FLOware® software patches introduce new features and resolve errors. Minor software patches can be installed by end users.

Before you begin, perform a Full System Backup.

Installing an Update File

To install an update file:

  1. From the main menu bar, click OperationsEnter Password.
  2. Change to a user name with access to the Install Software Updates access right.
  3. From the main menu bar, click UtilitiesInstall Update.
  4. A prompt displays in the GPD - Install window.

    GPD Dispenser Install
    Copyright (C) 1997-2005 GPD-Global
    ---------------------------------------------

    Do you really want to Install software (Y/n)? y

  5. Answer Y and press ENTER.
  6. A prompt displays in the GPD - Install window.

    Install from USB device?(Y/n) y

    If the prompt displayed in the GPD - Install window is Do you want to Install software from the CDROM (y/N)?, do not attempt to continue. This message indicates the USB system is unavailable. Press CTRL and C to halt the restore utility. Resolving this issue is beyond the scope of this article. Contact customer service for more information.

  7. Answer Y and press ENTER.
  8. A prompt displays in the GPD - Install window.

    Mount the USB device.  Press ENTER when ready, A to abort.

  9. Insert the USB drive with the update file into any available USB port of the process control computer in your dispenser and press ENTER.
  10. A prompt displays in the GPD - Install window.

    Current Files are:
    example_file_1.f     example_file_2.f

    Select a file name:

    If the prompt displayed in the GPD - Install window is (No existing backups: Aborting), do not attempt to continue. This message indicates no updates files are found on the USB drive. Press CTRL and C to halt the restore utility. Resolving this issue is beyond the scope of this article. Contact customer service for more information.

  11. Enter a file name exactly as it appears in the list and press ENTER.
  12. A prompt displays in the GPD - Install window.

    Installing From USB Device /dos/c/example_file_1.f
    Do you want to continue?(Y/n) y

  13. Answer Y and press ENTER.
  14. Messages displays in the GPD - Install window.

    Backing up data base:

    dispener specific messages ommited

    Please Wait . . .

    Running Setup Script...

    patch specific messages ommited

    Operation Complete

                   * * * * *
    Remove the USB device

  15. Remove the USB device from the USB port when directed.
  16. Most updates require the dispenser to reboot for changes to take effect. A prompt displays in the GPD - Install window.

    REBOOT REQUIRED
    Press ENTER to reboot

  17. Press ENTER and the dispenser reboots.