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sepiawin
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Registered: ‎11-04-2009
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BIOS Update via USB Drive (T5720)

Hi fellow Thinclients Admins

 

I used to take a USB connected floppy drive to update the thinclients.

Now i need to update about 40 thinclients and i want to switch to a usb pendrive to go for the bios update.

(to be a little bit faster)

 

The thing is i cant get the USB Drive to boot into DOS. tried using the followin two tool from HP.

 

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The "HP USB Disk Format Tool"

 

Creates a wonderful boot disk but i cant get it to boot with a T5720, it just doesn't recognise it as a Boot device.

I tryed booting on one of the newer Thinclients T5740 which have a special option in the bios to boot from USB-DISKS. and on the new thinclient it works just fine.

 

After a little bit of frustration i went to

 

The "HP DriveKey Boot utility" to create the Bootdisk.

This doesent seem to work on a Windows 7 Workstation at all. I can get it started in compatibility mode but it cashes whether i Choose "Format key drive as a floppy drive" or even if i choose to fromat the key as a fixed disk.

 

Can u help me please...?

 

Thank you very much.

 

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Kite Runner
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Registered: ‎03-31-2010
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Re: BIOS Update via USB Drive (T5720)

I don't know the "HP USB Disk Format Tool".
Anyhow you could format it with a standard softpaq from a e.g. 5540.
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodTypeId=12...
This creates a DOS format. After success copy your needed files and change autoxec.bat if needed.

Kite

Although I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP
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