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I can't install Ubuntu

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HP 625 - Product: YQ307EC
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I have a HP 625 laptop that is tattooed.  I cannot put Linux or Ubuntu. How to  remove the protection. Thanks
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I'm sorry, but HP only warranties their PCs for usage with the OS that comes preinstalled.

IF you replace that with a Linux distro, or add a Linux distro, then you assume full responsibility for maintaining that -- including solving any problems with booting the other OS and/or installing the other OS.

Modern PCs with UEFI, instead of the older BIOS, are especially difficult to install because you have to go into the UEFI settings and make several changes before you can even boot from a USB stick -- and we are unable to assist in that work.

Your best bet for support now is to contact the support forum of the distro you are using.

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"How to remove the protection."

Are you referring to "Secure Boot"?

In the BIOS/UEFI/(or whatever you call it) there's likely a setting that can control this. You can access this setting by pressing 'esc' a bunch of times right after turning the computer on (, not from a suspend)

You might also want to consider setting it to 'legacy' mode. (My system had trouble booting with USB devices attached in 'non-legacy' mode)

[not an HP employee / don't have a HP 625]

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