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    HP EliteDesk 800

    We are usually a Dell only shop but pricing is gating a bit steep. Anybody use the above, any good/bad ?
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    Yeap, we use them and they are great, quiet, quick and small with vPro. We have a bunch of them and have had no issues with them. We are running Windows 8.11 but they were 7 when shipped so should run both, I'd put 8 on though as I love the 5 second cold boot time.

    We standardised on their predecessor the Elite 8000 through 8300 series and they (largely the same hardware) have been great also. I think we have had one or two stuffed PSUs over a hundred or so machines in four years and that's about it.

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    many thanks Synack

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    Hi Network,

    Yeah, I've sold stacks of these to schools & companies and I've never had any complaints.

    Good, reliable kit and can be a very good price!

    Luke

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    Never used that model though with HP you're usually safe! (He says with a room full of HP server that have never died )

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    The HP Elites - and the DC7xxx range that preceded them - have always been supoer machines. Great reliability and great warranty. Good combination.

    It's why 70% of all the refurb desktops we sell are currently HP

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    I'v got some from a sibling range and are very good, that good I've ordered them across europe and asia

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    They look nice, like the others we had the 8000 elite including 40 usdt versions in one room and elsewhere we had 7xxx range as well.

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    Hello, all..

    Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but for those who have these 800s...

    Have any of you seen this issue?

    We have a few which randomly don't boot from hard drive - prompts for a system disk - first thing in the morning.
    (You can recreate it by leaving the PC switched off for 5 mins or so)

    On a "first of the day" switch on, if I hit F9 to show the boot order menu, neither the HD or the CD show up as available options.
    Likewise, if I go into F10 and select the boot order, they don't show up.
    If I power down and back up, it works.

    HP support were none the wiser, and suggested a replacement hard drive - which I requested 1 of to see if it makes any odds.

    Has anyone experience this?

    Oh, and if it helps, we have:

    Boot order:
    UEFI - disabled
    Legacy - enabled
    1 = NIC (for PXE)
    2 = HD
    3 = CD
    4 = USB

    Any help gratefully received!
    Gerard

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    We boot ours from EFI native as we are running W8. Things I would try if you have not already are BIOS update and IME/vPro update as this can easily get in the way.

    Have not had these issues with the hp 800 or their predecessors did have a similar issue with a bit of Lenovo rubbish, the only fix there was a new motherboard. If the firmware updates don't fix it I would try EFI hybrid or native if you can (W7 can manage at a push) and if that does not work push for new motherboards.



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