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DVD-RW 16X HP DVD Writer 740b Drive Firmware Update

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HP DVD Writer 740b drive firmware update improves compatibilitywith recording software and resolves VCD playback issues.

Release details

File name:
sp26595.exe [1/1, 5.74M]
Microsoft Windows XP


  • Improves compatibility with Nero, Roxio, and Sonic CD/DVD recording
  • software.
  • Resolves VCD playback issues.
  • Resolves System Recovery CD/DVD issues with Imation (FujiFilm) 8X DVD-R
  • and double-layer DVD+R media.
  • Resolves exact copy issues with DVD-RW and double-layer DVD-R media.
  • Adds support for additional DVD-R and DVD+RW media.
  • Improves compatibility with other optical disk drives.
  • Improves compatibility with double-layer DVD-R and double-layer DVD+R
  • media.
  • Improves disc writing strategies.

    Operating System:
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • 1. Click the Download Only button.
    2. At the File Download screen, click the Save button.
    3. At the Save As screen, save the file to your Desktop.
    4. If a message appears stating that the file already exists, click YES to
    overwrite file.
    5. Double-click the icon for the update downloaded to your desktop, and then
    click NEXT.
    6. Follow on-screen instructions.
    7. If prompted to restart the system upon completion of the update, click
    YES and allow system to restart.

    Details and specifications

  • You must be logged on as an administrator to install this update.
  • HP DVD Writer 740b drive.
  • Blank floppy diskette, recordable CD (CD-R), or USB Thumb Drive.