My update was successful and about as difficult as falling of a log. Then this wasnt my first rodeo. If you havent done an update before, follow the detailed instructions and remember that the root directory on your CF is 'DCIM'.
With all respect, but your instructions are slightly misleading.
DCIM is NOT a root directory, it is a directory (= folder) that is located in the root directory. Therefore you have to copy the firmware file into the root directory (to the same place as the DCIM directory). If you copy the FW file into DCIM directory, D700 will not recognize the software.
It is possible that you had issues because you copied the file into the DCIM directory.
Went to download and the download button for Windows was in Spanish. The download button for the MAC was in English. How do I download in English? There is no way that I could figure out how to switch to English.