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cleghornp
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Changing BIOS settings on an HP EliteBook

Can anyone tell me how to change the BIOS settings on a EliteBook. I want to run 64bit VM.s so need to enable virtualization at the BIOS level. I am a full admin user BUT I CANNOT CHANGE the BIOS settings. How the hell does a customer do this?

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Re: Changing BIOS settings on an HP EliteBook

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Hi:

 

Usually you tap the F10 key at the HP welcome screen. You then should be in the BIOS. That's how it works on any elitebook I ever owned.

 

Normally the Virtualization setting for business notebooks and desktops can be found in the security menu.

 

You have to make sure you hit the F10 key at each place you make a change to a BIOS setting and then again when you exit.

 

Paul

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monkf1sh
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Re: Changing BIOS settings on an HP EliteBook

Hi,

 

I've just seen this post and I'm in a similar situation, except I must be missing something really obvious: I'm using ESC to get in to the startup menu, then F10 to get into BIOS. In the System Configuration tab I found the place to switch VT-X on, except that in my BIOS, it doesn't actually show what the current value is! It just says 'Change', 'Hide' and 'View'. So I selected 'Change' and then saved that in the hope that it would do something, and it hasn't. So my question is more to do with an un-intuitive BIOS interface more than anything... How can I see the current settings and get the change to stick?

 

For reference, I've got an HP Elitebook Folio 9470m

 

I imagine I've missed something really glaringly obvious along the way, please help! 

 

All help is soooo gratefully received!

 

Tim

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AttackofZaq
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Re: Changing BIOS settings on an HP EliteBook


monkf1sh wrote:

Hi,

 

I've just seen this post and I'm in a similar situation, except I must be missing something really obvious: I'm using ESC to get in to the startup menu, then F10 to get into BIOS. In the System Configuration tab I found the place to switch VT-X on, except that in my BIOS, it doesn't actually show what the current value is! It just says 'Change', 'Hide' and 'View'. So I selected 'Change' and then saved that in the hope that it would do something, and it hasn't. So my question is more to do with an un-intuitive BIOS interface more than anything... How can I see the current settings and get the change to stick?

 

For reference, I've got an HP Elitebook Folio 9470m

 

I imagine I've missed something really glaringly obvious along the way, please help! 

 

All help is soooo gratefully received!

 

Tim


Hello monkf1sh.

I don't have any specific suggestions for your problem but I will point out that since this is a business product you may want to also post your question on the HP Business Boards.  Here is a link.

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