When I got my Spectre x360 back in 2016, I booted it into the Windows 10 it came with, played a bit around and then decided to put Linux on it. So I took a backup of all partitions, repartitioned the whole SSD and went on with Linux. Of course, I found a way to install BIOS updates which I regularly did.
Now came the time to sell the machine so I restored my backup to have to original state from back then. To give the buyer a better experience, I wanted to restore it to its factory state using the now restored recovery partition. The recovery process started up just fine and prepared the main partition and started doing things ... until it failed with a strange error message. Trying it over and over again, it always failed at the same step after completely installing the Windows operating system, not very far into installing the OEM software.
Continue reading "Fix stock recovery of HP Spectre x360 laptop"
The LED in the mute key doesn't work out of the box. To enable it, add a file
Continue reading "hp Spectre x360 Mute LED"
with the following contents:
To get an idea about the current status of your batteries, there are a few apps available:
Continue reading "HP 50g battery status"
The original firmware in the HP 50g emulates a Saturn CPU
like the HP 48 and HP 49 had. However, the built-in ARM920T
processor has more power than the Saturn.
Continue reading "HP 50g alternative firmware"
The default key debouncing wait time in the HP 50g is very long so that it misses lots of
keypresses when typing fast. E.g. when typing
Continue reading "HP 50g and missed keypresses"
500 the calculator only registers
behaviour is controlled by the
BIOS updates are actually done via the hidden
Continue reading "hp Spectre x360 BIOS Update"
HP_TOOLS service partition which
you can get to by pressing F2 after switching on the notebook or from
the Startup Menu. The update you download from the hp service page merely
copies the new BIOS files to that partition.