IMPORTANT: Before doing the installation, please make sure that your PC is running the following operating system > Windows XP (home or Professional) > Windows 2000 >* Windows ME 1. Always install the software first. Do this by inserting the installation CD into the CD ROM drive (if the CD does not auto-run, please click the .exe file on the root directory of the CD) . 2. From the installer menu, select your preferred language; the welcome screen will pop up. Click NEXT to advance to the next pages until you reach the ?install software? page to start the installation of the Firmware Manager. 3. Follow the instructions on-screen to complete the installation.