HP Compaq dc7600 SFF Installation manual

HP Compaq Business Desktop dc7600 Software Overview
June 2005
Abstract ............................................................................................................................................ 3
Definition of Terms ............................................................................................................................... 3
Operating System Support .................................................................................................................... 4
Microsoft Windows XP Professional ................................................................................................ 4
Microsoft Windows 2000 ............................................................................................................. 8
Microsoft Windows NT ................................................................................................................. 9
ROM BIOS Information......................................................................................................................... 9
Additional BIOS Highlighted Features ........................................................................................... 10
Common Image Considerations........................................................................................................... 10
Software Image Development on dc7600 Stable Products ...................................................................... 11
Software delivery............................................................................................................................... 11
HP Worldwide Web site and download facility ............................................................................. 11
HP Support Software CD ............................................................................................................. 11
HP Restore Plus! CD.................................................................................................................... 12
Software enhancements...................................................................................................................... 12
HP Client Manager Software ....................................................................................................... 12
Video........................................................................................................................................ 12
Audio ....................................................................................................................................... 12
Modular Keyboard Quick Launch Button Support ........................................................................... 13
DMI Transition ........................................................................................................................... 13
User manuals ............................................................................................................................. 13
General Software Image Contents ....................................................................................................... 14
Microsoft Windows Operating System Software ............................................................................ 14
Hardware/OEM specific drivers and files ..................................................................................... 14
HP Specific Applications ............................................................................................................. 14
Other typically preinstalled applications........................................................................................ 15
Examining the Image Contents ..................................................................................................... 15
Examining the INFO.BOM file (OS-independent)............................................................................ 16
HP Branded XP Help and Support Module..................................................................................... 17
Feature Overview ....................................................................................................................... 17
Preloaded Components ............................................................................................................... 18
Additional Software ........................................................................................................................... 20
Frequently asked questions ................................................................................................................. 21
For more information.......................................................................................................................... 22
2
Abstract
The purpose of this white paper is to present both an overview of the preinstalled software operating system support
along with a brief description of major software components and features. This white paper covers the new HP
Compaq Business Desktop dc7600 models, along with a comparison to HP Compaq Business Desktop dc7100 and
the HP Compaq Business Desktop d530.
Definition of Terms
Preinstalled applications – Applications that are installed in the factory and are ready to use immediately.
Preloaded applications – Applications from HP that are loaded on the hard drive in an uninstalled state; the
user must install the application manually before it can be used. The HP Software Setup application provides a
simple interface to access the uninstalled applications.
Software Setup –An application provided by HP that makes it easier to locate and install software that is
preloaded (not preinstalled) on the hard drive.
Product family – A set of form-factor types within a numerically-defined series. For example, the HP Compaq
Business Desktop dc7600 Series consists of the HP Compaq dc7600 Convertible Minitower Business PC, HP
Compaq dc7600 Small Form Factor Business PC, and the HP Compaq dc7600 Ultra-slim Desktop Business PC.
QFE – Often referred as QFE’s or quick fixes, Microsoft calls them Quick Fix Engineering Software Updates. The
QFE’s are important software updates are provided by Microsoft and many are included in operating system
images provided by HP.
Restore Plus! CD – Hard drive recovery media provided by HP on CD that allows a user to re-image the system
back to its factory state.
Standalone service packs – A large collection of QFE’s from Microsoft that are grouped together to provide a
significant update to an existing Microsoft operating system.
Sysprep (System preparation tool)—A Microsoft tool that prepares the operating system for imaging. This tool must
be run before imaging a system and then deploying that image. Sysprep.exe can be found on your operating
system CD obtained either from HP or Microsoft. Sysprep, as well as other useful documentation and tools, is
contained in the named deploy.cab, located in the support\tools directory.
HP Compaq dc7600 Software Overview Whitepaper
3
Operating System Support
Operating systems preinstalled1 with the dc7600 series include one of the following:
• Microsoft Windows© XP Professional Edition with Service Pack 2
•
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2
Operating systems with Limited Supported2 for the dc7600 series include:
• Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4
Operating systems NOT supported but have been tested and documented3 for the dc7600 series include:
• None
Operating systems NOT supported4 (not a complete list) by HP for the dc7600 series include:
• IBM OS/2
•
Windows 95
•
Windows Me
•
Windows NT
•
Windows 98SE
Operating systems certified5 for the dc7600 series include:
• Red Hat Enterprise Workstation 3.0 (post launch availability)
•
SUSE Linux Desktop (post launch availability)
•
Novell Netware client (post launch availability)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
The dc7600 series will launch with a choice of Microsoft Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 or Windows
XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 preinstalled.
Below is a table highlighting software components added to the dc7600 compared to previous generation product
and can be used by IT Professionals as a guide to note driver changes within the Windows XP operating system.
1
Pre-installed support is defined as follows: 1) operating system offered for sale pre-installed on system, 2) drivers fully WHQL certified, and 3) drivers posted to WEB
(www.hp.com) at product announcement.
2
Limited Support is defined as follows: 1) Operating System is not offered pre-installed, 2) critical sub-system drivers are available on web/CD within 30 days of
product announcement (critical sub-systems include NIC, audio, video.)
3
Test & Document Support is defined as follows: 1) OS is loaded and tested in a “will it run criteria”, 2) no driver development, 3) problems are documented, 4) no
integration testing and 5) not support provided by HP.
4
Not Supported is defined as follows: 1) No loading of operating system, 2) no testing and 3) no issue documentation.
5
Certified is defined as follows: 1) Hardware is provided to vendor for testing and certification, 2) all drivers are OS vendor dependant, no support provided by HP,
and 3) certification is posted to vendor Web site.
HP Compaq dc7600 Software Overview Whitepaper
4
Table 1 Windows XP Software Component Version Comparison
Windows XP Driver Comparison
dc7600
dc7100
d530
Version
Version
Version
ROM Firmware for Intel 865 (CMT/SFF)
-
-
786B2
ROM Firmware for Intel 865 (USDT)
-
-
786B1
Name
ROM BIOS
ROM Firmware for dc7100
786C1
-
786D1
-
-
-
5.12.1.4070
5.12.01.3570 B
5.10.0.5121
-
-
Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem
2.1.47
2.1.45.10
-
Broadcomm Drivers for Windows XP and 2000
ROM Firmware for dc7600
Audio Drivers
ADI AC97 Integrated Digital Audio
Realtek HD Audio Driver
Communications Drivers
8.27.1
7.73
6.34 A
HP WLAN 802.11a-b-g PCI WL500
-
2.4.225
-
HP WLAN 802.11b WL220
-
-
1.1.5.0 A
Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Drivers for Windows XP
6.4.16.1
6.4.16.1
6.4.16.1 A
Lucent 56K v.90 Win Modem Driver
-
-
8.22 E
O2 Micro Basic Smartcard Keyboard Drivers
-
-
1.3.5.3 D
P Series Drivers for PCMCIA
-
-
5.07.04 A
(CMT/SFF only)
8.11.5-050405a-022
8.01
-
6.14.10.3829
-
Graphics Drivers
ATI Radeon Graphics Driver PCI Express
Intel(R) 915G Express Chipset Family
Intel(R) 965G Express Chipset Family
6.14.10.4299
-
Intel 865 Graphics Driver
-
6.13.01.3485 A
nVidia Graphics Drivers
-
43.03 B
-
61.88
43.03 B
nVidia Graphics Drivers - Windows XP
nVidia Rel 60 Driver - Windows XP
-
61.71
43.03 B
61.88
-
-
1.01
-
-
5
5
-
USB Serial Converter Driver
-
1.0.2146.0
-
Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Applet
-
-
1.14 B
Wireless Mouse (Only) Applet
-
-
1.09 B
Easy Access Keyboard support software
-
-
8.0.0.678C E
nVidia LPG Graphics Drivers - Windows XP
nVidia NVS280 PCI Registry Patch
Input Drivers
Modular Access Keyboard Software
HP Compaq dc7600 Software Overview Whitepaper
5
OS Support / Microsoft QFE’s
Microsoft DirectX 9.0b
Q886199 - Microsoft Windows fix for RDC Audio redirect
failure on SP2
(integrated into SP2)
1.00 A
1.00 A
-
1.00 A 1
Q815304 - Microsoft Windows Fix for S4 function broken on
SP2
1B1
Q885270_Microsoft Windows XP fix for DhcpRequestParams
function broken on SP2
1.00 A 2
Microsoft Explorer Hang during PnP fix - KB314405
(integrated into SP2)
1
Microsoft HTML Help Topics fix - Q811630
(integrated into SP2)
1
-
Microsoft IE6 SP1 November 03 Cumulative patch - Q824145
(integrated into SP2)
1
-
Microsoft Messenger Vulnerability fix - Q828035
(integrated into SP2)
1
-
Microsoft Windows DMA Downshift Fix
(integrated into SP2)
1
1.00 A
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 Hot fixes
(integrated into SP2)
1
-
Monitor INF and ICM Files
1.30 E2
1.2
1.10 A
(integrated into SP2)
1
-
Chinese Quad Byte Support
2.00 A
2.00 A
2.00 A
Dot Net for Windows XP Pro
C 1.10
1.1
1.00 A
7.00
6
5.00 A (Intel 865)
E 1.02
1.02
1.02
Q828028 Microsoft Vulnerability within ASN fix
(integrated into SP2)
1
-
Q828741_Cumulative Update_Vulnerability within RPC_DCOM
fix
(integrated into SP2)
1
-
Security Update_Vulnerability within Microsoft Windows
fix_Q835732
(integrated into SP2)
1
-
1.2.1.3
1.2.1.3
-
1.5.0 F 1
1.4.2_03
-
-
-
1.00 A
(integrated into SP2)
1
-
Multiple Fixes In RPC - Q824146
Intel Chipset Support for Windows
NTFS Security Update
Set Video Refresh rate.
Sun Java
USB 2.0 Upgrade for Windows XP (Q810090)
USB 2.0 Upgrades for Windows XP
Windows XP MUI Pack - BULGARIAN
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
Windows XP MUI Pack - CROATIAN
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
Windows XP MUI Pack - ESTONIAN
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
Windows XP MUI Pack - LATVIAN
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
Windows XP MUI Pack - LITHUANIAN
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
Windows XP MUI Pack - ROMANIAN
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
Windows XP MUI Pack - SLOVAKIAN
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
Windows XP MUI Pack - SLOVENIAN
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
Windows XP MUI Pack - THAI
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
1.00 A (XP Pro only)
Windows XP SATA Fix Q812415
(integrated into SP2)
1
1.00 A
Windows XP Unchecked Buffer in Windows Shell Fix Q329390
(integrated into SP2)
1
1.00 A
WinXP ICH5 Intelide.sys Fix
(integrated into SP2)
-
1.00 A
HP Compaq dc7600 Software Overview Whitepaper
6
Preinstalled Applications
Adobe Acrobat Reader
6
6
Preload for this product
line.
Application Installer
2
2
2.00 B
Help Support Center
4.00.0026 H 3
3.100.6.1
2.0.9.3 C
HP ProtectTools Embedded Security
-
3.00 (XP Pro Only) *
1.50.61.3 A (XP Pro
Only)
HP ProtectTools Security Manager
2
Intervideo WinDVD Software
Roxio CinePlayer
PDF Complete (select models only)
Safety and Comfort Guide - Desktop
ZIM SMS Mail
Norton AntiVirus 2005
A 2.2
1
-
5.0.11.285
4.0.11.268 K
-
-
3.0.4
2.5.15
-
D 3.100.3.1
C 3.100.3.1
1.00 B
-
1
-
2005
-
-
Preinstall for this product
Preinstall for this product
5
Preloaded Applications
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Altiris Deployment Agent for Windows- Preload
6.1
5.5
5.50 A4
6.1.1592.0
6.00.381
-
Diagnostics for Windows - Commercial
-
Available on HP.com
4.06 A
Insight Management Agent for Clients
-
-
5.01 B
Norton AntiVirus 2002
-
-
-
Norton AntiVirus 2003
-
-
2003 A
Norton AntiVirus 2004
-
2004 A
-
Remote Diags Enabling Agent
-
-
3.02 N
-
6.1.1.48
5.3.4.21 SP19a B2F
7.0.272
6.5.342
-
-
5.0.11.417
-
A 7.2
-
-
HP Client Manager Software
hp.com/go/easy
deploy
hp.com/go/easy
deploy
hp.com/go/easy
deploy
System Software Manager (SSM)
hp.com/go/ssm
hp.com/go/ssm
hp.com/go/ssm
Altiris Local Recovery
CD Delivered Applications
Roxio Easy CD Creator
Dantz Retrospect
Intervideo WinDVD Creator
Roxio DigitalMedia Plus
Web Delivered Applications
Table 2 below summarizes the software updates (Softpaqs) available for download from www.hp.com/support.
Table 2 also contains application software (and related updates) for the dc7600 (some of this software is
dependent on specific hardware configuration details.
HP Compaq dc7600 Software Overview Whitepaper
7
Table 2 Windows XP Software Drivers available for dc7600
dc7600
Windows XP dc7600 Softpaqs
Softpaq
Version
SP30633
1.03A
SP30420
7.0.01019A
SP30298
5.10.0.5121
Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem
Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Drivers for Multiple Operating
Systems
Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Drivers for Multiple Operating
Systems
HP WLAN 802.11a-b-g PCI WL500
(post launch availability)
SP30360
2.1.51.0
Intel(R) PRO/100/1000 MT Drivers for all Operating Systems
SP24564
In development
6.4.16.1
Intel(R) Integrated Graphics Driver for Windows 2000/XP
SP30365
6.14.10.4308
ATI Graphics Driver
SP30297
8.11.5_8.13
nVidia Graphics Driver
SP29779
61.88
SP30301
1.00
SP28969
1.00
SP29830
1.00
Set Video Refresh Rate Utility
SP25827
1.2.1.3
Nvidia NVS280 Patch
SP30295
1.01
Altiris Local Recovery Update
Lexar HP Secure
LightScribe Driver Update
HP BIOS Configuration for Protect Tools
HP Protect Tools Smart Card Security Module
Modular Access Keyboard Button Software
MS Office 2003 Patch for Japanese Windows XP SP2
Upgrade
PDF Complete
SP29138
SP27834
SP30632
SP30012
SP30630
SP30562
SP28929
6.1.1592.0
3.0.0.8
1.4.30.1 B
2.00A17A
5.0.4.4-5.00E
5.23C
Name
ROM BIOS
ROM Firmware for dc7600 (786D1)
Chipset
Intel Chipset Support for Windows 2000/XP
Audio Drivers
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
Communications Drivers
SP30375
8.27.1
SP30376
8.27.1
Graphics Drivers
Operating System Updates and other Software
Microsoft Windows Universal Audio Architecture Update
(Q888111)
Microsoft Windows XP SP2 Fix for RDC Audio Redirect Failure
(Q886199)
Microsoft Windows XP Fix for No Video Issue When Exiting S3
on RDC (Q815304)
SP30537
1.0
3.04
Microsoft Windows 2000
PC OEMs are no longer allowed to ship personal computers with Windows 2000 licenses; thus, HP will not be
providing this operating system preinstalled on the dc7600 series. HP will continue to provide limited software
support for Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 4. Available software drivers to support the dc7600
series for Windows 2000 are available for download from www.hp.com usually within 30 days of product launch.
As a service, HP can install Windows 2000 on new PCs using customer provided Windows 2000 image via the HP
PC Customization Services (PCCS) process. Interested customers should contact their HP account manger. Below is a
list of Windows 2000 compatible drivers available usually within 30 days of the launch of the dc7600 product line:
HP Compaq dc7600 Software Overview Whitepaper
8
Table 4 Windows 2000 Software Drivers available for dc7600
Windows 2000 dc7600 Softpaqs
Name
ROM BIOS
HP Compaq Business Desktop System BIOS (786D1)
Audio Drivers
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
Communications Drivers
Agere Systems PCI Soft Modem
ATI Radeon Graphics Driver PCI Express
Broadcom Widcomm Bluetooth Software and Drivers
Broadcom Drivers for Windows XP and 2000
HP WLAN 802.11a-b-g PCI WL500
Intel(R) PRO/100/1000 Drivers for all Operating Systems
Graphics Drivers
Intel(R) Graphics Driver for Windows 2000/XP
ATI Graphics Driver for Windows 2000/XP
NVIDIA Graphics Driver
OS Support / Microsoft QFEs
Monitor INF and ICM Files
Intel Chipset Support for Windows
Set Video Refresh Utility for Windows 2000/XP
Sun Java
Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 Universal Audio Architecture
Update
Modular Access Keyboard Button Software
NVIDIA NVS280 PCI Registry Patch
Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4
Preinstalled Applications
HP ProtectTools Embedded Security
HP ProtectTools Security Manager
Preloaded Applications
Altiris Deployment Agent for Windows (A Client)
Windows Based Format Utility for HP Drive Key
HP Modular USB Smartcard Driver
Softpaq
dc7600
Version
SP30633
1.03A
SP30298
5.10.0.5121
SP24564
2.1.37.8
8.01
4.0.1.900A
7.73
2.4.225
6.4.16.1A
SP30365
SP30297
SP29779
6.14.10.4308A
8.11.5_8.13A
61.88A
SP30420
SP25827
1.2
7.0.0.1019A
1.2.1.3
1.4.2_03
SP30560
SP30628
SP30562
SP30295
SP30628
1.00
5.23C
1.01A
1.0
3.00 (XP Pro Only) *
1.00
SP27608
SP30394
5.5
2.1.8A
4.28.0.1C
Microsoft Windows NT
Microsoft NT is not supported for the dc7600 series. Customers may experience some success with running
Windows NT on the dc7600 but there will be limitations. Windows NT was retired by Microsoft from the PC OEM
channel on 30 June 2002 with all maintenance support dropped on 30 June 2003. Most hardware technology
introduced after 30 June 2003 is not supported by Microsoft or Intel. They will no longer provide the required
software updates to make this operating system function. Please refer to the HP white paper Operating System and
Device Driver Support for HP Business Desktop Computers, part number 372899-001.
ROM BIOS Information
Key features of the dc7600 BIOS include:
Deployment and manageability - HP BIOS provides several technologies that help integrate the HP Business
desktop computer into the enterprise such as PXE, remote configuration, remote control, and F10 Setup support for
12 languages.
HP Compaq dc7600 Software Overview Whitepaper
9
Stability - HP BIOS supports the HP stable product roadmap by releasing only critical BIOS changes to the factory
and advanced change notification.
Security - HP BIOS offers a robust and flexible set of security features to help the system administrator secure their
systems from removal of sensitive data, and help prevent access by unauthorized users, subversion of OS security
policies, removal of hardware, flash of rogue BIOS images, master boot record viruses, and attacks on BIOS
settings.
Thermal and power management - The HP BIOS provides and enables thermal and power management
technologies to assist in operating the HP Business Desktop computer in any enterprise environment.
Serviceability - HP BIOS provides diagnostic and detailed service information.
Upgrades and recovery - HP BIOS provides numerous ways to upgrade HP Business Desktop computers
including BIOS updates from within DOS (ROMPAQ, Flashlite), BIOS updates from within Windows (CPQFlash,
SSM), and fail-safe recovery.
Additional BIOS Highlighted Features
Power-On password - The power-on password helps prevent an unauthorized user from powering on the
system. After a power-on password is established, the user is required to type the password during the power-on
process.
Administrator password - The administrator password, also known as the setup password, helps prevent
unauthorized changes to the system configuration. If the administrator password is not known, the BIOS version
cannot be changed and changes cannot be made to BIOS settings using F10 setup or under the OS.
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) - Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
represents a significant innovation in power and configuration management, allowing operating systems and
applications to manage power based on activity and usage. HP Compaq dc7600 models use ACPI to provide
power conservation features under Windows XP and Windows 2000.
The ROM BIOS version that will initially ship on the dc7600 is version 1.xx. For more information related to the
dc7600 BIOS please refer to the white paper HP Desktop BIOS, part number 371246-001.
Common Image Considerations
One of the design benefits of the dc7600 product family is that HP carefully engineers the software image to be
compatible across the various hardware form factors within the family. An important ingredient is delivering
common hardware architecture as this reduces image compatibility issues. HP realizes that many of our customers
create their own OS images to incorporate applications and standards for their business.
For these customers who create their own images it is recommended by HP to begin with the factory preinstalled
image as a “base” for the common image. If the file system type or the partition structure is not desirable, HP
recommends that you still use the factory preinstalled image to build the common image. File system and
partitioning can be customized during the image load phase of the deployment process.
If the factory preinstalled image has already been removed from the hard drive, you may restore that image using
the Restore Plus! CD and the Restore Plus! documentation included with the computer. For more information on
building a common image please refer to HP document, Building a Common Image, Developing a Common Image
across HP Desktops, part number 339083-002.
HP Compaq dc7600 Software Overview Whitepaper
10
Software Image Development on dc7600 Stable Products
At the product launch of the dc7600 product family, the dc7600 small form factor (SFF), ultra-slim desktop (USDT),
and convertible mini-tower (CMT) designs will utilize the Intel 945G chipset. It is important to point out that HP will
deliver a common software OS image that is fully compatible between the dc7600 CMT/SFF and USDT
architectures.
•
To prevent visible hardware re-enumeration between the SFF/CMT and USDT systems, HP
recommends that customers follow recommended procedures to prepare their system image using
Microsoft’s Sysprep tool. For guidelines on how to develop a sysprep image refer to HP whitepaper,
“Building a Common Image” part number 339083-002.
•
If the software image is captured without first using Sysprep but instead copied to new systems using
a disk duplication tool, the operating system will require discovery of new hardware causing visible
re-enumeration, even on identical chipset hardware.
Visible re-enumeration is common function of the operating system (to enable hardware support) and should not be
a cause for concern as long as the appropriate drivers are available for the operation system to locate and install. If
during re-enumeration a software driver is not found during the discovery process the affected hardware will not be
properly installed and the hardware device will be unavailable to the user. The hardware devices can be viewed
using Windows Device Manager and each unavailable hardware device will display a yellow exclamation mark
“!” commonly referred to as bang. At this point, proper loading of the appropriate software driver for the hardware
device will enable the unsupported device to function.
Important Note: When creating a master image it is very important to keep the hardware device drivers in their
original directory locations. Moving them can cause Windows to not properly locate the software drivers for
installation during the hardware discovery process and fail. If it is deemed necessary to move drivers to another
location within the image, it is important to update the path directory requirement for the Sysprep process. For more
about driver directory path structures see “Pooling Drivers on the Reference Machine” in the HP whitepaper,
“Building a Common Image” part number 339083-002.
Software delivery
Delivery methods for software updates available for HP commercial computers include:
•
HP Worldwide Web site and Download Facility (http://www.hp.com)
•
HP Support Software CD
•
HP Restore Plus! CD
HP Worldwide Web site and download facility
Individual drivers and utilities can be downloaded, in the form of Softpaqs, from the HP Download Facility or from
the Web site at http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/ or ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/Softpaq/. Softpaqs
provide a distribution method for driver and ROM updates and product software enhancements.
HP Support Software CD
The Support Software CD (SSCD) includes updated drivers and utilities for HP commercial notebook, desktop, and
workstation computers. Key drivers and utilities for HP computers are included on the SSCD. The user interface is in
English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Japanese. The SSCD is updated regularly and is available either
through an annual subscription or as a one-time purchase. Subscriptions can be purchased through customer
support or from an authorized dealer.
HP Compaq dc7600 Software Overview Whitepaper
11
HP Restore Plus! CD
HP Restore Plus! CDs are shipped with each HP Compaq desktop system. The CDs provide an easy-to-use complete
restore solution for preinstalled operating systems. This restore solution allows users to return the operating system to
near factory state. Please refer to the Restore Plus! installation manual for instructions on restore options.
Software enhancements
This section discusses the following software enhancements:
•
HP Client Manager Software
•
Video
•
Audio
•
Modular Keyboard Quick Launch Button Software
•
DMI Transition
•
User Manuals
HP Client Manager Software
HP Client Management Solutions, part of the HP Adaptive Management initiative, respond to customer needs for
easy-to-manage computers in stand-alone and networked environments. HP, in partnership with Altiris, a recognized
leader in delivering cost-reducing lifecycle management technologies, offers a cohesive set of solutions that span the
entire IT lifecycle. The combination of HP Client Manager and Altiris solutions helps enables customers to lower total
ownership costs on HP systems. HP and Altiris solutions focus on business needs in the following critical lifecycle
areas:
• HP platform management – Proactively respond to hardware changes, alerts, and manage mass
updates to system software.
•
Deployment & Migration – Manage the end-to-end software deployment and migration process.
•
Inventory & Asset management – Keep track of hardware and software within the business
environment.
•
Help desk & problem resolution – Help resolve customer issues and streamline the help desk.
•
Connectors – Integrate with enterprise technology and systems management solutions.
•
With both stand-alone solutions and integrated suites, customers can manage hardware and software
from a single Web-based console to address the complete IT lifecycle. For more information, see the
brochure, HP and Altiris Client Management Solutions (5981-4665EN), or visit the HP Web site at
www.hp.com/go/easydeploy.
Video
HP dc7600 PCs feature the Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950. Intel software drivers enable all
functionality of the video hardware. Driver support is complemented by a display utility that provides easy access to
video settings through the Windows Control Panel.
Audio
The dc7600 incorporates the new UAA (Universal Audio Architecture) hardware that allows for High Definition
audio playback with 5.1 integrated surround sound tracks. Normal audio playback is still supported as well. In
order to enable the UAA hardware Q888111 from Microsoft must be applied to the system before the RealTek
driver is installed. Both Q888111 and the RealTek audio driver are available from the HP support web site for the
dc7600.
HP Compaq dc7600 Software Overview Whitepaper
12
Modular Keyboard Quick Launch Button Support
HP includes a software based programmable keyboard utility that is provided with the new HP Modular Keyboard
option kit. All keys are reprogrammable under Windows XP through the Modular Access keyboard software applet
supplied on the IO and Security CD within the kit. This software is a simpler version of the previous Easy Access
Keyboard software and is supported in 6 major languages (English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and
Japanese) when available.
DMI Transition
The Desktop Management Task Force (DMTF) introduced the DMI standard almost ten years ago. Due to new
standards adoption such as the Common Information Model (CIM), the DMTF has initiated end-of-life for DMI. Given
other advancements in HP Client Management Solutions, HP Systems Insight Manager, and Microsoft’s
implementation of CIM, known as Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), the HP Insight Management
Agent is no longer being provided on new HP commercial desktop, workstation, and notebook models introduced
after January 1, 2004.
Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is standard with Windows 2000 and Windows XP. WMI
provides hardware inventory and alert information directly through the Windows OS to a system management
application.
HP Client Manager (HP CM) developed with Altiris, is a free hardware management solution for HP commercial
desktop, notebook and workstation models. It tracks detailed inventory information, monitors hardware faults, and
can update drivers and BIOS on client PCs. HP CM can also integrate with HP Systems Insight Manager to provide
consolidated deployment and management of HP clients and servers from a single HP Systems Insight Manager
console.
User manuals
Numerous manuals are available on the Documentation CD included with the dc7600 desktop:
*
•
Quick Setup - Provides information needed to connect your computer and peripheral devices.
•
Getting Started - Provides information needed to set up factory-provided software. Basic
troubleshooting is also provided should you have problems during initial startup.
•
Hardware Reference - Provides basic information for upgrading this series of computers.
•
Computer Setup (F10) Utility - Provides instructions on how to use Computer Setup. This tool is
used to reconfigure and modify computer default settings when new hardware is installed and for
maintenance purposes.
•
Desktop Management Guide - Provides definitions and instructions for using security and
manageability features that are preinstalled on select models.
•
HP ProtectTools Embedded Security - Provides instructions for using the software that allows
you to configure settings for the HP ProtectTools Embedded Security chip.
•
Network and Internet Connections - Provides definitions and instructions for using network
interface controller (NIC) features that are preinstalled on select desktop models.
•
Troubleshooting - Provides helpful hints and solutions for troubleshooting this series of computers
as well as scenarios for possible hardware and software problems.
•
Safety and Regulatory Information - Provides safety and regulatory information that is
compliant with U.S., Canadian, and International regulations.
•
Warranty* - Provides the warranty terms and conditions, warranty period, and types of warranty
service available for the product
This document is provided in print and on the Web only, and is not included on the Documentation CD.
HP Compaq dc7600 Software Overview Whitepaper
13
General Software Image Contents
HP Compaq Business Desktops come standard with a factory-installed software image. The image consists of a
number of separate software components including the operating system (such as Microsoft Windows XP
Professional Edition), drivers for the specific hardware devices included with your system (such as graphics, network
interface cards, modems, etc.) and a small number of additional applications. See the Additional Software section
for possible list of applications.
Quick fixes (QFEs) are also included with the image for any Microsoft operating system issues that HP identified as
problems that might affect its customers. These QFEs will show up under the Add/Remove Programs applet in the
Control Panel. Since most of these fixes are critical in nature, they will appear grayed out by design so they cannot
be removed.
Standalone service packs may also be preloaded on some systems depending on the version of the integrated
operating system and the timing and nature of the HP Compaq Business Desktop product introduction. Other
software applications that are preloaded include optional business software. Examples of these types of
applications include Norton Anti-Virus, and Altiris Deployment Agent for Windows (A Client). An HP developed
application called Software Setup provides a user interface to allow installation of these optional preloaded
programs.
Following is a more detailed list of general software that may comprise the factory image:
Microsoft Windows Operating System Software
•
Windows XP Professional or Windows XP Home Edition
•
Microsoft Direct X
•
.Net (pronounced dot net) Framework for Windows XP
•
Microsoft-provided QFE’s
•
Quad Byte Supplement (for Simplified Chinese language only)
•
Windows XP Professional Multilingual User Interface (MUI) Pack (for Eastern European and Thai
regions)
•
Standalone Service Packs
Hardware/OEM specific drivers and files
•
Graphics
•
Network Interface Card
•
Audio
•
Modem
•
Wireless LAN
•
HP Monitor INF
•
Chipset INF
•
HP SLP files for Windows XP – Allows a user to immediately use Windows XP without having to
activate the operating system with Microsoft
•
HP Online Crash Analysis File
•
HP Security Guest account fix
HP Specific Applications
•
HP Help and Support Center for Windows XP
HP Compaq dc7600 Software Overview Whitepaper
14
•
HP Software Setup (allows users to install components that are included with the image but not
already installed)
•
HP Online EULA for Windows XP
•
HP Safety and Comfort Guide
•
HP Technical Support Phonebook
Other typically preinstalled applications
•
Altiris Deployment Agent for Windows – A Client (preloaded)
•
Adobe Acrobat Reader (preinstalled)
•
Microsoft Word (optional)
•
Microsoft Works (optional)
•
Microsoft Office XP (optional)
•
Norton Anti Virus (optional)
In addition to the above list, some HP specific tools will temporarily reside on the hard drive during factory
installation. These are later deleted from the drive but will show up if you examine the hard drive contents using one
of the methods in the next section of this document. Some examples of these tools are:
•
HP File Based installer
•
HP FBI Toolbox
•
HP Marketing Tweak Scripts
•
HP Marketing Tweak Bitmaps & URLs
•
Multiple OS Processing Module
•
WinPE with Network Support
•
Device Checking Utility
•
Windows XP Unbundle Processing Tweaks
•
Windows XP 2000 OS Tweaks
•
CDC Flag Check Utility
•
Extend MSC
•
SDV ghost load high flag
•
System corruption checker
•
Set Video Refresh rate
•
Preinstall Image tag
•
Run CDC flag for USB devices
•
Enable MSI extended debug
•
Power management settings
•
CVA Reader
•
INFO.BOM Generator
•
Online Crash Analysis Utility
Examining the Image Contents
Begin with the preinstalled image as a base for determining what is installed. If the preinstalled image has already
been removed from the hard drive, you may restore using the Restore Plus! CD.
HP Compaq dc7600 Software Overview Whitepaper
15
This white paper describes three methods of examining the factory-preinstalled image:
Examining the INFO.BOM file (OS-independent)
The preinstalled image on an HP Compaq Business Desktop contains a file called INFO.BOM located in the
c:\system.sav folder on the hard drive. This is a plain text file that contains a list of preinstalled software. The
following shows a sample INFO.BOM file:
----------------------------------------------------------------------------ID#, P/N, PrismRev, Description, Version, Revision, Pass
----------------------------------------------------------------------------(01) 000000-00A, 100, POGEN PLACEHOLDER
(02) 218154-B2R, 100, MARKETING TWEAK SCRIPTS, VER 1.00, REV C, PASS 9
(03) 218155-B2T, 101, MARKETING BITMAPS AND URLS, VER 1.10, REV G, PASS 2
(04) 226623-B2H, 100, APPLICATION INSTALLER, VER 2.00, REV H, PASS 1
(05) 257956-B2C, 101, WINDOWS XP SLP FILES, VER 2.00, REV A, PASS 2
(06) 267992-B2D, 100, SYSTEM CORRUPTION CHECKER, VER 1.00, REV D, PASS 1
(07) 274432-B2H, 100, SET VIDEO REFRESH RATE., VER 1.2.1.3, REV H, PASS 1
(08) 284840-B2B, 100, BRAND.INI - COM DESK SRP, VER 1.00, REV B, PASS 1
(09) 291529-B2D, 100, TECH SUPPORT PHONEBOOK, VER 1.00, REV A, PASS 8
(10) 303647-B2C, 100, POWER MANAGEMENT SETTINGS, VER 1.00, REV A, PASS 4
(11) 303730-B2D, 100, MONITOR INF AND ICM FILES, VER 1.20, REV D, PASS 1
(12) 305407-B2A, 106, WINDOWS XP SP1 PRO AND HOME OS TWEAKS, VER 2.00, REV A, PASS 6
(13) 305408-B2B, 102, WINDOWS XP SP1 PRO AND HOME UNBUNDLE PROCESS TWEAKS, VER 3.00, REV A, PASS 2
(14) 306153-B2C, 100, ONLINE CRASH ANALYSIS FILE, VER 4.2, REV C, PASS 1
(15) 307374-B2B, 100, EXTEND NTFS MSC, VER 1.00, REV A, PASS 5
(16) 316762-B21, 100, ASSEMBLY
(16.01) 306733-B2A, 100, SDV GHOST LOAD HIGH FLAG, VER 1.00, REV A, PASS 1
(16.02) 322276-B2A, 100
(17) 316856-B2E, 107, ADI AC97 INTEGRATED DIGITAL AUDIO, VER 5.12.1.4070, REV E, PASS 9
* VEN_8086&DEV_266E&SUBSYS_3005103C, VEN_8086&DEV_266E&SUBSYS_3006103C, VEN_8086&DEV_266E&SUBSYS_3007103C
(18) 318044-B2E, 101, ADOBE ACROBAT READER, VER 6.00, REV E, PASS 2
(19) 323301-B2B, 100, HYPERTHREADING DEFAULTS, VER 1.00, REV A, PASS 3
(20) 323740-B2D, 106, HP PROTECTTOOLS EMBEDDED SECURITY, VER 3.00, REV D, PASS 7
* ACPI\IFX0101
(21) 325642-B2E, 100, NTFS SECURITY UPDATE, VER E, REV 1.02, PASS 1
(22) 325643-B2B, 101, ALTIRIS EXPRESS AGENT - PRELOAD, VER 5.50, REV B, PASS 2
(23) 325740-B2A, 100, WINDOWS XP UNCHECKED BUFFER IN WINDOWS SHELL FIX Q329390, VER 1.00, REV A, PASS 1
(24) 325755-B2A, 102, MICROSOFT DIRECTX 9.0, VER 1.00, REV A, PASS 4
(25) 325939-B2B, 100, IT DEPT INFO README FILE, VER 1.00, REV B, PASS 1
(26) 326094-B2A, 100, PREINSTALL IMAGE TAG, VER 1.00, REV A, PASS 1
(27) 330899-B2A, 102, DRIVER REPAIR TEXT ADD ON, VER 1.00, REV A, PASS 3
(28) 333095-B2A, 100, INSTALL SHIELD FIX, VER 1, REV A, PASS 1
(29) 335591-B2B, 100, WINDOWS XP SATA FIX Q812415, VER 1.00, REV B, PASS 1
(30) 336614-B2D, 100, USB 2.0 UPGRADES FOR WINDOWS XP, VER 1.00, REV D, PASS 1
(31) 339254-B2A, 101, MICROSOFT WINDOWS DMA DOWNSHIFT FIX, VER 1.00, REV A, PASS 2
(32) 342538-B2A, 100, DOT NET 1.1 FOR WINXP INSTALL SCRIPT, VER 1.10, REV A, PASS 1
(33) 343140-B2E, 100, SUN JAVA, VER 1.4.2_03, REV E, PASS 1
(34) 347963-B2B, 100, MULTIPLE FIXES IN RPC - Q824146, VER 1.00, REV B, PASS 2
(35) 347966-B2A, 100, MICROSOFT DIRECTX 9.0B, VER 1.00, REV A, PASS 2
(36) 348293-B2A, 100, MICROSOFT EXPLORER HANG DURING PNP FIX - KB314405, VER 1.00, REV A, PASS 1
(37) 352304-B2A, 100, MICROSOFT HTML HELP TOPICS FIX - Q811630, VER 1.00, REV A, PASS 1
(38) 352601-006, 100, ASSEMBLY
(38.01) 303650-00E, 100, COMMERCIAL EULA, VER 1.00, REV A, PASS 6
(38.02) 307970-00B, 100, WINXP PROFESSIONAL SP1 SBSI, VER 2.00, REV A, PASS 1
(38.03) 317498-00B, 100, DOT NET FOR WINXP, VER 1.10, REV A, PASS 1
(38.04) 340314-00A, 101, WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL SP1A INTEGRATED I386, VER 1.00, REV A, PASS 2
(38.05) 340322-00A, 102, WINDOWS XP SP1A PROFESSIONAL OS IMAGE APIC, VER 1.00, REV A, PASS 2
(39) 355084-B2A, 100, MICROSOFT MESSENGER VULNERABILITY FIX - Q828035, VER 1.00, REV A, PASS 1
(40) 356854-B2A, 100, MICROSOFT IE6 SP1 NOVEMBER 03 CUMULATIVE PATCH - Q824145, VER 1.00, REV A, PASS 1
(41) 357826-B2A, 101, WINDOWS XP SBSI GLOBAL INSTALL SCRIPT, VER 1.00, REV A, PASS 2
(42) 359229-B21, 109, ASSEMBLY
(42.01) 153574-B2K, 100, FBI INSTALLATION TOOL BOX, VER 2.50, REV C, PASS 4
(42.02) 228570-B2W, 101, MULTIPLE OS PROCESSING MODULE, VER 1.40, REV A, PASS 5
* USR_FACTORY
(42.03) 279843-B2D, 100, DMI UIA TOOL, VER 1.00, REV D, PASS 1
(42.04) 288252-B2C, 107, WINPE WITH NETWORK SUPPORT, VER 1.00, REV C, PASS 6
(42.05) 291900-B2F, 100, DEVICE CHECKING UTIL 32-BIT, VER 1.00, REV F, PASS 1
(42.06) 300593-B2B, 100, INFO.BOM GENERATOR, VER 1.00, REV B, PASS 1
(42.07) 325670-B2C, 101, HP FILE BASED INSTALLER, VER 1.60, REV E, PASS 4
(42.08) 333746-B2C, 100, CDC FLAG CHECK UTILITY, VER 1.05, REV C, PASS 1
(42.09) 346573-B2E, 102, DEVICE CHECKING UTIL 32-BIT CONFIG, VER 2.00, REV E, PASS 3
(42.10) 367180-B2A, 100, CHECK FOR CERTAIN FILES, VER 1.00, REV A, PASS 1
(43) 359674-B2A, 108, HP PROTECTTOOLS SECURITY MANAGER, VER 1.0, REV A, PASS 9
(44) 359678-B2A, 107, BROADCOM DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS XP AND 2000, VER 7.73.0.0, REV A, PASS 9
* VEN_14E4&DEV_1676, VEN_14E4&DEV_1677, VEN_14E4&DEV_1696, VEN_14E4&DEV_16A6, VEN_14E4&DEV_1653, VEN_14E4&DEV_166E
(45) 360182-B2B, 101, MICROSOFT WINDOWS XP SERVICE PACK 1 HOTFIXES, VER 1.00, REV B, PASS 2
HP Compaq dc7600 Software Overview Whitepaper
16
(46) 360426-B2A, 114, INTEL GRANTSDALE GRAPHICS DRIVER, VER 6.14.10.3829, REV A, PASS 14
* VEN_8086&DEV_2582, VEN_8086&DEV_2782
(47) 360458-B2B, 100, PROTECT YOUR PC OOBE SCREEN, VER 1.00, REV A, PASS 2
(48) 361874-B2A, 102, INTEL CHIPSET SUPPORT FOR WINDOWS XP (ICH6), VER 6.00, REV A, PASS 3
* VEN_8086&DEV_2580, VEN_8086&DEV_2581, VEN_8086&DEV_2584, VEN_8086&DEV_2585, VEN_8086&DEV_2640, VEN_8086&DEV_2641,
VEN_8086&DEV_2642, VEN_8086&DEV_266A, VEN_8086&DEV_244E, VEN_8086&DEV_2448, VEN_8086&DEV_2660, VEN_8086&DEV_2662,
VEN_8086&DEV_2664, VEN_8086&DEV_2666, VEN_8086&DEV_2651, VEN_8086&DEV_2652, VEN_8086&DEV_266F, VEN_8086&DEV_2658,
VEN_8086&DEV_2659, VEN_8086&DEV_265A, VEN_8086&DEV_265B, VEN_8086&DEV_265C
(49) 364887-B2B, 100, Q828028 MICROSOFT VULNERABILITY WITHIN ASN FIX, VER 1, REV B, PASS 1
(50) 370917-B2A, 101, SECURITY UPDATE_VULNERABILITY WITHIN MICROSOFT WINDOWS FIX_Q835732, VER 1.00, REV A, PASS 2
(51) 370918-B2A, 100, Q828741_CUMULATIVE UPDATE_VULNERABILITY WITHIN RPC_DCOM FIX, VER 1, REV A, PASS 1
The previous list includes the HP software part number, database revision, name of the software, version, revision,
pass, and a list of hardware Plug-and-Play ID’s that are supported (if applicable). You can use Notepad or any
other application that displays text files to examine the contents of this file.
HP Branded XP Help and Support Module
The HP dc7600 series desktop ships with an HP modified Windows XP Help and Support module. This module
includes many new customer support enhancement as well as a revised new look.
Feature Overview
•
My HP Computer: Access general information about your HP PC in addition to installed hardware
and software.
•
Display of Product name and Serial number: Easy identification of product model and serial
number. Information extracted from the system BIOS.
•
HP Product Information: Web link to model specific product information (Internet connection
required).
•
HP Software and Drivers Downloads: Web link to model specific software and driver
downloads (Internet connection required).
•
HP Support Tools: Web link to HP Instant Support chat service (Internet connection required).
•
Contact HP for Support: Access to HP Customer Support phone numbers and Web link to HP
Instant Support chat service (Internet connection required for HP Instant Support chat service).
HP Compaq dc7600 Software Overview Whitepaper
17
Figure 1 - Windows XP Help and Support – HP Version
Preloaded Components
Some software may be preloaded (versus preinstalled). To view a list of preloaded components, you can run HP
Software Setup. To run Software Setup, click Start > All Programs > Software Setup. A welcome screen will
be displayed followed by a list of preloaded components. From Software Setup, you can select the programs you
want to install. The Software Setup application will launch the setup program for any of the components selected.
Figure 2 - Access to HP Software Setup
HP Compaq dc7600 Software Overview Whitepaper
18
Figure 3 – HP Software Setup Welcome Screen
Figure 4 – HP Software Setup Screen
HP Compaq dc7600 Software Overview Whitepaper
19
Additional Software
HP provides additional software on its PCs which can vary depending on the hardware configuration ordered. The
additional software may be pre-loaded, preinstalled or provided on CD with the PC when shipped. Below is a list of
additional software that may have shipped on your dc7600 system:
•
Adobe Acrobat Reader – Adobe® Reader® 6.0 is an application that lets you view and print
Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files on a variety of hardware and operating system
platforms (ships preinstalled).
•
Altris Local Recovery – With Local Recovery, file restoration is just a mouse click or keystroke
away. To recover a deleted file, simply drag and drop using Windows Explorer. For a full system
restoration, press the F11 key when the computer is booting and then select Full Restore from the
menu (ships preloaded).
•
Dantz Retrospect Express Backup for Windows – Retrospect Express Backup takes the
drudgery out of backing up while providing a safe environment for important files. Instead of
manually dragging files from a hard drive to storage media, Retrospect Express provides intelligent
personal backup based on a user-defined schedule. Retrospect is simple to set up and run—the
EasyScript setup wizard creates a complete backup strategy and begins your first backup in only
minutes (ships on CD with HP CDRW, Combo CDRW/DVD and DVD+RW drives).
•
HP ProtectTools – HP ProtectTools Embedded Security Solution Software is a comprehensive set of
tools that enables use of the HP ProtectTools Embedded Security Chip available on select desktop
and notebook computers from HP. This solution provides a range of security features and application
support including local file/folder encryption, protected digital certificate operations and support for
the RSA SecurID software token authentication solution. Designed to the Trusted Computing Group
(TCG) standard, HP ProtectTools Embedded Security is ready for future applications designed to use
the TCG standard, as well as those available today. HP ProtectTools Embedded Security is a
hardware security chip, called the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) that integrates the core elements of
trust into the subsystem (ships with the HP TPM).
•
HP ProtectTools Smart Card Security Manager helps prevent unauthorized users from
accessing business or personal data on your notebook, with added Smart Card BIOS preboot
capabilities advantage of industry standards like CAPI and PKCS#11
•
Roxio DigitalMedia Plus - New from Roxio is their "all-in-one" suite of applications that allows
you to burn data, video, audio, create labels and play DVDs all from one application.
Roxio DigitalMedia Plus allows you to rip, play, edit, organize and burn your digital music, preserve
memories in electronic albums, create photo slide shows, or print or e-mail photos. Save large data
projects to multiple discs or copy personal discs. Do more with your digital media with this powerful,
easy-to-use and fully integrated product.
Included in Roxio DigitalMedia Plus is Roxio's new DVD player called "CinePlayer", which combines
the picture and sound features of a PC to bring your DVDs to life. With comprehensive audio
support, including Dolby Digital decoding, CinePlayer lets you enjoy an unmatched theater
experience anytime.
Automatically installed when Roxio DigitalMedia Plus is installed. No user interaction is required.
•
PDF Complete Special Edition - Generate PDF files from any Windows application with the click
of a button. The PDF format is a de-facto standard for the distribution of “read-only” company to
company document interchange. Output created by PDF Complete SE are 100% compatible with
Adobe Acrobat reader. After PDF Complete Special Edition has created 500 pages, it begins to
place a small PDF Complete watermark on each page. A user may remove this watermark and
receive additional features and benefits by upgrading to other PDF Complete products. However,
HP Compaq dc7600 Software Overview Whitepaper
20
even if a user does not choose to upgrade, PDF Complete Special Edition will continue to produce
high quality PDF documents (ships preinstalled).
Thank you for your purchase of and interest in HP business PC products. HP hopes that this white paper was useful
in helping you understand the contents of your factory installed Business PC software image.
Frequently asked questions
Q: How can DVD movies be viewed on Business Desktop dc7600 models?
A: Included in Roxio DigitalMedia Plus is Roxio's new DVD player called "CinePlayer", which combines the picture
and sound features of a PC to bring your DVDs to life. With comprehensive audio support, including Dolby Digital
decoding, CinePlayer lets you enjoy an unmatched theater experience anytime.
Q: Is the dc7600 preinstall image also compatible with other dc7600 models?
A: Yes, the dc7600 preinstalled software image has been tested with the CMT, USDT and SFF form factors.
Q: How do I obtain updated software components?
A: The latest software updates are available from the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com. For customers without
Web access, the HP Software Support CD Kit is available.
Q: Will the current image change significantly if new models are introduced?
A: Changes made to the preinstall images will be limited to critical fixes, modifications that support new hardware
features, and Microsoft related security issues or enhancements that will significantly improve overall system
performance. Customers concerned about image changes should sign up for the HP Product Change Notification
(PCN) process. See next question.
Q: How will I know what has changed?
A: Updated HP desktop family software white papers describe updates or differences in software versions that are
introduced with new products. HP Product Change Notification (PCN) is another method of communication to inform
customers of changes to shipping models. For more information, go to http://www.hp.com/go/pcn.
Q: What is the difference between preloaded and preinstalled software?
A: Preinstalled software refers to drivers, hardware enabling utilities, and applications that are ready to use as soon
as your system has completed setup after initial power-on (unbundling). Preloaded software refers to applications
and utilities that provide additional features on applicable models, such as management, DVD playback or CD-RW
burning and must be installed prior to use.
Q: Why is some software preloaded?
A: Select software is preloaded to provide flexibility for our customers. It’s loaded onto the hard drive but in an
uninstalled state.
Q: How do I install preloaded software?
A: HP has made installation of preloaded software easy by including a Software Setup application. Simply launch
Setup Software by clicking Start > Programs > Software Setup, select the desired applications, and follow the
easy-to-use menus.
HP Compaq dc7600 Software Overview Whitepaper
21
For more information
To learn more about preinstalled software with OS support, contact your local HP sales representative or visit our
Web site at http://www.hp.com.
© 2005 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change
without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements
accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional
warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
Microsoft, Windows, and Windows NT are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Intel is a
registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
399116 002, 06/2005
HP Compaq dc7600 Software Overview Whitepaper
22