HP workstations include a programmable flash ROM. By establishing a setup password in the
Computer Setup (F10) Utility, you can protect the ROM from being inadvertently updated or
overwritten. This function is important to ensure the operating integrity of the workstation.
To upgrade the ROM, download the latest SoftPaq images from
For maximum ROM protection, establish a setup password. The setup password prevents unauthorized
ROM upgrades. SSM lets you create the setup password on several workstations simultaneously.
Remote ROM Flash
Remote ROM Flash lets system administrators safely upgrade the ROM on remote HP workstations from
a centralized network management console. This permits consistent deployment and greater control of
HP PC ROM images over the network.
To use Remote ROM Flash, the workstation must be powered on, or turned on using Remote Wakeup.
For more information about Remote ROM Flash and HPQFlash, see the HP Client Manager Software or
System Software Manager sections at http://www.hp.com/go/ssm.
The HPQFlash utility locally updates or restores the system ROM on PCs using a Windows operating
system. For more information about HPQFlash, see http://www.hp.com/go/ssm, and enter the name
of the workstation.
Chapter 4 System management