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HP Probook 450g3 usb installation issue

Q: HP Probook 450g3 usb installation issue

Hi Team, I am unable to Install Windows 7 through USb over the 450G3 unit of hp Laptop.Getting error as "required CD\DVD drivers is missing"".

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A: HP Probook 450g3 usb installation issue

Hi: The only suggestion I can offer is to make sure you are booting from one of the USB2 ports.
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Hi I've edited this post to make users aware the Sandisk Ultra II SSD has issues with the 450 G3 in legacy mode.  It's simply not visible in the boot options under legacy only UEFI.  I have spent hours and hours and it doesn't work on a 240 and 480 gb models I have running the latest firmware.  I've posted messages on the Sandisk forums reporting the very likely bug. I think I'll stick to Samsung which 850 Evo works perfectly!
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A:audio issue hp ProBook 450 G3

Hello ahmadbt Thank you for posting your query on HP Support Forum Please follow the steps given below: 1. Disable the Intel Smart Sound (ISST) option in BIOS 2. Uninstall the installed Audio drivers from Device Manager. 3. Reinstall the Audio drivers once again. ****Click the Kudos Button on left to say Thanks****Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem.Thank You,K B T 86Although I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP
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A:HP 4530s probook BSOD issue! Please help

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A:HP ProBook 450 G2 - sleep/hibernate issue

I also have this issue. The machine will hang after being commanded to sleep, the lights flash momentarily, and then will turn back on into a sort of limbo state where the fan runs at full speed and the lights are on, but nothing responds. This mode requires pressing and holding the power button to shut the machine off and restart. Also, it should be noted that this machine is only 4 hours old and has no additional software installed yet, nor does it have any issues that would be related to age
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A:Drivers Issue on Fresh Windows 7 x64 Install on HP Probook 4...

Hi, Imran: You need this wireless card driver for that device... This package contains the drivers for the supported Atheros Wireless LAN Adapters in the supported notebook models running a supported operating system.
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A:HP Probook 6555b BIOS Admin Password Issue

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A:Probook 6560b BIOS issue with update from FLASH drive

When you executed the download BIOS softpaq, did you create a flash bootable key at that point? i assume you used another computer to do that? If you created a bootable usb key from the BIOS softpaq, you will see 3 files 68SCF.BINeRompaq.exegpl2.txt You can then insert the key no the laptop usb port and reboot to upgrade the BIOS. Is this what did not work?
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A:Installation issue

on that first reboot, it doesn't say "press any key to boot from CD" or something similar?

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A:OS installation issue

Please provide the make and model number of the PC.

Are all your copies of Windows (Win7, Vista and XP) all legitimate retail discs and do you have the product/licence keys for all of them? Have any of the product/licence keys been used on another PC?

This sentence appears to be incomplete so it is not clear what happened when you tried to install Windows 7.
I've tried installing Win7 but it wont be able to go till the install menu of win7.Click to expand...

As Vista works ok then it is unlikely to be a problem with the PC, seeing a boot menu with a foreign language would suggest you have not used an English/US copy of Windows.

Please describe the beeping you hear. Is it a constant beep or a series of short and/or long beeps. These beeps are an error code which can be investigated once I know the code and the make of the PC.
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A:Installation ram issue

Hello jabbado. Welcome to the forum.

The first idea that came to mind was that there was an error in the memory controller. This gets complicated because the Intel Core i series motherboards have moved the memory controller from the (now extinct) Northbridge controller to the processor itself.

We used to routinely do a procedure called a "CPU Parameter Recall". This was (and I think still is) important to do when updating a bios or particularly when upgrading a CPU. Here it is:
Record all your preferred BIOS settings (so you can set them back later easily).
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Enter the BIOS again. Now restore all your preferred settings. Exit and Save. Let it boot into Windows.

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A:Serious Xp Installation Issue

Check and see if you have the primary partition still active using the diskpart command from recovery console. If it is there, delete it.

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Dis-connect all un-needed USB devices, printers, extra monitors, TVs, etc during the install.

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
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Hello Brocky and a welcome to the VistaForums!

SInce just about everything on virtualzation is discussed on the sister forum Virtualization - Windows 7 Forums you will likely end there anyways on this.

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Hello, Welcome!

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Hello Redmore83, welcome to Seven Forums!


If the Windows 7 install disk is one you burned yourself it may be a bad burn and needs to be done again, if so this would be the first thing to try.

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Go to C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG\6.0

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Right click it and click rename
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Originally Posted by rlemoine

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Hi Adam1989,

Please run 'Hardware Diagnostics' to confirm 'Hardware functionality':
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A:.NET framework installation issue

Hi Glen

See how things go using the full .NET Framework 3.5 download, and installing that. I don't expect that you'll need to uninstall older versions first. If the install doesn't work, try visiting Windows Update & updating and Critical updates listed, then try the install again.

Here's the link for the full download:

Best of luck
. . . Gary
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A:Having an installation issue with Windows 7 64 bit RTM

You need to get an ISO and boot from CD.
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A:WinXP installation issue


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A:Adobe Air Installation issue

At which point do you receive this error?
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A:Windows 7 installation issue

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A:YM installation issue on win 7 64bit

What antivirus program are you using?
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A:EFI partition issue during installation

Welcome to EightForums.

I have a laptop with Win7 on one drive and a Linux system on a second drive installed on it under a UEFI system.

1) Try removing the Linux HDD & install Windows 8.

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A:Vista 64-Bit installation issue

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