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Originally Posted by nathris View Post

You wouldn't have been able to play with anything anyway. Its a laptop, not an enthusiast desktop board. Stop blaming UEFI.

Not true, I can do this on my old gateway P-6831FX laptop...
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Originally Posted by B!0HaZard View Post

The UEFI is just the new kind of BIOS we have. It has NOTHING to do with your options and there is no BIOS beneath it. Most of us SB/IB users also have UEFI, but our enthusiast boards actually have proper settings to change. It is unusual for a laptop BIOS to give any control over CPU/RAM settings.

How unusual? as said above...could do this on my gateway laptop hence surprised couldn't do it on this HP laptop - is it an HP thing?

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Originally Posted by Nocturin View Post

this applied to the entire UEFI interface your see OP.
GPT partition data is stored on the HD, although the partition you see is most likely recovery tools. Because your using a buisness lappy I can't tell you for sure, though.
Sorry, and may google kind to you, sir!

OK - tried google before posting here but couldnt find an answer to my question... if it is on the hard disk...is there anything else important on there? and can I format the hard disk to (re)install an operating system?

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Originally Posted by adridu59 View Post

Is was the same thing during the BIOS Era, you know.

as said above..
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Originally Posted by Alchemist07 View Post

Not true, I can do this on my old gateway P-6831FX laptop...

Then you got very lucky. I'm also assuming the gateway was an enthusiast laptop.

Unless you get a very specific laptop, they lock you out of all the fun options in the bios (and hp even locks you out of enabling/disabling ahci which is needed for ssd firmware updates).

you're not going to get any access to these features on your laptop.
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^ what he said

Buisness laptops are also set-up very differently than consumer laptops. If this was a consumer lappy, wiping the drive and re-installing should have no consequences, and the same thing should be true for yours, but I cannot say for sure.

Something that you could do is create a ghost image of the current drive, format and re-install. If it doesn't work due for some reason, you should be able to re-flash the ghost image to the drive and keep on going until you can find away around and security mechanisms (which is what would cause the laptop not to function after flashing - but I don't see this happening).

If HP Customer service is free, call them and ask some questions about the different partitions, if the tier 1 rep doesn't know what your talking about, a Tier 2 rep should.

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(this is from experience with other products, I've never had an HP computer/laptop so keep this in mind wink.gif)
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post #14 of 17
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Not true, I can do this on my old gateway P-6831FX laptop...

Wrong. It is true that you wouldn't have been able to change it anyway. You were lucky with your old laptop.

Locking you out of CPU/RAM settings is the RULE, your old laptop is the EXCEPTION. My Acer doesn't give me any control either (it has a BIOS if you don't believe us).
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I don't see why you would want to, but yes, there IS a way:

Buy an X58 MoBo or anything in the era before that.
 
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I don't see why you would want to, but yes, there IS a way:
Buy an X58 MoBo or anything in the era before that.

Reading the title isn't enough usually to answer a thread...
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post #17 of 17
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Then you got very lucky. I'm also assuming the gateway was an enthusiast laptop.
Unless you get a very specific laptop, they lock you out of all the fun options in the bios (and hp even locks you out of enabling/disabling ahci which is needed for ssd firmware updates).
you're not going to get any access to these features on your laptop.

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Originally Posted by Nocturin View Post

^ what he said
Buisness laptops are also set-up very differently than consumer laptops. If this was a consumer lappy, wiping the drive and re-installing should have no consequences, and the same thing should be true for yours, but I cannot say for sure.
Something that you could do is create a ghost image of the current drive, format and re-install. If it doesn't work due for some reason, you should be able to re-flash the ghost image to the drive and keep on going until you can find away around and security mechanisms (which is what would cause the laptop not to function after flashing - but I don't see this happening).
If HP Customer service is free, call them and ask some questions about the different partitions, if the tier 1 rep doesn't know what your talking about, a Tier 2 rep should.
thumb.gif
(this is from experience with other products, I've never had an HP computer/laptop so keep this in mind wink.gif)

Sad times, guess when I am ready to take the plunge will contact HP first and see what they have to say....thanks for the ghost image idea though I guess could try that...in the mean time I have uninstalled all 30+ items of bloatware from the laptop took about an hour 1 at a time from control panel >< ....

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Reading the title isn't enough usually to answer a thread...


lol...
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