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boot order in Hp ProBook 6570b

Q: boot order in Hp ProBook 6570b

i recently bought a Hp ProBook 6570b with a windows 8 installed. May be its me but didnt like this operating system. I have been trying to downgrade it to windows 7 but failing. My issue is that when i go to bios through f10 select a boot order i cant seem to find a DVD drive option. Same case while i try to press F9 to choose a boot order, cd.dvd drive option is not available...please help me on this one..

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A: boot order in Hp ProBook 6570b

Hi
 
Are you using any of the preboot security tools? Like encryption, face recognition, fingerprint, etc. I think it is called HP ProtectTools.
 
You may need to disable those.
 
In addition, you may need to disable secureboot if that is turned on (I would expect it on that computer).
 
James

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Hi, I have the  HP Notebook ProBook Top 6570b with Windows 7 Pro 64 Bit Edition. When I connect the "WD Smartware Ultra" external USB device the Notebook won't boot. It will stop booting at the black screen with HP Logo and the "F10 BIOS configuration" message at the bottom of the screen. When I unplug the "WD Smartware Ultra", then my Notebook, will boot normally and everything works. After a login to my windows account, I can connect the "WD Smartware Ultra" to my USB and my backup works perfectly. When I want to reboot my Notebook Probook Top 6570b, then it will freeze again at the black screen with HP logo as mentinned before. I already changed some parameters in the BIOS (order of bootable devices e.g. SDD, USB, CD-ROM,... ), but it didn't work. Thanks for your help.  

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the fingerprint scanner option is unavailable after upgrading to windows 10 even though the drivers have been installed and its also present on my driver list. the option for me to sign in with fingerprint is unavailable. please help out. probook 6570b

A:Fingerprint Scanner on Probook 6570b

Hi: I believe you need to install the HP Client Security Manager software in order to enroll and login with your fingerprint. HP Client Security Manager provides enhanced Windows login and website single-sign-on capabilities. Security Manager is also the host for HP Client Security plugins, and therefore should be installed before other Client Security modules. This package is provided for supported models running a supported operating system. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp74001-74500/sp74101.exe

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I want to boot an OS install from my USB, the bios asks for a password, bought a probook 6475b second hand.

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Hi, I got this notebook 6570b i5 2, 80 GHz when idle the temperature 50 degrees.When type a game world of thanks arrives even at 90 degrees.Better not play in order not to compromise the cpu?I did go several times the cpu to 90 degrees, say that I have compromised the operation of notebook?thanks

A:high temp probook 6570b

Hi, I'm quite new around here, gonna try to help the first one out haha.. Have you tried updating the BIOS and latest videocard drivers?Also install the latest version of adobe flash might help? Other thing that you may try is to disassemble the laptop and take off the cooling unit (heatsink)and remove the thermal grease from it and replace it with new one (my experience is that White thermal grease works the best) Be careful not to use too much of it.. a simple shot may do. Be sure to flatten is with some kind of plastic piece or something.. Hoping to help you out!

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Okay, I have the 6570b which has the 1366 x 768 screen.  I read here (yes here), that there were 3 screens available, the 1366 x 768, the 1600 x 900 and the 1920 x 1080, and that they could be physically installed into my laptop without issues. So, I went ahead and bought the 1920 x 1080 screen (Part No. 690405-001). I do a lot of PC/Laptop/iPhone repairs, so this was not a big task for me.  I replaced the screen no problem, powered up the laptop, and nothing. The screen itself lit up, so I knew it was getting power. I read somewhere else that maybe I needed the HD screen cable (Part No. 646969-001); so I went ahead and bought that too. I've just finished installing the cable, and reassembled the laptop, only to be presented with the same issue. Black sceen, but backlit. Any ideas? EDIT - Appears I bought the exact same cable (got the part number from another forum). I have now ordered the Part Number MPN 50.4RY03.001. Let's see if that one works when it arrives.

A:Probook 6570b Screen Upgrade

Hello @shokka9 Thank you for posting on the HP Forums.To get your issue more exposure I would suggest posting it in the commercial forums since the Probook 6570b is a commercial product. You can do this here: Notebook - HP ProBook, EliteBook, Compaq, Slate/Tablet PC, Armada, LTEThe support page for your product may be helpful in the meantime: HP ProBook 6570b Notebook PCI hope this helps!

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Hi Guys, I bought this ProBook 6570b second hand for personal use, cannot boot from any drive except the laptop hard drive; I wanna upgrade to Windows 8.1/10 but cant do so as the bios has an unknown administrator password and boot sequence cannot be changed. Tried chatting with hp support but they just keep redirecting from one Tech guy to another and the issue is still unresloved. Kindly help me with this.

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I recently picked up a Probook 6570b.  So far I have upgraded it with a 240gb SSD and have installed a 1TB HDD in the optical bay. The system board has non-upgradeable Intel HD 4000 graphics but I upgraded to 8GB RAM to help with this. The last possible upgrade would be the CPU.I have seen plenty of threads on this laptop that have a cut-and-paste list of processor options from the HP website so I know what the manufacturer recommends. The problem is, I want to know what others have tried and what their results were. I have seen similar HP laptops that went from 35w to 45w processors and even i5 dual core to i7 quad core processors but I've never seen anyone post results of attempts to upgrade the 6570b in a similar way. The reason I am looking to upgrade above the recommended CPU performance is because the best processor recommended for this machine is the i7-3540M which is only dual core. This machine is ivy bridge with QM77 chipset and socket G2, all of which will support quad core. I was looking at the low power i7 QM chips to keep the CPU wattage the same but there are only two that will work and they go for over $200 on eBay. If I am able to run a 45w quad core, I'll get better performance at about half the price.So, has anyone ever tried something like a 3630QM or ideally, a 3840QM chip in one of these Probooks? If so, how were the results? If no, is there an online community that may be better suited to assist with this project? So here is a little adde... Read more

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I just bought a HP ProBook 6570b laptop 2nd hand from a local college who was moving to a new campus and upgrading to new computers/laptops. Anyway, I bought this computer and it was reset to factory settings. It had Windows 7 and when I first turned it on it had a free upgrade to Windows 10 which I did upgrade to...though now I've seen a couple places people saying Windows 10 is not good? The main point I guess is that I don't know a lot about the functions and capabilities of the computer and what all it comes with. I have several questions but I have 3 questions to start with. 1. I tried putting icons on the desktop but have noticed that the touchpad allows you to zoom in and out much like on your phone. When I do this (usually by accident) all of the icons become huge and then when I zoom back out, they are all in different places. Is there a way to turn off this zoom function? While it may be handy for certain things, overall I've found it to be very hindering to basic use of the laptop.  2. I've noticed that the screen orientation will often turn. These both seem to be functions that are compatible for a phone or tablet. However, again it becomes annoying when I'm just trying to use it as a laptop. Is there a way to disable this function ? I know it has a "Tablet Mode" which I would possibly be interested in using sometimes, which brings me to my next question... 3. Does this computer come with touchscreen capabilities? It has seems to have all the o... Read more

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Hello I have a Probook 6570B with a dockingstation, hstnn-i11x.Im having problem using 3 monitors. I have all 3 monitors connected to the docking station using a DVI cable, a Displayport cable and a VGA Cable.But I am only being able to get two screens to work simultaneously, not all 3 monitors. Im using Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1, 64. Dose anyone else have this problem? Has anyone solved it?Or are you simply not able to use 3 monitors with this computer and dockingstation?  

A:Probook 6570b 3 monitors, with docking station

Hello Fedrick, good day, hope this would answer the question,  http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/mostViewedDisplay/?sp4ts.oid=521...  #hpexpertday




Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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Hi Everyone,

I have tried to upgrade two HP ProBook 6570b laptops to Windows 10 (from Windows 7).

Whilst in each instance the upgrade went smoothly, and I only needed to upgrade a couple of drivers manually, the performance of Windows 10 is unacceptable.

Both laptops feature an i5 processor, 4 Gigs of RAM, and Intel HD graphics.

Has anybody with this laptop model managed to get Windows 10 running smoothly, and if so how did you do it? Maybe I just need to throw more RAM at the situation...

Any thoughts or suggestions are most welcome.

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

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Trying to turn on wireless.  Can't remember bios password.  previous forums spoke aobut a smc.bin file used to reset password.  cannot find a phone number to call HP and request smc.bin file.  any ideas?

A:HP probook 6570b bios password reset

Please Contact HP Business Notebook support they should be able to send you a customized SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password.  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again !!  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employe

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Hi Everyone,

I have tried to upgrade two HP ProBook 6570b laptops to Windows 10 (from Windows 7).

Whilst in each instance the upgrade went smoothly, and I only needed to upgrade a couple of drivers manually, the performance of Windows 10 is unacceptable.

Both laptops feature an i5 processor, 4 Gigs of RAM, and Intel HD graphics.

Has anybody with this laptop model managed to get Windows 10 running smoothly, and if so how did you do it? Maybe I just need to throw more RAM at the situation...

Any thoughts or suggestions are most welcome.

Kind Regards,

Davo

A:Poor W10 performance on HP ProBook 6570b models?

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Originally Posted by Mr Davo


Has anybody with this laptop model managed to get Windows 10 running smoothly, and if so how did you do it? Maybe I just need to throw more RAM at the situation...




Hello Davo,

You should. Please, make it two sticks, each 4GB DDR3 1866.

My experience here: HP PROBook 450 G3 BIOS 1.06A has MRC problems (deadly MRC lockup)!

_nobody_

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je Besoin mot passe bios HP ProBook 6570b

A:HP Probook 6570b - How can I remove the BIOS Password

Thank you for visiting our English HP Support Forum. We are only able to reply to posts written in English. To insure a quick response it would be advisable to post your question in English. The following links are here to assist you if you prefer to post in the following Language Forum.
 

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Device manager does not list the serial port so I am assuming there is no driver loaded for the native serial port.

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I got a ProBook 6570b but the BIOS admin password is lost.  I need assistance to reset the BIOS Admin password.  The details extracted using the BIOS Configuration Utility is shown below: BIOSConfig 1.0;; Originally created by BIOS Configuration Utility; Version: 4.0.15.1; Date="2016/11/01" Time="16:42:31" UTC="11";; Found 226 settings;ManufacturerHewlett-PackardProduct NameHP ProBook 6570bSystem Board ID17ABUniversally Unique Identifier (UUID)8EE994AE64AAE111800788C872014066Processor TypeIntel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M CPUSKU NumberB7C07PA#ABGWarranty Start Date06/01/2012Processor Speed2.90GHzSunday*DisableEnableMonday*DisableEnableTuesday*DisableEnableWednesday*DisableEnableThursday*DisableEnableFriday*DisableEnableSaturday*DisableEnableBIOS Power-On Time (hh:mm)00:00PCID VersionA1.00System Configuration IDA1009D11Define Custom URLTotal Memory Size16384 MBMemory Slot 1 InformationBottom-Slot 2(under) 029E 8192 MB @ 1333 MHzMemory Slot 2 InformationBottom-Slot 1(top) 029E 8192 MB @ 1333 MHzCustom Boot PathBIOS Date03/28/2013System BIOS Version68ICE Ver. F.41Serial Number5CB22201TWVideo BIOS RevisionATI 04/05/12Keyboard Controller Version42.34Ownership TagAsset Tracking NumberPrimary Battery Serial Number00871 5/24/2012Serial portDisable*EnableSecondary Battery Serial NumberNo Battery PresentParallel portDisable*EnableFlash media readerDisable*EnableUSB PortDisable*Enable1394 PortDisable*EnableExpress Card SlotDisable*EnableWWAN FCC IDNo Device PresentWLAN FCC IDPD9... Read more

A:ProBook 6570b BIOS admin password reset

Hi, Unfortunately I'm not aware of any 3rd party utilities that work with this particular Model, however if you Contact HP Business support they should be able to send you a customised SMC.bin file which you can use at boot to reset the password. Regards, DP-K

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We have 3000+ new computers to be set up with windows 10, and we need to change the boot order on these computers. To do this we use a script that calls BiosConfigUtility64.exe -s -f"<filename.txt>". This works fine on other settings (like LAN / WLAN Switching) but the boot order will not stick.This is the output from the command:  Command used: BiosConfigUtility64.exe /set:"HP ProBook 440 G3.txt"Result:<BIOSCONFIG Version="4.0.15.1" Computername="MININT-E26EISQ" Date="2016/05/20" Time="10:33:15" UTC="-8"><SETTING changeStatus="pass" name="UEFI Boot Order" reason="Success" returnCode="0"><OLDVALUE><![CDATA[HDD:USB:1,HDDATA:1,NETWORK IPV4:EMBEDDED:1,NETWORK IPV6:EMBEDDED:1]]></OLDVALUE><NEWVALUE><![CDATA[HDDATA:1,NETWORK IPV4:EMBEDDED:1,NETWORK IPV6:EMBEDDED:1,HDD:USB:1]]></NEWVALUE></SETTING><SETTING changeStatus="pass" name="LAN / WLAN Auto Switching" reason="Success" returnCode="0"><OLDVALUE><![CDATA[Disabled]]></OLDVALUE><NEWVALUE><![CDATA[Enabled]]></NEWVALUE></SETTING><SUCCESS msg="No errors occurred" /><Information msg="BCU return value" real="0" translated="0" /></BIOSCONFIG> When the computer reboots it 'forgets' the settings for the boot order, and reverts back to defaults.The computers are delivered with bios version 1.06, but upgrading to 1.11 brings no change.I have seen on one occation that the boot order list was empty when... Read more

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Hi all, Repost here folowwing advise from HP support (original post here - http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Hardware-Upgrades-Replacements/upgrade-wwan-un2430-card/m-p/4213726#M40... ) to the existing wlan card in probook 6570b added WWAN un2430 Sierra Wireless Gobi 3000 MC8355 card. All drivers in place (used from HP site 1.0.45.0 for un2430):- HP un2430 Mobile Broadband Module Modem- HP un2430 Mobile Broadband Module Diagnostics- HP un2430 Mobile Broadband Module NMEA- HP un2430 Mobile Broadband Module USB Deviceexcept one:- HP un2430 Mobile Broadband Module USB Device and hardware ids is "USB\Vid_03f0&Pid_371d&MI_06"(result almost same for 6560b) When tried to run HP connection Manager (4.7.4.1) i see permanent "device is initializing" message and nothing happend. System win 7pro 64bit Appreciate if someone can guide what else should be done\installed to get it into working state.

A:Upgrade wwan un2430 card in Probook 6560b\6570b

HP support! Any comments on the issue? Thank you.

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HP Probook 6570b Quick lunch botton (MUTE) Stuck in Orange...  













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A:HP Probook 6570b Quick lunch botton (MUTE) Stuck in Orange

According to the message you have recently posted I would like to confirm that this could be a hardware issue and I strongly recommend you to immediately Contact HP Technical Support over the Phone for further assistance without any delay to get your Notebook diagnosed and serviced by an authorized HP Certified Engineer You can also Check your warranty Here to verify the warranty status  Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again **Click the KUDOS star on left to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,K N R KAlthough I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP

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My Probook 4415s battery release latch is broken. I cant seem to find a way to order this part.  The left release latch (as viewed from the top) is the broken latch. I assume its broken since the slide part works but the latch does not click onto the battery tab when inserted. So how do I order this part.

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Hello, wondering if anyone can help with this issue. I am looking to install xp so I wrote the .iso onto a bootable USB and changed the boot order in the bios to boot from USB first. Then after it rebooted, the screen stays black with no bios screen etc. Not sure why it doesn't come up, any suggestions? Thanks

This is an acer aspire one netbook running ubuntu 10.04. 120gb hdd and 1gb Ram. Have absolutely no problems in past with it and it's about a year and a half old.

Extra info :-: when trying to hit the caps lock in the blank screen, the light does jot come up and the keyboard seems to be unresponsive. I am letting it cool down as it was on all day whilst o was researching the xp installation so will attempt to turn it on again soon but fear it may be to the boot order change.
 

A:Solved: Blank screen on startup after changing boot order to boot from USB.

Any POST messages?
 

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I got a SSD now in my system connected to the first sata port with win7 installed
My previous (mechanical) sata hard disk who was prev. setup on this port is still usable and also has win7 installed on it. i wnat to use it as a experiment setup.
If I connect this old hdd to another sata port say sata 1 or 2.

Can I choose to boot from either the new SSD or the old sata-hdd and run win7 without problems using the BIOS boot order?

I read some scary stuff about this scenario could mess things up because both both drives used to be 'C'

Also I have my BIOS setup with AHCI nowbecause of the SSD. My previous hdd used the standard sata-mode. If I use this old mechanical sata hdd which has windows7 on it and use AHCI in bios will it boot/work?

A:Boot from one of 2 attached drives with BIOS boot order no problem?

As long as you installed windows independently, with the other drive unplugged, there would be no issue choosing either one to boot from the bios.

I doubt if the hard drive will boot in AHCI mode, but test it to see.

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I have a HP ze5568cl laptop (Windows XP SP2). For a few years we've had trouble with the power connector. We've just wiggled the power cable to keep it connected and lived with the problem. It also gets very hot and the fan runs constantly.

Yesterday when I powered it on there was no power, absolutely nothing. My husband has some electronic knowledge so we took the laptop apart and he soldered the loose part of the power connector. While he was doing that I cleaned the fan (couldn't believe how much dust was in there!)

When we plugged in the power cable the orange light came on so we were excited. When we powered it on all the keyboard lights lit up so we thought we had fixed the problem but.... that's all it did. It went no further except that the fan kicked on.

There is a clicking noise coming from the cd drive about every second with the green light flashing. I suppose it is checking to see if there is a bootable cd in the cd drive. I have attempted to change the boot order by holding F1, then F2 but it still continues to try to read the cd drive. I can't get to the screen that will allow me to change the boot order.

I also put the OS disk in the cd drive, hoping that it would start with the disk but it just clicks. Hubby removed the cover of the cd drive and I could see that the cd is spinning.

There were no problems with this laptop prior to the power problem. It was really working very well especially considering the age of it.

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A:Laptop won't boot, can't change boot order, cd drive just clicks

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Hi there, I hope this is the right forum for this question.

My son has an i7 custom build computer and the previous owner gummed the computer up good with malware etc. The current setup is Windows 8, but our goal is to install a fresh copy of windows 7 Professional 64-bit which we have purchased "intended for distribution with a refurbished PC".

This is a bit of a project for us, so we are taking our time with it, and hopefully learning something along the way.

We are trying to wipe the HDD completely on the machine, but we are unable to run DBAN to do so, because every time we restart the machine it keeps booting up in Windows instead of DBAN. I have gone into BIOS and changed the order of the BOOT to read from the CD-ROM followed by the USB before the C Drive (I have copies of DBAN on both USB drive and CD-ROM). But it is still not booting. Not sure what to do???

Cheers,

Sean

A:can't boot DBAN trying to change boot order in BIOS not working

It is possible you have not created a bootable CD/USB. Use Rufus for example. https://rufus.akeo.ie/

Also provide motherboard make/model please.

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Hi there,Recently got a HP Pavilion g6 2213sa which came with Windows 8 (spit!) and this disgusting UEFI BIOS replacement (double spit!).Anyway, I need to dual boot Ubuntu on my system, so I installed Ubuntu. Normally, on a non UEFI system, a "Grub" bootloader installed by Linux would take over the startup process, and allow you to choose between either Windows 8 or Ubuntu on startup. However, on this computer, startup is just booting straight to Windows 8 despite the fact that Ubuntu and Grub IS installed.Now, upon startup, if I press F9, then I get to change the boot-device on a one-time basis. I can either select "OS Boot Manager", which loads Windows 8, or "Ubuntu" which loads the Grub bootloader which allows me to select Windows 8 or Ubuntu.However, when I press F10 to enter the Bios Setup with the intention of changing the boot order permanently, the Ubuntu option isn't there. Instead it has OS Manager, USB Disk, CD Rom, USB CD Rom and Network Card.Thanks, HP for, the crappily designed BIOS.Anyway, can anyone PLEASE provide me a way of changing the boot order so that GRUB is loaded first and NOT this crap Windows 8 rubbish (that I would happily bin if I didn't need it for work). 

A:Changing Boot Order on Dual Boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu

Looks like HP forums are just as useful as HP customer service and HP computers - i.e., not very useful at all.Problem solved though. Took the piece of crap back for a full refund and won't be buying HP again.Happy days.Bye.

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I am choosing which OS to boot by changing the boot order in my BIOS. To me, this seems clean and simple. I built 32 bit XP on one disk, then removed that disk from my system, installed a different disk, and built 64 bit W7.

When both disks are installed, I change the boot order to select the OS I want, and each OS sees and can use the files on either disk.

Am I asking for trouble here, or is this as clean as I think it is? What I want is one set of user document files which can be used from whichever OS has been booted.

A:Choosing which OS to boot by changing BIOS boot order

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pander1203


I am choosing which OS to boot by changing the boot order in my BIOS. To me, this seems clean and simple. I built 32 bit XP on one disk, then removed that disk from my system, installed a different disk, and built 64 bit W7.

When both disks are installed, I change the boot order to select the OS I want, and each OS sees and can use the files on either disk.

Am I asking for trouble here, or is this as clean as I think it is? What I want is one set of user document files which can be used from whichever OS has been booted.



There are no problems with doing it that way its just a PITA. with minimal work you can have a bootloader where all you have to do is click the OS you want to run. You need to use a tool like bcdedit. there are instructions for itis use here BCDEDIT - How to Use .How this helps and let us know if you need help with anything

Ken

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My Dell Inspiron 660 is 2 months old. It came with Windows 8 preinstalled. My problem: I am trying to change the boot order so I can boot from CD ROM as a first option. I have tried using the "F" keys on boot, but it just ignores me and goes on to boot up. I have also tried the "Advanced Options > UEFI Firmware Settings" in "Change PC Settings" and got the same results. I spent some time on the phone with a Dell tech. After trying all the things I had already tried, he and his supervisor decided I must have a bad Motherboard. Does this sound right? Is there any way to repair this problem?

A:Can't get into Windows Boot Manager to change boot order.

The option your looking for is located in the BIOS. Try using the Del key to access the BIOS setup screen on startup.

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I am trying to delete all the files from an old HP (XH545) laptop running XP. Its screen doesn't work, so I have it attached to a remote monitor. I have both a bootable floppy and bootable cd which have [email protected] Kill Disk. My intention is to boot one or the other and erase everything on the hard drive.

Problem: I am unable to get into my BIOS to change the boot order. Since I have to do a Fn-F5 to switch over to the monitor, I am unable to get there in time to see when to hit F2 to edit my BIOS. I have been trying for several hours to "guess" when to hit it, still with no success. I'm not even sure I would be able to see the BIOS screen anyway - maybe you have to get past that for Fn-F5 to swap out to the monitor.

If I let the system boot normally, I can swap over in time to see it loading Windows XP.

Question 1: Is there any way to change the boot order from within Windows (or from DOS prompts)?

Question 2: Lacking a positive answer to #1, is there any other way to delete all the files from the hard drive so I can dispose of the laptop?

Thanks!

A:How to change boot order w/o boot-up BIOS edit?

When you hit the power switch of your laptop at same time start pressing f2 and keep hitting it until you get in BIOS. After getting in BIOS I you know what to do.

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Hi People

I have a dual boot PC. I had to rebuild it recently because I put a new mobo and a new cpu in. I decided to be different this time and installed Winxp on my C drive and Win7 on my D drive. In my old rig the order was reversed.

Originally I thought this would be okay until it came to installing Rollback RX. Then I discovered that every time I tried to install rollback it either failed to install or it only protected my XP drive. I want it to protect my Win7 drive because it is my default boot.

I decided to start all over again this time installing in the reverse, with Win7 on C and WinXP on D. However I am having nothing but problems doing this because now the Win7 disk is not being recognized as having all the drivers and I can't get an internet connection on WinXP!!!!

So I'm thinking there might be a simpler way to do this. I put the contents of the disks on a Norton Ghost backup before I started doing this. Can I restore the contents of D on C and C on D? I can do it physically because both are the same size and both are ntfs. The problem is booting. If I do this my pc won't boot. So is there a way I can fix this?

I contacted Rollback RX three days ago and they haven't responded.
 

A:How can I fix my boot files so that I can reverse order of my boot in dual pc

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Hello,

I recently purchased a copy of x64 Windows 7 Business. I downloaded it from the Online store DigitalRiver as part of the students deal.

Here is my system information:
Current operating system: Windows Vista x32 Business
Processor: Intel Quad Core 2 Q6600 2.4 GHz
Memory: 4GB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz
Motherboard: Intel 975XBX2 KR Socket 775
BIOS version: 2838 (Latest)

I burned the x64 Windows 7 installation files onto a DVD. I am aware that it is not going to run from my current OS since it is x32.

My Boot order is the following: DVD/CD ROM -> HDD

I tried to boot with the x64 Windows 7 DVD but it simply didn't. So I decided to format my computer using the x32 Vista DVD.

After the format, I tried to boot with the x64 Windows 7 DVD and it failed again.

So I re-installed x32 Vista and I still cannot boot with the x64 Windows 7 DVD.

Any help will be much appreciated.

A:Windows 7 x64 dvd doesn't boot up -Not boot order issue

Make bootable iso from student d/l

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I have a Packard Bell desktop with XP and W7 installed.  When I switch on the (BIOS?) menu appears with both drives selectable in this order.  If I do nothing XP fires up by default.  I would like now to switch the default to W7.  My PC shop tells me that a special program is required to do this whereas I had thought that I could do this somehow via the BIOS settings (just how is not clear).  Is this indeed a complex task or can I DIY?

A:Dual boot - boot order change?

Hi,
It is a DIY project. You can change the order in MSCONFIG or you can get two great little programs from Neosmart Technologies.
One is EasyBCD and the other is iReboot.
http://neosmart.net/EasyBCD/
EasyBCD lets you edit your configurations while iReboot lets you switch between operating systems with a single click. Got them, use them, recommend them. And, they are free for personal use.
Keep us posted

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I replaced my motherboard and installed an Agility ssd for my boot drive. Every couple weeks, the computer won't boot. I go into the bios under "hard drive boot order" and find that one of my other hard drives is at the top of the hit parade. It even put my external drive as the boot drive one time. As soon as I switch my ssd to boot drive of course it boots up properly. Any ideas why it's doing this? Thanks.

A:computer randomly changes hd boot order and won't boot

What's the manufacturer and model of the mobo, you may need to check to see if there is a bios flash available for it. Is it under warranty? If it is then call the manufacturer and tell them what is going on.

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Hi, I am in the position where I will have to reinstall Windows 10 Home from a USB Flash Drive to replace corrupted files and after googling how to change the boot order on my AMI 80.11 motherboard I am really confused. Is there any link or any information where I can  see step-by-step directions on how to boot my computer from a USB Flash Drive and then return it to default settings when the reinstall is successful (hopefully ...lol)  In other words how do I change the current order so the PC will boot from the USB Flash Drive instead of my hard drive? Thanks and regards,thefewtheproud

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Hi guys. Not sure if this is the right place for this, but here goes.

I have Kubuntu 13.10 and Windows 8.1 installed on separate drives on my computer. Dual-booting through the Linux bootloader works fine, as in I can boot either Win8.1 or Linux without incident. However, whenever I boot Windows, it resets itself to the highest boot priority, and always re-adds a boot entry if I remove it. My question is, how can I get it to stop doing this? I can temporarily fix it through Linux, but I'd really like to stop it permanently, as it's starting to become a pain.

EDIT: It turns out my problem was related to a duplicate entry for Ubuntu. If you're having this problem and have tried to install Linux a couple of times, check to make sure that you only have one entry for it.

A:Windows 8.1 resets boot order on boot

Just make sure that in your BIOS, the first boot device is the UEFI device, was KuBuntU overwriting that in the dupe entry? Or was Windows doing it?

Since the removal of the Boot.ini file, I have had trouble keeping it all straight. Always in the past I could use the Boot.ini file to set my Boot OSes, but now you have to use BCDedit.

There are some 3rd party apps that allow you to set it to what you want, but they are paid programs. Check the Tutorials section for ways to set your Preferred Boot. One thing I have found is that if you have Windows 7 installed on one drive, and you add another drive and install Windows 8 on it fresh, it puts the Boot Entries on the Windows 7 drive. That's how my Media computer ended up, the Windows 8 OS is on a 750 GB drive, but the boot loader for 8 is on a 250 GB IDE drive that has Win 7 on it. So if the IDE drive is removed, it won't boot.

This does not happen if you install the OSes while no other drives are added, the boot sectors will be on the drives holding the OS. I took out all other drives from my main computer and then upgraded to Windows 8 from 7, after I put the other drivers back in, I got the old Black Boot Loader screen, so when I choose 8, it reboots, shows me the Windows 8 Loader, then continues.

Finally, I set the Windows 8 loader to Legacy mode - The Tutorials show you how, just search for "Legacy Boot Mode" - This might be good for your system, also you can get to Safe Mode a lot easier as well as choose betw... Read more

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I have an Inspiron 5759 laptop with Win 10 home.  I want to add a boot option for a CD/DVD.  I can access the UEFI but can't figure out how to add this option to the UEFI boot sequence.

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I have an HP Probook 450 G2 which is showing black screen. The moment I connect battery of Power pack/code, the power button  and Caps lock lights while the power LED is flashing. No activity on the fun..... I have tried hard reset (30s depressing of the power button while disconnecting wireless card and removing RAM). I have also tried resit and swapping RAM. Serviced it as well....Nothing is happening.Please help

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My question seems to be met with a deafening silence. Is this some topic that's been addressed so many times that it shouldn't be listed? I have searched this list for answers, tried whatever addresses the like problem. Thing is, I have found no listings of the exact circumstances.My Probook 450 will not boot. Turning the power on brings the screen immediately to life displaying nothing that I recognize. The Power, Wireless and Speaker LEDs are lit, but not blinking. The hard disk never engages. This is the screen that immediately displays: I have tried the "Hard" reset, removed peripherals and the battery, pressed Power for thirty seconds, tried Ctrl-Alt-Delete and F8 while it should be booting.Any suggestions will be appreciated.













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A:Probook 450 will not boot

Your screen is destroyed im not sure what your trying to see?

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I try to boot my laptop and it keeps reverting back and restarting. I can hit F2 but don't know what to do. Can someone please help.

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Hi, Recently I slammed the lid of my HP Probook 6450b shut really hard and now it won' boot into the OS. I checked the hard drive and connections seem to be ok.I am able to give more information if asked All help is appreciated, iNeedHelp

A:Probook won't boot

If the laptop was running when you slammed it shut you probably damaged the hard drive (which was spinning) and it will have to be replaced. Have you tried Diagnostics in BIOS to test the hard drive?

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I have used EaseUS software and cloned my Windows to an SSD drive.The original hard disk (including original C drive content) is kept in the pc as backup. I have changed the boot order for both UEFI and Legacy to the following order:1. M.2 SSD2. USB3. Harddisk But after windows is started, i checked in windows explorer, my windows is still booting from the harddisk, not from the SSD. How do set the bios to boot from the SSD?

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Hi all!I'm planning to buy HP ProBook 450 G2 - L8A66ES (15,6'' fullHD, i5, 1 Tb HDD) which allegedly has addition m.2 port to connect m.2 SSD drive. Is it possible to boot from m.2 drive while having 1tb hdd for storage?Best regards

A:Hp ProBook 450 G2 boot from m.2 SSD

Was there any answer??

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Open boot order on this HP Mini netbook,

which one Is for usb flash drive;
USB diskette on key/usb hard disk,
USB CD/DVD ROM,
or
USB floppy?

A:boot order?

I would say that it is USB diskette on key/usb hard disk

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Hi

I recently changed my boot order so that my PC can auto-boot from a CD at startup. However now it's not booting from a floppy. I want it to check for both CDs and Floppies and then load Windows. What boot order do I need?

Thanks
Tarq
 

A:Boot Order

The most efficient boot sequence is:

1.Floppy Drive
2.CD Drive
3.Hard Drive

**Happy Sailing**
 

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I have my boot order set to boot from DVD/CD first. The reason for that is all my recovery media is on DVD's or CD's. I have a system repair CD disc to boot into windows recovery mode. I have a windows PE 3.1 to boot into Macrium Reflect. I have a lucid Puppy CD to boot into Linux. I have 5 DVD's to restore back to factory. Sorry if my computer language is not the best. I realize it may take a few seconds longer to boot into windows, but this way I don't have to change the boot order if I have problems.
What are your thoughts. Is this a good or bad idea??
Thank you!!
 

A:How should I have my boot order set??

Thats how i setup PCs and recommend they are setup
 

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Hi everybody :
I've got a question about the Boot Order on my machine.
On the Boot Order screen, it seems to list my Optical Drive twice. It lists a SATA device twice, and an Epson Device. The only Epson device I have is an Epson Printer. I'm not sure if I just hit the ENTER key to "change the device" (and select my CD ROM as one of the alternate devices) (?). I tried uploading a screen shot of the Boot Order screen but it's 6.15 Mb.
The exact order is : Boot Option #1 SATA S........
Boot Option #2 Epson S.......
Boot Option #3 SATA S.......
Right now, I just have only one (internal) Hard Drive. And an External Hard connected via a USB Docking Port. Also, my Optical Drive is SATA.
garystan
 

A:Boot Order

Hi everybody :
I forgot to mention a few things.
My System : Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
GA-Z77-DS3H Motherboard (UEFI DualBios)
garystan
 

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I just installed Linux on my Windows 7 computer with a dual boot option. When I start the computer it wants to boot into Linux Mint by default, how do I change the boot order so Windows 7 will boot by default.

Thank you,
Len

A:Boot order

Here is the solution to change Boot Order. I never tried this but hopefully it should work.

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