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HP xw4300 Workstation System BIOS

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Type: BIOS
Version: 01.12 Rev. a(1 Oct 2008)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows 2000 Pro
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (64-bit)
File name: sp41418.exe (2.2 MB)
This package contains the System BIOS image (BIOS Family 786D3) and local and 
remote BIOS flash utilities for the HP xw4300 Workstation. These utilities can 
be used to restore or update the System BIOS. System BIOS is operating system 
independent.

NOTE: To determine the BIOS family and BIOS date, press F10 on the target 
workstation during Power On to run the Computer Setup Utility, and then select 
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 workstation, the 
device must be attached before the workstation is Powered On.

TITLE: HP xw4300 Workstation System BIOS

VERSION: 01.12 Rev. a
DESCRIPTION:
This package contains the System BIOS image (BIOS Family 786D3) and local and 
remote BIOS flash utilities for the HP xw4300 Workstation. These utilities can 
be used to restore or update the System BIOS. System BIOS is operating system 
independent. 

NOTE: To determine the BIOS family and BIOS date, press F10 on the target 
workstation during Power On to run the Computer Setup Utility, and then select 
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 workstation, the 
device must be attached before the workstation is Powered On. 

PURPOSE: Routine
SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP41418
SUPERSEDES: None
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2008
CATEGORY: BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED: Yes

PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Workstations

HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP xw4300 Workstation: HP xw4300 Workstation

SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S):
None

OPERATING SYSTEM(S): 
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

LANGUAGE(S): 
Chinese(PRC Simplified)
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Taiwanese Chinese
US English

ENHANCEMENTS: 
The following enhancement has been added to BIOS version 01.12 since version 
01.11 (SP35274) was released:
- Improves the security of pre-boot authentication (BIOS-based) passwords by 
clearing data from volatile memory.

FIXES: 
No fixes have been added since the previous BIOS version 01.11 was released.

PREREQUISITES: 
None

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: 
This SoftPaq includes the following methods for changing the BIOS version: 
- Use HPQFlash to upgrade the BIOS directly in a Microsoft Windows XP or 
Microsoft Windows Vista environment.
- Use the utilities in this package to flash the BIOS in a DOS environment from 
bootable media.
- Use the ROM images in this package with the Computer Setup Utility (F10) to 
flash the BIOS from a USB flash drive, diskette, or CD-ROM drive.

This package can be used with System Software Manager (SSM), HP Client 
Management Solution (HPCMS), or preboot execution environment (PXE) management 
software for remote updating of the BIOS.

WARNING: DO NOT TURN OFF POWER OR ATTEMPT TO REBOOT THE COMPUTER DURING THE 
UPGRADE PROCESS!

1. Download the file by clicking the "Download" or "Obtain Software" button and 
saving the file to a folder on your hard drive (make a note of the folder where 
the downloaded file is saved).

2. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to 
update the System BIOS.

NOTE: If remote flashing is required, see the remote utility documentation for 
instructions about creating a Remote ROM Flash job to flash the System ROM on 
target workstations on the network.


Copyright (c) 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Version:01.12 Rev. a (1 Oct 2008)

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Type: BIOS
Version: 01.12 Rev. a(1 Oct 2008)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows 2000 Pro
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows Vista Business (64-bit)

Description

This package contains the System BIOS image (BIOS Family 786D3) and local and 
remote BIOS flash utilities for the HP xw4300 Workstation. These utilities can 
be used to restore or update the System BIOS. System BIOS is operating system 
independent.

NOTE: To determine the BIOS family and BIOS date, press F10 on the target 
workstation during Power On to run the Computer Setup Utility, and then select 
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 workstation, the 
device must be attached before the workstation is Powered On.

Release Notes

TITLE: HP xw4300 Workstation System BIOS

VERSION: 01.12 Rev. a
DESCRIPTION:
This package contains the System BIOS image (BIOS Family 786D3) and local and 
remote BIOS flash utilities for the HP xw4300 Workstation. These utilities can 
be used to restore or update the System BIOS. System BIOS is operating system 
independent. 

NOTE: To determine the BIOS family and BIOS date, press F10 on the target 
workstation during Power On to run the Computer Setup Utility, and then select 
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 workstation, the 
device must be attached before the workstation is Powered On. 

PURPOSE: Routine
SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP41418
SUPERSEDES: None
EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2008
CATEGORY: BIOS
SSM SUPPORTED: Yes

PRODUCT TYPE(S):
Workstations

HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S):
HP xw4300 Workstation: HP xw4300 Workstation

SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S):
None

OPERATING SYSTEM(S): 
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 32 Edition
Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

LANGUAGE(S): 
Chinese(PRC Simplified)
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Finnish
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Russian
Spanish
Swedish
Taiwanese Chinese
US English

ENHANCEMENTS: 
The following enhancement has been added to BIOS version 01.12 since version 
01.11 (SP35274) was released:
- Improves the security of pre-boot authentication (BIOS-based) passwords by 
clearing data from volatile memory.

FIXES: 
No fixes have been added since the previous BIOS version 01.11 was released.

PREREQUISITES: 
None

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: 
This SoftPaq includes the following methods for changing the BIOS version: 
- Use HPQFlash to upgrade the BIOS directly in a Microsoft Windows XP or 
Microsoft Windows Vista environment.
- Use the utilities in this package to flash the BIOS in a DOS environment from 
bootable media.
- Use the ROM images in this package with the Computer Setup Utility (F10) to 
flash the BIOS from a USB flash drive, diskette, or CD-ROM drive.

This package can be used with System Software Manager (SSM), HP Client 
Management Solution (HPCMS), or preboot execution environment (PXE) management 
software for remote updating of the BIOS.

WARNING: DO NOT TURN OFF POWER OR ATTEMPT TO REBOOT THE COMPUTER DURING THE 
UPGRADE PROCESS!

1. Download the file by clicking the "Download" or "Obtain Software" button and 
saving the file to a folder on your hard drive (make a note of the folder where 
the downloaded file is saved).

2. Double-click the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to 
update the System BIOS.

NOTE: If remote flashing is required, see the remote utility documentation for 
instructions about creating a Remote ROM Flash job to flash the System ROM on 
target workstations on the network.


Copyright (c) 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

Revision History

Version:01.12 Rev. a (1 Oct 2008)

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