I need some help with the bios settings on a HP laptop

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  1. Posts : 202
    win 10 Pro 64bit
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    I need some help with the bios settings on a HP laptop


    This is on a HP model 15-g024nr laptop. It has a 500gb HDD, 4 gig's of memory. It had Win 8.1 in it but there was problems with the OS. So I set the internal optical drive as #1 in the boot order and used a self booting prog that I have to wipe the C: drive partition clean. I have Win 10 Home both 32 and 64bit on a self booting USB thumb drive. The USB thumb drive booted fine on my Dell laptop that I am typing this post on. But I can't seem to get the HP boot part of the bios to see the USB thumb drive period, let alone as a bootable drive. I am attaching a picture of the boot setup from the HP laptop.

    I had to use Dropbox because I couldn't attach the picture.

    Dropbox - bios boot order.jpg - Simplify your life
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  2. Posts : 1,593
    Windows 10 Professional
       #2

    Try Enabling Legacy Support.

    If the bottom portion becomes editable, try setting the USB drive as number one.
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  3. Posts : 1,054
    Windows 10 Pro (+ Windows 10 Home VMs for testing)
       #3

    The screenshot shows the USB thumb drive as second in the UEFI boot order... so make sure the optical drive is empty.

    If I remember correctly F9 is the function key to go straight to the boot menu on HP laptops.

    Alternatively, turn 'Legacy Support' ON and 'Secure Boot' OFF.

    Hope this helps...
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  4. Posts : 6,908
    windows 10
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    Does the USB have uefi installation on it if it has it should boot fine with secure boot enabled
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  5. Posts : 13,934
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    pepanee said:
    If the bottom portion becomes editable, try setting the USB drive as number one.
    Never a good idea unless nothing else works as you can end up in a install boot loop with the USB flash drive booting over and over. You would need to remove it after the first part of the install completes. Better to use the Fn key to bring up the Boo t Menu and select the USB drive from there, leaving the HDD or CD drive as the first boot drive.
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  6. Posts : 202
    win 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
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    I had Legacy Support Enabled. That's how I was able to move the optical drive up to the #1 slot and wipe the C: drive partition clean. I tried putting the "USB Diskette on Key/USB Hard Drive" as #1, it didn't work. I tried putting "USB CD/DVD ROM Drive" as #1, still no go. I have made the Win 10 Home 32bit backup and recovery's on DVD. Can that be used to get Win 10 on the HP's Hard Drive? If nothing else I have Win 7 Home both 32 and 64bit on DVD, and it is still usable.

    pepanee said:
    Try Enabling Legacy Support.

    If the bottom portion becomes editable, try setting the USB drive as number one.
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  7. Posts : 1,054
    Windows 10 Pro (+ Windows 10 Home VMs for testing)
       #7

    I'm confused. The screenshot you provided shows 'CD ROM Boot' as 'Disabled' (first option) and 'Legacy Support' as 'Disabled' (fourth option). Also the 'UEFI Boot Order' section shows as enabled.
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  8. Posts : 202
    win 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #8

    1st on this laptop F10 is the key to hit to get into the bios. Now the 2nd line "USB Diskette on Key/USB Hard Disk" in the UEFI boot order is the USB thumb drive with the Win 10 in it? And the same thing in the legacy boot order?

    RickC said:
    The screenshot shows the USB thumb drive as second in the UEFI boot order... so make sure the optical drive is empty.

    If I remember correctly F9 is the function key to go straight to the boot menu on HP laptops.

    Alternatively, turn 'Legacy Support' ON and 'Secure Boot' OFF.

    Hope this helps...
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  9. Posts : 1,054
    Windows 10 Pro (+ Windows 10 Home VMs for testing)
       #9

    From your screenshot it looks like your laptop is in 'UEFI Boot' mode. Are you sure that your USB thumb drive is also 'UEFI Boot' mode?

    If the USB thumb drive is a 'Legacy Boot' mode then the laptop won't boot from it (unless it has hybrid support, which I don't think it does).

    Easiest way to check is to use F10 to go into 'Settings' and change the boot mode from 'UEFI' to 'Legacy Support' (i.e. BIOS), save the change, re-boot and then use F9 to activate the boot menu.

    Hope this helps...
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  10. Posts : 202
    win 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #10

    I finely got the boot order sorted out. The HP laptop is now seeing the USB Win 10 thumb drive and is booting off it and installing Windows. What was throwing a curve ball at me was the names "USB Diskette on Key/USB Hard Drive" and "USB CD/DVD ROM Drive". I have never seen a bootable USB thumb drive marked like that before in a bios. I enabled legacy and put "USB Diskette on Key/USB Hard Drive" in the #1 line for both UEFI and LEGACY. That did the trick.

    Thanks for the help.
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