HP Elitebook Notebook – 8440P Windows 10 Installation

One of my computer repair customers brought in a HP Elitebook Notebookmodel number 8440P computer. In two thousand sixteen he successfully upgraded Microsoft Windows seven operating system to Microsoft Windows ten operating system. However, recently he ran into some computer problems and tried to to perform a factory restore to his computer.

When I received his laptop, Microsoft Windows seven operating system restore had removed his user data. However, he still wanted to have Microsoft Windows ten operating system working on his Hewlett Packard Elitebook notebook 8440P computer. As long as you have successfully upgraded or installed Microsoft Windows ten and activated the license, then you can install Microsoft Windows ten again without entering in the product license key.

You need to make sure that you know what architecture hardware you have. Remember, you can only install x86 thirty two bit operating system on x86 32 bit hardware. Also, you can only install x64 sixty four bit operating system on x64 sixty four bit hardware.

Also, you need to know what operating system was previously installed. For example you cannot instal Microsoft Windows ten home premium on a computer that had Microsoft Windows ten professional installed. During the upgrade process from Microsoft Windows seven or 8.1 you could only upgrade like to like.

For example, you could have upgraded Microsoft Windows seven professional to Microsoft Windows ten professional for free. In order to change the type of operating system, you would have to purchase another operating system license. Now that you know what architecture your hardware is and the operating system you are going to install, you can use Microsoft’s free media creation tool to either burn a digital video disc or universal serial bus flash drive with Microsoft Windows ten operating system installation.

Also, you can use Microsoft’s media creation tool to download an installation international organization for standardization file. With this international organization for standardization file, you can use a free program like Rufus to create a bootable universal serial bus Microsoft Windows ten installation flash drive. Once you have your installation media, then you can proceed to installing Microsoft Windows ten on a Hewlett Packard Elitebook Notebook 8440p computer.

In order to boot off a digitial video disc or universal serial bus flash drive you can press the “Esc” key on your keyboard. A special boot menu will open up where you can press F9 to pick which device to boot from. This allows you to boot off of your digital video disc or universal serial bus drive without changing the boot order in the Basic Input Output System.

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Most times you will not be asked to enter in your Certificate of Authenticity sticker product license key. If you do, you will be prompted to enter it in when asked. I recommend you entet it in now instead of entering this product license key after Microsoft Windows ten installs.

I had to reinstall Microsoft Windows ten operating system on this Hewlett Packard Elitebook Notebook 8440P computer, because when I tried to activate Microsoft Windows ten operating system, I kept getting an error claiming that Microsoft servers could not be accessed. You might be prompted to select the version of Microsoft Windows ten to install. You will want to make sure you pick the correct version, for example you can choose Microsoft Windows ten professional, if that is what your product license key allows.

You cannot install Microsoft Windows ten home premium with a Microsoft Windows ten professional product license key. You will then need to accept Microsoft’s license agreement. If you are upgrading your current operating system, you will want to choose the upgrade option.

If you are performing a clean install of Microsoft Windows ten operating system, then you can choose the “Custom: Install Windows only” option. You can click “Next” at the “Where do you want to install Windows?” prompt. Microsoft Windows ten will now download installation files to the hard drive and begin the installation.

You can continue with the installation and follow all the prompts. You will be asked if your computer is personal or a work computer. Also, you will be asked to configure signing into Microsoft Windows operating system with a Microsoft account.

I recommend that you create an offline account instead. If you choose to login with a Microsoft Windows operating system account, then you will need internet access to login. If you forgot your password or lack internet access, you will not be able to login to your Microsoft Windows ten computer.

You can choose to make Cortana your personal assistant or not. Also, you will be asked to configure Microsoft Windows ten privacy settings. You can change these later, but you might want to set them to your liking now.

Eventually, Microsoft Windows ten will finish installing and you will see the Microsoft Windows operating system desktop. Congratulations, you have just successfully installed Microsoft Windows ten on your Hewlett Packard Elitebook Notebook 8440P computer.