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boot order in Hp ProBook 6570b


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#1 kenzki

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:31 AM

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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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:11 PM

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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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:33 PM

In my hp elitebook the cd drive is labeled as spare bay -

as in the bios settings there are options to turn off booting to the spare bay and usb items - make sure yours are turned on

as well as look for the secure boot option and turn it off as James said.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:15 AM

so by disabling hp protect tools, does Anti theft lie around protect tools?..I tried to boot from usb and it keeps on telling me that an error has occured might the protet tool be responsible for this...can you send me command tools to disable all this because at the moment everything in this bios is kinda "greek" to me. thanks.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:21 AM

i have already disabled the secure boot but still has issues not allowing me to select the DVD drive as my boot option...i dont think i am using  the Hp protect tools or does enabling Anti theft lie under protect tools?



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:01 AM

HP protect tools may be obtained from http://support.hp.com

if you are using windows 7 64-bit english this is the exact link
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=5212930&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=5212927&swLang=13&taskId=135&swEnvOID=4059#7887

now that I think about it you'd be better off starting at this page because you would still have windows 8 installed - protect tools run from within windows.
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DriverDownload.jsp?prodNameId=5212930&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prodClassId=-1&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=5212927

I think you would be better off checking the bios to enable different boot options but it would require you to describe the different menu screen (pictures are always helpful). The options are generally under System Configuration - then Boot Options - And Boot Order

Edited by AngryRaisin, 25 February 2013 - 02:08 AM.


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 01:57 AM

thanks Angryraisin and james litten for your help after burning the midnight oil i come across another forum and did manage to crack it. the problem was tht my machine was in UEFI and i changed it to Legacy n it worked so well.



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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:42 AM

nice - good job.




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