I recently purchased a ProBook 4540S C6Z35UT notebook computer. I love the hardware. It came with Windows 8 64-bit. I never tried Windows 8 before, but I've used Windows 7 a lot. After playing with it quite a bit, I've decided I really don't like Windows 8 at all. The Start screen just gets in the way. I want a standard desktop where I can plop down some common docs I'm referencing, common program icons, etc. The flipping to the neo-Win7 desktop that Windows 8 does is quite lame. If you run a desktop program from the start menu, you flip to the desktop, but then it stays there after that program exits. It's a very "hack" design. The start menu is cute for touch pads ("surface"s) but not really laptop/desktop appropriate, imho.
So my question is: if I purchase a Windows 7 or Windows 7 Pro 64-bit version of Windows, can I install it on this machine and will it have the right driver support? Also, in case something gets messed up, is there a way to create a Windows 8 install DVD for my laptop to get it back to original state?
I'm trying to migrate my HP from the hard-drive to a new ssd I bought. As far as I know windows 8 is supposed to activate based on the code burned into the machines bios, so I bought some hp recovery dvds online as HP recovery manager no longer seems to ship with these machines, so I couldn't make one, and reinstalled windows 8 onto the machine. After install and connecting to the internet the activation failed, it said the key was blocked. This can't be, this machine came with windows 8 preinstalled, so it must have a valid key and license I've already paid for.
I've tried burning reinstall media using the Microsoft media creation tool but that too fails once it connects to the internet to validate the activation
I would prefer to fresh reinstall, I'm not even sure the drive I took out works anymore or isn't altered at this point, plus its larger than my ssd so cloning would be a problem. And I've also read of problems cloning windows 8 secure boot installs regardless. In any case I would like to some how be able to get this recovery to work.
So I just had Windows 7 reinstalled as my harddrive died. But after the reinstall, Windows 7 only detects my laptops native resolution (recommended resolution) as 1280x800.
I know this laptop has the 1440x900 display, I have coworkers with the same laptop and their display shows the "recommended" is 1440x900, and I know that was the case before I lost my drive and got a new one with a reinstall.
This laptop has the NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M adapter, and I have the latest driver for this from NVIDIA.
Why does windows think my native resolution is 1280x800. I can use the NVIDIA driver to force it to go to 1440x900, which works. I was just wondering why it is doing this. Is there some inf package that I need from Dell?
I have a HP Probook 4540s Notebook PC. I reinstalled the operating system (Windows 7 Ultimate) recently and installed all the necessary drivers required for the PC. But now as I connect a USB 3.0 hard disk into the USB 3.0 ports ( the left two ports), i get an error message. The message is shown below:
"Device can perform faster : This USB Mass Storage Device can transfer information faster if it is connected to a Super-Speed USB 3.0 Port"
The speed of the data transfer also seems to be very low, in the ranges of 20-30 Mbps.
I'm not sure if I have installed the correct driver for the hardware. As for now, as shown in the Control Panel, I have installed "Intel USB 3.0 Extensible Host Controller Driver".
HP have probook 4540s basic model.i have a big problem:when electricity goes of and on,mi laptop can not find modem WiFi.i change 3 times my modem asus,D link,TP-link.i have this problem and i re-install driver of wireless.i have re-boot modem.2 times problem solved but other times no.other my family that using WiFi have no problem.they have asus.
This is my 3rd day since i bought this new HP probook 4540s [Product No. B9A39PA#UUF] and i like it, i made a clean install for windows 7 ultimate x64 and i've just realised that the hp drivers support page dose not has any drivers for the ultimate version, so i downloaded the proffesional drivers, now i have all devices are installed except two devices named unknown device
Problem: Fingerprint Scanner - Windows log in does not give option to log in via fingerprint scanner.
Overview: After installing fingerprint drivers from the HP site and using the HP Protect Tools to successfully enroll fingerprint, I tried logging in via this method but the windows log in screen does not display this option. Device manager correctly identifies and shows the fingerprint sensor - however, the control panel says no biometric devices detected.
Details of what steps I took trying to make the scanner work are given below.
Details of the problem and steps I took to install drivers:
After a fresh installation of Windows 7, I went to the HP driver site to download the latest drivers for Probook 4540s:
I installed the drivers in roughly this order:
1)realtek ethernet controller drivers,
3) the chipset and USB 3.0 drivers (but not the Intel MEI driver)
4) Intel video driver: faced an issue such that drivers were not being allowed to install. After disabling switchable graphics in the bios, I was able to get these drivers to install.
5) AMD video drivers: installed after the intel HD graphics driver - installed but Catalyst Control Center was not being displayed. So I re-enabled switchable graphics in BIOS, re-installed these drivers and CCC was now available.
6) HP hotkey support
7) HP universal camera driver
8) Validity Fingerprint sensor
9) Synaptics Touchpad driver
10) Atheros wifi & bluetooth
11) Jmicron card reader
After driver installation, I installed the HP Protect Tools. After prompting for a PC reboot - which I did - it asked for setup of security etc.. Part of this pocess was the enrolling of my fingerprints - successful. However, upon log off/ restart of windows, an option to log in with the fingerprint scanner did not appear in the Windows log in screen.
I opened the Control Panel, and found there was no biometric devices tab, even though device manager showed biometric device and validity sensor (VFS 491). I then proceeded to uninstall HP protect tools and the validity driver for the fingerprint sensor, then made sure these services were running:
-Credential Manager -Remote Procedure Call (RPC) -DCOM Server Process Launcher -RPC Endpoint Mapper -Windows Biometric Service -Plug and Play
After reboot HP Protect Tools as before would enroll my fingerprints, but again no prompt at windows login came to log in with fingerprint. However, one change after the installtion of [URL] was that in control panel there is now a tab for biometric devices; however, it says that windows did not find any biometric devices installed. An image is attached showing both the device manager and the control panel!
I've bought a probook 4540s recently. everything is fine and just I have a problem with its bluetooth. I can't send anything to my laptop via bluetooth. my phone is successfully added to my bluetooth devices & I can send files from laptop to my phone, but nothing happens when I try to send items from my phone to laptop. btw no error message is shown to me.
I was watching a movie on Netflix, and all of the sudden the screen kept scrambling itself. I shut it down and now when I restart my laptop all I get is a white scrambled screen. I restarted it again and now I still can't do anything and it won't shut down unless I hold down the power button for a few seconds...
My friend's macbook (white plastic, 2.0, napa/core2 before santa rosa platform) isn't starting, and I have no idea why. He initially asked me to replace the top and bottom casing. I accepted, and ordered the parts. Around the time they were supposed to come, I took the computer apart completely (required for the repair), but one of the parts was delayed, so the computer sat splayed on my desk for a week. I didn't exactly stack textbooks on it, but it also wasn't covered in anti-static wrap. So, now, I finally got the part and put it back together, and the computer doesn't start. At all. The screen doesn't go grey, the 'sleep' light doesn't turn on, the fan doesn't start - nothing. The magsafe light is green, so the power is going in. It's also worth noting that I have no battery for it, so it's all on A/C.
Does anyone know what's wrong? My two hypothetical solutions are (a) I need a battery, or (b) the logic board is dead due to static.
How likely are each of these scenarios - especially the logic board one? How possible is it that it was static overloaded?
I discovered lately after updating my BIOS from hp website URL....that when i use my dvd driver to read dvds he gives me a message that telling me and I don't know how to get my original BIOS before updating .
CPU:intel core i5 3210M 2.5Gz 4 coresRAM:4 GB Video:Inernal intel hd family 4000 HD External Readon HD 6000-7000OS:Windows 8 64-bit
I just bought ProBook 4540s (I7-3632QM)with Product number : H5L54ES#ABV
I installed windows 7 ultimate, I installed all required drivers, in between the wireless network was working and I could navigate the internet but after I installed all required drivers and Device manager seemed fine my Wireless network dose not work and says :
Connected to unidentified Network No internet Access, and cant see my wireless network
I tried the network button (Wifi/Bluetooth) changing the mode from white light to yellow light and both modes still not working....
I just purchased a new probook 4540s core i5 with win7 x64 system.
Firstly, When battery full charged then turned laptop off for a few hours or next day it becomes 99% or 98% although its plugged in Ac power. Shutdown again for 1 hour and turn on it turns to 97%. Is that ok or there is problem in battery specially it shows that ( Plugged in, Not chareged ) so laptop should operate at AC adapter and battery remain 100%. Secondly, I have an unknown device can't find it as shown in figure below.
Last night my laptop was working perfectly and then when I tried to turn the computer on, it loaded and went to the startup screen with the Microsoft logo and from there it got stuck. I tried to hit F11 but no satisfactory result. I've also tried to take the battery out, but that didn't work either. I also tried to Setup my windows bt it also stuck up there. I don't know what to do...I also ran tests on both the Hard Drive and Memory (Esc>> F10>> File>>System Diagnostics>>Memory tese/Hard Disk test). And the result was:Hard Disk Check: "Quick Check: SMART Check: NOT AVAILABLE and Short DST: WARNING" and "Extensive Check: PASSED in everything"Memory Check: PASSED now what should i do?Mine model is HP ProBook 4440s...Currently running on Windows 7.
I need to install win XP on a Probook 440G1, but I can't disable the option AHCI in order to setup correctly for the new installation of win XP,is there a chance to "unlock" that BIOS option or just an option to disable AHCI mode?
Yesterday my brand-new VPCZ11X5E completed an automatic windows update, and shut down after completing the installation procedure. Since then windows will not start up properly: it stays in the start up phase (you know, with the windows 7 logo), before the log-on screen.
or should i just do a re-install (=losing some important documents).
I've got my Dell Inspiron n5040 for almost 14 months, on which I upgraded to Windows 8, and now it doesn't start anymore. It tried to start in repair mode, but then it just shows a black screen, which doesn't change.
After running diagnostics I've gotten error info:
Error Code 2000-0142Validation 63358Msg: Hard Drive 0 - S/N WD-WX51A8109114, self test unsuccesful. Status = 7.
HP HDX16 with P7350. In CPU-Z I see core speed 1595.8 I'm observing and it changes to 1595.9 and then 1596.0 and then 1596.1 and then shoots up to 1995.0 - I have never seen it reach 2.0 and never go down below 1595. When processor speed changes I can here problems with sound while listening to music.
Another thing is the Bus speed, which is fixed at 266.0mhx, isn't it supposed to be 1066?