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HP Compaq notebook common image white paper
Introduction......................................................................................................................................... 2
System requirements and prerequisites ................................................................................................... 2
Common image preparation using factory preinstalled Windows Vista® images ........................................ 4
Appendix A: System ROM versions..................................................................................................... 12
Appendix B: SoftPaqs........................................................................................................................ 14
Appendix C: Known anomalies .......................................................................................................... 15
Appendix D: Questions and answers .................................................................................................. 15
For more information.......................................................................................................................... 15

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    HP Compaq notebook common image white paper Introduction............................2 System requirements and prerequisites ....................2 Common image preparation using factory preinstalled Windows Vista® images ........4 Configuring the Windows Vista Business operating system and system software for a Common Image..5 Common image preparation using factory preinstalled Windows XP Professional images......

  • Page 2: System Requirements And Prerequisites

    Introduction Purpose This white paper provides instructions on how to successfully create a Microsoft® Windows® Windows XP Professional or Windows Vista® Business common image on select HP Compaq Business notebooks. Audience This white paper is for use by HP personnel and clients and describes the process for creating a common image on select HP Compaq notebook PC products using Microsoft Windows and applicable HP drivers and applications.

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    – Or – • When creating a clean install image, obtain: – Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 CD or Microsoft Windows Vista Business, Certificate of Authenticity, and documentation and appropriate Service Pack – HP Compaq 8510p Notebook PC Driver Recovery DVD for Windows Vista or 8710p Driver Recovery DVD for Windows XP Professional Optionally, the software can be downloaded from the HP website at www.hp.com...

  • Page 4: Using The Factory Preinstall Image, Preparing For Installation

    Common image preparation using factory preinstalled Windows Vista images Using the factory preinstall image IMPORTANT Follow the instructions in the order provided. Failure to complete these steps in the proper order can result in an unsuccessful or unstable installation. The factory image can only be shared on the 8710p, 8510p, 6910p, 2710p (Vista Only), 2510p, 6710b and 6510b models.

  • Page 5: Configuring The Windows Vista Business Operating System And System Software For A Common Image

    Apply power to the 6910p and allow the OS to enumerate all of the new devices. Install ATI 6910p Video Driver & Control Panel version 1.00 B. and SCM3264 version 1.00 A. Power down the 6910p and remove the hard drive. Remove the primary hard drive from the 6710b.

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    Install the latest drivers and enhancements from the HP website at www.hp.com. See Table 1 for additional information. Table 1 Minimum Versions of Necessary Drivers and Enhancements (along with recommended installation order) Software Components Priority Version Number Recommended Installation Order Required component 8.2.0.1014 A Intel Chipset Installation Utility...

  • Page 7: Common Image Preparation Using Factory Preinstalled Windows Xp Professional Images

    Insert the drive removed from the 8710p into the 6910p. Apply power to the 6910p and allow the OS to enumerate all of the new devices. Power down the 6910p and remove the hard drive. Remove the primary hard drive from the 6710b. –...

  • Page 8: Configuring The Windows Xp Professional Operating System And System Software For A Common Image

    Preparing for the preinstalled image for use on multiple models Unbundle the preinstalled Windows XP Professional image on the 8510p. Remove the primary hard drive from the 8510p. – Removal procedures are available in the Maintenance and Service Guide: “HP Compaq 8510p Notebook PC.”...

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    Installing drivers and enhancements IMPORTANT Upgrade the system ROM before beginning the Windows XP Professional installation.

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    Software installation Perform the following steps before manually installing Windows XP Professional: Change the boot order in ROM BIOS to make the optical drive the first boot device on the 8510p. Install the OS (See note below). Note Contact the Network Administrators to properly set up the networking components of Microsoft Windows Professional.

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    Recommended component 2.5.3.1084 Intel AMT MEI Driver Recommended component 4.20 Z System Default Settings Remove the primary hard drive from the 8510p. – Removal procedures are available in the Maintenance and Service Guide: “HP Compaq 8510p Notebook PC.” Remove the primary hard drive from the 8710p. –...

  • Page 12: Determining The Rom Version Using Setup

    Appendix A: System ROM versions Determining the ROM version using Setup Note The ROM versions listed in this document are current as of the white paper publication date. Use the HP Setup utility to determine the system ROM version. Table 3 Minimum ROM versions Portable family ROM version HP Compaq 8710p Notebook PC...

  • Page 13: Determining The Rom Version Using Quicklaunch Buttons For Windows, Creating A Rompaq Diskette

    Determining the ROM Version Using Windows System Information Click Start→All Programs→Accessories→System Tools→System Information under Windows XP. Scroll through the list until the BIOS Version/Date information appears. Make note of the ROM version and compare it to listings in Table 2. Close Windows System Information by clicking on the X in the upper right corner of the window.

  • Page 14: Unpacking A Softpaq File

    Appendix B: SoftPaqs Unpacking a SoftPaq file Several switches can be used when unpacking a SoftPaq file. Sp#####.exe –pdf –f<path> -s SP####.exe is the Softpaq to unpack. -pdf is a run time switch that overrides the build parameters. -f<Path> is a run time switch that overrides the default path set at build time. -s instructs the package to unpack in silent mode skipping the welcome, license and directory screens.

  • Page 15: Appendix C: Known Anomalies, Appendix D: Questions And Answers, For More Information

    To learn more about HP business notebooks, contact your local HP sales representative or visit our Web site at: http://www.hp.com/go/notebooks © 2007 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.

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