Readme.txt Driver File Contents (hpcm38.zip)

### WINDOWS 95 USERS **MUST** READ THIS FILE ###

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Hewlett Packard HP38G Graphing Calculator PC Connectivity Kit
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Release Notes          HPComm38 1.0r4              1-Jun-2000
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Welcome:
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Hello and thank you for purchasing or downloading this
software.  It is the result of a partnership between
Hewlett Packard and the HPComm Project, and is being
released simultaneously by both parties.

This software allows you to transfer ApLets, data and
screenshots between the Hewlett Packard HP38G, HP39G
and HP40G graphing calculators, and a PC running
Microsoft Windows.  A companion program (HPComm)
allows you to transfer data and screenshots with the
HP48 and the HP49G.  It can also be found on this CD or
on the HP and HPComm websites.

This is version 1.0r4.  Improvements continue to be made,
so it is very likely that a newer version of this
software will be available by the time you read this. 

A list of enhancements and bug fixes since HPComm38
1.0r3 may be found at the end of this document.

You may download source code and free updates over the
Internet from the Hewlett Packard calculator website
(http://www.hp.com/calculators/) or from the HPComm
website (http://www.hpcomm.org).  The HPComm web site
also includes troubleshooting information, mailing lists,
answers to frequently asked questions, source code,
and more.

License, copying and warranty:
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This software is licensed under the GNU General Public
License, and may be freely copied under certain
conditions.  Please see the COPYING.TXT file for the
license agreement.

WARNING: HEWLETT PACKARD PROVIDES THIS PROGRAM
         "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
         EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING,
         BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
         WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
         FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TO
         THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE
         LAW.  THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE
         QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM
         IS WITH YOU.  SHOULD THE PROGRAM PROVE
         DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL
         NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR
         CORRECTION.

         REGULAR BACKUPS OF BOTH YOUR PC AND
         CALCULATOR ARE STRONGLY ADVISED.


Having said that, Hewlett Packard and the HPComm Project
will be producing regular updates, and are very
interested in fixing all reported bugs.  See the HPComm
website (http://www.hpcomm.org) for more information.


System Requirements:
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 - A Hewlett Packard HP38G, HP39G or HP40G
   Graphing Calculator.

 - This software is designed to run under Windows 95,
   Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000.  No
   other OS versions are supported.

 - Your display must be set to 256 colors or higher.
   Most modern displays are.

 - Your computer must have an unused 9-pin serial port,
   into which the transfer cable is plugged.
   Alternatively, you must have an unused 25-pin serial
   port and a 9-to-25-pin adaptor (not supplied).  

 - More details can be found in the online help.  Help
   files are provided in English, French, German,
   Portuguese and Spanish.



Known Problems with Windows 95:
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Many computers running Windows 95 have a system library
which has bugs.  If you're running Windows 95, we recommend
you upgrade this library.

This web page describes how to upgrade this library:

  http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q186/1/76.asp

(More information can also be found here:)

  http://support.microsoft.com/support/downloads/dp2722.asp
  http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q165/4/87.asp

As a convenience to you, this CD includes the official
Microsoft upgrade for this system library.  The patch can be
found in the \msw95patch directory of the CD, and is called
"com32upd.exe".  We strongly suggest you read the README.TXT
file in that directory before you install it, as it's not
compatible with all versions of Microsoft Windows.

Contributions:
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This program is being released as "Open Source".  If you
like, you may download the source code that was used to
create it.  Also, you are very welcome to help improve
the program or report bugs.  Please visit the HPComm
website (http://www.hpcomm.org) for more information.

Bugs fixed since HPComm38 1.0r4:
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 - Fixed a problem where HPComm38 was incorrectly handling
   the initialisation of new directories. 
 - Changed the way HPComm38 reports errors - now they're
   part of the main dialog, rather than an error popup. 

 - HPComm38 now works with the HP39G and HP40G, as well
   as the HP38G.
 - Improved the ability to handle some classes of error
   when communicating with the calculator. 

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After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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