A series of high-end mobile workstation laptops made by Hewlett-Packard.

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How to put an Elitebook 6930p key back on?

When I removed the "W" key off of an Elitebook 6930p, the hinge/cage mechanism stuck to the bottom of the key. How do I put it back on? -UPDATE- After about an hour of fiddling with it, I managed to ...
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How to find motherboard model from offline HDD

My HP 8540w laptop had a water spill accident and motherboard is damaged. I don't remember exact specs about which CPU is there and other model details. Is there any way to get this info on HDD when ...
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HP EliteBook 8470p running extremely hot

(tl;dr; see my bold text) I've been using this HP EliteBook 8470p for well over a year - it has an I7 proc with 8gb of RAM and before ever turning it on, I swapped out the HD with a 512gb SSD. I was ...
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Stange experience in my laptop of certain keys not working

I actually asked this in HP support forums and their Customer Service Rep., but no one knows whats going on.So, I am throwing open this question here , esp. so that some Geek Squad guy, who has seen ...
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Need digital stylus for HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G1 [closed]

I recently got a HP Elitepad Revolve 810 G1 (work PC - windows 8) that HP says on it's site has capacitive screen with digitizer. I'm looking for a stylus like the one I have with my Surface Pro (home ...
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My laptop won't power on after an unexpected shutdown

I have an HP 6930 Elite book. I was just charging it in the afternoon yesterday while making a Word document on it and it suddenly got shutdown. No warning, no alert, no notification, just a sudden ...
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Disable wireless when ethernet connection is detected on an HP EliteBook

My company has recently started giving out HP Elitebooks to employees, replacing the Lenovo ThinkPads we used to use. I'm trying to find a way to disable the wireless when it detects that an ...
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hd0 out of disk, grub rescue> when botting up off a USB drive ONLY with HP EliteBook

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a bootable USB drive. It works well with 2 laptops (meaning, laptops boot successfully off the USB drive). However, when I connect the USB drive to a HP EliteBook ...
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USB ports on HP Ultraslim docking station do not work

I have a HP Ultraslim docking station for my HP Elitebook Folio 9470m ultrabook. The connection to the external monitor and the network works fine - but I cannot seem to plug in any peripherals into ...
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microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter has been replaced by

Microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter has been replaced by Microsoft Wi-Fi direct Virtual adapter in Windows 8; I think. I created hosted network using netsh wlan show drivers netsh wlan set ...
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Display Driver stopped responding and recovered successfully- Blue Screen - HP Elite Book

I have HP ELiteBook , this problem has become a routine headache for me (after every 20, 25 minutes_ - While using, suddenly everything hangs and black out goes around and then a message pop at the ...
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HP Elitebook 8570w custom boot logo

I'm trying to get a custom boot logo to work, but I have to place it on the HP_Tools partition. I cannot see this partition, neither from Windows' partition manager and from EaseUS Partition Master. ...
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HP Elitebook does not recognize USB keyboard if Logitech Unifying receiver (for mouse) is plugged in

My HP Elitebook 8470p normally is used with a Logitech K120 USB keyboard (just a standard USB keyboard). As I recently bought a new mouse (Logitech Performance MX) that has a unifying receiver, the ...
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windows 8.1 RTM fingerprint option missing

I am running Windows 8.1 on Elitebook 8460p. I was looking forward to configuring fingerprint logon. However the fingerprint option is missing. I verified in Device manager; the driver is installed. ...
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Hardware Tests for Malfunctioning Laptop (2730p)?

long story short, my 2730p has been giving me numerous problems and it seems like i will have to reinstall windows as many dlls have gone missing/broken (and the damn thing is barely usable now)... ...
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My Mp3 Cd won't work on my computer

I have a Windows 7 "EliteBook" and am trying to rip the songs off of an Mp3 onto iTunes but it won't let me. It tells me that it is a blank cd. I know there are songs on there because it was double ...
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HP EliteBook 8470p laptop's DVD drive spins up periodically when the DVD drive is empty

I recently got an HP EliteBook 8470p with Windows 7, and the DVD drive (HP DVD A DS8A9SH) spins up briefly at some interval, maybe a minute, as if something is checking if a DVD is present or similar. ...
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redhat 5.4 too slow on my hp Elitebook 8440p

I installed RedHat Enterprise 64bit 5.4 on my hp Elitebook 8440p however the performance is disturbing. When I am typing, the computer seems to hang and repeats some keys. I also note that coping ...
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HP EliteBook 8540w doesn't start with GPT disc attached

I have an HP EliteBook 8540w but since I attached a 4 TB external GPT disc drive, it does not start anymore. (It freezes during the BIOS startup.) When I detach the disc, everything works fine. I ...
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Will a USB Bluetooth device still work if Bluetooth is disabled in BIOS?

I have a work laptop which (reportedly) has Bluetooth disabled in BIOS. This is naturally password protected so the "easy option" of simply changing the BIOS won't work. This drives me nuts since it ...
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Dual monitors don't work on Elitebook 8570p

I just got my shiny new HP EliteBook 8570p and although the documentation and what I've read online indicates two or three monitors can be used simultaneously, I'm unable to. I've got the laptop ...
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Laptop won't sleep with 2nd hard drive

I have installed a 2nd hard drive into my laptop and now Windows 7 refuses to shutdown all or sleep all the way. The screen goes black and the computer's fan just stays spinning and it never enters ...
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HP EliteBook 8570p webcam and speakers with docking station

Just got an HP EliteBook 8570p with a docking station. Hooked up 2 monitors, mouse, USB webcam, speakers and USB keyboard to the docking station. The monitors, keyboard and mouse all work well but the ...
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Linux laptop way too slow (possibly hard drive? or graphics card drivers?)

Last few weeks, my laptop is almost unusable: nearly each click takes seconds to react I am unable to play video and browse internet (reference manual, consisting mostly of text) in the same time ...
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Error Loading Operating System when booting to a dual partitioned USB drive

I seem to have an odd issue with a dual partitioned usb drive, here is my setup: I created 2 partitions on my external hard drive. One partition has my bootable Windows environment ( WinPE 3.0 ) ...
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HP Elitebook 2170p - partitions safe to delete?

I want to install Windows 8 on my HP EliteBook 2170p. The problem is that there are, all in all, 4 partitions on the computer, which seems to me prertty useless. When I try to fromate the partitions ...
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HP EliteBook 8560w SATA compatibility

I know that HP EliteBook 8560w/8570w supports SATA III capable chipset. But this particular chipset has SATA III and SATA II capable channels. I wonder which channel has HP used to connect the hard ...
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Can I replace laptop screen with a lower resolution one?

Recently I purchased an HP EliteBook 8570w workstation, which has a native resolution of 1920×1080, but unfortunately due to this high resolution everything is too small, especially the toolbars ...
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Are there any custom keyboard available for laptops

My work laptop is a HP elitebook 8560w which I mainly use for programming. Usually I have a external keyboard but recently I have been working out of office and therefore have been using the laptops ...
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How can I swap Ctrl and Fn keys on a corporate computer?

Our computers have been upgraded to HP EliteBook 8570p machines and while they're very nice machines, they are also very large -- so large that the left Ctrl key is too far away, making Ctrl+V really ...
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My EliteBook is not auto picking 1080p for external monitor, poor display on forcing

I'm connecting my Samsung LED S22A300B to my HP EliteBook 6930p through VGA out. Laptop has Intel 4500MHD video card. I have latest drivers installed for both card and monitor. Only 800x600 and ...
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HP Elitebook 8560w Sluggish

At work I'm using an HP EliteBook 8560w laptop. Now this is a reasonably nice laptop, so I didn't expect any slowdowns from it. Indeed, compile times are fast, and it can run almost anything ...
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Laptop crashes during startup (“clean install”)

I'm trying to get a general idea about why my laptop crashes. - To stand more strong during the repair and hopefully be able to give feedback. I own a HP Elitebook 8530w; the problem exhibits with ...
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Connecting Two External Monitors to One Laptop

I have a HP EliteBook 2540p and I am trying to connect two external monitors to it, but I'm having difficulties. I have a VGA splitter to connect the two monitors. The external monitors have cloned ...
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Finding cause of bugcheck 0x124 - WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR

This is somewhat related to this question For some time now, my system sporadically hangs with the sound card playing the previous sample in a loop and sometimes a flickering screen. bluescreens ...
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Do HP Elitebooks allow to switch off Optimus from BIOS?

I'm checking which HP EliteBook (among 8740w,8760w) gives the possibility to switch off Optimus in the BIOS (need it to simplify CUDA development under Ubuntu). Or even better, is there a list of the ...
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Weird RAM Upgrade Experience

I have a laptop, HP EliteBook 8540p having originally 4GB RAM and I've recently bought Corsair Value Select SO-DIMM 16 Go (2x 8 Go) DDR3 1333 MHz. It fits the required RAM specifications perfectly, ...
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Why does the CPU usage reach 100% when laptop is plugged in?

I have an HP Elitebook 8440p with Windows 7 Ultimate, i7 Processor and 8 GB RAM. For the last couple of days, when I plug-in my laptop for charging, the CPU usage shoots up to 100% and remains there ...
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Notebook pauses when battery is inserted

I have an HP Elitebook 2530p that is experiencing some odd behaviour. Symptoms: Booting with battery causes blank screen Booting without battery works like normal Inserting battery while powered on ...
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How do I prevent my laptop from shutting down when undocking?

The Laptop is an HP EliteBook 8540p running Windows 7 Professional. OS updates are applied regularly via Windows Update and the machine is currently fully up to date. Recently, when undocking the ...
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Linux kernel option for maintaining functionality upon undock/redock of laptop to a docking station?

I'm trying to compile a custom kernel. At present, here is the data: Hardware: HP EliteBook 8540w HP docking station Arch Linux default kernel behavior: with computer docked, usb mounse plugged ...
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EliteBook 8540w suffers BSoD whenever power or monitors are unplugged

I have a HP EliteBook 8540w with an Nvidia Quadro FX 1800M video card. Every time I unplug an external monitor or the power, it gets a Blue Screen of Death. Are there some drivers I should update? Is ...
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USB device not recognised on Windows 7

I have an extremely strange issue. Up until 3 weeks my Intermec device functioned perfectly on my HP Elitebook Windows 7 machine. Then for some reason I started getting "USB Device Not Recognised" ...
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Software/drivers to add CEC support for HDMI in Windows?

Is there any way to allow my PC to control my TV via HDMI CEC commands? I'm looking to use this on an HP EliteBook 8530p, with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 video adapter, running Windows 7 Ultimate ...
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After undocking my laptop, Aero Glass stopped working, and ZoomIt now has two mouse pointers

I undocked my laptop earlier, and when I got to the meeting and lifted the cover on the laptop, I noticed that the Glass Aero theme had stopped working, in the sense that window borders were no longer ...
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Frequent boot-up hangs Win7 HP Elitebook 2730p

I have strange problem when booting up my HP Elitebook 2730p-- Many times, upon turning on, I get the HP logo, and then the computer seems to hang, and I have a blank screen; even the HDD LED does ...
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How to disable click on touch pad?

I have a laptop with a touch pad running Windows 7 for HP EliteBook 8730w. I find it really annoying that it takes clicks from the touch pad surface. How can I disable clicks originating from the ...
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WiFi adapter turns off sporadically

I've got a Wireless card (Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 AGN) in my Laptop (HP EliteBook 2740p), and from time to time, I lose all wireless network connectivity with the only option to get it back ...
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External monitor remains blank when extending from laptop

I'm on a Windows XP laptop and recently inherited a monitor. It unfortunately remains blank when attempting to extend. Things I've tried: Different resolution settings Checking the "Extend my ...
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How to put back a fallen off key in HP EliteBook 8540w?

I have a EliteBook 8540w and my F5 Key has come loose and now has come off (not sure how it came off). Anyone know how to put it back on? It is not as simple as a keyboard from a desktop.