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HP Laptop--recovery through extended monitor

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    Win 7

    HP Laptop--recovery through extended monitor


    I have acquired an HP Envy M6 laptop (AMD version with ATI graphics) and I want to do a factory reset on it so I can customize it for me. Problem is the screen is broke so I have been using it with an external monitor until I can order the replacement screen. Problem I am running into is the extended monitor will not show BIOS screens or any of the recovery screens because no signal is directed to the extended monitor until it gets into windows 8. Is there a way to make it show boot screens or any screens it cycles through prior to getting into windows?

    The broke screen illuminates and occasionally shows some of the desktop at the very bottom but I cannot see anything that I need to. I would like to go ahead and reset it so when I get the new screen it will be ready to go. Thanks in advance.

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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    hello and welcome to eightfourms ,I think you answered your own question ,it dosnt show until it boots to windows ,,I don't know of any way to make it do so ,! my opinion ,the length of time it now takes to setup in8 is low,so you might be best off to just wait till you get the new screen ,good luck


    having said all that I just remembered something , check this tutorial out for running system recovery
    System Recovery Options - Boot to in Windows 8
    Last edited by caperjack; 12 Jun 2014 at 17:59.
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    Win 7


    That looks like it might work. I am new to windows 8 so not aware of all it's tricks yet. Will try that when I get home.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by edilee012 View Post
    That looks like it might work. I am new to windows 8 so not aware of all it's tricks yet. Will try that when I get home.
    hope it works for you, the tutorial section has many great win8 tutorial ,just search what you want to do ,and something will come up .
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    Win 7


    Doing it right now and I have no screen but keeping fingers crosses when it is done it will automatically extend to external monitor lol
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    It worked...it stopped for a while so I had to force a restart and it displayed on extended monitor from that point. Updating now before installing my things Thanks
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    win8.1.1 enterprise


    Quote Originally Posted by edilee012 View Post
    It worked...it stopped for a while so I had to force a restart and it displayed on extended monitor from that point. Updating now before installing my things Thanks
    your welcome ,good luck with the new screen
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