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Unable to boot from USB on HP Compaq laptop

  1. #1


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1

    Unable to boot from USB on HP Compaq laptop


    Hi!

    I got this HP Compaq ProBook laptop running Windows 8.1 which just won't let me reboot it so I can boot up my Windows 10 installation USB. Anybody know what I could do here?


    I've tried setting `HibernateEnabled` to false and then doing `shutdown /s` via PowerShell, but when I turn the laptop back on, it doesn't actually boot but goes straight to the login screen.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 660
    windows 8.1


    You need to change your bootorder and set USB at first.

    try this HP Notebook PCs - Boot Device Options (F9) | HP Customer Support
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  3. #3


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    But the problem is I can't actually seem to turn off my computer properly.
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    windows 8.1
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  5. #5


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    Sounds like a plan lifetec -- thanks -- I'll give that a go!
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  6. #6


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    Hi! Unfortunately this hard reset didn't work for me -- the computer starts right back up into the login screen.

    Note that I also tried switching from the HP optimized power plan to a standard one but to no avail.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 660
    windows 8.1


    Disable the fastboot in UEFI settings.
    See this tutorial Fast Boot - Enable in UEFI Firmware Settings for Windows 8 and 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    This tutorial will show you how to boot directly to the motherboard's UEFI settings from inside Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

    UEFI Firmware Settings - Boot to from inside Windows 8
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  8. #8


    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1


    That worked -- many, many thanks!
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