05-16-2017 10:11 PM
With the Win-10 upgrade and HP not wanting to support this computer, the HDMI port is useless. Worked fine with Windows 8.1. However, I wnat to start using my Intel super-drive wich allows the Computer-on-a-stick concept. It connects to a computer or smart TV via the HDMI.
Does anyone know if I will have to down-grade from Win-10 to Win-8. to reactivate the HDMI? I was considering doing a dual-boot, but that brings a whole nuther set of problems. Going back is no guarantee of getting the device to operate without the original HP installed software. Of course, we all know it came with uddles of restore software, now that Win-10 has re-wrote the recovery partition.
Any suggestions here?
05-17-2017 05:26 PM
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I reviewed your post and I understand that the HDMI port not working on your computer.
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In order that I may provide you with an accurate solution, I will need a few more details and I would appreciate if you could, perhaps elaborate on your concern.
· When was the last time the HDMI port was working fine?
· Have you tried different devices on the HDMI port?
· Have you made any software or hardware changes on the computer?
· Have you performed any troubleshooting steps before posting?
Meanwhile, follow the steps in the below link and check if it helps.
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I am an HP Employee
05-17-2017 07:40 PM
Let's clear this up. After my purchase of the Envy 23-o014, the original OS was Win-8.1 with eligibility for a free Win-10 Upgrade. The HDMI system was fully operational, allowed connection to both my Cable STB and ocassionaly, my FTA Satellite receiver. Both have HDMI output ports. Hoorah, the day comes for the upgrade to Window 10. Fairly smooth upgrade, with the exception of the HDMI port. Win-10 does not support the HDMI port on this machine. I contacted HP Tech and was told that HP decided NOT to support the Envy 23 on Win-10, yet the support page notes the Win-10 OS. After a lot of conversations and e-mails, I chose to try and go back to the 8.1 operating system. I received a 32 gb 8.1 stick from HP containing a replacement Win-8.1 OS. Apparently, the Win-10 upgrade overwrote the recovery partition to accomidate Win-10. Many, many hours of conversations, emails, etc. have proved fruitless.
Problem one: The 8.1 version provided is the standard Windows 8.1 version, without the creative touches in the drivers that came installed from the factory. The replacement 8.1 did not support the HDMI either. After the extensive campaign online that I really should upgrade to Win-10, I fell for that trap. Since I was not going to have use of the port, what ever. Even the HP website does not indicate the original drivers fro HP, only what the OS gets from Not-so-Soft. Someone at HP should have compared the drivers between the original vs the offered as an update. Because I have a machine that has long tresspassed beyond the warranty, despite the the continuious warranted date, there is NO support for identified faults on a HP product.
Problem Two: In the mean time, I have had a motherboard failure, a 1tb SSD that is flakey, and have lost one of the five USB ports. When the only means to connect the machine is the remaining four usb ports, and the hidden usb port is the one that failed, if I want to use the supplied dongle, reducing the ports available to three. If I had to use a regular keyboard and mouse, that would be kind of tough to use external equipment. Hot swaping was never considered. Please, please, HP needs to consider NEVER again creating a machine with only USB ports.
Problem three: This machine EATS USB thumbdrives. It has eaten not only an 8 gig backup boot disk, but the Win-8.1 provided by HP also. They are now unrecognized by the system, so I could not even replace the Win-10 system if I wanted. Not-so-Soft wants me to purchase a new key if I decide to revert the system using an 8.1 .iso. disk.
As to your recommended 'cures', I downloaded ALL the given drivers frm the Envy-23 support page ans installed. I then have accomplished a forces update from Not-so-Soft. Three hours of time I'll never get back accomplishing nothing. How about going back into the archives and offering a copy of the original factory installed OS? Without that, my long line of HP purchases comes to a close.
05-18-2017 11:17 AM
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I am an HP Employee
07-15-2017 03:03 PM
BryanArnold...the answer is NO! After the upgrade to Win-10, the HDMI port has been someting to look at and remember of things gone by. DON'T upgrade without a complete original OS recovery disk from the 8.1 system, and not one from Not-So-Soft. They are not the same. As a 'Final Solution', I deleted the Win-10 partition and installed Win-8.1 from an downloaded ISO. The upgrade to Win-10 became a one-way trip. The ISO did not contain the correct driver. It was all for naught. In the interveining time, The entire USB system shorted out. This is where BestBuy's Extended warranty covered my butt. Not before making my 500gb external drive and the POS DVD drive "unrecognized" in the USB system. After it was returned from repair, I have found my Galaxy Tab 2 Tablet has suffered the same fate, when I connected it for update thru Kies.
It is only when one needs to use a device does one find prior failures have lasting effects. I just found out a week ago that the SD Card reader was not functioning. I was prepareing several camera drives to be used on a visit to Cuba. The use of this port was not a priority, thus until I needed it, who knew?
In my opinion, the Envy 23-o014 series was a failure and a severe disappointment. To manufacture a machine, fully compliant with the existing OS (Win-8.1), selling and promoting it with the knowledge that the release of the next OS (Win-10) was on the immediate horizon, while secretly deciding that the product would not be supported after any upgrade, that is despicable. It's archetecture suggests that the machine should never have been a stand-alone product, but on a network. No built-in DVD/CD Drive, No Firewire, No video out connections, HDMI-In only port, and 5 USB ports, 4 of which the user has access to, No port for a Dock, need I go on?
I sure have been looking closely at alternatives, like IBM and Apple. The bad part here is even using an alternative OS, still gives me nothing. My Grandfather had a great saying...You take a pile of s..t, cover it with gold, and in the end, you only have a gold covered pile of s..t
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