Detect SSD and Advanced Format Disk on HP Notebooks

In case you’re looking for a command-line tool that detects the presence of an SSD (Solid State Drive) or whether the hard disk uses advanced disk format then here’s a nice utility from HP called the HP Advance Format Check tool. Note that the tool only works on HP notebooks. A list of supported models can be found here The software can be downloaded from the HP Software and Drivers website and includes a 32 Read More …

Windows 7 support for HP desktops, notebooks and workstations

HP has started publishing device drivers and software for Windows 7 for their desktops, notebooks and workstations. A complete overview of Windows 7 eligible models can be found here Business Desktops HP Compaq dc7900 HP Compaq dc7800 HP Compaq dc7700 HP Compaq dc5800 Business Workstations HP Z400 Workstation HP Z600 Workstation HP Z800 Workstation HP xw8600 Workstation HP xw6600 Workstation HP xw4600 Workstation Business Notebooks HP EliteBook 2730p Notebook PC HP EliteBook 6930p Notebook PC Read More …

The "HP" Garage

It’s here where HP started…… See more pictures of the HP House here: http://www.kennethkuhn.com/hpmuseum/garage/ And the Garage timeline is documented here: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/abouthp/histnfacts/garage/timeline.html

Looking for HP Drivers ?

Usually when you would need a specific driver you go up to the vendors website and search for the driver download area. Since a while, HP provides a more convenient way to find latest drivers for your HP hardware. It’s called the HP Softpaq download manager. The HP Softpaq download manager allows you to easilly navigate to your device and get a list of all availabble drivers and related software, view the release note, and Read More …

Automate BIOS configuration for HP clients

Today the following options exist to automate BIOS configuration for HP clients:The Client Management Interface allows you to use WSH to retrieve and set BIOS settings like in the example below which changes the Ownership Tag. Const wbemFlagReturnImmediately = 16 Const wbemFlagForwardOnly = 32 lFlags = wbemFlagReturnImmediately + wbemFlagForwardOnly strService = “winmgmts:{impersonationlevel=impersonate}//” strComputer = “.” strNamespace = “/root/HP/InstrumentedBIOS” strQuery = “select * from HP_BIOSSettingInterface” Set objWMIService = GetObject(strService & _ strComputer & strNamespace) Set colItems Read More …