account Control appears, click 'Yes' to install the framework.
Step 3:  Click 'OK' to close this window and begin downloading your software.
Step 1:  Click 'Save File' when prompted  OR  Click on the security prompt which appears at the top of the browser window then click 'Download File…'  OR  Click 'Run' on the prompt at the bottom of the browser.  OR  Click 'HPSupportSolutions…msi' in the lower-left corner of the browser window
Step 2:  Click the downward-facing arrow in the upper-right corner of the browser, then double-click 'HPSupportSolutionsFramework…'  OR  If a File Download Security Warning appears, click 'Run' to install the framework.
Step 3:  If User Account Control appears, click 'Yes' to install the framework.
Step 4:  Click 'OK' to close this window and begin downloading your software.


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Description

NOTE: For all supported HP Compaq Business Desktop d530 and d538 models, this SoftPaq, BIOS Version 2.43, is a web release only and will not replace BIOS Version 1.11 in the factory. For all supported HP Compaq Business Desktop d330 and d338 models, BIOS Version 2.43 is a new factory release that will be shipped on new HP Compaq Business Desktop d330 and d338 models, replacing BIOS version 2.40 in the factory. This Softpaq contains utilities that can be used to restore or update the system BIOS on HP Compaq Business Desktop d330, d338, d530 and d538 models (786B2 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 Powered On.

Release details

Released:
2004-08-16
File name:
sp28567.exe [1/1, 2.75M]
Version
2.43 A
Compatibility:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows 98

Fix/Enhancement

  • Adds large-scale deployment capabilities for systems with an embedded security device (TPM) installed.
  • Installs the latest microcode updates for the F29, F33, and F34 processor steppings 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.

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.

Silent Installation

FIXES:

  • Resolves issue with Hood Sensor not reporting an error if an Administrator password is set in F10 Setup.
  • Resolves issue with some PCI - Cardbus bridge cards not loading the "Generic Cardbus Controller," which resulted in the driver for the controller having an error condition in Windows XP.
  • Corrects an issue with USB 2.0 devices being visible in the OS when connected to the front USB ports even though the front USB ports have been disabled or hidden in F10 Setup.
  • Corrects BIOS F10 Setup's Italian Storage Menu for Hard Drives, which was not displaying the complete text.
  • Updates PXE ROM to version 6.3.0. This ROM fixed a PXE boot failure that occurred with some PXE servers where the "DHCP boot filename" option (OPTION 67)was manually added. Also the base code was fixed so that the provided length field file name strings are used to nullify the filename that is used for TFTP/MTFTP download.

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