Upgrading the firmware or software for your Archos 504, 4th generation, portable multimedia device, helps keep it up-to-date and running as quickly as possible. To upgrade the Archos 504 you need to download the most recent firmware for the device. Archos, like many computer component manufacturers, releases firmware and drivers for its products throughout a product's lifespan. You might want to get into the habit of checking the website for future updates if you like keeping your device upgraded all the time.
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Navigate to the Archos Downloads page (see Resources) and select "Archos 504" from the product list. Download the latest "Archos 504 OS" via the link provided.
Turn on your Archos 504 and connect it to your computer. Click "Connect" on the Archos 504 and wait for the detection to occur.
Locate the downloaded firmware on your computer, then copy and paste it to your Archos 504 using your preferred file transfer method.
Disconnect your Archos 504 from the computer, then click "Tab" on your portable device.
Click "System," then "Update Firmware." The upgrade will now automatically take place; you just need to wait for the firmware update to finish.
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