HP Elitebook 8460p Laptop Setup and Configuration

HP EliteBook-8460P

HP EliteBook 8460P Specs

The HP elitebook 8460P is a business-oriented laptop that delivers high efficiency, performance and improved comfort. The long battery life is an added advantage. The notebook is equipped with loud SRS-powered speaker system and an authentic glass touch-pad. The notebook is solely crafted for business purpose. The HP Elitebook 8460P specs are :

  • 14” LED HD display
  • 6 Cell 62 Wh Li ion battery
  • Intel core i5 2520M processor

Tech – Specifications


The notebook is installed with 4GB RAM with 1333 MHz memory speed.


Intel core i5 2520M Dual Core processor with3.2GHz processor speed.


The elitebook possess a 6 Cell 62 Wh battery that allows the user to work continuously for 8 hours.

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The device is built with 14” LED HD Anti-glare & back-light display.

Driver Configuration Support

The elitebook 8460P is installed with the Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Operating system. The HP Elitebook 8460P drivers can be downloaded in this site under the ‘Driver downloads’ menu. The drivers are automatically installed by the Operating system. You can manually download the drivers for the device. For further assistance, contact the customer support team through the Toll-Free number.


HP EliteBook 8460P Laptop Top issues

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 Keyboard Shortcuts, Hotkeys, and Special Keys (Windows)

The elitebook 8460P is built with the basic function keys similar to all other devices operating on the Windows. Some Keyboard shortcuts are : ‘Ctrl + Esc’–’Open or Close the start menu’; ‘Windows key + Ctrl +F’–’Locate the system on a local network’. The special keys are printed with symbols. The WI-FI symbol indicates On/Off of the wireless connection. The airplane symbol allows the user to turn the device into ‘Airplane’ mode. The Sun symbol denotes brightness. Smaller Sun-decrease the brightness & Bigger Sun-Increase the brightness.

 Keyboard and TouchPad or ClickPad Troubleshooting

Update the driver software for the keyboard and touch-pad to the latest version. The drivers are listed under the Driver downloads menu in this site. Ensure that the drivers are enabled. Open the properties of a device. Check the driver status. Or, perform a hard reset on the elitebook. Power Off the system. Press and hold the power & Mute buttons together for few seconds until the system restarts. Restore the BIOS to the default settings.

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 Upgrading Memory (RAM)

  1. The HP elitebook 8460P is installed with 4GB DDR3 SDRAM. This memory is enough for the system to deliver high performance. Incase, if the user wants to upgrade the RAM, follow the steps below.
  2. The maximum RAM size supported in the device is 16GB. Buy a new RAM chip of 16GB memory size. Remove the rear panel of the elitebook. The RAM chip is inserted in a slot. Remove the chip carefully.
  3. Insert the new RAM in the slot. Close the panel. Turn On the device. The Windows OS automatically detects the RAM and makes itself compatible with the newly installed RAM.

 Cleaning your Notebook PC

  1. Power Off the system. Disconnect the power supply. The instructions with pictures to clean the notebook PC are described in the ‘User Manual’ available under the site’s menu.
  2. Clean the vents. Use compressed air to clean the cooling vents. This removes the dust and debris. Similarly, clean the ports. Blow the compressed air into the input/output ports and into the speakers.
  3. Clean the LED display using a soft cloth. Gently rub the screen with the cloth. Do not use plastic or rugged materials to wipe the screen. Make sure not to place any heavy materials on the device.

  Creating Recovery Discs or Saving a Recovery Image to a USB Flash Drive (Windows 7)

Click Start. Enter ‘recovery manager’ in the search box. Click ‘Yes’ in the User Account Control message. Select the ‘Recovery Disc creation’ option. Insert a USB flash drive in the USB port. A message is displayed, showing the characteristics of the discs to be created. Click ‘Next’. The process involves three steps – collecting the files, writing the files & verifying the files. After the process is complete, a pop up appears displaying ‘Disc Creation’ is successful. Use this flash drive in case of password recovery or resetting the password.


  Testing for Hardware Failures

In Windows, open the PC hardware diagnostics option. Click System Tests on the menu. Select the ‘System Fast Test’ tab and tap Run once. Wait until the process is completed. If any component fail the test, observe the failure ID and contact the support team to resolve the issue. Likewise, run the Extensive test. This method tests the entire system. You can download and install the PC hardware diagnostic tool from this website.

 Configuring the Boot Order in the System BIOS

The Boot order is configured under the Advanced tab in the System BIOS menu. Restart the system. Press the booting function key to enter the BIOS settings. Click the ‘Advanced’ tab. Under the tab, select the Boot order and follow the system’s on-screen instructions to customize the Boot order. Or, reset the Boot order to its default settings. Save the changes and exit the BIOS settings.

 HP Product Recycling

HP involves in recycling its products. This is done to avoid pollution due to electronic waste. To send the notebook to the recycling process, go to the HP official website. Open Consumer and home office equipment menu. Under this menu, enter the device’s characteristics and fill in the required fields. For further inquiries, contact the customer care support via., the Toll-Free number. Make sure to delete/clean the entire system. Read the Terms&Conditions before sending your product to recycle.

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Reducing Heat Inside The Laptop To Prevent Overheating

 Reducing Heat Inside the Laptop to Prevent Overheating

The laptop usually overheats due to the following reasons : dust in the vents, external devices using more power, problem in cooling fans and high temperature atmosphere. To resolve the issues, clean the vents regularly. Blow the compressed air into the vents and ports. Remove the panels and clean the internal parts carefully. Ensure that the surroundings are in moderate temperature. Replace the cooling fans incase of physical damages. Update the BIOS settings to prevent heat caused due to enormous power consumption. Refer the manual for detailed information.

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

  1. Turning On the Firewall – Open the ‘Control Panel’. Under the ‘System & Security’ category select the Security and Maintenance option. Check the error messages under the sub-menu. If there are no issues, click the ‘Turn on now’ to enable the Firewall.
  2. Windows Security Updates – Under the ‘Windows Home’ or ‘System and Security’ click the Windows Update menu. Select ‘check for updates’ tag on the next screen. The Windows starts to check for the available updates.
  3. In Windows 10, the updates are automatically installed. In Windows 8, manually select the ‘Install Updates’ option. Open the ‘Windows Defender’. Click Virus & threat protection. Select ‘Advanced scan’ option. The threats are automatically detected and rectified by the defender.
  4. Anti-virus software – Download an anti-virus software from a trusted provider. Install and launch the software. Select ‘Full Scan’ option in the software’s menu. Customize the settings in the software to automatically scan the system at regular intervals.

 Using HP Support Assistant (Windows 10, 8, 7)

Download and Install the HP Support Assistant. Adjust the default settings and click ‘Next’. In the next Window, fill the required boxes as per your requirements. Create the HP passport profile to access through the HP official site – contact the HP support, stay up-to-date with the latest software, warranty of the products and much more. You can also troubleshoot the laptop’s issues by referring the information provided in the site.

 Backing Up Your Files (Windows 10, 8)

Connect the external hard drive to the notebook. Open the Backup settings from the system’s menu. Turn On ‘Automatically back up my file’ and adjust the settings. To back up immediately, select Back up now. You can eliminate some contents from back up. Add them under Exclude these folders. Right click the Back up menu. From the drop-down, set the frequency of backups and also the number of days – how long should Windows keep the files.

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