HP Elitebook 725 G3 Laptop Setup & Configuration

Elitebook 725 G3

HP Elitebook 725 G3 Specs

Enjoy handling the thin, light and cost-effective notebook. The HP Elitebook 725 G3 helps to improve your work efficiency. It lets you stay connected with impressive collaboration and connectivity features that will develop your business. The notebook delivers good performance, includes a comfortable keyboard and nice matte screen in a durable, yet slim metal-clad package.

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  • Up to 7 hours long-lasting battery
  • An AMD A8 PRO-8600B / 1.6 GHz Processor
  • A 4GB memory RAM

Tech – Specifications

Ram

Store data and files without any hesitation. The RAM has a good memory capacity.

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Upgrade to a faster solid state drive, enjoy browsing and more with the processor.

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The battery stays long enough without interrupting your work up to 7 hours.

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The display of the laptop provides wide viewing angles and it is comfortable for use indoors and outdoors under shaded areas.

Driver Configuration Support

The drivers generally form a source of communication between the hardware of your laptop and the software of your OS. Always maintain updated drivers. This is to ensure that the software prevents crashes and enhances the hardware and system performance. If you use an outdated or corrupted driver, it may cause system errors, crashes and cause your laptop or hardware to fail. The problems will become worse if you download an incorrect driver for your laptop. If you did not download the driver, you can download it from this website.

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Elitebook 725 G3 keyboard shortcuts

 Keyboard Shortcuts, Hotkeys, and Special Keys (Windows)

There are various key combinations to quickly access common functions on Windows 10. When you press the Windows key or Ctrl + Esc, it will open or close the Start menu or Start screen. Press Windows key + S to open a search window to find files, folders, apps, settings and websites. Press Windows key + Ctrl + F to find computers on a local network. Press Windows key + H to open the Dictation input feature. Press Windows key + E to open a File Explorer window to browse the files and folders on your laptop.

 Keyboard and TouchPad or ClickPad Troubleshooting

There are numerous options to troubleshoot your TouchPad when it does not work in Windows 8. You can double tap to turn the TouchPad on; repeat to turn the TouchPad off. Perform a hard reset to clear the driver instructions. Make sure that you have the latest drivers for your TouchPad. To download the drivers from this website, type your laptop model and OS version on the search bar and click Next. Select the driver for your laptop and click Download. The file will download to your Downloads folder. Access and install the driver.

  1. Check for the model number of your laptop. If your laptop does not have an Internet connection, use another laptop with an Internet connection to download the update and save it to removable media such as a CD or thumb drive. To find the current BIOS version on your laptop, search for msinfo32.exe on your Windows and select it from the list of results. In the System Information window, search for the BIOS Version/Date entry. Few laptops have more than one kind of processor. Compare the processor you installed in your laptop to the documentation in your BIOS download prior to installing the BIOS update. Find and download the BIOS updates for your laptop. On installing a BIOS that is not designed for the processor or OS in your laptop, it can cause the laptop to stop working. After downloading and saving the latest version of the BIOS to your laptop, install the new BIOS image. To install the BIOS update, plug in the AC power supply to the notebook, close any open programs and temporarily disable your antivirus software. Re-enable it later, locate the BIOS file and double-click the file to start the installation.

  2. For this, you require a USB drive with a minimum of 16 GB and a laptop with Windows 10 Professional or Windows 7 Professional version. Click the Cloud Recovery Client option todownload the recovery software. If prompted to run or save the file, click Run. Now, insert the USB drive, read the welcome message and select the Next option. The download recovery tool will automatically detect and populate the proxy information on downloading the recovery software on a secure network. Select the Next option. When the Cloud Recovery tool detects the information for your laptop, select the Next option. You can use the drop-down menus to select the Recovery Options, Region and Download Server and select the Next option. Now, choose your USB drive from the drop-down menu and then select Next. Go through the confirmation message and then select the OK option. After the download process completes, click OK. To complete the download and close the program, select the Finish option. If you have any doubts or need any support, reach us on the Toll-free number.

  3. The USB drive contains Windows system recovery tools. This, in turn, will help you recover Windows from a major error or restore your Elite laptop from a system image. Now, try to copy the HP Recovery partition to the drive. In order to create a recovery USB drive, plug in a USB drive to your laptop. On your Windows system, type Create a recovery drive in the search bar and select Create a recovery drive from the search results. Click Back up system files to the recovery drive in case you want to copy the recovery partition to the USB drive. Copying the recovery partition requires more than 16 GB of space and hence needs a large capacity USB drive. Select Next –> USB drive –> Next –> Create. Select the Finish option when the drive is ready and then store the recovery drive in a safe place. To use the recovery USB drive in Windows 10, switch off your laptop, insert the recovery USB drive into a USB port on your laptop and turn the laptop on. Press the F11 key as soon as your laptop turns on until it loads System Recovery and select the desired language for your keyboard.

  4. HP provides recycling services to small and medium business customers as well as consumers. It takes back and recycles end-of-life HP-branded PCs, printers, scanners, fax machines, handheld devices, monitors, batteries and associated external components. There are various collection points for customers to drop off used HP hardware products. Contact HP Service Centres to check the drop-off locations. They provide various free and convenient ways to recycle used Original HP ink and toner cartridges, LaserJet maintenance parts and supplies, and Samsung toner cartridges. It does not accept non-HP branded products. HP or HP’s designated agents are given the rights to reject any product. After handing over the products to HP, it will not be returned back. Make sure that the products should not have been dismantled, re-assembled or contaminated bio-chemically or by radiation and display monitors should not be broken. In this program, the customer acknowledges that HP is not responsible in any way for confidential and proprietary data that is not deleted from the computer hardware.

Updating The BIOS

  Using The HP Cloud Recovery Download Tool

  Creating And Using A Microsoft Recovery USB

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Check for the model number of your laptop. If your laptop does not have an Internet connection, use another laptop with an Internet connection to download the update and save it to removable media such as a CD or thumb drive. To find the current BIOS version on your laptop, search for msinfo32.exe on your Windows and select it from the list of results. In the System Information window, search for the BIOS Version/Date entry. Few laptops have more than one kind of processor. Compare the processor you installed in your laptop to the documentation in your BIOS download prior to installing the BIOS update. Find and download the BIOS updates for your laptop. On installing a BIOS that is not designed for the processor or OS in your laptop, it can cause the laptop to stop working. After downloading and saving the latest version of the BIOS to your laptop, install the new BIOS image. To install the BIOS update, plug in the AC power supply to the notebook, close any open programs and temporarily disable your antivirus software. Re-enable it later, locate the BIOS file and double-click the file to start the installation.

For this, you require a USB drive with a minimum of 16 GB and a laptop with Windows 10 Professional or Windows 7 Professional version. Click the Cloud Recovery Client option todownload the recovery software. If prompted to run or save the file, click Run. Now, insert the USB drive, read the welcome message and select the Next option. The download recovery tool will automatically detect and populate the proxy information on downloading the recovery software on a secure network. Select the Next option. When the Cloud Recovery tool detects the information for your laptop, select the Next option. You can use the drop-down menus to select the Recovery Options, Region and Download Server and select the Next option. Now, choose your USB drive from the drop-down menu and then select Next. Go through the confirmation message and then select the OK option. After the download process completes, click OK. To complete the download and close the program, select the Finish option. If you have any doubts or need any support, reach us on the Toll-free number.

The USB drive contains Windows system recovery tools. This, in turn, will help you recover Windows from a major error or restore your Elite laptop from a system image. Now, try to copy the HP Recovery partition to the drive. In order to create a recovery USB drive, plug in a USB drive to your laptop. On your Windows system, type Create a recovery drive in the search bar and select Create a recovery drive from the search results. Click Back up system files to the recovery drive in case you want to copy the recovery partition to the USB drive. Copying the recovery partition requires more than 16 GB of space and hence needs a large capacity USB drive. Select Next –> USB drive –> Next –> Create. Select the Finish option when the drive is ready and then store the recovery drive in a safe place. To use the recovery USB drive in Windows 10, switch off your laptop, insert the recovery USB drive into a USB port on your laptop and turn the laptop on. Press the F11 key as soon as your laptop turns on until it loads System Recovery and select the desired language for your keyboard.

HP provides recycling services to small and medium business customers as well as consumers. It takes back and recycles end-of-life HP-branded PCs, printers, scanners, fax machines, handheld devices, monitors, batteries and associated external components. There are various collection points for customers to drop off used HP hardware products. Contact HP Service Centres to check the drop-off locations. They provide various free and convenient ways to recycle used Original HP ink and toner cartridges, LaserJet maintenance parts and supplies, and Samsung toner cartridges. It does not accept non-HP branded products. HP or HP’s designated agents are given the rights to reject any product. After handing over the products to HP, it will not be returned back. Make sure that the products should not have been dismantled, re-assembled or contaminated bio-chemically or by radiation and display monitors should not be broken. In this program, the customer acknowledges that HP is not responsible in any way for confidential and proprietary data that is not deleted from the computer hardware.

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About UEFI and the Startup Menu

UEFI is a firmware code from a chip on your motherboard. It provides extra functionality, beyond the BIOS. UEFI, generally, works with the BIOS to initialize the laptop’s hardware before handing hardware control over to the OS. It can load and display software programs from storage devices. This, in turn, provides more functionality. From the Startup Menu, access system information and diagnostics. When running UEFI applications, use the arrow keys and the enter key to navigate.

Elitebook 725 G3 UEFI and Startup menu

  Testing for Hardware Failures

The first step is to use the Fast Test to quickly identify the hardware issues. After running the Fast Test, if no errors are found but your laptop still exhibits a hardware problem error, make sure that you run the Extensive Test. To run the Fast Test, open the HP PC Hardware Diagnostics Windows app. Go to the main menu and click System Tests –> System Fast Test tab –> Run once. If a component fails a test, make sure you write down the failure ID.

HP Elitebook “Freezing” Problem

If your laptop freezes temporarily when using a specific app, there is likely a conflict with the app that is freezing. Make sure you have the latest firmware for your laptop and that you are running the latest available drivers for all the hardware. You can try optimizing Windows for better performance. Search for and install updates for the app. Check if the state of the Internet connection changes the behavior.

 Configuring the Boot Order in the System BIOS

To configure the boot order, turn on or restart your laptop. When you notice the display blank, press the f10 key to enter the BIOS settings menu. In few laptops, you can access the BIOS settings by pressing the f2 or the f6 key. Choose the Advanced tab using the right and left arrow keys and use the up and down arrow keys to choose Boot Order. Now, follow the on-screen prompts to change the boot order.

Elitebook 725 G3 Boot order in system bios

 Computer Might Be Infected by a Virus or Malware (Windows 10, 8)

  1. There are different forms of viruses and damaging software programs that can harm your laptop or make it perform slower. A few among them include hoaxes that ask the reader of the email to perform a damaging process such as deleting an important file, moving people browsing the Internet to a malicious Web site.
  2. If you find a folder that is likely to be infected with a virus, delete it without opening it. To have the file extensions displayed, go to My computer and click Tools. Press the Alt key if the menu bar does not display.
  3. Select Folder –> View and remove the check from Hide extensions for known file types.
  4. On installing the latest critical updates, it will make your HP Elitebook more secure. Check to see if the virus scanner software is installed correctly. If antivirus software is not installed, it is recommended to install the antivirus software.
  5. Download the latest virus information lists, termed as definitions, from the Live update for a period of 60 days. You can then buy a subscription renewal from Symantec to safeguard your laptop against the latest threats. Once you update the virus definition files for the antivirus software, scan for viruses.

Installing the Latest Version of Windows 10

The first step is to connect to the AC power and download the driver(s) for the network interface card and/or wireless LAN adapter driver. Check the BIOS version. Ensure boot is enabled and set to UEFI Native. After booting with the Windows OS recovery disk, follow the on-screen instructions.

Understanding and Using Windows 10

Prior to installing Windows 10, download and install the latest version of software and drivers. Also, update the BIOS on your laptop. With the help of File History, back up your files and transfer them to Windows 10. If you have encrypted the hard drive, make sure you decrypt it.

Elitebook 725 G3 Installing The Latest Version Of Windows 10