Printer Driver Deinstallation

What was the Problem? I wanted to update the HP UPD 5.1 PCL 6 Driver to the HP UPD 5.4 PCL 6 Drivers. As i already new for the silent install i used the install.exe /q /npf /h /dm (automatic mode, do not open the printer folder after installation, no dialog is shown, Dynamic Mode) if you need mor commandswitches you can just pull the install.exe in a cmd window and use /? for more help.

So i tried the installation and after about an hour i aborted the installation. What was wrong?
As i said the UPD 5.1 was already installed and the setup routine was not able to update the Driver and or the Software. So i wanted to delete the Printer and the Driver. I went to the Printer folder, clicked on File, then on Server properties and there i clicked on Drivers and wanted to delete the Driver… i got an error that the printer was already in use. After some use of google i found out that i should restart the Printer spool (net stop spool ; net start spool) so i tried it, but without any success. Continue reading Printer Driver Deinstallation

HPBiosConfigUtility.exe Commandlines

So i thought i post the output of the command HPBiosConfigUtility.exe /? so that you can see that at once. I hope it helps

Hewlett-Packard BIOS Configuration Utiltiy Version Copyright (c) 2005 - 2006, Hewlett-Packard Development Company L.P.

BiosConfigUtility.EXE {options}

where the valid options are:

/GetConfig:”filename” – Gets the configuration data.
/SetConfig:”filename” – Modify the system BIOS configuration.
– Accepts only RESPET formatted files.
/Format:REPSET – Specifies the GETCONFIG output format.
– /FORMAT:REPSET is the default.
/? or /Help – Display this help message.
/cspwd:”pwd” or
/CurSetupPassword:”pwd” – Current BIOS Setup Password.
– Provide only if needed for /SETCONFIG
or if changing the password with
– Can specify multiple current passwords.
/nspwd:”pwd” or
/NewSetupPassword:”pwd” – New BIOS Setup Password.
– Used to modify the password.
– To remove the password use /NewSetupPassword:””
/verbose – Display details about each setting such as
failure code, reason for failure

NOTE: BIOS passwords are converted from ASCII to English keyboard
scan codes. If a character does not map directly to a scan
code, the password is ignored.

Valid ‘characters’ are mapped to keyboard keys as follows:

` 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 – =
q w e r t y u i o p [ ] a s d f g h j k l ; ‘
z x c v b n m , .

Valid ‘SHIFT+characters’ are mapped to keyboard keys as follows:

~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) _ +
Q W E R T Y U I O P { } |
A S D F G H J K L ; ‘



BiosConfigUtility from HP

The Tool BiosConfigUtitlity from HP can help you to read out the Bios Configuration of an HP PC, and if you like to save the changes you made.
you’ll find it in the SSM Pack from HP
Download SSM
If you like this remote of a network you might need the PSTools from Sysinternals (Microsoft)

How to use BiosConfigUtility.exe: Quick Guide

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