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HP USB Key Utility for Windows

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Type: Utility - Tools
Version: 1.6.0.0(5 Apr 2011)
Operating System(s): Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Essential Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Foundation Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Small Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
File name: cp014214.exe (1.4 MB)
The HP USB Key Utility is a Windows application that will allow the user to copy the following CD contents to a USB memory key: HP SmartStart CD, HP Firmware Maintenance CD, HP Smart Update Firmware DVD, HP Easy Set-up CD. Users may then run the CD applications from a USB key instead of from the CD.

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


The HP USB Key Utility for Windows version 1.6 performs faster USB device formatting and supports USB flash devices up to 32GB.

Prerequisites:

  • HP SmartStart CD version 7.5x and greater.
  • HP Firmware Maintenance CD version 7.5x and greater.
  • HP Smart Update Firmware DVD version 9.00 and greater.
  • HP Easy Set-Up CD version with G6 servers and greater.
  • Minimum 1GB USB 2.0 flash drive (maxium size is 32GB).

After successful installation of the HP USB Key Utility, the USB flash drive can be used on supported ProLiant servers.


To ensure the integrity of your download, HP recommends verifying your results with this MD5 Checksum value:

f94b7064f7f3702dc5c631462e0e2c34 cp014214.exe

Installation:
Download the Smart Component to a directory on your hard drive and change to that directory. The downloaded file is a self-extracting executable with a filename based on the Smart Component Number.

From that drive and directory, execute the downloaded file.


End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Notes:

After installation, the utility will place a shortcut in 'HP System Tools' in the 'Programs' start menu folder.

To make your drive key bootable and copy the contents of the CD:

  • Place your HP USB drive key in an available USB port.
  • Select the 'HP USB Key Utility' shortcut in the 'HP System Tools' folder.
  • Complete each step presented by the application.

Version:3.0.0.0 (12 Jul 2017)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Fixed an issue in the the USB Key Utility where it would report that some newer SPP ISO images were corrupt or invalid.

Enhancements

Changed installer to 64-bit version.


Version:2.1.0.0 (1 Apr 2016)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Fixed an issue when using DVD Rewritable media as the source.


Version:2.0.0.0 (15 Apr 2015)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


The utility has been changed to 64-bit to support of ISO images greater than 4GB.


Version:1.8.0.0 (24 Feb 2015)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Updated installer to support new OSes(Windows 2012 R2, Windows 8, etc)


Version:1.7.0.0 (27 Mar 2012)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Fixes issues opening large ISO files.


Version:1.6.0.0 (5 Apr 2011)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


The HP USB Key Utility for Windows version 1.6 performs faster USB device formatting and supports USB flash devices up to 32GB.


Version:1.5.0.0 (29 Mar 2010)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


The HP USB Key Utility for Windows version 1.5 allows the HP Smart Update Firmware DVD to run in Automatic Firmware Update mode with a 30 second timeout.


Version:1.3.0.0 (29 Jul 2009)
Enhancements
The HP USB Key Utility for Windows version 1.3 can install multiple CD images on a single USB key. This feature can be used with HP SmartStart CD version 8.30 or later and HP ProLiant Firmware Maintenance CD version 8.70 or later.

Version:1.2.0.0 (30 Mar 2009)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Ver 1.2 of the utility will run on current Windows 64-bit OSs. 


Version:1.1.0.0 (9 Jan 2007)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Ver 1.1 fixes a minor issue with the Cancel button and Override feature.

Enhancements

Ver. 1.1 includes SystemROM Floppy support and choice of English or Japanese installation.


Version:1.0.0.0 (1 Jun 2006)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This is the initial version of the HP USB Key Utility.  Refer to http://www.hp.com/servers/smartstart  for more information.


Type: Utility - Tools
Version: 1.6.0.0(5 Apr 2011)
Operating System(s):
Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Essential Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Foundation Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Small Business
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 W32
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64

Description

The HP USB Key Utility is a Windows application that will allow the user to copy the following CD contents to a USB memory key: HP SmartStart CD, HP Firmware Maintenance CD, HP Smart Update Firmware DVD, HP Easy Set-up CD. Users may then run the CD applications from a USB key instead of from the CD.

Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


The HP USB Key Utility for Windows version 1.6 performs faster USB device formatting and supports USB flash devices up to 32GB.

Installation Instructions

Prerequisites:

  • HP SmartStart CD version 7.5x and greater.
  • HP Firmware Maintenance CD version 7.5x and greater.
  • HP Smart Update Firmware DVD version 9.00 and greater.
  • HP Easy Set-Up CD version with G6 servers and greater.
  • Minimum 1GB USB 2.0 flash drive (maxium size is 32GB).

After successful installation of the HP USB Key Utility, the USB flash drive can be used on supported ProLiant servers.


To ensure the integrity of your download, HP recommends verifying your results with this MD5 Checksum value:

f94b7064f7f3702dc5c631462e0e2c34 cp014214.exe

Installation:
Download the Smart Component to a directory on your hard drive and change to that directory. The downloaded file is a self-extracting executable with a filename based on the Smart Component Number.

From that drive and directory, execute the downloaded file.


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Notes:

After installation, the utility will place a shortcut in 'HP System Tools' in the 'Programs' start menu folder.

To make your drive key bootable and copy the contents of the CD:

  • Place your HP USB drive key in an available USB port.
  • Select the 'HP USB Key Utility' shortcut in the 'HP System Tools' folder.
  • Complete each step presented by the application.

Revision History

Version:3.0.0.0 (12 Jul 2017)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Fixed an issue in the the USB Key Utility where it would report that some newer SPP ISO images were corrupt or invalid.

Enhancements

Changed installer to 64-bit version.


Version:2.1.0.0 (1 Apr 2016)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Fixed an issue when using DVD Rewritable media as the source.


Version:2.0.0.0 (15 Apr 2015)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


The utility has been changed to 64-bit to support of ISO images greater than 4GB.


Version:1.8.0.0 (24 Feb 2015)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Updated installer to support new OSes(Windows 2012 R2, Windows 8, etc)


Version:1.7.0.0 (27 Mar 2012)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Fixes issues opening large ISO files.


Version:1.6.0.0 (5 Apr 2011)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


The HP USB Key Utility for Windows version 1.6 performs faster USB device formatting and supports USB flash devices up to 32GB.


Version:1.5.0.0 (29 Mar 2010)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


The HP USB Key Utility for Windows version 1.5 allows the HP Smart Update Firmware DVD to run in Automatic Firmware Update mode with a 30 second timeout.


Version:1.3.0.0 (29 Jul 2009)
Enhancements
The HP USB Key Utility for Windows version 1.3 can install multiple CD images on a single USB key. This feature can be used with HP SmartStart CD version 8.30 or later and HP ProLiant Firmware Maintenance CD version 8.70 or later.

Version:1.2.0.0 (30 Mar 2009)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Ver 1.2 of the utility will run on current Windows 64-bit OSs. 


Version:1.1.0.0 (9 Jan 2007)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Ver 1.1 fixes a minor issue with the Cancel button and Override feature.

Enhancements

Ver. 1.1 includes SystemROM Floppy support and choice of English or Japanese installation.


Version:1.0.0.0 (1 Jun 2006)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


This is the initial version of the HP USB Key Utility.  Refer to http://www.hp.com/servers/smartstart  for more information.


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