*HP EliteBook 8740w Owners Lounge - PART 2*

Discussion in 'HP Business Class Notebooks' started by Aikimox, Sep 7, 2010.

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What is your EliteBook 8740w config (select one from each category)?

  1. Non-DreamColor 2 screen

    96 vote(s)
    35.0%
  2. DreamColor 2 Screen

    114 vote(s)
    41.6%
  3. Dual-core Processor

    64 vote(s)
    23.4%
  4. Quad-core Processor

    138 vote(s)
    50.4%
  5. ATI M7820 Graphics

    123 vote(s)
    44.9%
  6. Nvidia FX 2800M

    43 vote(s)
    15.7%
  7. Nvidia FX 3800M

    47 vote(s)
    17.2%
  8. Nvidia FX 5000M

    27 vote(s)
    9.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. MobileArtist

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    I have an 8740W running BIOS: 68CAD Ver. F.50 07/07/2014. I want to buy a USB driven Seagate external drive, but read that some people with this model had difficulty with the drive being recognized as 3.0 (or the port being recognized as such). Is this still a problem, and would it be a problem with this bios?

    Also would this bios be an impediment in using a third-party battery, given that I also have a dream color screen?

    Thanks!
     
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    Using Windows 10 on an 8740W, if I use a program like Macrium and clone my internal drive to an external one, will I be able to simply swap drives in case of a primary drive failure?
     
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    I don't see why you wouldn't be able to; that's what programs like Macrium are designed to do. The 8740w has a WiFi whitelist IIRC, and that can cause some issues with swapping network cards, but there isn't anything like that for hard drives.
     
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