Initial computer configuration and deployment
The computer includes a preinstalled system software image. After a brief software unbundling process,
the computer is ready to use.
If you prefer to replace the preinstalled software image with a customized set of system and application
software, several methods are available for deploying a customized software image, including:
Installing additional software applications after unbundling the preinstalled software image
Using a disk cloning process to copy the contents from one hard disk drive to another
The HP Recovery Manager DVDs, ROM-based setup, and ACPI hardware provide further assistance
with recovery of system software, configuration management and troubleshooting, and power
Support for specific features described in this guide can vary by model and software version.
The best deployment method depends on the information technology environment and processes.
Installing a remote system
Remote system installation enables starting and setting up the computer using software and
configuration information on a network server. This feature is usually used as a system setup and
configuration tool and can be used for the following tasks:
Deploying a software image on new PCs
Formatting a hard disk drive
Installing application software or drivers
Updating the operating system, application software, or drivers
To initiate a remote system installation, press
lower right corner of the HP logo screen. Follow the onscreen instructions to continue the installation
process. The default boot order is a BIOS configuration setting that can be changed to always attempt
a PXE boot.
when F12=Network Service Boot appears in the