How to update the ROM in an hx4700 from an SD card

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How to update the ROM in an hx4700 from an SD card
You can upload programming to your hand-held computer via an SD card. (SD Card Toolbox image by Ron-Heidelberg from

The Hewlett-Packard (HP) HX4700 is a hand-held computer system that can access e-mails, edit word processor documents and perform many other tasks. As with most computers, you need to keep the operating system and support files up-to-date. On the HX4700, this would apply to the ROM files. To upload these files to your HP, you can either directly save the contents via USB data cable to the portable computer, or upload the information via SD memory card.

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Things you need

  • SD card reader
  • SD card

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  1. 1

    Plug the USB cable running from the SD card reader into a USB port on your computer system.

  2. 2

    Insert the SD card into the SD card reader, then close out the AutoPlay window that loads onto the screen.

  3. 3

    Open your Internet browser and navigate to the HP HX4700 driver download page (link provided in Resources). Click the ROM download listed under "BIOS."

  4. 4

    Click "Start," "Computer" and double-click the removable device icon once the file has finished downloading. Click-and-drag the information into the open window. Close out the window and eject the SD card.

  5. 5

    Power down the HP HX4700 and insert the SD card into the SD card slot. Power on the portable computer and the file updates upload directly to the equipment.

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