2008 HP Business Notebook PC F10 Setup Overview Table of Contents: Background ......................2 Supported Models..................2 EFI BIOS Features..................3 F10 Setup ....................3 BIOS Users/Passwords, and One Step Log-On ...........10 Password Setup (with/with-out HP ProtectTools) ..........11 HP Client Management Interface ................11 Anomalies......................13 Q &...
Background HP provides customers unique value through HP--developed BIOS. HP BIOS enables customers to experience innovations such as HP ProtectTools, HP Wireless Assistant, and HP QuickLook. The enhanced security and functionality of these applications is possible only through tight integration with BIOS that HP provides.
EFI BIOS Features SD boot capability • New HP business notebook models are now capable of booting off of Secure Digital cards inserted in the internal reader Change/View/Hide BIOS settings • Administrators can select the access to F10 Setup options for standard user Multi-User support •...
Table 1. Key features for F10 Setup on select 2008 HP business notebook PCs Options (Default in Bold where Feature Function applicable) FILE MENU System Information Provides key system information, such as serial number, model number, CPU type, and memory configuration.
Table 1. (Continued) Key features for F10 Setup on select 2008 HP business notebook PCs Options (Default in Bold where Feature Function applicable) SECURITY MENU Password Policy (Cont.) At least one upper case Allows administrator to require at Yes/No character required least one upper case character, such as A, B, C or D for an F10 power on password.
Table 1. (Continued) Key features for F10 Setup on select 2008 HP business notebook PCs Options (Default in Bold where Feature Function applicable) SECURITY MENU TPM Embedded Security Embedded Security Device Exposes the integrated TPM module. Available/Hidden Availability Embedded Security Device Enables the integrated TPM module.
Table 1. (Continued) Key features for F10 Setup on select 2008 HP business notebook PCs Options (Default in Bold where Feature Function applicable) SYSTEM CONFIGURATION MENU Boot Options Startup Menu Delay (Sec.) Amount of time the Startup Menu will 0-35 seconds in increments of be displayed during POST.
Table 1. (Continued) Key features for F10 Setup on select 2008 HP business notebook PCs Options (Default in Bold where Feature Function applicable) SYSTEM CONFIGURATION MENU Device Configurations (Cont.) Secondary Battery Fast Switches charging to secondary Enabled/Disabled Charge battery when primary battery is 90% charged to optimize charge cycle. HP QuickLook Info button access to HP QuickLook.
Table 1. (Continued) Key features for F10 Setup on select 2008 HP business notebook PCs Options (Default in Bold where Feature Function applicable) SYSTEM CONFIGURATION MENU Active Management Technology (AMT) Options (Displayed on Intel notebooks) Firmware Verbosity Display AMT text during POST. Enabled/Disabled AMT Setup Prompt Prompts for AMT setup during POST.
BIOS Users/Passwords, and One Step Log-On There are currently three types of BIOS users: BIOS Administrator BIOS administrator is created in F10 and includes the following privileges: • Manage other BIOS users Full access to F10 BIOS policy and settings •...
HP business notebooks support the following authentication factors at boot-up: Password • Fingerprint reader (integrated on most business notebooks) • • Smart card For more information, visit www.hp.com/products/security Password Setup (with/with-out HP ProtectTools) Setting up BIOS preboot authentication without HP ProtectTools (Power On Password) Prior to 2008 business notebook platforms utilized the Power On Password to enable BIOS preboot authentication.
HP Client Management Interface used in conjunction with system management software can: • Request in-depth client inventory information — Capture detailed information about the processors, hard drives, memory, BIOS, drivers, including sensor information (such as fan speed, voltage, and temperature) •...
Anomalies Anomaly: DriveLock passwords cannot be configured remotely. Systems Affected: All 2008 s, b, p and w business notebook and tablet models. Resolution: HP supports DriveLock Master and User password configuration through F10 Setup, which requires manual configuration. Configuration through a software utility or manageability console has been considered, but represents a high risk for our customers, which could result in a denial of service attack locking users out of the data on their drives.
Q & A What is SATA? SATA refers to Serial ATA, which is a storage interface bus used by desktop and laptop manufacturers for connecting mass storage devices to the PC’s motherboard. SATA replaces earlier bus adapter versions of known as ATA and the Parallel ATA (PATA.) F10 control of this feature under System Configuration Menu permits the choice of: Serial ATA (SATA) Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) mode,...
HP_TOOLS partition refer to the HP Business Notebook Computer EFI Guidelines white paper on HP.com. Can I still access F10 Setup without the HP_TOOLS partition? Yes, although a basic user interface will be displayed. QuickLook 2 and System Diagnostics will no longer function. Will F10 Setup work with a mouse? No, F10 Setup only supports integrated pointing devices.
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