Upgrading System OS

The d3 pro range handles updates in a new way. Instead of using installers, you will receive a firmware package that encompasses updates from the ground up.

To tell what OS firmware your system is on please go to the about tab in d3 Manager.

Please Note: The system needs to be connected to the internet during this procedure
If you are updating from <= 3.0 your system will do a cold reboot as it performs firmware level updates to some of the components. Please don't be alarmed, just switch the system back on agian using the power button

OS 4.0 Release Notes

Please note: BIOS UPDATE INCLUDED. THE UPDATE WILL BE PERFORMED 1 TIME.
WHEN PERFORMING THE UPDATE ENSURE THAT THE SYSTEM DOES NOT LOSE POWER DURING THE BIOS UPDATE.
IF THE SYSTEM IS MANUFACTURED AFTER JULY 2016 IT WILL NOT PERFORM A BIOS UPDATE.
  • BIOS Update - Changes power state on VFC backplane.
  • GPU Drivers (fixes multiple light sources texture fighting artefacts in Notch)
  • Quicktime replaced by SMPlayer (support for Quicktime ended)
  • Various Driver Updates
  • Various OS updates
  • Speed improvements during USB Restore
  • Support for USB updates to pro range manufactured after July 2016

You will need

  • A 16Gb USB memory stick
  • A version of Rufus to turn it into a bootable disk. Make sure the volume name of the usb is: "D3D3RESTORE" as per image
  • An internet connection to the machine you are re-imaging
  • Download and install a version of 7Zip
  • Download and unzip the multi file archive using 7Zip
  • Part 1 for 4x4 & 4x2 here
  • Part 2 for 4x4 & 4x2 here
  • Part 1 for 2x4 here
  • Part 2 for 2x4 here
 
 
Please Note: You do not need to extract both Part 1 and Part 2. Simply place them in the same directory and then unzip Part 1. 7zip will automatically unzip Part 2 to create the image file.

Create Bootable USB device

  1. Download and unzip the multi file archive using 7Zip:


  2. Create Bootable USB stick with the unzipped ISO:

Booting into the USB

For 4x2pro & 4x4pro
  1. Insert the USB Device into the USB2.0 (white) port on the back of the d3 system 
  2. Plug a Keyboard into the other USB2.0 (white) port
  3. Invoke boot options whilst your Pro Range system is booting with the F11 key
  4. Select your USB key from the menu. Normally it is listed as the name of the Vendor of the USB key. Please be aware of the "Press any key to boot from USB" message as this will disappear quickly.
  5. After this you will need to press Enter once to boot into the usb and the re-imaging process will commence. This should take around 20 minutes to complete and will include two system restarts which will be part of the automated process.
  6. The system will boot up in a Windows in-activated state. Wait 20-30 seconds for Microsoft's servers to successfully authorise the system. With a mouse connected to any of the USB ports right-click on the start icon on the task bar and select system. This will prompt the system to update its activation state.
  7. You can download the latest version of d3 from here and you will be good to go!
For 2x4pro
  • Go into BIOS proper by hitting Delete on boot.
  • Navigate to the Boot tab > Harddrive BBS Properties
  • Change the Boot option #1 to the USB stick
  • Hit escape, navigate to Save & Exit
  • Select your USB stick from the Boot override menu
  • Be ready to hit any key to confirm USB boot immediately after
NOTE: performing a system restore from the new disk image will erase any valuable data on your system drive. Please ensure you make a back up of any essential files from your system (C:) drive before initialising this process. The process does NOT destroy any media or d3 projects on your media drive.
If you experience any problems during the system upgrade, or any of these instructions are unclear, please contact d3 support

 

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